The Dark Figure

Small onyx figure of a nude woman

Category:
other
Description:

This item is activated with a simple arcana or religion ritual, DC:15 and sleeping with it in hand over an extended rest. Once activated the person is cursed with the item. It can be removed after death. It can be removed by a female Drow priestess. Other ways can be researched.

An Arcana or Religion check of DC:15 will alert you to it being a magic item.
An Arcana or Religion check of DC:20 will alert you to it being of Drow make.
An Arcana or Religion check of DC:25 Will alert you to its properties.
An Arcana or Religion check of DC:30 will alert you to its having random effects.
An Arcana or Religion check of DC:35 will alert you to its cursed nature.

Properties:
*Grants the ability to speak and understand the language of the Drow.
*Grants Darkvision as a Drow
*Inflicts vulnerability 10 poison
*Inflicts vulnerability 10 phycic
*Whenever encountering bright light you are inflicted with the Blindness condition, save ends.

Roll once after an extended rest to see the items random property of the day.
1. -2 to initiative for the day.
2. +2 to initiative for the day.
3. -2 to hit for the day.
4. +2 to hit for the day.
5. -2 to dam for the day.
6. +2 to dam for the day.
7. Spending a 2nd wind dazes you until the start of your next turn.
8. You may spend a 2nd wind as a minor action, free if you are a Dwarf.
9. A natural 20 weakens you save ends; start ongoing 5 phycic damage save ends.
10. A natural 20 causes you to become insubstantial until the end of your next turn.
11. A natural 20 stuns you until the end of your next turn.
12. A natural 20 grants you a bonus action that must be used on the current turn.

Bio:
This is an item that powerful Drow bestow upon their non Drow servants. It grants some powerful properties and effects but in keeping with Lolths chaotic bent the item also has some randomly determined ill effects. The figure in a small onyx figure about 5 inches tall. The stone is flawless, the artistry exquisite. She lays supine, in an attitude of repose, though awake. Her head rests upon her left hand and a mass of flowing tresses; the other arm is lifted in a beckoning gesture; the legs are flexed and slightly apart. The eyes are compelling, and her lips are open in a secret smile—a suggestion of mystery to the obvious invitation. For there is a note of cruelty about the face that underlies the smiling promise, so that another might wonder to what pleasures she summons them. She looks to be a goddess, frozen in ebon miniature.

This item was inspired by Karl Wagners short story “The Dark Muse”
The items description is from the same story. I make no claim to its authorship.

The Dark Figure

The Awakened GreenGoblin