Portals of Lantan
By Jeff Quick
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.