Adventures in Thary
The Uncorsith Gem
This bright and shining item has an unexpectedly dark past and origin. The gem itself is a clear and bright crystal, almost shining in it’s own brilliance. Around the gem is a pure gold ring and the crystal is secured by a latticework of platinum wire, suspending it in the center of the golden ring. This artifact is all that remains of a long dead god, the crystal being the brain condensed into a pure solid object of unparalleled worth.
However the powers of the Gem are much darker than the appearance would suggest. The crystal can corrupt even the purest being of good, causing the creature to perform horrible vile acts they would otherwise be unwilling to commit. The one who holds the Gem can control all who have been corrupted by the Gem. Many good beings have sort it out to either destroy it or use it’s powers to remove any last ounce of goodness from their tortured and confused souls.