by Toxic Bag Productions, Inc.

Toxic Bag Productions, Inc.



Tags: Any system fantasy GM Tools


Square in your ship's path are Sirens, crying beauty to bewitch men coasting by; woe to the innocent who hears that sound! He will not see his lady nor his children in joy, crowding about him, home from sea; the Sirens will sing his mind away on their sweet meadow lolling. There are bones of dead men rotting in a pile beside them and flayed skins shrivel around the spot. Steer wide; keep well to seaward; plug your oarsmen's ears with beeswax kneaded soft; none of the rest should hear that song. But if you wish to listen, let the men tie you in the lugger, hand and foot, back to the mast, lashed to the mast, so you may hear those harpies' thrilling voices; shout as you will, begging to be untied, your crew must only twist more line around you and keep their stroke up, till the singers fade.

- The Odyssy

You've reached that most treacherous part of your voyage: you're passing the rocky coast where the Sirens sing their song. Will you and your crew sail pass safely? Or will you steer towards the sound and see your ship dashed on the rocks?

'Siren Song' is a background sound of the mythical song of the Sirens - an unearthly keen that lures sailors to their deaths - along with lapping waves and the creak of a wooden ship's hull and the occasional ring of the ship's bell. The effect is ten minutes long and loops seamlessly.