A story by Tropers/MurkyMuse created purely for [[RuleOfFunny the funny.]] [[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2628185/1/Tale_of_the_Weary Found here.]]

''Come now and listen to the Muse sing. Sing a song of tattered travelers, heroic and crude. A huntsman with a curse, a knightly prince, a sorceress who may not be sane, and a dragon who would prefer to eat them all; this is their tale, the Tale of the Weary.''

An AffectionateParody on the HeroicFantasy genre. The story follows [[FiveManBand four characters]] [[FindTheCure seeking the cure to a curse.]]
* Forest, a [[FarmBoy huntsman]] with a {{curse|dWithAwesome}}. Can be either TheHero or TheLancer depending on point of view.
* [[WarriorPrince Prince]] [[OverlyLongName Carloman Leopold Michael of Mercia,]] [[KnightInShiningArmor The Knighted and]] [[LargeHam Titled Protector of the Peoples.]]
* [[TheSmartGuy Mist]], a [[TheGift gifted]] {{s|quishyWizard}}orceress who is also very [[BunnyEarsLawyer unique]].
* [[TheBigGuy Pyrrhus]], a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] [[TokenEvilTeammate who is only helping the group]] [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas because his grandfather told him to]].


* BlindSeer: Played with- Sibyl is deaf.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Carloman
* DamselInDistress: Subverted- [[spoiler: the damsel had stolen from the dragon.]]
* TheFairFolk
* FourthWallObserver: Sibyl and Mist
* FracturedFairyTale
* FunctionalMagic
* {{Narrator}}: The writer acts as an narrator.
** InteractiveNarrator: Only with Mist.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Forest]]
* ShoutOut: From Creator/{{Homer}} to ''Series/{{Firefly}}''
* ShroudedInMyth: Mist
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The dragons can shift into a human form.
* YouAllMeetInAnInn: At least Carloman and Forest do. [[spoiler: Mist also made an cameo, but didn't officially meet them until later.]]