A rod of cats was a magical rod that granted powers associated with felines and thievery.
It was a black wooden staff 7 feet (2.1 meters) in length, with a carved cat's head on a knob at one end.
It could be wielded as a +1 quarterstaff. When held, the rod of cats greatly improved the wielder's ability to climb, hide, move stealthily, and see in low light conditions.
Once per day, the wielder could use the rod to cast darkness, but only upon the rod. Anyone holding the rod of cats was immune to this spell's effects.
There was a hidden compartment in the rod but it was only large enough to hold a scroll or some thieves' tools.
Creation of this rod required the spells cat's grace, darkness, darkvision, and spider climb.
The rod was worth 25,000 gold pieces.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 147. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.