The Harvard Sentences are a list of sentences like "Help the woman get back to her feet" and "The birch canoe slid on the smooth planks" intended to test audio technology. They are also aesthetically very interesting, like one-sentence poems. I wondered what else could be done with that format and structure. The real harvard sentences are carefully balanced so as to be good representatives of typical english, but emulating the general style of the sentences is still interesting. So I sat down and wrote about 65 fantasy-themed harvard style sentences. I also added a few more later, and will probably continue to add a few. Here they are:
He undid the hex by reading it thrice backwards.
You should not talk to negative entities.
The witch stirred her cauldron purposefully.
Within the circle we are protected.
Not all creatures choose to be seen.
None who carry that sign shall pass.
The stake sat unused on the table.
She had seen the glimmer of the faerie's wing.
I have been to that glade only once.
You are not ready to go to that lake.
Read the book again, and pay attention to the rats.
The fire burned away all impurities.
A gun can attract unwanted spirits, said the priest.
There is healing energy in the ancient stone.
This land can never be tainted.
All four elements were present on the altar.
I was guided to meet you here.
The bell rung in the empty room.
The house had been haunted for some time
There is a protection on this space, said the old man.
I believe you have the power to fix this.
The spell involved a burning flame.
The salt water was used to remove the imprint.
He discarded the stagnant water and felt refreshed.
The book was written by my grandmother.
Our family has always believed in magic.
He felt a presence in the room.
He read over his diary again after the light flickered.
One must always respect the earth and sky.
He saw a vision when he gazed into the bowl.
She understood what the signs told her.
I want you to know why I gave you that stone.
Her aura was bright and untainted.
To balance the elements he recited a chant.
Truth can be found in all places.
He kept his knowledge secret to avoid scattering his energy.
It served him well to know the legend.
He chanted softly the words she had taught him.
In the dark she could see auras.
You mustn't forget the important teachings.
Walk with the sun to cast the circle.
This athame has never drawn blood.
The chalice is an important symbol.
Certain places are watched by spirits.
Guard yourself lest you forget the way.
Keep alert when feeling afraid.
The blue star is a protective symbol.
There are places one should never go.
There are things you must not lose.
Don't let anyone make you forget to look around.
The table of correspondences is missing an entry.
Speak not the words of the foeman.
The spiders defend this forest from evil.
The ghouls feed on misery, so don't let them hurt you.
"A distraction can be a type of attack", said the wizard.
Keep a burning flame between you and them.
Don't look at that painting or you'll get wrinkles.
She smudged the space with sage.
Be careful. Someone here is up to no good.
You should be quiet when times are changing.
There might be something you missed here.
Don't be tempted to cross the unsteady bridge.
A moonless night is fearsome to many.
Many lives have been lost to greed.
Ignore the braggart. He hides a terrible secret.
Use the stone to see hidden things.