A town in ruins
Rod of unknown power
A rod with unique but often quite random abilities. When activated, this rod emits strange and powerful effects. Use with caution.
As a rod, this item requires no proficiency or magical abilities. Activating this item is a standard action. The effect will be randomly determined by the DM as a percentile die. Depending on the effect, the user may or may not be informed of the rod’s exact effect. There is no limit on uses. Due to unusual nature of such primal nature, the effects may be heightened or suppressed in certain environments. It should also be noted that this rod channels the users’ presence, power, and experience into a physical form, and as such may have more or less powerful effects if wielded by more or less powerful users. It radiates strong conjuration and evocation magic if detect magic is used.
After awarding the PCs a large sum of gold, the mayor also gave them this rod, claiming that he and his town have no use for it. It may be useful but it is too unpredictable for the town to use it in defense, but thought it might be useful for some adventurers. Looking upon the rod, it is adorned with many runes and words in different directions, sizes, and varying languages. Some words can be made out, such as ‘grass’, ‘pit’, or ‘cloud’, but are seemingly random. It radiates strong conjuration and evocation magic if detect magic is used.