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On this overview page we've collected all texts you can find in the Santharian Library written by the mentioned author. The various stories, tales, poems or even novels are ordered by book name first and then story, chapter or poem title. To view or download a specific story, simply click on the appropriate icon in the Reading column.
 

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MURDER IN BARDAVOS

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- I: A Merchant from Voldar

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- II: A Scream in the Night

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- III: A Welcome Arrival

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MASTER TRIBELL'S MIRACULOUS NARRATIONS

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- Kelder and Bryella

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- The Farmer and the Domovidge

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TALES FROM THE BROWNIE TRIBES

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WORDS BY THE WATER

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LURKING IN THE MISTS

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Murder in Bardavos
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When a well-known nobleman is found murdered in a tavern in Bardavos, the well-to-do merchant Calmin is one of the first to arrive on the scene. As a friend of the Captain of the Guard, he tries to help him to solve this crime... Return to the top
 

Chapter I: A Merchant From Voldar
CHAPTER I: A MERCHANT FROM VOLDAR 4 PAGES
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When a man enters the room of a tavern in Bardavos, someone is already waiting for him... and buries a dagger in his chest. Meanwhile, the famous bard Judith is performing in "The Singing Bard". All visitors are enjoying this night. Among them is a well-to-do merchant from Voldar, by the name of Calmin. Little does he know that the following nights will not be spent so peacefully... Return to the top
 

Chapter II: A Scream in the Night
CHAPTER II: A SCREAM IN THE NIGHT 3 PAGES
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Early next morning a barmaid finds the body of the murdered guest. Her screams wake up some of the patrons, among them Calmin, who quickly takes charge of the situation. The investigation can begin... Return to the top
 

Chapter II: A Scream in the Night
CHAPTER III: A WELCOME ARRIVAL 3 PAGES
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The Captain of the Guards, an old friend of Calmin's, arrives at the scene of the crime. He determines where the killer was hidden. When the room is investigated, the unpleasant task falls to the two men to tell the widow about her husband's death. Return to the top
 

 
Kelder and Bryella
KELDER AND BRYELLA 4 PAGES
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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
 

The Farmer and the Domovidge
THE FARMER AND THE DOMOVIDGE 3 PAGES
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"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 Magic Wings
THE MAGIC WINGS 2 PAGES
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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
 

 
Avá's Tear
AVÁ'S TEAR 2 PAGES
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This Erpheronian folk tale explains the existence of the bright star, which illuminates the night sky, Avá's Tear. It is a tale where human and elven lore mix for a change, told in the one or the other variation both among the Aellenrhim as well as in the Santharian province of Vardýnn. Return to the top
 

The Sorceress' Peak
SORCERESS' PEAK 2 PAGES
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The below story is a myth, told by the various groups of Vale Brownies. The version written down below, translated to Tharian by the Brownie poet Tee'n Brownbark and stored in the Council Tree, is the best known, as told by the biggest group. It is a tale that not only explains the names for Sorceress' Peak and the Mountain of the Chieftain, it also covers how the Darkwood became so impassable and even warns the listening Brownies not to trust humans too much, as their emotions are fickle and their tempers short. Return to the top
 

 
The Forest of Death
THE FOREST OF DEATH 3 PAGES
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Have you ever wandered alone through a deserted ruin or an eerie forest, listening to the howling wind and feeling a strange sensation as if this place would talk to you silently of horrors that happened long, long ago? Well, the Scythe Grove, or the "Forest of Death", just north of New-Santhala is such a place which could give you the shivers. But listen what had happened there once and how an unfortunate lad made a gruesome encounter...  Return to the top
 

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