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Bone Knife of Servitude

Weapon (dagger, requires attunement, rare)

You gain a +1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this magic weapon, which has a bone blade engraved with detailed and intricate patterns that glow with a pale red light when the weapon is held by someone with murderous intent.

Whenever a humanoid creature is slain by a bone knife of servitude, there is a 20% chance that the weapon bursts into a thousand pieces, dealing 4d10 points of piercing damage to you and rendering it permanently destroyed, unable to be fixed even by magic.

Otherwise, the slain creature must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or rise as a zombie after 1d4 rounds, as though animated with the spell animate dead. You can control up to four zombies at a time with the bone knife of servitude; any zombies the knife creates while you are at this maximum are not under your control. If the bone knife of servitude is ever destroyed, or you become unattuned to it, you also lose control over zombies created in this way.

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