Bandores were bass-range musical instruments similar to citterns.[1]


The sound of the bandore was rich and mellow, and it was capable of reaching lower notes than usual citterns which made them good accompanying instruments for quieter voices. Bandores typically had scalloped sides that were said to enrich their sound. They were available for purchase through Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue.[1]

Notable bandoresEdit

Fochlucan bandore 
One of the seven Instruments of the Bards. Magical bandores that contained nature-based magic, as well as other magical powers.[2][3]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 21. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 176. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  3. Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 161. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.