The Lance of Marduk
Lifecutter is a fearsome scythe, a blade of crimson energy that projects from an ebony haft. It is named for the original Lifecutter, carried by the deceased god of death, Nerull. The weapon possessed by the Lance of Marduk is a mere replica of the original weapon, but is powerful nonetheless. Even this approximation strikes fear into those who dare to stand against it. The scythe was recovered from an ancient temple to Nerull beneath the city of Cadrin, while investigating a cult of Orcus in the temple; was carried for some time by the druid Sydienne Terragon. Bjorn Torgnür later gave the scythe to the Raven Queen when she requested the real Lifecutter, buying the group time to decide what to do with the dread weapon. The Raven Queen was outraged when she discovered the deception, but has decided to allow the Lance to continue on their mission to destroy it, at least for the time being.