Description: The undead Scourge brought blight to the lands of Lordaeron and much of Kalimdor. Some say it was the simple presence of the undead, some say it was the plague, others say it was the magic used to raise the unholy things from the ground. Some of the blight, however, came from the liches, the generals of the Scourge who answered to none but the Lich King. Many of the liches wore these plain circlets, made of pure silver that tarnished at the first touch to the lich's body. Now, even if the crown is newly made and not from one of the fallen liches, it still looks like tarnished silver and no amount of cleaning can cause it to shine.
Power: When an evil character puts on the crown of the lich, he must cast death and decay once per day. If he tries to remove the crown before casting the spell, the spell occurs automatically, blighting all around him.
This item bestows one negative level on any non-evil creature attempting to wear it. The negative level remains as long as the creature wears the crown and disappears when the crown is no longer worn. This negative level never results in actual level loss, but it cannot be overcome in any way (including restoration spells) while the crown is worn.
Strong necromancy; CL 17th; Craft Wondrous Item, death and decay; Price 153,000 gp; Cost 76,500 gp + 6,120 XP; Weight 1 lb.
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