Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms
Perilous Gateways
Portals of Lantan
By Jeff Quick
Steal onto the island of Lantan:
10/10 Lantan to Pirate Isles
10/03 The Lamstrand family portal
9/26 Lantan to Samarach
9/19 The Welcome Gates
9/19 Introduction
Statistics and supplemental information:
10/10 Gimlet Watersprecht, "retired" gnome pirate
10/03 Silky the Cat, a familiar without a master, seeking bloody vengeance
9/19 Vale Sounders, the ultimate home defense system
Recent Gateways
Portals of the Moonstars
Bandit Lord Portals
Portals of the Harvest Gods
Moon Portals
Dwarven Portals

Perilous Gateways
Portals of Lantan

By Jeff Quick

Vale Sounders

Vale sounders are eight-foot-long iron horns. When activated, a sounder emits both a high screech and a low thrum whose pitches are painfully disharmonic. The noise spreads in a 120-foot cone. Any creature caught in the cone suffers the following effects each round:

  • Creatures must succeed at a Fortitude save (DC 20) or be deafened for 1d6 days.

  • The low rumble causes the ground to quake so violently that creatures standing on the ground in the affected area must make a Strength or Balance check (DC 15) or fall prone. A victim with more than two legs or who is more stable than a normal humanoid can get a +4 stability bonus at the DM's discretion.

  • Sonic energy damages all creatures for 2d6 points within the cone.

  • The shrieking of the horn is so loud that listeners have great difficulty concentrating while trapped in it. Those in the cone’s area take 1d6 points of Intelligence damage.

A silence spell prevents all effects but the quake effect.

Caster Level: 16th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, sculpt sound, shout; Market Price: 149,400 gp; Weight: 200 lb.

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