A baker, a warrior, a merchant, and a mage all set out to find a legendary sword that may lead to a cure for a terrifying bleeding fever that has afflicted their land.
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[Video description: 41 seconds. Scanned watercolor painting. A sword at center, pointed upward. Five bare arms extend to the sword, two from the left and three from the right. They grip the blade in an alternating pattern. The topmost arm bears a circular tattoo on the inside of the elbow. The next arm down bears scars from cuts and wears a leather cuff at the wrist. The next arm down bears two marks or scars on the inner wrist. The next arm down bears leather wrappings around the wrist, holding an implement against the outer wrist. The last arm bears bangles around the wrist and above the elbow. Blood trickles down the blade and over the hands. The sword has a simple hilt with an oval gem set in the guard. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card over the image displays “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Mythology” The words fade away, replaced by the story’s title. The title fades. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “He went into the northern forest and tested his powers, manifesting things that were unnatural, things that were as impatient and hungry as he was. The tree trunks began to sprout eyes, like the eyes of a cat. Flowers grew that would whisper wicked things during the night to any traveler who dared to camp. Worms that crawled under the earth would bore through the foot of any who walked the forest paths. Natural beings learned to avoid that forest.” Text box appears over image displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.”]
“There is no cure,” the baker said as she peered into the mage’s eyes.
Around the table with them sat the renowned warrior and the titan merchant. Everyone at the table, the mage included, were trying not to appear as awed as they felt in the warrior’s presence. And everyone at the table was trying not to make it obvious that the titan’s four well-muscled arms were taking up all the space. He shifted his right upper arm, the one that the mage noted was tattooed with the mark of the merchant’s guild, and knocked over an empty pint of mead. The warrior wordlessly righted the mug.
Story: “Sword of the Giant Wizard” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Sword of the Giant Wizard” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing: Nila L. Patel
Music by ROZKOL
Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Secret water (seamless)”
“Dungeon of shadows (seamless)”
“Shadow forest (seamless)”
“Peacefull place (seamless)”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Nicholas Jeudy is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
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Find more music by ROZKOL at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
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