Key of Unlife
Price (Item Level): 55,000 gp (13rd)
Body Slot: Held Caster Level: 13th Aura: Strong Necromancy
Activation: Standard (command) Weight: 2 lb.
Part of the crown jewels of Amarnic. This Ankh is formed from the bones and skulls of a hundred specially sacrificed small and smaller animals that have been gilded in mythral. The bones slowly shift and rearrange themselves whenever they are left unattended or unobserved. The Key of Unlife has the following abilities.
First, the Key is supernaturally strong and functions as a +1 Buckler.
The Key can be used as a holy symbol for any who channel negative energy.
It also bears the control undead armor enhancement allowing the user control up to 26 HD of undead per day, as the control undead spell. This ability is usable at will as a standard action, with a duration is up to 24 hours (DC 24 Will). At dawn each day, the wearer loses control of any undead still under his sway.
Lastly the Key of Unlife grants the ability to cast animate dead once per day to animate up to 26 HD of skeletons and zombies.
Prerequisites: Craft Magic Arms and Armor, animate dead, control undead.
Cost to Create: 52,000 gp, 28 day.