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 cones area take 1d6 points
of Intelligence damage.
spell prevents all effects but the quake effect.
16th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, sculpt sound,
shout; Market Price: 149,400 gp; Weight: 200 lb.