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Congladiators of Atlantis, The. Popular idols endowed with an ability to con an audience in an entertaining manner. Professional congladiators regularly engage in so-calles Duels of Lies at the Megathon in Atlantis, where they compete for the title 'King of Lies' by exchanging fictious stories. Audiences assess and evaluate the contestants' relative entertainment value with the aid of a rather complicated scoring system. In order to practise this profession, aspirants must undergo intensive training at the Liars' Institute, rising by degrees from assistant liar to certified congladiator. The congladiators of Atlantis belong to the Self-Employed Guild. They combine the talents of a conman, comedian, stage actor, samurai, heavyweight boxer, chess grandmaster, and - of course - Roman gladiator.

Congladiators are more idolized in Atlantis than any other kind of talented entertainer. Popular congladiators have schools and observatories named after them. To keep his name on everyone's lips, the reigning King of Lies has it stamped on every loaf of bread baked in Atlantis. The most popular of all time was →Nussram Fhakir the Unique, who held the title for twelve years before relinquishing it of his own free will.

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