Re: Here be Dragons [OOC] [3.5]
Holy Symbols are special-slot items. They don't usually take up a slot even if worn. The only real exception to this rule is the reliquary holy symbol from MIC. These are especially powerful and fairly cheap so they take up a neck slot. However it specifically states that they take up a neck slot so it's an exception to the rule. Magic Item Slots are specifically for Magic Items that are slotted. Since the Holy Symbol itself works somewhat like a non-slotted item, it doesn't matter where you put it, though it's technically slotted for a hand like a weapon.
Also, I almost forgot how fun it is to role-play Vlad. I've stated before that this is not his first campaign, but his second. He's a blast.