This device looks like a short steel ice pick with an ebony skull handle. It is activated by inserting the pointy end into the lung of a corpse, either through the chest or the back. This item forces the spirit to speak aloud with the user, animating the corpse’s mouth and facial features.
Palaver with the Dead (In Co 15); R: Touch, D: Concentration, T: Ind, Req: Mentem. You can speak with a human spirit through its corpse, so long as the corpse has not yet decayed into a skeleton, been buried in a Church burial, or gone straight to Heaven (as would a saint or a crusader). The spirit that you speak with is not compelled to tell the truth; you can, of course, find ways to coerce or trick it into doing so. All those around you can hear the voice of the corpse. (Base 5, + 1 Touch, + 1 Concentration) (+ 0 for one use per day)