The Rod of Terror is a Quarterstaff +3 in terms of enchantment. It inflicts 1d6+3 points of damage and has -3 THAC0 bonus. Every time the target is hit by this weapon, it must make a saving throw vs. spells with a +4 bonus or flee in terror. This weapon does have an undesired effect if it's used, as it has a 20% chance that the Charisma of the wielder is permanently lowered by one point.
When activated this rod may be used as a staff +3. Any creature hit by the rod must make a saving throw vs. spells or flee in terror, fearing the wielder as if he or she were a flesh eating demon from the Abyss. There is a drawback to using this rod however. Each time the rod is used there is a 20% chance that the wielder loses one point of Charisma permanently.''