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Drums, Zombie

Aura strong transmutation and necromancy; CL 13th; Slot none; Price 55,260 gp; Weight 10 lbs.

DESCRIPTION

These two conga drums are made of deep black, well-burnished wood and covered at the top with tightly laced goatskin. Favored by necromancers and shamans that haunt the waterways and jungles in untamed lands, these magical drums can speed or slow the very heartbeat of those that hear it, or cause even intelligent undead to march to the beat of the skilled drummer.

When the two drums are played at a fast and frenetic tempo and the player makes a DC 15 Perform (percussion) check, all creatures within 30 feet of the drummer are under the effect of a haste spell until the percussionist stops playing or 10 rounds have passed, whichever comes first.

When the two drums are played at a slow tempo and the player makes a DC 15 Perform (percussion) check, all creatures within 30 feet of the drummer, except for the drummer himself, are under the effect of a slow spell. The DC to save against this effect is DC 14 + 1 for every 5points by which the Perform (percussion) check exceeds 15. This lasts until the percussionist stops playing or 10 rounds have passed, whichever comes first.

The haste and slow effects can be used a total of three times each day.

A truly skilled percussionist can use these drums once per day to produce an effect as the spell control undead with a DC 25 Perform (percussion) check. This can only affect undead creatures within 50 feet of the drums. Undead may make a Will save, DC 20 + 1 for every 5 points by which the check exceeds 25. This lasts until the percussionist stops playing or 10 minutes have passed, whichever comes first.

Setting up the drums and beginning to play requires a full round action. If a percussionist attempts to activate the drums with a Perform (percussion) check and fails, that attempt is still used for the day. Using the drums to control undead requires all the power the drums can summon for the day – no haste or slow effects can be attempted after an attempt has been made to control undead. If a haste or slow effect has already been used within the last 24 hours, no attempt can be used to control undead until 24 hours have passed.

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Feats Craft Wondrous Item, haste, slow, control undead, creator must have 8 ranks in Perform (percussion) skill; Cost 27,630 gp.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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