So one of the themes in A Royal Pursuit is that Layla is taking part in a tournament, Cel'li’s Challenge as a matter of fact, in hopes to win Cel'li’s Boon, rather than the prize coin. Cel'li’s Boon is an open-ended opportunity to make a request for something that you couldn’t get otherwise, though it’s more often used to make a statement of love.
In Aldagar, they have a celebration every year and a tournament/challenge to go with it. They have five deities that they cycle through to honor.
1. Cel'li, the warrior god. His challenge is a physical tournament, doesn’t have to be swords but no magic can be involved.
2. Melali, the god of knowledge. His challenge is sort of like a brain bowl. Participants have to be able to answer a variety of questions from a variety of origins including literature, science, math, and history.
3. Larian, goddess of cunning, or the trickster goddess. She is honored by a footrace that is more like a relay race.
4. Ilith, goddess of magic, who is honored by a fighting tournament, but only for wizards/sorcerers, whether Innate or Adept.
5. Arith, goddess of science and younger sister of Ilith, who is honored by an alchemy challenge.