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The Wise MikoTale 163: The Wise Miko (Ash)The Wise Miko by ~LightningTopaz
"Once there lived a handsome young man--we'll call him Mamoru--who, even though he was well loved and well liked, was unhappy because he had a stepmother that didn't know when to stop talking." Ash begins. "She talked constantly day in and day out, until Mamoru grew so frustrated, he decided to go out into the world and seek his fortune. So the very next morning he started off with a few clothes and a little money in his pocket."
"And then?" Misty is intrigued.
"However..." Ash cautions. "There was one person in the village that he wanted to say goodbye to, and that was the miko, or priestess. She was well ren
The Legend of RyanTale 162: The Legend of Ryan (Misty)The Legend of Ryan by ~LightningTopaz
"A long time ago, in a land far from here, there lived a widow who had three sons." Misty begins. "The two eldest though they were on the lazy side, some of the neighbors gave them work to do because their mom was highly respected. But by the time our story begins, they had both been so careless and lazy that their masters sent them home."
An uneasy silence fills the air before Misty continues "So they returned to their mother and youngest brother, who they didn't really like, because he made himself useful around the house, looked after the Combuskens, and milked the Miltank."
"What's this boy's name?"
Daisuke, the Beast SlayerTale 161: Daisuke, the Beast Slayer (Brock)Daisuke, the Beast Slayer by ~LightningTopaz
"Once upon a time there was a man and his wife who were very poor." Brock begins. "The man earned his living making wooden bowls and platters to sell and oftentimes worked from dawn until dusk, but wooden bowls and platters sold for so very cheap that he could barely support his family no matter how hard he worked."
"Aw"s go up at Brock's woeful observation. "Now, the man and his wife were the parents of three lovely daughters--we'll call them Miyu, Ran, and Eina." Brock explains. "They were all very beautiful, and the man and his wife often lamented the fact that they did not have money to provid
The Lucky PunchTale 160: The Lucky Punch (Ash)The Lucky Punch by ~LightningTopaz
"A king of a certain land always started his day looking out on his vast kingdom." Ash begins. "But deep down he just wished that something--anything--exciting would happen, and so sent out a proclamation for everyone in the land to bring a rare and wondrous item, with a prize going to whoever had the rarest thing."
Piqued murmurs fill the air as Ash continues "Now, one man--we'll call him Kenji--decided that if he won the contest, he would use the prize money to buy new tools, as his tools were old and worn from years of working in the fields. That night, when he arrived home, he found a huge Berry at least