Curse of the Crimson Throne
Zellara's Harrow Deck
Inhabited by the spirit of a varisian harrower
The spirit of Zellara inhabits this deck of cards, and she can sense the world around them via sight and sound. She can also communicate with anyone who holds the deck via empathy.
Up to 3 times per day Zellara’s spirit can identify a magic item’s properties if one of her cards is touched to it, as the spell identify, with a spellcraft skill bonus of +9. When she does so, knowledge of the item identified manifests in the mind of one creature she chooses who is also holding at least one card.
Hand-painted images decorate this Harrow deck, the frames gilt in silver so that under lighting they sparkle and flash. Despite the worn condition of the card backs, the images on the faces are so vibrant they seem to move when viewed out of the corner of the eye. The deck itself handles with surprising ease, almost shuffling itself. A bent, torn, or lost card always seems to mend itself or reappear when no one is looking.
These features are subtle manifestations of the spirit that haunts the cards. In life, Zellara lived by this deck, and in death, she has become the deck.