Online:Maelstrom Arena (place)
- Maelstrom Arena Objective: Survive the Maelstrom Arena.
- Maelstrom Arena: Compete in an otherworldly Daedric arena.
Round 1: Vale of the Surreal
An arena themed after the Shivering Isles. The environmental hazards here are a blue orb that chases the player around doing minor magic damage within a small radius as indicated by a red circle. The player has to keep moving to avoid this. The water around the tree in the center also applies a heavy snare, so avoid it. Here you'll face various Daedric and undead enemies, such as:
Round 2: Seht's Balcony
An arena themed after the Clockwork City built by Sotha Sil (also known as Seht), set under a clockwork sky. The environmental hazards here are a series of 6 spinning blades that run on 3 tracks across the arena. Getting hit by one will do moderate damage and apply a moderate bleed over time. The center pylon is electrified and standing near it will cause minor electric damage over time to a player. If you stay in the center for too long, the pylon will explode throwing the player out towards the edges of the arena, and possibly into a spinning blade. Hitting a switch located at the side of the arena will stop the blades from moving. It will also cause the pylon in the center to emit a healing aura (note that it will also heal any enemies that stand in it). The enemies here are primarily Dwemer constructs, such as
The boss of this arena is a trio of Dwarven Centurions, each named Centurion Champion.
Round 3: Drome of Toxic Shock
This arena resembles an Argonian village in Murkmire. The hazard here is the water around the three islands, which the Queen will randomly electrify throughout the fight. If the Stranglers pull you into the electrified water, you'll take heavy electric damage over time. Kill the Stranglers quickly to avoid this. Here you'll face off against Argonians, Lamia and other swamp-dwelling creatures like
- Various Argonians
- Various Lamia
- Giant Snakes
- Queen's Pet, a wamasu.
- Queen's Advisor, a hag.
The boss of this round is the leader of the lamia, aptly named the Lamia Queen.
Round 4: Seht's Flywheel
This round brings us back to the Clockwork City, but now in a chamber deep underground. The enemies are now a mix of Dwemer constructs and scavengers, such as
- Dwarven Spiders
- Dwarven Spheres
- Clockwork Sentries
- Various Scavengers
- Achelir, the boss of round 1. He is a Redguard scavenger who uses flame magic.
- Aihrima, the boss of round 2. She is a Khajiit scavenger who uses shock magic.
- Kothheid, the boss of round 3. He is a Nord scavenger who uses melee and flame magic.
The final boss is a giant Dwarven Spider named The Control Guardian.
Round 5: Rink of Frozen Blood
This arena is themed after the Wrothgarian Mountains. The arena is filled with frozen water that will damage you if you stand in it. Stay on the three ice platforms to avoid this. The enemies here include:
- Various Herne
- Troll Breaker, trolls who will not attack you but instead try to break the platform you are standing on.
- Deathless Wolves, seemingly undead wolves that are summoned by the Hernes.
- Leimeinids and Leimeinid Oracles, ghostly Nereids
- Frost Atronachs
- Auroral Guardians, spectral bears
- Angirgoth, a female Herne who is the boss of round 1.
- Ogre Elder, an ogre mage that is the boss of round 2.
- Aki and Vigi, two giants encountered in round 3.
- Bor, a giant who is the boss of round 3.
The final boss is a female giant named Matriarch Runa.
Round 6: Spiral Shadows
This arena is themed after Mephala's realm. Here, five obelisks will emit a glow that repels spider swarms, but these obelisks may be covered with webs spun by enemies. To remove them, the player has to kill a Venomous Hoarvor near them, causing them to explode with acid. Alternatively, if a hoarvor is not killed near an obelisk, it will leave behind a acid sac. That sac can be thrown (using a synergy) at webbed obelisks to free them. If all 5 obelisks are freed, they will stun all enemies (including bosses) for 10 seconds, before being covered in webs again. Freeing the obelisks is necessary during the final boss fight, as each obelisk left covered will increase her damage done. The enemies faced are various Spiderkith and insects, such as:
- Various Spiderkith
- Dread Scorpions
- Venomous Hoarvors, which have to be killed near the obelisks to dissolve any webs covering them.
- Flesh Atronachs
- Void Lurcher
- Dire Wasps
- Spiderkith Captain, the boss of round 3.
- Xivilai Toxicoli, the boss of round 4.
The final boss is a Spider Daedra named Champion of Atrocity.
Round 7: Vault of Umbrage
This arena is themed after an Ayleid ruin in Murkmire. The environmental hazards here are poisonous plants that will explode when you go too near, or if they are forced to explode by the Argonian Venomcallers. The only way to cleanse the poison is to stand in the green pools on either side of the arena. The enemies encountered here are
The boss of this arena is the Argonian Behemoth.
Round 8: Igneous Cistern
This arena takes place in a volcanic cavern deep underground. The environmental hazards here are frequent lava eruptions that will land on the arena, as indicated by red circles. There are also 3 Warding Stones that have to be broken occasionally, as any enemies indicated with a blue glow will be immune to damage until all stones are broken. The enemies faced here are:
- Various Dremora
- Flame Atronachs
- Infernal Destoyers, fiery lurchers
- Flame Knight, a Xivilai which is the boss of round 4.
The final boss is a Dremora named Valkyn Tephra.
Round 9: Theater of Despair
The Theater of Despair is the final round of the arena, and is supposedly based on Mehrunes Dagon's Deadlands. The hazards here are blue wraiths that float across the arena. Touching one will cause cold damage and slow, while touching a golden one provides a boost to your defenses. Touching 3 golden wraiths will allow you to cast the "Spectral Explosion" synergy, that removes all wraiths and stuns all enemies for 10 seconds (including bosses). The enemies are:
- Various Dremora
- Bone Colossus
- Crematorial Guard
- Xivilai Ravager, the boss of round 3.
- Ash Titan, a Daedric Titan which is the boss of round 5.
The final boss of the arena is a Dremora named Voriak Solkyn.
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