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Below are musical instruments and songs which are unique to Scalvoris. For ease, I've split them into type. Please feel free to add your own creations to our Development Forum!

Songs

NameTypeDescriptionCredit
Tuu-liSongA lullaby telling a tale of love and tragedyNalin
The Tunawa Captain Song This song is a laughable tune, pulling together Scalvoris wedding traditions, and the anti-slavery policy of Desnind. Avrae

Glass

NameTypeDescriptionCredit
Glass FluteInstrument: Glass A percussion instrument which can produce enormous varieties of sound in well trained hands Pegasus
Glass Viola Instrument: Glass A mixed wind/ string instrument perfect for producing haunting melodies. Pegasus
Harmonika Instrument: Glass A wind instrument which responds to the slightest breath or even the wind.Pegasus

Stringed

NameTypeDescriptionCredit
GilraInstrument: String A deep pitched four stringed lute-like instrument which produces a beautiful deep tone. Pegasus
Lap FiddleInstrument: String A violin-like instrument, played with a bow but held in front of the body. The fret board is pressed by keys, rather than fingers Pegasus
PluckerInstrument: String A fifteen stringed instrument played on the lap. Takes a lot of skill, but makes great sound! Pegasus
Sakura String A complex, multi-stringed instrument Ari'sora

Percussion

NameTypeDescriptionCredit
Glass PianoInstrument: Percussion A long tube of glass "rings", nestled together. Pegasus
Metal Tongue Drum Percussion A beautiful metallic piece, crafted from a traditional Scaltoth Instrument Kalortah
TapperInstrument: Percussion A finger-piano, each one unique to look at and producing an equally individual sound! Pegasus

Wind

NameTypeDescriptionCredit
Egg Flute Wind An intricate, egg-shaped instrument Ari'sora
Street Trumpet (Strumpet)Wind Instrument A harmonica-like instrument with three or four small trumpet horns attached. Strange little instrument, but good fun! Pegasus
Rekordah Wind A common childhood instrument which can make a very bad noise Darius
Sorrow Shells Wind A rare and haunting instrument which is seeped in superstition Yeva
Wind Lily Wind A mixed piano-harmonica-type instrument. Balthazar

Accessories

NameTypeDescriptionCredit
Busker's Claw Accessory A glove which enhances sound Kalortah
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The Tunawa Captain

Developed by Avrae Kyric
Type: Song
Details: "Upon one Cylus morning
A ship did come to shore
With black sails of forewarning
For what would be in store

The captain was a brawler
A Tunawa far from home
Who couldn't have been smaller
Than a garden gnome

No sooner had his feet hit ground
A letter was dropped on his head
A wedding invitation to be found
Addressed to Jon, the Tunawa read

Despite social anxiety, he would do his part
For this little man was brave
Yet horror struck his heart
As the Masters gave their swords, to their favorite slave

Yet as the slaves prepared to fight
The Tunawa captain stepped forth with his mace
Even as the guests laughed at his height
He swore valiantly to take the slaves' place

Challenged, the masters rose
And just as quickly fell
For, as it goes to show
The small can still excel

As the wedding came to an end
With many of the guests on the floor
The Tunawa Captain declared all slaves a friend
As he led them back to his ship, offshore"

Other Information: Somewhat to the tune of My Jolly Sailor Bold but in a more upbeat fashion. This song is a laughable tune, pulling together Scalvoris wedding traditions, and the anti-slavery policy of Desnind.
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Glass Viola


Developed by Pegasus.
Type: Mixed wind/string instrument made with Egilrun glass

Details: The Glass Viola started out as an experiment but quickly started a trend. Crafted in Egilrun, it is unique to the island of Scalvoris and sparked a number of other instruments made from Egilrun glass. The "horn" section has a mouthpiece where the musician blows and which, when played correctly emits a deep and resonating sound. There are strings on the side which are plucked as the instrument is played. The plucking of the string causes a vibration in the glass which changes the pitch of the sound. It is a truly beautiful, soulful and almost always melancholic sound.

Price: 60gn for average quality. Customisations extra

Other Information: Currently only available in Egilrun.
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Gilra


Developed by Pegasus.
Type: Stringed Instrument

Details: The Gilra is a beautiful instrument which is seen commonly throughout Scalvoris. It is, to a guitar, what a cello is to a violin. Although it has only four strings, the gilra plays at an extreme bass and the deep body of the instrument means that it reverberates in a truly beautiful sound. The deep pitch at which this plays means that it produces haunting melodies or works as an excellent accent / accompaniment to group music.

Price: 40gn for average quality. Customisations extra

Other Information: Currently available throughout Scalvoris. Not exported

The gilra is also known as the smugglers' gift as the deep and hollow body of the instrument means that it is often used for hiding small, illicit substances or goods. However, the more that this is done, the more that the authorities know to look out for it.
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Glass Flute


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Type: Egilrun Glass Percussion

Details: Despite it's name, the Glass Flute is a percussion instrument. A series of glass 'bowls' sit in a specifically designed glass and metal frame. These produce music in a manner akin to the way a fine glass will when the rim is rubbed. The musician has what looks, at first glance, to be something akin to three long leaves which they use to create the sound, but these are made from another kind of glass, known locally as "liquid glass". The "liquid glass leaves" are used in a circular motion around the bowls, with different parts producing different sounds. Generally speaking, bass notes are towards the bottom of the instrument, higher pitches further up, but each Glass Flute is unique.

The sounds produced by a glass flute are delicate, but what really makes these instruments unique is the fact that they can produce such variety. In well-trained hands, they can echo the sound of rain, laughter or harmonize in beautiful melodies. A truly versatile instrument, the glass flute needs a good level of skill in order to make it sound wonderful.

Price: 70gn for average quality. Customisations extra

Other Information: Currently available to buy in Egilrun, Scalvoris Town, Almund and Faldrass. Not exported

These are also often used as ornaments as they are truly beautiful works of art to look at.
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Plucker


Developed by Pegasus.
Type: Stringed

Details: An unusual stringed instrument which is played by someone sitting down who lays it flat across their legs. With fifteen strings which each curve around on to the fret board, this is not a beginners instrument. The plucker gives a wide range of notes, spanning twenty octaves in pitch. It is that variety which is its strength and which causes difficulty in playing.

Because the strings are not straight, but curve around to the fret board so that they can be accessible, this instruments real strength is in the playing of long, drawn out notes. More staccato notes need to be plucked rather than strummed, hence its name.

Price: 40gn for average quality. Customisations extra

Other Information: Currently available to buy throughout Scalvoris Island. Not exported
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Harmonika


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Type: Egilrun Glass: Wind

Details: The Egilrun Glass Harmonika is a wonder. They range in size from tiny to very large and they consist of a number of pillars of Egilrun glass, of varying height and thickness. These produce sound in response to air. Smaller harmonikas are played by holding them in a wooden frame and blowing, others have to be stood behind and yet, the slightest breath plays the notes from the instrument, no matter what the size. It isn't known why as it is a closely guarded secret, but the sound made are beautiful.

The sounds from a Harmonika are reminiscent of a clarinet mixed with a flute and it is a haunting instrument. Of course, the fact that it responds to the slightest out-breath also means that often they are simply placed on the ground and the winds themselves play a beautiful melody.

Price: 100gn for average quality. Customisations extra

Other Information: Currently available to buy only in Egilrun. Not exported
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Tapper / Finger Piano


Developed by Pegasus.


Type: String / Percussion

Details: The tapper / finger piano is a wonder of Scalvoris engineering and ingenuity. No two tappers are alike, being made out of things and stuff which the individual considers pleasing on the eye or has no more use for. Functioning on the same principle as a piano, there are prongs which must be tapped or flicked and these hit strings, just as a piano. The sound produced by each tapper is unique, with it's own idiosyncrasies in terms of tone and pitch, but as a rough baseline they tend to sound like small, usually higher pitched although not always, pianos. Due to the nature of the instrument, they tend to lack the depth of sound of a piano, but some of them produce music which is truly wonderful.

Price: 20gn for basic ranging up to hundreds of gold for more complex pieces. Customisations extra

Other Information: Available throughout Scalvoris. Not exported
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Strumpet


Developed by Pegasus.
Type: Wind

Details: The strumpet is a firm favourite among street performers and around the many campfire parties which happen on the beaches of Scalvoris. It is a harmonica-like instrument with small trumpet horns which amplify the sounds which come out of it. Most strumpets are cheap and cheerful and tend towards a rather high-pitched almost kazoo-like sound coming out of it. However the more expensive strumpets (from street-trumpets) can make a beautiful, haunting sound.

Price: 15gn for average quality. Customisations extra

Other Information: Freely available throughout Scalvoris.
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Lap Fiddle


Developed by Pegasus.
Type: String

Details: The lap-fiddle is almost a violin but isn't. It is usually worn with a strap, like a guitar or lute. It is played with a bow, like a traditional fiddle, but the fingers on the non-bow hand press the keys to the side of the fret board, rather than pressing down on it. This means that there are usually only three strings, but there is a greater variety of notes as the keys allow that. It is a beautiful instrument and some of them seen around Scalvoris, especially in Almund, are works of art.

Price: 50gn for average quality. Customisations extra

Other Information: Freely available throughout Scalvoris.
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