Pathfinder - Carrion Crown
A gold-plated heavy mace has a head fashioned into the shape of four ravens’ heads.
Raven’s Head was the holy mace carried into battle against the Whispering Tyrant by the Pharasmin bishop Prince Adamondais Virholt. Prince Adamondais was slain by the undead archmage along with the entire crusader army that he led. The fate of Raven’s Head remained unknown until the heroes discovered it in the scum tunnels below Lake Encarthen.
Raven’s head (Minor Artifact)
Aura strong conjuration (healing); CL 20th
Slot none; Weight 8 lbs.
Holy to the faith of Pharasma and imbued with the power of all the bishops of Ustalav, this gold-plated +3 undead bane heavy mace has a head fashioned into the shape of four ravens’ heads, from which it gets its name. It was the symbol of office for the Bishop of Caliphas until Prince Adamondais Virholt lost the mace in battle against the Whispering Tyrant. A character with the ability to channel positive energy gains the Channel Smite feat while wielding Raven’s Head, if she does not already possess the feat. In the hands of a cleric of Pharasma, Raven’s Head gains the disruption quality, and the wielder can use the Channel Smite feat as if she were a cleric of 4 levels higher (+2 on the DC and +2d6 damage) and an extra three times per day. This weapon is an important part of Ustalavic and Pharasmin history and is immediately recognized by any priest of Pharasma, granting the bearer a +4 circumstance bonus on Diplomacy checks with such individuals.
If successfully used as a component in the creation of a lich, Raven’s Head’s power is broken forever.