Dark Sun: The Scorched World of Athas
Field of Spears
Gulg has no arena. Instead, gladiators meet on the Field of Spears, an open area near the center of the city-state. Warriors form a wide ring around the combatants to keep them from fleeing, while spectators clamber onto walls or roofs for a better view. Gulgans favor one-on-one battles, pitting two warriors against each other or a lone combatant against a savage beast of the forest. It is common for a judaga to enter the field to display his or her martial prowess. In addition, prisoners are executed in the Field of Spears, and slaves occasionally fight to the death for the amusement of the crowd.