For the first time ever, Ragranaas and The Witch find themselves entering the Coliseum floor to do combat. In the hidden areas far from the fans other performers scream their encouragement. "Give them a show!". Eventually the pair enter the arena from opposite gates. Compared to the dimly-lit tunnels, the arena seems incredibly bright. Although the day is overcast and a sprinkle of rain falls they each find themselves blinking in the sun. The ringed seats are not deserted, but there are few few spectators in attendance. Given the weather, the earliness of the day, and the fact that these are unknown gladiators meant only those with nothing better to do are camped out in the seats. Seeing you arrive, you hear yells and catcalls, as the restless crowd prepares for the show to begin.
Next to the throne, which sits empty, stands an announcer. "Perhaps you have heard that cats and rats are natural enemies. But not all cats get along. We'll be seeing if these two Gladiators," and the announcer points toward one gate, "Ragranaas", and pointing to the other, "The Witch," before continuing, "can set aside their natural enmity when they find themselves hunted by a terrifying beast."
With those words, a section of the coliseum floor begins to rise - a large cage emerges from the depths. Hissing and spitting can be heard clearly as the crowd 'oohs' and 'aahs'. The cover is removed, the cage falls open, revealing a Lynx of prodigious size. Larger than a lion, the creature looks frightened...and dangerous.