Rod of the Arcane Cenotaph

Rod, very rare (requires attunement)

This rod of ancient stone is inscribed with the personal sigils of dozens of long dead arcanists, attuning the user to the lingering spiritual vestiges of the dead, allowing him to commune with them and delve their secrets, especially those of a magical nature.

Spells. While holding the rod, you can use an action to cast speak with dead and legend lore once each per day. Saving throws made to resist are made with disadvantage. As an action you can touch it to an object to learn the properties as if detect magic was cast.

Divine Enhancement. When casting divination spells relating to dead or undead creatures, and when using augury, contact other plane, or another divination with a chance to learn about a dead or undead creature, you gain benefits with augury if you try casting the spell again before finishing a short or long rest the 25% chance of a bad reading the GM rolls should be rolled twice, taking the better result. With contact other plane you gain advantage on the saving throw to avoid the psychic backlash.

Insight. As an action, you can touch a creature or object. If on a creature you learn the highest level spell it is capable of casting. If it’s an object it reveals the same information as detect magic.

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