A moonsteel armlet set with diamonds
Some sovereigns prefer a different sort of tax from their subjects - whether freely given, or taken by force.
30 Rings to rule them all…
A set of stones which bring trouble wherever they go.
A Magic ring, made from the storm shards. It can transform the morality of a person and contain them until the world has forgotten them. In effect it renews a person after their own personal storm.
It is only the size of a thumb, but when this spakling stone burns with an inner fire, the destiny of holder changes.
The Seven Lords of the Peninsulari each wore a magical signet ring identifying them as a sovereign lord.
The player characters, experienced and somewhat well known, hear rumors and travelers' tales about a distant area being overrun by dragons (or other terrifying monstrosities). The locals have sent them a message, begging for heroic aid.
When they investigate, they discover that nothing of the sort is going on. It turns out that a group of thieves wanted them out of the way so that they could rob them (or someone who would normally receive their protection).