It is said this metallic staff was once wielded by a god of wisdom, whose grasp filled it with divine power. This weapon deals 1d6 Force damage when used in melee combat; on a 6, the weapon inflicts the Knockout tactic on the target. If you depress one of the hieroglyphs on its surface to activate it, you may unleash a blast of force on a single target within a melee space that inflicts the harm and secondary effect of the Lightning maleficence. This attack may be made as a maleficence attack or a ranged attack. All those within a melee space of the target must make a Mighty check vs. your attack (whether or not you succeed in the attack) or be knocked prone.