Skull of Atakla

Aura strong conjuration, evocation, and illusion; CL 20th
Slot none; Price —; Weight 5 lbs.


This human skull appears unremarkable aside from its pale green color and topaz eyes. The eyes glow with a sickly yellow radiance. The current owner of the Skull gains darkvision up to 60 feet and blindsense up to 30 feet. When in low-light or darkness, the owner gains a +10 bonus to Stealth checks, a +4 bonus to AC, and a +2 bonus to hit. In sunlight, this becomes a -4 penalty to AC, and a -2 penalty to hit. The owner can use the following spell-like abilities as a standard action (DC 25): obscuring mist (1/round), fog cloud (1/hour), darkness (5/day), deeper darkness (3/day), and shadow walk (1/day). The Skull of Atakla speaks in telepathic whispers to its owner. It encourages the owner to shun daylight, and preaches that true power resides in darkness. The Skull slowly perverts its owner to believe that the sun is actually an enemy, and the world would be better off plunged into darkness. If the bearer is resistant, the Skull will incessantly plead to be passed on to someone who better understands the plight of


The Skull of Atakla burns to ashes after being exposed to direct and true sunlight for 7 days and 7 nights. If so much as a shadow falls across the skull, the attempt fails.