Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Why I Want to Go-Tournaments of Artemis: Ladies Still Goin' In

by Lani "Gwen" Jones

This Saturday I hope you’ll join me at Tournaments of Artemis. This event, for those of you who may be unfamiliar, is a special event that celebrates and encourages women fighters of the Realms on behalf of the Huntress Guild. Each team, led by a huntress, will have the opportunity to fight in new and exciting tournaments and test their martial prowess as well as their ability to strategize and lead. No team yet? No problem! Anyone can reach out to First Lieutenant Shader of the Huntress Guild now to see if there are teams still looking for supporters, or you can show up and be added to a team the day of the event. Want to come out and support, but aren’t feeling up for combat? Cool! We still want you to come and cheer on our teams, and there will be plenty of other entertainment to keep you busy between tournaments too.

This event has been a yearly tradition for me since its inception 8 years ago. What makes this tournament stand out has a lot to do with celebrating the huntresses of the Realms, but even more than that is the sense of camaraderie that I feel both within and amongst the teams as they participate in thoughtfully designed tournaments not seen anywhere else in the Realms. Years of Rhiassan Blitz Ball and Queen of the Hill have taught me that mixing super fun mechanics with hard fights is a recipe for a super fun day. I also love the spirit that makes this event shine--competitors and teammates alike are cheering you on, and celebrating with you throughout the day. I know that this year a great deal of planning has gone in to ensure the highest quality of content will be provided to players, and if you’re itching to fight, and fight hard, regardless of your gender, this tournament is for you. 

This Saturday I’ll be on the field, and I’m really hoping you come too--come for the fighting, for the friendship, and for the fun!

Want to learn more about the Huntress Guild? Stay tuned for a special post later this week!