The adventure begins with the party on a transport ship, red feather, the enslaved druid, hears the guards on this ship telling horror stories of the Serpent’s Borough. There are two other groups of prize fighters heading to their doom in the slums of Primerus’ Western Districts and they look up to the adventurers who have survived multiple battles. However, this battle is a survival fight, and the patrons want to see how much these prize fighters can take.
The transport lands and it’s time to head to the holding cell. Red feather again sees a group of officials, together with Gygax and Arcturus, but he is able to perceive a ranking officer arguing with the guard’s of the Champion’s League. The guards escort the party through a series of alleyways in the “serpent’s rattle,” the sub-district known as Kyrosa, into a holding cell that is exposed to the public.
While discussing with the public, they discover what could be their opponent: a Savage Elephant from the frontier. After sitting most of the day in the holding cell, they also discover an agent of Sylvan descent who has been sent to the Coliseum to investigate something. They are unable to determine why the Elf is disguised among the Arena Slaves, but they wrangle some food from the guards trading what they could for prison-shaved shanks. They spend the entire night trying to determine the Elf’s purpose among them without revealing his identity to the rest of the prisoners.
In the morning, before they were escorted to the coliseum, two groups of lesser adventurers who had accompanied the heroes through a few of the Champion’s League arenas. The first group has a body barely alive to return (out of the three that left) and out of the second group of three gladiators no one returns. From the dying slaves that remained, the heroes were rushed through the mazes of bustling guards from the city, Vigilants’, and hired muscle from the local thieves guilds, by the Champion’s League soldiers. They were escorted through the labyrinthine caverns beneath the Coliseum to the weapons staging area. The personal tables with all of choice weapons collected by the heroes.
The sounds of the arena fills the room and the iron-bound doors shutter with the sounds of an enormous pachyderm charging around the arena. When they are prepared, the doors fly open. There are tigers lurking about the other side of the Coliseum and before the heroes get leave the staging area, the tigers attack. The crowds surge at the attack, and the heroes fight their way through the beasts into the entrance of the arena. Apes come climbing out of the arena walls about 15 ft. above the dusty surface of the Coliseum, the heroes slash their way through most of the apes but suddenly they hear the sounds of the Savage Elephant.
The Elephant tries to bash the doors away while the heroes continue fighting off the furious apes of the arena. Before they can destroy the apes, the coliseum guards release the mad elephant unto the heroes. It smashes through the middle of the arena immediately damaging much of the party.
The battle ended with Nathaniel’s character pumping a round into the elephant and Red Feather continuing the lightning barrage. At this point, they’re the only characters conscious.p.