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Melody of Frightful Death (String)

The pain and horror of the Abyss shrieks through your instrument to make a listener experience the death she dreads most.

Prerequisite: Perform (string) 7 ranks.

Cost: Feat or 3rd-level bard spell known.

Effect: You produce a sound that causes creatures to believe they are suffering a particularly ghastly and terrifying death, such as immolation, freezing to death, or being eaten alive by insects. When you complete this performance, all creatures within 30 feet who can hear your performance must make a successful Will saving throw or take 1d6 points of energy damage. The energy type can be either acid, cold, or fire (your choice, chosen when you begin performing the masterpiece). Affected creatures that fail their saving throws take damage on the round you begin the performance and each round you continue the performance as long as they remain in range. Abilities that extend the duration of a bardic performance affect this masterpiece.

Use: 1 bardic performance round per round.

Action: 1 standard action.

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