The Game of Gold is the third of the Games of the Mines, an annual festival celebrating Tanniin's most famous hero, El-Windiir, for the critical role he played in the war of the Malikuun against the Sheituun, or the Lords of Light against the Lords of the Pit.
Even though it is the third game, it is the most dangerous and the deadliest of all four games. The object of this game is to retrieve the golden masks, which are usually hidden in the Hall of Statues where lies a gold sculpture in the effigy of the dragon-god Tanniin. Even though the hall is filled with numerous statues of pure gold and are left unguarded, no thief has ever attempted to steal them because of the persisting belief that they are dreadfully cursed.
To Be Continued