Beyond Bale Keep
Zero Hammers of Returning
The Zero Hammers of Returning are magical hammersGromminique Riptor found in the Gimli Mines.
The Hammers are small, silvered and weighted for throwing, and have a special enchantment that returns them to hand when thrown. They proved to be exceedingly useful if not life-saving during the events of the Destruction of the Gimli Mines, when wielded by Ludvig van Drunken, then Dmitry Xant ant Gromminique during the escape.
However, they had a very dangerous property to them.
The Hammers had Zero-Stones inside of them, mystical objects that are bound to a particular quest. Until the quest can be completed, they slowly cause in insanity in, sicken and eventually kill their wielder, even when not in use or at a distance. Gromminique replaced the previous, deceased wielder when he picked them up for the first time.
As time went on, Gromminique got sicker and crazier until the party met the Strazh, a secretive group that has decided to help the PCs. While Gromminique rest in their base resting, some of the others ventured to a relatively nearby Orst camp to steal some rare herbs and lichens to be used in a ritual to break the Zero-Stones and their quest-drive, forever opening the hammers up to be used.