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Wabbajack[edit]

Wabbajack

The Wabbajack is a Daedric artifact created by the Daedric Prince Sheogorath. It takes the appearance of a Daedric staff, sometimes engraved with angry gaping faces at the top. As befits the Prince of Madness, his artifact is unpredictable in its effects. The staff has the power to transform its target into a completely random creature. This can be helpful to the wielder, turning a fearsome opponent into a docile animal; similarly, it can be detrimental, transforming a relatively weak enemy into a powerful monster. The staff can produce other effects, such as damaging, healing, turning to stone, or instantly killing the target. The staff's victims that are turned into animals, and are cooked after the fact, become the meat known as Wabbajerky. The meat as created debates on whether eating it would be considered cannibalism. Sheogorath finds only a few worthy of Wabbajack's "absurdly sweet power".

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Ward of Akavir[edit]

Ward of Akavir

The Ward of Akavir is a priceless artifact treasured by the Imperial Legion. It is a tower shield with an Imperial Dragonscale design, made from the actual skin of a dragon. It bears a powerful enchantment which makes the wielder far luckier. Its origins are unknown, but its name implies that the artifact is related to the continent of Akavir in some way.

The shield was originally possessed by the Imperial Legion. It was stored within Fort Firemoth, an Imperial outpost located in the Inner Sea of Morrowind. Some time in the Third Era, an undead skeleton army led by the lich Grurn marched out of the sea and overran the fort, leaving few survivors. To the Legion's shame, the Ward of Akavir was lost. Grurn claimed it for himself and took it deep underground, to a Velothi tomb located below the fort.

In 3E 427, a Knight Errant of the Legion named Sellus Gravius hired a band of adventurers to sail to Firemoth, infiltrate the ruined fort, slay Grurn and recover the shield. However, it's unknown if the artifact was ever returned to Gravius.

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Warlock's Ring[edit]

Warlock's Ring

The Warlock's Ring is an artifact originally owned by the Arch Mage Syrabane, an Aldmeri god-ancestor. In appearance, it is a ring with a large gemstone, either red or green in color. It is best known for its ability to reflect spells cast at its wearer and to fortify the wearer's speed and health, though it may have additional powers. These magical effects are sometimes named "Shalidor's Mirror" and "Feet of Notorgo". It is not necessary to wear the ring to benefit from its magic.

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White Phial[edit]

The White Phial

The White Phial is a legendary bottle forged in the days when Skyrim was just starting to turn to ice. The small container was made of the magically infused snow that first fell on the Throat of the World, and possesses amazing alchemical properties. It is said that the Phial will replenish whatever fluid is placed inside of it. It was made by the master alchemist Curalmil in ancient times, and the Phial was buried with him.

In 4E 201, after a lifetime of searching all across Tamriel, the Altmer alchemist Nurelion finally located the Phial and had it retrieved, only to find that it had been broken. His apprentice managed to repair the Phial, just before his master's death. It was last seen in the possession of the Last Dragonborn.

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Wraithguard[edit]

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Wrathstone[edit]

Wrathstone

The Wrathstone is a powerful, mythical artifact that has been coveted by many people for thousands of years. It consists of a small, carved stone tablet with elaborate symbols and a bas-relief of a dragon's head, and it has a connection to the ancient Demon Weapon hidden within the Halls of Colossus in southern Elsweyr. At one point in time, the Wrathstone was split into two pieces, with the left side initially coming into the possession of the Dwemer of Kagrenzel, and the right side entrusted to the Ayleids of Garlas Malatar by the Daedric Prince Meridia.

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Wuuthrad[edit]

Wuuthrad

Wuuthrad, meaning "Storm's Tears" in the language of Atmora, was the legendary battleaxe wielded by Ysgramor during his conquest of Skyrim in the late Merethic Era. With Wuuthrad in his hands, Ysgramor and his Five Hundred Companions slaughtered an untold number of elves, which culminated in the founding of the First Empire of the Nords. For the Companions, Wuuthrad is a sacred relic which holds a great deal of respect and reverence, and through it they can trace their line straight back to the first Harbinger.

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