Rod of Seven Parts

Greyhawk magic item
Rod of Seven Parts
Type Artifact
Price
Body slot N/A
Caster level
Weight
First appearance Eldritch Wizardry (1976)


This article is about the artifact. For the adventure, see The Rod of Seven Parts. For the novel, see The Rod of Seven Parts (novel).

The Rod of Seven Parts, formerly known as the Rod of Law, is a powerful artifact in the World of Greyhawk campaign setting.

Contents

Description

The Rod of Seven Parts, when whole, is a 5-foot-long pole. The command words for each piece are "Ruat," "Coelum," "Fiat," "Justitia," "Ecce," "Lex," and "Rex," which collectively make up a Latin phrase that translates into "Though chaos reign, let justice be done. Behold! Law is king."

History

Eons ago, in a great war between the Wind Dukes of Aaqa and the Queen of Chaos, the Rod of Law was used in the Battle of Pesh to imprison the Queen's greatest general, Miska the Wolf-Spider, Prince of Demons. The Rod was broken in this conflict and the seven fragments scattered across the world. Each piece has its own powers, and the more parts of the rod a user possesses the more powerful each one becomes.

Age of Worms

In the Age of Worms adventure path, the seventh part of the Rod lies in the tomb of the Wind Duke general Icosiol. The sixth part lies on another plane in the possession of the pit fiend Visciannix.

Bibliography

  • Cagle, Eric, Jesse Decker, Jeff Quick, and James Wyatt. Arms and Equipment Guide. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2003.
  • Cook, David. Book of Artifacts. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1993.
  • -----. Dungeon Master's Guide. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1989.
  • Gygax, Gary. Dungeon Master's Guide. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1979.
  • Henson, Dale, and Doug Stewart, eds. Encyclopedia Magica Vol 3. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1995.

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