The Ring of Language Learning
a fragile bone ring
This fragile bone ring is made from the hyoid bone of Madigran the Mage. Whoever possesses the ring instantly knows how to read, write and speak in the common tongue. In addition, when in the presence of a dying creature, the ring will instantly absorb the native language of that creature. The wearer of the ring will then be able to read, write and speak in that new language.
There is no ultimate upper limit to the number of languages that the ring will store. If the owner of the ring should remove the ring, all language skills will return to the owner’s base skills. If the owner puts the ring on again, he will possess all the languages that the ring has stored.
If the owner of the ring should die, the ring re-sets to granting just common.
If the ring should be broken, its magic will be destroyed. Even if the ring is repaired, its magic quality will be gone.