This tarnished gold scepter’s ends are shaped into sickly, withered-looking leaves. The scepter’s rod has four slots, into which four large rings can be placed. Each ring is engraved with a phrase in Abyssal, and can be placed upon or removed from the scepter as a standard action.
- Ring 1: “Princess of the Blasted Heath.”
- Ring 2: “Shall stand proud to station earned.”
- Ring 3: “Moss and rot shall grow unchecked.”
- Ring 4: “‘Til all hands bear the sin they’ve earned.”
The corrupted Dryad’s Song grants some limited control over the Darkblight. With a single ring, the bearer can cast entangle and wood shape each 3/day. With two rings, the bearer can also cast blight, diminish plants, plant growth, and tree stride each 1/day. With three rings, the bearer can also cast black tentacles 1/day, animating the fungal matter in the area in lieu of creating extradimensional tendrils. With all four rings, the bearer can recite the full poem on the scepter as a full-round action to purge a single creature within 60 feet of the Darkblight’s taint, as if she had successfully cast remove curse and remove disease—even removing the blighted fey template from a target creature (unwilling fey can resist this effect with a successful DC 28 Will save). All of these spell-like abilities affect only fungus and plants infected with the Darkblight.
A single ring on its own maintains some control over the Darkblight—reading a ring’s phrase as a standard action grants the creature holding it and up to nine other creatures she can see immunity to Darkblight infestation for 1 hour. A single ring does nothing to reverse the effects of Darkblight already infesting a creature.
If the blighted dryad is killed, Dryad’s Song slowly reverts to its original state.
Pathfinder Adventure Path #119: Prisoner of the Blight © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Amanda Hamon Kunz, with Paris Crenshaw, Crystal Frasier, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, and Larry Wilhelm.