Red Hand of Doom
Shrakk was a retired operative from Zerthadlun, the greatest of all Githzerai cities in the Elemental Chaos. Recently he was asked to look into a mysterious build-up of githyanki forces near the Middle World. During his career, many of his missions took him to the Middle World, so he was uniquely qualified for this latest assignment. His investigation led him to a red dragon named Abithriax, who seemed to be in charge of the mobilization. He was rumored to be somewhere near the Wyrmsmoke Mountains. Unfortunately, githyanki spies in Tiamat ships disabled Shrakk’s astral skiff, which he was forced to crash land, severely injured. A passerby named Tirah tended to his injuries and accompanied you on foot toward the Wyrmsmokes.
After some adventures, the two later parted ways, but Tirah and his companions soon came across Shrakk crucified on a nearby tree, not far from a Red Hand encampment with hundreds if not thousands of goblinoids reinforced by giants and dragons. Shrakk had tracked Abrithiax to Cinder Hill, where the Hand tortured him and left him for dead as a warning to anyone entering Elsir Vale from the north.