Wretch’s Ocarina


An awkward mix of smoking pipe and musical instrument, Wretch’s Ocarina is a clay and wood pipe that is patterned after that of the small ocarina flute. It can be both smoked and played at the same time, and a small pouch of purple pipe weed is found next to it at the abandoned guard post where it has been left.

The music, when played without smoking the purple pipe weed is like that of any other instrument. The pipe, when smoking (even the purple pipe weed) without playing a song produces the smoke and calming sensation of smoking any other pipe.

However, when a bard of modest skill plays a song and smokes the purple pipe weed, the true potential of the ocarina comes alive, and purple sparks fill the air along with the greasy purple haze from the purple pipe weed.


When you both smoke the purple pipe weed and play a song (not just random notes), all allies who can smell the smoke and hear the music may heal one HD without the need to spend one HD of their own.

Anyone who heals in this manner forgets all memorized spells and prayers and is distracted for 1d8 hours or until they participate in one round of combat, whichever happens first.

The purple pipe weed has a Ud6 and is considered an Exotic/Expensive item should it be sought out to purchase.


This is another item that was found by one of my players in the Hole in the Oak adventure from Necrotic Gnome, however this one was made up on the spot. My player’s character, the infamous “Wretch” is a character who doesn’t excel at anything other than being not very good at anything. I thought it would be fun to give him something that could help our cleric to not be so stressed out.

The pipe/ocarina itself is made by gnomes. And no, I have no idea how a fluted pipe would sound, but smoke coming out of all those little holes would be pretty cool.

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