This. A lot of the suggestions in this thread are starting to lean towards roleplaying when I just wanted a competitive tournament to prove my skill. I don't want to put on a show about a fictional war (although the backstory is cool) I just want to have an actual KAG fight, not some dramatic play in which we have to pretend to be fictional people in the middle of a match! I think in spite of the houses being described as different they should be equal for the tournament: trying to make different houses reflect there emotional descriptions will only lead to constant imbalances, and many people will want to be on certain houses rather than the one they're on because they will view their benefit as "better". If we want to have a successful tournament we'll have to make it just that: a simple tournament with teams of people vs. teams of people trying to win, not to create some story about a battle in fairyland (sorry people who like roleplaying).