Manufacted during the heyday of the Old World, these rods contain the elemental power of flame.
An emerald, the size of three fists, and burning with an inner light. A most worthy prize for any adventuring party.
Real world scientists have accidentally opened a tear in the fabric of reality, transporting their laboratory into the game world. Unable to repair and/or refuel their equipment in this (to their minds) primitive world they are now trapped.