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The Brave MinstrelThunder rumbled as I watched the rain batter the trees outside. We had planned to travel to town that day, but the wind and rain made it dangerous to venture outside.The Brave Minstrel by LightningTopaz
I found Ash resting in an easy chair by the fireplace. "Bored?" he asked as he welcomed Pikachu into his lap.
"Yeah..." I sighed as I set down before the fireplace. "I was looking forward to going to Vertania again today..."
"Maybe the weather will be better tomorrow." Ash assured me as Larissa draped a blanket around me.
We sat quietly for a while before I asked "I know you are no minstrel, but do you know any stories?"
"A few, yes--many of them from Brock." Ash smiled.
After thinking for a moment, he began "In a far away land, there once lived a minstrel, whose instrument of choice was the flute."
He paused to fish a silver whistle from his left pocket, then went on "Like many minstrels before him, he earned his living by wandering across the land, and playing his flute in all the cities, towns, and villages."
The Legend of KultaThe sun was high overhead when Ash and I arrived in Meralda to buy food and potion ingredients (he was going to teach me how to make a potion of life and a potion of magic). At first, the crowds of people were overwhelming, but it wasn't until we emerged from the crowded market and into the town square did I see him--a brown haired boy with tan skin clad in a majestic purple, red, and gold costume calmly playing his harp to attract an audience.The Legend of Kulta by LightningTopaz
"A minstrel's here!" I gasped, pointing out the boy.
Ash smiled. "My friend Brock of Marmoria...you're in for a treat, Peri!"
Sure enough, more people started arriving as Brock kept playing, but Ash led me to a spot overlooking the fountain, so I wouldn't be crushed by the crowd.
When Brock had finished his song, he looked out on the massive crowd before him. "Is there anyone with a request for me?
I knew right away what I wanted Brock to tell. "Tell of golden haired Kulta and how he defeated the Dragon King!"
Brock grinned and started a r
The MeetingIt all started on a moonlight night.The Meeting by LightningTopaz
I had just received my mom and dad's blessing to go seek my fortune somewhere. Like all the minstrel's tales, I left early the next morning with only the clothes on my back, a small bag of gold, the shortsword Father had forged for me as a birthday gift, and a few other mementos from home--a picture of us if I got homesick, a map of Valinde, and some food and camp supplies.
My walk was initially uneventful, but around nightfall, like all the minstrel's tales, I wound up lost in a huge forest. The moon was just a silver nib in the sky, so any noise made me jump in fear--as if a giant, or troll, or evil wizard, or even the dark lord himself--would grab me and take me to gods knew where.
As if being lost and alone with trees looming over me wasn't scary enough, some growling made me tense up--Mightyenas.
"Back! Get back!" I called before firing a beam from my blade into the pack leader--the easiest spell I knew. While that scared him a little, he also
The Pantheon of ValindeThe chief deitiesThe Pantheon of Valinde by LightningTopaz
Rafia, the goddess of light. She is the beloved of Soutan, the god of night and dreams. Like Yoso, the problem of evil is explained in the world by Rafia spurning the evil lord in favor of Soutan. Yet Rafia loves Soutan very much, and he loves her in return.
Soutan, the god of night and dreams. He often appears in stories to give a hero a magic item (or items) to complete his/her quest. His love for Rafia is so deep, their relationship is touted as the model for a relationship.
Ardia, the goddess of fire. A brave and strong goddess, she is portrayed as a guardian of all who do brave deeds.
Telene, the goddess of water. Calm and softspoken, she is slow to anger. But when she is angered, the repercussions are often deadly.
Eris, the trickster goddess. She usually doesn't mean any harm by her tricks, but her shenanigans have gotten the best of many Pokemon, and constantly get on the other gods' nerves. Stories about her are popular with everyone, and are often called "Er
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