Eye of Vecna Type Accessory General Name Shriveled Pebble Lore to Identify 99 Effects Doubles all 1st & 2nd level mage spells +35% resistance to magic +4. Hitting 40k means we can all take a gander at the Hand of Vecna, the Eye of Vecna, and the Dragon Orb! We’re just one step away from. Eye and Hand of Vecna. (update). Wondrous Item, Artifact, (requires attunement). Attunement: Yes. Worn in Slot: no slot required. Source: PHB. Description.
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The Hand and Eye of Vecna have appeared eyf times over the centuries, and the powers they see fit to grant each bearer vary considerably.
He then broke free into the city of Sigilwhere he came perilously close to rearranging all existence to his whims.
The Hand and Eye of Vecna
Even when Osterneth, the Bronze Lich, is Vecna’s mightiest servant, her position is not revealed among his files. Mordicai Knode of Tor. Retrieved 3 October When placed in an empty human eye socket, it pf a golden eye with a slit pupil like that of a cat, and glows red or green in the darkness. Vecna himself destroyed Halmadar and attempted to recover his Hand and Eye, but his plans were foiled by adventurersand the artifacts were lost for a time.
Each position in Vecna’s cult is named for a certain body part.
Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Online: Dungeon Masters Guide Wizards of the Coast Vecna’s “right hand man” and then ultimately his betrayer is Kas the Bloody-Handeda yee whose sword, the Sword of Kasis also an artifact.
Originating in the World of Greyhawk campaign settingthe Eye appears as a small red pebble or shriveled grape. In CYhis cult helped set events in motion that would have granted him the power of a greater godbut the plan was ultimately foiled.
Immediately below the Heart of Vecna are two bizarre monsters known as the Hand and the Eye. The famed cambion lich, Acererakonce served Vecna, but eue current status of their relationship is unknown. The Hand is described as blackened and mummified, while the Eye resembles an agate until it is used, whereupon it glows as a feral creature. Slowly, gradually, they turn the user toward evil.
As per the 1st edition Dungeon Vena GuideVecna only procured this most powerful sword for his chief eeye. The final issue of Dragon Magazine, issuefeatured rules for the “Left Ear of Vecna” as a minor artifact.
Familiarity with the Head of Vecna was cited as an example characteristic of an avid role-playing gamer by writer David M. In CY, Halmadar escaped with the help of Vecna himself, who had by this time become a god, and sought to sye even more powerful with the aid of the artifacts, which he reclaimed after destroying Halmadar. At his empire’s height, Vecna was betrayed and destroyed by his most trusted lieutenant, a vampire called Kas the Bloody-Handedusing a magical sword that Vecna himself had crafted for him, now known as the Sword of Kas.
Being a secretive cult, there are no real collections of Vecnan teachings. In time, the story of Vecna became legend, and a cult formed to worship him.
Lesser priests are known as Memories of Vecna. Although not actually penned by him, the Book of Keeping a book of Yugoloth summoning is heavily linked with the cult of Vecna, as the cultists have the only known vecns that are free of the intentional errors introduced into the book by the fiends that wrote the volume as a trap for would-be summoners. Between and CY, the warlord Halmadar the Cruel came into possession of both the Hand and Eye, only the second known person to ever achieve this.
They instead hunt down secrets and information they deem to be too dangerous for the world at large and keep it secret in the name of Vecna.
Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. This interpretation is relatively recent. Halmadar was defeated only after being drugged and interred alive in a tomb in the Kron Hills. The hoax takes advantage of the fact that the Eye and Hand require a person to remove their own eye or hand and replace it with the artifact to function. Only his left hand and his eye survived the battle, perhaps because of the previous events in Fleeth.
At the top is Vecna himself, followed by the Voice of Vecna, which can only be filled by Vecna’s manifestation.
Additionally, both his hand and eye are listed as artifacts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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In all cases, the Hand and Eye must replace a missing hand or eye, whereupon it immediately binds to the user and becomes a functioning body part. When Vecna was ejected from Sigil by a party of adventurers, Iuz was freed and Vecna returned to Oerth greatly reduced in power, though still a lesser god.
They have appeared numerous times over the years, most notably influencing the history of their off of origin, Oerth. Tormentthe Eye makes an appearance in a curiosity shop in the city of Sigil.
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After these events, Vecna ended up imprisoned in the demiplane of Ravenloftbut broke free again later, emerging with the power of a greater god, after absorbing the power of Iuz. The Fingers of Vecna consist mainly of thieveswho engage in various forms of subterfuge.
It is cold to the touch. In 2nd and 3rd Edition, his greatest, and perhaps only true ally is the mysterious entity known as the Serpent. The Hand and Eye of Vecna were all that remained of the arch-lich Vecna after his betrayal at the hands of his trusted vampire lieutanant, Kas the Bloody-Handed.
Hand and Eye of Vecna
It cannot be removed without being chopped off. This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat Gisel who kept it for several decades until he was murdered by his own brother. By means of various hand gestures, its user can cast a variety of deadly arcane spells. Between and CY, he also acquired the Eye of Vecna, perhaps only the third or fourth person ever to do so.
Other Vecnan organizations are known to exist outside of the mainstream cult, and some may have similar or identical names.