A king sits down to a feast only to feel that something is wrong, that he is alone though the table is full of feasters. Is it a dream? A nightmare? Or something worse….
On this page, you’ll find the podcast episode trailer and the full episode.
And of course, a link to the source, the short story.
[Video description: 47 seconds. Scanned watercolor painting. The view down a long table on which is set a feast: a large roast, a bowl full of stew, a plate with a towering cake, a tower of croquembouche, a basket of fruit, a platter of cheeses, a loaf of bread with a slice cut off, carafes, cutlery, and containers of seasoning. At the far end is seen a figure. Empty chairs are set along the table. At left is an open door before which lies a sleeping dog. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card displays “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Fairy Tale” The words fade away, replaced by the story’s title. The title recedes. Subtitles appear in time with music, sound effects, and narration at the bottom: “…when screams of terror and cries for aid began to sound through the castle halls. His heart turned to ice even as flames erupted from within the castle proper. Flames and the unmistakable rumbling roaring of a dragon. The king opened his eyes and found himself seated at the long table in the castle’s dining hall. As he watched, platters and tureens of food began to appear. As a feast filled the empty table, fear filled his heart.” Website URL appears at bottom & fades at end as a 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.”]
The king opened his eyes and found himself seated at the long table in the castle’s dining hall. As he watched, platters and tureens began to appear, filled with steaming and fragrant food. Favorite dishes materialized before the chair in which would sit the one who favored them. A large bowl of fruit appeared before the seat that the queen’s favorite friend would occupy. Stews appeared at the far end of the table, where the king’s scholars sat. A tower of sweet rolls appeared in the middle of the table, where the young knights would be seated...
Story: “The Feast of Paravirneo” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “The Feast Begins” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing: Nila L. Patel
Music by Andy Ray*
“Medieval Theme 3 (Looped)”
Music by Unnamed Artist(s)*
“Locations_Medieval Tavern Song”
“Steel Enemy (looped)”
“Exploration_Forest Of Magic”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Andy Ray and unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
Risset Drum effect generated in Audacity (audacityteam.org)
Tags: curse, dragon, feast, hound, King, mage, queen, scholar, warlock
Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy