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Episode 82- Little Gnome Fact

Here at the Episode Description Department, we pride ourselves on our ability to, well, describe things. Specifically, events within an episode. This one has us stumped though, as we find ourselves confronted with something we've never seen before. It is so mind-boggling that attempts at description elude us. For in this episode, the players mostly talk to one another in character. And they do it a lot. 

We haven't done the math, but it feels like they talk to each other in character more than they do out of character. Flabbergasting we know. They all talk about their pasts. Seriously, each of them. In a conversational format! It feels like a whole new game. Some sort of talking to each other in character game. No, that doesn't flow well. Discussion between imaginary people game? There has to be a better term for that. Talk playing game? We're open to suggestions here. 

Normally this is the part where we ask vaguely foreshadowy questions like will "Namee do something crazy". But honestly it feels like we never got the momentum going to get there. You might as well just listen to it already because we're no good to you here.

 

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Episode 81- Maker of Nom Noms

Blag and Namee have ventured into the portal to journey to Namee's hometown at the behest of the wizard Wanzledorf. Along the way they survived more than one ambush from frog-like creatures! Passing through a small village in the middle of a great valley they met Monadnock, a firbolg with a commanding presence and a deep connection to nature. It turns out he is the same firbolg who founded the Onyx Shields, and has been back among his people serving as a protector since leaving that group. He informs them that he has read the signs in nature and knew that he would be called upon soon to defend the land. After just a bit of confusion as to what happened to his old friend Derand, he is ready to venture forth and joins the party, seeing their meeting as being fated. 

Arriving at the gonimsh settlement of FizzyWhizzalPop they came across a tiefling woman insisting to a guard that she was there to help them. Something she is going to quickly get to prove when the arm of a giant reaches into the cave entrance and grabs a gnome, yelling "nom noms"! Which of these new benevolent characters will be the first to rush out to their aid? And just who is this mysterious tiefling? One thing's for sure, she's got such a cool accent!

 

 

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Episode 80- Season 2- New Friends

A new adventure begins! Having just successfully saved the world from the machinations of an evil mind flayer (we're surprised they pulled it off too), the party has entered a new era. Some might call it a new season in their lives. Maybe a second season? We're still workshopping that. Kort has gone off to help rebuild his former thieves guild. And Rathborn has taken up a position as Ambassador for the Red Halls, the new home of the Onyx Shields organization. Wasn't he trying to kill them when we started? Talk about character development!

Namee and Blagriland had just said farewell to their former companions when conveniently a portal opened before them, out of which came a gnome wizard who had come to summon Namee home. It seems Namee's home is in danger, and that he is needed, because apparently he's royalty. News to us too! That little guy is full of surprises!

So it's off on a new quest! What dangers await the two friends on the other side of the portal? What new friends will they meet on their travels to Namee's home? How completely off the rails will one of those meetings go? And how big of an ego will the party have from having just saved the world? Actually, nothing there. It's kind of surprising actually. Not even much in the way of celebratory high fives. But then again, they do get distracted easily. Or they just forgot. Maybe if they do it again it'll sink in. Let's see what happens on the road to FizzyWhizzalPop! That's the name of Namee's home. Anyway, let's go already!

 

 

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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 chaotic. 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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