Once upon a time in Hanoi, there was a group of elves on a mission. They came in various sizes, colors and tribes. They had different hopes and fears. But they all believed in the power of Storytelling in order to bring more joy to the world. Off they went, gathering at the magical Kingdom of Bluebirds’ Nest for a 3-evening adventure to learn about the secrets of this ancient form of communication.
Rumor has it that Storytelling was a skill all elves were born with, which formed the foundation of the elf civilization. It’s so ingrained in the DNA of elves that most of them use Storytelling 65% of the time in conversations. Unfortunately, an eternal spell of Fear was cast on the elves, and many have been led to deny their innate ability to tell a good story.
Through various exercises and games led by two elves who travelled from the far, far away Kingdom of Brazil Nut, the rest of the elves started remembering the skills for telling and listening to stories, and explored where Storytelling can be applied.
But the adventure wouldn’t be as easy as they had imagined. They soon would need to face the evil enemies of Storytelling. Among the many enemies, the Witch of Short-term Memory and the Monster of Public Speaking were the most vicious.
The only way to defeat them was through practice, friendship, and support. Just as the elves thought they were ready to face the enemies, there came Mirinae the Wicked Storm, the first of this year, that uprooted trees and jeopardized the residents’ safety. Some elves were affected by Mirinae the Wicked Storm and didn’t show up on time, but the battle could not be fought without them.
Their friends waited and waited, and just as they were about to surrender, there they were, entering the Kingdom of Bluebirds’ Nest in their wet armors and helmets.
Immediately, different elf teams worked together and even though they were trembling and sweating on the battlefield, they looked at the Witch and the Monster in the eye.
The closer the elves approached the enemies, the smaller the enemies became, until they evaporated and disappeared. Eventually, order, confidence and joy were restored in the Kingdom.
By the end of the adventure, all elves were equipped with the tools they needed, and off they went, into the big, big world, reversing the spell of Fear and helping other elves remember the art of Storytelling.
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