We're asking for your thoughts on especially fiendish, strange, or otherwise unexpected lich phylacteries.

With the release of Tales from the Yawning Portal, players could very soon face the liches and demiliches within its adventures. In fact, Dead in Thay concerns the very Doomvault holding phylacteries for Szass Tam’s lich servants.

Although the exact secrets of achieving lichdom remain undisclosed (save to powerful wizards taking up the path), it is known how an arcane ritual traps the wizard’s soul within a phylactery—traditionally, an amulet in the shape of a small box. While Dead in Thay’s Doomvault stores and protects such amulets and like objects, not all liches choose such traditional phylacteries. And not all hiding places for them need be such well-defended vaults.

We’d like to hear your suggestions for strange, unusual or unexpected phylacteries. In 150 words or less, let us know what phylactery—its container and/or hiding place—you would propose. We’ll comb through the list, and present some of our favorites in a future issue of Dragon+.


Note: We’ll be collecting answers through March 26. For reference and inspiration, you might also look back at our Elemental Evil trinkets or Things in a Giant’s Bag articles.