The fourth battle that I witnessed was between two contestants fallen to the Lost Ways after the second ring, fighting for a place to rejoin the tournament at the third ring.
The arena was physically a rather plain affair with dull slate-grey walls. Small motes of light floated about and rather curiously, specks of dark material also hovered in the air occasionally devouring their light counterparts.
Both competitors appeared instantaneously, having not traversed a path to reach the ring. It was a fight between the shadow-possessed young Hylian man Spheira, and the Shadow being Ophila.
Ophila said nothing. She merely stepped forward, drew her fencer's sword and pointed it at her opponent, eerily making no sound despite the bells attached to her ankle and sword. Her inky blue-black hair framed her face as her gaze fixed on Spheira. The young man appeared startled when he saw her but did not immediately reach for his weapons.
Before we start... he said awkwardly