Ebony guqin

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Ebony guqin
Musical instruments Information
Type String
Tuneable Yes
Mallet No
To play, must be... On ground
Size 4 x 1 4/12
Weight 6 6/9 lb
Material Wood
Other Furniture

Description

This traditional Agatean stringed instrument seems aged and lovingly cared for. The guqin is a four foot long tapering board of dark and finely polished ebony. Seven strings of high-quality twisted silk are strung from behind the ceremonial cap, extending across the body to the head of the instrument. There they run through small holes to tuning pegs on the back, ending in long decorative tassels. In the back are a larger and a smaller sound hole.

Where Found

Public Area

NPC

  • None

Store

Messages

Strum

Bonus Range Message
85-146 You strum an ebony guqin, producing a discordant mess of mangled chords, sounding a lot like a black market tavern brawl.
85-146 You strum an ebony guqin, producing a discordant shiver of notes.
238 You strum an ebony guqin, producing a few clashing chords, obviously distracted by thoughts of damsels in distress.
238 You strum an ebony guqin, producing a fine reverberation of melody.
238-282 You strum an ebony guqin, producing an inspired series of notes of such poetry as to positively lure the gods of inspiration.
238-282 You strum an ebony guqin, producing an eloquent sound not unlike that of samurai ritually drawing their katana.
282 You strum an ebony guqin, producing a series of chords of such harmonious perfection as to fill all those nearby with unequalled ardour.

Play

Bonus Range Message
85-146 Clearly disrespectful of an instrument as valued as the ebony guqin, you pluck rapidly at its strings, making quite the racket.
85-146 You pluck the strings of the ebony guqin disrespectfully, creating a few harsh twangs.
222-282 Randomly plucking at the ebony guqin, you create a few clashing notes.
233-238 You play a simple melody on the ebony guqin.
222-282 You deftly play a traditional tune on the ebony guqin.
233-282 A slow and haunting melody comes from an ebony guqin as you carefully pluck its strings.
247-282 You gently pluck the strings of the ebony guqin, summoning a tune of ancestral heritage.

Serenade

Bonus Range Message
146 You passionately leer at <target>, yet cannot get a harmonious melody from an ebony guqin for all the roses on the Disc.
85-146 You serenade <target> on an ebony guqin by means of nearly breaking the strings trying to get a sound out of it.
238 You stroke the strings of an ebony guqin in an oddly unsettling manner in an effort to serenade <target>.
238 You serenade <object> with a slow lament of epic love on an ebony guqin.
238 You position an ebony guqin carefully and serenade <object> with a sensuous melody of swans and angels and sunrises.
238 You gently flick the strings of an ebony guqin to summon a ballad on forbidden love and insurmountable House differences.
238 You fix your eyes on <target> with an amorous gaze and commence a serenade on an ebony guqin with such languor as to cause your hands to soar and pluck and fly across the strings in resemblance of the heartbeat of two lovers entwined.

Perform

Bonus Range Message
85-146 Crudely stabbing and plucking at the strings, you wrench a tear inducing horror of aural garbage out of the ebony guqin.
85-146 You take up an ebony guqin and bring forth a hideous discord of sound from the tortured strings.
238 You clumsily pluck out a simple solo piece on the ebony guqin.
238 You timidly perform a soft and hesitant solo piece on an ebony guqin.
238 You perform a gentle yet passionate solo piece on an ebony guqin.
238 With great fervour you perform a patient and ritualistic solo piece on the ebony guqin, reminiscent of the sunrise.

Messages - Sheet Music (Sung Estate)

Page 2 - The Emperor's Flower Gardens

Bonus Range Message
146 Without even bothering to look at your blue book of sheet music, you play a far too low buzzing in an attempt at echoing bees in what could only be Death's garden on an ebony guqin.
238 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play a light melody in imitation of birds singing off-key on an ebony guqin.
238 Concentrating on your blue book of sheet music, you timidly play a lovely and frivolous melody on an ebony guqin.
238 Staring at your blue book of sheet music, you play a merry melody evoking thoughts about birds in spring gardens on an ebony guqin.
238 You skilfully play a light and carefree piece reminiscent of bees zooming about a blooming garden in spring on an ebony guqin while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.

Page 3 - The Ballad of Peacefulness

Bonus Range Message
146 Without even bothering to look at your blue book of sheet music, you play a terrible noise as if burning skies and boiling seas on an ebony guqin.
238 You play a horrible tune which clashes and twangs like Hong katana massacring free spirits on an ebony guqin while looking at an open blue book of sheet music.
238 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play a horribly depressing piece on the ancient victory and dominance of House Hong on an ebony guqin.
238 Concentrating on your blue book of sheet music, you timidly play a melancholic melody reminiscing on lost lands and friends on an ebony guqin.
238 Staring at your blue book of sheet music, you play a ballad both sad and hopeful, dwelling on musical expressions of open skies and freedom of spirit on an ebony guqin.
238 You skilfully play a composition positively reviving the image of courageous but common men and women galloping through valleys, drawing weapons and making their last desperate stand on an ebony guqin while glancing at a blue book of sheet music.

Page 4 - Knurd Epiphany

Bonus Range Message
238 You play an infernal clash of sounds suggesting that drinking and musical performance do not combine well on an ebony guqin while looking at an open blue book of sheet music.
238 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play a sad attempt at reproducing the ecstatic drunk's stagger in music, the faltering result seems more reflective on the player's skill on an ebony guqin.
238 Concentrating on your blue book of sheet music, you timidly play a merry tune swaggering about in notes like a drunken man on the streets on an ebony guqin.
238 Staring at your blue book of sheet music, you play a comic melody that winds and twists its way through the notes on an ebony guqin.

Page 5 - Hearing Sounds of Pearwood Trees

Bonus Range Message
146 Without even bothering to look at your blue book of sheet music, you play a dischordant attempt at a bass melody on an ebony guqin.
146 Demonstrating a complete lack of musical talent, you play a series of notes so deep and low it might cause people to regurgitate their dumplings on an ebony guqin while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.
238 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play a hesitant rumbling of low notes on an ebony guqin.
238 You play a creepy yet monotonous series of low notes on an ebony guqin while looking at an open blue book of sheet music.
238 Staring at your blue book of sheet music, you play a slow and reverberant harmony of low notes on an ebony guqin.
238 Concentrating on your blue book of sheet music, you timidly play a haunting trill of deep bass notes on an ebony guqin.
238 You skilfully play a bass melody of unearthly yet captivating depth and beauty on an ebony guqin while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.

Page 6 - Admiring the Koi

Bonus Range Message
146 Without even bothering to look at your blue book of sheet music, you play something quite unlike any music should be on an ebony guqin.
146 Demonstrating a complete lack of musical talent, you play a tormentingly chaotic series of plucks, strums and slides across the strings on an ebony guqin while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.
238 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play a mismatched if keen strumming on an ebony guqin.
238 Concentrating on your blue book of sheet music, you timidly play a lighthearted progression of strumming, rippling in increasingly greater waves of music on an ebony guqin.
238 Staring at your blue book of sheet music, you play a soft and light melody rippling up and down the staves with a rhythmic plucking in between, as if koi carp touching the surface every now and then in a gentle stream on an ebony guqin.
238 You skilfully play a complex yet soothing piece with such accomplishment as to effect the musical simile of a koi shooting left, swiftly right then wildly plunging downward, tail vibrant with rapid open notes, letting silences fill in the harmony on an ebony guqin while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.

Page 7 - Mist and Clouds over Pearl River

Bonus Range Message
146 Without even bothering to look at your blue book of sheet music, you play a bungling composition of screeching strums on an ebony guqin.
238 You play a low-pitched botched attempt at music on an ebony guqin while looking at an open blue book of sheet music.
238 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play with great emotion and lack of skill a hesitant and distracted melody on an ebony guqin.
238 Staring at your blue book of sheet music, you play the calm and ruminating melody of Mist and Clouds over Pearl River on an ebony guqin.
238 Concentrating on your blue book of sheet music, you timidly play the first few ponderous bars of the calm and sweeping Mist and Clouds over Pearl River on an ebony guqin.
238 You skilfully play a mysterious calm-inducing harmony reminiscent of floating on a small vessel across Pearl River one early morn on an ebony guqin while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.
238 With the occasional glance at your blue book of sheet music, you elegantly play a moving composition, managing with calm skill and grace to echo in plucking the strings the waters of Pearl River lapping against the shores, softly sliding a hand over the strings the sense of passing mist and clouds in the wind is conjured up on an ebony guqin.

Page 8 - Pointless Albatross Descending on Pearl Bank

Bonus Range Message
146 Without even bothering to look at your blue book of sheet music, you play a few dwindling and feeble notes before aborting on an ebony guqin.
238 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play a downwards spiral of plucked notes, ending prematurely on an ebony guqin.
238 Concentrating on your blue book of sheet music, you timidly play a beautiful melody of plummeting strums ending abruptly in a final plucked bass note on an ebony guqin.
238 Staring at your blue book of sheet music, you play an engrossing melody of soaring strums and plucks tumbling down in an exquisite crescendo on an ebony guqin.
238 You skilfully play a spirited composition soaring downward through the scores into a climactic explosion of music on an ebony guqin while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.

Other Information

  • This instrument may be placed as furniture