Difficulty: Level 3 Devil's Mouth is rumbling again after centuries of dormancy. If it erupts the surrounding settlements will be razed by the lava flow. The volcano's instability is decades ahead of schedule. Perhaps the duergar living under the volcano are up to something.
NAME entered the heart of Devil's Mouth. The heat was stifling. Lava flowed in rivers in every direction from a giant lake of fire at the center of the cavern. Standing at the edge of the lake was Kweela, a duegar theurge. Her hands raised above her head, infernal magic flowing from them into the fiery lake.
'You will not wake Devil's Mouth', shouted NAME as he/she calmly walked toward the theurge. The enraged duergar turned and shot a hellbolt at NAME which he/she easily sidestepped. Then she spat a wave of despair at NAME which he/she adeptly rolled under. She raised her hammer to crush NAME's skull, but he/she dodged towards her, ending her mischief with a quick ATTACKED(sic). NAME was hailed as a hero and rewarded richly by the towns and keeps around Devil's Mouth.
'You will not wake Devil's Mouth', shouted NAME as he/she calmly walked toward the theurge. The enraged duergar turned and shot a hellbolt at NAME which slammed into his/her chest. NAME staggered onward. The theurge spat a wave of despair at NAME which washed over him/her stripping away all desire to continue on his/her quest. NAME returned home as a failure, but was given some compensation for his/her efforts.