Raakamah, City of Monsters
Ring of Last Rites
Ring, very rare (requires attunement)
This thick ring made of a material similar to oxidised silver bears an ornate, slowly moving pattern. The ring always feels cold to the touch but chills the soul rather than the body.
The ring has the following properties:
Speak with Deceased. If the user a dying living creature with Intelligence 3 or higher or the corpse of one within 10 minutes of its death (as long as its soul is free), they may converse directly with the creature’s soul. This manifests as the face of the creature or corpse becoming animate, any missing pieces being filled with silvery ectoplasm. As long as contact is maintained or until the creature has been dead for more than 10 minutes, it may speak any language it spoke in life in echoing whispers. When using this effect, the user knows if the creature is lying.
Unnatural Awareness. While attuned to the ring and wearing it, the user cannot be surprised. The user can sense the presence of creatures in the ethereal plane unless the creature succeeds in a Dexterity (Stealth) check opposed by the user’s passive perception.