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Percussion Instrument Messaging

Provided by Icewhite


As bards, we can now control the specific instrument message that we want to play. You may still just play (instrument) to get random messaging if you like. You cannot play something that you have not yet learned (so you can’t get message 10 if you’re only skilled enough to play message 7).

To get a specific message string PLAY [instrument] [style] [number]

This newfound skill is also available to members of other professions who have advanced their skill with an instrument to its maximum. Non-bards can learn ten steps of the twenty and they can learn five of the ten messages (every odd rank is a new message) for any given instrument. They can gain the rank of a bardic apprentice on their instruments--the in-game equivalent of being a gifted amateur.


The following are the released (percussion) instruments: finger cymbals and tambourine.


NOTE: This list shows all the current messaging as of Dec 2006.


NOTE: There are only three valid playing styles for percussion instruments: soft, fast, and slow. If you try to play any other style you will receive the following message:

That isn't a valid style for a (percussion).


I will format the messages in the following ways:

- This is what you see.

- This is what other people see.


You are an Adept player of percussion instruments.


Tune (percussion)

tune (percussion)

You carefully check your (percussion), making sure the tiny cymbals are firmly in place and in good condition.

(Name) carefully checks his (percussion), making sure the tiny cymbals are firmly in place and in good condition.


(percussion) Soft

play (percussion) soft

You softly shake your (percussion), starting a gentle and lulling rhythm.

(Name) softly shakes his (percussion), starting a gentle and lulling rhythm.


play (percussion) soft 1

You tap out a gentle beat with deft wrists, rocking slightly with your (percussion)'s music.

(Name) taps out a gentle beat with deft wrists, rocking slightly with his (percussion)'s music.


play (percussion) soft 2

A peaceful, flowing rhythm surrounds you as your supple wrists manipulate your (percussion), drawing forth a soft beat.

A peaceful, flowing rhythm surrounds you as (Name)'s supple wrists manipulate his instrument, drawing forth the soft beat.


play (percussion) soft 3

The soft, muted tempo of your music moves like calm river waters, enveloping you in warmth and quietude.

The soft, muted tempo of (Name)'s music moves like calm river waters, enveloping you in warmth and quietude.


play (percussion) soft 4

The alluring hush of your (percussion)'s music soothes your nerves and settles your mind.

The alluring hush of (Name)'s music soothes your nerves and settles your mind.


play (percussion) soft 5

You weave your (percussion)'s soft rhythm with intricate flourishes and a dash of drama.

(Name) weaves his (percussion)'s soft rhythm with intricate flourishes and a dash of drama.


play (percussion) soft 6

The slow susurration of the (percussion) lulls you into the spell of your own song, and your eyes drift closed as you lose yourself in the beat.

The slow susurration of his (percussion) lulls (Name) into the spell of his own song, and his eyes drift closed as he loses himself in the beat.


play (percussion) soft 7

The soft whispers of the rhythm build in intensity, still soft, but becoming deeper and stronger, as you draw forth your (percussion)'s song.

The soft whispers of the rhythm build in intensity, still soft, but becoming deeper and stronger, as (Name) draws forth his (percussion)'s song.


play (percussion) soft 8

The deep and profound meaning of the music is not lost as your extraordinary talent shapes it beautifully.

The deep and profound meaning of the music is not lost as (Name)'s extraordinary talent shapes it beautifully.


play (percussion) soft 9

Each exquisite beat in the gentle tempo seems to flow into the next, as you fill each measure with singular beauty, deftly tapping your (percussion).

Each exquisite beat in the gentle tempo seems to flow into the next, as (Name) fills each measure with singular beauty, deftly tapping his (percussion).


play (percussion) soft 10

Your (percussion)'s music flows like the soft, whispered sobs of a love unrequited, and you slowly bow your head as you succumb to its emotion.

His (percussion)'s music flows like the soft, whispered sobs of a love unrequited, and (Name) slowly bows his head as he succumbs to its emotion.


play (percussion) stop

As the last whispered note fades from the stilled air, you slowly smile and put your hand over your (percussion), bowing with a flourish.

As the last whispered note fades from the stilled air, (Name) slowly smiles and puts his hand over his (percussion), bowing with a flourish.

(percussion) Fast

play (percussion) fast

You test your (percussion) with a gentle thump, then raise your head with a smile and begin a rapid beat.

(Name) tests his (percussion) with a gentle thump, then raises his head with a smile and begins a rapid beat.


play (percussion) fast 1

You play a quick rhythm on your (percussion), your toes tapping along.

(Name) plays a quick rhythm on his (percussion), his toes tapping along.


play (percussion) fast 2

With small, deft movements of your wrist and arm, you shape a rapid beat with your (percussion).

With small, deft movements of his wrist and arm, (Name) shapes a rapid beat with his (percussion).


play (percussion) fast 3

Holding the (percussion) lightly in your hand, you build a rapid rhythm, rising and falling with drama and emotion.

Holding the (percussion) lightly in his hand, (Name) builds a rapid rhythm, rising and falling with drama and emotion.


play (percussion) fast 4

Cleverly using hands, elbows, shoulders, hips and feet to create a dizzying rhythm, you are fairly dancing with your (percussion)!

Cleverly using hands, elbows, shoulders, hips and feet to create a dizzying rhythm, (Name) is fairly dancing with his (percussion)!


play (percussion) fast 5

You build a dizzying rhythm with your (percussion), all quick breaths and fluttering pulses as the beat escalates.

(Name) builds a dizzying rhythm with his (percussion), all quick breaths and fluttering pulses as the beat escalates.


play (percussion) fast 6

A beautiful, evocative rhythm fills the room as you expertly manipulate your (percussion).

A beautiful, evocative rhythm fills the room as (Name) expertly manipulates his (percussion).


play (percussion) fast 7

You weave a rousing tempo with your (percussion), the beat swelling and subsiding as you ply your skill.

(Name) weaves a rousing tempo with his (percussion), the beat swelling and subsiding as he plies his skill.


play (percussion) fast 8

You create a hypnotic rhythm with your (percussion), with deft flourishes and skilled riffles in the exotic beat.

(Name) creates a hypnotic rhythm with his (percussion), with deft flourishes and skilled riffles in the exotic beat.


play (percussion) fast 9

Waves of spiralling rhythm crash over your ears, as you deftly weave your musical spell.

Waves of spiralling rhythm crash over your ears, as (Name) deftly weaves his musical spell.


play (percussion) fast 10

Faster and faster you whip the (percussion) in your hands, the tempo coming to a thrilling crescendo.

Faster and faster (Name) whips the (percussion) in his hands, the tempo coming to a thrilling crescendo.


play (percussion) stop

The air suddenly stills as you halt your whirling rhythm as suddenly as you began, silencing your (percussion).

The air suddenly stills as (Name) halts his whirling rhythm as suddenly as he began, silencing his (percussion).

(percussion) Slow

play (percussion) slow

You slowly raise your (percussion) and begin to tap out a slow, soothing beat.

(Name) slowly raises his (percussion) and begins to tap out a slow, soothing beat.


play (percussion) slow 1

A slow, pulsing rhythm unwinds as you play your (percussion).

A slow, pulsing rhythm unwinds as (Name) plays his (percussion).


play (percussion) slow 2

Swaying slightly, you create a slow, calm heartbeat with your (percussion) as you tap it with your hand.

Swaying slightly, (Name) creates a slow, calm heartbeat with his (percussion) as he taps it with his hand.


play (percussion) slow 3

A low, throbbing beat takes you over, as you begin to elaborate with small flourishes and deft rhythm variations.

A low, throbbing beat takes you over, and (Name) begins to elaborate with small flourishes and deft rhythm variations.


play (percussion) slow 4

Your eyes drift closed as you lose yourself in the slow, soothing cadence of your music.

(Name)'s eyes drift closed as he loses himself in the slow, soothing cadence of the music.


play (percussion) slow 5

The slow, steady tempo sweeps through you as you weave your beautiful music.

The slow steady tempo sweeps through you as (Name) weaves his beautiful music.


play (percussion) slow 6

The slow, hypnotic rhythm rolls past as you sway, your hands weaving patterns with your (percussion) that are almost as beautiful and graceful as your music.

The slow, hypnotic rhythm rolls past as (Name) sways, his hands weaving patterns with his (percussion) that are almost as beautiful and graceful as his music.


play (percussion) slow 7

Like waves crashing on a seashore, the steady pulsing rhythm of your music goes on, simple and yet breathtakingly beautiful.

Like waves crashing on a seashore, the steady pulsing rhythm of (Name)'s music goes on, simple and yet breathtakingly beautiful.


play (percussion) slow 8

Slowly building into a stunning crescendo, the cadence of your beat rises and gains intensity with each measure.

Slowly building into a stunning crescendo, the cadence of (Name)'s beat rises and gains intensity with each measure.


play (percussion) slow 9

You create your steady tempo with a deft flick of the wrist and a twist of your arm, your (percussion)'s music slowly and skillfully weaving its spell.

(Name) creates his steady tempo with a deft flick of the wrist and a twist of his arm, his (percussion)'s music slowly and skillfully weaving its spell.


play (percussion) slow 10

The rhythm of your (percussion) moves gradually slower and slower, falling off almost into nothing, but then builds again in intensity, into a slowly bursting crescendo of sound.

The rhythm of (Name)'s (percussion) moves gradually slower and slower, falling off almost into nothing, but gradually, the music builds in intensity, into a slowly bursting crescendo of sound.


play (percussion) stop

The music moves slower and slower until finally, with a last hovering beat, it fades away. You look up from your (percussion) and smile.

The music moves slower and slower until finally, with a last hovering beat, it fades away. (Name) looks up from his (percussion) and smiles.


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