The Beginning of the End
The God Who Was Banned, Desayeus, sought to expand his portfolio over preincarnate souls. Fearing the Ban of the Unborn would strike beyond Desayeus, a coalition of deities stripped Desayeus of his divinity and shattered the symbol of his power, the Soul Totem, into three pieces. Much of Desayeus’s former power remains locked up in the three pieces.
Powers of the Totem (one piece): The most powerful use of the Soul Totem, in whole or in part, is as a key to the Bastion of Unborn Souls. If worn as an amulet, it allows any wearer casting plane shift to automatically transfer five miles away from the Bastion of Unborn Souls on the Positive Energy Plane, and from there travel unerringly to the Bastion and its single entrance.
Powers (two pieces): The wearer enjoys the benefits of one positive level. A positive level confers a +1 bonus on skill checks, ability checks, attack rolls, and saving throws, +5 hp, and a +1 bonus to character level (that is, whenever the creature’s level is used in a die roll or calculation, increase its value by 1). In addition, a spellcaster temporarily gains access to one spell per positive level from the highest spell level the caster can normally cast.
Powers (all three pieces): The wearer gains three positive levels, plus base powers. Each month the completely assembled Soul Totem is worn, there is a base 10% chance that an assembly of gods, concerned about the Ban of the Unborn, attempts to slay the wearer and break the Totem back down to its component pieces, and once more scatter those pieces across the cosmos.