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Oath Stone

Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)

These stones are blessed by the god Burol. They must have been in a stone giant’s possession at some point and been purchased or stolen from the giant. Anyone who binds themselves to the stone via an oath is bound to that oath or they will be cursed (see below).

To bind someone to an oath via an oath stone, the name of the oath taker must be carved into the stone. The oath taker then spits upon their name and covers it with their hand, saying the oath aloud. They are then bound to the stone, so long as the stone remains in the hands of whoever administered the oath, the oath giver.

For example, if a king wants to bind a duke to him, he carves the duke’s name into the stone. The duke spits upon it, grasps the stone and the recites the oath. The king takes the stone and safeguards it. If he loses the stone, its magic is broken and cannot be restored until the stone is returned to him.

Anyone cursed by breaking an oath to an oath stone ages 1 year for every day they are alive until they die of old age. During this time, they suffer disadvantage on all attacks, ability checks, and saving throws. The only ways to reverse this curse are to take up the oath once more, or to be released from the oath through the loss of the stone by its possessor, or through the stone’s destruction.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Harvest of Oaths, Copyright 2018, Troll Lord Games, Author Stephen Chenault.