The Storyteller (real name: Elsa Strict) was the event icon at Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror. She returned the following year as a co-icon alongside The Caretaker, The Director and Jack the Clown in Halloween Horror Nights: Sweet 16.
Appearances at Halloween Horror NightsEdit
At the exterior of Islands of Adventure during Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror, the Storyteller could be seen walking around, telling her "story". However, once guests entered the event, the Storyteller was unheard of, and they entered into the landscape of her newest story, called "Terra Cruentus". The land was ruled over by the evil Terra Queen, who would oversee the execution of her victims to refill "blood vats". This blood was used to create a ceremonial dagger called the Terra Throne Blade and it was used on the nightly sacrificial ceremonies and the on the last night, the Queen herself was sacrificed. The Storyteller did appear in her own haunted house at the event Where Evil Hides.
For the following year, 2006, Storyteller was featured alongside Jack, Caretaker and Director in the show The Arrival. She also appeared in a new house, unrelated to "Where Evil Hides ", called Dungeon of Terror: Retold. This was where Elsa reopened the infamous Dungeon of Terror as a tourist attraction, and invited guests into the depths of her newest "story".
She is also one of Fear's minions: Legend. The year she appeared as one of Fear's minions she also made a brief appearance in the house Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate as a double pepper's ghost effect. The effect showed her walking by reading one of her stories in the farther of the two levels and then noticing the public walking through the house. Upon noticing the effect shifted to the screen layer closest to guests and displayed a full visual Storyteller's face enraged at their presence.
In 2012, it's revealed that she's a member of the Legions of Horror; a Maschorian like Eddie Schmidt and the Terra Queen. In 2015, she appeared along with her fellow Icons as one of Jack the Clown's minions. In 2016, a portrait of her also appeared in the Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch house.
- Remember the moral of the story dear, one man's treasure is another man's PAIN! - During the TV commercial for Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror.
- Once upon a NIGHTMARE... -In the Dungeon of Terror: Retold
- The original name for the Storyteller's minion name, was Mythos, but was changed as guests would get confused with the Islands of Adventure restaurant of the same name. Ironically, there was a picture of the Storyteller, advertising Halloween Horror Nights: Twenty Years of Fear right outside of the restaurant.
- Of all the Icons, the Storyteller has the least developed backstory.
- The Storyteller would subtly threaten guest with a gruesome death when questioned about her backstory (or lack thereof) during Halloween Horror Nights: Twenty Years of Fear.
|Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror|
|Characters: The Storyteller (Event Icon) • Terra Queen|
|Mazes: Blood Ruins • Body Collectors • Cold Blind Terror • Demon Cantina • The Skool • Terror Mines • Where Evil Hides|
|Scarezones: Blood Thunder Alley • Fire Pits • Cemetery Mines • Terra Guard Run|
|Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure • Terra Throne|
|Halloween Horror Nights XX: Twenty Years of Fear|
|Characters: Fear (Event Icon) • Jack the Clown • The Caretaker • The Director • The Storyteller • The Usher • Cindy Caine • Eddie Schmidt|
|Haunted Houses: Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate • PsychoScareapy: Echoes of Shadybrook • Hades: The Gates of Ruin • ZombieGeddon • The Orfanage: Ashes to Ashes • Havoc: Dogs of War • Catacombs: Black Death Rising • Horror Nights: The Hallow'd Past|
|Scarezones: Esqueleto Muerte • The Coven • Saws N' Steam • Zombie Gras • Fear Revealed • HHN: 20 Years of Fear|
|Shows: Brian Brushwood: Menace and Malice • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure|