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20th May '18 3:11:07 PM GM_3826
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Not to be confused with QuirkyBard or [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare The Bard]]; and ''especially'' not with MinstrelShows.

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Compare with TheBard. Not to be confused with QuirkyBard or [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare The Bard]]; Bard of Avon]]; and ''especially'' not with MinstrelShows.
22nd Apr '18 10:47:19 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TheWitcher''. Geralt's friend, Dandelion, who gets a big kick out of turning Geralt's exploits into ballads. By TheWitcher3WildHunt, Dandelion has inherited a cabaret and settled down, but disappears before appearing in the game, kicking off a quest to find him that includes a Yennefer-inspired ballet and Geralt acting in both [[SoBadItsGood a theater production and a street performance]].

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* ''Franchise/TheWitcher''. Geralt's friend, Dandelion, who gets a big kick out of turning Geralt's exploits into ballads. By TheWitcher3WildHunt, ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', Dandelion has inherited a cabaret and settled down, but disappears before appearing in the game, kicking off a quest to find him that includes a Yennefer-inspired ballet and Geralt acting in both [[SoBadItsGood a theater production and a street performance]].
4th Mar '18 5:28:57 AM himmelicht
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** In A Realm Reborn and beyond, he also issues the embellished versions of duties against various major bosses fought through the game.

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** In A Realm Reborn and beyond, he also issues the embellished versions of duties against various major climax bosses fought through of main scenario quests[[labelnote:*]]the Ultima Weapon, the game.Twelve Knights of Thordan, Nidhogg and Shinryu[[/labelnote]] and raid quests[[labelnote:*]]Bahamut and Alexander[[/labelnote]].
4th Mar '18 5:23:06 AM himmelicht
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has a recurring NPC called... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Wandering Minstrel]], who is an AuthorAvatar of the game's director Naoki Yoshida. He also issues the embellished versions of duties against various bosses that was already slain in-story.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has a recurring NPC called... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Wandering Minstrel]], who is an AuthorAvatar of the game's director Naoki Yoshida. He Yoshida.
** In A Realm Reborn and beyond, he
also issues the embellished versions of duties against various major bosses that was already slain in-story.fought through the game.
4th Mar '18 5:19:48 AM himmelicht
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has a recurring NPC called... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Wandering Minstrel]], who is an AuthorAvatar of the game's director Naoki Yoshida.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has a recurring NPC called... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Wandering Minstrel]], who is an AuthorAvatar of the game's director Naoki Yoshida. He also issues the embellished versions of duties against various bosses that was already slain in-story.
26th Feb '18 6:30:12 AM RedScharlach
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* Alan-a-Dale (voiced by Roger Miller) acts as the narrator and occassional participant in the action of Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood''. As he himself puts it:
-->Oh, incidentally, I'm Alan-A-Dale, a minstrel. That's an old time folk singer. My job is to tell it like it is, or was, or whatever.

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* Alan-a-Dale (voiced by Roger Miller) acts as the narrator and occassional occasional participant in the action of Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood''. As he himself puts it:
-->Oh, incidentally, I'm Alan-A-Dale, a minstrel. That's an old time old-time folk singer. My job is to tell it like it is, or was, or whatever.



* When King Alfred is found by the norsemen in ''Literature/TheBalladOfTheWhiteHorse'', he convinces them he is "a rhymester without home". Since he is the forgotten king of an occupied country, who isn't even recognized by most of its peoples as anything other than a traveller with a harp, this is technically a true statement.

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* When King Alfred is found by the norsemen Norsemen in ''Literature/TheBalladOfTheWhiteHorse'', he convinces them he is "a rhymester without home". Since he is the forgotten king of an occupied country, who isn't even recognized by most of its peoples as anything other than a traveller with a harp, this is technically a true statement.



* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' books gleemen are traveling artists, masterful story tellers as well as skillful acrobats, and typically wear a cloak made of many colorful patches. Most skilled gleemen can play one sort of instrument or another, some examples are flute, or if more skillful, harp. Gleemen are allowed to go almost anywhere they wish, as nearly all commoners delight in or at least tolerate their presence, and are among the few that are allowed by the [[ProudWarriorRace Aiel]] to travel through their territory. The most skilled can even become court bards, usually discarding the patchwork cloak for silks as elegant as any noble's. Thom Merrlin is introduced as a gleeman, but was originally a court bard for queen Morgase.

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' books books, gleemen are traveling artists, masterful story tellers as well as skillful acrobats, and typically wear a cloak made of many colorful patches. Most skilled gleemen can play one sort of instrument or another, some examples are flute, or if more skillful, harp. Gleemen are allowed to go almost anywhere they wish, as nearly all commoners delight in or at least tolerate their presence, and are among the few that are allowed by the [[ProudWarriorRace Aiel]] to travel through their territory. The most skilled can even become court bards, usually discarding the patchwork cloak for silks as elegant as any noble's. Thom Merrlin is introduced as a gleeman, but was originally a court bard for queen Queen Morgase.



* In ''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, ''Literature/{{Iorich}}'', suggests he might have had an [[InterspeciesRomance affair with her]] at some point.

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* In ''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 lower-ranking Issola), and a later novel, ''Literature/{{Iorich}}'', suggests he might have had an [[InterspeciesRomance affair with her]] at some point.



** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' got classical (mentioned from ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' #74 on) character Mintiper Moonsilver "the Lonely Harpist". As footnotes in "[[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/archfr/mc Mintiper's Chapbook]]" tell, tales of the AuthorAvatar "Lunargent" are excerpts from Mintiper's own adventures he deemed most interesting, yet even some sages think it must be an embellished compilation, because even for a legendary figure like him it's too much. He SeenItAll, traveled everywhere and gave a concert even in Underdark (for drow and local fairies) at least once.

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** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' got classical (mentioned from ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' #74 on) character Mintiper Moonsilver "the Lonely Harpist". As footnotes in "[[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/archfr/mc Mintiper's Chapbook]]" tell, tales of the AuthorAvatar "Lunargent" are excerpts from Mintiper's own adventures he deemed most interesting, yet even some sages think it must be an embellished compilation, because even for a legendary figure like him it's too much. He has SeenItAll, traveled everywhere and gave a concert even in Underdark (for drow and local fairies) at least once.



* Leliana from ''Franchise/DragonAge'', at least in her life before the Chantry. Of course, "bards" are more often than not professional spies, but their job still involves considerable amounts of musical entertainment. In Orlais it's apparently an exciting spice to a party to know that the performing bard might be spying on you, or planning to assassinate you. Appropriately for a bard, Leliana is the most GenreSavvy person in your party.

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* Leliana from ''Franchise/DragonAge'', at least in her life before the Chantry. Of course, "bards" are more often than not professional spies, but their job still involves considerable amounts of musical entertainment. In Orlais it's it apparently an exciting adds spice to a party to know that the performing bard might be spying on you, or planning to assassinate you. Appropriately for a bard, Leliana is the most GenreSavvy person in your party.
2nd Jan '18 9:44:22 AM AndreaTx
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* ''Franchise/TheWitcher''. Geralt's friend, Dandelion, who gets a big kick out of turning Geralt's exploits into ballads. By TheWitcher3WildHunt, Dandelion has inherited a cabaret and settled down, but disappears before appearing in the game, kicking off a quest to find him that includes a Yennefer-inspired ballet and Geralt acting in both [[SoBadItsGood a theater production and a street performance]].
21st Sep '17 7:02:50 AM jormis29
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* The protagonist of the old ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' comic ''Bard Quest''. He arrives to the king's castle as this, but quickly gets roped into dragon-slaying business instead.

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* The protagonist of the old ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' comic ''Bard Quest''.''Webcomic/BardQuest''. He arrives to the king's castle as this, but quickly gets roped into dragon-slaying business instead.
1st Jun '17 7:30:45 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' books gleemen are traveling artists, masterful story tellers as well as skillful acrobats, and typically wear a cloak made of many colorful patches. Most skilled gleemen can play one sort of instrument or another, some examples are flute, or if more skillful, harp. Gleemen are allowed to go almost anywhere they wish, as nearly all commoners delight in or at least tolerate their presence, and are among the few that are allowed by the [[ProudWarriorRace Aiel]] to travel through their territory. The most skilled can even become court bards, usually discarding the patchwork cloak for silks as elegant as any noble's. Thom Merrlin is introduced as a gleeman, but was originally a court bard for queen Morgase.

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* In the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' books gleemen are traveling artists, masterful story tellers as well as skillful acrobats, and typically wear a cloak made of many colorful patches. Most skilled gleemen can play one sort of instrument or another, some examples are flute, or if more skillful, harp. Gleemen are allowed to go almost anywhere they wish, as nearly all commoners delight in or at least tolerate their presence, and are among the few that are allowed by the [[ProudWarriorRace Aiel]] to travel through their territory. The most skilled can even become court bards, usually discarding the patchwork cloak for silks as elegant as any noble's. Thom Merrlin is introduced as a gleeman, but was originally a court bard for queen Morgase.
28th Apr '17 11:12:47 AM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''[[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.

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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''[[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. Should the first party sent after a nobleman is wiped out, the Brotherhood puts together another, five times the size. Unlike the first party, this force isn't planning on sparing anyone, who stands in their way, which is why most people are reluctant to fight them. After that, they return to their lutes and songs.
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