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Old 05-06-2017, 09:44 AM   #31
jason taylor
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Default Re: [Basic] Skill of the week: Musical Composition and Musical Instrument

Originally Posted by Shostak View Post
I've longed for a game with an enchanted bagpipe that would strike fear into the enemy while bolstering the courage of the performer's friends.

And then you could have the MacGuffin of the reeds that were always in tune that are rumored to me made in a distant land ...
I once read someone online say that the Germans could hear the Highlanders going over the top at Alamein above the artillery fire from the piping and it was darned scary. That's actually a romantic thought in a grisly sort of way, perhaps to romantic to be taken without a grain of salt. But the idea of enchanted bagpipes reminded me of it. It's really kind of a preternatural extension of that after all.
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