These are the waning years of the sorcerous Tienay Stithocracy. To appease the masses, the rulers stage spectacles and contests. The most popular: a battle to claim the throne at the center of a maze. Contestants drink an eldritch elixir to loosen the tethers of their bodies. The strong-willed and clear-eyed steal the very flesh of their opponents. The elixir, also a powerful aphrodisiac, makes such concentration difficult. The contestant who gathers the lioness's share of flesh may claim the throne. This victor is hailed as Queen of the Feast. The broken losers... are discarded.