Tuesday Magic Item – Traitor’s Ring

17 January, 2012

Lorad Montcrief, once Lord of the Gray Rock, now Governor-General of the entire province as a reward for his treachery.  A hated man by many and all wonder how he managed to avoid the curses and bans that should strike down those that betray Gold RIngthe loyalty of the true king.

Those who meet him say he has a haunted look and startles at the slightest noise but still he rules with an iron fist, perhaps his wariness is justified or perhaps it is a guilty conscience tormenting him.

Traitor’s Ring

These rings are made from gilded iron that has been quenched in the blood of an innocent person put to death for crimes not their own.  While covered in gold, these rings are always dull and never shine no matter how much they are polished.

The wearer of the Traitor’s Ring cannot be affected by effects that compel loyalty or the truth, they seem to work but in fact fail.  But such immunity is not without cost, the wearer suffers an amount of Constitution damage equal to half the level of the spell rounded up and if the effect is lasting (such as geas/quest) one of the points of damage cannot be healed until they are released from the spell by its caster.  If the damage would drop the wearer to below 3 Constitution, the damage moves to Wisdom instead (which can drop below 3).

Additionally, the ring’s wearer gains a +5 enhancement bonus to Bluff checks due to the confidence the ring bestows upon them.

Aura strong illusion; CL 13th
Slot ring; Price 25,000; Weight
Construction Requirements
Forge Ring, alter self, false life, false vision, greater shadow conjuration, vampiric touch; Cost 12,500 (+1,000 xp for D&D)

Notes: Sometime villains need a way to conceal their villainous intentions, especially in a world filled with detection magic.

Photo by praptak and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic liscense.

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