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Drums of Dread

Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)

The drums are made with wood cut from a druid’s grove, have elf skin stretched across for the head and are stitched with thread made of dryad intestine. This drum is an evil talisman dedicated to the lord of chaos and sounded only in battle. The dreadful sound of this drum bolsters all worshipers of the dread god of chaos within the area of effect (120 feet), giving a bonus 1d8 temporary hit points, +1 to attack rolls, and a + 1 to saving throws against fear effects. All these benefits end when the beneficiaries can no longer hear the drums. All good-aligned creatures in the area of effect must make a DC 12 Wisdom saving throw or suffer disadvantage on attack rolls, saving throws, and ability checks for as long as they can hear the drums. An affected creature may repeat the save at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself with a success. Once a creature saves, it is immune to the drums for 24 hours.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

The Lost City of Gaxmoor, Copyright 2020, Troll Lord Games: Author Ernest G. Gygax, Luke Gygax.

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