You ears prick up at the mention of other adventurers, so you ask the old man what happened to them. He shakes his head gravely.
'Yes, I met a great many of them as they passed through. All looking for fame and fortune. All searching for the diamond. But... None succeeded. Very few of them that entered also left. It's a fool's errand, my friend. The diamond is hidden a the very heart of the Maze of Triumphs, and that is filled with evil beings. Be warned, young adventurer. Nothing here is as it seems. Trust nothing and no one. I wish I could dissuade you from your purpose, but I see that you are set upon it.'