Ringing Endorsement

May 24th, 2016

Alex Riggs

Magic Market Archive

It’s Ring Week here at Necromancers of the Northwest, and naturally things are coming full circle. But rather than show you a bunch of new rings, I’ve decided to give you a collection of items that will let you make the most of all the rings you already have.


Slot hands; CL 3rd; Weight
Aura faint transmutation

These red silk gloves are covered in lacy frills, and have an embossed circle stitched delicately into the backs of the hands. Incredibly thin, they fit almost like a second skin to the wearer’s hands. As long as the gloves are worn, any rings worn by the wearer are greatly enhanced. If the wearer is also wearing a ring that grants a numerical bonus, that bonus is increased by 1. If the wearer is also wearing a ring that has an ability that can be used a certain number of times per day, that ability can be used one additional time per day. Finally, if the wearer is also wearing a magic ring of any kind, that ring is treated as though its caster level were 4 higher than it actually is.

Construction Requirements       Cost 7,500 gp

Craft Wondrous Item, fox’s cunning


RING GAUNTLET            PRICE 63,302 gp
Slot —; CL 11th; Weight 6 lbs.
Aura moderate transmutation

These masterwork adamantine gauntlets have small grooves set in each knuckle on the right hand, which are designed to have rings inserted into them, at which point they can be locked into place. As long as the gauntlets are worn, the wearer can benefit from up to five different magic rings simultaneously. Additionally, the ring gauntlets have an enhancement bonus to attack and damage equal to the number of magic rings the gauntlet’s wielder is currently wearing, to a maximum bonus of +5.

Construction Requirements       Cost 33,302 gp

Craft Magic Arms and Armor, mage’s lucubration


WIDOW’S MAIL               PRICE 30,250 gp
Slot armor; CL 17th; Weight 25 lbs.
Aura strong conjuration

These suits of +5 chain shirt are made entirely of old and discarded wedding rings, which have been forged together into a fully functional suit of armor. The majority of the rings are plain gold bands, though a handful of them clearly once held gems of various cuts and sizes, though all of them have been removed. With one minute’s work, the wearer can attach a magic ring to the suit of widow’s mail, effectively granting the wearer a third ring slot as long as the armor is worn.

Additionally, if the widow’s mail is removed and laid on the corpse of someone that the armor’s wearer was genuinely in love with, the armor fades into the corpse, all of the rings sinking into the flesh (except for the magic ring attached to the armor, if any), and affecting the corpse as though with the spell true resurrection. This destroys the widow’s mail.

None of a widow’s mail’sunique abilities count as an enhancement bonus equivalent, and it is treated as a +5-equivalent suit of armor for the purposes of the cost of further improving its magical abilities.

Construction Requirements       Cost 15,250 gp

Craft Magic Arms and Armor, mage’s lucubration, true resurrection