On the podium rests a clear princess (square) cut gemstone set by its corners in a hollow disc of gold, punctured with three smaller round cut clear gemstones, attached to a fine golden chain.
Above the podium carved in the stone wall, reads a message:
- We hide away what we cannot destroy,
- Drexl the Bloodthirsty's weapon
- The Amulet of Malkis
Drexl was a sorcerer from another dimension. He served Malkis during the war of creation. Legend says he helped annihilate the Winter Gods. When the war was over, Drexl was a Lich and settled in the Prime Material Plane.
He was brought down by the servants of Astair and his phylactery destroyed. He's been dead for Millennia. He was one of the more well known and powerful servants of Malkis. One of Malkis' only mortal companions during the War of Creation.
Myth has it that Drexl the Bloodthirsty's weapon can absorb's souls to power up, by placing the gem inside the still living person.
Fate of the AmuletEdit
The fate of Georg & the amulet was revealed 1511-11-28 when Van Healsing cast Timepool and watched the events:
Known Properties of the Amulet:Edit
Wearing or touching the Amulet grants the bearing one point of intelligence.
Charging a gem will change it's color.
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
The Three Smaller Gems
Each of the smaller gems can hold:
- Invisibility (at a cost of -1dex/chr to store the spell)
- Magic Missile (at a cost of -1str/wis to store the spell)
- True Seeing (at a cost of -1pcp/con to store the spell)
Charging 1 to 3 gems costs only one round total, needing only the blood of the user to be smeared on the gems.
Where the absorbed soul is stored. Discharging this gem to restore all reduced stats by 1.
The user can use souls stored in the amulet to empower their own spells.
Higher hit-die Creatures give "more Souls" into the Amulet. Red for a 1-charge soul, Purple for a 2-charge soul. However a 2-charge soul is still a single soul, so has to be used all at once.
The centre gem is replaceable with other 5000 gp diamonds, so you can store backup souls.
You can combine the souls from different gems into one gem, but takes concentration and time.
If you already have soul charged into the gem and you attempt to recharge it, the new soul skips the gem and melds with you. For a short period of time your soul joins with the soul that was overcharged.
Georg discovered there are no further unknown properties on the amulet that can be learned though an identify spell.