One of the Elemental Temples that houses an Elemental Crystal. It is unknown who built these temples... Some say that an ancient race, which used to rule the world with magical technology, built them centuries ago. Others say that the Gods themselves built them to house the crystals. Others say that they just "formed naturally", like a cliff or the crystals.
Whatever their origin, they are places of intensely strong magical energy that few mortals ever tread in, unless they're searching specifically for the crystals.
The crystals have been taken on occasion - the Dark Crystal is usually taken by "villains" as a part of their megalomaniacal schemes - yet they always seem to have a way of finding their way back to their temples...Encyclopaedia description
Mardek, Donovan, Sharla and Sslen'ck go to the Dark Temple to seek the mysterious man who attacked the Sun Temple several days ago. They also meet Solaar here, who introduces xyrself as the Guardian of the Dark Crystal. They find the mysterious man here and defeat him in combat, but he uses a Warp Stone to teleport out along with the crystal after being defeated.
Random (everywhere except the crystal room and pre-crystal antechamber):
- Punk Monster x2
- Eyestalk x2
- Eyestalk x3
- Dark Elemental x1
- Dark Elemental x2
- Dark Elemental x3
- Monochrones x4
- Obsidian Phage x2
- Punk Monster x1, Eyestalk x2
- Punk Monster x1, Obsidian Phage x2
- Dark Elemental x1, Monochrones x2
- Monochrones x2, Onyx x1
A full map of the area, using in-game graphics, with treasures, exits, significant NPCs, the trilobite warrior, gem switches/gates, save points, boss locations, secret passages, and dark rooms marked and revealed can be found here.