The combat arena consists of the battle field and some control panels. In the lower middle part of the screen there is an initiative panel (the so called ATB bar or scale, on the left the turn timer is displayed. Combat log window is positioned under the ATB bar. It holds description of the main events on the battle field, as well as messages sent by players during the combat. During combat, you will receive control upon your troops in the order seen at the initiative bar, from left to right.