A pair of physicians observe the bizarre and dying practices of their profession’s predecessor, the remedy man.
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Video description: Trailer for “Remedy Men.” 61 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fantasy” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “A pair of physicians observe the bizarre and dying practices of their profession’s predecessor, the remedy man.” The title card and tagline fade. Digital drawing. A rooster seen in right profile, facing right, standing amidst thin patches of grass. Emerging from out of frame at top right is a forearm, fingers lightly curled, held steady by the opposite hand, as if being presented to the rooster. A long deep gash runs vertically from just above the inside of the wrist along the arm. A light silhouette of tools and other objects are seen in the background. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “‘I suppose it may work,’ the vulnerary said later at the tavern where he bought his guests a meal and a drink. ‘Simple actions to treat a simple wound.’ ‘By the way, I hope neither of you ate the bread and cheese his wife laid out,’ the old physician said. ‘I saw mold upon that bread.’ The vulnerary laughed aloud. ‘My friend, you are observant.’ He raised his glass to the old physician and drank deeply of it. But the young physician, Reustap, noted the irritated twitching of his teacher’s brow. He had only been apprenticed to Nagle for half a year, but had studied under the respected physician for five years. It was Reustap’s idea to study the ways of the village remedy men, who were, after all, a dying breed.” 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 storyfeather.com.”
Episode Released: 17 November 2022
The wounded man, his wife, the vulnerary, and the two physicians made their way out of the kitchen and into the yard where the chickens were still pecking away at their breakfast. It was winter, but a mild one. The risen sun had already baked the chill out of the ground and the air. The vulnerary coaxed a rooster toward his patient. The wounded man gripped his wounded arm with his opposite hand. He held his arm out as the vulnerary corralled the rooster toward it.
“I’m afraid I must object,” one of the physicians said.
Story: “The Remedy Men” 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 ANDREW SITKOV (MuzStation Game Music)*
“Medieval Theme #3”
“Medieval Theme #5”
“Medieval Track #2”
“Medieval Theme #4”
“Medieval Theme #1”
“Lyric Voices #5”
“Adventure Track #1”
Music by NICHOLAS JEUDY (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“A way to find the truth”
“A way to find another truth”
Music by ALBERT FERNANDEZ (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Locations_Medieval Tavern Song”
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Music by Andrew Sitkov, Albert Fernandez, and Nicholas Jeudy is licensed from GameDev Market
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Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Tags: Apprentice, Chiweth, Nagle, Physician, Rabies, Remedy Man, Reustap, Teacher, Vagabond Malaise, Vulnerary
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