Phylactery of the failed

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Phylactery of the Failed
(Magic item)
Aura (1E) Strong necromancy [evil]
Caster Level (1E) 18th
Type Minor artefact
Slot (1E) None
Origin Failed bid to become a lich

Source: Artifacts & Legends, pg(s). 61

A phylactery of the failed is the vessel for the soul of a creature that failed in their bid to become a lich. Anyone opening such a phylactery risks infection by a cursed disease called parasitic soul, which is a vehicle for the failed lich to finally achieve lichdom by acquiring the diseased body.[1]

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Known phylacteries of the failed

The following are known souls contained within phylacteries of the failed:


  1. F. Wesley Schneider. (2012). Artifacts & Legends, p. 61. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-458-0
  2. Savannah Broadway et al. (2013). Dragons Unleashed, p. 43. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-525-9