Shrieking Glyph

School evocation [sonic]; Level bard 5, sorcerer/wizard 5


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (tiny onyx musical notes worth 100 gp)


Range touch
Target creature touched
Duration 1 hr./level or until expended (see text) (D)
Saving Throw Fortitude partial; Spell Resistance no


You trace a glyph resembling discordant musical notes on the subject’s face, granting them the ability to emit a 30-ft. cone of sound as a standard action. Creatures in the area take 7d6 hp sonic damage and are deafened for 3d6 rounds unless they make a successful Fortitude save, which negates the deafness and reduces the damage by half. Once the subject uses this ability three times, the spell is expended.

Mythic: The damage of the sound cone increases to 7d8 hp sonic damage, and the number of times the target can use it increases to 5 times per day.

Augmented (4th): You may expend two additional uses of mythic power to deafen creatures that successfully save against the sound cone for 3d6 rounds. Creatures that fail the save are deafened until they are magically cured of that condition via removed blindness/deafness or a similar effect.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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