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Crown of Orcus

Wondrous item, artifact

This impressive headpiece is large and imposing, composed of fluted iron and black opals, and is worth 100,000 gp for its materials and workmanship alone. In addition to being a badge of office, the crown increases your Wisdom and Charisma by 3, up to a maximum of 20.

Curse. If you put on the crown without having been sworn in as the Grand Cornu in an official ceremony in a major temple of Orcus you are cursed. If the crown was forced onto you, you can attempt a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw to avoid the curse.

The crown’s curse immediately turns your alignment to chaotic evil.

Your skin turns a darker shade, as if coated by a layer of shadows, and the irises of your eyes turn a smoky, roiling black. In addition to these changes, you become a devoted servant of Orcus, seeking to further the demon lord’s cause in whatever way possible. Likely this involves first disposing of any allies! Removing or even destroying the helm does not lift this curse; it can only be removed by a lawful good cleric of 16th level or higher casting holy aura followed by remove curse.

Destruction. The crown may be destroyed by any cleric or paladin of Muir or Thyr consecrating it in a temple of one of those gods; otherwise it is indestructible.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Rappan Athuk © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors Bill Webb, Clark Peterson, Skeeter Green, Tom Knauss, Lance Hawvermale, WDB Kenower, Casey Christofferson, and Greg Raglund; based on the original creation of Bill Webb.