Grasp of Orcus
The Dragonfire Crystal
The Dragonfire Crystal is a symbol of Imperial authority in the Empire of Arkhosia, and a sacred artifact to dragonborn everywhere. It is, in essence, the symbol of both the Empire and of the dragonborn people.
The crystal is also seen as a symbol of healing, and was therefore intended to be given as a gift by Princess Corvyre to Prince Ottman on the day of their wedding, in order to symbolize the end of hostilities and the unification of their two empires. The crystal, however, was stolen by Cane Wolfswift and his employer Mr. Skullgaffin when they kidnapped Corvyre.
For reasons unknown, Mr. Skullgaffin his master, Orcus, and their allies Landin Volus, Sucro, and Vital attempted to trick Stern into destroying the crystal, by claiming that it would free Sucro (who was masquerading as Stern’s daughter) from her imprisonment. Stern did not fall for the ruse, and the crystal was recovered, though not in time to prevent a war between Arkhosia and the Empire of Kandahar.