Ioun Stones (Vibrant purple)

NameIoun Stones (Vibrant purple)
Sorted NameIoun Stones (Vibrant purple)
Item Slot-
Price36,000 gp
Price as Gold Pieces36000
Creation Cost18,000 gp
AuraAura strong varied
Caster Level12th
SourcesPathfinder RPG (Open)

Craft Wondrous Item, creator must be 12th level


These crystalline stones always float in the air and must be within 3 feet of their owner to be of any use. When a character first acquires a stone, she must hold it and then release it, whereupon it takes up a circling orbit 1d3 feet from her head. Thereafter, a stone must be grasped or netted to separate it from its owner. The owner may voluntarily seize and stow a stone (to keep it safe while she is sleeping, for example), but she loses the benefits of the stone during that time. Ioun stones have AC 24, 10 hit points, and hardness 5. The powers of each stone vary depending on its color and shape (see the table).

Ioun Stones
ColorShapeEffectMarket Price
ClearSpindleSustains creature without food or water4,000 gp
Dusty rosePrism+1 insight bonus to AC5,000 gp
Deep redSphere+2 enhancement bonus to Dexterity8,000 gp
Incandescent blueSphere+2 enhancement bonus to Wisdom8,000 gp
Pale blueRhomboid+2 enhancement bonus to Strength8,000 gp
PinkRhomboid+2 enhancement bonus to Constitution8,000 gp
Pink and greenSphere+2 enhancement bonus to Charisma8,000 gp
Scarlet and blueSphere+2 enhancement bonus to Intelligence8,000 gp
Dark blueRhomboidAlertness (as the feat)10,000 gp
IridescentSpindleSustains creature without air18,000 gp
Pale lavenderEllipsoidAbsorbs spells of 4th level or lower*20,000 gp
Pearly whiteSpindleRegenerate 1 point of damage per 10 minutes20,000 gp
Pale greenPrism+1 competence bonus on attack rolls, saves, skill checks, and ability checks30,000 gp
OrangePrism+1 caster level30,000 gp
Vibrant purplePrismStores three levels of spells, as aring of spell storing36,000 gp
Lavender and greenEllipsoidAbsorbs spells of 8th level or lower**40,000 gp
*After absorbing 20 spell levels, the stone burns out and turns to dull gray, forever useless.
**After absorbing 50 spell levels, the stone burns out and turns dull gray, forever useless.

Regeneration from the pearly white ioun stone works like a ring of regeneration. It only cures damage taken while the character is using the stone. The pale lavender and lavender-and-green stones work like a rod of absorption, but absorbing a spell requires a readied action, and these stones cannot be used to empower spells. Stored spells in the vibrant purple stone must be placed by a spellcaster but can be used by anyone (see ring of minor spell storing ).



Source Copyright: Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. Copyright 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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Tome of Horrors. Copyright 2002, Necromancer Games, Inc.; Authors: Scott Greene, with Clark Peterson, Erica Balsley, Kevin Baase, Casey Christofferson, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Patrick Lawinger, and Bill Webb; Based on original content from TSR.

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