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A Dawnstone

Dawnstones are ancient magical weapons sometimes found in Barrows. [1a]

They are known to the Lizardmen as the bane of all Daemons. [2a]

Flint or obsidian cared into the form of either daggers or hand axes they are much more resilient than normal artefacts and have a powerful magical aura. As well as acting as a magical weapon they do not allow Daemons, Elementals or the Undead near them and prevent them using their magical abilities against the bearer. [1a]

Some have holes bored into them to allow a cord to be threaded through it so they can be worn around the neck. [1a]

Rarely Barrows have a circle of such stones which contain and constrain a Daemon or other powerful entity. [1a]


In the early 2400s IC, Dark Elves from Hag Graef entered the Forests of the Viper and the Blood Pyramid within, stealing a Dawnstone from its vaults. A force from Hexoatl was dispatched to regain the artefact and whilst the Witch Elves were performing their sanguinary rites on the shore of the Witch Sea, the servants of the Jaguar god, Huanchi struck. Most were killed, but a few Dark Elves survived only to be hunted down, with the last being slaughtered at the Pits of Zardok. [2a]