(1) ... Death Rock from BoVD. Here's what I rambled about it during the ruleofcool era : http://www.ruleofcool.com/smf/index.php/topic,658.0.html
comment : kinda solves necromancy, and allows bridging it to any type of character, too bad it's dm fiat. Intentional intra-party strife, isn't well handled by 40+ years of d&d guidelines, but hollywood does this with most every tv show = players can model it and probably make it work.
(2) ... 3e Mace of St. Cuthbert is a small but odd pile of mail-it-in writing, especially with being paid by the word.
" ... the Mace of Cuthbert is essentially a +5 holy lawful mace of disruption (effectively a +11 weapon) with a special power (searing light at 20th level at will). According to the epic magic item creation rules, this item would have a market price of approximately 2,500,000 gp. A character who wished to wield a replica of the Mace of Cuthbert could have such an item created. It wouldn't be the actual Mace, but it would be essentially identical in function."
Epic Level Handbook, p.150
comment : Here's the rules, here's total contradiction of said rules. (get paid anyway)
(3) ... the Rod Of Seven Parts, is by far the most written about artifact in d&d history, both in-game and out.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_of_Seven_Parts#Publication_history
comment : didn't float my boat back then, interesting pile of d&d history now
(4) ... dude at giantitp dude-ed at least a good start of a list (use the whole thread)http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?500598-List-of-Artifacts
comment : try is better than no try
link to TC X0 Lt 0X 's mention (use the whole thread) :
The Tarrasque, Epic Destinies, and Youhttp://minmaxforum.com/index.php?topic=4570.0
comment : yes the Psi Arty loves the Artifact Lord. The 4e guys (those poor misbegotten souls) don't know what the Sword Of Pun-Pun is, no?