Taliesin Summercrow entertaining a crowd.
A durable instrument for playing lively music

Description

A Celebrant's Fiddle allows a priest to use a musical performance to draw on the power of the consecration of Prosperity to encourage their audience. Listeners are filled with a profound sense of satisfaction for what they have achieved with their hard work. The power of the magical musical instrument itself is only part of the process that brings about this spiritual experience - the performance itself helps connect the spirit of the audience with the power of the potent consecrated aura.

These items may be any type of musical instrument, but they are often crafted as fiddles or other stringed instruments. While it might be expected that a musical instrument connected with Prosperity would appear expensive, this is actually relatively uncommon. Priests who favour this instrument, especially in the Marches or among Sutanirr, prefer a durable instrument that can be used to play quick, lively music. The Celebrant's Fiddle is often quite effective at connecting to the celebratory impulse in the audience, dragging them onto the dance floor or helping them relax and enjoy the rewards their hard work have brought them.

Whereas priests who use many of the other musical instruments often intersperse their performances with readings or homilies, priests who favour the Celebrant's Fiddle generally allow their music to speak for itself. They favour uplifting, upbeat music that moves the body as well as the spirit - ceremonial use of this musical instrument is often indistinguishable from a festive celebration.

As with many religious magic items, it is common for a Celebrant's Fiddle to be hallowed. An extremely popular choice is the Hallowing of the Overflowing Cup, although the Hallowing of the Grateful Debtor is also reasonably common.

In Wintermark, Prosperity is represented by Pallas, and the Rune of Wealth is often worked into the decoration of the instrument.

Rules

  • Form: Weapon. Takes the form of any kind of musical instrument. You must be performing music with this item to use its magical properties.
  • Requirement: You must have the dedication skill to bond to this item.
  • Effect: You must be dedicated to Prosperity to use this item. Once per day, while you are in an area consecrated to Prosperity, you may spend ten minutes of appropriate roleplaying that includes playing this musical instrument. Any listener who was in the area for the entire period recovers all hero points. You cannot use this ability if you are on a battlefield or in a similar stressful environment. A listener who has lost the ability to recover hero points overnight is not effected by this power.
  • Materials: Crafting a Celebrant's Fiddle requires 7 measures of tempest jade, 9 measures of dragonbone, and 5 measures of iridescent gloaming; It takes 1 month to make one of these items.