Phylactery of the failed

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Phylactery of the Failed
(Magic item)

Aura (1E)
Strong necromancy [evil]
Caster Level (1E)
Slot (1E)
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

Known phylacteries of the failed

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


  1. F. Wesley Schneider. “Lesser Artifacts” in Artifacts & Legends, 61. Paizo Inc., 2012
  2. Savannah Broadway, et al. Seryzilian (Great Wyrm Black Dragon)” in Dragons Unleashed, 43. Paizo Inc., 2013