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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: hopfrog16

One thing you must realise is that there is no such thing as pure iron/steel these days. Iron/steel isn't nearly as strong now as it was in medieval times. However, with that said, iron in early medieval times was so soft you could hack right through a helm with a sword and leave a nice lil mark on the skull (depending on the grade of iron used on the sword and the helm, ofcaurse). After many hundreds of years of fine tuning, however, the only use the sword had was to puncture the plate. That was very difficult, however, since the grade of steel was so hard... only blunt instruments and weighted axes had any use against plate armor in later medieval times. Makes me wonder why rapiers were so popular then and why less people wore plate (Other than it's obsene costs... a nice suit of armor would cost as much as a nice lexus does now... and a kings suit would be as much as a rols royce).

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