Pact Magic Rods

Rods

Rod of the Imprisoned Letter

Aura moderate occult; BL 8th
Price 2,000 gp; Weight 2 lbs.
Description
Countless words dance within the surface of this glass rod. When the rod is touched to a page with writing or illustrations written with a liquid-based medium (such as ink or blood) and a command word is spoken, the rod removes all trace of those writings, functioning as erase, by absorbing the medium used to create them. These works are not lost, however; any page destroyed by the rod is stored within it and can be viewed upon its glass surface by speaking a second command word and by speaking a third command word, the wielder can expel one page of work stored within the rod onto a blank page. A rod of the imprisoned letter can store up to 200 pages of information and a page can be permanently erased from the rod by speaking a fourth command word. When copying written words, the rod follows the same limitations as memorize pageACG .
Construction Requirements
Craft Rod, erase, memorize page; Cost 1,000 gp

Rod of the Muse

Aura moderate conjuration; CL 8th
Price 5,000 gp; Weight 1 lb.
Description
This slender rod possesses a small, thumb-sized button and a dial that is marked with dozens of artistic mediums as well as a general setting. When the button is pressed, any surface that one of the rod’s edges touches is colored as if by the chosen medium; the harder the button is pressed, the thicker and wider the strokes created by the rod are. Selecting the general setting permanently changes the color of the touched surface without applying any medium or texture; color alterations to a creature or object made by a rod of the muse can be removed via an erase spell. In addition, the rod is considered a masterwork artisan’s tool for Craft (painting) and similar skills and provides a +5 competence bonus instead of the usual +2 bonus.
Construction Requirements
Craft Rod, color spray; Cost 2,500 gp

Torturer’s Implement

Aura moderate occult; BL 8th
Price 2,000 gp; Weight 2 lbs.
Description
This rod can be used to deliver a painful touch attack that wrecks the target’s body and mind. If the touch attack is successful, the target takes 1 point of nonlethal damage and has an indelible rune or mark etched onto it, as brandAPG. If this attack is a critical hit, the target also takes 1 point of Wisdom damage.
Construction Requirements
Craft Rod, brandAPG; Cost 1,000 gp.


Metamagic Rods

Metamagic rods house the essence of a metamagic feat, allowing the user to apply metamagic feats to spells (but not spell-like abilities) as they are cast.

Metamagic, Occult Infusion

Aura moderate occult; BL 17th
Price 9,000 gp (lesser), 12,500 gp (normal), 73,000 gp (greater); Weight 5 lbs.
Description
The wielder can cast up to three spells per day that automatically succeed at all concentration checks that he makes to avoid losing the spell as though using the Occult Infusion† feat. If you are not bound to a spirit when attempting to activate this rod, you must succeed at a DC 20 Use Magic Device to emulate the bind spirit class feature.
Construction Requirements
Craft Rod, Occult Infusion; Cost 4,500 gp (lesser), 6,250 gp (normal), 36,500 gp (greater).

Metamagic, Tailored

Aura moderate transmutation; BL 17th
Price 1,500 gp (lesser), 5,500 gp (normal), 12,250 gp (greater); Weight 5 gp
Description
The wielder can cast up to three spells per day that alter the target’s age, height, and weight to his exact specifications as though using the Tailored Spell† feat.
Construction Requirements
Craft Rod, Tailored Spell; Cost 750 gp (lesser), 2,750 gp (normal), 6,125 gp (greater).

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