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[Scalvoris] Musical Instruments & Original Songs

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Glass Piano


Developed by Pegasus.
Type: Percussion

Details: The glass piano is a strange instrument. It appears to be a solid piece of glass in a slowly increasing tube-shape, looking something like an entirely glass telescope but is, in fact, a number of glass 'rings' nestled one inside the other. It is played by putting it on a table, or other flat surface and each of the "rings" of glass are spun with the fingers. The sound which is created is a very eerie, almost ghostly sound, ethereal in its nature. The sound is produced by very clever crafting and creating one of these requires Expert level glassblowing as a minimum to ensure that the tiny holes which actually create the sound are appropriately sized and positioned. The larger 'rings' at the thicker end of the glass piano produced the higher pitched notes, with the smaller ones producing lower pitched, deeper notes. Like a piano, the glass piano can play a number of notes together, producing beautiful melodies and harmonies.

Price: 150gn for average quality. Customisations extra

Other Information: Freely available throughout Scalvoris.
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[Scalvoris] Musical Instruments & Original Songs

Tuu-li

Developed by Nalin Marit
Type: Song: Lullaby
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Tuu-li, Tuu-li, Tuu-li, Tai-lay
Tuu-li, Tuu-li, Tuu-li, Tai-lay

It's just you and me here to sing a sweet lullaby
in these harsh times of Tuu-li Tai-lay
and we'll sing of our dreams for happy next trials,
blessed by the light of the stars on each night.

The water's we sail, are troubled and violent
hiding a treasure in it's depths below
may Immortals grant you safe passage this night
as your journey grows and fully unfolds

May Immortals be there to watch over you
together we'll walk into light
protecting each other from any harm
Tuu-li, Tuu-li, Tai-lay

We shall share love and happiness forever
treasure each other like the finest of jewels
and i know that you will be able to handle
our journey of peril Tuu-li-Tai-lay

May Immortals be there to watch over you
together we'll walk into light
protecting each other from any harm
Tuu-li, Tuu-li, Tai-lay, Tuu-li, Tuu-li, Tai-lay

Tuu-li, Tuu-li, Tuu-ly, Tai-lay
Tuu-li, Tuu-li, Tuu-ly, Tai-lay
Tuu-li, Tuu-li, Tuu-ly, Tai-lay
Tuu-li, Tuu-li, Tuu-ly, Tai-lay
Tuu-li, Tai-lay
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Other Information:The melody is based off of this song.


Originated in Havardr. Speaks of a woman and a man that traveled the seas together, having each other's back's and there is a believe that they really did have treasure out there on the sea. But they lost it to a large beast of prey in the water and could not retrieve it. To this day people believe that the treasure is still there. But anyone who tries to seek it out ends up terribly hurt or never coming back.
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The Windilly

Developed by Balthazar Black.
Type: Wind instrument
Details: This instrument is part piano and part harmonica but produces sounds more similar to an accordion. It is a free-reed instrument with a keyboard that is played by blowing air through an attached mouthpiece and pressing a key. Pressing the key opens a hole allowing the air to flow through a reed. They can generally only cover three octaves but larger Windilly's could be made in order to cover more if a craftsman were determined enough.
Price: Price will range depending on what you want the materials it is made out of to be. Your typical wooden Windilly will cost you about 1 WP.
Other Information: It's a melodica with a better name.
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Rekhordah

Developed by Darius Baer.
Type: Wind
Details: The rekhordah is a woodwind instrument that derives from the flute. It features a thumb hole and seven finger holes. When the performer blows air into the windway, and the finger holes are covered or uncovered, the pitch changes accordingly. It is an unusual instrument, in that it is rumoured to be capable of making beautiful music in the hands of a gifted performer, but most people only know how to play Three Blind Aye-Aye Mice. Despite being a part of almost every Scalvoris Island inhabitant's educational experience, the rekhordah in the hands of a child is feared by parents and educators alike.
Price: The rekhordah is so widely available that it is almost worthless. Most households have one buried somewhere in the clutter of childhood memories.
Other Information: Forcing someone to listen to a rekhordah being played with limited musical ability is a known method of torture.
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Egg Flute

Developed by Ari'sora

Type: Wind instrument
Details: The egg flute is a beautiful instrument that is as much a work of art as an instrument. It is typically made out of clay, but it can also be made out of wood, stone or metal, and the material it is made out of will affect the way it sounds. Egg flutes got their name because the first one made was, in fact, shaped like an egg. But it is a misleading name because they can also be teardrop shaped, pear shaped, or cone shaped. They also come in different sizes ranging from palm sized to being the size of a large vase. All egg flutes play beautiful, haunting sounds, but the larger they are, the deeper the notes they can play. Each egg flute comes with a stand that is made out of clay, stone, or marble. The one thing that all egg flutes have in common is that they are more narrow on the top than on the bottom.

Egg flutes have a single hole at the top where the musician blows into. Going down the front on either side are holes that are evenly spaced. There can be three to nine holes going down each side depending on the size of the egg flute. These holes allow the musician to play a variety of notes; the more holes an egg flute has on each side, the higher number of notes it can play, and the more complex sounds it can produce. Covering one or more holes along the sides while blowing into the top is how the instrument is played. When learning how to play an egg flute, typically one starts with a simple three holed egg flute and moves on to more complex ones as one's skill improves.

Egg flutes can be plain in appearance, or painted. They may have a matte look, or an irridescent sheen to them. Some have no decorations, and others have images that were painted, or etched by a master artist, or anything in between. Their stands can be simple and unadorned, or as elaborate as the creator wishes them to be.

Price: It varies greatly depending on the size and shape of the instrument, how many holes it has, and how intricately the instrument and its stand are decorated. The cheapest ones can be had for 1 WP, but the best of the best can be sold for as much as 75 WP if made by a well known craftmaster and decorated by a master artist.
Other Information: Egg flutes originated in Faldrass at the resort where a young slave dared much to make something they had dreamed up after they had finished the quota of vases they were supposed to make one trial. Their master heard them playing their newly created instrument for some kids she was supposed to be watching. Rather than getting mad at the slave for making the instrument in the first place, her master saw how much the children were enjoying the music and saw profit to be had. Over many arcs, the egg flute evolved from one simple instrument to the many sizes and shapes it comes in totrial.

The beautiful, haunting sound of the egg flute can be quite soothing to the soul when played well. For that reason, it is commonly found at the Spirit's Rest Oasis, either played as background music in the common areas, or played during some of the meditation classes. Although the instrument originated in Faldrass, it can now be found throughout Scalvoris.
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Sakura

Developed by Ari'sora

Type: Stringed instrument
Details: The Sakura can be a very simple instrument, or a very complex one. It can have as few as three strings, or as many as forty five. It is typically made out of wood, but can be made out of metal, or a combination of both. The strings themselves can be made out of metal or any other material the strings of stringed instruments can be made out of. The materials the instrument is made out of will affect they way it sounds. And the instrument itself can be plain and unadorned, or intricately painted by a master, or anything in between.

The Sakura produces a wide variety of sounds. When the strings are struck by a thin rod, they produce sharp, jarring tones. When plucked, they play light, playful tones. When stroked gently with a finger or pick, they produce sweet, smooth tones. The location on the string where the string is manipulated determines the note that is played. Notes produced closer to the top of the instrument are higher pitched than those played towards the bottom. Chords complex notes can be produced by manipulating more than one string at a time.
Price: Varies depending on the materials used in its creation, how many strings it has, and the artwork or lack of it that it has. Prices range from 1 WP to 50 WP.
Other Information: The Sakura can be quite plain in appearance, or it can be as much a work of art as an instrument.
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Sorrow Shells

Developed by Yeva
Type: Wind Instrument
Details: The origin of the Sorrow Shell instrument is unknown, although legend claims it was U'frek's mortal born who first crafted its predecessor, and that they picked up in popularity when the Pirate Lords roamed the seas. Now, these instruments are exceptionally rare, as its superstition deems that only those (traditionally Biqaj) with the capability must have lost someone dear to them at sea, honoring the deceased with notes both haunting and with deep resonation. The sound is mournful and often will bring listeners to tears.

Three small holes drilled into the delicate surface to give it range when blown into. There are never more than three - a symbolism of past, present, and the final future. This custom, while limiting to the sound, it is known by seafaring types that Sorrow Shells are not for musical audiences. Instead, they are seen at the funeral proceedings of (usually) prestigious sailors, fishermen, or even pirates. Over still water, the sound is haunting and it is said that it is the song of the Sorrow Shell brings peace to the lost souls who have been victim to rough waters and when held to your ear, a listener will hear the sound of someone crying.

Given the somewhat difficult nature of finding a craftsman who meets the criteria of carving it, as well as a shell that does not break when a likeness of the deceased is scratched into its surface, some of the most elaborate Sorrow Shells are also painted or speckled with molten gold, passed as heirlooms between generations.

Price: Tier 9
Other Information: To destroy a Sorrow Shell intentionally is terrible luck and an omen to many seafaring types, especially around Scalvoris. And to make or play one without having lost another at sea is a right offense and will not only put you in danger, but there are also legends that say you risk the ire of ghosts and spirits in the vicinity that hear its sound..
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Scalvoris Metal Tongue Drum

Developed by Kalortah
Type: Instrument (Percussion)
Details: Adapted from an instrument devised by native tribes of Scaltoth Jungle, the tongue drum was originally made from wood, after the arrival of settlers and pirates, the drum was soon adopted by civilized society, and improved greatly with the use of advanced metallurgy. It makes a wide variety of interesting and unique-sounding notes that vibrate quite nicely and carry over long distances. Normally paired with the use of a baton, either with dual mallets or singular mallets, the drum can easily be carried on the belt and simply played there, should the drummer wish. It's a very portable instrument and often used by travelling musicians.
Price: Tier 5+ The fancier designs and the more expensive materials often go for far more. Masterwork pieces are in the area of tier 9. Sometimes special scalvoris glasses are combined with the metallurgy of the drum, to produce special effects or sounds.
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Busker's Claw

Developed by Kalortah
Type: Musical Accessory. A glove.
Details: Often but not always tipped with pilot ivory, a Busker's Claw is used to enhance the sound of any surface it happens to tap upon, and makes a sweet yet predictable sound as it's applied to any musical instrument which is plucked, tapped, or strung. The finger-tips could be used as picks for stringed instruments.
Price: Dependant on Material used. Minimum tier 4.
Other Information: Often but not always using the pilot ivory of a pilot mouse, otherwise, brass or copper are common materials for the finger tips..


Short Description A Glove with special sounding fingertips.
Found Popularized in Scalvoristown by the Busker's Union.
Toxicity/Hazard none
Appearance A glove made of almost any material. Varies wildly. Could theoretically be attached to a gauntlet even, but the gauntlet needs to be paid for separately (As a weapon etc.)
Properties The fingertips make a fine sound, and other additions can be made to the glove, such as adding a Tapper, or other small instruments to the bracer.
Rarity Uncommon.
How To Use Pluck strings with the claws. Tap drums with the finger tips. Otherwise, it depends on the exact parameters and customizations of the glove.
Side Effects Annoying in untrained hands
Status ?
Price Tier 4+ depending on materials used.
Notes It's a relatively new musical accessory, swiftly gaining popularity with buskers around Scalvoris, but spreading elsewhere by way of travel and exposure.
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Fast Facts
Knowing It
-- Scalvoris: Competent
-- Idalos: Expert
Wealth Tier
-- Scalvoris: Tier 4+
-- Idalos: Tier 5+
Sell/Buy It
-- Scalvoris: Competent
Rarity
-- Scalvoris: Uncommon
-- Idalos: Rare
Finding It
-- Scalvoris: Competent
-- Idalos: Expert
Collecting It
-- Scalvoris: N/A
-- Idalos: N/A
Using It
-- Used as a musical accessory.
-- Can also be paired with a combat gauntlet or other gloved weapons. Although it's not recommended to use the claws in this way.
Killing It
--
Capturing It
--
Danger
-- N/A
Tending It
-- Same as any tool.
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