Thursday, February 25, 2010
Rod of Terror
Having no limit on its use; the rod was not created in the traditional way- its origins are credited to a dragon; Grazaria the Green. Her intention, it is believed, was to draw a mate; that the fear generated from the rod would attract the attention of eligible nearby males. Focusing all of her will into the rod, Grazaria created the Rod of Terror.
Overtime, its continuous use polluted the power and ever so slowly the rod began to bring about a deteriorating charismatic change in her. This only succeeded in defeating her purpose for the rod. Fortunately she didn’t suffer long in her mired existence as an ugly- hideous creature, bereft of her draconic grandeur; she was slain by a trio from Waterdeep called Kinship of the Stein.
(DM) The Rod of Terror is a 1st level Wand of Cause Fear with unlimited charges. There is a 20% chance of losing a point of Charisma with each use, however it can be used by anyone- even the zombie Fredric Jaradeth.