One of the most powerful wizards in the world runs a legendary arena not far from the capital. This magical arena transports combatants and viewers to varying terrain across the world to see fights amongst all manner of creatures. Powerful magical effects and obstacles also often add another dimension to the fights.
Wealthy patrons and hardy warriors come from all over to the aren; the patrons to watch the spectacle, the warriors to earn fame and riches. The Steel Talon often sends their mercenaries to these battles to demonstrate their skill and draw the attention of future clients.
Whenever there are free players and a GM with no predefined events being run, an arena battle can be held. There are many different types of Arena battles and the players or GM can decide which type to run. These battles will have rewards, but could also have serious consequences.
There are many variations on the arena itself. Sometimes these are known in advance, sometimes you won’t know until you start the fight. It all depends on the battle type.
There are many arena maps differing in size, shape and terrain. There are also many different effects or challenges that might be present. Such as traps, random fireballs, fields that enhance or dampen magic. Almost anything is possible. So if you are doing a battle with an unknown arena map and conditions, prepare for anything.
If players decide they want to run arena battles,