A purple dragon ring was a brass ring inscribed with the purple dragon symbol of the Obarskyr royal family of Cormyr, and they were usually worn by the Purple Dragons to protect the royal family from harm. In 1372 DR, it was reported that over 4000 of these rings had been made.[2][1]


The ring had the ability to produce a magical light source up to 40' (12 m) away. This light source would last up to about 10 minutes.[2]

The ring could also be activated to detect poison in gases, liquids, and solids that it came into contact with. It glowed a golden-green color if poison was present.[2]

While activated, it would also glow bright blue if placed in contact with anything "enchanted".[2]

If this ring was worn on the same hand as a commander's ring, they were treated as wearing only one ring.[1]


These rings were valued at 2125 gold pieces each.[1] Other reports record their value at around 4000 gold pieces.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 147. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ed Greenwood (July 1995). Volo's Guide to Cormyr. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 235. ISBN 0-7869-0151-9.
  3. Warning: edition not specified for Crown of Fire
  4. Ed Greenwood (July 1995). Volo's Guide to Cormyr. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 236. ISBN 0-7869-0151-9.