Quillan is a territory on the verge of destruction. The people have lost control of their own future. The only chance they have of finding a better life is by playing the Quillan Games -- games in which game masters Veego and LaBerge use the people of Quillan as pawns in 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. It was the second territory lost to Saint Dane. The quigs from Quillan are robots that look like spiders.