This orb radiates a strong aura of magic. It has dark inky clouds swirling inside. The orb becomes active when picked up and studied for one hour by a magic user.
Gain speak with the dead as a ritual (as the spell of the same name from the Spells pdf p. 41)
Gain Detect Undead spell (as per spell pdf)
Gain Blight (as per spell pdf)
User has no need to eat or drink while the orb is in his possession
User is protected against attacks as if wearing +1 armor
Minor Properties: Hidden Message and Song Craft (as per the Magic Items pdf, p. 8)
This artifact compels the user to go on a holy quest. As soon as the user fulfills the quest, he or she is immediately sent on another.
Upon gaining a level, the holder of this orb can choose to meditate with it for 24 hours, and gain another piece of knowledge. Either another piece of the song, or a deeper understanding of the hidden messages contained in the orb.