WORDS BY THE WATER

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"Words by the Water" is a fairy-tales and folk tales collection by a certain hobbit named Gerontius Bywater, compiled by his son Hildigard Bywater. It contains stories Gerontius has picked up when travelling through Santharia, following the course of various rivers and visiting adjacted areas. The amount of lore found in these stories is staggering and is a good opportunity to learn about customs and habits, supposedly miraculous events, but also superstitions of regions in Santharia. With "Words by the Water" the Bywaters have put together a marvellous piece of enjoyable literature one shouldn't miss in order to get introduced into the multiple cultures that live in Santharia.
 

Words by the Water

COMPLETE BOOK: 10 PAGES Download text

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ELENDILWYN
The City of Masks 6 Download text Read introduction Read text
IRID AL'MENIE
Avá's Tear 2 Download text Read introduction Read text

Avá's Tear
AVÁ'S TEAR 2 PAGES
WRITTEN BY IRID ALMENIE Download text Read text

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 City of Masks
THE CITY OF MASKS 6 PAGES
WRITTEN BY ELENDILWYN Download text Read text

"The City of Masks" is a common folk tale that the people of Nyermersys know by heart and which was collected by the hobbit Gerontius Bywater to add to the chapter "North and Haunted: Nyermersys" in his collection of Fairytales and Folklore of Santharia. It tells us about a trader who tries his luck in the famous "City of Death", where he wants to sell the exquist masks he makes. And then it all begins with the encounter of a beggar woman that strange things start happening... Return to the top
 

Folk tales written by various members