The Pendant of Ashaba was a magical pendant that was created by Ashaba, the first lord of Shadowdale, and was used to determine the rightful lord of the dale. It is a silver crescent moon with horns that point upwards. Originally the pendant hung from a plain string, but this was replaced by a silver chain that was made by Syluné Silverhand.
The pendant, upon command, says in the voice of Ashaba: "The bearer of the token be the one and true lord of Shadowdale". It can also detect alignment a little like the know alignment spell, but it can only detect very strongly aligned individuals such as paladins. The limitations of the pendant in this regard are thought to be related to the limitations of its creator, Ashaba.