A rod of rulership enabled its wielder to impose his or her will to would-be subjects. They felt a wave of compulsion washing over them, a telepathic call to fall to their knees and obey the wielder. Persons of strong mind could withstand its effect though. The rod appeared as a jeweled scepter wrought of solid gold. It was often favored by chieftains and tribal leaders.[2]


  1. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 197. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  2. R.A. Salvatore (October 2006). Road of the Patriarch (Hardcover). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 293. ISBN 978-0786940752.