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Cornugon's Revenge +2 (SOD)
Category: Armor (Leather Armor) Value: 1
Lore Req to ID: 55 Weight: 1

Armor Class: 4 (6 vs. piercing and missile)

Requires: 6 Strength

Equipped Abilities:
  • Open Locks: -10%
  • Find Traps: -10%
  • Pick Pockets: -10%
  • Move Silently: -20%
  • Regenerate 2 Hit Points every round
  • Constitution: -2
  • Wearer cannot be protected from evil
  • May only be removed with a Remove Curse spell

How Obtained:
  • Coalition Camp - Found during first wave of battle (SOD)

The devil Thel'blax was a scourge against the armies of the Abyss until he was assassinated by the servants of his own master, Dispater. With his final breath, Thel'blax cursed his own body to never lie still even in death. When his body was carried to the Iron Tower, Thel'blax's horns and barbs continued to thrash about as though alive.

The cursed cornugon's body was dismantled by his peers, in the hopes that destroying him would end the curse; but the disparate pieces of Thel'blax's body continued to prick and tear at any who approached. At last, Dispater ordered his ironsmiths to forge the pieces into a suit of armor, intending to use it as a means of torturing insubordinates. Inevitably, the armor fell into the hands of intrepid (if foolhardy) adventurers, who then brought the piece to Faerun.

Even now, the curse of Thel'blax affects the armor, causing its barbs to sink painfully into the flesh of anyone wearing it. It provides a measure of protection, behaving like hide armor, and even allows the wearer to benefit from Thel'blax's resilience; but the constant stinging and flaying from the cornugon's still-living barbs make this armor unsuitable for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach.