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Moonlake
June 20, 2015
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Legendary Chinese Strings (guqin)    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

A collection of legendary guqin (a specific type of Chinese string instrument) from actual history (2nd of my Chinese Lore series)

Scrasamax
March 18, 2015
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screenery    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

Screenery - the images and loops shown on large screens and monitors inside space stations, arcos, and geofronts to counter the feeling of oppression or claustrophobia that can occur in such enclosed locations.

Silveressa
January 11, 2011
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30 Bardic Tales    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

A collection of 30 bardic tales you may hear sung in the local tavern or empresses' court, complete with bardic verse excerpts from all 30 tales themselves.

Many of these tales can also be used as quick plug in adventures for Gm's looking for a side quest. (And let the players exploits be turned into the song by a near by bard perhaps?)

Pieh
August 10, 2009
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Trinket of the Mariner's Son    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

Even though I often didn't see my father for months at a time, I know he loved me as much as I love you, Son, and as he once said to me, 'I may not be the best father, but I will always send my prayers when you need them the most,' and that is what I intend to do for you. Remember this, even if you don't see me for a while and want to hate me, I love you.

Pieh
November 9, 2008
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Hexahedron Virtuoso    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

"Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken."  ~Ludwig van Beethoven

Siren no Orakio
April 25, 2008
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Songs of Silicon    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The haunting, eerie ‘songs’ of the Thoron.

Wulfhere
September 14, 2006
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The Drums of the Spirits    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

As the drums echo through the badlands, the warriors of the Orcish tribes feel the power of the tribal spirits call to them…

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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The Rebec    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Rebec came from the Arabian rabob. It has been known in Europe since the 10th century but their use in art music was chiefly during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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The Organetto    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Organetto is a personal organ that puts out full range sound. Yes this is a real world musical item, but it is so “out of most people’s experience” that nobody realizes it exists.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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The Lizard    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The Lizard (tenor cornett) is a real world musical item, but they are so “out of most people’s experience” that nobody realizes it.

ephemeralstability
December 4, 2005
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Novel Musical Instruments    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

To give a world a feeling of otherworldliness, it is best to replace some standard, everyday objects by imaginitive replacements. I thought I’d turn to musical instruments as music often defines (or embodies) a culture.

This is just a first idea, feel free to post some more, because I will…

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       By: Michael Jotne Slayer

The nations of the Kolm surpasses all other barbarians in their wilderness of life. Thoug they do just bear the likeness of men, of a very ugly pattern, they are so little advanced in civilization that they make no use of fire, nor any kind of relish, in the preparation of their food, but feed upon the roots which they find in the fields, and the half-raw flesh of any sort of animal. I say half-raw, because they give it a kind of cooking by placing it between their own thighs and the back of their horses. They fight in no regular order of battle but by being extremely swift and sudden in their movements, they disperse, and hen rapidly come toghether in loose array. They spread havoc over the vast plains and flying over the ramparts, they pillage the camp of their enemy almost before he has become aware of their approach. They are the most terrible warriors for when in close combat with swords and flails they fight without regard to their own safety, and while their enemy is intent upon parrying the thrust of the swords, they will entangle him with their chains so that he loses all power of walking or riding.

Excerpt from "The peoples of the world" By Taklamarian court-scholar Guliman Amon.

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