Scythe of Chiron is part of a cycle of legendary spells from Set 4 that become creatures at level 3. They are known as the Heralds.
- Lash of Demara - Demara, Herald of Affliction
- Staff of Vaerus - Vaerus, Herald of Fury
- Scythe of Chiron - Chiron, Herald of Torment
- Gauntlets of Sulgrim - Sulgrim, Herald of Force
Chiron was a tormented soul whose suffering made him an easy target for an ancient spirit of death and decay. Promising an end to his torment, and the power to exact his revenge, the spirit led Chiron to a legendary scythe that siphoned the life-force of living and transferred it to its wielder.