A live-action EdutainmentShow developed in 1984 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Storylords describes the adventures of elementary school students Norby and Mandy, two children who become apprentice Storylords to help save the land of Mojuste. Aided by Lexor and the skills they learn from reading class, the Wisconsinite duo fight the evil Storylord Thorzuul and his henchman Milkbreath, and helping Mojuste citizens solve their problems along the way.

Reruns of the dozen episode long series continue to be shown on public television and the entirety of Storylords is also available on the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (WIECB)'s [[http://www.youtube.com/user/WIECB#p/c/B66BAA211D91F0D5 YouTube channel]].
!This show contains examples of:
* AllThereInTheManual: The lessons for students watching the show in the teacher's guide give some added backstory about some of the characters.
* CatchPhrase: Norby tends to shout "Holy Camole" when he is particularly surprised.
* ChekhovsClassroom: Somehow, Mrs. Framish always has either covered the necessary reading skill that day, or taught it the next day, in plenty of time for Norby to use it to defeat Thorzuul.
* {{Expy}}: Lexor seems to be an awful lot like [[StarWars Obi-Wan Kanobi]], especially in his master/apprentice relationship with the young storylords.
* HarmlessVillain: Thorzuul's challenges may have potentially adverse consequences, but aside from turning people to stone occasionally, Thorzuul does not seem to do much that is really evil. Some of the ways he tries to trap the apprentice storylords near the end of the series may be examples of NotSoHarmlessVillain however.
* LittleMissSnarker: Mandy occupies this role from time to time, even around the intimidating (or [[VillainDecay not so intimidating]]) Thorzuul.
* MagicalIncantation: With the phrase "Thunder and Lightning, Trumpets and Drums, Readers Rejoice, a Storylord Comes!" Norby (and later Mandy) can use the bike-a-tron to teleport to Mojuste.
* MagicFeather: The magical storylord gloves.
* OverlordJr: Thorzuul Jr. is introduced near the end of the series and he clearly resembles his father. [[AllThereInTheManual The teacher's guide]] also mentions Thorzuul Jr.'s cousin Kayzuul.
* [[spoiler: TheReveal: Mrs. Framish turns out to be a storylord herself in the last episode.]]
* SummonEverymanHero: This is part of the reason why Norby is surprised that Lexor believes he is the key to saving Mojuste.
* TakenForGranite: Thorzuul turns anyone who cannot understand what they read into statues for his collection.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: According to the test he gives the apprentice storylords, Thorzuul is a big fan of turnips.
* VillainDecay: Thorzuul can suffer from this, going from a big bad guy to someone who sneezes at dandelions.