The Bone of Contention
This is a long leg bone of an animal, possibly a human or other great ape. It is plain and unadorned, and has no special physical properties other than an unusually strong aura of indestructibility which makes it difficult if not impossible to destroy. It exerts a very strong psychic effect, though; anyone who sees the bone will immediately become highly desirous of it, attempting to obtain it at the earliest possible convenience through the quickest means, from purchase to theft. Once attained, the possessor will become immune to the effect in 6-8 days and will usually give away or discard the bone, beginning the cycle anew. Other than its notoriety for provoking a bidding war between Macken van Donderberg and the Ernest Graf Epee, the item has no practical use.

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