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Arena Ferox

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Chrom and "Marth" duelling in the Arena Ferox in Awakening.

The Arena Ferox (Japanese: フェリア闘技場 Felia Arena) is a gladiatorial combat arena situated in the central-west of Regna Ferox on the continent of Ylisse.

History

Every few years, the Arena Ferox houses the tournament in which the east and west khans of the nation compete to win the dominant position of "khan regnant" for the following few years, granting them total rule over both halves of Ferox and the powers to determine foreign policy and alliances.[1] In each tournament, the khans are represented by chosen teams of gladiators or other warriors typically recruited from outside Ferox, believed to be a necessity to minimize potential conflicts borne as a result of the tournament or deaths therein.[2]

During the last year of the reign of Exalt Emmeryn, the tournament was held between East-Khan Flavia and the regnant West-Khan Basilio. Seeking military support from Ferox in response to the Plegian threat, Prince Chrom of Ylisse and his Shepherds fought as Flavia's representatives. Basilio initially had his right-hand man Lon'qu as his representative, leading a group of anonymous warriors, but prior to the tournament Lon'qu was defeated by "Marth", who took his place as the leader of the west's champions.[3] Chrom won the tournament, elevating Flavia to the position of khan regnant and ensuring the alliance and support of Ferox in assisting Ylisse.

Gameplay

The Arena Ferox is a world map location in Fire Emblem Awakening, and is the subject of Chapter 4. Once this chapter has been cleared, skirmishes can appear here, featuring enemies ranging in strength from unpromoted levels 8 to 14.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
Is 3ds iron lance.png Iron Lance 560
Is 3ds iron bow.png Iron Bow 560
Is 3ds thunder.png Thunder 630

Other appearances

StreetPass Mii Plaza

The Fire Emblem Awakening panel in Puzzle Swap depicts Chrom and "Marth"'s duel in the Arena Ferox.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

The Arena Ferox stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
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Arena Ferox has been confirmed as a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive unavailable in the Wii U version. Unlike its Awakening appearance, the arena consists of a large stone platform in the middle of a deep pit, better facilitating the gameplay of Super Smash Bros.. The stage periodically transforms between at least four known configurations which have different arrays of platforms above the main stage body:

  • The first version shown, consisting of four platforms evenly spaced above the stage (pictured right)
  • A version with three platforms held up by a pair of statues, similar to the second Castle Siege room in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • A version with four platforms, two of which are attached to a gear mechanism and rotate around each other in a circle
  • A version with an erratic set of five platforms held up by columns

In addition, like all stages in the game, there is also a Final Destination configuration with no platforms at all, disabling the stage's transformation. This variant is used in the "For Glory" online gameplay mode.

Arena Ferox was also the setting of "By Book, Blade and Crest of Flame", the animated trailer which confirmed Lucina and Robin as playable characters. The trailer depicts Lucina duelling with Captain Falcon in the Arena Ferox, Chrom having already been defeated and badly wounded by Falcon.

Trivia

  • Arena Ferox was the first and is so far the only Fire Emblem stage in Super Smash Bros. to be based on an actual explicit location in the series. The only other Fire Emblem stages so far, Castle Siege and Coliseum, are non-specific stages merely drawing inspiration from multiple parts of the series.

Gallery

Fire Emblem Awakening

Non-canon

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Arena Ferox --
Japanese フェリア闘技場 Felia Arena
Spanish Coliseo de Regna Ferox Regna Ferox Coliseum
French Arène de Ferox Arena of Ferox
German Feroxer Arena Ferox Arena
Italian Arena Ferox Arena Ferox
Russian Арена Ферокс Arena Ferox; in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, as no Fire Emblem game has as yet been officially released in Russian.[4]

References

  1. "As I said, I am ONE of the khans. In Ferox, the khans of east and west hold a tournament every few years. The victor acquires total sovereignty over both kingdoms. And that means they have the final say when it comes to forging alliances. The West-Khan won the last tournament, you see, and so..." - Flavia, Fire Emblem Awakening
  2. "The khans themselves do not fight—they choose champions to represent them. Otherwise our land would be rife with blood feuds and dead khans! We don't involve comrades or kin for the same reason. Over time, it was decided the tournament should be fought by outsiders. Although the outsiders have never included foreign royalty. ...That I know of! Ha!" - Flavia, Fire Emblem Awakening
  3. "You mean that "Marth"? Bah! He's just some sellsword with delusions of grandeur. All I know is that he turned up one eve and knocked my old champion flat. It was love at first sight, and I'm generally too old for such things! Baha! Anyway, he's gone now. Up and fled the moment the tournament ended." - Basilio, Fire Emblem Awakening
  4. YouTube: Super Smash Bros. Direct Presentation - 09.04.2014 (Russian version)
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