Hello everyone and welcome to another exciting edition of Magic Market, where we bring you a premium selection of magic items each and every week. You may have heard by now that it’s Nobility Week here at Necromancers of the Northwest, and I don’t know about you, but when I think of nobles and magic items I think of three things: useless junk, rings, and really expensive high-end indulgence. So below you’ll find a group of rings which run the gamut between useless (but pretty nifty and surprisingly affordable) junk to really high-end, opulent extravagance.
Ring of Command
This gaudy thumb ring is adorned with tiny thorn-shaped rubies hidden between the costume jewels, which gives the ring the appearance of a tumor made from colored glass. The ring’s opulent appearance belies its potent magical charm, which allows the ring’s wearer to make a melee touch attack as a standard action that provokes attacks of opportunity in order to force another to bow to his spoken will. This effect functions exactly like the spell command, except that no saving throw is allowed to resist the effect. Unlike other rings, the ring of command does not take up a ring slot and can be worn along with other magic rings.
Ring of Glory
A series of brilliant, brightly colored gemstones adorns this copper band and seem to give off a faint, multihued light. As a standard action once per day, the ring’s wearer can activate its magic and surround himself in an aura of bright prismatic light which captures the imagination. While the ring’s magic is active, any character who looks at the ring’s wearer must succeed on a Will save (DC 12) or be fascinated by him for one minute. This effect persists for up to one hour, and can be dismissed as a move action.
Ring of the Attractive Count
This simple silver band holds three emeralds cut into the shape of hearts in a cluster in the ring’s central setting. Any non-hostile character who sees the ring must succeed on a Will save (DC 23) or treat the ring’s wearer as though he had an attitude one step friendlier than he actually does for the next 10 minutes. Character affected by this ability cannot be affected again by the same ring’s ability for 24 hours.
Ring of the Insidious Master
This ornately crafted ring bears a massive sapphire set in the center of the golden setting. The rings attractive appearance, however, conceals a wicked and powerful magical charm. Any character who willingly kisses the ring is affected by the spell dominate person unless he succeeds on a Will saving throw (DC 17).
Ring of Value
A new ring of value is a humble wicker band with some runes hastily scratched into it. However, every time the ring’s magic is activated, it appearance changes to reflect its new value. Typically, this involves altering the material of the band to become more impressive, the addition of gems, or the addition of magical aesthetic effects such as glowing brightly or warming the finger slightly. In order to activate the ring’s magic you must place it next to an unattended nonmagical item for at least one minute. Over the course of the minute, the ring’s magic will absorb the other item, increasing its value by 110% of the item’s value. Regardless of how much wealth is absorbed, a ring of value can never exceed 50,000 gp in actual value.
Ring of Wealth
This plain silver band is often worn by miserly individuals looking to find the best possible deal on an item. The ring’s wearer can always determine the exact value of an item he holds with the hand on which he wears the ring of wealth. The ring’s magic only reveals the material value of items, and does not offer any insight into the item’s function or history.
Writer’s Signet Ring
The inner circumference of this plain gold band is etched with artful magical runes which lend their magic to the custom signet affixed to the ring. When placed upon a piece of parchment or paper which has been written on with ink, the ring’s magic takes effect. First, the ring brands your signet into the paper or parchment without need for wax. Second, the ring rewrites whatever was on the parchment or paper in a more elegant fashion, using all the modern styling while correcting spelling and grammatical errors. Finally, the ring changes the handwriting on the paper to a predetermined flowing hand that is both artful and clearly legible.
Writer’s Signet Ring, Greater
This humble platinum band is covered with obvious and glowing magical runes and bears the personal signet of the ring’s owner. This magical signet ring functions identically to the writer’s signet ring, but with one additional utility. The greater writer’s signet ring can translate written text into any language at the discretion of the ring’s user.