Originally Posted by Dazrin
I thought it was explained somewhere in there that the rings changed color due to some accident or getting blood on them. It has been a while though since I have read them so it could certainly be a different book that I am remembering.
You are actually right, and it's explained on about the 2nd page of the next book. So... 2 pages after the end of book 1.
Must... have... more... patience