The Eye of Hazimel is a powerful supernatural item, and one of the major plot devices of the Vampire’s Clan Novel saga of Vampire: the Masquerade.
The Eye belonged to the Ravnos Methuselah Hazimel, and holds great powers of mutation and destruction. In order to use it, its wielder has to replace one of their own eyes with it. The Eye often has a negative effect on its wielder’s mind (and sometimes even his body), pushing the wielder’s personality into unpredictable directions and even altering his physical form.
When ruling much of pre-historic India, Hazimel had used the Eye to monitor what was happening out in the outside world, even when he was resting in his tomb. Later on he used it as gift to other rulers in India in order to ensure their loyalty. A long time the Eye had been forgotten, only known from legends about a gypsies’ “Evil Eye“.
The Eye resurfaced during the assault of the Sabbat on Atlanta in 1999, when the Tremere antitribu Leopold got hold of it. Leopold having an unstable personality (believing that he himself was a Toreador) anyhow, was greatly influenced by the Eye’s power and created a horrific “artwork” of flesh and stone in the Adirondack Mountains (in upstate New York). The local Gangrel became aware of Leopold’s machinations, and therefore got into conflict with him. Except for the Gangrel Justicar Xaviar, he killed a whole warband of Gangrel who were assaulting him. Xaviar’s request for help was denied by the Camarilla war council in Baltimore soon after, which prompted Xaviar to make clan Gangrel leave the Camarilla.
Hesha Ruhadze, a Setite scholar, after hearing about reappearance of the Eye of Hazimel, set on to retrieve the Eye. A group of Camarilla vampires around Victoria Ash, Ramona and Theo Bell eventually faced Leopold in the streets of New York. Together they managed to kill him in a final combat. In the aftermath of the battle, a deal was struck between the Toreador Justicar Lucinde and Hesha granting him the Eye for further studies.
The Eye didn’t stay too long in Hesha’s possession, because a war party lead by the Tzimisce Lambach, took hold of the Eye. Again the Eye showed its destructive powers by changing Lambach’s body almost unrecognizable. The Eye then got lost, when Lambach’s legion of vampires got eradicated by Ambrogino Giovanni and a group of the Giovanni’s most formidable necromancers near Los Angeles.