Before heading back out on the road, your friend and mentor, Deci, asks you to stop in for breakfast with herself and Leigh. Deci was really important in getting your career as a traveling musician started, and she’s continued to help grow your fan base here in the city so you can always count on gigs when you return. You’ve developed quite a large local following.
No one else in town, though, is quite as devoted to you as Leigh. She’s had a crush on you almost since the moment of your arrival at The Gilded Spoon five years ago.
Five Years Before…
Angry from a fight with your parents, you stormed out and began walking the streets, trying to calm down and figure out when you might be able to leave the city and strike out on your own.
That evening, a beautiful, husky voice caught your ear, the rich alto capturing an earnestness and passion you haven’t often heard in other performers.
The voice belonged to a handsome brunette woman in simple garb with brilliant hazel eyes. Her posture was comfortable, though The Guilded Spoon was packed and many had stopped, just like you, on the street to hear her play. The bangles about her wrist swung gently in time with her own movement, accentuating the lackadaisical confidence you have since grown to deeply admire in Deci.
Magical Viol of Emotions
But now that you are preparing to enter the wide world again, Deci and Leigh have called you in for a special breakfast. After some hemming and hawing, they produce, with delight, a magical viol that they “found” in your absence before.
Deci is difficult to read in these instances but, you gather from Leigh, the musician may have relieved a previous owner of an instrument she found them unworthy of.
With a twinkle of mystery and delight, Deci hands you the instrument, explaining that it will help you read your audience better.
The Magical Viol of Emotions allows you to cast Sense Emotion after you’ve been playing for one minute, Calm Emotions when played for two, and Detect Thoughts when played for five without counting against your spells known or taking spell slots.
Use it well.