// It was one of those "glitchy" sessions for me.
"Lag Monster" was there. Sometimes I could not see characters next to Gog (based on mini map) and text I typed would appear with a serious delay. At one point I got a pitch dark effect. I could still see quick slots and characters on the right but nothing else. Trying to get/log back in I got some network related errors or delays so I missed most of the Fire Temple part.
Regarding gamma, apparently you can type ##gamma X (default is 2.2). Not sure if it works for server games but I will try it. Worse case scenario I will use Low Light Vision, Dark Vision, Ultravision or True Seeing. //
The Underdark was deadly. Often pitch black. Not really warm. There was no visible lava or steam yet. After defeating the giants they met a huge construct probably an advanced type of golem that only an archmage could create. The animated machine chased them all over the place trying to crush whoever was within his grasp. The group fled into a cave only to be "greeted" by an unwelcoming dragon. Fortune decided that they would not be caught between hammer and anvil. Somehow they fled leaving dragon and construct destroy each other.
Later a "deep goblin" helped them reach the nearest enclave without getting crushed by the golem. In the city, a fire giants told them the "RULES". Not following them the giant would "SMASH HEAD". Those with gold visited the merchants. Gog never bothered purchasing from those thieves. Some refused to trade with an ugly goblin, others had crazy prices and he preferred to take stuff from the corpses of dead foes.
A fire priest came to find Darsin requesting assistance to reclaim a temple...