Pongoras says, "The cave? I think it used to be a mine of some kind, but it's been abandoned since before I was born. I don't think anyone has been in there in years, but with all the monsters infesting it now, I can't imagine that anyone would want to go there!"
After learning about the infestation of monsters in the dark cave, Rohane discovers the abandoned gold mine inside and defeats the miner foreman. It can be assumed similar magic to the type used in the lost city of Phorofor was used to raise the dead in the abandoned gold mine.
The abandoned gold mine occupies the southern and eastern sides of the dark cave. There are mine cart tracks around the interior of the mine as well as the eastern part of the cave. Inside the mine are beds, as well as tables and chairs among other things.