Arena Magna

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"I have been there every year for so long to see the yearly fights. The sheer size and fantastic organic style, like it has grown from the rocks, made it unique. I don't think there will ever be an arena as magnificent again."
Metus, Glatorian Arena 2

Arena Magna
Status Damaged
Position Atero
Pronunciation MAG-nuh

The Arena Magna was the largest and oldest arena on Bara Magna, located in the city of Atero.


The destroyed Arena Magna

The Arena Magna was one of the oldest structures on Spherus Magna,[1] constructed by the Great Beings.[2]

It was carved from solid rock into intricate organic shapes by mysterious ancient builders, and was an architectural hallmark. There is a trace of the arena design inspiration in everything that was built thereafter on Spherus Magna.

After the Shattering, the Arena fell out of use, as Atero had been declared a neutral territory. Upon the creation of the Glatorian system, the Arena was used to hold the Great Tournament every year for the warriors, with the winner being declared the champion of Glatorian.

During the latest Great Tournament, the arena was attacked by the Skrall. The Skrall invaded the arena, killing a large number of the Glatorian and Agori that got in their way. During the conflict, part of the structure was knocked out, causing a portion of the building to collapse.

Notable Aspects

Arena Magna was built on the highest rock of the Magna Falls, its six towers represented the elements of Bara Magna.[3] The arena housed sporting and other public events.[1] On either side of the rock on which the arena stood, endless streams of liquid sand cascade into a gigantic basin far below. The arena had a built-in mechanism that allows it to be filled with sand and emptied during fights. At the beginning of the duel, the warriors fight on flat ground, surrounded by only six symmetrically placed rocks sticking out of the sand. Over time, more obstacles emerge around them as the sand filling of the arena is gradually drawn into the large hole in the center of its bottom. This also presents a danger of being sucked into a whirpool of sand. This way, a duel in the arena was not only a fight against another Glatorian, but also against a merciless element.[4]

Wall of Champions

The Wall of Champions was a famed spot in the Arena Magna, where the names and images of all the winners of the Great Tournament were carved. A spot on this wall was coveted by all Glatorian.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Arena Magna." Mata Nui's Guide to Bara Magna, p. 18.
  2. Glatorian Arena.
  3. BIONICLE: Glatorian II. BIONICLE Games and Activities 12, p. 2.
  4. BIONICLE: Glatorian II. BIONICLE Games and Activities 12, p. 3.

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