Artifacts are great plot devices that can serve as the focal point for an adventure or even a whole campaign. Luckily, the famed hobgoblin general Azagar Bloodfist has been collecting artifacts for the better part of thirty years. Now, in Azagar's Artifacts, the infamous hobgoblin opens up his vault and lets you have a peek inside. Each installment of Azagar's Artifacts features a new, fully detailed artifact that can easily be integrated into nearly any 4E campaign. Each artifact comes with adventure hooks, lore, and a new standard magical item on which the artifact is based. Plus, Azagar himself relates the tale of how each artifact came into his possession in his own inimitable style.
Azagar's Artifacts continues with Yarghul's Rattle, a dire necromantic artifact created by the infamous gnoll necromancer, Yarghul Rotfang. Imbued with the awful power of undeath, the Rattle grants many terrible boons to those who pursue the dark path of necromancy. A mighty weapon in the hands of dark warlocks and wizards, Yarghul's Rattle can summon the dead to do its wielder's bidding or simply annihilate his enemies with blasts of necrotic energy.
Azagar's Artifacts: Yarghul's Rattle features the following new material for your 4E game:
- Introduction by Azagar
- Yarghul's Rattle, a new paragon-tier artifact
- A new wondrous item, the death rattle
- Two adventure hooks to help you introduce Yarghul's Rattle to your campaign
- A handy reference sheet for players that dare to wield Yarghul's Rattle