A zulkoon was a wind musical instrument that functioned like a portable pump organ.[2][1]


A zulkoon player pumped air into the instrument and through its organ pipes using a foot pump. This produced a droning sound over other notes due to the constant flow of air through the instrument[2] and conferred it a sinister and dramatic sound.[1]

Zulkoons were available for purchase through Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue.[2]


Zulkoons were created by the zulkirs of Thay and were used originally to aid in the casting of spells.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 124. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 25. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.