Three brothers are representing the Order of the Summoners in the Coldforge Gauntlet, a trial held every year for the city’s most accomplished. It is often used as a proving ground for mercenary companies, nobility looking for bodyguards, and those with coin looking for adventurers able to complete difficult assignments. The 1,000 gold piece prize for winning draws many as well.
The first round, everyone faces off against some sort of foe meant to weed out the weak.
The second round occurs five minutes later where you will face off against a previous victor.
The third round you face off against another hopeful set of three adventurers.
There have been accidents before, but there are clerics on hand to ensure the combats are non-lethal.