The Haze of Magic
Trial of the Flames
After gaining knowledge from The City of Machinus, The players progressed to the temple of Fire, located on a small island, just a few dozen miles away from the mainland of Tanalus Volcano. upon entering, the players brute forced through several puzzles, encountered and slayed several creatures, and finally upon entering the final room, were engulfed in the flames of a large elemental, in order to travel through the barrier barring access from the Gate of the Fire plane. there, the Guardian bestowed the essence of the plane to Jerry, the homunculus after the players suggested that the guardian transfers the essence in order to restore balance. The Guardian then perishes and the temple begins to erupt in flames and lava as the gate of the fire plane begins to unravel. The players escape the temple and see that Tanalus Volcano has begun to erupt and threaten the City of Machinus.
Teleporting the boat back to the mainlands, the players return an object to a merchant for some gold and continue away back to the main continent.