LOCATION: A volcanic island off the coast of Shina Ania, NW of Deimos Valley.
The Scorching Summit is home to a multitude of creatures who are acclimated to the high temperatures. This includes monsters and Deimos who naturally thrive in such extreme conditions. Typically, you will find tribes of lava-dwelling creatures that travel between the lava floes.
Those who enter this summit must endure grueling temperatures emanating from the lava rivers and breathe through some kind of mask, or face inhaling large amounts of the smoke and ash from erupted volcanoes. It is highly advised not to enter alone; for there are many predatory monsters that feed off of those unfortunate enough. Alongside the valleys from which lava flows, there are caves full of unmapped paths-- those who venture into these caves alone are said to have met with terrible fates.
Many of these creatures frolic among the lava, and are naturally aggressive. The strength of these creatures can often entice visits from swordsman or magicians to challenge them as a test of their own strength. Of course, there are a few monsters that have no aggression towards humans so long as they are not threatened, which unfortunately makes them targets for swordsman. A few areas have treasures that are guarded by the inhabitants, which can lure in foolish thieves. Or, are lured to their doom by malicious monsters who pretend to be helpful guides. A place like this ought to be entered with caution.