Icon of the Devoted
The Icon of the Devoted allows a priest to perform ceremonies as if they were dedicated to the virtue of Loyalty. It generally takes the form of a piece of religious art, usually depicting a paragon or exemplar of Loyalty such as Bolstering Bill. The Icon is not always a portrait, however - in Wintermark it is sometimes crafted in the form of a medallion or short rod decorated with the bones and feathers of hawks and falcons, generally decorated with the Rune of Bargains, which is known as an Icon of the Hawk. In Varushka, the icon commonly takes the form of a statuette of a dog and is known as a Loyal Hound. Other less common variants are certainly possible - from the beautifully calligraphed scrolls of the Brass Coast to the delicately embroidered favours of Dawn, the only constant is that the Icon of the Devoted be a piece of art that inspire the bearer with the essence of Loyalty.
The icon is equally valuable to a priest who is dedicated to one of the other six virtues as it is to a priest who is dedicated to none of them. It allows them to perform ceremonies such as anointing, consecration, and hallow, and create auras of Loyalty in place of the auras they would otherwise have access to. It also allows a priest to cooperate with priests dedicated to Loyalty who are not part of their sect.
- Form: Weapon. Takes the form of an icon. You must be holding this item in hand to use its magical properties.
- Requirement: You must have the dedication skill to bond to this item.
- Effect: You may perform ceremonial skills other than dedication as if you were dedicated to the virtue of Loyalty.
- Materials: Crafting an Icon of the Devoted requires 7 ingots of green iron, 5 measures of iridescent gloaming, and 9 measures of dragonbone. It takes 1 month to make one of these items.