MASTER TRIBELL'S MIRACULOUS NARRATIONS

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Master Tribell (ca. 1240-1315) is an extremely well-known bard, narrator and storyteller in the Kingdom of Santharia, as well as an appreciated acrobat in his younger years. A person generally thought to belong to everyone, his stories are loved by many, adults and children alike, his name synonymous with the idyllic space of childhood so much so that many a time, the stories precede his name. His collected works, known today by the title "Master Tribell’s Miraculous Narrations", is regarded as one of the classic works of Santharian fairy-tales. Every child in the whole kingdom knows most of these stories by heart as Tribell's tales have developed into an important part of the kingdom's education. Master Tribell's narrative style is simple and straight to the point which seems to be exactly the way children want to have their tales presented. Many narrators try to copy this unique style of the famous Tribell, but only few can be accounted to succeed in this endeavour.
 

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A Kind of Magic 7 Download text Read introduction Read text
  
Bound For Glory 10 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
Crossroads 10 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
Giant Mistake 8 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
Of Hearts and Treasures 8 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
Squiddly's Silent Companion 4 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
Stones and Bones 11 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Beauty and the Bard 10 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Brownie Who Wanted to Be Somebody 11 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Distrustful Merchant 10 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Dream Mill 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Fairy Tale That Wrote Itself 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Gargoyle and the Pigeon 7 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Hobbit-Hole 12 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Only Friend 13 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Painting 8 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Raccoon and the Dragoness 5 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Stone Maiden 9 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Storyteller 13 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Whurgawoodle 4 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Yearning Birch 8 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
Time of Bookkeeping 8 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
Ways of a Rose 8 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
What the Signpost Had to Say 8 Download text Read introduction Read text
BARD JUDITH
The Princess and the White Bear 8 Download text Read introduction Read text
The Snow Maiden - A Story of Selfishness 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
The Tomcat of Minich 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
ELENDILWYN
The Dancing Wooden Shoes 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
The Harlequin Lover 5 Download text Read introduction Read text
IRID ALMENIE
Kelder and Bryella 4 Download text Read introduction Read text
The Farmer and the Domovidge 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
The Magic Wings 2 Download text Read introduction Read text
GARRET ARROWAY
Conversing with Dragons 2 Download text Read introduction Read text
VIRESSE
The Slinker's Fault 3 Download text Read introduction Read text

 
A Kind of Magic
A KIND OF MAGIC 7 PAGES
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The orphan Yolanda and her surrogate mother, an old wench called Ghunde, are traveling with the market through the lands, selling ointments, potions and inexpensive parapharnalia, all those little things that brighten people’s days but don’t serve any particular purpose. Yolanda was assigned the role of flower girl, handing out flowers to the customers, meant as a token of appreciation. Ghunde calls it "wreaking magic", but Yolanda is not so sure that this kind of magic actually has any effect on their customers. Until that day when she finds out how the magic really works... Return to the top
 

Bound For Glory
BOUND FOR GLORY 10 PAGES
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Among the leather-bound books in a writer's study rages a very emotional dispute: Which of the tomes might claim the title of being the most important of them all? Arguments are brought forward, counter-arguments follow, and in between a blank booklet and a quill try to make sense of it all. Return to the top
 

Conversing with Dragons
CONVERSING WITH DRAGONS 2 PAGES
WRITTEN BY GARRET ARROWAY Download text Read text

The following story was found in a letter among the possessions of a long standing patron of the Compendium in New-Santhala when she passed away. The letter seemed to be from one Kendric Treggar to an unknown recipient and held the story below as it has been recorded (almost word for word, with the exception of a few spots where scribes made changes to the wording) retelling one of his stories as he had preformed it. While many doubt that the tale is true, odder things have been known to happen then to have a young man run into a dragon with a tale or two to share and time to tell them. Either way this story of a dragon's greed and the reason behind the sparkling of the sea has become a rather well known childrens tale throughout Southern Sarvonia. Return to the top
 

Crossroads
CROSSROADS 10 PAGES
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Returning to the village he was born in an invalid encounters a youth who is contemplating his future. A discussion ensues between the one returning and the one who is about to set out whether to stay in his village or head out adventuring. The youth's path has arrived at a crossroads, but so has the stranger's... Return to the top
 

Giant Mistake
GIANT MISTAKE 8 PAGES
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Reading books on all kinds of heroic deeds isn't enough for the youth Sanmar, rather he wants to see the world himself. Which is why the bookworm sets out and goes adventuring. Pretty soon his courage would be tested already, for a man eating giant has occupied a pass nearby - and the land is in desperate need of a hero... Return to the top
 

Kelder and Bryella
KELDER AND BRYELLA 4 PAGES
WRITTEN BY IRID ALMENIE Download text Read text

This fairy tale about two children who get lost in the woods and meet with Dula the witch exists in several versions throughout Sarvonia. This particular tale, in which they lose their way because of their conniving stepmother, originates from the region of Voldar and Nyermersys. Will good triumph over evil once more? And what exactly is Dula's role in it all? Return to the top
 

Of Hearts and Treasures
OF HEARTS AND TREASURES 8 PAGES
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A deadly contest is set up to decide upon who will be the lucky one to receive the hand of the king's daughter. Despite the dire prospects of surviving the ordeal, a youth is determined to defy the odds and return victorious. But there's a lesson to be learned - a lesson about hearts and treasures. Return to the top
 

Squiddly's Silent Companion
SQUIDDLY'S SILENT COMPANION 4 PAGES
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Little Squiddly, a fluffy fairy mouse, moves with her parents to a new barn. The thing is, she's the only little fairy mouse there. Squiddly is shy and doesn't think she's interesting enough for the other mice to let her join in their playing. That is, until her father introduces her to Squiddly's ever present companion who takes care of things in a jiffy - and that even though he's mute. Return to the top
 

Stones and Bones
STONES AND BONES 11 PAGES
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A place deep down in the enchanted Thaelon woods proves to have a magical attraction to a group of youngsters on their prowl. Bit by bit one the boys uncovers its secrets. But are all the secrets the ancient elves or druids hid there meant to be revealed? Return to the top
 

The Beauty and the Bard
THE BEAUTY AND THE BARD 10 PAGES
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Once upon a time the whole kingdom talked about nothing but the king's beautiful third daughter and her imminent betrothal. But who would be the lucky one? Especially now that the king had made clear that the princess was free to choose whomever she wanted? Among the candidates: a bard, his weapon: the quill. So: Paladin, duke, merchant, court jester, miller's son, poet, or...? Return to the top
 

The Brownie Who Wanted to Be Somebody
THE BROWNIE WHO WANTED TO BE SOMEBODY 11PAGES
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A little Brownie boy is not satisfied with his life and therefore sets out, vowing that he'll be somebody. On his way he happens to meet a pwoerful wizard, who suggests to assist him with achieving his goal. Now what is it our little fellow might want to be? Read on to find out... Return to the top
 

The Dancing Wooden Shoes
THE DANCING WOODEN SHOES 3 PAGES
WRITTEN BY ELENDILWYN Download text Read text

This is a tale as recorded in Master Tribell's "Miraculous Narrations", Scholar's Edition. It tells us about a girl who did something she was not supposed to do and a pair of enchanting shoes. A fancy tale and bedtime story, it is a tale that is popular with mothers who enjoy dancing their children off to sleep. Return to the top
 

The Distrustful Merchant
THE DISTRUSTFUL MERCHANT 10 PAGES
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A wealthy merchant who is plagued by suspicions whether he can truly trust his overseers, hatches a plan to put them to the test. And once a chest brimmed with gold and gems is involved everyone is indeed likely to show his true colors... Return to the top
 

The Dream Mill
THE DREAM MILL 3 PAGES
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If you ever wondered why there are so many stars littering the night sky and where they originate, well, then this little poem is just right for you. Let's learn about the stars then, about dreams, the mill behind the hills and the mysterious miller operating it... Return to the top
 

The Fairy Tale That Wrote Itself
THE FAIRY TALE THAT WROTE ITSELF 3 PAGES
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Trying to explain "The Fairy Tale That Wrote Itself" is quite a feat, if not an impossible task. Because in it sentences and paragraphs become alive to tackle the problem of how to write a fairy tale, only to discover that in discussing it, it has already happened. Well. See? There's not much point in explaining beforehand. So why not read the whole thing yourself? It might have written itself, but a reader is still appreciated. Return to the top
 

The Farmer and the Domovidges
THE FARMER AND THE DOMOVIDGE 3 PAGES
WRITTEN BY IRID ALMENIE Download text Read text

"The Farmer and the Domovidge" is a tale about a man, who is renown for his miserliness. He is mainly busy counting his money, ordering his farm-hands around, having no time whatsoever to find a wife, a companion to share and enjoy his wealthy life with. But all his riches hasven't made him happy. But one day very strange things start to occur at the farm: The routinely counting of the money shows an alarming, ever-growing decrease, and suddenly everything starts to change... Return to the top
 

The Gargoyle and the Pigeon
THE GARGOYLE AND THE PIGEON 7 PAGES
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High up on a rooftop a gargoyle looks out at the horizon. Actually, he has done that for years, but more recently he has also been wondering what might be over there, behind that line of sight, for he has his own suspicions. A pigeon is only passing through when the gargoyle gets into a conversation with him - and together they find out some interesting truths. Which, as people later would say, leads to nothing less but a miracle.... Return to the top
 

The Harlequin Lover
THE HARLEQUIN LOVER 5 PAGES
WRITTEN BY ELENDILWYN Download text Read text

This is a tale as recorded in Master Tribell's "Miraculous Narrations", Scholar's Edition. Some stories go and some will stay but the harlequin lover dances today. Painted faces and coloured frills, what lies behind few ever knew. Among the moves his story beckons, sit awhile and learn to listen. Seek your love and love will follow, haunting you like a phantom’s shadow. Find the one who is the other and outside here you’ll cease to wander. Return to the top
 

The Hobbit-Hole
THE HOBBIT-HOLE 12 PAGES
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A royal courier stumbles across a strange oddity when travelling through halfling lands: a giant hole in the ground. Curious why it was dug, he only receives fragmentary answers, which aren't exactly what he hoped for. A circumstance that calls for an official investigation into this bizarre matter... Return to the top
 

The Magic Wings
THE MAGIC WINGS 2 PAGES
WRITTEN BY IRID ALMENIE Download text Read text

This is a Brownie fairy tale, popularly told just before the little ones go to bed. Parents tell it to warn their children not to become too obsessed with one thing, or they will forget everything that matters. The children however, they love it because they hope to one day find Magic Wings, just like Taik did. They do grow out of this belief by the time their Choosing Day comes along, though... - The fairy tale was recorded and stored in the Council Tree by Cerubell Bluebark, member of the Scribbler's clan, who also translated it into Tharian. Return to the top
 

The Only Friend
THE ONLY FRIEND 13 PAGES
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This is the story of Gaernurmer, a Thrumgolz dwarf who is quite a celebrity: earth-guide, tunneler, lady's dwarf, even sought-after by the Helcrahn Duke. It's a story about someone with many friends, which he also desperately needs when fate knocks on his door... Return to the top
 

The Painting
THE PAINTING 8 PAGES
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While her three peasant brothers work the lands, Wyelda is weak and fragile, suffering from heaves, the notorious strangling disease. All she can do is sit back on her rocking chair and paint occasionally. She might not bring the family through the winter with her artistic streak, but her painting speaks to the heart. Return to the top
 

The Harlequin Lover
THE PRINCESS AND THE WHITE BEAR 8 PAGES
WRITTEN BY BARD JUDITH Download text Read text

This romantic tale of loyalty and temptation has nonetheless a realistic feel, conjuring up the cold of the Northlands and the beauty of its determined heroine with equal efficaciousness. Adults will enjoy it for its tidy triparate form and solid Northern morality; children will find the repetitions engaging, the trials of the Princess thrilling, and the conclusion satisfying. We have set it down here as we heard it recounted by a Skald of Hargath, and may presume from internal clues that the story indeed originates from the region.. Return to the top
 

The Raccoon and the Dragoness
THE RACOON AND THE DRAGONESS 5 PAGES
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Here's a tale of an unlikely infatuation. Well, unlikely infatuations aren't that uncommon, right? They just don't amount to anything mostly, and that is it. Others are the stuff legends are made of. Now in our particular case we've got a, uhm, raccoon on the one side, and on the other a lovely dragoness. Unlikely enough? Well yes, admittedly there are some difficulties to overcome to boot. But nothing is impossible, our raccoon would say, as will be shown in the following poem. Return to the top
 

The Slinker's Fault
THE SLINKER'S FAULT 3 PAGES
WRITTEN BY VIRESSE Download text Read text

"The Slinker's Fault" is a lovely fable you can find in "Master Tribell's Miraculous Narrations". It deals with the friendship of the Ice Bear and the Slinker of Cyhalloi and the adventures they have together. And it explains how the Slinker's tail came to its characteristic black tufted tip... Return to the top
 

The Snow Maiden
THE SNOW MAIDEN - A STORY OF SELFISHNESS 3 PAGES
WRITTEN BY BARD JUDITH Download text Read text

Why does the snow fall? An old human peasant tells his version of the old Snow Queen story. A lesson against selfishness and an elemental 'pourquoi' tale, along with a lovely illustration of the Snow Maid dancing in the sweep of the snowflakes, with the bitter wind as a cloak. Return to the top
 

The Stone Maiden
THE STONE MAIDEN 9 PAGES
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If you only look careful enough, you can find a sleeping beauty made entirely of stone in the ancient woods of the Aellenrhím elves. It's a serene place there for an eternal rest, with the babbling waters of a brook, chirping birds and luxuriant vegetation. But how did the Stone Maiden end up there, and what might she be dreaming? Well, once upon a time, there was a young giantess... Return to the top
 

The Storyteller
THE STORYTELLER 13 PAGES
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An old experienced writer is confronted with a predicament he isn't used to: he fails to come up with another tale. Days and days go by until his grandson suggests to help him with writing a story. But is the imagination of a five year old enough to inspire something that is more than just a slapdash five year old's tale? Return to the top
 

The Tomcat of Minich
THE TOMCAT OF MINICH 3 PAGES
WRITTEN BY BARD JUDITH Download text Read text

The Tomcat of Minich" is a very common story in Santharia, which every little child throughout the lands knows by heart. It is one of many fairy-tales and children stories of Master Tribell's "Miraculous Narrations" and recounts the tale of a sorcerer, who tries a rather unusual experiment with his tomcat. But well, read yourself... Return to the top
 

The Whurgawoddle
THE WHURGAWODDLE 4 PAGES
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The nature of the so-called "whurgawoodle" is shrouded in mystery. The strange name is one thing. But nobody knows what it really is, except maybe some kind of fairy, however that's about all accounts of it have in common. Then again: What exactly is that, a fairy? So let's get to the bottom of this in verse form. Maybe we can make a step further towards solving that mystery, or at least find out what it is that stories about whurgawoodles are all about... Return to the top
 

The Yearning Birch
THE YEARNING BIRCH 8 PAGES
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A birch tree growing next to a farmstead is musing about her life. Humans, she concludes are much better off than she is, for they can move around and do what they please and whenever they want, while a birch just stands still and is exposed to wind and weather. However, the longer her life last, the more she questions her initial assumptions... Return to the top
 

Time for Bookkeeping
TIME FOR BOOKKEEPING 8 PAGES
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Prayday eve is the perfect time for bookkeeping. As can be seen if we follow three examples: an undertaker, a villain and someone else. Everyone has to keep his own books in order, right? Return to the top
 

Ways of a Rose
WAYS OF A ROSE 8 PAGES
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A red rose's destiny is to be a token of romance, to bring two people together forever, isn't it? At least so the red rose thought. She was blossoming in a rose garden and would certainly be plucked soon by a charming gentleman. But the ways of love are strange and twisted as she was about to find out... Return to the top
 

What the Signpost Had to Say
WHAT THE SIGNPOST HAD TO SAY 8 PAGES
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Did you know that signposts talk? Well, they do, and they also have something to say if you're only willing to listen. So pray hear him out when he converses with some birds, who have troubles understanding what a signpost is all about... Return to the top
 

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