Carrion Crown by Kelly
Raven's Head Mace
A holy artifact once wielded against the Wispering Tyrant
Aura strong conjuration (healing); CL 20th
Slot none; Weight 8 lbs.
Holy to the faith of Pharasma and imbued with the power of all the bishops of Ustalav, this gold-plated +3 undead bane heavy mace has a head fashioned into the shape of four ravens’ heads, from which it gets its name. It was the symbol of office for the Bishop of Caliphas until Prince Adamondais Virholt lost the mace in battle against the Whispering Tyrant.
Any good character wielding the mace gains the ability to channel energy three times a day as a good cleric of the same level. In addition, he or she gains the Channel Smite feat while wielding Raven’s Head, if she does not already possess the feat. In the hands of a cleric of Pharasma, Raven’s Head gains the disruption quality, and the wielder can use the Channel Smite feat as if she were a cleric of 4 levels higher (+2 on the DC and +2d6 damage) and an extra three times per day.
If used as a component in creating a lich the Raven’s Head will forever become a +4 Unholy Human Bane weapon. If wielded by a lich it will be able to cast disintegration on a confirmed critical hit (CL 20, Fort DC 24).