The Bright Fire Baron’s Gauntlet Round Robin for New Haven!
In honor of Beltane, the Arena is pleased to announce a one-night only Bright Fire Barons’ Gauntlet in order to determine who should fill the recently retired title of New Haven!
On May 7, 2020 at 8pm, any challenger interested in becoming the new Baron of New Haven will have the rare opportunity to pursue the title. Each challenger will face a gauntlet of three current titleholders! Challengers must win at least two of the three fights to be in the running for the title.
The barony is open to all active duelers who are not currently titleholders. To be eligible, potential challengers need only be currently active on the standings and not of the rank of Baron or Overlord. Duelers interested in challenging should sign-up by responding here in the event thread.
Any titleholder interested in defending the title may do so. Barons should sign-up their interest in being a defender by responding here in the event thread.
Sign-ups will close on Wednesday, May 5th at midnight ET. If there are more than three defenders, the challenger gauntlets will be randomly chosen, with the goal of ensuring that every volunteering titleholder gets a chance to help defend the title. If there are more challengers than defenders, defenders may be asked to fight more than once. If there are insufficient defenders, Arena staff may provide additional assistance.
A schedule will be posted before the night of the event so each challenger and defender will know in advance who they will be facing and in what order.
The title will be awarded to any challenger who wins all three of their fights! If there are two challengers who go 3-0, they will face each other in a duel-off for the title. If there are more than two, the top two PFPA* scores will face-off.
If only 2-1 challengers are left standing at the end of the night, they are still in the running for the ring! The winning titleholder will then be the challenger with the best PFPA record.
If there is only a single challenger signed up to attempt the gauntlet, then the challenger must still be successful (at least two wins) to win the title. If they fail, the barony will remain vacant and future plans for the title will be announced.
*PFPA is the sum of points scored for the challenger minus the sum of points scored against the challenger, divided by the number of duels fought.
The event will be held on the historic grounds of the famed New Haven landmark, the Gateway to the Wilds. This historic lodge gained its reputation as a staging area for trekkers about to plunge into the depths of The Wilds! The grand lobby with its vaulted ceilings and ample rustic seating is lined with photographs and paintings of adventurers captured just before setting out---some who never returned. According to legend, Aleta Grimsnatch wrote her acclaimed memoirs, Legends of the Rhydinian Wilds from the lodge’s upper balcony.
On the night of the event, the grassy back of the lodge will be lined and lit only with torchlight. Rings have been set-up for all the fighters participating in the gauntlet, while great spectating views can be found on the porch and balcony of the historic lodge where comfortable seating including tables and chairs as well as cushioned loveseats and armchairs abound.
Food and drink will be on hand for those participating and those just coming to enjoy the Bright Fires of the Barons’ Gauntlet!
(( Sign-ups for this event are now open! Because of the unique nature of this event, no late-entries or walk-ons will be allowed. Sign-ups will close on Wednesday, May 5th at midnight ET. We ask everyone to try to arrive five minutes in advance the night of the event. Any questions may be directed to DoS staff. We look forward to seeing you there! ))