Torc of Kostchtchie
Torq Housing a Demon Lord's Soul
Aura overwhelming conjuration and enchantment [evil]; CL 25th; Slot neck; Weight 2 lbs
The torc grants its wearer immunity to cold and the ability to command frost giants at will. This ability functions as dominate monster, but affects only frost giants, who take a –10 penalty on their saves. In addition, the wearer can cast giant form II three times per day. Anyone who wears the torc for 1 week also gains the ability to summon an aspect of Kostchtchie’s dark hunger once per day. This aspect takes the form of an Abyss gigas who faithfully serves the wearer of the torc for 1 hour. Using the torc in this way alerts Kostchtchie to the torc’s whereabouts. In addition, anytime one of the Torc of Kostchtchie’s powers is used, there is a cumulative 5% chance the wearer goes berserk (gaining all the benefits and drawbacks of the barbarian’s rage ability), attacking the nearest non-giant creature until unconscious or dead, or until no living non-giant remains within 30 feet.
The Torc of Kostchtchie dissolves if boiled for 24 hours in the cauldron within the Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga.
The Torc of Kostchtchie was created by Baba Yaga when she made a mortal man into the demon lord, trapping a piece of his mortal soul within it. It was hidden in the Veil of Frozen Tears after his defeat during the Witchwar.