Legacy of the Forlorn
Brilliant Ioun Stones, Carved to Resemble Planets
Eldarniel was an elven archmage whose works were fundamental to the growth of elven culture on Golarian in the times before Starfall. In particular, Eldarniel’s focus was on the movements of the heavens and how they affected the world. During his lifetime, Eldarniel created many wonders based around the magics of the stars and planets (the fabled ring, Bright Evening Star, is perhaps one of his most legendary creations).
Eldarniel carefully carved and reshaped twelve ioun stones to resemble the planets of Golarion’s solar system, and enchanted them to rotate in a fashion that perfectly mirrored their actual motion through the sky. Not only did this give Eldarniel a portable orrey that enabled him to reference the position of the heavens at any time with a mere glance, the stone’s unique alignment also provided a powerful boost to his spellcasting abilities.
By default, the stones are visible to to their wielder, but invisible to any other observer. A command word makes them entirely visible to everyone, a second command word makes them completely invisible (even to their wielder) and a third projects a large, bright image of the planets (as if through use of the major image spell) around the wielder’s head. The stones are enchanted to provide their bonuses only to those of elven descent; to non-elves, they are nothing more than pretty rocks.
The stones (and their abilities) are as follows:
|Mottled Black and White||Aballon, The Horse||+10 foot enhancement bonus to Speed|
|Green and White||Castrovel, The Green||+2 enhancement bonus to Intelligence|
|Pale Blue and Green||Golarion||+1 competence bonus on attack rolls, saves, skill checks, and ability checks|
|Dusky Rose||Akiton, the Red||+1 insight bonus to AC|
|Black and White||Verces, the Line||+2 enhancement bonus to Constitution|
|Cluster of Silver Particles||The Diaspora||+2 enhancement bonus to Dexterity|
|Bone White||Eox, The Dead||+1 caster level; +2 caster level to Necromancy spells|
|Incandescent Blue||Triaxus, The Wanderer||+2 enhancement bonus to Wisdom|
|Brownish Red||Liavara, the Dreamer||+1 caster level; +2 caster level to spells that deal electrical damage|
|Sky Blue||Bretheda, the Cradle||+2 enhancement bonus to Charisma|
|Steel||Apostate, the Messenger||+2 enhancement bonus to Strength|
|Gold||Aucturn, the Stranger||Stores three levels of spells, as a ring of spell storing|
The stones also enhance their wielder’s spellcasting prowess as more of them are are used together, as shown by the following chart (note that when a statistic is ‘doubled’ twice, the result is a tripling of the original statistic).
|Number of Stones||Bonus Provided|
|1||As per a Ring of Wizardry I|
|3||As per a Ring of Wizardry I (stacks with earlier effect, so that the total effect is as of two rings worn)|
|5||As per a Ring of Wizardry II|
|7||As per a Ring of Wizardry II (stacks with earlier effect, so that the total effect is as of two rings worn)|
|8||As per a Ring of Wizardry III|
|9||As per a Ring of Wizardry III (stacks with earlier effect, so that the total effect is as of two rings worn)|
|10||As per a Ring of Wizardry IV|
|11||As per a Ring of Wizardry IV (stacks with earlier effect, so that the total effect is as of two rings worn)|
|12||Bonuses provided by individual stones double|