Arena:Arena

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Setting Tamriel
Time Period 3E 399
Developer Bethesda Softworks
Release Date Mar 1994
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Arena is the first game in the Elder Scrolls series. Emperor Uriel Septim VII is betrayed by Imperial Battlemage Jagar Tharn and imprisoned in another realm. You alone are left to travel the vast continent of Tamriel in search of the legendary Staff of Chaos that will allow you to rescue the true Emperor and restore peace to the Empire.

Although it was the first of the series and received very little initial attention, Arena became a cult classic that spread in popularity through word-of-mouth, and it secured Bethesda's place in the RPG industry.

Contents

Quest Information

  • Main Quest — The walkthrough for the Arena's Main Quest
  • Random Quests — A general walkthrough for all other quests in the game

Character Information

  • Attributes — Information on character statistics, and how they affect gameplay
  • Character Creation — Everything you need to know when you make your own character
  • Classes — A page listing all the classes that you can choose from in Arena, and what benefits they offer
  • Races — A guide on the playable races of Arena, and what each specializes in

Gameplay Information

  • Artifacts — A listing, with descriptions, of all sixteen in-game artifacts
  • Controls — A table of the various controls used to interact with the game
  • Combat — The semi-complete guide to fighting and staying alive in the Arena
  • Buying and Selling Guide — A guide to getting the most from your gold piece
  • General Hints — Hints relating to non-combat activities and general gameplay
  • Glitches — List of in-game glitches, along with means of circumventing them
  • Items — Directory of over eleven thousand items with location and price, divided by category
  • The Known Spellbook — All of the pre-made spells available for purchase from the Mages Guild
  • Magic — A guide on the use of magic in the world of Tamriel
  • Magical Effects — A list of all the magical effects available for spellcrafting in the game
  • Magic Items — A list of all items with magic effects

World Information

  • Maps — Maps of Tamriel and the provinces as seen in Arena
  • Monsters — Complete bestiary with description, picture, and combat strategies
  • Places — A listing of places in Arena
  • People — A listing of people in Arena
  • Services — The services you can get in the Arena

Technical Info

  • Running Under DOSBox — A detailed guide to playing Arena on DOSBox under a modern operating system, including OS X, Linux, and Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • Running Under Windows — A detailed guide to playing Arena on Windows 95/98 operating systems
  • Running Under Windows XP — A guide to playing Arena on Windows XP operating systems without DOSBox
  • Unofficial FAQ — The unofficial Arena FAQ which attempts to answer the most commonly asked questions new players have
  • Official FAQ — Bethesda's official FAQ from their support website

Downloads

  • Files — Arena full game, patches, utilities and other related files of a wide variety
  • Save Games — Save game files made available for download and use

See Also


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