Icon of the Steward
As with other icons, this ceremonial tool allows a priest to perform a Liao ceremony. Also known as an Icon of the Hearth, these icons often bear images of paragons and exemplars closely associated with the home, with defending places or with hospitality but in truth it is difficult to make definitive statements about their appearance beyond the fact that they tend to be significant religious items wielded during a ceremony.
It can take months for a skilled artisan to create an Icon of the Steward. The materials used often include small amounts of magical materials, and it is very common for a crafter to use tools inlaid with dragonbone when working on an icon. It is also quite common for an Icon of the Steward to be beautifully inlaid with precious metals and stones, and for it to be left in pride-of-place in a shrine when not in use. In many devout homes, an Icon of the Steward is the first ornament seen when one enters through the main door, even if the home itself is not consecrated to one of the virtues.
- 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: While you are wielding this icon you can perform the consecrate ceremony as if you knew it.
- Materials: Crafting an Icon of the Steward requires no special materials. It takes two months to make one of these items.