Brooch of the Crypt Lord
The spider kings of Azjol-Nerub created a number of these powerful elder items. More than a few of these brooches have made their way into the hands of servants of the Scourge. Stylished to resemble the spider-like legs, outer shell and scything arms of a crypt lord, this gold and blue enamel brooch is a powerful protective item. Inscribed on the back of each brooch is the ancient tongue of the spider kings of Azjol-Nerub, denoting which crypt lord the wearer supposedly serves.
The brooch werer may speak to spiders and other arachnoids as if the wearer understood their native tongue. As well, all arachnoids and insect vermin (including summoned vermin immediately recognize the werer as an emissary of the crypt lords and they will not attack the wearer unless attacked first. Upon command, the brooch covers the wearer's body and face with a sturdy layer of segmented blue and gold chitin plates. Scythe-like claws extend to cover the wearer's hands.