Notification


Sometimes, the hero needs to be notified about impending disaster or about certain traits of the donor, the princess, the helper, or villain. Sometimes messengers do this, and at other times the hero displays a certain ingenuity. He listens for tell-tale signs. He notices certain markers or symbols. He feels, touches, tastes, smells something. These are all external notifications embedded in the story itself. The hero learns how to read his own story.