Fable II: The Story You Won’t Hear

My quest to vanquish the storyline in Fable II was achieved last night. Lionheart (my character) was proclaimed “Hero” throughout the land and the forces of evil were turned back from the path of ultimate doom. Yes, it is quite a tale but that's not the story I wish to tell you.

As you can see Lionheart is brave and fearsome however it was not she who saved the land. Yes songs were sung and statues erected in her honor - it was not this hero that summoned the courage to lift Albion out of its fog of despair.

This is the face of the hero I speak of, seen here with his trusty companion Lionheart. As with many stories what actually happened was a little different than the bards sing it. No statues of Old Smeller stand to his bravery. No children dance about chanting his name as if it were a ward against evil. No, he is simply forgotten. Even though it was he who gave his life for the world that it might live - not Lionheart.

I tell you this not as a spoiler, for your quest will be different than mine. Each must follow his own path as is the Fable way.

It is just a reminder that when the fate of humanity hangs by a gossamer thread above the fire of damnation itself - there is no greater champion than the strength of a dog’s heart.

Old Smeller 12/25/08 – 01/04/09
He lived a lifetime in a few days but left everyone he met better for having known him. You are the truest friend to us all.

You will be missed.

8 Responses to "Fable II: The Story You Won’t Hear"
  1. CYLONmatrix says:

    Is that Sean’s dog?

  2. Ethan says:


    Thats . . . so. . . awesome.

    Like many, probably, who have been attached to man’s best friend, I feel like my pet friend growing up could have been akin to Old Smeller.

    My Friend was a brown American Staffordshire Terrier (similar to pit bulls) going by the name of Bowser. In my imaginations, Bowser saved the day, defended our stead, and won the hearts of girl dogs everywhere.

    Your tribute to Old Smeller is heartfelt.


  3. Sean says:

    CM, indeed it is, that is Old Smeller – The Faithful.

    Note: Not to be confused with Talat – The sleeping on the couch upside-down… and snoring.

  4. joeedh says:

    Lol, that’s awesome. The dog was the true ruler of the land! Bow before His Imperial Majesty, Old Smeller the Fourth! Unbelievers shall be shunned! Shun the unbelievers!

  5. Audra says:

    Sean, a fitting tribute to the loyal friend who is the real hero of Fable II. I’m still playing with my dog Jake and hope he is just as heroic as his forbear.

  6. FireBreathingChicken says:


    We hardly knew ye.

    Sean, please, tell Old Smeller’s story. How died and how he lived!

    (Make something up if you have to.)

  7. Solai says:

    One Smeller to rule them all, One Smeller to find them, One Smeller to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…or something like that, I am just spit-balling here

  8. Dick says:

    I, as well, have a pit-bull who stands out as the most sensitive animal I have ever owned. Soon, a new dog breed will come together for the media to blast, because they have carried out rotties and dobies in preceding many years. Unfortunate that media sensationalism breeds so much inaccurate facts.

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