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Episode 79- Season 1 Finale

This is it. The time has come for the final battle between our team of heroes and the evil mind flayer Lililith. And yes, we finally called them heroes. Our adventurers now know the full extent of his manipulations in their pasts, creating tragedy after tragedy to further his own goals to dominate the world. They've defeated his champions, individuals who played significant roles during their lives. And now they've even acquired god-like abilities that will be needed in the climactic fight against Lililith, who has transcended to an immensely powerful form as well. 

Will the heroes' powers be enough to foil Lililith's grand designs? Will the party recognize the gravity of the situation and keep things serious? Or will they crack a bunch of jokes while Blag does his usual horrific attacks against the enemy? And what does Lililith have against libraries? One way or another, this is the end of the line. Who will stand when all is said and done? Let's find out together, in the Season 1 Finale! 

 

And join us on August 26th for the beginning of Season 2!

 

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Episode 78- Blast From the Past

Our first season is drawing to a close. With that comes many farewells. Our villain has been pulling numerous strings over the years and now many of the people affected are coming together, perhaps for the last time. Join us as we briefly recall where they are at this moment in time, before this chapter in their lives draws to its conclusion. 
 
If you're not caught up this is your spoiler warning!
 
Blagriland Mawriss- Searching for his mother. Found a sister he didn't even know he had. Altered by magic to be a warrior for his land, he met a wise monk named Babushka who passed along her teachings to him in the little time they had together before she fell in battle. Now he fights to restore his family and protect those who cannot protect themselves.
 

Rathborn Finebottom- Yes he knows his last name makes it hard for people to take him seriously. Which is exactly why he doesn't tell people what it is. He was on a misguided quest for revenge, and has learned the identity of the true architect of his pain. So now he's on a better quest for revenge! A warlock whose patron is the Lord of Lies, Rath's been lying to others and himself since he was a child. Now he's ready to embrace his past and save the friends and family who have accepted him for who he is.

 
Kort Hawkins- Former member of a gang of thieves that was betrayed by a Lieutenant named Braddock. A bard by training, Kort is often able to get out of tough situations on charm alone. As long as he doesn't have to negotiate costs with someone shrewd. And there was that one time with Kaylee when he tried to convince her to check for mimics. But other than that, very charming! And he loves elephants.
 
Namee- A smuggler and avid tinkerer. Friend of the IronOak family. Was once roommates with Rath. Quirky and intensely lovable, he is with the party to honor Tor and complete his quest to restore balance to the world. Which is weird because he's super choatic. But it's hard to worry about that when he's just so cute!   
 
Tor IronOak- Original member of this adventuring party. Was to be the next Emperor of the Lichstone Empire after winning the contest that brought the party together. Known to throw a hammer. An avid gambler, he took a chance and sacrificed himself to save his daughter. He will always be missed, even if the adventurers don't really get a chance to tell him that during this battle. 
 
The Wizard King- A very non-progressive title for a nation's ruler considering the current Wizard King is Blag's mom. She is a powerful practitioner of the arcane arts.  For many years she has been under an intense mind-control spell to create enhanced armies of hideously mutated beings. This is a skill she developed creating warriors from her nation's young, including her own son! Come on lady. The latest version of her process creates hideous mutated beasts that our party calls fauxgres. Which is clever because they look like ogres but aren't. Get it? Moving on.
 
Derand- Paladin and former leader of the Onyx Shields. A strong and noble leader, he took in Rathborn as a child after the Onyx Shields were called on to destroy the rampaging Finebottom clan. Yes, again, it sounds less dreadful when you mention the family name. No one knew that their raiding and murdering were due to the evil influence of a particular mindflayer. Derand later died saving Rath and the Lichstone Empire from demonic invasion. He has since been returned to undeath and forced to fight for evil purposes by that same mindflayer. Also, he's very much a skeleton at the moment.
 
Braddock- The guy who betrayed Kort. Runs the thieves guild now. Or did until he got seriously stomped by our adventurers when they infiltrated his compound. That was after they stumbled on it because Namee wanted to clean things. Braddock currently appears to be on a number of steroids and not quite himself. In fact, he looks a bit like one of those fauxgres!  
 
Baron Von Uberdorf- Not mind-controlled. Just a really bad dude. He's a Vampire that wants to dominate everything. He moves his household to wherever he is working on turning others to spread his vampirism, taking strange but really just misunderstood people with him like the monster-making Leachenstein. The Baron kidnapped Tor's daughter to turn her, leading to a series of events that took Tor away from us. He barely escaped his last encounter with the adventurers. He's back, and this time his Swedish accent isn't as funny. But still at least smirk worthy.
 
Now let's get to it!
 

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Episode 77- Battle Royale

Our adventurers have survived their all-out charge through the battlefield leading to Spine Breaker Mountain. While their friends engage the enemy forces in the raging battle behind them, our team pushes onward. They can only pray they will arrive in time to stop their foe's evil plans to dominate their world, and many more worlds beyond. However it quickly becomes apparent that an army is not the only force the villain has brought to the mountain.

The party has come face to face with their pasts. Have the choices they've made throughout their lives come back to haunt them? Except for Namee of course. His decisions always seem to have immediate consequences! It's time to fight in another desperate struggle. And this time, it's extremely personal!

 

 

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Episode 76- Fergus Deepdelver

The journal of Fergus Deepdelver has been found. Dark secrets will be revealed. The end is near.

 

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Episode 75- Holey Ship That’s a …

There's a lot of things that happen in this episode. Does our team make it to the astral plane? Yes. Is there a ridiculous number of Gith between them and their objective of saving their plane of existence? Very much yes. Do our adventurers once again casually saunter towards an encounter that should certainly be their doom? Yes, 100% yes. 

But what's really important here is the strain these trying times have placed on two valued members of this group. For starters, Namee gets really dark. Like, someone please check on Namee and make sure he's okay dark. And then the party goes and breaks literal hours of our DM Kyle's planning. It seems like he and Namee could both use a little love. Hopefully someone can cast Power Word Hug!

 

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