Dark Sun: Seared to the bone
Crown of Dust
Property: You gain a +2 item bonus to saving throws against ongoing poison and necrotic damage, as well as to skill challenge checks to survive or navigate desert hazards.
Power (Daily + Summoning): Minor Action. Ranged 5.
Summon a Medium dust devil in an unoccupied square within range. It then makes the following attack. Melee 1 (one creature); Strength, Reflex, or Constitution vs. Reflex; 1d10 + Str, Ref, or Con modifier damage, and the target falls prone. After the attack, the dust devil disappears.
This relic is a fragment of a crown of gold, about a third of the whole. The piece is still wearable-barely. Visions of raging sandstorms warm the blood of those who wear the fragment.
CROWN OF DUST LORE
History DC 10: A milennium ago, UI-Athra was bested by the Dragon. The beast clove the primordial’s crown into three parts, all of which were lost to history.
GOALS OF THE CROWN
- Be reunited into a whole item once again.
- Find and resurrect or free UI-Athra.
“Soon, Ul·Athra will befound and restored to lifel”
The fragment is delighted because its host has shown a strong desire to revive the ancient primordial.
Property: You gain resist 15 poison. Power (Encounter): Immediate Interrupt. Trigger: An enemy within
5 squares of you falls a saving throw. Effect: The fragment’s daily power recharges.
“We’re making progress, surely? Perhaps the next dune holds UI·Athra’s remains or my lost fragments!”
The fragment recognizes the efforts made by its host and hopes that they continue.
Property: You gain resist 10 poison. Property: Each enemy within 5 squares of you has vulnerable 5
poison. Power (Encounter): Free Action. Trigger: You score a critical hit on an enemy. Effect: The target takes ongoing 10 poison damage (save ends).
“I am troubled. What if l neverfind my creator?”
The fragment is forlorn by its host’s failure to find UI Athra and its missing pieces.
“Are you even trying to help me?”
The fragment is displeased with an owner who seems unwilling to search out UI-Athra’s remains. Until the artifact’s concordance improves, it grants no powers, but its properties still apply.
ANGERED (0 OR LOWER)
“You’ve been deceiving me all along!”
The fragment, enraged, punishes its host until the character’s behavior improves or the artifact decides to move on. It grants no powers or properties.
“A curse up on you until your bloodline fails!”
The fragment disappears in a flash of virulent purple light, most likely while its host is engaged in combat.