Because the world relies on oral tradition to preserve and disseminate knowledge, bards often serve vital roles as teachers, historians, and scholars. Some may remain in a community in these roles to become honored, while others may travel to spread knowledge far and wide.
However, bards may also spin tales of possibility, dreams, and passion. They excite imagination and hope, pointing forward to what may one day be. Often, these bards risk the far edges of the world to discover what has newly awakened from the Dream and bring news of it back to the folk.