I was looking over building an unchained monk for a campaign I'm going to be starting, and I wanted to reduce the price of some of the Ki Powers. Looking for a way to do that brought me to the Ring of Ki Mastery and looking over it, I have a few questions.
1) Why is the price so weird? The crafting cost is 3,420, but the purchasing cost is 10,000. Isn't the crafting cost supposed to be half the buy cost in most instances? And if this is supposed to be an exception, what's changing the price?
2) Does the ring have a cap on how much Ki you can store in it? I've seen people argue both that it's unlimited thanks to the "at least 2 ki" text, and others say that it caps at 2. So...?
3) Finally, when it says, "the wearer reduces the number of ki points needed to use a ninja trick or ki ability by 1 (minimum 1 ki point)." how do I determine what ability it reduces? All of them? One that's chosen when it's first built? The one I decide when I first put ki in?
I'm not looking for a RAW interpretation, because at least according to the RAW I can find it's just wonky (I even looked through the "Ask James Jacobs" thread and still didn't find anything). But if there's some hidden errata or developer notes I'm missing, those would be highly appreciated.
This could either be a must-have for ki users or a complete waste of ink to even print in the first place, so what is going on with it?