The Akhetan Arena
A large source of entertainment within Akheta, Clan-heads will regularly give up their strongest slaves to fight in the Gladitorial Akhetan arena. Most even give up multiple per year. For the Clan-head, it’s a gamble. He loses his slave, but if said slave wins, he is rewarded over a hundred times his value. For the slave, freedom is offered, a carrot on a stick that exists purely to get him to fight harder. In addition, winners of the tournament often become celebrities, in their own right, and occasionally all-star battles are demanded.
The Tournament starts by blindly sorting slaves into teams. All battles are to the death, so the group must learn to work together and cooperate, or die. If a team suffers a casualty while still winning, they remain one member down for the rest of the tourney. They work together through a variety of team matches…but ultimately, there can only be one winner.