Amid The Grand Jester's Festival, the travelers partake and bear witness to a deadly tournament.
Despite the announcement that of 32 entrants to the tournament, only 3 would survive, many travelers eagerly awaited their opportunity to enter and fight for the glory that it could bring them.
In order to adequately divine which fighters would be permitted entrance to the tournament, they would compete in several feats to determine who among them was most worthy for the honor.
For their winning performance in prior combats, both Bald Burner and The Chosen Bald were permitted entry as premiere guests to the tournament.
Many eagerly awaited their inevitable clash.
Those who were able to rouse others with a most glorious tale of their greatest battle were granted entry so that their stories could continue or find punctuation through the bloodshed of the tournament.
Two of the brave individuals who survived the Cavern of Lost Souls were invited to join;
In recognition of their fervent collection of Tokens of Concord, four were optioned to fight:
- 32 brave warriors enter the tournament, only 3 can walk away alive
- First round, of 32 the Bald Burner falls to Chen and De Cript It falls to Crescentius in a double feature of upset for Deteriti & Chaos, but the Crow celebrates victory as the Faceless Durge killes [Elise] in the first round.
- Second round, of 16 Bobbert is slayed by Zorgot
- Third round, of 8 Azgthoth is taken out by Faceless Durge, Albast defeated by the unstoppable Chen, Helena's fury comes to end at the hands of Malark and Zorgot who defeated Bobbert wipes the floor with Eractys of Destro
- Semi Finals, round of 4 the Faceless Durge is knocked out by Chen, Zorgot knocked out by Malark.
- Finals, round of 4 Zorgot kills Faceless Durge and secures Third Place while Chen knocks out Malark to take the Championship.
- A new Burner emerged during the Tournament to take up the mantle after the original Bald Burner had fallen.
- With a glorious entrance, this new burner sacrifices 8 bald souls to the flame.
- Following the end of the Festival Tournament the Dark Blade Guild hosts a ceremony to make their presence known and reflect on the recent Tournament & burn a traveler in celebration.
- During the Ceremony Chen fires an arrow into the crowd to catch the Dark Blade's attention. Chen walks into the crowd, tosses the golden ticket he won as well as the Crow's Talon of the fallen crow (Faceless Durge).
- Dark Blades hold another Ceremony, this time welcoming Chen officially into their ranks.
- Chen steps forward, removes his mask and puts on the Shroud
- The travelers who solved the puzzles of the shrine receive Yuria's 8 seals and are told to burn only the 5 needed to open the gated entrance to Mount Turlo.
- Josiah, Merlin, Twins, Her Silence, and Rollinturn their five seals into ash. The remaining three take on a new form and become a Molten Talisman