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- Hello, friend! Read any good books lately? Perhaps one of mine? My name is Maerny Modig. I'm a skaald.
- If norn
You have books?
- Yes. That is a tale in and of itself. Last spring, I met a human from Divinity's Reach who convinced me that the best way to spread my tales was to publish them in books.
What sorts of tales?
- The legends of our ancestors, of course, and of those new heroes whose great deeds are shared from skaald to skaald at moots.
- A more permanent record? I love it. (Same as "Interesting." below)
- What a waste of time and effort. No one reads books. (Same as "Interesting." below)
- The books will survive long after you and I have gone to dust. Besides, I don't have to do anything. My human friend listens to my stories, puts them in books, and sends me gold from time to time.
- How strange.
- I see. Good-bye.
- Why put them in books? That's what the moot is for.
- If not norn
What is a skaald?
- Let me tell you! Among your kind, you may call them storytellers or bards. It is the skaald who collects and shares the great legends, glorious victories, and tragic endings of adventures.
- I see.
- Just passing through.