spell jammin', across the universe
this item was discovered attached to the mysterious staff. it is elf-like in sive, but the skin is very dark, almost coal/ebony black. the nails are long, and almost metallic in appearane, and sharp. the flesh and skin of the hand are very hard and dense, taking great strength to prise the grip of the hand off of the staff. there seems to be runes or writing scrawled along part of the back of the hand, leading up past the cut. they seem to have a base in elvish, but far removes, woth more of a scratchy and jerky style than the elegant flow of elvish.
Po the halfling healer on the “Nostromo” cast Gentle Repose on the hand to stop it from decaying for longer study.