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…
Orcish currency is derived from glass beads. The art of glassworking is well beyond them, but perhaps the orcs have something of value to the civilized races, such as animal pelts, and well made axes, and bows. The humans trade beads for the goods, and the orcs will trade the beads amongst themselves as a form of their own currency. Perhaps they value blood red beads above all others, or animistic orcs favor beads in the colors of their gods.
Inspired by Indian trade beads, some of which could be quite ornate and beautiful. Most North American Indian beads were made in Italy. Surprise!