Vylari hosts the contest to destroy the ancient Azlanti altar in Cold Marrow. Many adventurers, engineers, and other folks looking to get the reward showed up and gave it their best. Butch had spent the entire night before empowering his gloves using forbidden knowledge from Iris’ books, but he fell asleep and missed most of the contest. When the casters had finally put a dent in it, Butch came riding in on Sneed’s roc, and leapt, fist first, breaking the altar.
The instant Butch made contact with the altar, Elra was suddenly in a hellscape, surround by fiend and demon lords alike standing in a circle. In the center of the circle was an translucent red egg, and inside the silhouette of an elven woman can be seen. Elra was then approached by the Gifted Man, who said “she’s nearly ready.” He placed his hand on her shoulder and it burned her.
In an instant she was back at the altar, her shoulder burnt and scarred. Butch is now in a coma.