In the Fair Isles group to represent the fact that you are a fighter and you level there are a number of belty things...more like weaven string to me...that you get.
Now I have been a ratified trial fighter (the showy fighting stuff) and a ratified free fighter (competition fighting) for a while. However I haven't been to any events where court is held until this past weekend. You get presented stuff in court before everyone in attendence. All it really means is that I'm officially officially a recognised fighter. As opposed to being a unofficially officially a recognised fighter.
The weekend itself was draining in that I was trying to keep track of who was causing trouble where as it was a coronation and then there was a kidnapping and then there was talk of an invasion (Denmark, for it's bacon apparently) and a couple people roped me into stuff where I was left going "I don't want to be associated with you anymore - go stand over there or else"
According to soren_nyrond
, it was a relatively quiet weekend - apparently he normally loses his voice at these events.
However I had fun, especially seeing that I got to chat to people from outside the usual group that I see on a friday - even though if it was the equivalent of a family weekend away, we would be a very, very, very, very dysfunctional family.