The Depths Of The Mountain

Like a singer shattering a wine glass with a perfect note, your music cracks stone, shivering solid rock until it snaps. When you complete the performance, you create a tremor identical to an earthquake spell.For each round you continue to expend bardic performance rounds, the area experiences a round-long aftershock, which has the following effects.

  • Caves, Caverns, or Tunnels: Smaller collapses cause 4d6 points of damage (Reflex DC 5 half ) and pin any creatures caught inside.
  • Cliffs: More cliffs crumble, creating a landslide that travels half as far horizontally as it falls vertically. Any creature in the path takes 4d6 points of bludgeoning damage (Reflex DC 5 half ) and is pinned beneath the rubble.
  • Open Ground: Each creature standing in the area must make a DC 5 Reflex save or fall down. Fissures open in the earth, and every creature on the ground has a 25% chance of falling into one (Reflex DC 10 to avoid a fissure). The fissures are 20 feet deep, and these fissures remain open at the end of the quake.
  • Pinned Beneath Rubble: Any creature pinned by the effects of the aftershock takes 1d3 points of nonlethal damage per minute while pinned. If a pinned character falls unconscious, she must make a DC 5 Constitution check or take 1d3 points of lethal damage each minute thereafter until freed or dead.
  • Rivers, Lakes, or Marshes: The area drained away by the earthquake remains drained for the duration of the aftershock.
  • Spellcasting: The concentration DC to cast during an aftershock is 15 + the spell’s level.
  • Structure: Any structure standing on open ground takes 50 points of damage. A collapsing structure deals 4d6 points of bludgeoning damage to creatures inside it (Reflex DC 5 half ), and the creatures inside are pinned beneath the rubble.

DC to Perform: 30

Cost:10 Bardic Performance, +1 Bardic Performance for each round you cause an aftershock.
Action: 10 Full-Round Actions
Maintain: 1 Standard Action

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