The Brazen Head is an artifact of unknown origin. It is in the shape of a human head on a stone base. When the proper ritual is conducted, the head opens its eyes, at which point it can be asked one question. The Brazen Head will then speak the answer. The source of the head’s knowledge is unknown, though it is not without its limitations. For example, the head cannot predict future events.
There is a dark nature to the head. The ritual to activate it requires a blood sacrifice. The head also has a knack for providing bad news. Legends says that acting on information provided by the head always leads to tragedy. Despite this, the lure of its great knowledge overshadows its more troubling aspects.