However the Elemental returned the next day. It was roughly human-shaped with a body composed entirely of living flame. To defeat the Elemental, the Hero consulted Harik Attar who provided him with Incense to use as a lure. The Hero poured a trail of incense on the ground to lead the Elemental into a nearby alleyway where is could not easily dodge. Placing a Brass Lamp on the ground the Hero then sprayed the Fire Elemental with water from his Waterskin, causing it to retreat into the lamp where it was captured. The lamp became magical, and would produce a small flame whenever it was rubbed, providing light.
The essence of Fire is hunger. As long as there is something nearby to burn, it can move about freely. It can consume the very bricks which make up floors and buildings. Until it is contained, it cannot be controlled. The weakness of Fire is Water, but the Elemental of Fire will avoid water by moving away from its source. Once it is captured and contained, it behaves as a magical flame.
Behind the scenes
If the Hero hasn't captured the Fire Elemental, or if he somehow dropped the lamp, he won't be able to progress into the Forbidden City much later.