The waiting cell is dark, but the crowds overhead roar and cheer for the coming bloodbath. You are not alone in your battle, for others roar for your victory.
Or your death.
You walk up the ramp, stones stained by eons old blood and entrails. It is dry this day, for you are the first combatants at the Gates of Dawn in over three hundred years.
This once great shrine to the god Pelor, now desecrated by a dark league who revel in the stains splattered on his holy symbol. Their motives are their own, yours are to win and early glory and riches. By the screams of your adversary, you will be crowned Champion of the Gates of Dawn!
You reach the gate, preparing for the slaughter, and the crowds come to an eerie hush.
"Brothers and Sisters of the Night Devil, and those in league with the Tribune, we present to you the event of the day! Two great specimens of death and blood, two great heroes here to entertain you while you drink and make merry. With their performance, so shall they be rewarded. I, the great Loranius, have opened my coffers to the victor, a generous sum of 1,000 gold pieces and an item earned in my journeys. The great wizard Zyzimic had this in his collection, a potion of great quickness of mind and body. I killed him for it!"
The crowd cheers and claps, then draws silent once again.
"If the contestants are ready.... open the gates!"
The grind of metal echoes down the hall as the iron girded gates drop in front of you. You enter the arena...
Time of Day: Early Morning
Inner Gate: None
Walls: Spiked (Enter a space with an outer wall, take 1d4 damage, 1d8 damage if forced into)
Small Pillars: Sheer, 5ft high
Large Pillars: Sheer, 15ft high
Special Events: None
Blue Team: Aadarion
Red Team: Karog The Ironwood
Round #1 Map