A ring of protection was a magical device that helped keep the one who wore it from physical harm. The ring could deflect a small part of most attacks.
Even though the name of the original creator of the first rings of protection was unknown, the sages liked their origins to King Castter De'wess. Several of these rings were forged to protect the King's sons. The rings of protection remained within the De'wess family for at least 13 generations. The hostility between the creators of the rings and the King's heirs was the supposed reason for the rings of protection disappearance from the possession of the De'wess family.
Notable Rings of Protection
- Guard's ring: This unique ring was worn by the eternal defender of a tomb in Akanal
- Ring of battle: An enchanted ring that increased its wearer's combat instincts, effectively raising their defense.
- Ring of the princes: Several of these were crafted for the numerous sons of King Castter De'wess
- Topaz band: A ring of protection of dwarven making from Myth Drannor.
- Warder's signet: This ring of protection was said to have been passed from Lord Ao to the deity Helm, and down to Helm's faithful in Faerûn
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