New Magic Item – Steelidun Fiddle

11 July, 2013

Lat's play!“Let me play you a stompin’, dancing’ song,” said the smiling Bard Aja with a wink.  His fingers and bow flashing across the fiddle as his music filled the barn.

“Grab you partner!”

Steelidun Fiddle

The Steelidun Clan love their music and that is shown in the craftsmanship of these fiddles, made of the best wood the maker was able to beg, borrow or steal.  They are decorated as best the maker can, with inlays of wood or more rarely shell or metal.  It is tradition for each new owner to lightly carve his or her name, lightly on the back.

It is an exceptional fiddle, providing the player with a +5 enhancement bonus to Perform (string) and if the fiddler can use an additional round of bardic performance as long as it includes the use of the fiddle.

When used by one of the Steelidun Clan, the fiddler adds his Dexterity modifier to his Perform (string) check (minimum 0), may use the fiddle for an additional number of rounds of bardic performance equal to her Constitution Modifier (minimum 1) replacing the additional rounds of music granted above.  The Steelidun rarely give these instruments away and will be very suspicious of any non-clansman who possesses one.

The fiddle is also amazingly durable (hardness 8, 20 hit points) and seemingly impervious to poor environmental conditions.

Aura faint enchantment; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 3,850; Weight 3 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, eagle’s splendor, endure elements, mending, creator must have 5 or more ranks of Perform (string); Cost 1,875 + 100 for the fiddle

Notes: In honor of wrapping the Godless Vale campaign starring part of the Steelidun Clan last night.

Photo by Cindy Funk and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.



  1. Ha! Borrow or steal, indeed. Do the Steelidun ever beg?

    Very nice, if a BIT self-interested…. 😉

    • Begging is not really in their playbook. Eh, bards need more options for musical instruments in any case and there are not a lot of magical fiddles around either.

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