From the introduction:
A Tale for Passage is a roleplaying game about telling a story for two players. One player takes on the role of an Elder, the other of a Youth as they take a leisurely journey to the peak of the mountain on the border of their lands.
In Vanelle, creativity is valued above almost everything else. Some will say it is valued above everything, because what is life without creativity. Children are taught to be creative at a very young age through games and song. As they grow older, they are introduced to musical instruments and paint brushes. They take these tools and branch out on their own creative paths as they get older. But, the one constant in their life is storytelling. Because all art tells a story in some way.