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Shadow Arena (anime)
Shadow Arena
General information

Grey Guards, Ols

Physical information

Next to the Factory


The Shadowlands


The Shadow Lord


The Shadow Lord

Chronological information
First appearance

The Shifting Sands (mentioned)

Last appearance

The Shadowlands

The Shadow Arena is located within the Shadowlands and connected to the Factory by an underground tunnel. The arena is used to entertain the Shadow Lord and his servants by pitting prisoners against vicious creatures, such as Vraals.[1]


The Shifting Sands[]

After taking control of the Rithmere Games, the Shadow Lord used the Games to find new combatants for the Shadow Arena. All finalists and semi-finalists were captured after the Games and carted to the Shadowlands to fight Vraals in the arena.[1]

Lief, Barda, and Jasmine were captured by two Grey Guard and overhead them talking about the Shadow Arena.[1]

The Valley of the Lost[]

Doom explains to Lief, Barda, and Jasmine how he escaped from the Shadow Arena and made his way back to Deltora. [2]

The Shadowlands[]

Main article: The Shadowlands (book)

The Shadow Arena was where the Shadow Lord planned to unveil its Conversion Project.[3]

Appearance and layout[]

There is a long tunnel that leads to the center of the arena. In the arena there are several tiers of seats for onlookers. Below the arena there are cages with Vraals.[3]

Known escapees[]


In the Deltora Quest anime the Shadow Arena is depicted as a large round metal cage and are shown to have columns that circle the inside of it, which is where the audience (mostly Grey Guards and Ols) is seated and watches the brutal fights.


  • The Arena is most likely inspired by the gladiatorial fights hosted at the Colosseum and amphitheaters of ancient Rome.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rodda, Emily. The Shifting Sands. Scholastic Australia. July 1, 2000.
  2. Rodda, Emily. The Valley of the Lost. Scholastic Australia. October 1, 2001.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rodda, Emily. The Shadowlands. Scholastic Australia. May 1, 2002.

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