New Magic Item – Jealousy Ring (A to Z Challenge J)

11 April, 2013

A yellow rose for youThe skilled courtier Vanee was know for their stirring speeches and clever maneuverings and their skill only increased following the gift of a silver and gilt ring from “an ardent admirer”.

But in the weeks and months that followed, Vanee began to lose perspective becoming increasingly focused on winning every exchange and minor verbal duel.  Even the brightest star must dim and within the year, Vanee was banished from court for a year and a day and no one expect to see Vanee’s return . . .

Jealousy Ring

These rings are made of silver that is always slightly tarnished no matter how polished in the form in intertwining roses their flowers gilded with yellow gold.  The ring one put on is difficult, but not impossible, to remove.

The ring enhances the wearer’s social acumen, giving the wearer a +3 competence bonus on all social skills.  However, the wearer becomes increasingly protective of their social position and unable to bear others succeed, suffering a -4 moral penalty to all skill checks and a -1 moral penalty to all Initiative roll and saves for 1d4+1 days after being shown up in such a situation.

Up to three times a day, the wearer may choose to increase the competence bonus granted by the ring to +10 but at the cost of inciting jealousy in one of the people watching them when they do so.

Aura moderate enchantment; CL 7th
Slot ring; Price 10,500; Weight
Construction Requirements
Forge Ring, bestow curse, eagle’s splendor, detect thoughts; Cost 5,250

Notes: The name of this item was suggested by one of the members of my Wednesday night gaming group (where currently we are playing 1st Edition AD&D!).

Photo by Phil Sangwell and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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