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A fool is a court jester used to entertain nobles and their guests at court. Fools are sometimes lackwits and simpletons.

Moon Boy performing. © FFG

They often wear brightly colored motley. They use storytelling, japes, juggling, music, acrobatics, and other skills to entertain their audiences.

Known Fools

Fools at the end of the third century

Historical fools


I hear all sorts of things as a fool that I never heard when I was a knight. They talk as though I am not there.[17]

All men are fools, if truth be told, but the ones in motley are more amusing than the ones with crowns.[2]


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