While I don't personally agree with Jerec's spirited tactics, this is something that needs discussed. As a governor, you're expected to show up to the King's Council and run events. (In reality, the players only care that the trade deal is active 24/7, but I digress.) I've run some kind of event every month since last September, sometimes more than one. Its a lot of work and it gets expensive. I've endeavored to be RP-lite in some of my events so as to not scare away any citizens who aren't comfortable with it, and I've tried to encourage a wide array of event types to help draw in more players. So far, I've been relatively fortunate not to experience much in the way of griefing, aside what happened during the March election and at a town hall event during it. In fact, I held the event in a house specifically to combat this, since I anticipated it. Unfortunately, holding events in houses isn't always possible, nor even desirable in most cases. Holding a tournament in a house, while technically possible, requires the participants to leave their guild and join another. Sometimes getting back into one's original guild poses a problem. The arenas are the best answer to the problem; however, they are inherently griefable. This is what happened yesterday at the Lost Lands arena on Great Lakes. (The only suggestion I have to directly combat this is to allow an event runner to reserve a block of time well in advance.) The Colonial Challenge Tournament was the third and final prelim for the King's Cup. It had been publicly scheduled for weeks and announced in general chat almost daily since my original post about it on here. When and where it was happening wasn't exactly a secret. Four governors actively participated in running it, while a fifth was kept away due to internet issues. Near the end of the tournament, a well-known PvP guild decided to interfere with the tournament by creating their own match while the next official bout was being set up. Apparently they have a beef with at least one of the tournament participants. They entered the arena and proceeded to stand there, only damaging each other slightly every few mins. Another of their guildmates stood by the arena stone, likely already prepped to block the arena when the timer ran out. In the image below you can see them on mounts, something that is prohibited by tournament rules. While gen chat raged about it, things I will not repeat, at least 8 people paged on the griefers. (It has been over 27 hours now, without so much as an email or a "Sorry, we can't do anything" message.) One would think that 8+ individual pages for physical harassment would have set off an alarm somewhere... We had to move the last two bouts to the New Haven Arena where they were completed without an audience. This was unfortunate. We were fortunate enough to have another easily accessible arena to jump to, but what if we weren't? A GM should have shown up within minutes, either visible or not, to investigate. Before anyone chimes in with "They have every right..." or "You should have moved..."...uhm... NO. Why should a scheduled, public event held to benefit the shard be expected to accommodate griefers? They do not have the right to grief others. The culture of grief we've been expected to live with in UO is unacceptable. The ToS is blatantly ignored on a daily basis. GMs appear either unwilling, or unable, to enforce the rules. As it stands, the King's Cup in November is in jeopardy. Certain people are reluctant to remain a part of it, and already have no intention of continuing the cycle next year. This is depressing. I'd like to see a GM "on call" for governor-led events should they be requested. (No, I'm Not talking about a tedious Royal Council-approved, use up a "two-a-term" type request.) Simply inform your shard's EM(s) of your event within a specified amount of time so the GM pool can be informed to be on the lookout for a possible page on X day at Y time on Z shard should something happen. I'd also like to see the ToS, especially the RoC, PUBLICLY reinforced by Mesanna. (I'd REALLY like to see the harassment rules modernized to better protect the one being harassed, the current rules give the harasser all the power.) There is no reason that griefing/harassment should be tolerated in UO.