The Bark of Omen was a powerful Staff that empowered the use of Death Energy. Built and used by Mardrake Transfer , the Bark of Omen alongwith the Chronicles of Necromancy was Mardrake's key into the creation of the Skeleton Legion and the founding of the Cult of Skulls . It is said that the staff was forged from a branch of the Withered Oak and the Skull of a powerful wizard. of the wizard it is unknown. After the Death of Mardrake Transfer it is beleived the staff was destoryed or lost within the depths of the Eternel Crypt. But no one would dare venture into its dark corridors to seek out the truth.