Star of the Champion
|Star of the Champion|
|A gleaming jewel on an ornate pin|
|“||So you could steal from him the only thing he would never give you -- the ring with the jewel men call the Star of Khorala -- the star stolen from the queen of Ophir, who would pay a roomful of gold for its return. He would not give it to you willingly, because he knew that it holds a magic which, when properly controlled, will enslave the hearts of any of the opposite sex.||„|
|~ Shadows in Zamboula|
The Star of the Champion is a gem of unsurpassed beauty - glowing with a white light that sets the world to shimmering.
Once, in the ancient past, it was awarded to Tyros the Deathbringer for becoming the champion of the Giant-kings arena.
In his final battle, he was to fight the mightiest dragon created by the Giant-kings, a magnificent creature of enormous stature. Tyros defeated the beast, but in his victory, he saw the death of something noble and he wept. He pinned the Star of the Champion to the corpse of the creature - and the mighty beast was buried right there, beneath the sands of the arena.
Later, when Tyros was cursed with immortality, the dragon inherited the curse and rose again to stalk the arena.
This is one of the artefacts required to create the keystone that can be used to remove the slave bracelet.