Story Speaker spoke the story of Pelachan into the Hand of All. It was a role handed down from person to person. The people of Pelachan went to them when a family or friend died, and spoke a detailed description of the said person to the Story Speaker and the person was woven into the story.
One Story Speaker told the story of Hex, Ace and Evelyn Smythe after the Seventh Doctor's apparent death. Ayl-San's mother was a Story Speaker. The Doctor, Stillwell and Evelyn were also Story Speakers. The Doctor and Stillwell became Story Speakers to trap Nobody No-One in the story. Evelyn became one on her deathbed and, as she died, the story died as well, along with the Hand of All. She was the last Story Speaker. (AUDIO: A Death in the Family)