[H/A-RP] The Fourth Grand World Tournament 🏆 [July 5th-9th]]

The Fourth Grand World Tournament

The Grand World Tournament returns on the 5th to 9th of July 2023. We’ll be back at the Argent Tournament! Read on to find out more about the games, shows, lectures and more!

Date: 5th July - 9th July 2023
Daily Start Time: 20:00
Location: Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown

Details

Schedule
Day 1 (5th July)

20:00 - Argent Pavilion: Welcome and opening ceremony
20:45 - Ranged Target Area: Evocation Contest
All evening: Market, Lectures, Open Classes and Shows

Day 2 (6th July)

20:00 - Argent Pavilion: Announcements and information
20:30 - Ranged Target Area: Archery Contest
All evening: Market, Lectures, Open Classes and Shows

Day 3 (7th July)

20:00 - Argent Pavilion: Announcements and information
20:30 - Champion’s Ring: Traditional Joust
All evening: Market, Lectures, Open Classes and Shows

Day 4 (8th July)

20:00 - Argent Pavilion: Announcements and information
20:30 - All Arenas: Duels
All evening: Market, Lectures, Open Classes and Shows

Day 5 (9th July)

20:00 - Argent Pavilion: Announcements and information
20:30 - Champion’s Ring: Argent Joust
23:00 - Coliseum: Closing Ceremony
All evening: Market, Lectures, Open Classes and Shows

Map

https://i.imgur.com/iBx1Xoz.png

Trading

Like many great festivals and tournaments before, There will be a market space surrounding the Coliseum for traders of all shapes and sizes to peddle their wares! Sign-ups are not required, but contact the organiser if you wish to be listed in the “Visiting Traders” section.

Traders are welcome to use any of the existing in-game stands, but are advised to stay relatively close to daily events to help people find you more easily! Spaces will be allocated first-come first-served unless a specific space is required by the organisers.

Visiting Traders

  • Beans, the Pet rock vendor will be on hand!
  • ASAP Salvaged goods and rarities will be visiting!
  • Brilliant Bijous & Gilded Gadgets will be trading!
  • Rainblossom Brewhouse’s famous food and drink will be available!
  • TK Studios’ famous fashion will be available at the market!
  • Jadeleaf Vineyards will be selling their Pandaren wines!
  • The Wandering Lampost will be offering drinks and food!
  • The Solstice Bazaar will be trading at the grounds!
  • The staff of the Legerdemain Lounge will be on hand with drinks!
  • The Hummingbird Emporium’s goods will be available at the games!
  • The Treasure Chest’s Kaldorei street food will be available!
  • Silver’s Oddities wide array of goods will be at the market!
  • Morod Ales - Beers that reflect the many flavors of Khaz Modan, made in Kragfoot Breweries will be available!
Teaching

The tournament isn’t just about proving your skill or selling wares, it’s also a chance to develop one’s skills, share your knowledge, or even debate a topic with people you may have never had the chance to speak to before.

Those who wish to lead talks or classes, there will be opportunities to do so all week. Please let the organisers know and we will work with you to schedule your talk the best we can do!

Unless specified, these will take place at the stage.

Current Lectures

  • Wednesday 5th July 21:00: The Cathedral Chapter offers a short interactive sermon followed by personal blessings and gifts for tournament participants
  • Thursday 6th July 20:15: Lady Dairin Soltalon leads a lecture on the training and raising of Horses.
  • Thursday 6th July 21:30: Chronicler Meng Jo invites us to relive the most pivotal events in the long history of the Argent Crusade, from its creation to the loss of a champion at the hands of the Burning Legion.
  • Friday 7th July 20:00: The Poetry Appreciation Society has it’s monthly meeting at the tournament!
  • Friday 7th July TBD (After Poetry Society): The Eternal Association invites any and all to freely partake in traditional elven foods from across eras and cultures, to learn and discuss that in spite of their differences, elves are not so dissimilar after all!
Stage Shows

Grand Tournaments should be fun! A time for people to show off their talents, whatever they may be! The stage near the Jousting Grounds will remain open all week for performers who wish to use it to show off their talents! If you wish to be advertised for a scheduled performance time ahead of the event, please contact the organisers!

List of shows

  • Saturday 8th July, 20:30: Derenly Winterdawn Concert
Travel

Those wishing to travel to the event who require more information should contact the provided list of contacts, and be aware teleportation services will be offered by the Kirin Tor from major cities, to allow any and all to partake in the merriment. They will also provide a return path at the end of the festivities.

Day by Day Events

Opening Ceremony

After the announcements and opening speech on the first day, the competitors and their clans, guilds, orders etcetera will have a chance to parade through the tournament grounds bearing their colours, then place them at the the main gates to the coliseum, where they will fly all week.

Please bring a banner or flag of your group if you wish to take part. You will be asked to place these at the gates of the Coliseum before they are officially opened for the tournament!

First Day Events

Evocation Contest

Location: Ranged Target Area
Start time: 20:45
Officials: Zyretha Snowdawn (Zyretha) (H) / (OOC Raid Lead: Auxélie) (A)

This competition revolves around control and precision: the goal is to score as many points by passing your spellcast through smaller and smaller rings, with each ring you manage to pass through unbroken before hitting the target gaining you a point!

All competing casters are divided into groups, and when called upon, will cast three spells at the targets: the top scoring casters of each group advance to the next round, with ties decided by tiebreaker spells. After several rounds, only top notch evokers will remain, who will be given prizes and crowned the winners!

Any spell school may be used so long as the casting is safe and controlled.

Second Day Events

Archery Competition

Location: Ranged Target Area
Start time: 20:30
Officials: Phaenette Starquill (Starquill) (H) / (OOC Raid Lead: ) (A)

This competition revolves around accuracy and finesse: the goal is to score as many points as you can during each arrow volley; the closer to the center of the target, the higher your points!

All competing archers are divided into groups, and when called upon, shoot three arrows at the target: the top scoring archers of each group advance to the next round, with ties decided by tiebreaker volleys. After several rounds, only three excellent archers will remain, who will be given prizes and crowned the winners!

You will also be provided with a high quality bow and arrows for this event to ensure fair and optimal competition. (You may keep the bow afterwards)

Third Day Events

Traditional Joust

Location: Champion’s Ring
Start time: 20:30
Officials: Kalthoren Snowdawn (Kalthorén) (H) / Darius Agrovane (Agrovane) (A) / Brimaz Bronzeforge (Bronzeforge) (A)

This traditional, straight line joust is a single elimination tournament that will comprise of a best of three lances, or first dismount to be declared the winner. Whomever lands the greatest strikes or unseat their foe first will advance!

Each participant will tilt towards the other three times, and attempt to land and break their lance upon their foe. Depending on whether the lance lands, points will be allocated accordingly. The knight who has the most points after three passes will claim victory and proceed to the next round! The points are allocated as such:

A lance broken upon the arms, shield or legs: 1 point
A lance broken upon the torso: 2 points
A lance shattered upon the helmet: 3 points
Dismounting the opponent: Victory regardless of which pass

Lances will be provided for the event by the organisation team in Argent, Horde and Alliance colour schemes. You must wear head protection, but plenty will be freely available in all sizes.

Fourth Day Events

Single Combat Duels

Location: All Arenas, Initial meeting at Argent Pavilion
Start time: 20:30
Officials: Kalthoren Snowdawn (Kalthorén) (H) / Dairin Soltalon (Dairìn) (H) / Izyra Cinderspear (Izyra) (H) / Darius Agrovane (A) / Zerphan Bladeguard (Bladesmasher) (A) / Brimaz Bronzeforge (Bronzeforge) (A)

In this contest, every competitor will be entered into a single elimination bracket to find the greatest traditional combatant at the tournament! A winner will be decided with whichever opponent lands three strikes on their foe first.

Competitors may use any weapons or armour of their choosing, but may not use magic of any form, including enchantments. Kirin Tor Magi will be checking each competitor’s equipment to ensure they are not cheating before they engage in their bouts. For those without access to non-magical weapons or weapons that cannot be made safe or dulled, there will be a plentiful stock of sparring weapons on hand.

Strikes to the head, neck and groin are banned. The use of foreign objects or projectiles of any kind is banned. Any banned actions will result in a disqualification from the event and the other competitor being treated as winning three strikes to zero.

To help with organisation, a small badge will be provided to every competitor that will change colour based on the arena they need to report to for their upcoming bout. (OOC Note: This is an explanation for some OOC organisation we need to do. During the earlier rounds of the event we will have multiple active groups with different leaders to reduce spam. Please join the group of whomever invites you and go directly to them!)

Final Day Events

The Argent Joust

Location: Champion’s Ring
Start time: 20:45
Officials: Kalthoren Snowdawn (Kalthorén) (H) / Zerphan Bladeguard (Bládesmasher) (H) / Brimaz Bronzeforge (Bronzeforge) (A)

The other competition of the day, in the Champion’s Ring, is an Argent Joust. This is a single elimination tournament using the Argent Crusade’s jousting rules wherein each competitor starts from pre-assigned marks. The first to dismount their opponent in a duel will be the winner!

Lances and pilums will be provided for the event by the organisation team in Argent, Horde and Alliance colour schemes.

OOC Game Rules

Arriving Late

If you arrive late to any of the games, it is at judges’ discretion to either attempt to wait for you by moving your bout or participation later into the round or disqualify you from that contest. The maximum any judge will wait is 10 out of character minutes for you.

If you are late to round 1 of any event where the event is full, you will be replaced with a member of the waiting list. Make sure to arrive slightly early, even just to be present online!

Judges’ ruling on your lateness is final and not up for discussion.

Duels

Duels will be a D20 roll-off between attacker and defender to decide who goes first.The players will then take alternating turns of attacking and defending until 3 hits have been scored by a competitor. Rolling a greater attack roll than the defender’s defence roll will cause 1 hit. If a roll is tied. Re-roll, discarding the previous result.

An attacker rolling a 20, or a defender rolling a 1 causes the attacker to gain 1 additional hit scored. E.g. on a roll of 20 to a defence roll of 5, The attacker gains 2 hits on the defender. In the case of the defender rolling 1 and attacker 20, the bout will immediately end with the defender taking 3 hits.

An attacker rolling 1 or a defender rolling 20 will allow the defender an out of sequence attack as part of their defence emote, giving the defender an additional hit scored. E.g. if the attacker rolls 1 and the defender makes a defence roll of 5, the attacker takes a hit, then the bout continues as normal. If the defender rolls 20 and the attacker rolls 1, the attacker takes 2 hits, then the bout continues as normal.

From the 5th round onwards of attacking and defending for each competitor, defenders will start to show fatigue, and their defence rolls will be reduced by 2, increasing with each round that the fight continues by a further 2. This is to ensure single bouts don’t last too long.

E.g. on the 5th attack roll the player going first makes, the defender after their roll should subtract 2 from the roll, on the 6th, subtract 4. If this value reduces your roll to 1 or below, you count as rolling a 1. You must roll and manually subtract the modifier as a result. Note this means you cannot roll a 20 to get an out of sequence attack on defence once fatigue is active as you must subtract from the number and the result would no longer be 20.

Due to the number of competitors, this will take place across multiple arenas, each of which has clear in-game boundaries. Don’t emote a head, neck or groin blow, use of a foreign object, magical ability or projectile weapon unless you expect to be disqualified. We will be forced to for in character reasons disqualify you and score the bout three hits to zero your opponent.

Traditional Joust

Each person will roll out of 20 as they pass each other, following the margins below to determine how well it lands. Should both end up on the same points after three tilts, then both players should roll to represent a coin flip. The highest roll will win the flip. Should both dismount the other at once, the one with the highest prior points wins, else if they are the same, then both players should roll to represent a coin flip. The highest roll will win the flip.

1-5: A miss, your lance fails to make contact (0 points)
6-10: A hit, your lance breaks upon the legs, arms or shield (1 point)
11-15: A hit, your lance breaks upon the torso (2 points)
16-19: A hit, your lance breaks upon the helmet (3 points)
20: A dismount, you immediately win your tilt (Instant win the match)

Your mount should be a ground mount that is appropriate for jousting. Good examples are racial mounts or variants of them. Bad examples would be a shredder or Infernal. If you’re unsure, contact an organiser in advance or send a whisper to the judges at the start of the event. Your character must also wear some kind of head protection for IC safety reasons. You can get some to use for free IC from the event.

Evocation

A /roll will be used when you are called up to determine how many spells your rings passes through

1: Miss (0 points)
2-20: Largest ring, 1 point
21-40: Second ring, 2 points
41-60: Third ring, 3 points
61-80: Fourth ring, 4 points
81-99: Smallest ring 5 points
100: Dead centre of final target, 6 points

You will stand at the red line, and cast toward the Ranged Targets shown in the screenshot. Highest scores from each heat will advance to further rounds.
https://i.imgur.com/FwriO0O.jpg

Archery

A /roll will be used when you are called up to determine where you hit your target.

1: Miss (0 points)
2-20: Outer ring, 1 point
21-40: Second ring, 2 points
41-60: Third ring, 3 points
61-80: Fourth Ring, 4 points
81-99: Bullseye, 5 points
100: Dead centre Bullseye, 6 points

You will stand at the red line, and shoot toward the Ranged Targets shown in the screenshot. IC you will be provided with a standard, good quality bow to ensure fairness and prevent use of enchantments or other special features of a weapon. Highest scores from each heat will advance to further rounds.
https://i.imgur.com/FwriO0O.jpg

Argent Joust

You will be set a raid floor marker to start from, and allowed to get three stacks of shield before the bout begins, then should on confirmation both are ready, use the mount’s Duel ability. First to be dismounted is the loser.

To take part in this, you must have access to a lance and mount vehicle. This requires completion of the initial quest “The Argent Tournament” from Justicar Mariel Trueheart. You may then acquire a lance from a rack within your faction pavilion and access a mount just outside your pavilion, or just inside Trial of the Champion for a neutral appearance lance.

You must remain in the main jousting arena at all times. Straying outside will draw a disqualification from the judges.

OOC Details

Helping With The Games

We’re looking for some passionate and excited people to make that come true. If you’re excited about working on the event or learning to pick the skills to run an event like it up from our experienced team, keep reading!
What will this entail?

  • DMing for large numbers of players
  • Working with a team of DMs to deliver the games
  • Rapid conflict resolution
  • Using the CrossRP addon
  • Working across factions
  • Availability on at least one of the event days
  • Google Sheets use
  • Putting on an amazing show for a crowd!

The community has decreased in size over the years since we started these events. We want to make sure they remain a highlight of people’s year, so willingness to learn and dedication of your time will be crucial to ensure everyone involved has a great time. We’re being selective to ensure the most passionate people join our effort to set up an exciting and memorable event for the whole realm to enjoy. Those interested in this role should send a discord message to the provided contact

OOC Information and Important Reading

Don’t disrupt ongoing events: While this event is often very large, it’s run by a small team who don’t have the time to resolve individual drama. We have to focus on providing for the majority of attendees first. The organisers will treat you as having been removed immediately by guards and move on in the event of disruption to the event.

No fighting in the grounds: This is Argent, aka neutral ground and a major event. Guard presence will be treated as highly active, even if the player number of available guards may be limited. Anyone starting unsanctioned fights or other noticed criminal activity will be treated as removed by guards by the event organisers so we can focus on delivering the event.

Pay attention to time and place yells: You should always be able to refer to this page, however the event may have to make changes on the fly when things go wrong. We’ll do our best to broadcast, but make sure you’re paying attention.

Try out the Listener addon: This will help you pick your name out, or when the target sends a message in chat, Very helpful for competitors and traders alike to get information to you!

You MUST use the CrossRP addon: This is so the judges can see rolls cross-faction and facilitate OOC communication. If you don’t have it, you can’t take part in the games that require /roll to be used.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are there no modifiers for the rolling events?: We want the event to be as accessible and easy to follow for as many people as possible. We also tend to see people pick the highest ones anyway, which negate each other. If you need to explain any issues your character may have, remember you’re on a freezing cold glacier, warmed only by magic and whatever gear you have!

Do you think the Argent Tournament grounds are safe for this event In Character?: As seen in the aftermath of the Shadowlands prepatch, the Argent Tournament grounds are secured by the forces of the Argent Crusade. This fact, along with the aftermath of Shadowlands, made us consider the Argent Grounds to be safe territory. We ask everyone that wishes to attend to take this into account.

Will there be an In-Game community to enable cross-faction grouping?: Yes. Link will be added nearer the time.

Is there a discord server?: No, there will be no public discord server. We have no desire to manage a discord server and the event due to the public nature of the event.

How do I sign up in advance to events?: Contact the provided discord account with a direct message, or reply to the forum thread.

Are there in or out of character attendance/participation costs?: No. The prizes will also take the form of medals, trophies, and other roleplaying based rewards, not gold or items as a result.

Can I reserve space for Trading?: We would prefer people use the trading spaces that are not being used for the games on each day on a first come, first served basis. In some rare cases for required services the organisers may place some specific traders in advance.

How do I sign up to give a class or perform?: Please contact the provided discord account to organise this. We will then add it to the relevant pages.

Will we be able to track the tournament organisation somewhere?: Provided with the events are the judges in-game and in character names, as well as links to the brackets where we are able to provide.

Can I sign up other people to the games on their behalf?: In the interest of making sure everyone has a fair opportunity to sign up to the games they want to take part in, we will not be allowing people to sign anyone other than themselves up for a game.

Weren’t there more spaces in the games last time?: We’re being responsive this time. We’ll start with 16, if demand is high enough, we’ll expand to 32. Otherwise we’ll be keeping reserve to account for people being unable to make it.

Contacts

OOC Contacts

  • Korí (Alliance)
  • Zyretha (Horde)
  • tcgonbikes (Discord)

IC Contacts

  • Zyretha Snowdawn

In-game community for cross-faction grouping for competitors
https://worldofwarcraft.blizzard.com/en-gb/invite/qgwbgXoTxy7?region=EU&faction=Horde

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Sign Up Information

As per our FAQ, please only sign up to events as an individual. Signing up on behalf of a friend, group or guild will not be accepted. Signing up should be in the following format as a reply to this thread or via a direct message to the discord account in the main post:

IC Name:
OOC Name:
OOC Faction:
Events Signed Up For:
(Optional) Trader Listing Name:

All events have a limited sign up capacity to ensure we can properly handle all the participants. These may fluctuate with increased staffing availability. Current capacities are as follows:

Game Number of Sign Ups Waitlist Capacity
Evocation 16 0 16
Archery 16 3 16
Traditional Joust 16 8 16
Single Combat Duels 32 6 32
Argent Joust 12 0 16

If an event goes over capacity, a wait list will be used on a first come, first served basis for replacements for those who do not make it in time on the day.

The wait list for duels is in effect as we have reached a maximum capacity.

The wait list for Archery, Evocation and Traditional Joust is in effect - If we reach enough interest and can staff the event reliably we will expand the spaces available in these competitions.

You can sign up to as many events as you like.

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I’ve been looking forward to this.jpeg

IC Name: Beatrix ‘Beans’ Silverbolt
OOC Name: Beans
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Duels, Traditional joust, Argent joust
Trader Listing Name: Pet rock vendor

Looking forward to the hustle and bustle at the tournament grounds once more.

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IC Name: Sir Elric
OOC Name: Tern
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Duels, Argent Jousting

Lets gooooooo

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My anticipation grows! It’s good to attend my second grand tourney, sign me up!

IC Name: Bolf Anvilhearth
OOC Name: Bolfy
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Duels

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Yesss! Get hyped! Its tournament time!

IC Name: Malyan Nightseeker
OOC Name: Malyan
OOC Faction: Horde
Events Signed Up For: Duels

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Looks cool!

IC Name: Arlayse d’Etienne
OOC Name: Spellsteal
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Evocation

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IC Name: Director Jeremy S. Lochton
OOC Name: Lochton
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Archery
(Optional) Trader Listing Name: ASAP Salvaged goods and rarities.

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Wooo, was waiting for it since… pretty much since the last time it ended! :smiley:

IC Name: Tramur Stonestrike
OOC Name: Trâmur
OOC Faction: Horde
Events Signed Up For: Duels, Evocation

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Yeah, let’s go!

IC Name: Sif Snowforge
OOC Name: Snowforge
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Archery

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LET’S GOOOO

IC Name: Dun’canduil Sunpiercer
OOC Name: Pìerce
OOC Faction: Horde
Events Signed Up For: Archery, Traditional Joust

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Might give this a crack this time! :hammer:

IC Name: Thane Throrgar Stormheart
OOC Name: Throrgàr
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Duels

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Yeeees, time to break out the tiltyard harness!

IC Name: Sir Eadwald Kragfoot
OOC Name: Kragfoot
OOC Faction: Alliance.

Events signed up for: Duels, Traditional Joust, Argent Joust

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IC Name: Sir Gavin the Gallant
OOC Name: Gallant
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Traditional Joust, Argent Joust

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You BET I’m coming to this as well! It’s thanks to this that the BB & GG (This girl’s shop) even exists!

IC Name: Artificer S’thaliel
OOC Name: Sthaliel
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Duels
Trader Listing Name: Brilliant Bijous & Gilded Gadgets*

*My Discord DMs are open if you want a catalogue link! (Cowworth#4949)

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IC Name: Dame Mildred Fairbanks
OOC Name: Millydred
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Traditional Joust, Duels

HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE

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IC Name: Vedir Ironheart
OOC Name: Veðir
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Duels

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IC Name: Verenne Sunthistle
OOC Name: Verenne
OOC Faction: Alliance
Events Signed Up For: Evocation, Traditional Joust, Single Combat Duels

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IC Name: Lissera
OOC Name: Lissera
OOC Faction: Horde
Events Signed Up For: Archery

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Hi everyone - Thank you for the enormous initial interest. While we sort out staffing and ensuring there’ll be enough interest for us to expand, Duels will be moving to wait list until we can confirm we’ve got enough interest and staff to comfortably expand it. If you wish to help the event run smoothly, Please get in touch with the attached contacts. You can still sign up, but will be added to the waiting list until further notice.

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