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The Bard never goes abroad without his Instrument and Tunes. He can summon a maximum of four creatures to his party from one of the 16 tunes. Each type of creature requires a certain amount of Mana is expended to summon it. Initially he can only summon one creature at a time and has only one Tune - the Tune to summon the humble Rat. Acquiring better musical Instruments will give him more Mana and some add another slot for him to summon. The Bard only has one slot at the beginning of the game but when you get some new Instruments you get more Mana and some of them give more slots, eventually reaching the maximum of four slots.

There are 16 different types of Creatures and Tunes that'll help the Bard to continue in his adventures:

The 16 Tunes[]

  • Behemoth
  • Bodyguard
  • Brute
  • Crone
  • Elemental
  • Enchantress
  • Explorer
  • Gouger
  • Heroine
  • Knight
  • Knocker
  • Light Fairy
  • Mercenary
  • Rat
    • Vorpal Rat
  • Rogue
  • Thunder Spider