The Monstrous Men of the Moors

When the Lavendars sought to settle on new lands, they were warned that the surrounding moors were haunted by strange creatures.

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Video description: Trailer for “The Monstrous Men of the Moors.” 47 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Horror” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “When the Lavendars sought to settle on new lands, they were warned that the surrounding moors were haunted by strange creatures.” The title card and tagline fade. Digitally colored ink drawing.  At left, a girl with a bow in her hair, seen from waist up and her right profile. Her right arm is bent, hand perched on the edge of a basket that sits at center. A small scaly tail curves over the edge inches from the girl’s hand. A scaly arm reaches up from a bundle of blankets. The hand is reaching toward the girl’s left hand, which is stretched over the basket, holding a cricket.  A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” lies over the image. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “The elders described them as ‘fearsome and cloaked in shadow’ and ‘speaking their secret language.’ So at first, the children believed that these others were people, human beings like them, perhaps a people who were native to the land but kept to themselves, and so were rarely seen. But when they spoke to those who claimed to have actually seen one of these “monstrous men,” their descriptions made it clear that these were not men, not humans, at all.” Story title appears at top as the image blurs. Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades as 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”

The Monstrous Men of the Moors Storyfeather

Episode Released: 28 October 2022

Nisha knew what was in the basket though she could no longer see it and could barely hear it. The “allfeistus” they were called once. Strange creatures who were thought to have died out until someone rediscovered them. Uncle Nestor said they might still die out. And that’s why people like him were trying to capture them. Not just to study them. But also to try and preserve them.

Perhaps even try to teach them.

“Be mindful, niece. The gift is not the creature. The gift is his future friendship…a thing, I admit, neither you nor I can predict.”

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: “The Monstrous Men of the Moors” Copyright © 2018 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)*
“Creatures of the night”
“Ancient gods”
“The 4th world”
“The ritual”
“The forest”
“Eternal life”

*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 is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

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Genre: Horror, Mystery
Tags: “Monstrous Men”, Allfeistus, Angfilnott, Eldest, Lavendar, Monster, Nisha, Uncle Nestor

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