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    [Prime] Sonic Alteration
    When
    Tue, May 23, 8pm – 9pm
    Where
    Ta'Vaalor; Bard Guild, Member's Bar (map)
    Description
    High Musician Vilana invites bards to try their luck in a raffle for a sonic alteration! For the winner, she will customize the sonic item of the bard's choice: a Sonic Shield, Sonic Weapon, Sonic Armor, or Singing Sword. Tickets will be 25,000 silvers, and the winner must pay 75,000 additional silvers. Wins are not transferable and must be redeemed at the time of the raffle (so you must be present at the drawing). You don't have to be able to sing the song to receive the alteration; it will be ready when you are! (However, you must be able to enter the guild to enter the raffle.)


    I had a few people asking me about restrictions/guidelines etc for sonic alterations, so I figured I would comment what little I know and hopefully someone else can chime in also. Also, I figured we could share what we've got done so people can get ideas.

    You can get 1009, 1012, 1014, and 1025 done. Each can have customized look, so make sure whatever you get done is the weapon/armor/shield type you plan to stick with for a long time. For armor you tell them what ASG you want, shield size/type for shield, weapon type for the rest, pretty standard. You need to keep in mind that the sonic item is comprised of air/sound/vibrations and such, so it can't obviously be made of steel or something like that. But, since it's not a regular object, the alteration guidelines are somewhat different. I've seen rainbows, shadows for armor, flaming weapons, etc. It's pretty awesome.


    my singing sword is a halberd base - a floating grey crescent bladed half-moon
    You see a fairly typical crescent bladed half-moon.
    It appears to be in good shape.
    It has nothing at this time.
    A shimmering silver half-moon hovers in mid-air, gently bobbing up and down. The semi-circular crescent blade extends from the top of the long, misty black haft in undulating shades of whites and greys, reminiscent of the cratered surface of Liabo. Where the head attaches to the haft the shades darken starkly to black, giving the overall impression of a half moon in first quarter phase. A banner of bright white motes of light trail the weapon as it moves, dissipating like falling stars.

    sonic weapon - a dark ethereal infantry pike - Shifting motes of deep black and cinereous hues spiral and flicker within the hazy confines of the sonic pike's shaft, the motions reminiscent of nothing more than a vaporous igaesha. At one end of the shaft, shimmering caliginous tendrils twist outward from the darkness to form a long blade, providing external form to the riotous sonic chaos within. In a rhythmic but arcane cadence, sparks flicker and die within the blade, leaving only tenebrous after images.

    sonic shield - a nebulous night-black aegis swirling internally with countless starry motes

    armor is ASG 15 or augmented chain - some tenebrous shifting fluid armor - Shifting darkness swirls around the wearer into the form of armor. The liquid-like mass of darkness oscillates between chain-like armor and the visage of an oculoth. Dotting the surface of the black morass like stars in a purely alien sky are hundreds upon hundreds of eyes of every shape and color, each constantly shifting upon the body like a horrible tapestry of writhing worms. Fixed upon the very center of the oculoth form's aqueous body is a massive eye, its iris tinted a deep viridian hue.
    Last edited by shad0ws0ngs; 05-21-2017 at 09:23 PM.
    Japhrimel takes his black branding iron and jabs the superheated metal into your open wound. You let out a scream as the hot iron sizzles against your flesh, which begins to smoke and burn. The sensation sets your nerves aflame with blinding white agony, but somehow you manage to retain consciousness through the excruciating procedure. At last, the wound is blackened and sealed, but the pain is slow to recede.

    ...unfortunately, your heart gives out a moment later.

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    I've always enjoyed the freedom given to sonic alterations. Someday I'll get back to my Marlusian bard. Here's his armor.

    Sonic armor: The glowing black mist undulates about his form, pulsating shades of crimson and grey similar to magma within a volcanic core. Shards of clustered motes pierce along the surface, casting random shadows amongst the darkness.

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    I think the most important thing to note for this is that whatever you decide is the target for you sonic alteration becomes your default when you simply INCANT 1009/1012/1014. So, it's slightly mechanically advantageous. It also probably best isn't used on a transitional piece... like using 1014 on Brig, when you're working on getting trained up to Aug Chain.


    >forage for snapdragon stalk
    d100(Open): -251
    You stumble about in a fruitless attempt at foraging.

    1/6/2014: Setheve completes the promotion ritual and says, "Congratulations, Whirlin, for achieving Guild Master status! We trust you'll serve your guild well."
    1/11/2014: Grandmaster Alchemist
    1/14/2014: Capped, and got Loralaii killed by a GM.
    7/11/2016: Founded the Hand of the Arkati
    9/20/2016: T5 on my bow (Thanks to Isola)... Managed as far as T4 myself.

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    A tinkling of musical notes precedes a lilting voice raised in song, "Clefford is offering a chance at a sonic alteration. You'll find the raffle table in a quiet location. Off with you now, to Cholen's Haunt on Four Winds Isle. It's your chance to make your sonic gear stand out in style."

    Tickets are 25k with an additional 75k due at the time of redemption. The raffle will draw Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, and you must be present to win. Please read the ticket for more information.

    ~Zoelle~
    Japhrimel takes his black branding iron and jabs the superheated metal into your open wound. You let out a scream as the hot iron sizzles against your flesh, which begins to smoke and burn. The sensation sets your nerves aflame with blinding white agony, but somehow you manage to retain consciousness through the excruciating procedure. At last, the wound is blackened and sealed, but the pain is slow to recede.

    ...unfortunately, your heart gives out a moment later.

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    Clefford is offering a sonic alteration,
    You'll find the raffle table in a remote location.
    Off to River's Rest you'll need to go,
    In Cholen's Pub you may come to know,
    The exhilaration of new customization.

    The raffle will draw Thursday, 4/23, at 8 pm EST. Tickets are 25k with an additional 75k due at the time of the drawing (only for the winner). Please read the ticket for more information.
    Japhrimel takes his black branding iron and jabs the superheated metal into your open wound. You let out a scream as the hot iron sizzles against your flesh, which begins to smoke and burn. The sensation sets your nerves aflame with blinding white agony, but somehow you manage to retain consciousness through the excruciating procedure. At last, the wound is blackened and sealed, but the pain is slow to recede.

    ...unfortunately, your heart gives out a moment later.

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    Nevermind

    Guess I could read more....
    Last edited by Soulance; 04-20-2015 at 09:12 PM.

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    Galenblackbard's
    1025 Longbow
    A shifting sand-hued yumi
    As if caught in a sudden gust, the bonds of air that form this yumi twist and turn fading from a vaguely bow shaped cloud to a crisp yumi the color of blowing sand. Dark brown grains swirl amidst the turbulent sands are trapped to form a leather like grip for this elegant weapon.

    1014 ASG 15
    a swirling soot and ash barrier
    Motes of dark grey light swirl like falling soot across the ashen darkened landscape of the swirling black barrier, dissipating into the opaque murky mix. Rivers of undulating red air roil outward from the center of the chest, thinning as they reach outward, along the arms, and down the legs. At times, the crimson veins pulse brightly and a spray of red motes explode from the center before the light is once again obscured by the matte grey ash.

    1012 Lance
    a shimmering long-bladed warlance
    White beams of light turn around one another, shimmering brightly in the blade of a long-bladed warlance. A long, two-handed grip is separated by a vamplate, its solar-disk shape made up of churning, nearly translucent air. Shining down the shaft of the weapon are large specks of silver and gold that flash in and out of existence, their bursts distinctly star-shaped, their light converging at the tip of the blade in a brilliant point of illumination.

    1009 Tower Shield
    a glaringly bright haloed greatshield
    Almost large enough to fit entirely behind, the glaringly bright light from this shield ends abruptly at its edges, creating a halo effect. The light seems to radiate from the center and burst outward, at times showing a corona of tightly bound swirling obsidian black motes. The concave aspect of the shield is deep and visible most when viewed at an angle.

    DESSEDEMONAs
    1025
    A mist-tailed roiling gliding voulge
    The fearsome blade of the floating voulge is formed from a roiling mass of faint blue fiery spikes. White mist pours across the head of the weapon, driven from the blade by an unseen force. Below the blade the shaft resembles a beam of misty light trailing behind the blade like the tail of a streaking comet. Growing thin as a line from certain angles as it glides through the air, the shaft alternates between seemingly insubstantial and blindingly bright as it moves the voulge cross the area.

    1014 ASG 15
    some airy sky-imaged armor
    Swirling midnight blue dotted with puffs of white fill the surface of the armor, like a night sky laden with drifting clouds. Ablaze with their own luminescence, pinpricks of fiery golden light blink in and out of existence, creating a blanket of stars across the armor's upper area. A crescent-shaped slice of pale silver air undulates on one shoulder, and every so often, a glimmer of bright white sparks flashes from the sliver to fall down the length of the armor, fading away once they near the bottom.

    1012 Lance
    a wavering silver-vortexed warlance,
    Pulsating motes of nearly black purple and blue swirl cluster tightly to form this ten-foot sonic warlance. Toward the base, the two-handed grip is separated by a blindingly bright silver vamplate. Whorls of silver spiral down the warlance's long shaft in a cyclonic vortex, thick at first but tapering to mere wisps against the darkness as the warlance narrows to the point.


    I think Desse's are pretty sweet.

    GBB
    Last edited by Vagabondbard; 04-21-2015 at 06:26 PM.

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    A tinkling of musical notes precedes a lilting voice raised in song, "Clefford is offering a chance at a sonic alteration. You'll find the raffle table in a quiet location. Off with you now, to Cholen's Haunt on Four Winds Isle. It's your chance to make your sonic gear stand out in style."

    Musician Clefford invites bards to try their luck in a raffle for a sonic alteration! For the winner, he will customize the sonic item of the bard's choice: a Sonic Shield, Sonic Weapon, Sonic Armor, or Singing Sword. Tickets will be 25,000 silvers, and the winner must pay 75,000 additional silvers. Wins are not transferable and must be redeemed at the time of the raffle (so you must be present at the drawing). The raffle will draw on Thursday 5/28 at 7:45 PM EST.

    ~Zoelle~
    Japhrimel takes his black branding iron and jabs the superheated metal into your open wound. You let out a scream as the hot iron sizzles against your flesh, which begins to smoke and burn. The sensation sets your nerves aflame with blinding white agony, but somehow you manage to retain consciousness through the excruciating procedure. At last, the wound is blackened and sealed, but the pain is slow to recede.

    ...unfortunately, your heart gives out a moment later.

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    [Prime]Sonic Raffle
    When
    Thu, June 4, 8:45pm – 9:45pm
    Where
    Solhaven; Bard Guild, Great Hall (map)
    Description
    Musician Clefford invites bards to try their luck in a raffle for a sonic alteration! For the winner, he will customize the sonic item of the bard's choice: a Sonic Shield, Sonic Weapon, Sonic Armor, or Singing Sword. Tickets will be 25,000 silvers, and the winner must pay 75,000 additional silvers. Wins are not transferable and must be redeemed at the time of the raffle (so you must be present at the drawing). You don't have to be able to sing the song to receive the alteration; it will be ready when you are! (However, you must be able to enter the guild to enter the raffle.)
    Japhrimel takes his black branding iron and jabs the superheated metal into your open wound. You let out a scream as the hot iron sizzles against your flesh, which begins to smoke and burn. The sensation sets your nerves aflame with blinding white agony, but somehow you manage to retain consciousness through the excruciating procedure. At last, the wound is blackened and sealed, but the pain is slow to recede.

    ...unfortunately, your heart gives out a moment later.

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    My first sonic alter

    ethereal sonic warlance

    Shimmering silvery bars of musical notes twist in a rapid spiral within the warlance. A semi-translucent haze writhes along the tapering shaft, struggling to contain the roiling energy within.
    Last edited by SFMMA; 06-09-2015 at 03:55 PM.

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