Z - is for Zener Lines (Shadowrun RPG)
The band "Zener Lines" has been around since the late 2040's, mostly playing smaller clubs in Tacoma. While their shows were never empty, and local critics praised their grunge-rooted sound, there was never that "something" to push the band big.
This all changed when guitarist Edgar Lance met fellow musician Gerald Montclair while shopping for new strings at Tunefellows Music Shop. The human and ork, respectively, hit it off instantly. In fact, each felt like the other was a long-lost friend. After leaving the store the two went directly to the band's practice space and, by the next day, Montclair was Zener Lines' newest member.
The bond between Montclair and Lance goes beyond friendship: when the two are playing their guitars together, it's as if they are of one mind. Perfect harmonies and complex melodies flow from their instruments without thought or practice. Listeners describe their musical style as "like listening to one person with four arms." When the rest of the band is able to keep up with the pair, the live music they produce is almost hypnotically entrancing. Even recorded, the songs Montclair and Lance have released are taking the music world by storm.
Doctoral students University of Washington's Metaphysics department observed the duo during a recent show and noticed unusual magical fields forming between the guitarists. Two of the students who were at that show are now creating competing PhD treatise on the cause of this effect.
Sharyl Gladeshadow believes that Montclair and Lance are souls who are entwined by fate. No matter how many times they reincarnate across the millennia, they are destined to find each other and "be amazing together."
Ibrahim Haddad, on the other hand, states that the two guitarists are a rare form of physical adept. Unlike other adepts, each man only possesses half
of the metamagical talent required to unlock their abilities.
Zener Lines was snatched up quickly after their newfound success by "indie" label Brick Battle Records, which actually is owned through a series of holding firms by Yamatetsu. Other corps are taking strong interest in liberating Zener Lines from their contract – some for the profit potential and others for the unique magical phenomenon the band represents.
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