The NPC Railus will be a seperate submission and so will the history of the rings. At this time, I am not ready to make such submissions, so that is why the extra information has been included. Once I am ready, I will post the additional submissions and come back and clean up the rings. Go to Comment
While Constitution is a stat in the D20 system, the literal definition is the aggregate of a person's physical and psychological characteristics. I agree I could have worded it a little differently as to specifically state the changes made to the person lucky enough to don the ring, but this was written as an idea, not a guideline. I wanted to allow for as much room to fit it to another persons game world as possible. Stating that damage is done was a basic way of stating that a negative change is made.
I do not agree that the focus should be on the fact that the item turns beings into vampires. It is the final price to pay, but the benefit of protection and the leeway to additional powers that hint at vampirism is just as important. A suit of armor you can summon at will, without the need to take time to put it on is quite valuable. The fact that it makes no noise and weighs nothing is quite a benefit as well. It also does not impede spell casting, making it usable by almost anyone in a fantasy setting. I am not downplaying the curse, but it seems to me that people are downplaying the benefits. Go to Comment
It is 1 of 3, not all the same. Each does something different. The history of the Circle of Blood is more in depth than what I have put, I only included the important parts that are relevant to Bloodmail. Go to Comment
You pass through a woodland with a floor that seems remarkably clean of debris. Suddenly your attention is drawn to a twisted bit of wood by the trail side, a short broken twig with several stubs of branches along its length and most of the bark missing. When you reach it, the twig blurs and turns into a small brown lizard, caught in the middle of its body-twisting run. The little reptile darts away down the trail with impossible speed, no doubt magically enhanced, and is lost to sight in a moment. Now someone knows you are coming...