Flute of the forest (new magic item)
Here’s a magic item suitable for D&D-style games or maybe even Faerie Wood.
Flute of the forest
Not a flute as such, this woodwind instrument resembles a recorder with a flared end. It was created by sylvan elves to protect and minister to the trees of the forest. Playing it has two effects. Firstly, it drives out afflictions (disease, unwanted tenants, etc. – but not dryads) from any tree within 10 yards. Secondly, if there are any treants within three miles (determined by the Referee), 1-2 are summoned by the sound of the flute, arriving in 1d12 turns. Treants summoned in this way will most likely be favourably disposed (+2 on reaction rolls) but they are not bound to the flute-player’s will, nor will they act counter to their alignment or their role as stewards of the woodland.
The flute may be played three times per day, for up to a turn at a time. For reasons that remain obscure, it is sometimes known as an “ent whistle”.