Ad Astra Per Arcana
One hundred teams enter. One team leaves!
At the center of Coliseum Morpheuon is the Coliseum itself. The Khan of Nightmares controls this arena, where he holds regular contests and challenges. The winners receive lavish prizes in the form of other people’s dreams, while the Khan rakes in vast sums as the promoter and venue owner. These are not your basic gladiatorial fights, though. The arena’s structure is subject to the Khan’s control. It might be an icy lake set up for a naval battle for one contest, a haunted mansion filled with dark and twisted corridors the next.
Every 100 years, the Khan holds the Damnation Epoch, the grandest of his grand games. This contest pits teams of intrepid adventurers of the utmost skill and power against each other in hopes of winning the fabled Cup of Desires, a vessel of dreams that grants 100 wishes.
Nearly all the world dreams, so nearly everyone finds themselves in the Coliseum Morpheuon sooner or later. But plenty of evocative folk work here as well, and it’s their shops, trades, and coin that keep the games flowing— the market place known as The Tarnished Souk.