A carpet of fighting was a magic item originating in Zakhara, the Land of Fate.[1]


Carpets of fighting were available in many beautiful or mundane variations.[1]


These rugs acted like rugs of smothering but were activated by a command word spoken by the owner of the rug. Upon speaking the command word, a carpet of fighting would wrap itself around a target of the owner's choosing, causing the target to fall unconscious within minutes. Targets that did not breathe were not rendered unconscious but simply held by the carpet.[1]

Once wrapped by the carpet, the target could only escape if they possessed immense strength, if the owner's willed it, or if a hold plant, animate object, or a wish spell was used. Any attacks made upon the carpet while it held its target also damaged the target.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Jeff Grubb (March 1992). “Wonders of the Land of Fate”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #179 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 66–77.