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Your audience grows sleepy with your soothing performance.

Time: 10 minutes
Duration: As long as you play plus 10 minutes
Component Cost: 25 gp, plus a focus worth 20 gp
Market Price: 125 gp
Key Skill: Arcana
Prerequisite: Bard

Lullaby is a 3rd-level ritual available to bards.[PH2:215]

Your performance makes your audience drowsy. Make an Arcana check. The result determines the penalty to Insight checks and Perception checks of each creature that can hear you other than you and your allies.

Arcana Check Result Penalty
19 or lower −2
20–29 −4
30–39 −6
40 or higher −10

Affected creatures are also considered distracted, which might allow an ally (or you, after you stop playing) to make Stealth checks to hide from them even without superior cover or total concealment.

Focus: A musical instrument you play as part of performing the ritual.