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9th Aug '16 10:04:10 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novel ''Athyra'', Vlad encounters a female one of these from the house of Issola (Issola are often courtiers, but it's suggested that this would be the typical job of a lower ranking Issola), and a later novel, Iorich, suggests he might have had an [[InterspeciesRomance affair with her]] at some point.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novel ''Athyra'', ''Literature/{{Athyra}}'', Vlad encounters a female one of these from the house of Issola (Issola are often courtiers, but it's suggested that this would be the typical job of a lower ranking Issola), and a later novel, Iorich, ''Literature/{{Iorich}}'', suggests he might have had an [[InterspeciesRomance affair with her]] at some point.
11th Jun '16 10:51:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''[[ArrivalsFromTheDark Envoy from the Heavens]]'', Ivar Trevelian travels to a planet populated by HumanAliens whose culture has been [[MedievalStasis stuck at Middle Ages for centuries]] with no push for progress or discovery (there's a whole continent in the other hemisphere waiting to be settled, but the population believes the world is flat and that their chief deity will punish them for attempting to reach the edge). His job is to find out about this stagnation. He disguises himself as a member of the Rhapsod Brotherhood, a society of highly-respected wandering bards. He soon finds out they're much more than that, when a group of rhapsods wipes out a mercenary squad three times their number suffering only two casualties. Apparently, they also enact justice when TheEmpire fails to do so, usually when a nobleman is involved. They turn into vengeful warriors, all of them expert swordsmen and archers. After that, they return to their lutes and songs.

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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''[[ArrivalsFromTheDark ''[[Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark Envoy from the Heavens]]'', Ivar Trevelian travels to a planet populated by HumanAliens whose culture has been [[MedievalStasis stuck at Middle Ages for centuries]] with no push for progress or discovery (there's a whole continent in the other hemisphere waiting to be settled, but the population believes the world is flat and that their chief deity will punish them for attempting to reach the edge). His job is to find out about this stagnation. He disguises himself as a member of the Rhapsod Brotherhood, a society of highly-respected wandering bards. He soon finds out they're much more than that, when a group of rhapsods wipes out a mercenary squad three times their number suffering only two casualties. Apparently, they also enact justice when TheEmpire fails to do so, usually when a nobleman is involved. They turn into vengeful warriors, all of them expert swordsmen and archers. After that, they return to their lutes and songs.



* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', a woman appears in the opening by going into the bar and beginning to play.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', a woman appears in the opening by going into the bar and beginning to play.
4th Jun '16 2:34:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' episode "Tank", Music/WeirdAlYankovic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBi46T1BnJo voiced a singing minstrel]] who follows the duo around narrating their triumphs and woes (eventually leading to Stitch just smashing the minstrel's guitar to get him to stop).

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' episode "Tank", Music/WeirdAlYankovic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBi46T1BnJo voiced a singing minstrel]] who follows the duo around narrating their triumphs and woes (eventually leading to Stitch just smashing the minstrel's guitar to get him to stop).stop).

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4th Jun '16 1:10:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[EarthsChildren Shelters Of Stone]]'', there's a class of traveling story-tellers and musicians whose visits are highly anticipated in a world without TV or internet.

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* In ''[[EarthsChildren ''[[Literature/EarthsChildren Shelters Of Stone]]'', there's a class of traveling story-tellers and musicians whose visits are highly anticipated in a world without TV or internet.



* In the ''{{Dragaera}}'' novel ''Athyra'', Vlad encounters a female one of these from the house of Issola (Issola are often courtiers, but it's suggested that this would be the typical job of a lower ranking Issola), and a later novel, Iorich, suggests he might have had an [[InterspeciesRomance affair with her]] at some point.

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* In the ''{{Dragaera}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novel ''Athyra'', Vlad encounters a female one of these from the house of Issola (Issola are often courtiers, but it's suggested that this would be the typical job of a lower ranking Issola), and a later novel, Iorich, suggests he might have had an [[InterspeciesRomance affair with her]] at some point.



* Sangfugol from ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' is an example of this. Aside from being a [[TheLoad more or less useless]] companion to the protagonists, his sole claim to plot relevance is when it's suggested that he, having a similar build and hair color, [[BodyDouble impersonate Prince Josua]] during the FinalBattle. Needless to say, he reacts to the notion with horror.
* Bards can be this in the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, but due to superior training and a touch of MagicMusic, they are seldom allowed to be just entertainment. Ordinary traveling minstrels wander The 'Verse, occasionally writing songs about the protagonists (to their embarrassment and/or irritation).

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* Sangfugol from ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' is an example of this. Aside from being a [[TheLoad more or less useless]] companion to the protagonists, his sole claim to plot relevance is when it's suggested that he, having a similar build and hair color, [[BodyDouble impersonate Prince Josua]] during the FinalBattle. Needless to say, he reacts to the notion with horror.
* Bards can be this in the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, but due to superior training and a touch of MagicMusic, they are seldom allowed to be just entertainment. Ordinary traveling minstrels wander The 'Verse, occasionally writing songs about the protagonists (to their embarrassment and/or irritation).
21st May '16 6:27:06 AM KingLyger
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* The eponymous Bard of ''[[Music/BlindGuardian The Bard's Song]]''.

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* The eponymous Bard of ''[[Music/BlindGuardian The Music/{{Blind Guardian}}'s "The Bard's Song]]''.
Song." The song itself is all about how the songs the bard sings will be remembered when whoever hears them closes their eyes.
* Power/folk metal band Falconer have this as a gimmick, acting as wandering minstrels for their concerts.
26th Apr '16 1:08:22 PM gallium
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* In ''Film/TheVagabond'', Creator/CharlieChaplin's [[TheTramp Tramp]] is mixing it up by attempting to make a living via wandering around and playing a violin.
9th Apr '16 9:34:58 PM Untrustedlife
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* ''[[VideoGame/DwarfFortress]]'' In DF these people can visit your fortress and they can even petition you to work at your fortress you can even play as one in adventure mode, you can even become a jester for a lord if you can prove to them that you are skilled enough!

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* ''[[VideoGame/DwarfFortress]]'' ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' In DF these wonderful people can visit your fortress and they can even petition you to work at your fortress you fortress! You can even also play as one in adventure mode, you can even become a jester for a lord if you can prove to them that you are skilled enough!
9th Apr '16 9:33:14 PM Untrustedlife
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* ''[[VideoGame/DwarfFortress]]'' In DF these people can visit your fortress, or you can even play as one in adventure mode.

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* ''[[VideoGame/DwarfFortress]]'' In DF these people can visit your fortress, or fortress and they can even petition you to work at your fortress you can even play as one in adventure mode.
mode, you can even become a jester for a lord if you can prove to them that you are skilled enough!
9th Apr '16 9:31:13 PM Untrustedlife
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* ''[[VideoGame/DwarfFortress]]'' In DF these people can visit your fortress, or you can even play as one in adventure mode.
26th Feb '16 1:24:48 AM NothingProductive
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* ''{{Literature/Windhaven}}'': A number of side characters are of this profession. Among other things, the story explores the subtle type of power that otherwise powerless bards can have in a world without writing.
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