Slaying Stone of Kiris Dahn

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Slaying Stone of Kiris Dahn

Wondrous Item

Blood-red runes wind around this twisted mass of glassy black rock.
Property: Wielder of the stone can cast the following spell.

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 100 feet
Duration: Instantaneous

Choose a creature within range that you can see. The target must succeed on a DC 20 Constitution saving throw or the slaying stone is destroyed and the target dies at the end of its next turn. This power can be used only in the city of Kiris Dahn or within 5 miles of its borders.

Bio:

When the town of Kiris Dahn was at the pinnacle of its power, its wealth and prosperity made it a target for nearby settlements and thieves. To guard against any invasion by powerful forces, the then-ruler of Kiris Dahn sought out tiefling weaponsmiths known as the Architects of Victory, who were experts at deadly magic passed down from the last days of Bael Turath. For a hefty price, they created a set of magic weapons capable of slaying Kiris Dahn’s enemies. They placed a limit on the weapons, though, to ensure that they would be used for their stated purpose and couldn’t be used against the tieflings. The items worked only in and near the town of Kiris Dahn.

The Lost Stones: Many decades have passed since the creation of the slaying stones. The rulers of Kiris Dahn originally commissioned nine stones (though Kiris Alkirk and his parents believed there were only eight). Seven of these were used to slay leaders of various invading forces, and one was stolen by a courtier and used in an aborted attempt at a coup.

Destroying the Stone: The Kiris family has always held the secret ritual that can destroy a stone. Treona mastered the ritual after she discovered there was still one stone left. This is the last slaying stone, but she refuses to teach others the ritual because she wants clear evidence that the stone is destroyed.

The Stone’s Effects: There’s another, far simpler way to destroy the stone: Use it. When someone uses the stone, the air around the item grows hot and dry, and a cloud of red-and-black energy erupts from the ground around the target. The target’s body deteriorates into ashy gravel and dark red sludge. Its purpose ful filled, the stone cracks in half, its runes go dark, and it turns ice-cold.

Forged by Evil: The tieflings crafted the stones using infernal magic, and using the stone unleashes evil forces, but the user doesn’t become “corrupted” by using a stone

Slaying Stone of Kiris Dahn

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