Welcome to The Mythologist thread. It features original character Vestri Dain, who begins as a student of cultural anthropology at Coruscant University. A mythologist is someone who collects myths, sometimes for anthologies, sometimes for comparison, and sometimes, as in this case, as a hobby. Vestri is interested mainly in myths from nonhuman cultures, but a few Human ones may sneak in here from time to time. The stories in early portion of this thread take place a couple of years before the events of AotC, although the collection may continue through both AotC and RotS and into the original trilogy as well. Some of the stories will be responses to Challenges on the Fanfiction boards, some will be added as inspiration strikes. While positive comments are certainly welcome, I am also open to constructive criticism. Please feel free to PM me if there is something in a story that is factually incorrect or doesn't make sense as written. I'm always looking to improve. Below is the index of stories (in the order in which I suggest reading them): Battling Winter: a tale from the Besalisk homeworld of Ojom (for the 2020 Autumn Bingo Challenge) For Love of Mother Jungle: an ancient tale of Ithor (for the 2020 Autumn Bingo Challenge) On Wings of Change: a story of one of Coruscant's original species (for the 2020 Halloween Challenge) The Eyes Have It: a Nautolan Trickster tale (inspired by the 2020 Autumn Bingo Challenge). Differences in Doctrine (inspired by the 2020 Autumn Bingo Challenge): A droid creation story Critique (inspired by the Fall 2020 Challenge: First Line Edition on the OC Revolution thread) A Human tale from Seranno Holiday Fare (a "not-for-the-notebook" story written for the 2020 Holiday Tropes Challenge) In for a Song: A tale from Weequay history (inspired by the Sea Shanty/Ballad Challenge) Stories of Vestri Dain and Company on other threads: Notes from the Field: Vestri and her merry band of fellow Sentientologists/Scientists encounter a variety of non-Human cultures. Because once the coursework is done, it's time to start doing the original research for the Doctoral Thesis.... Many of these will be written in response to the 2021 Fanfiction Olympics. Beginning July 2021. Various stories written for the 2022 Kessel Run Challenge (To Every Thing There is a Season): "A Proper Farewell." Saying good-bye is never easy.... "Family Matters." Two characters have a disagreement, dialogue only. "Open Mic Night at Anthon's Restaurant." Poetry via drabble, featuring some of Vestri's university colleagues. "Mystery from the Past." The closest things I have to an OTP (one true pairing). No romance. (Mostly. Although Daggeri does love her weapons....) "In Which All Roads Lead to Dok-Ondar." A 5 + 1 challenge involving five sales and a purchase. "Untitled." An alternate 5 + 1 story in its rough form. Meeting one's maker. Kind of. "Unavailable." The "Get Out of Jail Free" prompt that was never used, but too much fun not to post. Where in the Galaxy is Vestri Dain? Standalone Piece: "Season of Sharing," written for the 2023 Spring Bingo Challenge. Career Exploration (with Gungans). Stories written for the 2023 Summer Fanfic Olympics.