Neverwinter Nights 2 Equipment Database: Item Details
Finch's Subtle Lute
Base Item: Mandolin
Weight: 3 pound(s)
Resource Name: nx1_mandolin01
Installation: Mask of the Betrayer
Special Properties
Use Limitation: Class: Bard
Cast Spell: Confusion (10) [5 Uses/Day]
Cast Spell: Creeping Doom (13) [3 Uses/Day]
Cast Spell: Greater Eagle's Splendor (11) [2 Uses/Day]
Bonus Feat: Spell Penetration
Bonus Feat: Spell Focus (Enchantment)
Before he saw fit to take up residence in Neverwinter, Cain Lethellon was yet another travelling bard - though doing his best to disguise the fact that he came from a family with a substantial amount of money. For a time, he even followed Finch, the notorious bard - but finally, frustrated that he could not match the half-elf's skill, Cain challenged him to a duel of lutes. Knowing full well that the other bard would not refuse a duel of honor - and moreover did not own such an instrument - Cain pretended to be generous and commissioned a fine instrument to be made for him... while promising the craftsman a large sum of gold to flaw the lute with warping spells. Finch knew full well of Cain's attempted trickery, and promised the craftsman a greater sum for a well-crafted one instead. When the duel arrived, Finch beat Cain soundly - and told a stupefied crowd that only the craftsman's creation could have ever let him play so well. As a result, Cain left the city in disgrace, the craftsman enjoyed a fine boost in business, and Finch himself sold the lute for a handy sum, preferring instead to rely on his dulcet voice. He would admit graciously later on that he'd taught Cain everything he knew - "Except how to be a pompous fathead," Finch would add. "He picked that one up on his own."