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Playing the ocarina when your mount is not with you summons after a couple of heartbeats.
 
Playing the ocarina when your mount is not with you summons after a couple of heartbeats.
 
*There is some kind of skill check(s) for it to work.{{research}}
 
*There is some kind of skill check(s) for it to work.{{research}}
*This seems to work irrespective of where your horse or yourself are. If you find a situation where this doesn't work please add a note.
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*This seems to work irrespective of where your horse or yourself are. (This means everywhere.) If you find a situation where this doesn't work please add a note.
 
*This is more convenient than using <code>su</code> to bring your horse to you.
 
*This is more convenient than using <code>su</code> to bring your horse to you.
  
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==Ghost of the ocarina==
 
==Ghost of the ocarina==
After many uses, this happens:
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After many uses, on the 50th successful wordless call, this happens:
  
 
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*There's still a skill check, you can fail this.
 
*There's still a skill check, you can fail this.
 
*The exclamation point helps with the skill check.
 
*The exclamation point helps with the skill check.
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*This uses 30 adventuring [[guild points]].
 
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You yell in Djelian: Come Frazyl's Hon!
 
You yell in Djelian: Come Frazyl's Hon!
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| 70 || You haltingly play the same six notes on your cracked ocarina over and over.
 
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| 70 || You play something that sounds like ducks fighting on your cracked ocarina.
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| 70 || You perform a solo lacking in creativity and, indeed, melody on your cracked ocarina.
 
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| 210 || A discordant noise sounds from the cracked ocarina as you perform a solo on it.
 
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! Bonus Range !! Message
 
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| 70 || You serenade the cockroach with an awful tune of clashing notes on your cracked ocarina, showing no consideration to anyone's eardrums.
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| 70 || You serenade the cockroach with your cracked ocarina, playing something that sounds like two tom cats fighting.
 
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| 210 || You serenade <target> with a rather monotonous tune on your cracked ocarina.
 
| 210 || You serenade <target> with a rather monotonous tune on your cracked ocarina.

Latest revision as of 00:30, 20 September 2021

Cracked ocarina
Musical instruments Information
Type Wind
Tuneable No
Mallet No
To play, must be... Held
Size 6" x 4"
Weight 5/9 lb
Material Ceramic
Other Summon Mount

A cracked ocarina is a special musical instrument that can be used to summon your mount.

Description

This oval ceramic wind instrument looks rather old.  At one point, a horse seems to have been carved into the side, but the details are worn away and the deeper etchings are caked black with years of dirt.  A hairline crack curls around it, barely missing the horse carving's head.
The cracked ocarina is about six inches long and about four inches wide.  It is made of ceramic and appears to be a musical instrument from the wind family.  It is in excellent condition.

Summoning your mount

Playing the ocarina when your mount is not with you summons after a couple of heartbeats.

  • There is some kind of skill check(s) for it to work.research
  • This seems to work irrespective of where your horse or yourself are. (This means everywhere.) If you find a situation where this doesn't work please add a note.
  • This is more convenient than using su to bring your horse to you.
Success
You hold a cracked ocarina in your right hand and left hand.
As you play, your mind drifts to Frazyl's Hon the bay dun horse and you weave a wordless call into the tune.
A lilting melody sounds from your cracked ocarina as you play it, the flourishes at the end of each bar resembling a welcoming whinny.
You put the cracked ocarina in a pocket in the dark green spider silk robe.
The music echoes, mingling with the faint sound of hoofbeats in the distance.
Frazyl's Hon the bay dun horse gallops in from the north at high speed.
Failure
You hold a cracked ocarina in your right hand and left hand.
As you play, your mind drifts to your buckskin horse and you weave a wordless call into the tune.
You haltingly play the same six notes on your cracked ocarina over and over.
Nothing happens.

Ghost of the ocarina

After many uses, on the 50th successful wordless call, this happens:

You hold a cracked ocarina in your right hand and left hand.
You try to weave a wordless call into the tune as you've done many times before, but the cracked ocarina gives up the ghost and shatters in your hands.  Guided by instinct, you instead raise your face to the sky and call Frazyl's Hon the bay dun horse with your voice.
You shout: Come, Frazyl's Hon!
You play a monotonous tune on your cracked ocarina.
The shout echoes, mingling with the faint sound of hoofbeats in the distance.
The cracked ocarina breaks!
Frazyl's Hon the bay dun horse gallops in from the east at high speed.

After this happens, you can shout or lsay your horse's name and it will come!

  • There's still a skill check, you can fail this.
  • The exclamation point helps with the skill check.
  • This uses 30 adventuring guild points.
You yell in Djelian: Come Frazyl's Hon!
The shout echoes, mingling with the faint sound of hoofbeats in the distance.
Frazyl's Hon the bay dun horse gallops in from the west at high speed.

You loudly exclaim: Come Frazyl's Hon!
The shout echoes, mingling with the faint sound of hoofbeats in the distance.
Frazyl's Hon the bay dun horse gallops in from the north at high speed, almost knocking you over.

This new ability seems to work everywhere like the cracked ocarina.

Musical Information

Acquisition

It is very rarely found on knights that are found in Genua.

Messages

Play

Bonus Range Message
70 You haltingly play the same six notes on your cracked ocarina over and over.
210 You play a monotonous tune on your cracked ocarina.
210 You play a fast-paced tune on your cracked ocarina, the notes whistling past like the wind of a full gallop.
210 A lilting melody sounds from your cracked ocarina as you play it, the flourishes at the end of each bar resembling a welcoming whinny.
210 You expertly play a two-part melody on your cracked ocarina, the powerful low notes cantering along under the gentle guidance of the high.

Perform

Bonus Range Message
70 You play something that sounds like ducks fighting on your cracked ocarina.
70 You perform a solo lacking in creativity and, indeed, melody on your cracked ocarina.
210 A discordant noise sounds from the cracked ocarina as you perform a solo on it.
210 You perform a monotonous solo on your cracked ocarina.
210 You perform a simple solo on your cracked ocarina.
210 You skilfully perform a funky solo on your cracked ocarina.
210 With admirable timing, you play an inspired solo on your cracked ocarina.

Serenade

Bonus Range Message
70 You serenade the cockroach with an awful tune of clashing notes on your cracked ocarina, showing no consideration to anyone's eardrums.
70 You serenade the cockroach with your cracked ocarina, playing something that sounds like two tom cats fighting.
210 You serenade <target> with a rather monotonous tune on your cracked ocarina.
210 You timidly serenade <target> on your cracked ocarina with a simple yet appealing tune.
210 You serenade <target> with a soft and romantic melody on your cracked ocarina.
210 You gallantly serenade <target> on your cracked ocarina with a popular romantic song.
210 You passionately play a heart-felt melody, serenading <target> with your cracked ocarina.