At the beginning of a round, the parsed output of each warrior is loaded into the core. Warriors are loaded into core at randomly selected addresses but are gauranteed no to be loaded closer than the Minimum Separation specified in the Match Settings.

Because warriors are loaded to a random address, successive rounds with the same warriors can have drastically different results. For this reason, matches between warrios are usually conducted over a number of rounds large enough to give a fair representation of each warrior's performance, removing the effect of 'lucky' wins.

When a warrior is loaded into Core, each of its parsed output instructions are placed sequentially and the warrior is allocated a single, initial process set to execute the warrior's first instruction which is defined by the ORG or END directive. If no directive is specified, the first instruction in the warriors parsed output will be executed.