Origin[edit | edit source]
An antique violin with the words "Elba 1814" engraved on the back. Napoleon played this violin while he was in exile on the island of Elba.
It was originally snagged by Walter Sykes and sold to a pawn shop after his death. It was then snagged by Leena and Artie and taken to the Warehouse.
Effects[edit | edit source]
Playing the violin summons glowing, concussive balls of violent energy that bounce around the surrounding area with enough force to demolish marble. Hitting a G sharp on the violin would cause an entire town to erupt in a wave of violence.
Real World Connection[edit | edit source]
In the Treaty of Fontainebleau, the victors exiled him to Elba, an island of 12,000 inhabitants in the Mediterranean, 20 km off the Tuscan coast. They gave him sovereignty over the island and allowed him to retain his title of emperor. Napoleon attempted suicide with a pill he had carried since a near-capture by Russians on the retreat from Moscow. Its potency had weakened with age, and he survived to be exiled while his wife and son took refuge in Austria. In the first few months on Elba he created a small navy and army, developed the iron mines, and issued decrees on modern agricultural methods.