When Patience had agreed that a battle arena might be a fun thing to try she had not expected... this. She had expected something like a glorified pit fight, not too different from the ones at the fortress. She thought maybe it would be a little more posh and formal than back where she came from. At the very least she expected to walk into the arena proper. Surprise. Instead she had been whisked here in what felt like an instant, to be greeted by a crowd the likes of which she had never seen. There were easily hundreds of spectators, perhaps even thousands. Well she had claimed she was ready to go right then and there. Patience decided she would have to be more careful with her words from now on. Absentmindedly she waved to the cheering crowd as she scanned the massive arena around her. Far from a boring dirt or sand pit the battleground was breathtaking in scale and detail. The whole field was a great tank of water with giant chunks and spires of ice and several seafaring ships sitting in the water. She was actually standing on a full sized Hylian frigate, an impressive replica and the centerpiece of the arena. There were also several skiffs and gunboats around the central ship, packed together tightly. There was, amazingly enough, plenty of room for the smaller ships to spread out. She guessed they were that close together so the combatants could leap from ship to ship without having to risk the icy water. The sheer size of this place felt like overkill to Patience. Even as a ranged fighter a full sized frigate alone was more than enough. Whoever this Arena Lord was he liked to throw a grand party. But who was to be her opponent, and where was he? Taking a closer look at her immediate surroundings Patience noticed her challenger standing where there had been no one a moment before. She could tell immediately she was dealing with a Zora, one armed with a trident and shield. A melee fighter matched against an archer? Who planned these fights? Seeing and hearing no obvious cue to begin the match Patience casually strolled toward the Zora, noting he was about a head shorter than herself. He was looking around at the arena and crowd, probably just as bemused as she had been on arrival. Not that the feeling was fully dissipated. She offered a generic greeting to announce herself. As expected her opponent immediately turned to face her, and Patience realized this was not a man at all. Instead she found herself face to face with an attractive young female Sea Zora, short and thin but well toned. This was a very pleasant surprise to be sure, though now she was a bit conflicted. This lady Zora was surely a competent warrior who would not hold anything back in this fight. Patience, however, was not looking forward to making this lovely specimen bleed. She sighed inwardly. It seemed this battle was not going to be in her favor as she first thought. Unable to restrain herself Patience smiled and moved close to the Zora, arms crossed under her breasts. "I had no idea they were going to be matching me against such a beauty. A shame we're meeting like this for the first time." She purred.