Description[edit | edit source]
Powers[edit | edit source]
The shield reflected the eye beams of beholders and their kin, save for the antimagic beams that emanated from their central eyes. When the wielder of the shield looked through its crystal eye, he was protected from the gaze of basilisks, catoblepases and medusas. Its natural reflective properties could even reflect the gaze of these creatures back onto themselves.
Three times per day, the bearer of the shield could gaze into the crystal eye and open up communication with the wielder of the Eye of Zahyra.
History[edit | edit source]
The shield was created before the Eye Tyrant Wars by First Vizera Zahyra Ithal and her mentor and gifted to the king before he set off with his armies. The shield contributed to Vizera Zahyra's efforts to observe and record the Eye Tyrant Wars from afar. It even inspired the formation of the Knights of the Shield in the year −170 DR. After the wars, it was stored within the Tethyrian royal vaults but eventually went missing some time during the Strohm Dynasty.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 26. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
- Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book Three: Erlkazar & Folk of Intrigue. (TSR, Inc), pp. 25–28. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
- Jason Carl, Sean K. Reynolds (October 2001). Lords of Darkness. Edited by Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 151. ISBN 07-8691-989-2.
- Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book Three: Erlkazar & Folk of Intrigue. (TSR, Inc), p. 42. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.