You say, 'Hail, Denlin Merodon'
Denlin Merodon says 'Greetings, _____. Have you come to [answer the call] of the gods?'
You say, 'I have come to answer the call.'
Denlin Merodon says 'Perhaps all is not lost on Norrath. The gods themselves have created this infernal [manifestation], yet they have no motivation to act. Their apathy will someday be their undoing.'
You say, 'What manifestation?'
Denlin Merodon says 'When the people of Norrath started to lose faith in their gods, their powers began to fade, as a god without followers is no god at all. Unlike you however, they had no outlet for their emotions. Over time they grew, and festered, until it coalesced into the living embodiment of gloom. The Avatar of Despair now awaits all who [would challenge it].'