This old artwork is kept rolled up and hidden, as are its brothers and sisters. Why?
A set of pale white panpipes, etched with images of the winter storms…
Beware the Dance of Destruction!
And if you win you get this glowing fiddle made of gold, but if you lose, the Devil gets your soul.
Those who want to use this should be very careful indeed.
Amos only wanted to please you with his music.
A lute form of living crystal, powerful and ultimately fatal to the wielder…
The ruling family depends on some magical artifact or place to secure their right to rule. A monarch isn't considered legitimate until he or she has been "accepted" by the artifact or place, whatever that might entail. It is also possible that some one else, not of the ruling family, could be accepted as the legitimate heir... A fact which the monarchs would like to keep secret.