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    Default Tarquin whistles in red

    Does this mean his music is magic? Is Tarquin, in fact, a Bard?

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    Is there a moment where someone else whistles and it's not in black?
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    Sabine whistles in red. I don't think she has levels in bard, but as a fiend, her ability to make music might be considered supernaturally amplified (even if there isn't anything in the rules to support that).
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    Default Re: Tarquin whistles in red

    Roy, who most certainly does not use magic, whistles in yellow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmerwald1915 View Post
    Roy, who most certainly does not use magic, whistles in yellow.
    Maybe whistling colourfully is a Fighter trait in OotS

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    I think that it simply denotes his Evil alignment. It's a bit like foreshadowing, really. Like when a bad guy sneaks up behind you and dramatic music plays, that just hints at the fact that he's the bad guy who's sneaking up on you. There shouldn't be anything magic about it. If you could make the whistles of an Evil guy any color, wouldn't YOU make them red?

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    I think it means absolutely nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karkus View Post
    I think that it simply denotes his Evil alignment. It's a bit like foreshadowing, really. Like when a bad guy sneaks up behind you and dramatic music plays, that just hints at the fact that he's the bad guy who's sneaking up on you. There shouldn't be anything magic about it. If you could make the whistles of an Evil guy any color, wouldn't YOU make them red?
    I'd make it light blue just to confuse my opponents. After all, this is a world where the inhabitants can see each others' speech balloons.
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    Default Re: Tarquin whistles in red

    Alignment-based whistling: color-coded for your convenience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperordaniel View Post
    I'd make it light blue just to confuse my opponents. After all, this is a world where the inhabitants can see each others' speech balloons.
    But... if you sneak up behind them, they wouldn't see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morquard View Post
    But... if you sneak up behind them, they wouldn't see it!
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    Default Re: Tarquin whistles in red

    Also, Crystal whistles in red, so I think that I was correct in saying that it refers to the alignment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karkus View Post
    Also, Crystal whistles in red, so I think that I was correct in saying that it refers to the alignment.
    No, she wasn't whistling. Though, you are correct, the notes WERE red, so it may refer to the alignment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameZone View Post
    No, she wasn't whistling. Though, you are correct, the notes WERE red, so it may refer to the alignment.
    I don't think so, because Belkar whistles in blue
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    But he's Chaotic Evil.

    Yeah, a character probably whistles/sings in whatever color looks best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2323mike View Post
    I don't think so, because Belkar whistles in blue
    No, he was whistling in a purple-ish color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameZone View Post
    No, he was whistling in a purple-ish color.
    Looks like indigo to me. But I really wouldn't count on the whistling colors being anything more than "that color stands out fairly well against that background". They might be indicative of alignment, but I wouldn't count on it.
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    So what does it mean when an evil choir sings in blue with blue notes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiffleboy View Post
    So what does it mean when an evil choir sings in blue with blue notes?
    They were incorporeal. All incorporeal speak in blue speech bubbles with white text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2323mike View Post
    I don't think so, because Belkar whistles in blue
    But he's whistling to appear innocent, which means it's a nice, benevolent blue.

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    Default Re: Tarquin whistles in red

    Maybe it's not the alignment of the character, but the nature of the tunes they are whistling.

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    Default Re: Tarquin whistles in red

    Remember back when each alignment had its own language? Surely they have their own songs as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe the Rat View Post
    Maybe it's not the alignment of the character, but the nature of the tunes they are whistling.
    Just for fun here are some notes and their colors.

    When Elan sings his notes are in green.
    Elan's mom sings with green notes.
    Belkar whistles and sings with dark blue/indigo notes. Yet here it is in blue.
    Roy whistles in yellow.
    Sabine whistles in red.
    MITD whistles in purple.
    The cherubs in heaven sing with green notes.
    For some reason when Elan is captured he sings with white notes.
    Crystal sings with red notes.
    Jenny plays with yellow notes.
    The evil choir sings with dark blue/indigo notes similar to Belkar.
    The dancing knights have white notes.
    For some reason the entertainers in the arena have brown notes.(heh brown notes)
    And Tarquin whistles in red.

    Does anyone see a pattern here?
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    Default Re: Tarquin whistles in red

    Hey, maybe it's like dragons : colored notes are eeeeevil and metalics notes are goodish ?

    That, or it's totally random.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiffleboy View Post
    For some reason when Elan is captured he sings with white notes.
    Presumably, that's because the background is green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiffleboy View Post
    Does anyone see a pattern here?
    Not much of one. Elan and his mother have the same colored notes (but the cherubim in the LG afterlife do also). Sabine & Tarquin are both LE, but I'm pretty sure Crystal is CE. Roy, who is LG, goes yellow, but so does Jenny, who is likely his polar opposite at CE. And Belkar & Elan aren't even consistent in their note color.

    I think it's mostly random.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ti'esar View Post
    Presumably, that's because the background is green.
    I was thinking the same thing and it gives me the belief that the notes are more for artistic expression and practicality.
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    Default Re: Tarquin whistles in red

    It's obviously the pitch of the note. Light is about 41 octaves above middle-C. Tarquin whistles in red because the note is G#....

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