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Harbinger Rod

Source Ultimate Equipment pg. 357
Aura moderate conjuration CL 8th
Price 44,200 gp; Weight 5 lbs.


Alignment lawful good; Ego 10
Senses 30 ft.
Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 12
Communication telepathy (Celestial; truespeech)


This copper rod is made up of constantly grinding gearlike parts. It is believed that these rods may be some alternate or lesser form of harbinger archons (Bestiary 3 18). T he rod can take may useful forms, and after 24 hours in the possession of a lawful good creature, the wielder can command it to take the form of any tool, including a chime of opening. Very intelligent and witty, these rods communicate with their wielders in truespeech (Bestiary 310; see archon subtype) or Celestial. Furthermore, the rod has the following powers.
  • Three times per day, on command, the rod’s wielder can use dimension door, as the spell.
  • Once per day, on command, the rod can emit a blast of energy that deals 2d6 points of force damage to creatures adjacent to the wielder. A successful DC 12 Reflex save halves the damage. The wielder can choose to omit any target from this blast that it desires, damaging only the foes it chooses.
The rod’s purpose is to destroy or foil the plans of chaotic evil creatures.


Craft Rod, dimension door, knock, explosive runes, creator must be lawful good; Price 22,100 gp