I just noticed the ring Gaun's Pledge in my inventory, I suspect it appeared because the Preorder Bonus DLC was installed.
From the description I gather that it provides protection in some form, but the description of the actual bonus is rather annoyingly useless:
Gaun's Pledge: Grants Gaun's Pledge
I didn't notice any attributes changing when I equipped the ring. So what does Gaun's Pledge do and exactly what bonus does it provide?