Isles of Ascension
Tournament of Leviathan
Every year, a tournament is held at the Temple of the Rising Tide called the Tournament of Leviathan. In it, the strongest hero from each of the duchies battles to the death in the temple courtyard. The last man left is chosen the victor and, as the victor, must throw himself into The Well. The victor is then turned into a giant sea beast, the Leviathan, in an effort to turn back the assault of the avatar of Vayne. Church dogma says that if the champion is worthy, his sacrfice will be greater than the evil perpetuated by men throughout the year and Vayne’s avatar will be defeated.