- "It looks like a long, stiff hard, golden rod."
- — Edward Richtofen
The Golden Rod floating at the base of the lighthouse in Call of the Dead.
|Appears in||Call of Duty: Black Ops|
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
|Affiliations||Edward Richtofen (Original Timeline)|
Group 935 (formerly, Origins Timeline)
|Status||Merged with the Focusing Stone (Original Timeline)|
Intact (Origins Timeline)
|Level||Call of the Dead|
- Once the player has received the Focusing Stone in Shangri-La the focusing stone and the golden rod fuse together.
- An outline of the V-Device appears on the crest at the base of the black pyramid in Moon. It serves a purpose in releasing Samantha Maxis from the Pyramid.
- The Vril Generator is very similar to the Vril staves that appear in the book "Vril", the Power of the Coming Race a 1871 science-fiction novel. In the novel, Vril is a mysterious substance which is made into large rods or staves that allow the owners access to an extraordinary force that can be used to destroy, heal and control, similar to the powers of the Vril Generator. Interestingly, the V-R11 is another reference to Vril.
- It is seen in the Moon's loading screen, being called V-Device.