Olive Ruskettle

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Female halfling thief and bard wannabe from the 1988 Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms novel Azure Bonds by Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb. She won the name and reputation of famed bard Olav Ruskettle gambling with dice. Her original name is never revealed.

"I said, you cannot be a bard. There are no halfling bards.”

“Well, you are very much mistaken,” Olive huffed. “I am a halfling, and I am a bard. I sing, play the yarting and the tantan, compose music and poetry, and weave tales.”

“That makes you a troubadour or a minstrel. Your skill may be such that you can impress and entertain people, but to be a bard you must be trained. Without training the power of the calling will never be yours. And I know, better than any three of my colleagues and better than any sage, that no halfling has ever been trained.”

“And how would you know?”

“Because I am a bard. The Nameless Bard.”

“The Nameless Bard? Just what's that supposed to mean?"

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