Citterns were pear-shaped musical instruments, similar to yartings.[1]


Citterns had four sets of paired strings that produced a rich array of tones and were said to "add spice to peasant music" by the Patriarch of Song in Waterdeep. They were available for purchase through Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue.[1]

Notable citternsEdit

Mac-Fuirmidh cittern 
One of the seven Instruments of the Bards. Magical citterns that had protecting and healing magic, as well as other magical powers.[2][3]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.