The Two/Three More Objects I promised:
17- The Eternal Throne-
No one knows for sure whom this opulent was crafted for- or what exactly used to sit upon its gilded, heavily decorated frame and rule. It is traced torugh history in the property of ancient king, who wanted to live forever. Some speculate its main purpose was traiterous, a poisoned apple of sorts granted by otherworldy forces- others that it was simply not designed with human biology in mind. Its alien design is apparent in the runes carved into its surface and the tube-like crystals that link it from side in interesting and intricate shapes.
What is known about it is simple: those who sit upon don't do so for very long. Sharp ridges and tiny spikes, almost invisible to the human eyes, will pierce the skin of the seater as soon as he fidgets even slightly. Then its sinister mechanism activates: the seater is forced into the chair as the throne itself burrows into his flesh. Any wounds afflicting him are healed- a miracle it would seem, if not for what follows: no sooner he is regenerated that the wounds open anew. The cycle repeats constantly, taxing the body, creating new wounds and rips and tears that heal and open until the subject is dead or he is violently torn out of the throne by a third part.
18- Liber Excruciatus, Semi-translated.
A book, but not as we humans know it. It appears as a collection of alien runes carved into a quivering, flesh-like material: each page or section quite different from the previous one. Inside the covers, one can find a partial translation of the runes, which explain new and interesting torture methods (if the humanoid figures depicted nearby are any indication….)
The author is unknown, but quite an expert on the subject- the figures therein are not limited to humankind but range to all forms of alien creatures, all being subjected to even more depraved horrors. It promises hours of fun for those inclined to repeat the procedures and expand on the already considerable research.
(Someone needs to come up with an interesting mechanic for this Lets say that the book is carved from the flesh of those that were tortured )
19- Crystal Maiden
Again, another vaguely humanoid-shaped like container, perfect for those noble of hive Tarsus who wish to immortalise their enemies- not in the way that they would imagine though.
The item seems to be some sort of casket designed for Interstellar, though clearly not designed for human-biology. When a human-being is placed inside the coffin-like object and it is sealed and activated (trough a set of runes nearby), it immediately begins to change temperature, cooling and heating at unatural rates as if consuming a vast amount of power. Once the process is complete, and the lid open, the person therein is found completely crystalised- in strange and unnatural shapes, though vaguely retaining the baseline of his features.
Strangely enough, auspex scans detect a thought process and brainwaves in the individual- indicating that he is still very much aware of his surroundings, and he responds to stimuli as if he were "alive". The crystal-like material, when chipped away, eventually regrows- a process which if the scans are any indications, causes just as much pain.