The oldest asked for a wand more powerful than any in existence, so death fashioned him one from an elder tree that stood near by. The second brother decided he wanted to humiliate death even further and asked for the power to recall loved ones from the grave. So death plucked a stone from the river and offered it to him. Finally, death turned to the third brother. A humble man he asked for something that would allow him to go forth from that place without being followed by death and so it was that death reluctantly handed over his own cloak of invisibility.