During a battle between Cerebus' party of mercenaries and northern barbarians, Cerebus topples off a cliff and plunges into a temple dedicated to Khem, the Dark Demon. He also learns that a priceless gem, the Eye of Terim, can be found nearby. Greed gets the better of caution, and Cerebus barely manages to escape with both the gem and his soul. In the process, he also manages to free the souls of previous explorers, thereby weakening Khem drastically. Returning to the battleground, Cerebus realizes there were no survivors on either side. Shrugging, he heads for warmer climes.