Full Item Description
A plain bracelet of green jade, cool to the touch, with no indication except to the wearer that it is magical in any way.
The Children of Ma-O, in their quest to sabotage law and order and what is Good in general, developed these innocuous bands of green jade to help them, and some of their most vile plots have been greatly helped by the evil that these bands can gather and store.
Invented by The Children of Ma-O to aid in their evil deeds, these small bands of green Demon Jade can gather up the evil in a given locality and the wearer, provided he or she is evil, can use it to help him or her, either to aid in the casting of evil magic or for a short-term burst of physical power (but not both) Its power varies according to how often it is used, how evil the wearer of it is and from place to place. In a high crime area or a court full of scheming nobles it may be very helpful, in a place without a source of evil it will be of less use. The longer it is not used the more it charges itself up and gathers power.
In the hands of a truly major villain it may magnify his or her power greatly but in most cases it tends to only provide a relatively small bonus, which may however be the difference between success and failure in some cases. It should be taken off before casting any healing spells on oneself or others, as otherwise a few hours late the healing spell fails, reopening the wound or restarting the illness generally at the worst possible time.
It is plain, with no sigils or symbols on it to reveal its true nature, and unless it has been recently used only a very skilled mage or witch could detect the faint taint of evil radiating from it, so it can be smuggled into places where more overt items of its type might be detected.
Should someone on the side of Good wear it, it will give them a feeling of strength and power whilst in fact slowly weakening them whilst it is worn. The effects are almost never fatal unless the person is already very ill indeed, however, and can be totally reversed by leaving it off as long as it has been worn for. Should the good person try a major act of good whilst wearing it, the effort will be weakened as the band tries to sabotage the act by the same amount that an act of evil would be helped.
All in all, unless worn by the fantasy equivilent of Hitler or Bin Laden,these are not super weapons but should not be overlooked.