A group of men from the army of Hama saw him and said to him, 'Hey, 'Annaz, what's with that head you have with you?'
'Glory be to God,' he replied, 'for what happened between this man and me - I killed him.'
'Oh, man,' they told him, 'that's the head of your brother Badr!'
So he looked at the head, examining it. Sure enough, it was the head of his brother. And so in his shame before the men, he left Hama. We never knew where he set off for, nor did we ever hear any further news of him.
-Usama ibn Munqidh, The Book of Contemplation, p. 128. Trans. Paul Cobb, Penguin 2008.
|Head from Lone Wolf Effects|
The head of Badr projects a 30' radius bless spell around it when held aloft by a member of the Faith or by someone defending a position. The person holding Badr's head is incapable of telling a lie. For every five rounds that Badr's head is held aloft, all persons affected by the bless spell must save or take 1d2 damage/level, as the pain of 'Annaz's betrayal cuts deep, and severe cuts appear around their necks.
The head of Badr may only be buried when Damascus is safe.