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A Doss lute was a magical masterwork lute with multiple magical abilities. It was one of the Instruments of the Bards.[1][2][5]

DescriptionEdit

A Doss lute was usually carved from alder wood and of a graceful,[2] pear-shaped form.[5] Abstract designs were inlaid in the wood in copper.[2]

PowersEdit

A skilled bard was able to use the magic of the lute to delay[1][2] (or even neutralize[5]) poison and cast the spells hold person and mirror image (or ghostly visage[5]), each once per day.[1][2][5]

In addition, the lute could aid the bard's skills in captivating an audience, making suggestions, and in using song to counter sound-based spells.[1]

HistoryEdit

It was said that a legendary bard in the Moonshaes named Falataer created the first Doss lute. He used the lute to both test and reward students of his bardic college. Subsequent bards copied the design but continued to keep the same name.[1][5][6]

In 1356 DR, the merchant Sali Dalib in Calimport claimed to have a Doss lute for sale "cheap."[7]

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