TEXTS WRITTEN BY VALAN NONESUCH

FOLK TALES - GHOST STORIES

 

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BOOK OF BLESSED TALES

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- Klas and the King of Winter

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- Klas and the Bear

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LURKING IN THE MISTS

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Klas and the King of Winter
KLAS AND THE KING OF WINTER 3 PAGES
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Another halfling folk tale is lovingly reproduced here for the enjoyment of others by the fireside. This is one of the few tales which incorporates more than one of the enigmatic folk heroes known as Blessedvales, and as such may seem confusing to the uninitiated. Klas the Bear is a legendary blacksmith of Heldmondsshire folklore, and Mian Longfellow may be more familiar to human readers as Feygin Greenfoot. The following story is often told during the later months of the year, just as the winter snows begin to set in, and begins with a traditional call and response. Return to the top
 

Mian and the Green Dragon
KLAS AND THE BEAR 2 PAGES
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This endearing tale is one of Gaffer Klas, one of several halfling folk heroes collectively called the Blessedvales. While they are occasionally confusing to the Big Folk, the Blessedvales are not deities, merely well respected and politely revered by hobbits. Gaffer Klas is not a well known Blessedvale outside of Helmondsshire, but the story of Klas and the Bear is told during the festival of Hearthdays, sometimes known as Klastide, without fail. The story has lost some of its charm in the translation to the page, and we apologize for this. Return to the top
 

Mian and the Green Dragon
MIAN AND THE GREEN DRAGON 2 PAGES
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The following story was collected from a collection of halfling stories called the "Book of Blessedtales", and concerns the peculiar folk hero called Mian Longfellow, possibly known to those Big Folk residing in or around Helmondsshire as Feygin Greenfoot. Tales of Longfellow are not uncommon among hobbits but are particularly thick in Helmondsshire and the region south of Astran in general. The following is one of the most celebrated stories concerning Mian and his encounter with a dragon, which the Compendium has faithfully reproduced here. Our apologies as some of the charm of the story is lost in the translation to the page. Return to the top
 

 
Fiddles on the Falls
FIDDLES ON THE FALLS 2 PAGES
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A fine fiddler went a-walking through the dim and shadowed streets. A-walking he did go, to play his fiddle at the falls. A fine fiddler went a-walking, through the dim and shadowed streets. A-walking he did go, a fine lady to meet.  Return to the top
 

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