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The Cesspool is an arena converted from a cesspool in The Rust Commons West near the transition to New Haven.


This cesspool presumably catered to the sewerage needs of this part of the Rust Commons prior to the abandonment of the area. It has since been converted into a small gladiatorial arena.

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The Cesspool is an arena in The Rust Commons West. In this arena, up to four players can engage in combat with one another. In the Cesspool there is a terminal that only the host can use. At this terminal the host can decide whether players will fight in teams of two or in an all-out free for all. The arena mode (which is currently grayed out and always set to "Come as you are") and which weapons are allowed to be used in the fight (though this option is also grayed out) is also selected here.

Should the combatants in an arena match fail to score any damage on each other for a minute they will begin to sustain light damage from the arena environment itself. This pressures participants to come out of hiding and resume the fight.


  • The duels fought in this arena do not count for the duel challenge.