A bond token is a special item, usually a clothing accessory such as pins a brooches, that signify a unique connection or bond between individuals. While it can be used between several individuals, bond tokens usually only involve pairs. Bond tokens vary in shape and form, but are usually adorn on top of the cloths and in clear sight.
The practice of bond tokens emerged duringn the Wizards Trail and the Vintian Crusades, as mages fleeing northern realms had to result to selling themselves into slavery in order to survive. Slaves in the Imprium were usually allowed to keep certain personal items, such as familial crests, books and even pieces of jewlery.
Bond tokens are an important part of southern Vintian cultures. The tokens are usually either buried with the deceased individual of or placed next to their ashes to ensure they have a fond memory of a friend in their afterlife. In case of an individual volunteering to the Deadguard, bond tokens are among the few items they are permitted to carry with them to the Great Wall of Vintia.