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Bagpipes were a type of wind instrument that used a bag filled with the help of a mouthpiece to provide the necessary flow, while the sound came from the attached reed or reeds with different holes to vary the tone.[2][3] Dwarves held bagpipes in high regard.[4]




The Zakharan version of the bagpipes was called mizwid (meaning "food pouch" in Midani). It was played with a double-reeded flute attached to the wind bag with corresponding two rows of holes where the melody could be played, while it produced an underlying droning tone at the same time.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Jeff Grubb (February 1993). “Sounds of Wonder & Delight”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Dragon #190 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 84–88.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blake Mobley (1992). The Complete Bard's Handbook. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 86, 91–92. ISBN 1-56076-360-4.
  3. Lisa Smedman (February 1994). “Magic to a Different Beat”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #202 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 10–14.
  4. Jim Bambra (1993). The Complete Book of Dwarves. (TSR, Inc.), p. 27. ISBN 1-56076-110-5.

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