# What happens to a creature that passes its save against the Fanfare spell?

The Fanfare spell (Song and Silence) describes its effect as follows:

Fanfare creates a trumpet blast so loud that it can shake the foundations of buildings or stop an army in its tracks. Every creature within the area must make a Fortitude save. Success means the creature is stunned for 1d4 rounds and deafened for twice as many rounds; failure means the creature takes 4d6 points of damage in addition to suffering those effects.

However, its header includes the line:

Saving Throw: Fortitude negates

From the SRD's section on spell descriptions, this means:

Negates: The spell has no effect on a subject that makes a successful saving throw.

So, does a creature that passes its save against Fanfare ignore the spell, or is it stunned?

(Tagging note: This question is about 3.0 content, but I want to know how it works in 3.5, which allows 3.0 content by default as long as a newer version of it hasn't been published.)

• @A_S00 I hope it doesn't hurt my answer's credibility to say I don't know that there's a specific source for picking a spell's description over its header, but without using the ruling in the answer, the spell fanfare (which, I admit should be badass as a 6th-level bard spell) not only stuns the army but also, on a good roll (say, 10 on 2d6) and with no possibility of preventing the effect, destroys all of the army's light shields and, except for, like, their heavy maces, all their weapons! Such an effect is sufficient for this DM to grant the objects saving throws. :-) – Hey I Can Chan Apr 19 '17 at 21:10