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Fables by Charles Moffat

Many of Charles Moffat's fables are set in the fictional kingdom of KoroviaŠ, and as such are meant to be fables that have been passed down via written word and word-of-mouth from person to person, making up part of cultural heritage of Korovia. Fables differ from folk tales, fairy tales and myths in that the hallmarks of a fable are as follows:

  • A fable must convey a moral lesson at some point during the short story.
  • Often the protagonist or an important character within the fable is an animal that can speak. eg. The Fable of the Wolfkin and The Turkey Vulture's Tale both contain talking animals.

    Folk tales, fairy tales and myths don't necessarily have to have a moral lesson as part of the story. They also don't have to rhyme or follow any kind of poetic meter, although Moffat's fables do often have a poetic element.

    For example, The Imp's Arrow is essentially a prose fable containing a poetic fable, that of The Fable of the Ice Mephit. The Imp's Arrow is a fable by itself disguised as a short story with a moral lesson, whereas The Fable of Ice Mephit is a poetic fable with a different moral lesson. The Fables of the Jackalope is another example of this, as it is a larger prose fable containing three smaller poetic fables.

    Notes

    × Moffat began writing fables in Winter 2017, before the birth of his son later that year.
    × Korovian Fables are often about historical events within the fictional world of Korovia.

    Fables

    × The Fable of Sir Fartsalot
    × The Fable of the Boring Dwarf
    × The Fable of the Graverobber and the Cursed Cutlass
    × The Fable of the Ice Mephit
    × The Fable of the Incubus of Izhamet
    × The Fables of the Jackalope
    × The Fable of the Sibilant Snake
    × The Fable of the Wolfkin
    × The Imp's Arrow
    × The Princess and the Foxalope
    × The Turkey Vulture's Tale


    Myths and Legends by Charles Moffat


    Below are two of Charles Moffat's myths that are set in the fictional kingdom of KoroviaŠ, and as such are meant to be myths that have been passed down via written word and word-of-mouth from person to person, making up part of cultural heritage of Korovia. As such the myths set down how the world was created by the Eldar Noramir, and also serve to explain the magical phenomenon known as the Dark Eclipse.

    Myths

    × The Korovia Creation Myth
    × The Myth of the Dark Eclipse

    Legends

    × The Legend of Dark Maya


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