The Quillan Games (Pendragon)
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Let the Games Begin....
Quillan is a territory on the verge of destruction. The people have lost control of their own future and must struggle simply to survive. The only chance they have of finding a better life is by playing the Quillan Games. Hosted by a strange pair of game masters, Veego and LaBerge, the games are a mix of sport and combat. They use the people of Quillan as pawns for their amusement as they force them to enter competitions that range from physical battles, to impossible obstacle courses, to computer-driven tests of agility. To triumph in the games is to live the life of a king. To lose is to die.
This is the dangerous and deadly situation Bobby Pendragon finds on Quillan. He quickly realizes that the only way to save this troubled territory is to beat Veego and LaBerge at their own games and dismantle their horrible fun house. But there is more at stake for Bobby. The prize for winning the Quillan Games may be discovering the truth of what it really means a Traveler.
fails?” the woman asked. “If he fails then we will be no worse off than we are now,” Nevva answered. “I don't see that there is a choice.” “Uh, hello, folks!” I said. “Would somebody mind telling me what's going on?” Nevva looked at Tylee Magna as if to get the okay to talk. Tylee nodded. Nevva stepped in front of me and said, "We are ready. Throughout all of Quillan there are tens of thousands of people who are prepared to take back their lives." “Are you talking about a civil war?” I
every piece of music ever composed and recorded on the territory. It was all there. Another section had hundreds of mannequins, though this wasn't scary and sad like that empty store at the mall. These mannequins wore clothing from all different periods in Quillan's history. There were vibrant colors and colorful patterns and some daring styles that would even turn some heads on Second Earth. There wasn't a single gray, plain suit to be seen anywhere. I felt as if I were floating through an
once was. She wanted me to see what Quillan once was. “So Mr. Pop isn't a person,” I finally said. “We created a name,” Tylee answered. “It was a simple way to refer to this collection without raising suspicions as to its true nature.” “The people need to see this,” I said. “Of course they do,” Tylee replied. “What you're seeing here isn't just our history, it's our essence. Our very being. This room is filled with tragedy and triumph. There's a library of data where you can look up most
feet were only a few feet from the end of the platform. If the knife pulled out, there was nothing else to grab on to. My hands started to shake. Looking down wasn't a good thing, so I turned my face back to the platform. I didn't know what had happened to Challenger Green. Had he fallen? No, that couldn't be or the competition would be over. I cautiously turned my head to the left. He wasn't there. I slowly turned my head the other way and saw him. Challenger Green was hanging on to the rim of
all. It was the top edge of a metal cage! The cage rose up out of the floor until it became a circular steel curtain all around us. No wonder they didn't bother telling me I couldn't leave the circle. 'Anything else you haven't told me?" I called out. “No, that's about it.” LaBerge chuckled. “Are you ready?” “No,” I shouted back. The numbers on the overhead board froze and flashed red. “The wagering is complete,” Veego announced. “The Tock match will now begin!” The strobes and spotlights