Veritas’ Ring – New Magic Item / A to Z Blogging Challenge [V]26 April, 2011
The magistrate of Valies, Kaliste, a noble widow of regal bearing and piercing gaze, keeps her court in perfect order. The only jewellery she wears is a silver ring. Even hardened criminals find it difficult to speak untruths in her presence and her desire to see the truth come out and justice done is well known.
Kaliste’s reputation makes her unwelcome as a guest for even pleasant half-truth become hard to utter under her harsh gaze.
These items are plain bands made of purest silver inside of which is inscribed Vox Veritas Vita (“Speak the Truth as a way of Life”). While silver is not the hardest of metals, these rings never tarnish and are difficult to damage
The wearer of the ring can not speak anything but the truth, though storytelling -when clearly identified as such- is allowed. The wearer gains a +3 competence bonus to Diplomacy checks and on Sense Motive checks to detect untruths and a +2 resistance bonus to resist mind-effecting spells.
The ring also makes it difficult for others nearby (within 30′) to lie, in fact the weak-minded my find it impossible (a Will save against a DC of 11 to lie at all) while those who do lie will find it difficult to do so convincing (-7 penalty).
Aura moderate divination and enchantment; CL 7th
Slot ring; Price 11,900; Weight –
Requirements Forge Ring, guidance, discern lie, owl’s wisdom, zone of truth, creator must not have told a lie during the forging process; Cost 5,950 (+476 xp for D&D)
Notes: Veritas is the Goddess of Truth, her item encourages that in other.