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'''Siren's song''' is a monsters-only ability (non-[[spell]]) that robs the player of the volition (and thus ability) to move away from the singer. Emitted in the form of a haunting song, it can be blocked with [[silence]], either via spell or a [[scroll of silence]]. When subject to the effect, the target is afflicted with the [[mesmerise]] [[status effect]].
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{{flavour|Sings a haunting song, making nearby victims unwilling to move away from the singer. Leaving the caster's line of sight will end the effect.}}
  
Other ways a siren's song can be avoided or broken are with the usual and expected means - possessing sufficient [[magic resistance]] (despite the fact it's not a spell...), killing or otherwise incapacitating the caster, and teleporting or blinking away. While other [[noise]]s will travel a greater distance than [[line of sight]], you can avoid the siren's song by simply remaining out of her LOS.
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'''Siren Song''' is a monsters-only ability that [[mesmerise]]s the player, preventing them from moving away from the singer. It can be blocked with [[silence]] (either via spell or a [[scroll of silence]]) or with sufficient [[magic resistance]].
  
As mentioned, the effect itself has large range, as it corresponds to line of sight, and will lasts virtually indefinitely, as the siren will continue to sing her song until she longer can.
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If a player has been mesmerized, they can break free by killing or otherwise incapacitating the caster ([[wand of polymorph|polymorph]], [[confusion]], [[petrify|petrification]], [[fear]], and [[silence]] all work) or breaking [[line of sight]] with a [[scroll of fog]], [[teleport]], or uncontrolled [[blink]] (controlled blinks, such as those from reading a [[scroll of blinking]], cannot move you away from the caster).  
  
This ability is currently only possessed by:
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==History==
 
==History==
Prior to v[[0.16]], when the siren was a [[mermaid]] and a [[merfolk avatar]] was a siren, the ability could be used not only to prevent the player from moving away, but forcing progressive movement toward the singer. That ability is now the [[Avatar Song]].
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*Prior to [[0.20]], creating a sufficiently loud enough noise, such by reading [[scroll of noise]] or casting [[Lightning Bolt]], could break the mesmerisation.
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*Prior to version [[0.16]], this ability could force the player to draw closer to the caster in addition to mesmerising them. That ability has since been moved to [[Avatar Song]] with the renaming of mermaids and sirens into sirens and merfolk avatars, respectively.

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Sings a haunting song, making nearby victims unwilling to move away from the singer. Leaving the caster's line of sight will end the effect.

Siren Song is a monsters-only ability that mesmerises the player, preventing them from moving away from the singer. It can be blocked with silence (either via spell or a scroll of silence) or with sufficient magic resistance.

If a player has been mesmerized, they can break free by killing or otherwise incapacitating the caster (polymorph, confusion, petrification, fear, and silence all work) or breaking line of sight with a scroll of fog, teleport, or uncontrolled blink (controlled blinks, such as those from reading a scroll of blinking, cannot move you away from the caster).

The following enemies cast Siren Song:

History

  • Prior to 0.20, creating a sufficiently loud enough noise, such by reading scroll of noise or casting Lightning Bolt, could break the mesmerisation.
  • Prior to version 0.16, this ability could force the player to draw closer to the caster in addition to mesmerising them. That ability has since been moved to Avatar Song with the renaming of mermaids and sirens into sirens and merfolk avatars, respectively.