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The Howling Horn

Aura strong evocation; CL 20th Slot none; Weight 12 lbs.


Alignment LE; Ego 10 Senses 30 ft.
Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 12
Communication empathy


3/daycircle of death (DC 19), repulsion (DC 19), waves of exhaustion


Shaped from Kazavon's horns into a deadly musical instrument, the Howling Horn grants the bearer a +4 enhancement bonus to Dexterity and Charisma. Sounding the Howling Horn forces all nonevil creatures within 40 feet to make a successful DC 25 Fortitude save or be deafened for 2d6 rounds. A user who succeeds at a DC 20 Perform (wind instruments) check while using the horn summons forth the roar of Kazavon, a blast that affects creatures in a 40-foot cone, dealing 20d6 points of sonic damage and deafening them for 4d6 rounds (a successful DC 25 Fortitude save reduces the damage by half and negates the deafening). Unattended crystalline objects take double damage. Nonevil creatures within 10 feet of the horn when the roar is sounded must succeed at an additional DC 25 Will save or be affected as per the spell insanity.


A performer must use the Howling Horn to make a successful DC 40 Perform (wind instruments) check to entertain a good-aligned deity.


Knowledge (history or local) DC 25:

Mandraivus entrusted Kazavon’s Horns to the elven sorcerer Laizuriel. On his journey back to Kyonin, Laizuriel was attacked by the green dragon Cadrilkasta. Drained from his past battles, Laizuriel fell and the dragon carried off the two horns. Having sensed the power locked in Kazavon’s bones, the ambitious dragon spent long years communing with Kazavon’s intellect, once travelling briefly to Scarwall to seek the tyrant’s remains, but finding only legions of the dead and no trace of the dragon’s skeleton.

For the seven centuries since Kazavon’s death, Cadrilkasta has borne these horns, granting them a place of prominence in her hoard hidden among the sea cliffs of Razmiran. Ages of doting on her prized treasure and the efforts of dozens of kidnapped mortal laborers have shaped the horns from mere bones into a deadly instrument capable of sounding the terrible roar of Kazavon himself.