Throne of Thorns
Often given as wedding gifts within the noble families of Qadira, these small stones are usually carved in the shape of tiny hearts. Although the type of stone varies widely, many pairs are carved from precious or semi-precious gems in the belief that these more valuable materials contribute to happiness and fertility in the union.
These tiny devices are used to create a magical link between a couple. When activated in tandem and swallowed, the stones magically remain inside each person. Thereafter, they are each continually aware of their companion’s distance, direction, and general condition as if using the status spell. If they have line of sight to each other, as an immediate action one may protect the other from being harmed by one successful attack, taking the full effect of that attack instead.
Once per day, one member of the couple may spend a standard action to transfer the blinded, dazzled, deafened, fatigued, shaken, or sickened condition from their companion to themselves. Alternatively, they may partially transfer the exhausted, frightened, or nauseated condition from the companion, each suffering the lesser version of that condition (fatigued for exhausted, and so on). The couple must be within 30 feet of each other to use either aspect of this ability.
The stones remains harmlessly inside the couple until one of them dies, at which point they crumble into a worthless powder and are digested.