Agarash's Relics:

The Doomstones and Runes

The Doomstones of Agarash

During the Age of the Eternal Night, Agarash the Damned created seven Doomstones in mockery of the Lorestones. These seven black crystals fashioned from jet embodied the essence of Agarash’s power. They disappeared after the destruction of Agarash and Naaros, but the Darklords searched for them in an attempt to break the civil war following Archlord Vashna’s destruction. The Darklord Zagarna found the seven Doomstones encapsulated in the body of a dying man, and bore them home to the Darklands. The Doomstones were eventually scattered once more. Several have been destroyed, ensuring that Agarash’s foul power can never be complete again, but Doomstones have resurfaced to ensnare and empower the minions of Darkness.

The Doomstone of Ikaya

In one of the Ice-Fortress’s hidden temples lay a glittering, glowing Doomstone.

The Doomstone of Darke

The area of Zaldir, Nyvoz, and Nyras has always been filled with unrest. During the Darkdawn War, where the Drakkarim invaded western North Magnamund, the Lencian capital of Gamir was destroyed and rebuilt as Nagamir by the Drakkarim. When the War of Desecration ended, the Drakkarim renamed Nagamir as Darke, in the Darklords’ honor. Since then the Drakkarim have constantly fought the humans for control of the land. One great turning point in the battle was the Darke Crusade, in which the Doomstone played a great part. Originally the most powerful of Doomstones created by Agarash, the Doomstone of Darke was wielded by Darklord Dakushna of Kagorst in a silver scepter named the Nyras Scepter. With this magical weapon, Dakushna gained incredible power. Upon his destruction, the Scepter was lost. During the Nyras War, it reappeared, but the stone was missing from its haft. It was secretly believed that one of Dakushna’s powerful Nadziranim had stolen the gem. The Warlord Magnaarn, leading the Drakkarim against Lencia, searched the lands for the Doomstone. In the ancient Temple of Antah he discovered the hidden stone and used its power to subjugate the rulers of Akagazad and Kagorst. Leading a new army against the freelands, Magnaarn continued to hold off the siege of Darke. The siege succeeded when Lone Wolf, escaping incarceration at Antah, fought Magnaarn and destroyed not only the warlord but also the scepter. Like the other Doomstones, the Doomstone of Darke was created as a parody of the Lorestones of Nyxator. The black crystal’s multifaceted surface gleamed like glass, and within the jewel’s dark depths scarlet veins undulated and glowed. The Doomstone of Darke was first carried into the Darklands by Zagarna, who found it encapsulated in the body of a dying man.

The Doomstone of Herdos

The Green Eye of Agarash, this dark jewel was kept in the citadel of Kazan-Oud. The insidious power of this Doomstone poisoned the Isle of Khor and a man named Zahda. Drawing his power from the stone, Zahda turned the Castle Death into a horrific maze of twisting and turning passages filled with horrors beyond description. He coupled the Doomstone with the Lorestone of Herdos, suspended above his golden throne. When Lone Wolf recovered the Lorestone, he destroyed the Doomstone of Herdos and caused the subsequent destruction of Kazan-Oud.

The Runes

Agarash the Damned knew he was doomed, but before his death he created ten relics to encapsulate his power and ensure that it would haunt Magnamund after his death. Seven crystals he fashioned from jet, but also three slabs he created from obsidian. These slabs were engraved with marks, or runes, to distinguish their origin. Long thought lost after Naaros’s destruction, the three runes resurfaced in the hands of Lord Vandyan of Eldenora. They were destroyed in Duadon during the Rune War.

The Vorka Rune

This rune was capable of summoning the Vorka, a breed of agarashi long thought extinct. Vorka are reptilian creatures with an odd grace. They were summoned in titanic numbers during the Rune War and were the driving force for Eldenora’s invasion of the Northern Magnamund. The Vorka were destroyed when the Rune was cleaved.

The Zorkaan Rune

This rune summoned to Magnamund the entity Zorkaan the Soultaker. A dark shadow that feeds off souls, Zorkaan was imprisoned on Magnamund following the destruction of the Rune.

The Vaag Rune

This rune summoned to Magnamund the Vaag, a flying race of agarashi capable of conquering the world. Unimpeded by any obstacle, the Vaag were destroyed when their rune was shattered in Duadon.

The Skull of Agarash

The Skull of Agarash is a dark relic that fell into the hands of a Nadziran. It may have been discovered on Bukimi by accident, but Naar himself may have had a role in the discovery of Agarash’s skull. The powero f the skull was used to ensnare the pirate Khadro, and the ensuing events led to the kidnapping of Lord Rimoah at the port of Kadan in 5077. Lone Wolf destroyed the Skull at Bukimi in that same year.

The Claw of Naar

This evil wand of power was crafted by Naar himself, and used by Agarash the Damned during his conquest of Magnamund. Though believed to have been lost forever in the chasm of Naaros, it resurfaced when Autarch Sejanoz of Bhanar sent his Imperial Guard into the Doomlands. There, they excavated an unmarked burial mound near Naaros, and inside this mound was found the Claw of Naar. The Claw was to be delivered to Autarch Sejanoz. However, after a failed attempt to capture it at Sunderer Pass, the New Order master secured the Claw. Though it changed hands several times, the Kai warrior managed to keep it in his possession after a timely discovery of the Claw in Yua Tzhan. At Zuda, west of the Chai forts, Autarch Sejanoz personally attempted to wrest the Claw from the Kai warrior. A fire and a timely escape allowed the Sun Lord to escape to Chai aboard Sejanoz’s personal chariot and with the Claw. Following its capture, the Claw of Naar was destroyed by the Elder Magi. The Claw of Naar’s head resembles a petrified vulture’s foot, cast in a black metal that is flecked with shimmering scarlet specks. Its shaft is twisted, like the length of a gnarled root, and it is perforated along its length with pea-sized hollows. The wand is capable of discharging a blast of energy, and cannot be harmed by ordinary means.

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