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The witch doctor from the Tribe of the Flaming
Skull made the magical item from the finger bones of the famous
orc warrior Hirtak, who was claimed to kill over 100 elves. The
orcs believe that the hand that slain so many elves must have the
wisdom and strength to lead their tribe to conquest.
With the divine power of the bones the tribe
was very successful raiding and pillaging their local area. It was
called the "reign of much loot" by many orcs. A small
group of hired elite adventures was eventually hired and killed
the tribe's leaders and ended many months of terror in the area.
Many of the tribes non-warrior types escaped though.
The tribe scattered after their defeat taking
the prized bones with them. No one knows or has seen the bones since
the tribe's defeat. The orcs seem to have moved to another more
Abilities: These are a small collection of dried finger
bones from the warrior Hirtak that used for divination. The bones
can only be cast by a player that can use divine spells. Casting
the bones and expending a charge allows the user to find if an action
will bring harmful or beneficial results. This is exactly the same
at the cleric spell Augury, cast as if by a 10th level cleric. After
all charges are expended the bones become non-magical. The bones
can have at most 25 charges.
Note: If the DM wishes when the last charge is used the
soul of Hirtak is released from the item. It is possible Hirtak's
destiny is not yet complete on the world of orcs and might be inclined
to attempt to take its previous owner's body (as per the spell magic