A medallion, eight inches in diameter, in the form of a spiral coiled serpent. It's made of gold inlaid with other metals and gems. When no one is looking, it shifts and twists, revealing its various beautiful sides and angles so you never get tired of looking at it. It can also coil itself around the owner's wrist, to be worn as a bracelet.
Associated: Asrelia. Friendly: Ernalda, Orlanth.
It may be that there is only one. Besides the owner and her family, only a few people have ever seen it. One of these people claims to have seen a similar medallion in Nochet, but in the form of a centipede coiled up.
Many generations back, perhaps in the second age, it was a gift from a priestess of Asrelia to suffering Orlanthi in Dragon Pass. In each generation, the spirit of the medallion chooses a female descendant of the original owner to be the new owner. The current owner farms in Colymar lands. Her husband was killed fighting against Lunar soldiers.
This Asrelia cult spirit requires the right shape, dimensions and high quality craftsmanship in its binding.
Besides being a beautiful, daily inspiration, the medallion is a great tool against thieves, greedy taxmen and oppressive nobles. When taken away from its owner, the serpent waits for the right moment, unwinds and slithers back to its owner, opening doors and unlocking virtually anything in its path with its tongue at the cost of a magic point per lock or door.
The spirit bound in the serpent has 20 POW and 16 CHA and knows dispel magic 6, glamour, glue 2, disrupt and befuddle. Skills such as move quietly and sleight are at 100%. It can bite, delivering a poison that paralyzes for about a day. It maintains mindlink with its owner from up to a mile away.
As the serpent slithers back home, it doesn't lock up behind itself! When it's been stolen in the past and is on its way home, the medallion owner has informed local adventurers that the treasury is unlocked and unguarded, ready to be raided. Maybe other stolen items can be found and reclaimed?
Roughly 1000 lunars, unless the buyer somehow knows what it is (then, 'no thanks')