The ocarina is a woodwind instrument, a small type of flute or pottery whistle. Ocarnias were usually made of porcelain or terracotta, and today you can easily find plastic ones.

The ocarina is commonly considered to have been invented in the 1860's in Paris by an Italian named Giuseppe Donati. Its name is from an Italian word for "little goose," as its shape resembles a goose's egg. Other vessel flutes have been used since antiquity.

Today, types of ocarinas are popular in the US and Europe as children's toys.

In Elanthia, all comercially available ocarnias are crafted from wood. You can purchace ocarinas from True Bard D'Or's Fine Instruments of central Crossing, Zoluren; Malik the True Bard's Instruments and Picks in southwestern Shard, Ilithi; and in Sinjian's Bardic Requisites, southern Leth Deriel, Zoluren. Sinjian also offers a Turtle-Shaped Ocarina.

Ocarinas are available with the following customizations:

D'Or's Fine Instruments, Crossing, offers the following woods for customization:

Oak+250K Deobar+375K Rosewood+1875K
Lunat+2500K Ivory-inlaid+1875K Ebonwood+2500K
Black ironwood+12500K Ash+250K White ironwood+9375K
Maple+125K Pine+62K Silverwillow+6250K
Crude-125K Unfinished+37K Wyndewood+9375K

Malik's Instruments and Picks, Shard, offers the following woods for customization:
Additional prices range from 90 to 857 (except for unfinished -90)
Wren-engraved Mahogany SatinwoodCherrywood
Lemonwood Chestnut White ash Lapis-inlaid
GildedFlower-engraved Dragon-engraved Phoenix-painted
Night black Crude Unfinished Simple

Sinjian's Bardic Requisites, Leth Deriel, will customize instruments in the following styles:
Turtle-Shaped Ocarinas cannot be stylized.
Additional prices range from -36 to +37 K
Child-sized Oversized Odd-shaped Crudely-made
Chipped Warped Stained Hand-polished
Laquered Oiled Silver-banded Copper-banded

He also has the following woods for customization:
Both regular and turtle-shaped ocarinas can be made of custom woods.
Additional prices range from 9 to 28 K
Flamewood Golden oak Silverwood Acanth
Rowan Black willow Black walnut White birch
Red cedar Sandalwood Eucalyptus Beech
Red maple White oak Laurel  
Elm Sycamore    

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