Your Big Entrance
You stride (swim) past the guards outside the Colosseum and almost immediately find yourself in the center of a massive arena, surrounded by a frenzied crowd of Mer-kin in the stands. The gurgle of their voices in unison is almost deafening.
You pause for a moment to think about how strange it is that this is where the front door leads -- I guess they make the spectators come in the back door? Anyway.
A thunderous voice beings to speak from massive conch-shell speakers atop poles surrounding the Colosseum floor: "A new challenger appears! A new tournament begins!" The crowd gurgle-roars even louder, going from frenzied to double-frenzied.
Occurs on your first adventure in the Mer-kin Colosseum.