(D&D) Staff of Darkmoon

Eclipsen Darkmoon, the drow that defends the western frontier of Rodorax’s domain, when he was recognized by Blackbone Vunumklar and promoted to a captain in Rodorax’s gaurd–spent his free time and now plentiful resources, learning necromancy and creating magic items.

Eclipsen first made three wands: Wit’ring Artse’ah: a wand of life stealing; Ustulus Op’neflo: a wand of necrotic decay; then Viron’loss: a wand of air stealing, a vicious method of suffocating victims at a distance. To buy the loyalty of other socerers, he bargained these fatal tools to other black magicers to help control the eastern horizon of Galentespar. Goblins, orcs, bugbears and Druegar were problems to the east.

The problems to the west were more complicated. Decades of battle between elves, orcs, giants and dragonborn frustrated the west. Drow were reviled worse than orcs. The first drow advances through tunnels into the Sing’jar mountains were met with an unusual unitity between the high elves, wood elves and the dwarves. The dwarves were the most frustrating part–not only had they fled the dragon, the giant and then the drow, they decided to breed below the elves in the mountains almost as friends!

darkmoon-hairyspider2Eclipsen threw himself into reading the darkest of magics and bought scrolls from the southern seas to build his next weapon. One that used a resource plentiful anywhere around the region of Galentaspar: corpses. Sacrificing his concubine Icion’onii, he trapped her greedy and racist spirit in a thigh bone of a son of Ludhold–the dwarves that held the land that is now Galentaspar–permanently enraginer her drowven spirit. And with such trapped vitriol was created the staff of Darkmoon.

  1. The staff can create undead 1/day
  2. communicate with dead at will
  3. finger of death 1/week, plus free charge on full moon and new moon
  4. Control undead at 9th level as Oathbreaker Paladin at 1d4+1 times weilder level: a 5th level could control up to 25 undead–once per day
  5. command spiders (up to 5HD) at will

Icion’onii was str 9, int 19, con 9, wis 18, cha 19, dex 9, a charlatan seductress and part time dark cleric, rescued by Eclipsen from being banished to the fate of a drider for failing to uphold the honor of the priestesses of Llolth. The first owner of the staff was an unfortunate drow priestess found in a rock outcrop dangling from a spider web upon the southern spire that rises above the Galentespar pit. spider-darkmoon

Tales of the staff travel through the cavepubs of Glantaspar forevermore. The wall at the western frontier of Galentaspar territory is only one many of the staff’s victories. After that failed orc uprising, and the utter charcoalization of the drow that previously commanded the cairn outpost at wall, the staff was prized by Wiri Bentspear. It is said that every full moon he went on a date that started with drinking a bottle of firewater on a rock outside his village and killing a prostitute…with a spider that was never found. Whenever his body guards saw him carrying the Darkmoon staff, they denied visitors with the excuse: he’s visiting with Ici.

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