Tuesday Magic Item – Friendly Flute

15 October, 2013

Flute&FiddleAlevi began her set in the common room with her flute, playing a cheerful tune, before pausing and playing a haunting tune on her lute and singing the accompanying song.  It was not until her third song, which started with the flute, and she let it go to drift and play on its own, harmonizing with her voice and the stings of the lute.  It always took the crowd a moment to realize what had happened and she was always amused by the results.  Luckily, no one in the crowd was spooked or disturbed by the floating flute -that had happened a few times in the countryside- but found it fascinating instead.

At the end of the night, her purse was much happier.

Friendly Flute

These flutes are simple wooden or reed flutes that retain a tie to the spirit of the plant from which they came, they are surprisingly durable under most circumstances, though they can easily be damaged by fire.

Used as a flute, it provides a +3 competence bonus to Perform (wind instruments) checks.  After being played for at least one song, it can be directed to accompany the musician’s other performances, adding a +3 competence bonus to any appropriate Perform check and a +1 DC bonus to the following types of Bardic Music: Fascinate, Suggestion and Dirge of Doom.   The flute can keep accompanying the performer for as long as they do not take more than a five minute break between dances or songs.

The flute can also be asked to play by itself, but unless something is happening that is using the music, such as a dance, it will become bored and stop after 2d6 minutes.

Aura faint conjuration; CL 3rd
Slot none; Price 4,500; Weight
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, eagle’s splendor, ghost sound, unseen servant; Cost 2,250

Notes: Another minor musical magic item that bard will gain more benefit from than others.

Photo by Ian MacKenzie and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

One comment

  1. I love animated and ego-objects. My favorite thing about this is that the flute gets bored. Awesome!

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