HONOR YOUR CHAPTER!
In the 40k fluff The Feast of Blades is an event, every 100 years, which invites twelve different Astartes Chapters to a competition. The Chapters send their most talented and skilled brother in arms to represent their chapter and compete in this tournament of Champions. Through clashing dueling swords and large pints of ale, this tournament not only strengthens bonds of Brotherhood, but also allows the Chapters a chance to prove their martial skill. It is a high honor for the individual brothers, to be invited to the Feast of Blades and to be counted among the very best of the best.
Every year across America scores of stores in several states and hundreds of players will compete in the annual Feast of Blades Tournament.
The missions are all the same, the painting requirements are all the same and at the end of the qualifier rounds each location will send two champions to represent their store in Denver. These Champions will then meet three months after the qualifier to compete in an elite tournament, which can only be attended by invitation. Here the competition is fierce and is only meet by the strength of the ale!
Like the fabled Astartes, it is considered an honor to attend the Feast finals and prove not only your personal strength as a player, but also represent your 'Chapter,' (FLGS) to the rest of the Champions.
There are thousands of dollars in prize support given for the event, Prizes from previous years included A custom painted banner by Jawaballs, 'Fellblades of renown,' dice cubes for all finalists with the Feast logo on the "6" position, shirts for all finalists, GF9 goodies for all finalists, Battle foam swag, Signed Black Library books, hundreds of dollars in GW swag and much much more
Beginning next year the Throne of Skulls tournament is set to lose a lot of its prestige by allowing anybody to purchase a ticket and play in their 'invitational,' gone are the days of having to qualify by fire. Also, 'Ard Boyz is well known to have weird missions which don't encourage a balanced playing field, not to mention allowing unpainted armies. They also don't have one "Champion," any more. As such, the Feast of Blades hopes to step into a piece of that market and provide a true best of the best tournament.