Fancy Bastard Scales of War
Scepter of Ephelomon
This ruby-encrusted golden scepter represents an ancient pact between the githyanki and the red dragons sworn to Tiamat. Ephelomon, Tiamat’s former red dragon exarch, entrusted it to Gith (savior of the githyanki people) millennia ago. A powerful relic and potent symbol, the scepter of Ephelomon has been part of the ruler’s regalia since the days when the first Vlaakith ascended the throne.
When Zetch’r’r came to power, though, he quickly discovered the scepter had no power. At first he thought he had been given a false item, but rituals revealed the item’s vast magical strength had vanished. What this signaled was that the pact had been broken. Zetch’r’r had hidden this fact since taking power, but he knew if the truth about the pact became known that the dragons would leave and his reign would end, with or without Tiamat’s support.
When his reign was ended by the Fancy Bastards, the scepter was seized by Vlaakith CLVIII and broken in sight of the red dragons, nullifying the pact once and for all.