Biweekly Item-Rope Displacers (AD&D)

These two hefty, oaken rods are about 2 inches in diameter and 2 feet long. Each has a hole, 1 inch in diameter, a couple inches from end. Rope or string fed through the hole in one rod emerges from the hole in the other rod rather than back out of the hole it was fed into.

Other objects passed through one of the holes come out the other side normally, even if tied on the end of a string. For example, a stone tied to the end of the string and passed through the hole would fall out of the other end of the hole, while the string would come out of the hole in the other rod.

The holes in the two rods maintain their connection across any distance and even across different planes.

Experience Point Value: 200

G.P. Sale Value: 600

I can imagine a lot of uses for this, but none of them terribly impressive, and all working more on the ingenuity of the user than on the power of the item itself. Saw a magician last week do the “chinese sticks” trick and had to get this item out of my brain.

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5 Responses to Biweekly Item-Rope Displacers (AD&D)

  1. So you could carry your stick into a place with a 300 ‘ pit, leaving your associate outside with the other stick and a wagon full of rope. They tie the end off to a tree and feed you rope so you can climb down, and even have a mule or something there to pull you and your loot out of the pit. Then take the rope away.
    I like it.

    • jameseck says:

      Anchor your rope outside the dungeon for work inside the dungeon without having to run it through the dungeon. I like that application.

      • Yeah, I guess you could even set it up yourself, just leave a bit of rope dangling with a knot on the stick you have with you, then pull it out and push is back as needed. Like you said, very versatile.

      • jameseck says:

        Yeah, paying it back in and keeping it taut would take some doing. I suspect a thinking player can get a lot more than its value out of this item, but that’s true of most items.

      • Put the “outside end” oriented horizontally, light push from other end will put the weight where gravity can take it. You’re only pushing it through a 2″ stick. Not gonna be fast, but not like pushing rope uphill…

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