Lord Orgulous

An air of mystery surrounds a young lord who came to rule a province from a distant land, until those closest to him gather clues about his past.

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And of course, a link to the source, the short story.

Video description

Trailer for “Lord Orgulous.” 52 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Fantasy” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “An air of mystery surrounds a young lord who came to rule a province from a distant land, until those closest to him gather clues about his past.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing. Three people sitting at a table, described from left to right. In three-quarters profile, a bald man in a collared long sleeve shirt, holding a stein in both hands with his elbows on the table. A woman facing forward with her hair in a bun, wearing a double-breasted jacket, resting her left forearm on the table, and holding her right index finger to her mouth. She looks to the right at the third person, a woman with long curly hair, seen in left profile, smiling, and holding up her right hand with palm loosely facing upward. Watermark of the word “Storyfeather” just below arm of the middle person. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “Drucasda suddenly widened her eyes and looked at Whimsy. ‘You said his eyes were dazzling. Could they have been…glowing?’ ‘What are you thinking?’ Phileron asked. ‘Do you suppose our lordship might not be quite human?’ ‘Well of course he might not be,’ Whimsy said. ‘That rumor is an old one. Abandoned by most now. And everyone had guessed every kind of creature he might be—vampire, werewolf, ghoul, merman, demon—shall I go on?’” Animated flames appear around the border of the image, framing the image, fading when Whimsy begins to speak.  Story title appears at top. Website URL at bottom center throughout and fades as text box appears at center displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.”

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Episode Released: 13 January 2023

Lord Orgulous came to our province some time ago, and when he did, he inherited the rule of the province. As might be expected, he arrived with quite a flurry of rumor swirling about him, for he hailed from a distant land, and he was young and handsome and mysterious. Some said he left behind a fortune so grand that even the stars looked down upon its glittering magnificence with envy. Some said he was exiled for some preposterous boast that insulted a very powerful personage. And there are some among us—the romantics—who believe that he came to our land because he was fleeing from heartbreak.

What’s the Word (that inspired the story)?
Orgulous: (Archaic) haughty; proud. (source: dictionary.com)

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Story: “Lord Orgulous” Copyright © 2019 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel

Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)

Music by NICHOLAS JEUDY (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“A band in the inn”
“Shadows and flames”
“Back in the village”
“Dragon rider”
“Facing the dragon”
“The bard”

Music by ALBERT FERNANDEZ ((Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Exploration_Mystical Place (loop 2)”
“Exploration_Forest of Magic”
“Locations_Happy Village (loop)”
“Locations_Medieval Tavern Song”
“Locations_Court Song”
“Humorous_Exploration (loop)”
“Exploration_Cave (loop)”
“Holyl_Hymn (loop)”
“Battle_1_normal (loop)”

*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.

Music by Nicholas Jeudy and Albert Fernandez is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Nicholas Jeudy and Albert Fernandez at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

(Stories centered on an intriguing word and its meaning)

Portal Button. Elongated rectangle. Rings of colored light emanate from the center. Inset on the left, an embossed circle with the Storyfeather feather logo, a feather quill shaped like the letter "f" with a drop of ink hovering below its tip. The circle is bordered with dots and dashes and casts a shadow. To the right of the image, the word "Definitions." At top right, the word "Year." Below "Year," the numeral "6."

Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Tags: Cook, Curse, Drucasda, High Advisor, Lord Orgulous, Manservant, Phileron, Whimsy

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