Shortly before the Citadel Congress at Cloud Mountain, the Archer's Cup was held at Halfwind Citadel. Nate Flynn of the Bracers and Jo Shanks were among the competitors, and ended up being among the three finalists. At the insistence of Lord Ramnor, Captain Frye, and Lieutenant Drand, the final round was reworked into a simulation of battle. This was done to prepare the competitors for the possibility of imminent war.
This contest involved the finalists having to hit three targets, with only one archer being able to strike the center of the final target and thus win the cup. Ultimately Nate Flynn was victorious, while Jo Shanks came in second.