A glow ring was a magical ring that gave off a soft glow, useful in nighttime thieving and other illicit activities.


It was a silver ring set with an opal. A command word was typically inscribed within the band.


Activated and deactivated by the whispered command word, the opal radiated a cool, dim glow, similar to moonlight, to about 3 inches (8 centimeters). It was enough to read by or perform detailed work, and could not be seen from far away. It did not work in magical darkness.


The glow ring was made specifically for rogues to open locks and conduct spying.

Notable ownersEdit

Several glow rings were known to exist in Faerûn, typically in the possession of leaders of thieves' guilds. The master thief known as Silverfox had a glow ring.


The Halruaan mage Daltim Flamefist wrote details of the glow ring in his spellbook Daltim's Tome of Fire, which he lost in Tethyr in the 1360s DR.[1]


  1. Ed Greenwood, Tim Beach (1995). Pages from the Mages. (TSR, Inc), pp. 35, 38. ISBN 0-7869-0183-7.

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