In Search Of Fame And Glory

It was only a week after the harvest, whilst I was walking through the village square on the way to the tavern for a feed, that I heard a commotion in the alleyway. I should have known better, but my curiosity got the better of me. It was in a small recess of the alley that I saw Kilander raising his huge fist about to lay another blow on Jandoram.

“Well, what have we here Kilander, are you about to hit Jandoram again, even after the village elders had warned you against it?” He stops mid swing and glares at me, hatred in his eyes, and even though it wasn’t quite noon I could smell the liquor on his breath. “You stay out of this Sire, it’s between me and my son.” “Come Kilander, If his real father was alive today, you would be the last one to raise a hand to the lad.” By this time I had edged him out into the alleyway, giving Jandoram room to scurry past his demented tormentor.

It seems that the reference to him being less a man than his predecessor seemed to infuriate the man and he charged me. Unfortunately for him I knew what to do with a bigger opponent. As he came at me I grabbed the scruff of his shirt with both my hands, rolled backwards pulling him down onto my feet and using his own momentum I straitened my legs and thrust him behind me. Such was the force that he flipped into the air and landed on his back in the village square itself. Even though the force of the landing knocked the wind out of him he still managed to get up. He came at me with a round house punch that had it connected would have ended the fight then and there. As I saw it coming I ducked letting the momentum expose his his torso where I landed a well aimed punch just over his kidney. I was pretty pissed off by this time, so as he double over in pain I kneed him in the chest, and then instantly brought my hands, which I had clasped together, into the back of his neck, bringing the fight to a end.

By this time a little crowd had emerged clamoring as to what was going on. After my explanation, which was collaborated by Jandoram, they carried the limp body to the building which on occasion acted as the jail. I decided then and there that it wasn’t safe for Jandoram to stay in Hahndorf any longer, so I made arrangements for him to become my apprentice. The next day we left on our journey to see what adventure we could find.

Jondoram had never left the village before and even though he was exited atfirst, as soon as dusk arrived and the forest took on an eerie presence I could see that he was starting to get nervous. As it was to early to make camp I decided to distract him with a story.

Did you know Jandoram, that right throughout the ages, many a great man left

Morialta tentacleshis village, some in search of fame and glory and others just to make a new beginning. There was one particular traveler that comes to mind, Gennaro of Wanderlust who was said to have been born to travel. Legends have it that ever since  he could crawl his parents had to tie him down to keep him from wandering away. Even at the tender age of three it after searching for him for hours they found him playing happily in the forest, a forest that terrified the bravest of men. It seems that he had decided to take A Hike Into The Wilderness.
As a traveler, there are many things that you must learn, otherwise at best, you may never get to where you are going, and at worst you may not live long enough to enjoy the fruits of your travels. In your wanderings, you are bound to come across situations that will cause you to falter and it is my job to show you how to get from stuck, to traveling fast. If you pay attention to all Morialta Fallsthat I have to say, then you may one day find the fame and fortune that you seek. Not everyone is as lucky as Gennaro who was born with a traveling gene was one of the lucky ones, you my lad my need a little instruction, but that is fine, for we have some time on our hands yet. So, I think that it may be time to rest for the night, and where better than by the side of a lovely lake where the sounds of the waterfall can lull us to sleep.

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  1. Nope, what’s it about, and how does it relate to this post?

    1. Twitter:
      In the story, the King commands the richest man in the kingdom to teach 100 other men how to accumulate wealth in a series of classes. The way he talks is similar to the way “Sire” talks to Jandoram, telling them that if they listen to him and do what he says that they can all accumulate wealth. Very good book, I must say.

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      1. Sounds like the bloke could well have been likened to a ProBlogger plugging his wares.

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          In a way, I guess you could see it that way, only he wouldn’t have minded not saying anything, but was commanded to do so. I believe Problogger did it all of his own volition.

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          1. Naturally, not having read the book, my comparison may not have been entirely accurate, but you know me Mitch, I just like putting it out there.

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            Well, of course! That’s what we both do, which is why I wanted to win both chess games. :jittery_tb: :smoke_tb:

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          3. What a competitive race we are my friend, and chess is a great way for a bloodless duel. The way things are going, you may just get your wish. :wallbash_tb: :smile2_ee:

          4. You kidding? If we had our own chess site we would never get any blogging done.

          5. Gee, I don’t know that owning a Chess site would make us rich Mitch, unless your talking strategically?

          6. Sounds like a plan. You put it together and I’ll help you count the money. :thumbup_tb:

          7. Twitter:
            Yeah, like that’s going to happen. lol

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          8. Twitter:
            I am talking about strategy, where we have real chess products and the like, and have all sorts of information about chess, strategy, famous games, boards, etc. There are other sites, but it usually comes down to how it looks and how it works for people.

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  2. Sire
    You write very well. Good prose is very difficult to do well.

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    1. Take it easy GregR, you’ll give me a swelled head.

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    I see another winning chapter in the series. However, this one seems to be taking a page out of the book The Richest Man In Babylon, if you’ve ever heard of it. :cool1_tb:

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  4. Twitter:
    Stay tuned for the next chapter when Sire’s Damsel in Distress is found to be Kilander’s very attractive daughter…

    Oops, sorry, I got caught up in the story :) Nice job Sire, it’s always a nice break when I stop by here.

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    1. Hi Brian, it’s good to see you are keeping up with the story. As for Kilander, he doesn’t have a daughter, and he certainly didn’t deserve to have a son either. In case you were thinking of the buxom Illianora, I had to leave her behind, my face still stinging from our impromptu departure.

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        That’s right, I do remember Illianora and her ample cleavage lol

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        1. Yeah, she certainly is a hard one to forget. I was going to post an image of her, but I remembered at the very last moment that this blog had a rating. :laugh_tb:

  5. Wow, honey. I am impressed. This could be your calling. :)

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  6. Gee, what calling is that Christine, leaving a swathe of buxom women in my wake? :devil_tb:

    1. I will try Stratos, I will certainly try.

  7. I must say that you always come up with something fresh. I’m a fan of stories with lessons of this sort (Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron is my favorite). This is especially true since I’m in the process of learning so much from reading and commenting on a bunch of great blogger’s work.

    Robin of Locksley has nothing on Gennaro of Wanderlust :grin1_ee:

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    1. I haven’t read The Decameron so I had to look it up, and I am quite pleased that you made that comparison. I;m trying to be a little different in the way I’m writing my blog and am using some different styles to ad a bit of variety. Hopefully, in the long run it will help to gain me a bit of a following.

      I’m glad you liked Gennarro of Wanderlust. I had to find a couple of posts that matched the theme of the story, and your latest post was perfect.

  8. Ah, that Sire. A man of many parts. The Kiwi Riverman is watching you>

  9. What kind of books do you read to get your great ideas the story is like something out of a David Eddings or Stephen Lawhead book which Im a big fan of both, but would have no idea how to start writing something in that style. I’ve heard of the The Richest Man in Babylon but not yet read the book it was on a forum about the books that had most changed peoples lives.

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      Actually, the book The Richest Man Who Ever Lived is a much better and more “fun” book to read, but the one I mentioned is pretty good also.

  10. I like to read most books, but my favorite genres are Science Fiction and Fantasy. Favorite author is Robert Heinlein, but I have a collection of books from Asimov to Anne McCaffrey.

  11. Very nice writing style. I mean it needs a little work but it’s very pleasant read as it is. I approve.

  12. Thanks Tom, I always thought it needed some work, now I know :wink_ee:

  13. Bring more chapter on Sire’s short stories

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