Ruins of Adventure
Aerdi's Rod of the Sea
This beautiful rod is fully a yard long, made of a hollow shaft of silver, carved with seashells with a polished sphere of lapis lazuli clutched at the end. This defensive weapon was crafted by the Merchant-Mage Aerdi, whole sailed upon the pirate infested waters of the Sea of Fallen Stars. Unfortunately, the rod proved no defense against a mighty serpent that attacked Aerdi’s ship when transporting passengers to the city of Phlan on the Moonsea. Aerdi and serpent both died in the altercation, and the rod was taken by some adventurous passengers, including a young archer by the name of Aroelor.
By vigorously rubbing the sphere set into the top of the rod, the bearer of Aerdi’s Rod of the Sea can call upon any of the following abilities. Rubbing the sphere clockwise expends 1 charge and conjures a Fog Cloud. Rubbing the sphere counter-clockwise expends 2 charges to cast a Spectral Force. Rubbing the sphere laterally expends 3 charges and creates a Programmed Illusion. Illusions generated by the rod must always be of nautical items (waves, islands, ships, sea monsters, etc.), or else the charges are expended to no effect.
Activating the rod has a +5 initiative modifier and all spells are cast at the 12th level of ability. All abilities of the rod require the users concentration to maintain, fading immediately if his concentration is broken. The wielder may move normally (even to dodge attacks) while using the rod, but my not take other actions such as attacking or casting a spell.
The rod can be recharged.
Weight: 4 lbs.
Charges Remaining: 46