Carved bone aulos

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Carved bone aulos
Musical instruments Information
Type Wind
Tuneable No
Mallet No
To play, must be... Held
Size 1.5' x 6"
Weight 1 lb
Material Bone
Other None


Made from two long stag's bones, carved with cavorting maenads and polished to a high sheen, this double flute with its smooth ivory mouthpiece balances lightly in the hand and seems to sound soft music on the edge of hearing with only the wind to play it. Legend says that Patina, Goddess of Wisdom, made the first aulos in order to play a game involving blowing small paper balls across a green table, but cast it aside in disgust when the sounds ruined Her concentration.

Where Found

Public Area

  • None


  • <Adjective> lady (Ephebe)




Bonus Range Message
173-216 You coax a squealing croak like the call of a dying raven from your carved bone aulos.
192-216 You blow into your carved bone aulos, resulting in a damp sound like a Morporkian who's eaten too much cabbage.
363 You raise your carved bone aulos and play an intricate lament for the passing of heroes, whose glory flares and fades like a torch in the night.


Bonus Range Message
173-216 You insouciantly begins to perform a solo piece on your carved bone aulos which emits a sharp SQUAWK! and nothing else.
173-216 You look embarrassed as your carved bone aulos produces only a few quiet, strangled notes.
363 You perform a solo piece like young men singing on their way to war on your carved bone aulos.


Bonus Range Message
173-216 You serenade the <target> on your carved bone aulos, producing a few sparse notes scattered with exacting precision through the silence.
363 You serenade the <target> on your carved bone aulos with a gentle tune like the cooing of doves as they settle for the night and tuck their heads under soft grey wings.

Other Information

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