Neverwinter Nights 2 Equipment Database: Item Details
Ysridain's Muse
Base Item: Mandolin
Weight: 3 pound(s)
Resource Name: n2_itset_brd1
Installation: NWN2: Special Edition
Special Properties
Cast Spell: Confusion (10) [3 Uses/Day]
Use Limitation: Class: Bard
The half-elven minstrel Ysridain was known at least as well for his powers of seduction as for his music. He ran in social circles that viewed his half-wild elven heritage as exotic and alluring. He certainly did not play down this image. Though Ysridain did dress in the most fashionable attire of his time, he wore his black hair long and unbound, something that neither men nor women typically did.

Whenever he appeared at large social occasions, he took care to appear in something wholly different from the last time he had gone out. His clothing always pushed the boundaries of fashion, but never outright broke society's implicit rules of taste. When he performed, he seemed to be a man possessed. His body writhed and convulsed as though in the grips of ecstasy and his performances always seemed to leave him physically exhausted. Though sneering aristocratic men would suggest otherwise, Ysridain's antics earned him the adoration of thousands of women.

So it was that Ysridain left a trail of broken-hearted and expertly seduced women wherever he traveled. To make things worse, Ysridain told women that his lute was his one true muse, the only thing that inspired him. He also claimed that his rakish conquest of women was a futile attempt to match the heights of passion he achieved when performing. Alas, no woman had ever succeeded, so he had to keep trying. Every woman thought she would be "the one".

Every woman was wrong.