Orb of Golden Death
THE ORB OF GOLDEN DEATH
The Death Orb is a gold sphere three inches in diameter, shaped to resemble a human skull sans lower jaw. Atop the crown is a raised diadem with depressions, the latter designed to accept four large gems, one representing each element. The Orb has only limited powers without these gems. Its possessor can, at will, Detect spoken lies, Detect thoughts, and Poison with a touch attack (CL 20).
The possessor learns directly from The Orb full details of usable powers,
If the possessor gazes upon the great throne in the Temple of Elemental Evil, he or she immediately knows how to operate it. The Throne can be caused to raise and lower itself, with the user, between the upper Temple works and dungeon level three.