Sometimes called a Dragonbone Ring, a Bondring is a piece of magical jewellery favoured by anyone who links their life to that of another. They are used extensively by League cicisbeo, by trusted Dawnish retainers, by bodyguards across the Empire, and by sworn comrades-in-arms and battle partners from all nations. They are also a popular gift between lovers, and it is not uncommon for a wedding to include an exchange of Bondrings and the ceremonial bonding of the partners together.
The magic of the Bondring works through the power of the bond. It allows the wearer to offer aid and succour to their partner - the person they are bonded to. In some cases, two such wearers are bound together with mutual bonds but this is not a requirement (for example, while a bodyguard or cicisbeo is likely to be bonded to a patron or client, the reverse is rarely the case). While a Bondring does not offer dramatic healing power, it cannot be denied that these talismans save lives across the Empire every year.
A Bondring is almost always a ring, or less commonly a bracer, either made from dragonbone or decorated with dragonbone inlays. They are frequently decorated with symbols of love, commitment or Loyalty (such as hounds, hawks or falcons); runes such as Zorech, or Lann; or stones that evoke the image of the Three Sisters or the Chain.
- Form: Talisman. Takes the form of a piece of jewellery. You must be wearing this item to use its magical properties.
- Requirement: Any character can bond to this item.
- Effect: This item allows the create bond spell to be cast to connect you to a single willing target; you can be bonded to only one person at a time, and if you stop being bonded to the bond ring, this additional bond breaks. Once per day you may use either stay with me or get it together on the other person that you have bonded the ring to, without spending a hero point.
- Materials: Crafting a Bondring requires seven measures of dragonbone. It takes one month to make one of these items.