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Methild's Harp
Category: Miscellaneous (Instrument) Value: 1000
Lore Req to ID: 85 Weight: 3

Charged Abilities:
  • Dispel hold-like effects (three times per day)
     - Range: 25 ft.
     - Area of Effect: 1 creature

In a valley far from most civilized lands, there once was a tiny kingdom called Chilldion. One winter evening a trio of evil witches overtook the valley and imprisoned the royal family by casting spells of holding upon them. The witches planned to eat the family one by one. Later that evening, the witches were exhausted after a hard day of slaying innocents and desecrating the palace, so they called for the court bard to play them a song. Methild the bard was loyal to his king and the king's family and so he used the special powers of his magic harp.

As he played, he focused his attention first on the king. As the song played on, the spell of holding upon the king dissipated, and the noble liege slowly crept away. One by one Methild freed his patrons, being careful to keep the witches' attention drawn his way. Finally, once all the family was free, the bard could play no longer and the witches saw his treachery. Poor Methild, unlike his lieges, did not escape and was served on the supper table in their place.