Rod of Rassilon

The Deadly Assassin



Rod of Rassilon


Artefact of Rassilon

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Made by:


First Seen In:

The Deadly Assassin


The Invasion of Time


The Rod of Rassilon was one of the artefacts of Rassilon. Together with the Sash of Rassilon, it could be used to raise the control structure for the Eye of Harmony located beneath the Panopticon on Gallifrey.

The Rod slotted into the control structure (a black obelisk), allowing the person wielding it (wearing the Sash of Rassilon) to disengage the control interfaces and gain access to the powerof the Eye of Harmony. (The Deadly Assassin)

The Rod was also given, along with the Sash of Rassilon and the Crown of Rassilon, to Presidents upon being made Lord President of Gallifrey, believed to be of “only sentimental value”. (The Invasion of Time)

The Rod was not to be confused with the Staff of Rassilon, which was held by the Fifth Doctor as part of a Presidential dress he was forced to wear. (Time in Office)

The Rod would be stolen by the Time Lord criminal known as the Eleven. (The Eleven)

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