Soothe the Beast

Echoing the music of creation, your music has power to calm animals.

Prerequisites: Perform (string) 3 ranks or Perform (wind) 3 ranks.

Cost: Feat or 1st-level bard spell known.

Benefit: You gain an ability similar to the wild empathy ability of a druid or ranger. Your music can improve the attitude of an animal. You make a Perform check instead of a Diplomacy check and use the result to determine the animal’s new attitude. The typical domesticated animal has a starting attitude of indifferent, while wild animals are usually unfriendly.

To use this ability, you must be within 30 feet of the animal. The check takes 1 minute, but it might take longer to actually influence the animal.

You can also use this ability to influence a magical beast with an Intelligence score of 1 or 2, but you take a –4 penalty on the check.

Use: 2 rounds of bardic performance.

Action: 1 minute.

Soothe the Beast

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