Item:Gracefully curving dragonwood lyra viol with palladium tuning keys

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gracefully curving dragonwood lyra viol with palladium tuning keys
Look: Made entirely of polished dragonwood, this instrument has been left unadorned to call attention to the dark wood while the on back of the instrument the dragonwood bark, which resembles dragonscales, has been allowed to remain but heavily lacquered so as to be smooth to the touch. Small palladium tuning keys in the shape of swans grace the pegbox while the scroll has been carved into the shape of a blooming Elamiri rose.
Weight: 100 stones
Appraised Cost: 687,500 Kronars
550,000 Lirums
496,100 Dokoras
687.5 LTBpoints
687.5 Tickets
687.5 Scrips
Special Properties:
  • This is a musical instrument (or a tool to play, repair, or clean one).
Dimensions: 12 length x 5 width x 1 height
Sources: Source is Cultured Attire (3)

Appraisal

  • The lyra viol appears to be a stringed instrument.
  • You are certain that the lyra viol is crafted from wood.
  • You are certain that the lyra viol is very finely made.
  • You are certain that the lyra viol is strung with a set of six gut strings.
  • You are certain that the lyra viol needs a bow to be played.

Assess

  • You are certain that the lyra viol is finely made.

Recall

An instrument from Elven culture, the lyra viol is favored particularly by Mountain Elves. Resembling a cross between a violin and a lute, the lyra viol has a large body with a sharply concave waist to allow the player to brace it over his thigh, and a narrow neck with gut frets. While the musician holds it as one would a lute, the lyra viol is played with a bow rather than a pick. It is considered a sophisticated instrument, and is associated in literature with the court of Queen Morganae Sunderstone.