29. FORGE OF ELEMENTAL FIRE
The floor of this chamber is made from obsidian, and against the far wall is a large forge with its fire lit.
In each corner of the room is a small niche – inside of which is set a burning brazier.
REVELATION: None of the flames in this room give off any heat (they are simply a realistic version of a continual flame spell). However, further investigation of the braziers will reveal that, not only has a golden ring been set in the heart of the flames, but there are also a series of numbers inscribed upon the floor in front of each. These are as follows (i.e. the first five number sequence is at the base of the Northwest brazier, the second four number sequence is in the Northeast, and so on):
To solve this puzzle a player/character need only replace each of the numbers with the corresponding letter of the alphabet (i.e. 1=A, 2=B, 3=C, and so on) – and that will reveal that sequence 6·9·18·5 spells out the word FIRE. As such, picking up that ring has no adverse effect – however, each time an incorrect ring is removed, a serpentine gout of flame issues from the forge and attacks (treat as a Fire Snake).
(note that the correct ring allows the wearer to cast ‘light’ once per day, whereas an incorrect ring has no special power, and will be slightly too small to fit upon the finger of the statue in room 23)