A group of weary adventurers exit the temple. In their hands, they hold the center piece for an ancient amulet and a gemstone.

"Umm...what do we do know?" asks one of the group.

"Ilmater? I guess we say Ilmater?" responds another.

"Yeah, clearly that's not all. Hmm."

Moments tick by. The sounds of the city echo in the distance, and the group can almost hear the people suffering. The sounds of other adventurers in the temple are equally loud. Without quick action, the group could be overtaken.

"What if...." mumbles one of the party. He manipulates the pieces into a configuration that makes sense. Four faction pieces, all of different colors, surrounding the center piece. He then places the recovered gem in the center. With a questioning tone, he utters one word. "Ilmater?"

The medallion glows bright, and a shockwave of light blasts outward from the group. As it passes through the city, the effects of the plague are instantly dispelled. Moans of pain are replaced with sighs of relief. The light continues out, reaching city after city, healing as it goes. The conflu is no more.

A soft scraping sound can be heard. Feet, dragging on the ground. A tortured, beaten up man approaches. He inspects the group.

"Took you long enough" says Ilmater, the Crying God. "What did you do, take a break? Run out for a quick Mountain Dew or something? Sheesh."

He swipes the medallion out of the hands of the adventurer, and disappears in a puff of smoke.

CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM CaMeLcAsE fTw ON AN EPIC WIN!!! It was an exciting, down-to-the-wire finish, and we could not have asked for anything better.

Thank you to ALL the teams that competed. We are forever grateful that you took the time out of your Defcon schedule to participate, and we hope to see you in the next iteration of the contest. We'll post updates on X (or whatever name it has in the future) so please follow account @dungeonsatdefc1 .