• Hand drums are popular, mainly as a percussive accompaniment though for certain rituals they may be played solo.
  • Lalaiths are a Sylvan instrument, a small wooden flute that has two barrels, each with three holes, that fork out from the central pipe an inch or two below the mouth. Nymph musicians blow into the hole at the top of the central pipe to create a piercing high-pitched sound similar to that of a tin whistle or ocarina.
  • A kimaran is a Sylvan instrument with a similar sound to a guitar but instead of the hourglass shape is more of an oval and slightly smaller, with a fretless wooden neck. It has five strings, which are usually made of silk, and it is most often used as accompaniment, though it is just as perfectly suited for solos.
  • Ocarinas made of wood are fairly popular in rural areas. They fit into the hands or a pocket quite nicely and provide a penetrating sound used in both merry jigs and haunting melodies.
  • A qitar is a Zanaryan stringed instrument, bearing a vague similarity to a guitar or more closely a lute. It is a broad, flat circle fashioned from metal (often brass or bronze plated with a more precious metal, like gold, for decorative purposes), with a wide bridge at opposing edges to which the seven strings (normally made of equine hair, and the rarer the better) are fastened by tuning knobs also made of polished metal. Like anything else Zanaryan, qitars are usually highly ornate. The circular base, less than half an inch thick, is often worked into a filigree pattern (a House symbol, for instance, or something equally symbolic) with a gemstone or coloured glass at its centre.
  • The syrix is a Sylvan instrument that is very similar to the pan flute, usually being a set of seven pipes cut to varying lengths and then lashed together with twine. The pipes are usually made from giant cane or chunks of dead wood that have been hollowed out.
  • A terin is a Sylvan instrument. It's basically a hand-held harp made of wood with silk strings.
  • Wooden flutes feature in a lot of Elysia?'s music. They usually have six holes but can vary in length and diameter to provide medium or deeper tones. The musician blows into the hole at the top end, which is narrower than the rest of the pipe, to create the sound and can produce special effects by waggling the fingers over the note holes.