Nate, Tim, Jake, Jeff, James, Drew approach the crude wooden door. It opens easily and they peer into the cave entrance. The air is foul with a rotten egg smell. The options are uphill to the left, uphill straight ahead or downhill to the right. Always take the right. The first chamber they encounter has 4 sickly gobraptors. Easy fight. The next chamber has 4 more gobraptors already dead from the poisonous gas. They sneak into the next chamber to find a prehistoric sized red scaled salamander creature possibly sleeping. Jeff sneaks up behind it and backstabs the creature. James casts a Hypnotic Pattern spell and the poor creature idly stares as the rest of the group runs up and kills the giant monster. The question “Could this creature breathe fire?” is never answered. Some questions are better not answered.
Next they sneak towards the next room and overhear a conversation.
Guardian naga talking with a Type I demon
Demon: So what do you do, ask riddles?
Naga: No no no, that is what those pansy sphynx do. I specialize in puzzles.
Demon: So what is that writing on the wall? A riddle?
Naga: Nonsense, it's a clue. Completely different.
Demon: Whose treasure are you guarding?
Naga: Oh those so called Immortals. It turns out they stole quite a bit from a wizard.
Demon: Ahhhh. They made blood pacts with my supremes. They are going to be around for a long time.
Naga: So how did you get stuck here? There are no tasty human souls for you to consume.
Demon: Blah, these gobrator souls task like dried turkey. I always loved the taste of a welleaged elf soul the best.
Demon: Well I am stuck here for the next 1,000 years as punishment. I embarrassed my boss in front of his boss. Some plucky band of adventurers in a dungeon destroyed my material form and my brother‘s material body too after I summoned him in. So I asked my boss to come along next time to get revenge on them. And guess what? We both ended up rematerializing in hell after an embarrassing defeat. So then I tell him so what? They teleported to some giant floating green octahedron, we will never see then again. That is when he got as hot as hell. He screamed at me that if we have lost them we can’t punish them and that makes him look bad, someone is going to get punished. So he decided to punish me.
Naga: Well stay away from those Immortals. I looked at one using True Vision. What I saw made no sense but it completely creeped me out.
Demon: Well I better be moving along. Those air breathers don't live very long in this place and I am expecting a fresh batch soon.
They await for the demon to walk out hiding behind natural stone columns in ambush. Tim buffs everyone with spells and they jump him as he enters the cave chamber. James stuns him with a Color Spray spell then the rest of the party finishes him off easily.
The naga is now waiting for the party to enter. She spits poison on Drew as they enter. Drew the dwarven monk makes his poison save and only takes 20 damage. The fight goes poorly for the naga and it spends most of its time healing itself in hopes for getting a good poisonous bite in. After it is slayed the party finds the clue written on the wall and a set of 5 levers.
Five in all, the third is first and the fourth is second to last.
Many tries are made but finally Jeff gets the correct order. As for the answer I won’t tell. Correctly pulling the levers opens a secret door into another room with a large lava rock grinding wheel made out of lava rock with 4 push poles poking out.