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…
Nearly every primitive culture has had rituals and celebrations to guarantee the proper passage of the seasons and to ensure the fertility of crops and animals. Oversight of these ceremonies was generally the provenance of local kings or priests.
Suppose that the adventurers dispatch one of these fellows. The local peasants may become hysterical, fearing famine and death will stalk the land. Alternatively, they may want one of the new heroes to become king. For a while, this can be a good thing, but the first time that the crops fail, the superstitious locals will want to sacrifice their new leader.