|Description||the way to sway opinions|
This is an ancient device of mind control from the days of the Kraktor War. Hereby we detail three myths that show it's history and powers.
The ancient Egoptians drawn many a myth in their magnanimous wall paintings. One of them was that of the Weaver, a richly dressed figure who held an odd staff from which emerged threads that tied to the crowd's necks. Later the Weaver walks them in a battle formation towards a tall city, and there a long forgotten hero takes them down with an arrow guided by the gods unto the heart of the Weaver, thus liberating the enthralled villagers. The Egoptians themselves already knew this story, hinting that it could be older than them and we now know that it was. Since this is a myth from the era of the Kraktor War where two wildly developed cities fought each other into oblivion to control the river. Studies about the subject discovered that indeed there were portable mind control devices that were employed to recruit and command soldiers. These are the opinion poles, massive metal rods with the capacity to manipulate the thoughts of anyone surrounding the user. When activated, the pole will absorb the thoughts of the people around and send back a single intrusive idea that will appeal to each and all who receive it. This way the victims of the pole are controlled without their knowledge and even under the impression that they've acted completely on their own.
The Pied Piper
Long after the war, the poles and their owners became lost to time and while the latter were never found again the former were unearthed by farmer and miners from time to time. One of these finders would become the renowned Pied Piper. As the legend goes Godville (Los Adminos or even Deville sources vary) was besieged by a horde of rats who ran around devouring everything edible. The villagers prayed for deliverance day and night. And one morning the piper came through the gates playing the jauntiest of tunes which brought all the rats in a frenetic dance all around them. The piper strolled across the town dragging all the rats on their wake and then taking them into the nearest river where they all drowned.
The magical flute is most likely to be an opinion pole repurposed as an instrument. Probably much of its pieces were removed in order to make it work so the effect may had been demoted to control only rats and small animals. The Piper's flute has been found and apparently it may confirm the theory but due to the lack of similar artifacts to compare with we're left in the dark.