- As if intending to seal his fate, Duryodhana warms up the Pandavas by sending over an odious gambler Uluka as a messenger to goad them into fighting. Then Bhisma kindly gives us an inventory of the fighters who will take place in the coming battle.
There are a bunch of guys who I've never heard of, and do not seem to have any important role to play in the story, so I've left them out, trying to keep the cast of characters under control. As for the rest, they are all rated between Rathas and Atirathas.
Finally, Bhisma assures the Kauravas that he could personally beat anyone on the opposing side, except for Arjun, but not to worry about Arjun, because he would never kill his elders or gurus. The others he would not kill: the Pandavas, any women, and anyone who used to be
a woman. It turns out, there is one of these trannies on the Pandava side-- it's Drupad's 2nd son, Sikhandin. Next episode, Bhisma will tell us why it is he cannot kill this particular warrior.