The Fairwealde Campaign
The Beholder's Eye Stalk
One of the eye stalks of the beholder Ugvralimik.
+ 1 Wand or Rod implement
Power (Daily): Roll 1d4 to determine which attack:
1. Fire Ray (fire): Ranged 8; + 10 vs. Reflex; 2d6 + 6 fire damage.
2. Exhaustion Ray (necrotic): Ranged 8; + 10 vs. Fortitude; 1d8 + 4 necrotic damage, and the target is weakened (save ends).
3. Sleep Ray (charm): Ranged 8; + 10 vs. Fortitude; the target is slowed (save ends).
First Failed Saving Throw: The target is knocked unconscious instead of slowed (save ends).
4. Telekinesis Ray: Ranged 8; + 10 vs. Fortitude; slide the target up to 4 squares.
The beholder tyrant Ugvralimik was ultimately responsible for the period of history in the Northlands known as the Second Time of Disunity, which lasted from 432 A.B. – 479 A.B. (roughly 400 years ago). Although some historians speculate that Ugvralimik was also behind the First Time of Disunity from 338 A.B. – 350 A.B., no definitive links have been established.
The popular story told is that the beholder emerged from the Underdark in a tunnel that lead straight to lair of Torog, right under the royal palace in Hessia. Ugvralimik then viciously murdered and supplanted the entire royal family of Lorendon. The resulting political upheaval would nearly destroy the line of Dyansties, until a band of heroes lead by the paladin Charlen Dockner killed the beholder and cast his corrupted and bloated body back in the tunnel from whence he came. The Dockners were then instated as the ruling Dynasty.
However, the legacy of Ugvralimik lived on in his grand progeny, and some centuries later, the chamber in the Underdark where his body landed was found, his eye stalk which still contained some of his power was removed and converted in to a powerful implement, wielded by powerful wizards and warlocks throughout the years. It is an artifact from the Far Realm which imbues its user with wild visions of acquiring great amounts of power in the most ruthless manner possible.