"Hour of Need" is the eighth episode of the fourth season of The Broken Pact. This episode aired live on April 12, 2021 on the Saving Throw Twitch channel and The Fantasy Network, and is archived on the YouTube channel.
In this episode, the crew of the Moray are met with Soleia, one of Sapheia's children, before they depart from their visit to Purphoros. Soleia mentions that there is something urgent with Alestre, their mother. Also, after attempting to contact Odexes, Sapheia's son, they get back a static message where Odexes mentions that there's been an attack and that he's in trouble. The Pact jump to the material plane, where they sail to a small, unsuspecting island that seemed abandoned at first, but was in fact inhabited by pigs and other animals. As it turns out, the island is home to Alestre, where she had turned adventuring pirates into the animals and has hinted that she has eaten some of them, or others that were also turned into animals. Alestre reveals that she has in her possession a machine that can amplify lower-level spells, with an unfortunate caveat that using it may lead to temporary side effects. After a back-and-forth of Sapheia and Alestre polymorphing each other - and even Astorok being temporarily polymorphed into a human - the crew part ways with Alestre and Soleia. With a repaired ship, they are ready to sail towards the Titan city of Chalcis in search of Odexes.