(In order of appearance)
PIED PIPER'S GIFTED FLUTE
It is this very woodwind, given to the Pied Piper by Death, that will lead the
Children's Crusade in France in 1212. It is this same woodwind that will lead
the rats out of Hamelin, Germany (and then the children) to be drowned in the
Weser River in 1284. However, none of that has happened yet in this story.
The year in this tale is 1199, a good thirteen years before the Pied Piper goes mad.
Perhaps he gets too much sun or he owes Death a favor. Nonetheless, in this
story, it is still the days when Pied Piper is a charismatic, eccentric,
traveling storyteller with a wonderous gift of tongue. To entice his
audience into his stories, he uses one of his woodwinds to melodically lure them
in. This particular woodwind, Pied Piper's first one, is his favorite.
Based upon different illustrations
of medieval and renaissance woodwinds,
the Pied Piper’s Gifted Woodwind is an example of the appearance of large woodwinds
during these periods in history. The Pied Piper's
Gifted Woodwind was custom-built by Ron Grady Woodworking (of Columbus, Ohio, USA) based
on the specifications of Timothy S. Klugh. Made from ash wood, this woodwind is 1.5” thick and 28” long.
PIED PIPER'S SHOULDER BAG
From his travels, the Pied Piper has collected several woodwinds from Asia, Africa, Australia
and Europe, in fact some of the woodwinds in his bad suggests he’s also been to the New
World, although the New World it is 293 years before Christopher Columbus stumbles upon it.
He carries all his woodwinds (save the Gifted Woodwind) in his shoulder bag.
The should bag was a made by Delora D. Klugh.
PIED PIPER'S CHINESE FLUTE
This flute was made for Pied Piper by an oriental woodwind maker after Pied Piper
told a story about a beautiful dragon. The Pied Piper is famous in villages of
China for his pinghua style of storytelling with elegant words spoken in cadence
accompanied by music. His Chinese tales could often take several months to tell.
Pied Piper’s Chinese flute was designed and built by Timothy S. Klugh and Delora
D. Klugh. The illustrations on the Chinese flute is the artistry of Delora D. Klugh.
PIED PIPER’S JAPANESE SHAKUHACHI
Pied Piper obtained his Japanese bamboo shakuhachi during his travels through Japan in
the twelfth century where he would tell stories as a prophetic traveling blind bard
(known there as a biwa-hoshi) telling tales of samurai battles while playing his
woodwinds instead of the more commonly used biwa played by other Japanese
Pied Piper’s Japanese shakuhachi was built by Timothy S. Klugh and painted by Delora
PIED PIPER’S PERSIAN NEY
On his trips through the lands of Islam, Pied Piper purchased his Persian ney while
being a naghali. Animatedly telling his stories, he would portray different
characters by himself as he would relate epic and mythical tales while the people
Pied Piper’s Persian ney was designed, built and etched by Timothy S. Klugh.
PIED PIPER’S FOLK FLUTE
Pied Piper was given his folk flute by a merchant that he entertained with a fable
as he camped with the merchant one evening along a trade route in Asia. The
merchant could not remember where he had acquired the flute but thought that the
Pied Piper should keep it since he played it so beautifully.
Pied Piper’s folk flute designed and constructed by Timothy S. Klugh.
PIED PIPER’S OCARINA
Although ocarinas are found around the world, Pied Piper’s ocarina looks
suspiciously as if it came from the New World in the area that would become
known as the Mesoamerican region. However, if asked about his ocarina, Piep
Piper would only smile and say, “Tis a mysterious indeed.” If he had traveled
to the New World, he would have obtained the ocarina from the Toltecs who dominated
the area with their empire from 10th to 12th centuries.
Pied Piper’s ocarina was purchased at a gift shop in Chillicothe, Ohio for
PIED PIPER’S TREE SPIRIT FLUTE
Hewn from a tree limb, Pied Piper carries a flute made from the hands of the
gnomes that contains the spirit of the tree it was carved from. This flute
can only be heard by magical creatures. Because Pied Piper has been
blessed with some enchanted gifts, he is able to hear the music only audible
to the fairy folk.
Pied Piper's stick flute was made by Timothy S. Klugh and Delora D. Klugh
using a stick Timothy found at a park in Darby Dale, Ohio.
Tomislav’s athame is a magical knife used for directing, controlling and
manipulating magical power. Although the witch’s custom is to never use the
athame to cut anything, Tomislav holds no regard to that custom if someone
has truly done her wrong. However, the consequence of using the athame as a
physical weapon will cause the witch to lose her magical abilities.
Therefore, when Tomislav chooses to kill someone with her athame, she has
someone else take the athame and do the killing for her. For magical
purposes, Tomislav uses her athame as an alternative aimer for the magic in
her staff. She uses the point of the athame in place of the Stick End of
her staff to direct the magic that she casts. Regardless, the athame can
only do this controlling of the staff’s stored magic if Tomislav is holding
both at the same time. As a stronger method to delivering a magical blow,
Tomislav may summon magic straight from the caldron through her athame at a
The athame of the witch Tomislav is an authentic athame that
donated to this production by the Blessed Be Spiritual Shop (in Grove
City, Ohio, USA.)
Ripped from a tree in the Enchanted Forest, Tomislav used a strip of bark
as a sheath for her athame. The evil magic emanating from the athame has
caused the bark to degenerate. The sheath reflects Tomislav’s talent to
deceive by being far longer than the athame blade it holds.
Tomislav's athame sheath was made from bark that had fell from a tree
in a woods near Timothy S. Klugh's home (in Grove City, Ohio, USA).
The bark was wrapped around a rigid handmade pocket that holds the
Tomislav is a witch who came with her sister Rostislav to the Land of Fabula
several hundred years ago. Fabula is one of the last pure fable lands in the
world, and the sisters’ intention was to take over, conquer and control it.
Tomislav is more powerful in her magic than Rostislav, and Tomislav is also
the leader of the witch’s coven. Although Tomislav and Rostislav’s main magic
core is their cauldron, the two witches are able to extract some of the magic
from their cauldron and put them into their own personal magical implements.
Tomislav’s personal magical implement is her staff, which Tomislav
constructed not long after arriving in the Land of Fabula. Her staff is made
of wood and rocks hewn from the enchanted forest. Also hanging from her staff
are beads that supply Tomislav further magical abilities. Some
of these crystals of particular power are the red stones that allow Tomislav
to summon demons and devils from the underworld.
Top Of Tomislav's Staff
The top of Tomislav's staff is an arsenal of magical tools. It includes The
Catcher, The Absorbtion Stone, The Womb Stone, The Caster and the Summoning
The Catcher is the largest feature framed by a warped looping stick
and containing a bewitched dream catcher within. The webbing of
The Catcher catches magic in the area near the staff. The beads
in the webbing are called Collecting Beads, and they direct that
magic caught in the web to the Absorption Stone.
THE ABSORPTION STONE
The Absorption Stone entraps the magic that is caught in the
webbing of the Catcher.
THE WOMB STONE
The magic collected into the Absorption Stone is sent
along the wooden rim of the Catcher to impregnate the
Womb Stone which resides wrapped in hemp in a fork in
the staff just below the Caster.
The stored magic impregnated in the Womb Stone
can be aimed and cast directly at its victim by
means of The Caster, which is the ending of
the staff rod jutting out directly above the
THE SUMMONING BEADS
The Summoning Beads give the rod of the staff
power to summon demons and devils.
The rod of Tomislav’s staff is the door knocker
to the underworld. When Tomislav does her
ritual tapping of the rod of her staff to the
ground, the demon or devil of her desire is
summoned to her.
Tomislav's Staff was completely dreamed up, designed and built by Timothy S. Klugh.
The wood part of it is a thick rigid vine that Timothy found near his home (in
Grove City, Ohio, USA.) To get the curved shape of the top of the staff, Timothy
soaked the vine in water for several days. Each afternoon (during the soaking
process,) Timothy would bend the soaked portion of the vine a little further and
bind it into its new position before letting it soak another day. The rocks used
to make the Absorption Stone and the Womb Stone came from the front garden of
Timothy's house. The beads were provided by Delora D. Klugh. The webbing in the
staff and the wrap are all made of hemp string. The "magical" operations of
Tomislav's Staff are based on research of the lore of witch's besoms and spiritual staffs
used in various cultures around the world.
Rostislav is a witch who came with her sister Tomislav from the underworld to take over,
conquer and control the Land of Fabula. One of the last pure fable lands left
in existence. While Tomislav is more powerful in magic than her sister is,
Rostislav has the power to appear kindly to others which allows Rostislav to
poison her victims without using force. Although Tomislav and Rostislav’s
main magic core is their caldroun, the two witches are able to extract some
of the magic from their caldroun and put them into their own personal magical
implements. Rostislav’s personal magical implement is her besom, which
Rostislav constructed not long after arriving in the Land of Fabula. Her
besom is made of wood hewn from the enchanted forest. Also hanging from her
staff are beads that supply Rostislav with further magic abilities.
The Pole of Rostislav’s besom is for directing magic intentions,
be it spells, hexes, curses or flight. Rostislav uses the Pole to
aim the direction of her attack or path of flight.
FLIGHT BEADS, MEMORY BEADS
AND POISONING BEADS
There are several magical beads that hang from the besom.
Some of the beads give Rostislav's besom the power to fly.
Some of the beads give Rostislav great clarity of memory. Other
beads allow the poisons that she uses to stay potent longer
than normal on the items that she puts poison on, such as
The bristles of Rostislav’s besom is used to collect
and impregnate the besom with whatever magic has
been extracted from the cauldron. The bristles entrap
the magic and become a womb for it. If the magic
collected is a greatly powerful magic, the besom
gains the ability to fly.
Rostislav's Staff was designed by Timothy S. Klugh and built
by Timothy S. Klugh and Delora D. Klugh. The wood bristle
part of it are made of sticks and twigs from trees and
bushes found near Timothy's home (in Grove City, Ohio,
USA.) The wood pole is made from a fallen branch of
a tree that Timothy found in a woods near his home.
The beads were provided by Delora D. Klugh. The wrap is
hemp string. The "magical" operations of
Rostislav's Besom are based on research of the lore of
Unlike Tomislav’s athame, Rostislav’s dagger does not contain
any magical abilities. Rostislav dips her dagger into many
poisons consistently and to great abundance in order to keep
the dagger’s blade toxic and deadly to her victims. Her
magic poisoning beads on her besom make any poison she has last
longer in toxicity than they normally would.
Rostislav's dagger was purchased in a antique store (in
Columbus, Ohio, USA) and was decorated with creative
witch-style markings by Delora D. Klugh.
CUÉLEBRE: THE GATEKEEPER'S SWORD
The Gatekeeper holds a very important position in King
Thrushbeard’s castle, a position of high security and trust.
In history, perhaps there are only a few gatekeepers who
would be known to be so dedicated to his job as
Thrushbeard's gatekeeper was to him. However, for this
Gatekeeper of King Thrushbeard, this dedication came
easy for he was bestowed with magic that was given him
by a wizard who he had protected when an rogue archer
tried to stick the wizard in the back. With just a swing
of a dagger, the gatekeeper swiftly chopped the passing
arrow in half causing the front half of it to flip and bounce
off the wizard's back. The wizard turned around and saw
the dagger and the arrow cut in half on the ground.
To show his gratitude, the wizard gave two great gifts to
his rescuer. The first gift, was the ability to always be
on watch for others by never having to sleep. The second
was a sword of extraordinary forging named Cuélebre... named
after a giant, winged dragon with serpentine qualities who
guarded treasures and kept prisoners.
Cuélebre is a sword has three parts, a long ridged blade
that than becomes a small section of narrow, jagged ridges
like a saw. Near to the tip is a traditional straight
broadsword blade. This combination blade is a small
army into itself, and represent the three bites of the
three dragon heads that decorative bite from the guard on
the hilt of the sword.
The Gatekeeper rarely sheathes his sword. Always alert
and onguard, the Gatekeeper keeps his sword in a
parade position ever ready for battle.
The Gatekeeper's Sword was excitedly presented to this
production by Ron Kelso (of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA) as
a partial donation to the show. Ron purchased the
sword several years ago at a Renaissance Festival.
The jester’s marotte (pronounced “mar’-aht”) is a scepter with a carved head on
face on a marotte is usually carved to look similar to the jester who owns it. In
the case of Gregory, the scepter face does not reflect its owner. Instead, the
face is flamboyant and seems to have an expression of courage about it that cannot be broken. This
is the face that Gregory uses to help him hide the fact that he has such a low
esteem of himself. His marotte allows him to appear to others with an assurity
in himself that does not really exist.
The marotte was constructed and crafted by the work of Spirit Williams,
Timothy S. Klugh and Delora D. Klugh. Timothy conceptualized the marotte to
have a fairytale appearance rather than a historically accurate appearance. The
year specified as the current year in the show is 1199, and jester marotte’s
that would be around at that time would have been very simple in design and
not very ornate. Timothy wanted his marotte a little oversized and painted
to get attention so that it would reflect the character Gregory's wish to be
confident in his heart.
The head of the jester’s marotte was sculpted by the wood craft artist Spirit
Williams (of Rockbridge, Ohio, USA.) Spirit is a renowned artist who has her
woodcraft creations among collections in Asia, Australia, Europe and the
United States of America. She is known for her works inspired by nature and
wildlife, but Spirit has done many other themes as well. Locally, many of
Spirits works are on permanent display at the Columbus Zoo And Aquarium (in
Powell, Ohio, USA.)
The painted face on the head of the marotte was the work of Delora D. Klugh
who designed this face that Gregory uses to show his wished-for confidence. She
chose to use the colors black, red and white to make a strong contrast of the
facial features, with the exception of the eyes that she painted blue. A
tell-tale tear can be perceived in the red shape on the marotte face's left
cheek. Perhaps it is an indication of the vulnerability that exist in Gregory's
The hat of the marotte, also made by Delora, was constructed by modifying a
The pole of the marotte is an old table leg. Timothy was concerned when he
searched for the table leg he would use because he did not want to buy a table
leg if the leg's three companions existed. Timothy wanted to make sure that
he did not take apart a full set of legs that could be used again. The table
leg he chose came from a set of three legs that were different sizes from each
other. That table leg became to pole of the marotte. The pole was modified
for the head of the marotte by the woodworker Joe Mazon (of Grove City, Ohio,
Delora painted the pole of the marotte black to allow the marotte's head
to catch the viewer's attention.
KING THRUSHBEARD'S SWORD
King Thrushbeard became king after he returned from the Crusades and
started protecting the western islands of the Isles of Scilly which
was under the reign of King Iron Henry. As King Thrushbeard became
older he stopped carrying his battle swords from the Crusades. He
past the battle swords down to his son Prince Charming and to his
jester, Gregory, who was Prince Charming’s lifelong best friend. Since
passing down his battle swords to his son and Gregory, King Thrushbeard
only carries his ceremonial sword with him.
King Thrushbeard's sword was purchased in an antique store in
North Mytle Beach, South Carolina, USA.
PRINCE CHARMING'S SWORD
Prince Charming is heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Harmonia. He
is about to marry the mysterious Briar Rose who, until recently
brought out of her spell, had been asleep for hundreds of years. Prince
Charming is the most courageous and valiant of the fighters who protect
the kingdom. Prince Charming’s sword was given to the prince by his
father, King Thrushbeard, who used the sword while the king was in the
Crusades. His father has two battle swords from The Crusades, the king
gave one of his swords to the prince and the other to the prince’s
life-long friend, Gregory, who is a jester of the king’s court.
Prince Charming's sword was purchased at a pawn shop in Columbus,
King Thrushbeard raised Gregory as if he were a brother to Prince
Charming. His intent to have Gregory protect and look after only his
son, King Thrushbeard past down to Gregory one of the King’s two
battle swords from The Crusades.
The jester's sword was purchased at a pawn shop in Columbus,
THE GOBLIN KING'S SWORD
Nudd, The Goblin King, is also known as Lludd and is the royal
leader of the goblins who dwell within the enchanted forest in
the Land of Fabula. His tribe lives in a village in the enchanted
forest called Annwn. No one has ever seen Annwn other than the
goblins because the goblins keep the village (like all their other
treasured items) hidden from view. While young goblins are
tricksters and thieves, the adult goblins are vicious warriors.
Nudd, being the Goblin King, uses the sword past down to him
from his father Beli Mawr who was the Goblin King before him.
The Goblin King's sword was presented to the
production by a sword collector (from Columbus,
Ohio, USA) who was enthusiastic to see his sword
in the show.
HARMONIAN SHORT SWORD
Some goblin's construct their own weapons, but many of them
prize stealing their weapons instead.
short sword was stolen from Hark, The Herald, years
ago when Hark was taking a moment to write on a parchment in
the town of Gesælph.
The Goblin King's sword was purchased from a sword
reseller (in Grove City, Ohio, USA.)
Some goblin's construct their own weapons, but many of them
prize stealing their weapons instead.
Many young goblin's use branches to be their clubs. One of
these young goblins really liked his club because
when he grew to be an adult, instead of making a more advanced weapon or stealing one,
that same goblin chose to make a stronger larger
The goblin club was found at a primitives-and-craft store
(in Grove City, Ohio, USA.)
GOBLIN WAR MALLET
Some goblin's construct their own weapons, but many of them
prize stealing their weapons instead.
The war mallet is a weapon made by the goblins. Its heavy,
gnarled, worm-eaten log branded in heavy metal rings requires
a goblin of good strength to wield such a weapon. A long
branch is used as the handle having a long enough
length to give great momentum to the swings. The wool
sock covering part of the handle is from a a pet sheep the
goblin owned long ago.
The war mallet was found at an antique mall (in Logan,
Ohio, USA.) It's handle was broken, but it was repaired
and reinforced my Timothy S. Klugh using a strong wood
glues, duct tape, wire and electrical tape. The wool
sock was made by Delora D. Klugh.
THE WOLF'S SWORD
The Wolf is a high demon (or even a devil) from the
underworld who is utter evil incarnate. The Wolf’s ravenous
passion is to seek out the innocent and devour their flesh.
The Wolf will use its sword only to dispatch any witness
that may interrupt its meal. For The Wolf desires to eat
the flesh of purity, and will feast upon it with great
appetite. Anyone in the way who is not its target, will
be killed and left to rot. While in the terrestrial world
(both the mortal and fable lands), The Wolf can be killed
although it is only temporary. The soul of The Wolf returns
to the underworld, but it may return after a century of
building up its power again. For every creature from the
underworld is immortal.
The Wolf's sword was presented to the production
by a sword collector (from Gahanna, Ohio, USA)
who was enthusiastic to see his sword in the show.