For other uses, see Arena.
"Good people of the Imperial City, welcome to the Arena!"
―Arena Announcer[src]

Arena is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The Hero can join the Arena and eventually become the new Grand Champion. Ask Hundolin or speak to Owyn directly at the Arena Bloodworks.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Go to the Arena and speak to Hundolin and he will direct the Hero to Owyn. He will be a bit angry as he has other things to do. When asked about joining he will be delighted but still a bit condescending towards them.

He will ask what kind of armor they would like, choose between Arena Heavy Raiment or Arena Light Raiment. The Hero will also belong to the Blue team. They may also choose any weapon, shield, helmet, rings, or amulets to wear in addition to the provided armor.

He will also tell them to let him know when they are ready for a match. Tell Owyn when ready to compete, then he will let them know whom they will fight. Afterwards proceed through the Red Room to the Arena.

There are a total of eight ranks. To proceed through these ranks one will need to win three battles per rank, a total of 25 including the Grand Champion. The ranks are as follows:

  • Pit Dog
  • Brawler
  • Bloodletter
  • Myrmidon
  • Warrior
  • Gladiator
  • Hero
  • Champion
  • Grand Champion

When returning from battle, be sure to replenish health, magicka, and fatigue at the Basin of Renewal.

The Grand Champion[edit | edit source]

When the last standard match has been fought, one may challenge the reigning Grand Champion, The Gray Prince. Owyn sends the Hero to speak with Agronak to challenge him. He will accept the challenge and tell them to speak with Ysabel as she is his trainer and manager.

Ysabel will tell the Hero the rules are different from normal fights. Looting the bodies is strictly forbidden during the previous matches but now they can take whatever the Grand Champion has. When they defeat the Grand Champion, she wants them to take his raiment and come back and give it to her. The Hero may wear any armor during this match. If the quest "Origin of the Gray Prince" is completed beforehand, Agronak will beg the Hero to kill him and will not fight back, making the battle significantly easier.

When Agronak is killed, take his armor and go back to Ysabel. She will then reward them with their own version with identical enchantments, again giving them the choice of a heavy or light version. She will let them choose an Arena title from a list and people will then call them by this name after they become Grand Champion. She is very excited despite the circumstances as she liked Agronak. She tells the Hero to rest and then come back so they can discuss the future.

After a rest or speak to her directly, she will inform them they can come back for weekly matches against various creatures. Just let her know when ready and she'll have acquired new creatures every week.

Dialogue per match[edit | edit source]

Show: Arena
In the Arena District:

Every match starts with the following line:

"Good people of the Imperial City, welcome to the Arena!"

And ends with:

"Good people, we have a winner! All hail the combatant from the Blue Team! Victor from the Blue Team, leave the Arena now and rest! You've earned it!"

As a Pit Dog:

"For this match we've got some fresh meat, two brand new Pit Dogs! So let's not waste any time! Let the battle... begin!"

Second Match:

"Who will prevail, the Pit Dog from the Yellow Team, or the Pit Dog from the Blue Team? Let's find out! Lower the gates!"

Third Match:

"Are you ready for a bloodbath? The winner of this match will advance in rank, so the stakes are high! Pit Dogs, show us what you're made of!"

As a Brawler:

"This match is a battle of the Brawlers! Let your voices be heard, as these brave warriors fight for glory! Combatants... begin!"

Second Match:

"Can the Blue Team's Brawler possibly hope to defeat the Yellow Team's Wood Elf twin sisters? Let's find out!"

Third Match:

"The winner of this match will advance to the rank of Bloodletter! Who wants it more, the Yellow Team or the Blue Team? Let's find out!"

As a Bloodletter:

"There's nothing better than watching two eager Bloodletters fighting to the death for fame and glory! But enough talk! Let the battle begin!"

Second Match:

"You came to watch these two Bloodletters do what they do best, and they're dying to prove their worth! So let the bloodletting... begin!"

Third Match:

"Just look at the Yellow Team's Dark Elf! You can see the murder in his eyes! Can the Blue Team's Bloodletter even hope to survive? Let's find out!"

As a Myrmidon:

"The Yellow Team's Combatant has slain many opponents with his magical dagger, Shimmerstrike! Let's see if the Blue Team can end his winning streak!"

Second Match:

"You came here for a fight, and a fight you shall have! But talk is for the weak! You want blood! Lower the gates!"

Third Match:

"Everyone loves an advancement match, so let's watch as these two brave Myrmidons face off in a battle to the death! Combatants, to arms!"

As a Warrior:

"Raise your voices in cheer as we lower the gates and these two brave combatants face their destinies!"

Second Match:

"These warriors want nothing more than to please you, and if they fill their opponents with suffering and pain at the same time, all the better!"

Third Match:

"This is an important match, for the winner will advance to the esteemed rank of Gladiator! So without further ado, let the battle begin!"

As a Gladiator:

"It looks like the Yellow Team has pulled a fast one by replacing their combatant with three Argonian prisoners! This should be interesting!"

Second Match:

"You almost have to feel bad for the Yellow Team's Khajiit, for the Blue Team's Gladiator is a combatant you know and love! Let's see how they fare!"

Third Match:

"You've prayed for it, and these combatants have bled for it -- a high stakes advancement match! Let's see who has what it takes to be your new Hero!"

As a Hero:

"Behold as two Heroes meet in the fighting pit for an epic battle worthy of song! Combatants... begin!"

Second Match:

"Put your hands and your voices together for the two brave Heroes have come to rock the very foundations of this Arena! Lower the gates!"

Third Match:

"I give you... the Blue Team's Hero! Can this brave combatant defeat three opponents and become the next Champion? Let's find out!"

As a Champion:

"Good people of Cyrodiil, welcome to the Imperial City Arena! Believe it or not, someone has actually challenged the unbeatable Arena Grand Champion! But who, you might ask, could possibly be brave enough to face such a fearless foe? Who could wrest the title from our famed Gray Prince? Good people, I give you the Blue Team's latest Champion, a warrior of skill, strength, and determination! Behold, Dragonheart (Or any other Arena name)! Lords and ladies, citizens of the Empire, I give you the battle of the ages! Combatants, steel yourselves! Lower the gates!"

After defeating the Gray Prince:

"Good people, you have just witnessed the impossible! Agronak gro-Malog has been defeated! I say again, the Gray Prince has been defeated! Behold the new hero of the people of Cyrodiil! Behold, your Arena Grand Champion, Dragonheart (Or any other Arena name)! Esteemed Grand Champion, you may leave the Arena now! See the Blademaster to receive your winnings, and be awarded your Raiment of Valor!"

As Grand Champion:

"Good people of the Imperial City, welcome to the Arena! You've come to watch the Grand Champion battle some of Cyrodiil's fiercest creatures! Who will survive this week's epic battle of combatant versus beast? Let's find out! Lower the gates!"

After winning:

"Good people, the Grand Champion is victorious! Esteemed Grand Champion, leave the Arena now and rest! You've earned it once again!"

Journal[edit | edit source]

Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

If I wish to join the Arena faction as a combatant, I must speak with Owyn the Blademaster in the Arena Bloodworks.

  • Update: After speaking to Owyn:

I am now a combatant in the Arena faction. To arrange for a match, I must speak with Owyn in the Arena Bloodworks, in the Imperial City. After every match, I must speak to Owyn again to close out the match and receive any rewards earned. While I'm involved in any active matches, I will be unable to bet on any fights.

  • Update: After winning all matches:

I am now an Arena Champion. There are no more standard matches left to fight. Instead, I must challenge the Grand Champion, Agronak gro-Malog, for the title.

  • Update: After defeating the present Grand Champion:

I have defeated the Gray Prince and have been named the new Arena Grand Champion! Ysabel Andronicus told me to return to her after I've gotten some rest, so we can discuss my future.

  • Update: After speaking to Ysabel Andronicus:

As Arena Grand Champion, I can fight in weekly matches against various creatures. All I need do is see Ysabel Andronicus in the Arena Bloodworks and tell her I'm ready for a match.

  • Quest complete

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Arena – For full lists of rules, ranks, and betting at the Arena
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