Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Unexplored Worlds: The Ring Of Consequences Avoided

  • The Ring of Consequences Avoided is a unadorned, wide gold band. The only markings on the ring are the scratches and gouges on the surface that indicate rough wear over many years. The only thing the distinguishes this ring physically is that it holds onto the wearer's body heat for much longer than is natural, staying warm for up to two days after being removed.

  • The ring was one of several originally forged on commission by the Order of St. Gersteline and given to the officers of its army. This particular ring was given to Knight-Commander Absophar and was in his possession until he died. The ring did not evince any enchantment until it was stolen from his tomb.

  • When worn on the right hand, the ring displays no unusual properties. When placed on the left hand it grants the wearer invisibility until the ring is removed again. Usually.

  • The first time the ring is worn, it remembers how long the wearer was invisible and the effect is dispelled then the ring is removed. The next time the ring is used, the ring will compare how long the wearer was invisible to the prior use. If the new time is longer, the effect is dispelled and ring remembers this new duration. If the new time is shorter, the wearer stays invisible for as long as the prior use plus an additional fifteen minutes. This sets the new duration as well.

  • The practical upshot is the the ring requires the user to remain invisible for longer and longer each time it is used. There are rumors that past owners have disappeared from the world entirely due to overuse of the ring.

  • Unexplored Worlds is my attempt to design an RPG campaign in the open. Since I have not rolled a d20 in anger in many years, this is my way to keep playing without actually playing. All posts are written to be system-agnostic, so please use whatever keeps your interest in your own games. Just let me know how it goes!

© 2012 Marty Runyon. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

  1. Consequences are nice and all, but if I were commissioning one it would be for a Ring of Responsibilities Avoided.