These artifacts, three staves, one black, one white, one gray ,are each exactly five feet tall. They are made of something like wood and are slightly warm to the touch. Each is carved with a myriad of runes of magic that seem to writhe and move but only to the bearer.
They combine the powers of a staff of the magi and a staff of power. Unlike either staff they do tell the user how many charges are in the staff and will not absorb more magic if the staff is overcharged. The ability can be used to determine the level of an incoming spell.
Also the staff can be used used in a retributive strike. The power functions as normal however it does not harm the staff.
Forthcoming visual history of D&D - I am curious about this forthcoming book: *Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History*. One thing that it reveals is that many iconic D&D monste...
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