City and Guild, p.71, says that wondrous items can produce effects only at Personal or Touch range "since wondrous items can affect only themselves or the bearer of the item".
Yet some of the example items in the following page do not satisfy this "bearer or item" limitation (they do function only at Personal or Touch range though). There's a platter affecting food on it, and a goblet detecting if its contents are poisonous. In addition, there are horseshoes that make a horse fly not by ReAn, but by CrAu - creating a powerful wind around it to lift it (and mistakenly adding a +1 magnitude for the horse's size).
Is there a way to reconcile the text with the examples, or is this Errata material?
item or bearer means that touch or what is touched is good.
Since it's a major, it excludes voice and more ranges, but well, without the previous statement, there is no interest in this virtue.
Hmm, I disagree. The bearer of an item is not everyone and everything touching the item.
The bearer of a sword is not he who gets struck by it.
The bearer of a plate is not the food in the plate.
The bearer of a torch is not the pile of wood it sets afire.
And so on.
Now, I agree that the virtue makes much more sense just saying that its Range must be either Personal or Touch. But then, Errata should just say one should disregard the part of the sentence reading "since wondrous items can affect only themselves or the bearer of the item".