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This page is for Easter eggs only. Easter eggs include inside jokes, pop culture references, and any similar reference to something outside the Elder Scrolls games. For other points of interest, please see the appropriate pages.

Easter Eggs are secrets that the developers put in games to give people a laugh when they find them (provided that they understand the joke or reference). Arena has a large number of such jokes. Easter eggs differ from in-game references in that they have been clearly hidden from the player and are unusual with regards to their surroundings; references are often integrated into the rest of game and no attempt is made to keep them secret.

If you think you have found an Easter egg please post your idea on this article's talk page before adding it to this article.

Easter EggsEdit

Mirror MapEdit


Hidden in the map of the second level of the Mines of Khuras is the compound word "Blackmarsh", which has been mirrored to make it harder to notice.

Ria SilmaneEdit

In a 2018 interview on YouTube with Indigo Gaming, game designer Ted Peterson mentions that the part of Ria Silmane was played by one of Arena's programmers.[1] This can be seen to be Jennifer Pratt when looking at the photo of the development team.


In the same 2018 interview, Peterson also discussed how he used a play on his own name for the answer to one of the riddles in the Halls of Collossus.[1]

Cultural ReferencesEdit

Dungeons and DragonsEdit

Arena is heavily inspired by D&D[1] and as such bears certain similarities:

  • The Staff of Chaos appears to have been drawn heavily from the D&D artifact, the Rod of Seven Parts. Both items have been broken into several pieces and must be reassembled. Additionally, the Rod was originally named the "Rod of Law" (law and chaos being the original alignment choices for characters).
  • The Oghma Infinium is named after a Celtic deity of wisdom. Initially, Ted Peterson created a quest during a D&D campaign to find a great tome called the "Orcus Infinium", authored by the demon Orcus, and as Orcus was trademarked the name was changed to Oghma.[2]

Name GenerationEdit

The name generator may appear random, but many of the part-names are references to historical or otherwise fantasy works:

Jewish mythology
Lil-ith (Dark Elf)
Christian mythology
Cas-par, Golg-othah, Tab-ithah (Dark Elf)
Islamic mythology
Ak-bar, Fa-tima, Moham-med, Om-ar, Sha-hrazad (Khajiit)
Hammu-rabi (Khajiit)
Ancient Greece
Cas-sandra (Wood Elf), Andro-cles, Aph-rodite, Art-emis, Ath-ena, Her-acles, Per-seus, Theo-dorus (Argonian)
Ancient Rome
August-us, Cae-sar, Calig-ula, Ca-ssius, Gal-lus, German-icus, Jul-ius, Pil-ate, Tib-erius (Argonian)
Matter of Britain
Ava-lon (Dark Elf), Gwyn-yvyra, Morg-anna, Trist-ane, Trist-yn, Ys-olda (Breton)
The Lord of the Rings
Ara-gorn, Lego-las (Wood Elf), Gan-dalf, Mith-ril, Saru-man, Sau-ron (High Elf)

Province NamesEdit

Many of the province names originated from other fantasy works:

See AlsoEdit