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Tuesday Magic Item – Guitar of the Golden Singer

7 June, 2022

Play me a songGollaon leaned forward, waiting for the next song to start.

Voddick handed his friend a glass of wine.  “You seem very excited about the singer.”

“They are very . . . dynamic,” replied Gollaon, taking a sip of wine.  “It is a whole new way to present music.  It may be the birth of a new style.”

Voddick shrugged.  “They do play well.”

Guitar of the Golden Singer

These guitars are beautifully made of finest woods oiled and polished to a golden sheen, sometimes with a small amount of gold used in decoration.  Their creator’s name is inscribed on the back and each new owner should add their name as well.  The strings are made of finely drawn silver wire.  The first one was made for the songmaster known as the Gold Singer for their love of cloth of gold garments.

The guitar is an exceptional instrument, easy to play, clear of tone and it projects its sound effortlessly, providing a +5 competence bonus to Perform (stringed) checks.

The silver strings give the tones added power against unliving beings and evil creatures from otherplaces, increasing DC of spells and powers used against such beings while playing by one.

If the player is willing to put their all into their music and performance, they can highen the effects of them.  By becoming fatigued, the performer can increase the effect of a spell cast while performing as if they were 1d4+1 levels higher and the save DC is increased by one.

Aura moderate abjuration; CL 9th
Slot none; Price 2,500 + cost of a masterwork guitar; Weight 5 lbs
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, eagle’s splendor, protection from evil; Cost 1,250 + cost of a masterwork guitar

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (guitar), uncommon

First paragraph as above.

The guitar is an exceptional instrument, easy to play, clear of tone and it projects its sound effortlessly, providing the musician with advantage on Charisma (Perform) checks.

The silver strings give the tones added power against unliving beings and evil creatures from otherplaces, increasing DC of spells and powers used against such beings while playing by one.

If the player is willing to put their all into their music and performance, they can highen the effects of them.  By gaining a level of exhaustion, the performer can increase the effect of a spell cast while performing as if it were cast using a spell one level higher and the save DC is increased by one.

Notes: The silver strings are a nod to the Silver John stories of Manly Wade Wellman and the item is partly inspired by the fact that Graceland was opened on this date.

Image guitar by George Hodan found on PublicDomainPictures.net and is, unsurprisingly, in the public domain.

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