The Keepers of Fire

Tower of Fire

At the center of the lake of lava within the volcano stands the Tower of Fire. It looks much like any other stand-alone tower: 60' tall, 50' wide at the base and 30' at the top, complete with windows, battlements, and large double doors made of solid brass. It is not made from stone, however, but solid, living, flame. Only creatures immune to the ravages of heat and fire can even hope to approach the tower, but only the Keeper of Fire may open the doors, and only with the proper key, which is made from brass and set with a fire opal of rare beauty.

Keeper of Fire Powers

The Key of Fire grants wondrous powers to the Keeper of Fire, the most important powers being a total immunity to heat and fire and the ability to enter the Tower of Fire. Flames may be created, controlled and doused at will, anything from a simple candle flame to a raging inferno. The color of flames are also under the Keeper's control. Fire elementals may be summoned and banished at will, and any fire elemental or fire spirit encountered will obey the keeper's commands. Only free spirits or those of unique power can retain their own will. Also, other fire-dwelling creatures recognize the Keeper and will not attack him. The Keeper may also transform himself into a being of fire and back to his normal form at will.

On the downside, water elementals and water spirits will recognize the Keeper of Fire who what he is. They may not attack on sight, but their attitude will be hostile at best, and belligerent at worst. Also, any water-based attacks which penetrate the Keeper's defenses will do increased damage. Water is not necessarily harmful to the Keeper (as it would make drinking and bathing a tad difficult) but exposure to water will dim his Keeper powers, while submersion in water will drain them altogether.

The Keepers

1st Syous of Mystara (SyousMyst) 21 September 2000 - 9 December 2001
Face2Loran, 14 February 2001
Two more challenges were issued but didn't come to pass.
2nd Phantom (Kerrazy6) 23 April 2002 - 9 June 2002
3rd Cory Havoik (XHavoickX) 9 June 2002 - 4 August 2002
4th Harris D'Artainian (That Guy Harris) 25 August 2002 - 26 January 2003 
Harris won the key in the Keeper Tournament.
Horatio MacBeth, 8 January 2003
5th Illusia Marcine (LuciaMarcine) 28 March 2003 - 28 September 2003
Illusia won the key in the Keeper Tournament
6th Horatio MacBeth 26 October 2003 - 15 Decmber 2003
Horatio won the key in the Keeper Tournament.
7th Mur the Sage 15 December 2003 - 8 February 04
Mur won the first 2 duels taking the key from Horatio MacBeth.
Mur retired as the Keeper of Fire.
8th Tellius 26 April 2004 - 26 September 2004
Tellius won the key in the Keeper Tournament .
He had a choice between Fire and Earth, and deferred the choice to Harris.
9th Joshua Skinner (Gork292) 26 September 2004 - 17 October 2004
Joshua won the key from Tellius
10th Illusia Drasioni 17 October 2004 - 1 March 2005
Illusia won the key from Joshua
11th Vanion Shadowcast 1 March 2005 - 15 March 2005
Vanion won the key from Illusia
12th Etherean Esperwind 15 March 2005 - Current
Etherean won the key from Vanion
Mur Ollavan, 10 May 2005
Mur Ollavan, 22 August 2005