The Ring of Phynaster is an artifact of Phynaster, the Hero-God of the Altmer. The ring was created by Phynaster who needed security while surviving his adventurous lifestyle. Because of this, Phynaster lived for hundreds of years, and it has since been passed from people to people. The ring has become synonymous with Phynaster, so much so that it will not stay with anyone, other than Phynaster himself. When it is kept long enough, it will disappear to another resting place, for the next adventurer. The ring was lost to Phynaster when he was killed by the Wharf Rats, a group of outlaws and cutthroats. The ring would be passed through the hundred of Wharf Rat headquarters, and a charm was cast onto the ring, so that it would always move to another Wharf Rat storehouse.
During the Imperial Simulacrum in the late Third Era, a traveler had ultimately found a map to the Ring of Phynaster's resting place, and transcribed the location to the Eternal Champion. After delving through the dungeon, the champion had retrieved the Ring of Phynaster, breaking the charm and the group's grasp on the artifact.
- In early cut drafts for ESO's south Summerset zone of Varyllis, the Maormer had banished Auri-El from his place in the sky, so High Kinlady Astraela of Dusk helped in forging Phynaster's Ring from pieces of the Shattered Crown, which was spread throughout crypts in the city, to return the deity to his rightful place.[UOL 1]
- Tamrielic Lore — Yagrum Bagarn
- Artifact Dialog — The Imperial Library
- Ring of Phynaster item in Morrowind
Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.