Dresden Files

The Ball Court is the location of Harry Dresden's duel against the Red King over Dresden's daughter. It first appears in Changes.

In the series[]


In Changes, Harry Dresden and Arianna Ortega agree to a duel of power in the stadium.[1]. Dresden killed her with ice spears formed from the fog of steam created by their battle. Though the Red King had agreed to spare Maggie's life if Dresden won, he reneged and ordered Maggie to be sacrificed in the temple to complete the bloodline curse.[2] Fighting breaks out, but Dresden is victorious with the assistance of Ebenezar McCoy and the Grey Council, leading to a showdown with the Red King at the temple.[3]


  1. Changes, ch. 44
  2. Changes, ch. 46
  3. Changes, ch. 47