The Roleplaying Diaries of Bryan Stephens
Aura: major conjuration; CL: 16th; Slot none Price: 75,000 gp; Weight: 1 lbs.
This spiraling animal horn can be sounded as a normal horn, but if the command word is spoken and the instrument is then played, it deals 5d6 points of sonic damage to creatures within a 40-foot cone and causes them to be deafened for 2d6 rounds (a DC 16 Fortitude save reduces the damage by half and negates the deafening). Crystalline objects and creatures take 7d6 points of sonic damage, with no save unless they’re held, worn, or carried by creatures (Fortitude DC 16 negates).
This horn functions as a horn of blasting, except that it deals an additional +1d6 per two levels in bard over 6th level (maximum 10d6) points of sonic damage, stuns creatures for 1 round, and deafens them for 4d6 rounds (a Fortitude at the DC of the bard, reduces the damage by half and negates the stunning and deafening). Crystalline objects take 1d6/level (maximum 16d6) points of sonic damage as described for the horn of blasting.
This item has a 20% cumulative chance of exploding for each usage beyond the first each day. However, when used by a bard, this cumulative number is reduced by the bard’s current CHA modifier X5. (Example: For a Bard with a CHA modifier of +4, first use would be 0%, Second use 20% - (4*5%) = 0%, Third use 20% + 20% - (4*10%) = 20%, etc.)
Construction Requirements: Craft Wondrous Item, crafter must be a bard with 16 ranks in perform, Spells: greater shout; Cost 37,500 gp