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Old October 25th, 2018, 04:15 PM
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My character in a Drinax campaign knows (and has sung one on screen) shanties about the Drinax of old, and the Sindalian Empire before it. She may be picking up Art (Performer) at some point: she wants to persuade nearby worlds to join the reborn Kingdom of Drinax, and art is one of the tools of diplomacy. I would not be surprised if a poetry slam with a professional aslan epic poet is in her future. (I have come up with setting-appropriate songs for my character to sing in certain prior campaigns.)
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Read a really funny post on Reddit Traveller, where it's an Exit Visa adventure in which the planet has dropped all physical or online forms and in order to retain and deliver your admin information, you have to sing it in a standardized format.
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Acapella Vargr
"I saw a Vargr with a Chinese menu walking thought the streets of SoHo in the rain..."


...as if it were needed.
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"I saw a Vargr with a Chinese menu walking thought the streets of SoHo in the rain..."


...as if it were needed.
I prefer Zevon's Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money. It seems to fit Traveller to a tee.

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Ginger, the face-girl of the band and panet to Cinnamon's brother, Khrragg.

Khrragg, a male Vargr brother to Cinnamon sometimes called to cover for Pepper for a myriad of reasons. Panet to Ginger.
OK - I've never heard the word "panet" before, and a check for a definition only showed up a bunch of dissimilar meanings in a number of Terran languages.

And an urban dictionary entry with the following:
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adj ridiculous, stupid, absurd, preposterous, laughable, pathetic, lame, lacking dignity

verb revealing stupidity and ignorance
Which doesn't seem to fit with the way you are using the word.

So, what meaning are you assigning to the word?
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I am not sure that human musical instruments are going to be a lot different, but Vargr and Aslan instruments probably will be.

Remember a couple of things. One, Vargr and Aslan are going to have a wider range of hearing than humans, covering both higher and lower tones. The music that a dog or a cat hears on Earth is not the same that we hear.

Second, their hearing is going to be more sensitive to volume, as their hearing is more sensitive to loudness. Their music is apt to be much softer, without the load crashing crescendos of much of our music. Very loud music is quite simply going to hurt their ears.

If a human attends a concert of Vargr or Aslan musicians, we might be surprised at how soft the music is, and at times when we hear nothing, the non-human audience is in rapt attention.
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Aslan are not descended from cats so there is no reason for their hearing to match a cat's frequency range. That said the Alien module does say:
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They also have slightly superior hearing and night vision.
No mention of what superior means though

Vargr on the other hand are descended from bioengineered wolves, but their hearing may have changed in the 300,000 years of evolution since their uplift. They can hear well above the human frequency range but can not hear as well as humans at low frequency:
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Hearing is excellent, but again slightly out of phase with human standards. Sounds which are generally too high-pitched for human ears can be detected, but the lower ranges are often inaudible or only vaguely sensed, rather than heard.
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Aslan are not descended from cats so there is no reason for their hearing to match a cat's frequency range. That said the Alien module does say:

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They also have slightly superior hearing and night vision.
No mention of what superior means though
What about multiple-redundancy within their cochlea, ensuring that they are less likely to suffer form tinnitus, age-related hearing loss, and the risk of industrial deafness. That doesn't give them extra-human hearing abilities but it does make it superior.
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OK - I've never heard the word "panet" before, and a check for a definition only showed up a bunch of dissimilar meanings in a number of Terran languages.
http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Panet_Relationship
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What about multiple-redundancy within their cochlea, ensuring that they are less likely to suffer form tinnitus, age-related hearing loss, and the risk of industrial deafness. That doesn't give them extra-human hearing abilities but it does make it superior.
As this is My Traveller Universe, the Aslan are modified Terran Lions, so are felines.
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