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PostSubject: The Tale of The Traveling Bard   Fri May 01, 2009 5:49 am

As I continue pondering the questions of my life, I come back to a story of a bard. I once was in a tavern in the small town of Rashentime and was discussing the matters currently at hand with an old man, when a strange being walked in.I could not exactly tell what this being was as he had a cloak and pack on and had a strange force that seemed to be emmiting from his body, as if his very soul was full of magic. As he continued on towards the bar, I could feel a small chill go down my spine and instinct told me not to let this stranger sit by me, but I took his coming near with great indistinction. As he sat down, I could hear the old man sitting next to me started singing a tune of elves and strange lands. I took a liking to the tune a while before this old man sang, and tried to continue it on, as I did know the notes and rhythm and such of the tune. As I started, I heard a lute starting to play. As I found out, the strange being was playing the lute. He continued the lyrics to the song and even improvised on it. As I examined, his fingers had such dexterity with the lute and it's if he was using magic to play it, because he knew the exact tune without even bothering a glance towards what he was doing. The whole tavern got hushed as this stranger played, and then something unexpected happened. He started to sing, and the sound of his voice was so beautiful, it was as if a thousand songbirds began to sing in unison. We all had tears towards this godlike tune, and a few woman even started to gather around the stranger. This man, clearly blessed by Apollo himself, was and still is the most skilled musician I have ever heard. When he finished, the crowd started to cheer at his most epic aria, but then he raised his hand said,"If you cheer for my song because it is beautiful, then you are mistaken, because the whole time I sang of tales of a evil king who reign over a thousand years this time. You should cheer for this king isn't alive anymore, because I personally witnessed his rule, and he was of the most terrible dispostion. So praise, for we live in a time of peace." And with that, he left the tavern leaving everyone speechless, but I had dared to follow this strange "man" out to get in a few words with him. Before I so much as stepped twice, he stopped me and signaled me outside. I wasn't sure what to do, for at that point I may have feared for my life. So I did as he asked. As soon as we left the tavern, he spoke to me. I didn't understand the bulk of the conversation, as he spoke in riddles, but when he was done he handed me a small box and walked off. I never saw the bard again and to this day, I have not opened the box, for I fear the power of the gods are contained in it.

I thought of this off the top of my head, because i couldn't sleep last night and got bored.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tale of The Traveling Bard   Sun May 03, 2009 10:40 pm

That's good Link. I really enjoy your short fable-type stories. You could make infinite stories like that because they are on such small topics. Very good though, thank you for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: The Tale of The Traveling Bard   Sun May 03, 2009 10:42 pm

No Problem, I feel inferior to Ephear though, He makes them so damn epic
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PostSubject: Re: The Tale of The Traveling Bard   Sun May 03, 2009 10:48 pm

Yeah he's so much better at writing than I am too lol. We used to have English class together and his stories were soooo good, even back in the old days lol. Well, the ones i got to read anyways. You can tell his are good too, he got so many comments on his
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PostSubject: Re: The Tale of The Traveling Bard   Sun May 03, 2009 11:07 pm

Mine are more of just those ones you read in a compilation of short stories, his are actual epics
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PostSubject: Re: The Tale of The Traveling Bard   Mon May 04, 2009 12:39 am

I feel slightly better hearing that, thanks. And yes, I write in epics, I like to do large things. . . Less about me though. The story was nice, and it seemed like it could have gone longer, but the ending concluded that from ever happening. It was rather well written, and as I seem to harp on this point, seemingly able to be expanded if you wish. I wish I could have heard the conversation, but there was a point there, it left me hanging. I have nothing bad to say about it, as such.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tale of The Traveling Bard   Mon May 04, 2009 12:41 am

Thanks, that just boosted up my happiness 30 points lol
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PostSubject: Re: The Tale of The Traveling Bard   Mon May 04, 2009 8:15 pm

Nice little ending there
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PostSubject: Re: The Tale of The Traveling Bard   Mon May 04, 2009 10:12 pm

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