Aura faint abjuration; CL 5th; Slot none; Price 15,000 gp; Weight 5 lbs.
This short, slender rod appears to be crafted from solid iron, though it is incredibly light.
In this shortened form, the rod has no powers. However, when the wielder pushes a small button on one end of the rod (a move action), the rod springs open to a 5-foot length, and its powers become available for use.
Once extended, the rod possesses several powers that add to the wielder’s acrobatic abilities . The wielder of the rod receives a +10 competence bonus on all Acrobatics checks involving long jumps and high jumps; additionally, the wielder covers double the normal distance for a jump when making an Acrobatics check. The individual holding the rod also gain a +4 dodge bonus to AC when fighting defensively instead of the usual +2 bonus. Also, while using this item, the user of the rod cannot be knocked prone, and takes only half damage from falling. A rod of balance emits a faint aura of the abjuration and transmutation schools.
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