Torc of Maen Grirngrim

CategoryArtifacts, Jewlelry
SmithMaen Grirngrim
EnchanterMaen Grirngrim
LocationKrak-Oth, Neld-Rac, Rioch Tetrax

There are three Torcs of Maen Grirngrim. They were forged and magicked by Maen Grirngrim. Their purpose was to absorb the power of the wearer upon their demise. This could then be used to revive the wearer at a later time by transferring their essence into a clone or magical device, giving it sentience. Somewhere along the line of many past users, these items were corrupted allowing the wearer to use the knowledge of the previous owners and some of their former powers.

The torcs are made of a substance that wavers in and out of reality - just like the material used in the Helas Vessels. The centerpiece of each torc is an orb holding the blood of some fell being, perhaps once a primordial, fallen angel, or other evil and chaotic omnipotent being. Some claim the blood was from a primordial defeated during the Creation War, a being that would create the first life-draining magic that became necromancy. This primordial was Maen Grirngrim. This could be why the torcs were named as such, but there is no proof that anything of Maen Grirngrim survived his supposed annihilation by the Golden Seven.

The Torc Wars were waged for possession of these three artifacts. The Horgon Empire (159 HE - 537 HE) was established as a confederacy, a joint way of protecting the three current torc owners, the Saints of Maen. With the help of their torcs, these three Durkoth saints, Krak-Oth, Neld-Rac, and Rioch Tetrax, eventually became Highers Powers. Their torc interfered with the Asenscion, leaving a mark on each. They were not of flesh and blood, two became undead, one became a shade, and each suffered other side effects.

Immortalityimmune to disease, poison, does not agecontinuous
Soulboundcannot be removed without killing the wearercontinuous
Soul Storageupon death, stores the wearer's soul1 / year
Soul Harvestcan tap into the knowledge of the former owner, can use some of their former powerscontinuous
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