Wooden koto

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Wooden koto
Musical instruments Information
Type String
Tuneable Yes
Mallet No
To play, must be... On ground
Size 6' x 1.5'
Weight unknown
Material Wood
Other Furniture

Description

This looks like a six foot length of wood with thirteen strings fastened along its length. The back of the wooden body of the koto is flat, whilst the front where the strings are fastened is slightly convex. On each string is a peg that is set at a particular length of the string, this produces the pitch of the note from that particular string.

Where Found

Public Area

NPC

  • None

Store

Messages

Strum

Bonus Range Message
85-146 A horrible noise, akin to a small animal being tortured, comes from a wooden koto as you strum it.
85-146 You carelessly play a few clashing notes on a wooden koto.
200 You strum the same chord monotonously on a wooden koto.
200-233 You strum the same chord over and over on a wooden koto.
200-202 You strum a few chords on a wooden koto.
200-233 You quickly strum a sequence of chords on a wooden koto.
233 You deftly strum a few chord progressions on a wooden koto.

Play

Bonus Range Message
85-146 You pluck the strings of the wooden koto disrespectfully, creating a few harsh twangs.
85-146 Clearly disrespectful of an instrument as beautiful as the wooden koto, you pluck randomly at its strings, making quite the racket.
200-202 You play a discordant twang on a wooden koto.
200-249 You randomly pluck at the strings of the wooden koto, creating a few clashing notes.
200-202 You play a simple melody on the wooden koto.
246-249 A peaceful melody comes from a wooden koto as you carefully pluck its strings.
200-247 Skillfully plucking the strings, you create an elegant tune on the wooden koto.
247-280 You gently pluck the strings of the wooden koto, creating a tune of remarkable beauty.

Serenade

Bonus Range Message
85-200 You serenade <target> with an awful melody on a wooden koto.
146 You serenade <target> with a few clashing notes on a wooden koto. <Pronoun> does not look impressed.
200-203 You serenade <target> with an uninteresting tune on a wooden koto.
210-246 You play a tiresome tune for <target> on a wooden koto.
200-246 You play a simple tune on a wooden koto for <target>.
246 You skilfully serenade <target> with a moving melody on a wooden koto.
246 Working a wooden koto seductively, you serenade <target> with a romantic tune.

Perform

Bonus Range Message
85-210 You perform an irritating solo on a wooden koto.
146-210 You create a noise akin to that made when a raven finds an eyeball as you perform a solo on a wooden koto.
210-246 You perform a lacklustre solo on a wooden koto.
246 You timidly perform a peaceful solo on a wooden koto.
246 You play a humdrum solo on a wooden koto.
246 You play a peaceful solo on a wooden koto.

Messages - Sheet Music (Sung Estate)

Page 2 - The Emperor's Flower Gardens

Bonus Range Message
85-146 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 a wooden koto.
85-146 Demonstrating a complete lack of musical talent, you play something that sounds like a thousand kappa screaming on a wooden koto while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.
246 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play a light melody in imitation of birds singing off-key on a wooden koto.
246 Concentrating on your blue book of sheet music, you timidly play a lovely and frivolous melody on a wooden koto.
246 Staring at your blue book of sheet music, you play a merry melody evoking thoughts about birds in spring gardens on a wooden koto.
246 You skilfully play a light and carefree piece reminiscent of bees zooming about a blooming garden in spring on a wooden koto while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.

Page 3 - The Ballad of Peacefulness

Bonus Range Message
85-146 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 a wooden koto.
146 Demonstrating a complete lack of musical talent, you play an awful set of sounds reminiscent more of off-key horses neighing than anything else on a wooden koto while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.
240 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 a wooden koto.
240 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 a wooden koto.
240 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 a wooden koto while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.

Page 4 - Knurd Epiphany

Bonus Range Message
85-146 Without even bothering to look at your blue book of sheet music, you play an awful and completely arhythmic cacophony on a wooden koto.
240 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 a wooden koto.
240 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 a wooden koto.
240 Staring at your blue book of sheet music, you play a comic melody that winds and twists its way through the notes on a wooden koto.
240 You skilfully play a wonderfully rhythmic and swift series of notes finding its harmony in the drunken-like twists and turns about its own rhythm on a wooden koto while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.

Page 5 - Hearing Sounds of Pearwood Trees

Bonus Range Message
85-146 Without even bothering to look at your blue book of sheet music, you play a dischordant attempt at a bass melody on a wooden koto.
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 a wooden koto while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.
240 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play a hesitant rumbling of low notes on a wooden koto.
240 Staring at your blue book of sheet music, you play a slow and reverberant harmony of low notes on a wooden koto.
240 You skilfully play a bass melody of unearthly yet captivating depth and beauty on a wooden koto while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.
240 With the occasional glance at your blue book of sheet music, you elegantly play a drowsy and surreal composition of deep and resonant harmony seemingly resounding like the indolent plucking of open bass notes in the subtle winds through a sapient pearwood forest on a wooden koto.

Page 6 - Admiring the Koi

Bonus Range Message
85-146 Without even bothering to look at your blue book of sheet music, you play something quite unlike any music should be on a wooden koto.
146 Demonstrating a complete lack of musical talent, you play a tormentingly chaotic series of plucks, strums and slides across the strings on a wooden koto while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.
240 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play a mismatched if keen strumming on a wooden koto.
240 Concentrating on your blue book of sheet music, you timidly play a lighthearted progression of strumming, rippling in increasingly greater waves of music on a wooden koto.
240 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 a wooden koto.
240 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 a wooden koto while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.

Page 7 - Mist and Clouds over Pearl River

Bonus Range Message
85-146 Without even bothering to look at your blue book of sheet music, you play a bungling composition of screeching strums on a wooden koto.
85 Demonstrating a complete lack of musical talent, you play a noise heretical by its very lack of harmony or aesthetics on a wooden koto while glancing at a blue book of sheet music.
240 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play with great emotion and lack of skill a hesitant and distracted melody on a wooden koto.
240 Staring at your blue book of sheet music, you play the calm and ruminating melody of Mist and Clouds over Pearl River on a wooden koto.
240 You skilfully play a mysterious calm-inducing harmony reminiscent of floating on a small vessel across Pearl River one early morn on a wooden koto while glancing at a blue book of sheet music.
240 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 a wooden koto.

Page 8 - Pointless Albatross Descending on Pearl Bank

Bonus Range Message
85-146 Without even bothering to look at your blue book of sheet music, you play a few dwindling and feeble notes before aborting on a wooden koto.
240 Barely glancing at your blue book of sheet music, you play a downwards spiral of plucked notes, ending prematurely on a wooden koto.
240 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 a wooden koto.
240 You skilfully play a spirited composition soaring downward through the scores into a climactic explosion of music on a wooden koto while glancing at an open blue book of sheet music.
240 With the occasional glance at your blue book of sheet music, you elegantly play a slow melody circling and swooping around its own inner harmony and after slowly building up intricate momentum, shooting downwards in a circling of strums and slides to end in a final and fatal bass note on a wooden koto.

Other Information

  • This instrument may be placed as furniture