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Lute of Discordance

Wondrous Item, rare

This lute appears to have been destroyed then repaired multiple times, and is now made of at least three different kinds of wood. When played, it emits a discordant sound that can cause harm to those around the performer.

While holding the lute, you can use an action to make a Charisma (Performance) check. All other creatures within a 30-foot radius that can hear the performance must make a Wisdom saving throw, with a DC equal to 22 minus the result of your performance check. If they fail, they take 2d6 psychic damage, or half as much if they succeed. If you rolled a natural 1 on the performance check, the damage is increased to 4d6.

Once the Lute of Discordance has been used, it cannot be used again until the next dawn.

For example, if you rolled a 12 on your Performance check and have a +1 bonus, the DC would be 22 - (12 + 1) = 11.

Creation Notes

Inspiration words: musical and atrocity.

Amazing words. 😂 I hope I did them justice.

Meta Information

  • weight: 2 lbs
  • unidentified: Repaired lute