Dissonant Chord

Evocation [Sonic]
Level: Bard 3
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: 10 ft.
Area: 10-ft.-radius burst centered on you
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Fortitude half
Spell Resistance: Yes

You emit a terrible, piercing note. The note pulses in the air, radiating like a shockwave. It slams into nearby creatures and rattles loose objects.

Creatures (other than you) in the affected area take 1d8 points of sonic damage per two caster levels (maximum 5d8).