The most common form taken by Atun's Ring is either a single band marked with one rune associated with each of the six realms or a single ring formed of six interwoven bands, each of a different precious metal.
These rings are named for the paragon Atun, the sister of Atuman, exemplar of Ambition. Stories indicate that Atun was a powerful magician, prone to visionary experiences even without the use of magic, and a mistress of multiple realms. When she departed the nascent Highborn nation she left the artefact magical ring that bore her name with her brother as a keepsake. Her followers crafted lesser rings in its image, and when the Freeborn began their exodus it is believed that all three founding sisters bore versions. The use of the rings was also widespread among the magicians of Tassato and Sarvos, and three were given as gifts by Highborn magisters to the magicians of Urizen during early diplomatic exchanges.
The original ring would be a treasure beyond price, were it to be found, but it vanished during the tumultuous years of the Highborn civil war. Its last known bearer is believed to have been Permion the Lawmaker, and it was not seen again after his assassination.
- Form: Talisman. Takes the form of a ritual focus. You must be wearing this item or holding it in hand to use its magical properties.
- Requirement: You must have the magician skill to bond to this item.
- Effect: Once per day you may use this ring to gain one additional rank of any one ritual lore for the purposes of performing a single ritual, subject to the normal rules for effective skill.
- Materials: Crafting Atun's Ring requires seven ingots of orichalcum, seven ingots of tempest jade, seven ingots of weltsilver, seven measures of ambergelt, seven measures of beggar's lye and seven measures of iridescent gloaming. It takes one month to make one of these items.