Dragon eggs are supposed to hatch.
Touching the strange stone leaves Nicai in a coma, and when she wakes, matters are far worse than ever before in Burning Havens. Dragons are still dying, and worse, no hatchlings are being born.
The prophecy led Nicai to the stone, so perhaps the stone holds the answers.
Then again, the prophecy does speak of darkness, and the last time she touched it, Nicai became unconscious for weeks.
What choice, though, does she have?