A powerful artifact from the South, linked with one of their strange barbarian Gods. The stones come in Greater and Lesser varieties. The party has encountered a few of them that have been buried or otherwise hidden in the Empire. Bearers of the Stones inside the Empire find the effects reversed-- the stone of Kali, which provides extra dice for destructive actions when in the South, reduces dice for destruction inside the Empire. Similarly, the Greater(?) stone of Yama, which provides bonuses to death checks in the South, causes all death checks to be failed inside the Empire.