Icon of the Witness
These ceremonial tools, in common with several other icons, allow a priest to perform or assist with a liao ceremony that they have not personally mastered. The Icon of the Witness is often decorated with images of exemplars and paragons who have exalted others more than themselves, or whose tales include inspirational moments of judgement, revelation and the like. It is common for one of these icons to include themes of measuring or weighing - scales are often used, but so are short staves marked at regular intervals. The paragon Zoria is said to have crafted the first Icon of the Witness, an artefact in the shape of a three-foot rod marked in inches, although the truth of this claim is difficult to ascertain.
- 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 testimony ceremony as if you knew it.
- Materials: Crafting an Icon of the Witness requires no special materials. It takes two months to make one of these items.