The Jeweled Scepter (宝玉の杖 Hougyoku no Tsue?, lit. "Cane of Jewels") is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mystical and ancient relic from Blaze's world and the national treasure of the Sol Empire, which has been guarded by Blaze the Cat's royal family for generations. Specifically, it is the key to unlocking an immense power known as the Power of the Stars.
During the Jeweled Scepter incident, said scepter was targeted by Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega, who sought to use it for an attempt to create Eggmanland. However, their attempt was foiled by Sonic and Blaze. The Jeweled Scepter had been since been kept in both the royal castle and Coral Cave, where it is kept under heavy guard, after being seized and reclaimed several times. In spite of all the measures taken though, it is still targeted by villanous factions.
The Jeweled Scepter is an ornate device that resembles a shepard's hook. It possesses a straight and black rod with a spherical gray and yellow orb on both ends, a sharp purple pommel on its bottom sphere, and a purple hook on the other end whose outer side has a blue, yellow, green and violet gem embedded in it. Also, on the inside of the hook, right above the rod's end, is a light blue diamond cut gem.
Powers and traits
The Jeweled Scepter holds power over the geological activity of Blaze's planet, allowing it to increase the planet's volcanic activity, trigger earthquakes, and sink raging volcanoes. However, its more prominent power is its ability to unlock and harness the Power of the Stars, the force that ensures the existence of parallel universes, from an underground altar in Deep Core underneath Southern Island.
When wielded in combat, the Jeweled Scepter can perform various magic-based attacks. These include projecting fire orbs of varying intensity, conjuring up explosive dragon-based homing projectiles made of fire, generate electrical balls that can turn into beams with enough strength to paralyze even a Super State user, and summon meteors. Its ultimate attack however, is its "Planet-Buster Laser", a large energy blast which can destroy a whole planet.
The national treasure of the Sol Empire, the Jeweled Scepter has been guarded by Blaze the Cat's royal family for generations. Having previous been been stolen by and reclaimed from Captain Whisker's pirate crew before, it was eventually put in an altar deep within Coral Cave.
Sonic Rush Adventure
In Sonic Rush Adventure, the Jeweled Scepter was found in the depths of Coral Cave by Captain Whisker and his crew. Although Sonic and Blaze both arrived on the scene, Whisper was able to get away with the Jeweled Scepter while he distracted the heroes with the Ghost Kraken. When Whisker eventually got cornered by the heroes at Big Swell though, Marine nabbed the Jeweled Scepter while Whispers was not looking and returned it to Blaze, who had Gardon and the royal guards put it away in the treasury for safekeeping.
Unfortunately, the Jeweled Scepter was soon stolen again, this time by Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega. The two villains took the Jeweled Scepter to Deep Core under Southern Island, their master plan being to use the Jeweled Scepter to unlock the Power of the Stars and use this power to create their ideal version of Eggmanland. In Deep Core, the Jeweled Scepter was inserted into its altar where it was enlarged enough for the Egg Wizard to wield it while giving the villains' mech access to the Power of the Stars. The Egg Wizard proceeded to wield the Jeweled Scepter against Super Sonic and Burning Blaze, but was ultimately defeated. Afterward, the Jeweled Scepter was reclaimed by the heroes, and Blaze had it returned to its altar under even heavier guard than before to keep it safe.
In other media
The Jeweled Scepter is presented in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-off comic series published by Archie Comics, though did not make any physical appearances. In this media, it serves as the anchor and stabilizing link between the Sol Zone and the Prime Zone.
- In Sonic Rush Adventure, Gardon questions "How could [the pirates] have gotten the Jeweled Scepter again?!" This implies that it was stolen by Captain Whisker and his crew prior to the events of the game.
- In one scene of Sonic Rush Adventure, the Jeweled Scepter's name is misspelled in the subtitles as "Jeweled Sceptor".
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- Sonic Team, Dimps (14 September 2007). Sonic Rush Adventure. Nintendo DS. Sega. Area/Level: Coral Cave. "Blaze: Those pirates have gotten their hands on the Jeweled Scepter. It's an ancient treasure from my homeland, and I've got to get it back right away!"
- Sonic Team, Dimps (14 September 2007). Sonic Rush Adventure. Nintendo DS. Sega. Area/Level: Deep Core. "Eggman Nega: Haa ha ha ha! At last, it's mine! And it's all thanks to you, Blaze. / Blaze: What?! / Eggman Nega: It was your royal family that kept the scepter nice and safe for all these generations. Now that they've served that purpose, though, I have no further need of them. It will take only a fraction of this power to wipe your kingdom off the map! Haahaha!"
- Sonic Team, Dimps (14 September 2007). Sonic Rush Adventure. Nintendo DS. Sega. Area/Level: Southern Island. "Blaze: The legend tells of a "Power of the Stars" and a "Key." The terms come up often. / Sonic: "Power of the Stars?" / Tails: "Key?" / Blaze: I'm not exactly sure about the "Power," but the key seems to be the scepter itself."
- Sonic Team, Dimps (14 September 2007). Sonic Rush Adventure. Nintendo DS. Sega. Area/Level: Southern Island. "Eggman Nega: Haa ha ha ha! Oh, you poor thing. Allow me to explain. This world and Dr. Eggman's world exist in separate dimensions. Each of us can think of the other as what is known as a "parallel universe." What makes this possible is this so-called "Power of the Stars." / Dr. Eggman: When Nega told me this, I practically jumped for joy! The only problem, though, was finding the key that would unlock this power. / Blaze: The Jeweled Scepter!"
- Sonic Team, Dimps (14 September 2007). Sonic Rush Adventure. Nintendo DS. Sega. Area/Level: Southern Island. "Blaze: The Jeweled Scepter is said to hold power over the planet's geological activity, for one. / Tails: So, then, I mean... If the pirates have the scepter, that's causing an increase in volcanic activity?"
- Sonic Team, Dimps (14 September 2007). Sonic Rush Adventure. Nintendo DS. Sega. Area/Level: Southern Island. "Dr. Eggman: Once we had the key, we just needed to find out where the door it opened was. / Eggman Nega: And so, after a great deal of research, I discovered where the power lies: Right here, underneath this very island! Haa ha ha ha!"
- Sonic Team, Dimps (14 September 2007). Sonic Rush Adventure. Nintendo DS. Sega. Area/Level: Southern Island. "Gardon: Yes, well, we put the scepter back into the treasury where it would be safe. But around dawn, it seems that someone must have broken in and taken it."
- Sonic Team, Dimps (14 September 2007). Sonic Rush Adventure. Nintendo DS. Sega. Area/Level: Southern Island. "Blaze: Ah, yes, the Jeweled Scepter. It's been returned to its altar, under even heavier guard than before. It's safe."