The Winter Crusade
A trusted companion for a traveling wizard
The staff acts aas a +1 weapon, and offers +1 protection (as a Ring of Protection: +1 to AC and saves). It increases the ranges of spells by 5’ per caster level. The wielder may cast the following spells three times per day: Light, Detect Magic, Read Magic.
These staves are crafted by wizards from the far norhtern lands. The wood is harvested from funeral pyres. The process used to create htem leaves the wood a deep, dark brown; rune-stones are implanted in the top and base, and runes are carved over the surface. They are carried by wizards embarking on long quests from home. They are not given to outsiders.