Welcome to my thread of stories for the 2020 Summer Fanfic Olympics. I’m generally not a sports fan; however, a Fanfic Olympics is a sporting event I can get behind. Thank you to Devilinthedetails for posting this idea on the boards. I have a habit of writing about (sometimes obscure) background characters, and Captain Tarpals is probably more obscure than most. He has fewer than 15 minutes of screen time in The Phantom Menace, appears in the background in one episode of The Clone Wars series, and plays a fairly prominent role two episodes later. If you’re not familiar with him, there’s a brief bio here. IndexStories in this pentathlon will include: 400 Word Cross Country: 400 words about your character or couple with any theme. "Midnight Raid" 110 Word Hurdle: 110 words in which the name or names of your character, couple, family, or friendship aren’t mentioned. "Parting Gift for a Queen" Prime Time Coverage: 500+ words of action, adventure, or excitement with your chosen character, family, friendship or couple as the star. "Choosing the Path" AU Archery: A story of at least 100 words set in an alternate universe with your character, family, friendship, or couple. "Eyes of Memory" 4 x 100 Relay: 4 x 100 words on the four types of love (affection, intimacy, friendship, and charity) as experienced by your character, family, friendship or couple in one post. "Life Changes" Single-Sentence Shot Put: "Riding the Zalaaca" I started writing about Gungans in general and Tarpals in particular 20 years ago, and have a fairly substantial "head cannon," none of which (to the best of my knowledge) contradicts movie cannon -- it just expands it (rather a lot, actually...). You don't need to have read any of my other pieces to understand the stories posted here. If you're interested in seeing any of them, I refer you to my account at Fanfiction.net: Seldes Katne. Enough nattering from the author. Let the games begin!