Doomed to Repeat
The Shevrani Artifact is actually a sentient being, capable of decisions and action. Can only function through individuals by temporarily influencing people’s decisions. (how you picked it up if didn’t voluntarily pick up). If left alone with a single person, will eventually take over the person’s body. It is the embodiment of pure evil, incredibly intelligent and crafty. Legend tells that it was created by an evil sorcerer long ago. The artifact took control of the sorcerer and forced him to kill his own family. He began a reign of terror, which brought about the demise of the entire Shevrani civilization. Using their advanced magic, they created the Shevra Ruins, a vault to seal away the Artifact. The peoples were too devastated and never recovered, but left behind the crystal guardians to protect it until the end of time.