While many army engineers spent their time perfecting siege equipment, Julius Baggar delved into magical tomes for his engineering insights. Therein he found ancient scriptures that detailed how to make, control, and wield sound waves. The Horn of Blasting was his first and only attempt at taking the theoretical magical knowledge to create a practical new technology. An apprentice blew through the Horn, aimed in the direction of Julius, who had insisted on a "useful experiment." The resulting shockwave that emanated from the horn first stunned and then tore poor Julius apart.