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Arune Spheres

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The unearthly sound echoed across the faire over the din of the crowd. An apprentice trying to make some extra coin had found a way to utilize his training tool.  While this would scandalize his master and his peers, the common folk were mesmerized by the unique sound this instrument performed.

Full Item Description
Arune Spheres are hollow, blue reflective metallic spheres about 25 cm/ 10” in diameter (though some are larger).  They are made of a thickish glass mirrored on the inside.

To use, one normally sits in a lotus position, with the sphere in the lap. Two hands lightly grasp its sides.  The practioner closes their eyes and concentrates on the flow.

Magic/Cursed Properties
When magical energies are flowed through the sphere, it produces a haunting tone, which can be varied by the type, intensity, and harmonics of energies passed through it. (It sounds like an electronic organ.)  If multiple energy flows are generated, multiple sounds can be generated, some of which sound like mundane instruments. Masters of The Craft can replicate almost any sound in their memory with one.

History
Though originally used as a training tools for those with The Power, it has been adapted to be a musical instrument. All it takes is someone with patience, medative training, and a touch of the Power, to use it.  (Thus becoming the favorite instrument of anyone who was tested to the first level of the Craft, but failed to advance).

There are many pieces written for the Arune Sphere that sound odd if played on the harpiscord or other instrument.

Many an apprentice with some musical talent will earn extra coin using a sphere.



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Voted KendraHeart
December 5, 2005, 0:51
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These are really cool. It takes a tool used in one trade and transfers it to another... adaptive technologies.

This is a musical item you just would not of thought of. It has no approximate historical analog. Thus worthy.
Voted Spark
December 19, 2005, 18:46
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I like the arune spheres for two reasons - 1, the idea of a magic-powered instrument is cool, and 2, it opens up all sorts of possibilities for mage-bards. Good work!
Voted Pariah
December 19, 2005, 23:09
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I like it and have decided that Im going to learn how to play one.
MoonHunter
January 25, 2006, 11:28
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There is that awful computer game run by a biofeedback machine. That at least is more interactive than your average set of biostatic equipment.
MoonHunter
November 26, 2006, 14:57
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This, plus the prayer bell bowls, are the best "magical" musical instruments there are.
Voted herrozerro
October 7, 2010, 16:09
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I was looking for something for one of my Bard players and this is perfect!
Voted valadaar
March 24, 2016, 10:47
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Now this is a great item! Theramin would approve!

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Hooper McFin's Two Shot Portal

       By: dudeington

Now, this ol' ramblin fellow tends to walk his talk a bit too far down the train sometimes.. So I'll be brief in my recantin' of how it was my Tavern "came to bein'" on the multiverse as a weave of it's own spell.. And how I'm even alive to tell the story!

You see it's simple really, trust me.. that's my specialty, keepin it elementary. And you can trust this old Bard.

Anyway, this one night these wizards get a ramblin' on about the temporal exististance of space and time and how it could be manifested in a weave of super dimensional space. whereupon the folded space would give rise to an infinite number of entrances and exits to one or many spaces. Now, seein' how my talkin' sometimes get's locked into the way us folks used to talk back in the ol' west. These wizards didn't know I was a master of the word. and I had heard everything they said. They were also a bit over the wagon, while I was steerin' the show.

So that's how it came to pass, I struck a bargain with the wizards. They come to me in the morning and conjure up their idea into reality and I'd pledge them my life, my existance.. in essence my soul. but in a much nicer sense of the word. So they came by in the morning a half remembering our talks the prior evenin'. And I recanted their words verbatum, and that's how it came to be. The spell was complete that afternoon. My tavern would be the super dimensional cube that would exist in this weave of space and time, folks could come and go as they please, knowin in mind some of the rules and limitations set forth.

A few of 'em as follows.

No feller can be causin a ruckus inside any of my fine establishments, as always rule number one god damnit.

n' second the portal works kinda tricky. When ya outside ya cast the spell and lend your will to luck a bit and regardless the doors to the bar will appear, the windows a luminescent amber.. you can hear the chattee but ya can't see in. And the catch is the door might be locked, in which case you chalk it up to lady luck and go walk off and try again in an hour. Now most times the door pops right open and from the outside you always come in the front door, immediately greeted by myself or one of our many fine patrons of Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse.

Now when ya cast the spell from inside the Tavern, another catch comes up. The back door is mainly a secret for the non-initiated staff and the regulars but for sake of the prose let's assume we all know there's a secret door in the back with a portal there. Now when you go on through this one, you got two scenario's you oughta be aware of. One is ya pop outside relative to the same spot you came out. The other is, you walk back on into this one or another of our many Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse.

so it's a clever quantum railroad I got my tavern and my people's caught on. But, Hey the show's sure as always goin. ohhh' rutin tootin skidoodle -

** And that's it.. that's the only notes I found on the spell, apparently out there somewhere is a Tavern caught on the mighty ebb and flow of the multiverse. Well. at least I can put to rest my torment as to the condition now referred to as "Hooper McFin's Teleportation Paranoia".

Dr. Clarke T. Mulligan - Professional researcher of Time & Space.

Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse

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