The Five-Man Trial of Arms is a tournament style in Wandering Ronin. In this specific tournament, a team of five fighters engage a similar team. The team that loses all five lives is the loser, and the team with at least one living member at the end is the winner.
Combat is through weapons of choice, with one captain (the loser of the coin toss) picking his weapons first, followed by the oppossing captain. Weapons are then picked back and forth between teams until all members are suitably armed.
Classes are not used in this tournament.
The five-man Trial of Arms is required for the higher levels of awards in the Order of the Talon.