The sounds of the gentle zephyr was a ritual used by sha'irs to greatly enhance their gen's natural hearing ability.[1]


All rituals that enhanced a gen's hearing required a set of earrings studded with valuable gems worth at least 500 dinars. This ritual lasted for 16 hours.[1]

Gens with this ability had impressive hearing, allowing them to notice small noises that most others would ignore. Furthermore, these gen were able to filter the sound entering their ears so they were not constantly bombarded with every little sound. These gen were never surprised unless magic was used to negate the sound made by an approaching person or creature.[1]

A gen with sounds of the gentle zephyr who also had either the whispering of the wind or the sound of lies still needed to be in a much closer range to use these abilities.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sam Witt (January 1994). The Complete Sha'ir's Handbook. (TSR, Inc), p. 30. ISBN 978-1560768289.