Perhaps it could be a bit more in appearance than simply a "Masterwork Violin"; perhaps the strings of the violin are bone white, or for something more subtle it perhaps the violin always feel cold, not ice cold, just a little cold. Go to Comment
The transition to the quote is rough, and at first I was unaware it even was a quote; if I were you I'd put the quote in quotations, or italicise it, just so the reader knows they're reading a quote.
Other than that, it's a pretty interesting idea, I especially enjoy how it tracks ships, with countless telescopes and radars crammed into it. Go to Comment
Well, instead of focusing on the noise, you could instead focus on the glow, and perhaps the air becomes increasingly hot and humid as the energy level increases; hair stands up on peoples heads, metal conducting items might pull some sparks of energy from Sila'Khrysath's maw ect. Go to Comment
The player characters are contracted to steal the sceptre of shrinking (such an item could be very useful, or at least fetch a high price), so they have to pose as nobles and attend one of the 'games'. Go to Comment
King Addas loves charades, and has a troupe of mimes in his harem. To ensure that they can never cheat he has had their tongues cut out, which is why they always look so miserable and never open their mouths (the stump of a tongue is not a pleasant sight).