THE SHENDAR BOOK OF MYTHS

TABLE OF CONTENTS - FOLK TALES OVERVIEW

 

The Shendar do not have scrolls or books, but only an oral tradition. They narrate their tales, their myths, their knowledge, their wisdom on long evenings around a fire under a bright, starry sky. However, I was allowed to write them down, so that other tribes can share their wealth with them. Thanks to Ma-Kundra and all the others who helped me in doing this. My special thanks goes to Firewyre, who collected mainly myths of the Shen-Kha'si, whereas mine originate mostly from the Shen-D'auras. - Talia Sturmwind
 

The Shendar Book of Myths

COMPLETE BOOK: 14 PAGES Download text

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FIREWYRE
Arlia the Faithful and the Demon 1 Download text Read introduction Read text
TALIA STURMWIND
Jeyriall and the Long-Ears 1 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
Jeyriall's Gift 1 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
Of the Origin of the Ráhaz'Dáth 8 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
Why the Shen-D'auras Founded Meh'metsh 1 Download text Read introduction Read text

 
Arlia the Faithful and the Demon
ARLIA THE FAITHFUL AND THE DEMON 1 PAGE
WRITTEN BY FIREWYRE Download text Read text

The Injčrá might be fierce and demons fearsome, but Baveras is the true master of the desert and only her gifts can tame the Ráhaz-Dáth... Read on to find out how the Arpun Grass came to be in the struggle between a demon and a devotee of the Sea Goddess. Return to the top
 

Jeyriall and the Long-Ears
JEYRIALL AND THE LONG-EARS 1 PAGE
WRITTEN BY TALIA STURMWIND Download text Read text

Even thousands of years before Santhros ascended to the throne and united the lands of Santharia, the long-ear hopped happily on the grass of northern Ráhaz-Dáth. But how could an adorable, little creature of such cheerful temperament outlive the cruelty of the centuries? Join us and get to know why the long-ears are so intelligent and from whom they got their wit... Return to the top
 

Jeyriall's Gift
JEYRIALL'S GIFT 1 PAGE
WRITTEN BY TALIA STURMWIND Download text Read text

Not all of us are born in good health and not all of us can live up to the expectations of our society… Yet all of life, no matter how low or flawed, is precious to the gods and no prayer whispered in earnest will be left unanswered. See how, with a little help from above, a father’s love and a mother’s devotion can create life… - "Jeyriall’s Gift" is the story of a little lonely girl and the brinn’si, and why the animal came into being. Return to the top
 

Of the Origin of the Ráhaz-Dáth
OF THE  ORIGIN OF THE RÁHAZ'DÁTH 8 PAGES
WRITTEN BY TALIA STURMWIND Download text Read text

This is the story of Baveras, the Water Goddess that wished to bring life to the barren, sun-scorched wastelands of the Rahaz-Dath. After consulting Jeyriall, the Goddess of the Harvest, Baveras learns that the life she holds so dear cannot exist without water and takes it upon herself to irrigate the desert. She pleads Foiros, the God of the Sun, to have mercy on the land but soon finds that the Burning God is a God of Justice not of mercy: only that which deserves to live should survive the intense heat of the Injčrá. Distressed and disappointed Baveras turns to the Weather Lord, Grothar, for help – but will his support be enough to overcome the will of Foiros?

Read on to discover how Urtengor, the God of the Forge, is cajoled into an alliance with the Mistress of the Sea. But not all gods are benevolent or so easily enticed… Bear witness to what she must do to rise above the caprices of Etherus and thwart the jealous schemes of Queprur, the Goddess of Death herself. Follow Baveras on her quest and discover as she has how precious a commodity Life is and what a fine balance must exist between the elements – and their masters – for it to exist. And perhaps find consolation in the knowledge that even the Gods despair sometimes and consult the Universe for advice, just as we turn to them for guidance and assistance… Return to the top

 

Why the Shen-D'auras Founded Meh'metsh
WHY THE SHEN-DAURAS FOUNDED MEH'METSH 1 PAGE
WRITTEN BY TALIA STURMWIND Download text Read text

In the midst of the Narfost Plain there is an ancient settlement of the Shen'D'auras, and many people wonder why it is there, so far of the typical Shendar lands. Well, if we believe the old stories we hear from the Shendar, it is quite a romantic tale of love - but just read yourself! Return to the top
 

Folk tales written by various members