A magic item is any object that has magical powers inherent in it. These may act on their own or be the tools of the person or being whose hands they fall into. Magic items are commonly found in both folklore and modern fantasy. Their fictional appearance is as old as the Iliad in which Aphrodite’s magical girdle is used by Hera as a love charm
. Magic items often act as a plot device to grant magical abilities. They may give magical abilities to a person lacking in them, or enhance their power. From these items that have been portrayed in fiction till now, we present you the best ten as under.
9. Truth Chain
Type of Plot Element: Chain/ Lasso
Function: Kills a Liar
Specific Traits and Abilities: Strangles the Liar to death
Truth Chain is one of the cool magical items shown in the fictional Fablehaven series which is The New York Times’ best-selling literature fantasy series written by Brandon Mul.
The name of this item was not given, but essentially it is a magical collar placed around one’s neck. It is usually referred to as the Magic Lasso or Golden Lasso and forces anyone it captures to obey and tell the truth. It is magically programmed to lethally constrict if the wearer tells a lie. The wizard Agad places one of these chains on the neck of Thronis, the Sky Giant. Thronis is unable to remove it, so has accepted his fate to simply never tell a lie. He places similar chains on the necks of the team sent to retrieve the Key from the Dragon Temple, to ensure they also bring to him the five magical figurines.