BLOODBOUND COUNCIL OF THE RED RING
The Red Ring is unrivaled in its brutality. To satisfythe desperate and demanding masses of Stormreach, apopulation living on the fringe of a savage continent,the Ring offers sport gruesome enough to satisfy eventhe most bloodthirsty tastes. Khorvaire’s championscome across the Thunder Sea to prove themselves andinstead often get sent home in pieces.Bloodbound are not average gladiators. Theyface the fiercest horrors Xen’drik’s untamed jungleshave to offer. The lawlessness of Stormreach allows,and even encourages, grisly contests of strength,sweat, and blood.All this considered, bloodbound don’t survivelong without a code and the strictures of the Red Ring’sBlood Council. Obedience, faith in the stablemasters,and a rigorous regimen of training dominate everybloodbound’s life.The most important distinction made amongthese gladiators is that between slaves and free bloodbound.Free bloodbound are fewer and fewer everyyear. Those who have other choices are rarely drawnto a life of constant bloodshed and agony, and thesacrifi ce made to become a bloodbound is extreme.These days, most stablemasters rely on slaves or recruitcondemned criminals from the tribunals.
Three stablemasters sit on the council, decidingmatch-ups, types of bouts, policy for the Ring andthe bloodbound, and reaping most of the profitsfrom bouts and special events. Other stablemastersmust petition these three for the right to maintain astable of bloodbound, and wait in hope of their favorwhen it comes to arranging title bouts and gettingtheir best gladiators competitive matches to increasetheir standing. The current council members aredetailed below:
Malketh Zolark of the Storm’s Fury
Ralzina Voraal of the Wyvern’s Tail
Kolos of the Ivory Horn