Evocation [Sonic]
Level: Bard 4
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Area: 30-ft.-radius spread
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 round/level
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

Upon completing the spell, a discordant cacophony of haunting and alien music rises up in the area you designate. Although the strange music reaches your ears, you feel no effect from it.

Creatures that fail their save become affected by the haunting fugue in semirandom ways. On each affected creature’s turn (as long as it remains in the affected area), you make a Perform check. The check result determines how the victim’s mind and body are affected by the spell. You can select any of the effects for which your Perform check equals or exceeds the required DC.

All creatures that succeed on their saves against the spell are disoriented and take a –2 penalty on attack rolls and skill checks as long as they remain in the affected area.

Focus: A miniature violin bow made of platinum worth 250 gp.

DC Result
15 Victim takes 3d6 points of nonlethal damage
20 Victim takes 3d6 points of sonic damage
25 Victim is knocked prone
30 Victim is nauseated for 1 round
35 Victim is stunned for 1 round
40 Victim attacks nearest target