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A chal'han, or the Great Game, is a ritualistic duel. The challenger seeks to display symbolic power over the challenged's Physical and Spiritual being, the challenged's Past, Present and Future, and the people that the challenged Loves and Hates. By controlling all seven aspects, the challenger demonstrates that he could completely destroy the challenged. The challenger and challenged must act through intermediaries, who cannot be aware of the duel. There are two versions, chal'han che, in which the challenged is physically unharmed, but has his honor and reputation destroyed, and chal'han se, resulting in the death. The challenged usually does not know which version is being used.

Translated into English by Harlequin, The Ritual is as follows:

From the focus of my heart, I call the words
Of anger spoken and desire revealed
By my Challenge of word and deed
By my blood consecrate thy bane invoked
Thy shape and form decreed never was 

On thy Physical form, I call the words of rendering
On thy Hates, I invoke Justice, thy anger unappeased
On thy Past in shadows, I shine the light revealed
On thy Loves and joys, I gift separation
On thy Spirit, I speak abandonment
On thy Future, I bring fear and grief
On thee I Invoke all

The winds shall erase thy name
The sands the traces of thy path
The sun the coolness of thy shadow
And unto the waters I command thy essence
Thy shape and form decreed never was

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