18th Uncrowned King Tournament
“This year’s tournament,” Akura Charity continued, “will be the largest in history.”
After Makiel twisted the fate of Cradle in Skysworn, and with other Dreadgods started showing signs of waking, the current generation of Monarchs called for the commencement of 18th Uncrowned King tournament.
Reigan Shen and Seshethkunaaz have proposed to use the security measures on western labyrinth to weaken the Dreadgods enough for them to be killed, and are trying to use the tournament to convince the other Monarchs. 
His direct involvement will ensure the safety of the young participants, so that they will cannot die unless he wishes them to, and will be able to display their skills in full. 
Participants[edit | edit source]
There are eight factions, and each one has four teams.
The total number of participants is 96.
||Gold dragons||Ghost-Blade||Dreadnought City|
|Frozen Blade||Abyssal Palace||Green dragons||Blood-Chorus|
||Silent Servants||Red dragons||Nine-Hands|
- Sha Miara, the Ninecloud Monarch, restricted herself to have the power of an Underlady so she could compete with her lessers.
- The secondary Akura team was forced to participate because Xorrus, the dragon Herald, wiped out the Temple of Rising Earth.
- Even though Tiberian Arelius has fallen, the Arelius were invited to participate in the tournament, since they are one of the oldest factions on Cradle.
- Naian Blackflame was first introduced as the 'Black Dragon Prisoner', he had been driven to madness by his power, and the Gold dragons were using him as a weapon.
- A few teams were introduced without mentioning which faction they were part of:
- The Five Sisters of the Iceflower continent.
- The Iron Heart Legion of Rosegold.
The tournament in Uncrowned[edit | edit source]
First Round[edit | edit source]
Second Round[edit | edit source]
Third Round[edit | edit source]
Fourth Round (Top 16)[edit | edit source]
Since there were exactly 16 participants remaining, Northstrider decided that the fourth round will be in the format of single-elimination matches, with the opponents selected by Northstrider himself:
- Ziel vs Therian Nills
- Eithan Arelius vs Yan Shoumei
- Yerin Arelius vs Akura Mercy
- Wei Shi Lindon Arelius vs Sopharanatoth
The match ends with Lindon losing, after Yerin had successfully achieved a reflection of the Sword Icon in their final clash of techniques.
Abidan intervention[edit | edit source]
In Cradle, the intervention took place immediately after the match between Lindon and Yerin.
All of the tournament participants and Monarch factions were teleported to the arena, and the spectators were teleported out.
Kiuran of the Hounds appeared before them all, encouraging the young participants not follow their Monarch ancestors and choose to ascend when their time comes.
- Skysworn, Chapter 2
- Skysworn, Chapter 14
- Uncrowned, Chapter 14
- Uncrowned, Chapter 7
- Uncrowned, Chapter 10