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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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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.000000
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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.714286
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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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
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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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
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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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Songs of Silicon    Items  (Art and Music)   (Non-Magical)

The haunting, eerie ‘songs’ of the Thoron.

Wulfhere
September 14, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
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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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
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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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
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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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 1.800000
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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Ideas: 14
Votes: 5 / 4.300000
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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Great Magic and Ruination

       By: rickster

With a huge number of sacrificial victims, another realm long ago secretly bound a Prince of the land spirits, Iorstonn by name, thus ensuring the fertility, and improving the magical defences, of their realm. But binding that Prince to one spot has disrupted the weather and magical patterns (ley lines?) over half the continent. Things have become bad enough that a coalition has been formed to rectify the situation, once divinations have established the cause.

Your party is one of the teams assembled to do the rectification: find the binding object and steal it ("so that we can destroy it here in our realm, of course"...*) or destroy it over there. Presumably the Prince will be grateful to his rescuers and angry at the binders, but with a greater spirit like Iorstonn one can never be sure: such beings are "tricksy".

* Of course, the rulers of our realm might want to control Iorstonn for their own ends...

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