Ring of Clumsiness, also known as the Jester's Folly is a cursed ring with only negative magical effects on the user. It can only be removed by a remove curse spell from a companion or a priest in one of the temples found on the Sword Coast. It reduces stealth and Dexterity by 50%. Since dexterity also involves hitting chances with missile attacks, armor class and thieving skills, it can lead to serious penalties. The ring makes spells fail 75% of the time. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.
In Baldur's Gate II it is among the loot in the pool available after killing the lich Deirex in Ust Natha.
|“||Ring of clumsiness: 'The Jester's Folly'. The most notorious owner of this ring made a substantial living exploiting its cursed nature. Gregoria the Foole, a jester by trade, would use his incomparable sleight of hand to switch this ring with that of a patsy taken from the audience. The rest of his performance would involve mocking of the newly clumsy individual, much to the delight of their comrades. The ring was removed (by a method known only to the wily Jester) only once the stooge had promised no reprisals for the treatment he had received, though Gregoria frequently still had to make a hasty retreat. His last known performance was rumored to have been an ill-humored mage in Zhentil Keep; a show from which he did not flee quite fast enough.||”|