Beyond the cave-in lies a familiar sight as the passage suddenly widens into a cave. The cavern measures some 40 feet wide by 30 deep. Wisps of acrid black smoke eddy in the eerie light shed by the flickering pale blue flames that pop and hiss from cracks in the cave's floor. A rough flattened mound of lava rock rises from the center of the room with a clay bowl resting on top and long blackened bones cast about its base. Two other passages exit the room. The third passage that led upward to the House of the Beast has been destroyed as marked by the rubble you just passed.
A small impish figure leaps from behind the rock onto the bowl once again. The creature is fiery red with flames licking over its batlike wings and grotesque face complete with horns, long drooping ears and long pointy nose. It shouts something in an elemental tongue that pops, cracks and hisses like the flames around you.
Gen frowns. Gem? Really, Karethas? Do you see a holographic girl band here? "Ugh. A mephit," she says with disgust.