Tooth of the Abyss

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One of the most evil magic items in Volkrania, the Tooth of the Abyss is widely believed to be lost. It is a ornate dagger, with a blackened steel blade. The hilt feels slimy to the touch to anyone that touches it.

Some sages believe that the dagger is infused with the essence of Demogorgon himself, and it is venerated as a holy item by his cult and they would dearly love to lay their hands upon it.

However, the dagger is believed lost in the depths of Windsmeet, after the ranger Chewey came under its malign influence, and the Duskblade Fucius Noran used mage hand to hurl it into the depths of a subterranean lake. Whether it remains there or has once again emerged into the light of day remains unknown...

Anyone picking up the dagger must make a DC 15 Will save or come under its influence. Those that fail find themselves always using the dagger in combat with the powers below.

Powers

The Tooth of the Abyss has a number of powers, and counts as a cursed item. A remove curse spell allows the owner a DC 15 Will save to cast the dagger aside.

  • The wielder goes berserk (gaining all the benefits and drawbacks of the barbarian's rage ability) if they fail a DC 15 Will save. He attacks the nearest creature and continues to fight until unconscious or dead or until no living thing remains within 30 feet. Although many see this weapon as a cursed object, others see it as a boon. A save is required whenever the character is involved in melee combat - they will use the Tooth of the Abyss as a primary weapon instead of any melee weapon they normally use.
  • Wounding. A wound from this weapon deals 1 point of Constitution damage from blood loss when it hits a creature. A critical hit does not multiply the Constitution damage. Creatures immune to critical hits (such as plants and constructs) are immune to the Constitution damage dealt by this weapon.
  • Poison. A being struck by the blade suffers a poison effect (as the spell, save DC 14).

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