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For other uses, see Imperial City Prison.

The Imperial Dungeons, also known as the Imperial Sewers,[1] is a sewer network[2] located at an unknown location in the Imperial City.


"The passages here were once used by Tharn to hide treasures he had stolen from the Emperor's coffers."
Ria Silmane[src]

The sewers were an non-extensive one-floor network. Despite being labeled as the "Imperial Dungeons," there's only one holding cell, the rest of the location more fitting a sewer system.

The sewers were infested with "vile rats and goblins,"[2] among other creatures which inhabit the small passages and rooms. Many of the halls contained valuables, leading from gold to armor and weapons, which Jagar Tharn stole from the emperor's coffers before usurping the Imperial throne.

Not well maintained, the sewers' mass infestation of animals made them dangerous. Many niches were carved within the walls, acting as safe haven from the fetid breezes and animals. Green moss and slime protruded from the walls, and drippings of water and other material leaked through the ceilings and floors.


During the early stages of the Imperial Simulacrum, the Eternal Champion was imprisoned by Tharn after receiving a blow to the back of the head from one of his servants.[1] The Champion eventually escaped with the assistance of Ria Silmane.[3]


Escape From Prison[]

The first main quest of Arena. After being imprisoned by Jagar Tharn, the ghost of Ria Silmane speaks with the Eternal Champion on their current situation. Achieving freedom, the Champion starts their decade-long journey to reforge the Staff of Chaos.



This section contains bugs related to Imperial Dungeons. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   If the cell door is broken open, and the Champion claims the Ruby Key afterwards, they cannot remove the key from their inventory.