The bards of the coastal city of Dis are known as much for their ostentatious and flamboyant style as they are for their cruel wit and quick fire verse. The gaudy wordsmiths are notorious for possessing a savage competitive streak that often results in epic feuds. Magicians of Dis work in tandem with the cities booming jewellery industry to produce unique (and incredibly expensive) items that give the bards an edge in their poetic battles. The Ice Grill is one such piece, gifting the bard with the ability to literally freeze their opponents in place with nothing more than a well timed insult.
Description: The Ice Grill appears to be a mould of an adult humans
upper teeth, carved out of solid platinum. It is inscribed with tiny,
intricate runic etchings that glow with a blue flame when the item is
activated. It is worn by being inserted onto the upper teeth, and will
magically tighten or loosen to hold firmly in place when in a wearers
Effects: Once per day, a bard wearing the Ice Grill may pick a
single sentient target that can understand the language the bard is
speaking as the subject for their vicious rhyming insults. They roll to
affect the target as if using the bardic ability Charm. If the target is
affected they are paralysed for 1 turn per level of the offensive bard,
and may not move, speak or cast spells, attack or take any action
except defending themselves with their AC modified -2 [+2]. If the
player can successfully improvise a 4 line rhyming insult tailored to
the target that makes the table cheer, then the AC modifier is increased
to -3 [+3].