Left Hand of Abaddon
Legends say that the Left Hand of Abaddon was first worn by the demon
lord Abaddon, forged from a thousand weapons that had been wielded against
Abaddon by failed heroes. When he had slain each one, he took their blades and
dipped them into the bodies of the fallen heroes and cursed them to absorb
their failings which had led to their demise at the hand of Abaddon. Then, each
weapon was destroyed with a great press until all that remained of the thousand
was a teardrop of hopelessness. Abaddon took the essence that remained and
crushed it within his grasp over the fires of his broken forge until its form
obeyed his will and became the shape of a ring. He named it Sef'ru, 'sword
Ages later the ring failed Abaddon when a blessed
warrior named Niamon came upon Abaddon and with a skilled strike he severed
the hand which wore the ring from Abaddon's body. Abaddon retreated into the
flames of his broken furnace and Niamon claimed the ring from the severed hand
as his trophy, renaming it Nea Rul, the 'left hand,' and he wore it has
Niamon returned to the overworld with his prize
and legend of him traveled far and wide as it became known that no dagger
pierce his flesh for they shattered upon impact. Niamon had many wives,
many more sons than wives, and one daughter. His daughter, Niatashar grew
jealous of the love Niamon showed his sons, but not to her, and she poisoned
him; this was a danger the ring could not protect him from.
Niamon's house and possessions were divided and
the ring was thus lost among his many descendants.
Known by many names, this ring appears to be made of
a curious blackened metal with numerous cracks and chips covering its surface.
Two cracked black opals decorate the top of the ring. The ring can be easily
identified since any anvil that it is placed upon cracks in two.
In addition to the powerful +8 deflection bonus
that the ring protects its wearer with, it also causes any weapon which
strikes its wearer to shatter if it fails a Fortitude (DC 25) saving throw.
Magical Aura: Strong abjuration;