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, 2018 at 8:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ Wow, thanks, my faith in nerds has been restored.😊 \$\endgroup\$
    – user50863
    Dec 20, 2018 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\$ Dec 20, 2018 at 16:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie magic artifact. \$\endgroup\$
    – user50863
    Dec 20, 2018 at 16:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ Cool. I’ve clarified the question. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$ Dec 20, 2018 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.

  • \$\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\$ Dec 20, 2018 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\$ Dec 20, 2018 at 23:08
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    \$\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, 2018 at 23:17

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