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[IC - Tavern] The Sanctum

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Re: [IC - Tavern] The Sanctum

Post by Sea Lion224 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:30 am

Alexander applauded, chirping. "I've never heard that song, but that was amazing!"
The bird stood and made his way to the piano, a second stool appearing next to Korvan. Sitting, he pressed random keys, the sound making him emit a warbly chuckle.

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Re: [IC - Tavern] The Sanctum

Post by ColeslawEnthusiast » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:44 am

Corvan plucked Alexander's hands off of the keys.
"No, no, you don't just press the keys and it sounds nice. I'm not sure about bird person instruments, but what you do with this one is learn the sounds each key makes." Corvan gestures to the keys. "Notice how it looks like a repeating pattern?"
Corvan presses one of the black keys, and then presses another key, an octave higher. "They're all the same sounds, but higher or lower pitched. Watch this."
Corvan racks his brain for something somewhat simple and slow. Ah, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
"Look at what I do, then try to copy me."
Corvan plays Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, slowly, and trying to use one finger at a time, as he was sure Alexander would.

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Re: [IC - Tavern] The Sanctum

Post by Sea Lion224 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:31 am

Alexander watched as the other played the simple melody. He stared down at the large instrument in thought, then placed his left hand on the keys. He started playing, off tune at first, but played the final two notes correctly. Removing his hand, he sat back and folded it over his right in his lap.

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Re: [IC - Tavern] The Sanctum

Post by ColeslawEnthusiast » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:35 am

"You'll get it, eventually." Corvan decides Alexander should have his own piano, so the Sanctum wills one into existence to the left of the pair.
"Now get your own piano. I'm gonna play Queen."
And he did.
"Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he's dead
Mama, life had just begun
But now I've gone and thrown it all away
Mama, ooh, didn't mean to make you cry
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters
Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine, body's aching all the time
Goodbye, everybody, I've got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama, ooh, I don't want to die
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all!"
Corvan struggles to keep his voice in check at the end, but he gets through the song as well as could be expected for someone who isn't Freddie Mercury.

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Re: [IC - Tavern] The Sanctum

Post by Sea Lion224 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:07 pm

The feathered being got up and moved to his own piano, stool reappearing before he seated himself. He tried playing the song a few more times, then stopped, piano disappearing, a microphone taking its place in his right hand. Gripping it tightly, he straightened his posture. An upbeat tune began, and he inhaled, humming some low notes, before belting out the lyrics:
"You've got me feeling emotions
Deeper than I've ever dreamed of
You've got me feeling emotions
Higher than the heavens above
I feel good
I feel nice
I've never felt so
Satisfied
I'm in love
I'm alive
Intoxicated
Flying high
It feels like a dream
When you touch me tenderly
I don't know if it's real
But I like the way I feel inside
You've got me feeling emotions
Deeper than I've ever dreamed of
You've got me feeling emotions
Higher than the heavens above
In the morning
When I rise
You are the first thing
On my mind
And in the middle
Of the night
I feel your heartbeat
Next to mine
It feels like a dream
When you love me tenderly
I don't know if you're for real
But I like the way I feel inside
You've got me feeling emotions
Deeper than I've ever dreamed of
You've got me feeling emotions
Higher than the heavens above
You've got me feeling emotions
Deeper than I've ever dreamed of
You've got me feeling emotions
Higher than the heavens above
You know the way to make me lose control
When you're looking into my eyes
You make me feel so
High," he ad libbed, striking a shrill note, the sound ringing throughout the room.
You've got me feeling emotions
Deeper than I've ever dreamed of
You've got me feeling emotions
Higher than the heavens above."
Alexander hit the high notes, once again going up slightly in pitch on the last few.
"You've got me feeling higher!" he finished, standing and stretching, the mic disappearing.

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Re: [IC - Tavern] The Sanctum

Post by ColeslawEnthusiast » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:04 am

Corvan has an idea. A band of strage-looking aliens appears from the corner of the room, and starts playing music, as the Sanctum around him turns into the cantina from Mos Eisley, Tatooine. He does little more than chuckle before allowing the Sanctum to return to its previous form.

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Re: [IC - Tavern] The Sanctum

Post by Sea Lion224 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:57 am

Alexander flinched and squawked at the sudden loud noise, turning to see the band of aliens. He watched them, perplexed at first, then amused. When they disappeared, he faced Corvan, grinning. "That was weird, but neat."

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