"It is said that all succumb to the light of the Oculi Mortui save the wielder of the lantern. A favored artifact of thieves and assassins, those exposed to it's light are drained of vitality and fall into a state of paralytic torpidity. After the lantern's passing, they wake at the next sunrise exhausted and disoriented. Horrible dreams have been recorded by those who have been exposed to it. Sleepers are assailed by visions of terrible lifeless vistas where the wind ceaselessly howls."