The Bloody Path to Apotheosis
Tear of Ilmater
The tear of Ilmater is said to have fallen from the god’s own eye when first witnessing the horrors that sentient races were willing to commit upon each other. It has shown up many times throughout the history of the Forgotten Realms, but seldom in the hands of its followers.
While a valuable gemstone and powerful artifact, it is nearly useless in the hands of those who do not follow the path of the crying god, for anyone who touches the gem is said to share the suffering of the god himself. Those not of his clergy seldom survive the process.
One of the few who did was said to have been a powerful barbarian who slew many innocent people to possess the gem, wanting to take it for its power and the wealth it could mean for him. While he survived touching it, barely, he never touched a weapon again. It power is said to be of divine peace, in spite of the blood that has been shed in its name.