Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction
Fire Pits
Attraction type Scarezone
Event Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror
Park Universal's Islands of Adventure
Area Lost Continent
Year 2005
Housed in Lost Continent
Based on Original

Fire Pits (a.k.a Tangleroot Fire Pits) was one of the four official scarezones that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror. It was located in The Lost Continent.

History and Location[edit | edit source]

For their 2005 event, Universal created their own demented country that runs on blood and sacrifice. One of the scarezones they chose to have was one with a medieval theme, with orcs and other creatures walking around. This scarezone would be called Fire Pits. Fire would be very prominently featured in this scarezone.

The scarezone would be featured in the Lost Continent area of the park, which is located between Jurassic Park and Seuss Landing. The area had three sections: A medieval village, a bazaar, and ancient ruins (featuring many Greek gods). This would be the final year the area was used to hold a scarezone, as the Halloween Horror Nights event moved from Islands of Adventure to Universal Studios Orlando.

Description[edit | edit source]

Blazing bursts of hellfire light up the night as precious metals are pounded into weapons, shields and body parts for the demonic warriors of the Terra Queen.

Illuminated by blazing bursts of hellfire in the brimstone and smoke of Dragon Forge, sadistic Ore Mongers smelt Gorewood Iron from a nearby realm and hammer precious molten metal into shields, weapons, and the ultimate creation of the Gorge, the Terra Throne Blade. Tempered in vats of fresh human blood, The Blade making requires fresh "donors" to refill the vats on a nightly basis.

Role in Terra Cruentus[edit | edit source]

The Tangleroot Fire Pits of Dragon Forge is where the Terra Throne Blade is created from stone made from flesh, and iron made from blood. The Terror Mines store these raw materials until they are needed for the creation of the Blade. The leftover parts are made into weapons and torture devices used by the monks in the village of Blood Ruins.

Website[edit | edit source]

On the map of Terra Cruentus found on the Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror website, visitors could click on and view the Dragon Forge region of the map. There, they could access the page for the Fire Pits by clicking on an anvil. The page showed a blacksmith with many chains, anvils, and vats of blood. Clicking on three vats of blood to the right allowed visitors to hear a short audio clip. They could also click on a branding iron with the Blade symbol on it, which plays a short video showing a man getting branded by the symbol. Finally, guests could click on a banner with the blade symbol in the background allowing them to read about the formation of The Blade in the Fire Pits.

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Website Audio[edit | edit source]

Audio that played on the Scarezone Page:

Song that played on the Website Page: Ancient Temple by Midnight Syndicate

Audio that played when the vats of blood were clicked on in the Backstory Page:

Audio that played when the branding iron was clicked on in the Backstory Page:

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Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror
Characters: The Storyteller (Event Icon)  • Terra Queen  • Eelmouth • Terra Ladies  • The Black Guard • Terra Ghouls • Knucklegrunts  • The Gentlemen • Ore Mongers  • Guderalle  • Blood Abbey Monks
Areas of Terra Cruentus: Terra Cruentus  • Terra Gate  • Iron Bone Gorge  • The Cantina  • The South Hollow  • Gorewood Forest  • Dragon Forge  • Blood Abbey  • The North Hollow  •The Mountain Beyond Maldaken • North Hollow Household  • Maldaken Pass
Haunted Houses: Blood Ruins  • Body Collectors  • Cold Blind Terror  • Demon Cantina  • The Skool  • Terror Mines  • Where Evil Hides
Scarezones: Blood Thunder Alley  • Fire Pits  • Cemetery Mines  • Terra Guard Run
Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • Terra Throne
Unofficial Scarezones: The North Hollow  • The South Hollow
Miscellaneous: Terra Clue Game  • Rat Run
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