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May 7, 2021

When the lay was finished, the troubadour smiled and bowed. He blew a stray lock of his rosy hair out of his eyes and asked the gathered crowd, “What story would you hear? Tell me.”

The old man brought forth a coin to ask for a story.

The troubadour said, “No, no. I have set out no vessels for receiving gifts, as you can see. There is no cost excepting the time that you take to stand and listen, if you will.”


Wandering storytellers are known as troubadours, and they come by their sweet voices and their enchanting storytelling from a surprising ancestor.

Genre: Fairy Tale


Tags: bluebird, canary, creator, mockingbird, old man, parrot, sovereign, troubadour, voiceless


Story: “How the Troubadours Came To Be” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Troubadour” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel

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

Music by TRG Banks
“First stop”
“Lake in the woods”
“The silver bus”

Music by Andy Ray*
“Medieval Theme 2 (Looped)”
“Medieval Theme 4 (Looped)”

Music by Unnamed Artist(s)*
“Humorous_Exploration (loop)”
“Exploration_Cave (loop)”
“Adventure Track #1 (looped)”
“Locations_Medieval Tavern Song”


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


Music by TRG Banks licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Music by Andy Ray and the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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