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Are there published magic artifacts with origins from the Plane of Shadow (aka the Shadowfell)?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I tried to convert your question into a fact-based one. Feel free to reject the changes if they do not agree with the original intent of the question. \$\endgroup\$ – ZwiQ Dec 20 '18 at 8:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ Wow, thanks, my faith in nerds has been restored.😊 \$\endgroup\$ – user50863 Dec 20 '18 at 8:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ By “relic” do you mean magic artifacts? Or “just” regular ol’ magic items? Or do you mean the regular English meaning of an unusual (but non-magical) item? \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Dec 20 '18 at 16:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie magic artifact. \$\endgroup\$ – user50863 Dec 20 '18 at 16:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ Cool. I’ve clarified the question. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Dec 20 '18 at 17:22
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Maybe Blackrazor.

The introduction to the Hexblade warlock patron, found in Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 55, says:

You have made your pact with a mysterious entity from the Shadowfell -- a force that manifests in sentient magic weapons carved from the stuff of shadow. The mighty sword Blackrazor is the most notable of these weapons, which have been spread across the multiverse over the ages.

If Blackrazor was carved right from the stuff of shadow by an entity from the Shadowfell, it stands to reason that Blackrazor's origin is the Shadowfell. Statistics for Blackrazor are provided in the Dungeon Master's Guide, p. 216. And Blackrazor itself makes an appearance in the 5e publication

Tales from the Yawning Portal, in the adventure "White Plume Mountain," p. 95.

It also shows up in older-edition sources, but I omit them because (a) your question is tagged for 5e, and (b) the Shadowfell connection appears to be a 5e concept in that it was never explicitly mentioned in any of the older sources.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ @NERDmaster If you have questions about how the site works or about why voting is being done a certain way, please use Role-playing Games Meta instead. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Dec 20 '18 at 18:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ It may be worth noting that Blackrazor is not an artifact. It is a legendary sentient magic weapon. This is important for things like the antimagic shield spell. \$\endgroup\$ – David Coffron Dec 20 '18 at 23:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ Are we sure that the querent is using "artifact" in the sense of the game concept, and not simply in the quotidian sense? The phrasing "magic artifact" is redundant, since all artifacts (in the sense of the game concept) are magical -- which leads me to believe s/he is not being that precise. \$\endgroup\$ – screamline Dec 20 '18 at 23:17
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No I do not think there are but a few items could probably be modified to fit your need.

I found a D&D 3rd edition item called the Blackstone rune that relates to Shadowfell that allows the owner of the relic to travel back and forth from shadowfell and the material planes like the spell plane shift the blackstone rune can only be used 3 times. the blackstone rune is from the Shadar-kai, I found the artifact at: https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Blackstone_rune the site had a couple more things related to shadowfell that may not be published but the blackstone rune was the best I could find.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ your welcome :) \$\endgroup\$ – NERDmaster Dec 20 '18 at 14:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ Can you support that the Blackstone Rune is an official 5e item with 5e lore that says it's from the shadowfell? Right now, you are citing(without a link) from an unofficial source. If this is your source it even says at the top of the page "This has no clear connection to the Forgotten Realms" \$\endgroup\$ – NautArch Dec 20 '18 at 14:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ @NautArch The Q doesn’t ask for a FR connection, but what is more concerning is that a blackstone rune doesn’t come from the Shadowfell at all, it comes from the Material Plane as a way for shadar-kai to get back to the Shadowfell. (And it’s not a “relic” or artifact, just a magic item.) \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Dec 20 '18 at 16:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie Gotcha. I just saw the warning and it made me even more concerned that this wasn't a legitimate thing. So at the moment, it's not official 5e, not a relic, and not from the shadowfell. \$\endgroup\$ – NautArch Dec 20 '18 at 16:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ It's not that you can't use it, it's that you should always check your sources :) \$\endgroup\$ – NautArch Dec 20 '18 at 16:27

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