Carved rods (expanded from the notebook)

Words carved onto these may have a magical meaning. All effects stack, and are permanent.

  • Lover's name: raises spirit but lowers wisdom
  • Own name: negates all positive effects
  • Nemesis' name: unable to kill any of his/her relatives
  • Mother's name: easily irritated. 25 % risk of picking a fight with anyone
  • Own deity's name: watched. Will be struck down at first sign of breaking any commandment
  • Other deity's name: each night is filled with erotic dreams about the god
  • Reversal of any of the items on this list: same effect, only inverted
  • Any spell name: rod is loaded with a random, non-lethal spell (i.e. not the spell carved). If there's already a spell loaded, it will mix with the new
  • Name of birthplace: wielder is teleported three metres in random direction each time he/she is hurt
  • Names of animals: worships a new item at random each day
  • Words without meaning: rod becomes edible & nutritious for ten seconds, and will feel like a loaf of bread
  • Single letter: rod bends in the shape of the letter, with the risk of grappling the wielder
  • The word "WORD": the rod grows to twice its current size every time the wielder speaks
  • A typical dwarven name: rod turns into obsidian but loses its magical potency
  • A typical elven name: an ear grows out like a leaf. Whispering spells in it is one way to load the rod with power
  • Symbols that aren't letters: the rod takes flight like a rocket and disappears into the sky. It will explode loudly a minute later.
  • Name of a song: the wielder can hear the tune playing repeatedly inside his/her head the next 24 hours. If the rod is used like a lummi stick during this time, a random spell is loaded into the rod of same level as the number of minutes the wielder kept drumming (unless he/she plays out of tune; then the rod starts burning)
  • The word "ROD": random words are carved by an unknown force, each one causing an effect as usual (pick up the nearest dictionary and look up ten words randomly, and consult this list for each one)


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