This musical instrument is made from a human long bone, usually a humerus. When played it acts as a charm monster spell which is effective against corporeal undead (skeletons, mummies, wights, vampires, liches, etc.) Once it has charmed undead, the user must continue to play to maintain control. When the music stops, the undead will leave immediately.
Such is the malignant nature of this item that It only works if the user has been wounded (is not at full hit points). It can be used up to three times in a 24 hour period. If a bard plays the mortuary flute, the undead suffer a -4 on their save.
XP VALUE: 2,000
CP VALUE: 9,000