October 13th, 2005:
This is an easy week. I was going back and reading about artifacts, particularly the Crook of Rao.
I found myself first flipping through the old Isle of the ape adventure (Oonga!) and then the relatively more
recent writeup in the Living Greyhawk Journal by Allan Grohe and Erik Mona. I'm sure there is
other sources, the 1E DMG springs to mind. And in each source there is enevitably going to be
differences in the powers of it. One thing that is intriguing is how it got -real- powerful
over time, culminating in the historic Flight of Fiends. Well, here is some snippets of the
beta testing done for the Crook. Enjoy.