Neverwinter Nights 2 Equipment Database: Item Details
Golden Lute of Shazar
Base Item: Mandolin
Weight: 3 pound(s)
Resource Name: 20_it_cainlute
Installation: Neverwinter Nights 2 (Base)
Special Properties
Use Limitation: Class: Bard
Cast Spell: Cure Serious Wounds (10) [1 Use/Day]
Cast Spell: Haste (10) [1 Use/Day]
Long ago, a music-loving Mulhorandi aristocrat named Shazar commissioned the forging of ten golden lutes as a gift to honor the pharaoh. The pharaoh, who was known both for his appreciation of fine music and for his terrifying temper, was delighted at the astounding quickness with which Shazar's minstrels played their lutes, all the while unaware that it was the enchantments on the lutes themselves, rather than the minstrels' skills, that enabled this. For a time, Shazar was renowned for producing the finest musicians in the land, and his minstrels were widely admired for their ability to stay alive and play music for the pharaoh at the same time. But eventually the pharaoh caught wise, and Shazar and his minstrels were executed by the pharaoh 'just because.' The lutes fared far better, and remained together in the pharaoh's tome until they were eventually plundered by thieves and dispersed throughout Faerun.