The Flickering Flame
The covenstone known as The Flickering Flame draws upon the Realm of Night to empower a coven with additional capacity for performing rituals, drawing upon the bonds created between members of the coven.
These are often crafted to resemble a flaming torch that can be held aloft during ceremonies, some are actually lit during a ritual. Others contain a lightstone to give the effect of light coming from within, ebbing and flowing, revealing and disappearing. Each of the runes associated with Night are equally likely to be incorporated into such an item.
Covenstones can be crafted in a great variety of different forms but are usually large enough to form a decent centre-piece for a ritual. Regardless of the precise form it takes, a coven that uses one is careful to ensure that it plays a central role in their ceremonies. A covenstone is a potent representation of the bonds that tie a coven together and the power that their oaths allow them to wield. They are usually bespoke and thus depict runes and motifs that are relevant to the coven for which they were made.
- Form: Paraphernalia. Takes the form of a piece of ritual paraphernalia. The item must be present in the ritual to use its magical properties.
- Effect: Once per day the coven may perform a Night ritual that does not count towards their daily limit of rituals performed.
- Materials: Crafting the Flickering Flame requires five ingots of tempest jade, five measures of iridescent gloaming, three ingots of ambergelt and six measures of dragonbone. It takes one month to make one of these items.