TALES FROM THE BROWNIE TRIBES

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This book encloses a collection of myths, legends and other fireside tales from members of the Brownie race. These stories are rarely written down by the Brownie tribes themselves, and never in Tharian, so have been converted into the common tongue whilst retaining as much of the Brownie ideaology as possible. Where the translation seems strange to the reader's tongue, we apologise, and hope only that they may enjoy the charm in these nuggets of Brownie convention. So, without further arranging of the seating mats, please sit back and choose a tale....
 

The Frethoni Book of Fables

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ROOKIE BROWNBARK
Ehei's Mistake 1 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
How the Pfepper Plant Got so Hot 2 Download text Read introduction Read text
IRID ALMENIE
Sorceress' Peak 2 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
The Magic Wings 2 Download text Read introduction Read text

 
Ehei's Mistake
EHEI'S MISTAKE 1 PAGE
WRITTEN BY ROOKIE BROWNBARK Download text Read text

The tale of Ehei's Mistake is told to small Brownie children to warn them of the bad things that will happen to them if they don't respect plants, animals and their spirits. It features a vain little Brownie who insists on picking flowers to ornament her beautiful green hair. Eventually she is turned into a pure white Rat Brownie as punishment. Return to the top
 

How the Pfepper Plant Got so Hot
HOW THE PFEPPER PLANT GOT SO HOT 2 PAGES
WRITTEN BY ROOKIE BROWNBARK Download text Read text

This myth is told by the Llaoihrr Clan, particularly at the Harvest Festival in autumn when the Pfepper seeds are out. The Brownies dislike the hot, spicy taste, and tell a story of how this strange flavour came about. It also explains why the leaves are often woven into traveler's clothing, for the Brownies believe the plant's spirit will help to protect them from any wandering malicious spirits. 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 Sorceress' Peak
SORCERESS' PEAK 2 PAGES
WRITTEN BY IRID ALMENIE Download text Read text

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
 

Tales written by various members