Violin the Volpe

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Violin
100% Happy
Owner
bgunny
Stolen
25 Dec 2019
Hatched
14 Jan 2020
Immortal
31 Mar 2020
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Music is life. That's why our hearts have beats...


'Twas battered and scarred,
And the auctioneer thought it
hardly worth his while
To waste his time on the old violin,
but he held it up with a smile.

"What am I bid, good people", he cried,
"Who starts the bidding for me?"
"One dollar, one dollar, Do I hear two?"
"Two dollars, who makes it three?"
"Three dollars once, three dollars twice, going for three,"

But, No,
From the room far back a gray bearded man
Came forward and picked up the bow,
Then wiping the dust from the old violin
And tightening up the strings,
He played a melody, pure and sweet
As sweet as the angel sings.

The music ceased and the auctioneer
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said "What now am I bid for this old violin?"
As he held it aloft with its' bow.

"One thousand, one thousand, Do I hear two?"
"Two thousand, Who makes it three?"
"Three thousand once, three thousand twice,
Going and gone", said he.

The audience cheered,
But some of them cried,
"We just don't understand."
"What changed its' worth?"
Swift came the reply.
"The Touch of the Masters Hand."

"And many a man with life out of tune
All battered and bruised with hardship
Is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless crowd
Much like that old violin

A mess of pottage, a glass of wine,
A game and he travels on.
He is going once, he is going twice,
He is going and almost gone.

But the Master comes,
And the foolish crowd never can quite understand,
The worth of a soul and the change that is wrought
By the Touch of the Masters' Hand.

- Myra Brooks Welch


That was a poem my teacher read on my first violin recital. And it inspires me to keep going, even when it's hard and my new(ish) violin sounds bad. Because, someday, I want to be able to make even an old violin sound beautiful and valuable.

About Volpe Eggs

There's a strange humming noise that comes from this egg. It sounds harmonious and musical, too.

About the Volpe Creature

The Volpe is known as "The Harmonious Fox" that seeks to live in balance with nature and all of its surroundings. It is a vegetarian animal unlike the many other types of foxes. As a result, it isn't the type of ominous predator that you would think it might be.

A musical staff, similar to the Pekva, is imprinted on the wings of the creature. The various lines that make up the wing (staff) can actually be plucked like a string. They even make a sound like a harpsichord! Their wings, however, are very delicate and fragile and cannot be plucked regularly. Otherwise, the wings will be covered with debilitating sores and bruises. If a Volpe's wings are plucked too frequently, it can permanently disable the creature, making it impossible for them to fly.

Under humane and strictly regulated conditions, samples have been recorded from Volpe wings and digitized. In the shops of Ark City, you can buy electronic Volpe Keyboards if you desire the sound!