Another Storied Idea
With the founding of Story Telling of Olden Rarities of Yesteryear
during the Eldritch War
, storytelling became an even greater part of Clay Giant Culture
. Stories that once lived solely within the memories of Shamans
and other elders of the Clay Giants
found a new existance in the oral history archive that the organization began to build with the help of the Starlit Tower
. Soon after, Storybrook
gained popularity throughout the Cradle of Clay
and its influence began to spread to the south.
Another idea arose, one that would allow the Clay Giants
to share their stories outside of their people and homeland. With interest in the stories spreading throughout the Human Empire
, it was hard to ignore the place and effect that STORY
could have outside of the Cradle of Clay
. No other race attempted to archive the oral histories of their people like the Clay Giants
had. With the support of the Starlit Tower
, the historic society that had once been formed to protect the voices of the lesser Giantkin
could help others who wished to preserve oral histories and traditions.
Heart of Stronghold
Since the archives of STORY
were kept in the Starlit Tower
, it seemed the best place to open a storytelling establishment would be in Stronghold
, the center of the Human Empire
. A tavern was not the original idea, many wished to open some form of library, but the taverns of Stronghold
were full of Bards
sharing the heroics and stories of people from all over Isekai.
A city as large as Stronghold
meant location was key, but as much as many argued that the heart of the city was Castle Nightbreeze
, the soul of the city thrived in the small wooden buildings that made up the tavern district. With some work, Tabled Tale was built and opened, at first a home of misfits, but would soon become a place for all that wished for a good story.
Ties to the Starlit Tower
alike flocked to the Tabled Tale, stories and music aplenty to share. This success, along with the reputation of Pelane Storyweaver Elanamune
, helped spearhead the creation of the Recorder
, a technology the Starlit Tower
and its Academy
created in order to better preserve the stories told. Research continued at the Tabled Tale, expanding the technology and eventually making the recordings crystal clear and works of art themselves.
Such a close relationship with the Starlit Tower
often led to students and enjoyers of Pink Magic
spending their hours in the tavern, studying, making notes, and participating in the merriment. Beyond a tavern and a place for stories, it became a teaching ground and a place of research for a magic that thrived on the notes of a song.