The holy scarab of Dablak is a device that appears to be any magical scarab. It was held by the Taldor for ages, in the hopes that it would aid them in their fight against the dwarves.  It gives off a faint magical aura, however, and if it is held for one round, an inscription appears on its surface letting the holder know it is a protective device.

Property:  The owner gains a + 2 bonus to all saving throws vs. spell.

Property (Attuned): The scarab can also absorb up to 8 level-draining attacks (two level drains count as two absorptions), death touches, death rays,or fingers of death. However, after absorbing 12 such attacks the scarab turns to powder-totally useless.

Special:  This scarab is one of the Dwarven Artifacts of Tarq.