Thursday April 20th
The Legend Of The Godfrog
The Lilypods of Mudrana live in the Land of the Lilypad providing music, song, and mischief in praise to the godfrog. Legends tell that should the godfrog falls asleep, the pond will dry out, and everything in the land would perish. The Lilypods provide instruments and entertainment to aid the frogs of Mudrana that croak and sing to preserve their world from death.
The children all tell their own stories about how they got here, and if you join them for their story time on Friday April 21st you can learn these many conflicting tales first hand! Some say Fae brought them here willingly, some claim they may have been stolen by a wicked goblin, and still more tell of a wicked bard who forced them to flee to the safety of the pond.
But whatever tale they believe, they agree that when they arrived they agree they were entrusted with a sacred duty. Keeping the godfrog awake and the pond alive!
Feel welcome to join in with them and hear their stories and join whatever adventures are coming to them! Story telling at 2pm slt to 4 pm slt
Friday April 21st
The Telling Of Tales
The Lilypods of Mudrana gathered with the Faire goers and their Guardians to share tales of their past. Though there were many happy tales, others served as warnings of dangers and events to come.
Armed with the knowledge that a wicked bard had stolen the knowledge that could stop the corruption in Mudrana, the children were determined to stop the Bard King, the Unweaver, and whatever else tried to stop them from saving their realm. But they still did not yet how.
But a stone that had lain dormant next to their home for years had begun to glow. Their stories had somehow triggered it and the story that Dogstar had told about the wishing stone was at the forefront of their minds.
The children decided to rest and gather early the next morning to come up with a plan, and they think they have one now. It will take everyone to help them though.
Join the Lilypods as they use goodwill, cheer, music, and charity to show the wishing stone their intention is pure so that they can use the wish to perhaps stop the wicked Bard King and end the Unweavers corruptive hold on Mudrana.
Saturday April 22nd
The Memory In The Stones
The Unweaver has corrupted part of the land of Mudrana, and the wicked Bard King has stolen the stories and memories that would allow the Lilypod children the means to reverse the curse.
But after sharing their stories together in camaraderie a stone began to glow nearby their camp. It ‘sounded’ like the wishing stones in Dogstar’s Tale that could help them resist the Bard King and the Unweavers unholy plots, but they are not sure. All they know for certain is it is magical and that their destiny calls for them to unleash what is trapped within.
As the good cheer and memories woke the stone before, they hoped that more cheer, generosity, and good wishes would fully power the wish inside the stone so that they may use it to combat the evil plaguing their land. They didn’t know for certain what would happen but they had faith.
Their trust was rewarded, and were able to raise 30,000 L from Faire goers towards their cause. The stone cracked and a glowing wisp emerged.
He told the story of a boy who was tricked by a wicked spirit called a Pook to all who would pass, and if you go there now he will repeat its tale.
They now seek the Sunrise Fish, which they believe they have found. They will need to know how to discover the rest of the story to release the Bard Kings hold on it, and only then can they learn how to undo the corruption that began so long ago.
The children know if they fail, the Bard King will steal the song from the frogs and children causing them to forget. And if they stop singing and keeping the Godfrog awake, he will fall asleep. If he falls asleep then all of Mudrana will perish and be taken by the Unweaver.
Sunday April 23rd
A Fiendish Ruse
The Lilypods were emboldened by their success in cracking the wish stone and were ready to uncover the secrets of the ‘Sunrise Fish’. They were unsure what they would find inside but they were ready to crack it open.
Now stop…hammer time!
While they struggled to get through the stone, the Grand Master Groodburg appeared and laid claim to the statue.
I AM GROOOOOD…BURG
The goblin pirate struggled to get past us, but the Guardians and the Lilypods would not let him pass. He then offered a trade…a story for the statue.
He claimed that he had received it from a stranger on Morbus who was clad in darkness that he had not seen. The children found this suspect and refused to trade the statue for the story until he shared more.
In a huff, the Grand Master used his arm cannon and blew it up.
The Sunrise Gem was nowhere to be found though. Dejected he left and threw the story he had offered at Tepic.
They followed the trail of clues, one after the other, with Strifeclaw the Guardian of the Earth growing more distressed. It was if she wanted to say something, but could not. The children assumed it was because she was not sleeping with the music to keep the godfrog awake.
Finally they reached they appeared to reach the final clue and the last bit of the story. They cheered as they found a happy ending for the boy though he appeared to have forgotten everything. Even Avariel, the Guardian of the Air doubted nothing.
Strifeclaw, the Guardian of the Earth begged them to remember her warning during the tales she had told before. She broke the rules that bind her special knowledge to remind them that the Bard King had it within his power to tell a convincing fake story in the place of the true story.
If the children had believed the false story, they would not have been able to complete their quest and their hunt for the truth would have been over. But for her interference Strifeclaw paid a terrible price.
Encased in a gem that slowly turned to stone, she was trapped to prevent her from interfering once again.
The children must now seek out the real Sunrise Fish, and discover the true story stolen by the Bard King, because only then can they learn how to undo the corruption that began so long ago, and perhaps free their Guardian from their stone prison.
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Monday April 24th
The True Sunrise Fish
The Lilypods gathered at Beryl’s stone prison and lamented that they were not back to just square one, but without the aide of their wise guardian.
Some of the Lilypods believed that Strifeclaw had imprisoned themselves in their anger at the Lilypods for failing to heed her warnings. Others disagreed. A few thought the truth might be somewhere in the middle. But they were certain that the only way to help her was to summon Dogstar once again.
They traveled the Fairelands to regale Dogstar with their troubles. He told them that whatever had happened to the Guardian, the only way to right this wrong was to reveal the true story of the Sunrise Fish.
They traveled back to Mudrana and Dogstar stopped them near the edge of the pond. He recognized a sunrise fish, though it was encased in stone.
We must gather here tomorrow at 2pm I should think, and do what the Lilypods did before. Perhaps then the true story can unfold.
The ritual needs the generosity and presence of the Fairelanders! Join us April 25th at 2pm in Mudrana to help our Guardian and discover the story the Bard King hid so long ago.
Tuesday April 25th
After the Lilypods found the Sunrise Fish, many of them rested well that evening knowing what would be needed of them the next morning. But one child must always stay awake to keep the Godfrog awake as well.
Brinley the Lilypod was enjoying her evening, talking with Faire goers and keeping her dress from being eaten by passing deer when she visited Strifeclaw’s prison. There dark spirits spoke to her alone.
They asked her why the children were fighting so hard for a land that had taken them so mysteriously, almost kidnapping them all.
Before the taunting spirits departed they issued a dark threat, that their continued actions would provoke the Unweaver and they had other Guardians who could suffer as Strifeclaw had now.
‘I don’t want this land to dry up and die!’ Brinley said defiantly. The Spirits departed and Lilypod left in a fury. She shared the warning, but neither she or the other Lilypods were to be detered from their actions.
When the Lilypods, their allies, and caring Fairelanders arrived to help them, Dogstar cast his ritual on the Sunrise Fish.
And Dogstar shouted to all present,
“THIS STONE HOLDS A TRUTH! ITS SECRETS HELD WITHIN! ONLY YOU CAN CRACK THE STONE AND FREE THE HIDDEN STORY!”
“IT IS UP TO YOUR GOOD SPIRITS TO POWER THE WOADING I PLACE UPON THE STONE!”
“YOUR ENERGY, YOUR GIVING , YOUR BRILLIANTLY BRIGHT SPIRIT WILL ENERGISE THE STONE, AND WITH IT CRACK OPEN AND FREE WHATS HIDDEN WITHIN!”
IT IS UP TO YOU! I CAN DO NO MORE HERE
And he left us there to fill the stone with good will, charity, and cheer and the charity was great this day for 120,200 L was given by the end!
The great stone fish cracked and the spirit bearing a truth was freed! It told how the Pook had tricked the boy into being eaten by the fish and was lost inside trapped for all eternity.
Even now it will repeat its tale about how the Pook, disguised as the frog tricked the mother into being his servant and turned into a Prince, but the tale ended as the mother found the precious gem he had gone in search of.
The children believe they need to find that lost gem now in order to find the next peice of the story. Remembering their trapped guardian they rushed to see if the ritual had freed them as well.
Her prison had broken open, but the Guardian herself was nowhere to be found. Was she taken prisoner, or was she truly angry with the children? This would be questions for tomorrow, as well as the search for the Sunrise Gem that would take them beyond the borders of Mudrana to all the Fairelands!