A Mysterious Test
Lava Filled Opening
Beyond the eye, you’ll find a strange species of animal that is drinking lava from pools. If you startle them, they may accidentally throw up lava on to you (reflex DC16). They do not wish to harm you, but will ask to eat your lava beetles. They will explain that their digestive systems are constantly being chilled from within, and that they have to drink lava or their entire body will freeze. You can kill these creatures and watch their bodies freeze over, and the ice will continue to spread beyond their body all across the ground, until it reaches lava. The source of the ice is a small orb, which you can hold for 15 seconds before having to pass it off. If you throw the orb in lava, it will solidify a small patch for a brief time. The animals also have extremely long tails, which can be used as rope. If you show them a relic, they will immediately empty their stomachs and rush to a lava pit, cowering from something and refusing to look at you. One of them will say “returning to hive”, departing into a small hole.