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This rod takes its name from its most common appearance; a stout rod bearing the head of a lion and a dragon at one end and with the base carved to resemble the head of a serpent. The chimera is a legendary symbol of a ferocious, dangerous opponent that is supremely adaptable to battle, whether tearing into an opponent with its talons, poisoning them with its serpentine tail, terrorizing them with its roar or knocking them prone with an overwhelming charge. In some legends the chimera can even breathe fire or spit poison, adding a ranged component to its deadly arsenal.

In Highguard and parts of the League they call this rod a hidden arsenal, and the magisters who bear them prefer to have them constructed of dark matte steel. The Imperial Orcs often carve these rods of bone (sometimes the shin-bone of a particularly warlike shaman or a ritualist versed in the lore of Summer), tipped with the claw of some powerful beast, and call one a talon of victory.


  • Form: Weapon. Takes the form of a rod. You must be wielding this implement to use its magical properties.
  • Requirement: You must have the magician skill to bond to this item.
  • Effect: Three times per day you can cast the empower spell as if you knew it and without spending any mana.
  • Materials: Crafting a Roaring Chimera Rod requires three measures of green iron, three ingots of orichalcum, three ingots of tempest jade, and nine measures of iridescent gloaming. It takes one month to make one of these items.