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Lega Runa Battle Tower

The Lega Runa Battle Tower is a private Battle Tower-like facility located in mid-northern Suocé. It is dedicated to the marketing and hosting of high quality, high attendance tournaments of Pokémon combat. It was founded in 3734 PE(~1 after Gen1) by Cuasto mineral processing investor and enterpreneur Armando Pedraza, who also ran the facility during its opening years.

The Battle Tower debuts in-universe in late 3734 with the “LOGO” event (Legan Opening Grand Octagonal) as well as out-of-universe in Built for Risk as part of Serebii's Interpretations contest.


The Lega Runa is nearly 700 m tall from ground level and counts with 80 m deep supports deep into the ground. The design consists of a cylinder-shaped tube that widens at the bottom and top and hosts a number of lodging and logistics facilities.

The tower has three legs, curved both outward and counterclockwise, nearly 40 m wide at ground level and made from a number of materials derived from research into Aron species' plates. The legs join with the main body at about 160 m height, and they also dig about 60 m into the earth, where they are encrusted into a thick layer of a compressible material.

Accommodation facilities start at the core of the cylinder at about 300 m mark. These include lodging, eating, small entertainment facilities, observation floors and a cinema. After that up come some business and logistics facilities, in particular deposit boxes. All those facilities reach up to the 520 m mark and are followed by a special set of buffer floors, armoured with special materials and service rooms to support the main features of the building.

The battle-oriented facilities start at the 540 m mark. The central column hosts a number of small courts and arenas for simple combat as well as a gymnasium, but by far the main attraction is the three semi-floating arenas that sprout out from the main building, anchored at the 560 m mark and reach up to the 600 m mark in height.

The top of the tower hosts a helipad, an airdock and a generator for a three-point wind-type energy barrier system that protects the arenas and the upper portion of the building from the blunt of the wind currents at that altitude.


Armando Pedraza started the project at an undetermined time before yr. 3724 of the Present Era, and mostly by virtue of audacity and eager marketing of the project, managed to avoid influence from Pokefutures without even knowing. This allowed the project to continue the design and planning phase when the League closed temporarily in 3729, a time that Armando used to hire an important contingent of construction and engineering staff.

The faith in the constitution of the engineering and staff that Pedraza publicly placed on the Tower (as seen in Built for Risk) was well founded: when global seismic events and weather changes ravaged part of Suocé in yr. 3733 during the awakening of Kyogre and Groudon, the Tower saw only minor damage and the construction was not stopped. The Tower debuted in yr. 3734 with a special event tournament where among others the then-current Champion Machalí sol Linaros was invited, and that drew media attention due to a number of factors.

The Tower would continue to be operational in the future, with no set out-of-universe timeframe for its decommissioning.


FIXME TOBEDONE - artwork scan.

Each of the three main combat arenas is comprised of a ring of fortified materials, housing the spectators and engineering, surrounding an UFO-like capsule of detachable layers that comprises the arena proper. A tubular structure under the discs is in charge of dispelling kinetic energy and maintaining the disc attached to the Tower's structure, and functions as a failsafe mechanism to give a time of graceful “sliding” against the structure for evacuation, in case of catastrophic damage that would cause the discs to fall.


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