Seasinger (sorcerer)

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A siren seasinger

A Seasinger is a kind of sorcerer, often a siren,[1] able to control the sea and its inhabitants through music. They are primarily found in the Wushanko Isles, where they are highly sought-after by seafarers for their abilities, particularly by the ruling khans, who may employ dozens at a time.[2] According to Umi, this may come with the prestigious benefit of allowing the seasigner to sleep in the khan's palace.[3] Seasinger equipment, as the name would imply, originates with them.

Training to become a seasinger usually takes years of practice.[2] Tuai Leit is one of the places that they may be educated. As seasinging is based on music, some seasingers may elect to travel in search of inspiration and new impressions.[4]

The term seasinger appears to include a social dimension, beyond simply possessing the characteristic abilities. Sea Witch Kaula used to be known as a seasinger when she was a respected member of her community, but was labelled a "sea witch" - no longer to be considered a seasinger - once she purportedly began luring sailors to their doom and was deemed dangerous by the community.[5] The term Sea Witch is also used to refer to some of the human inhabitants of Winds' Home who create heavy winds around the island.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Seasingers' abilities include the power to change currents, create storms, and to share ones consciousness with sea creatures. Seasingers can usually only bond with one creature at a time, however, and they have to be close to the creature in question. The exception to this rule was Quin, who was able to use the Elder Horn to control all the sea monsters in the Wushanko Isles at once.[6][7] As seasinging is based on singing, deaf sea creatures cannot be controlled by anyone, Quin included.[8] Not all seasingers are equally adept at bonding with a sea creature. It is analogous to a relationship, with some being better at forming personal connections than others.[9]

Although they have potent magical abilities, seasingers are usually not skilled combatants, especially not on land.[10]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Although all seasingers encountered so far have been sirens, the Captain (player-owned port)'s assertion that Sirens "make excellent seasingers" implies that seasingers may also come from other species.
  2. ^ a b Captain (player-owned port), "Player-owned ports", RuneScape. "Have you spoken with Umi? Sirens make excellent seasingers. Unfortunately, Umi's talents haven't come into their own, yet. Seasingers have the power to control sea creatures, subdue storms, even turn the tides. They do it all through song and music. It takes years of practice, but once you've learned it you'll have a job for life. Most captain feel safer with a seasinger on board, and khan have dozen in their employ."
  3. ^ Seasinger Umi, "Player-owned port", RuneScape. "Some day I'll work for a khan, guide his ships and sleep in his palace. When I think of that, well, the sweeping doesn't seem so bad."
  4. ^ Seasinger (Deep Sea Fishing), RuneScape. "we strive to become famous seasingers.As quaint as the island we call our home is, not much ever happens there. Music needs inspiration, new impressions, a fresh breeze!"
  5. ^ Rosie (supplies), "Head of the Family", RuneScape. "She is a seasinger no longer. . . They say she's a sea witch now, and uses her power to lure sailors to their doom. If Kaula's even still alive, she may have the answers you seek. If you must speak with the sea witch, tread carefully. She was once the seasinger of Whale's Maw, and a respected member of the community. The locals fear her now. There is a dangerous power in her."
  6. ^ The Assassin, "The Death Lotus", RuneScape. "Quin is a seasinger - a sorcerer with the power to change currents and brew storms. Most seasingers can share their consciousness with a single sea monster, waking it and controlling it. Quin, however, can control all sea creatures at once."
  7. ^ The Partner, RuneScape. "Seasingers have the power to control the oceans - and those that in it - through song. But they need to be close. Now, somehow Quin had found a way to control the monsters all at once from afar."
  8. ^ The Whaler, "The Old Man of the Sea", RuneScape. "And no seasinger is able to get a deaf whale to hear them, not even Quin."
  9. ^ Navigator Jemi, RuneScape. "Not yet. Not all seasingers bond with a sea creature. It's like any relationships - some people make friends easy, others end up alone."
  10. ^ The Assassin, "The Death Lotus", RuneScape. "Seasingers aren't known for their prowess in combat - certainly not on land"