Quest for Utopia
Death is one of the xayraxian elements, and is domain of the goddess Ishtar. The Elemental Plane of Death spills over onto the world at the Shrine of Death, located within the Decayed Forest of Kharshamm.
Upon the ground surrounding the Shrine of Death, as well as rarely within the Decayed forest and Deadly Desert, elemental stones of death can be found. These stones, like those of the other elements, are guarded fiercely by the keepers. They are considered holy among the followers of Ishtar. The stones act as empowerments for death-based spells. Anyone in contact with an elemental stone of death automatically gain the benefit of the Thanatopic Spell metamagic feat once per day, without incurring the required spell level increase, or needing to meet the prerequisites.