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Description Musical instrument invented by Nikkeus that adds drone strings to a viol which are played with a crank-turned wheel and which have keys that alter their tone when needed. The tune-strings are bowed, with more keys to adjust these strings as well. If it seems that this would require more than two hands, you would be right, but Nikkeus can count on his feet to do the extra duties necessary. This invented, and only slightly improbable, instrument owes much to the popular medieval instrument known as the hurdy gurdy.
  • Talisman Zero 2 in DargonZine 12-2 Nikkeus is playing this instrument when Captain Eldinan comes to query him about his melancholy.
  • Talisman Zero 3 in DargonZine 12-3 Passing reference.