Codex Fabliauum

Welcome to the restored Codex Fabliauum!

The Codex Fabliauum was originally created by Aleksandr Ruslanovich (called Yevsha) during his role as First Speaker of the Carolingian Storyteller's Guild in the Barony of Carolingia, in the East Kingdom of the SCA.   Carolingia    East Kingdom    SCA )

Here's Yevsha's description of how it was created:

The Codex was created out of a bet.

Around A.S. 33, some people (guild members and audience alike) complained that they heard the same stories over and over again. Similarly, some people complained that sources for period stories were too hard to find, so story-tellers were forced to go back to the same sources over and over again.

In response, I laid a challenge before the Guild. For every historic source that they wrote up and submitted to me, I would respond with a source (which is why about half of the entries have my name on them). We put some sort of time-limit on it -- maybe a month? -- and, in the end, I think we all won, since the result was this resource.

The current First Speaker of the guild, Michael of York, has recaptured and restored these pages for use by the storytelling community at large. Michael will be maintaining them and enhancing them, so contact him for more information (

The site is copyright protected by Alex Newman and Michael Tighe for the Carolingian Storytellers Guild. Please respect the copyright.

Go To the Codex Fabliauum

This is not an official publication of the SCA, Inc.

PS: Some of the links go pages that are no longer available on the World-Wide-Web. Those links now redirect you to the Internet Archive ( to fetch previous versions of those pages.

Contents © 1999-2020 Alex Newman and Michael Tighe for the Carolingian Storytellers Guild

If you are interested in a different way of accessing the Codex, please read on.

Full Disclosure
Michael Tighe, who in the SCA is known as Michael of York, has created a website called "One Thousand and One Notes". The website allows users to create and save notes which are then searchable and sortable. He has taken the Codex and put it up as one of a number of read-only decks on that website. The link below takes you to the website. Login as user "codex" and use that as the password as well. This will give you free read-only access to the Codex. You will need to log-out of that user account to explore the other freely available decks on the site. If you do use the website, please abide by the rules and feel free to give Michael feedback on the site.
One Thousand and One Notes