The Dimming Era
A now long past bard known for his tales of adventure
Lontain the Wandering Bard’s origin are unknown. Unlike most bards, Lontain told stories of himself and those that traveled with him. Most scholars believe that he was born around the 617th year of the pale king’s reign and the last commonly known story (Lontain and the Pixie Queen) is very specific about being in the 2nd year of the Age of Edification. Any bard of the current day knows at least a handful of Lontain tales, and any book seller will have a volume or two (but these read more like fables then tales of adventure).
In the Town of Timber Thicket there is a festival, called the night of tales. According to village lore, Lontain spent his last days there, and on the eve of his death he told his whole story, from beginning to end. Those who were there said that, they did not just hear the tales, but it was as if they walked with Lontain on each and every adventure. The story also says that the inn keeper who would pay one gold crown per turning of the hourglass turned it over a hundred times that night. As the sun rose, the villagers heard the last words of Lontain, and as he walked back to his room, the rumor goes that his very being faded as the sun crested over the forest.
There is no proof that this tale is true, nor has anyone ever been able to locate the grave of Lontain. As years go by, more and more speculate that Lontain was not one person but a large group of bards traveling and telling tales because there are just to many tales, and they are to wide spread to have been caused by just one man.