Marlos Urnrayle is the earth prophet of the Elder Elemental Eye, and the leader of the Cult of the Black Earth. He was once a vain and cruel human nobleman who turned to a magical ring to preserve his beauty. The ring transformed Urnrayle into a medusa and drove him mad. He delights in petrifying his foes—especially those of great physical beauty—and smashing all but their horrified faces to rubble. He leaves their faces intact so he can revel in their expressions of surprise and terror.