The Electric Pylons are two electrode-like devices in Quake that produce a powerful electrical discharge in between them. The Electric Pylon is exclusive to E1M7: The House of Chthon, it is made from a script embedded in the file for that map. The Pylons are found in the middle of the House of Chthon suspended over a pool of Lava. The player cannot reach them due to the distance between the platforms and Pylons. Instead they are used to kill the boss Chthon. On Easy, it takes one hit to kill Chthon, on all other difficulties it takes three.