A staff wielded by the head magician of Angmar court, passed down through the generations of venerated wizards until the house of Angmar fell to the Dark Scourge. The staff is unique in that, unlike other magic amplification tools, it does not require a hint of magical energy in the user. It does need to be recharged, however, and the last wielder of the staff, upon death, has his/her soul trapped in the staff. This gives the staff power, and a sentience to find another wielder. The soul is not unaware of its situation, and it can and will influence the wielder with its energies, to ill or gain.