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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.
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- The map for the second level of the Mines of Khuras contains a hidden word. The word is Black Marsh, which is mirrored to make it harder to see.
In a 2018 interview on YouTube with Indigo Gaming, Ted Peterson mentions that Ria Silmane was portrayed by one of Arena's programmers. This can be seen to be Jennifer Pratt when looking at the photo of the Development Team.
In the same 2018 interview, Ted also discussed how he used a play on his own name for the answer to one of the riddles in The Halls of Collossus.
Dungeons and Dragons
- The Staff of Chaos appears to have drawn heavy inspiration 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 were the original alignment choices for characters).
The name generator may appear random, but many of the part-names are there because of some references to other works and history:
- Greek history, legends and mythology
- Andro-cles, Aph-rodite, Art-emis, Ath-ena, Her-acles, and Per-seus (Argonian)
- The Lord of the Rings
- Ara-gorn, Lego-las (Wood Elf), Gan-dalf, Saru-man, and Sau-ron (High Elf)
- King Arthur
- Ava-lon (Dark Elf), Gwyn-yvyra, and Morg-anna (Breton)
- Roman history
- August-us, Cae-sar, Calig-ula, Ca-ssius, Gal-lus, German-icus, Jul-ius, Pil-ate, Tib-erius (Argonian)
- Tristan and Isolde
- Trist-ane, and Ys-olda (Breton)
- Islamic history and legends
- Ak-bar, Moham-med, Sha-hrazad (Khajiit)
- Jewish mythology
- Lil-ith (Dark Elf)
Many of the province names originated from other fantasy works:
- Hammerfell is named for the novel The Heirs of Hammerfell by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- Valenwood is the name of a type of tree from Dragonlance
- Morrowind is named after Morrowindl, a volcanic island home to elves in The Elf Queen of Shannara