In the Code Duello, the one challenged gets to pick weapons, the challenger gets to the pick time and location. The neutral emissary chosen from a list, and the emissary decides what the options are for weapons. Magic is almost always on the list. If weapon is chosen that the challenger can't use, he can force the challenged one to pick his second choice.
They both have to get seconds. The seconds work out the terms of the deal.
The duel between Ortega and Harry DresdenEdit
According to the Archive, he must get a second by sundown and he also must call the number on the card she gives him. If not, the match and his life are forfeit. The Archive will be the one to collect them.
- Will — gauge which is most determined
- Skill — skill at arms, each with weaponry of individual choosing
- Energy — wield energy forces at each other (magic)
- Flesh — unarmed combat
In the seriesEdit
- Main article: Death Masks
In Death Masks, Harry consults his copy of the Unseelie Accords and Bob on what he needs to know about the rules for Duels. Harry wants to choose Magic. Bob cautions Harry that Ortega would have thought it through and will know what Harry can and can't do and he'd be better off taking something he can predict. The Archive visits Harry to discuss the parameters duel.
The agreed upon terms: Will, Wrigley Field, at sundown.