A podcast dedicated to literature, language, and the fantastic. Home of the Inglorion Bastards Trilogy and the Sembian Revival campaign. Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien, LOTR, and Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). Episodes 1-150 are set in Middle Earth. Episodes 151-200 are set in Forgotten Realms.
The Infested Hills, 6 Mirtul
The party meets the mysterious black-robed figure just as they leave the swamp. Introducing himself as Tunori, he offers to usher the group through the hills if they help him with a very specific task. The group isn't pleased with the task, or with who the figure turns out to be...
Meet Sonya: The Creator and Performer
Come listen as we talk to Marco, who created the Shadovar character, and Abby, who plays her on the podcast. Learn about her character build, the evolution of her personality, and possibly some Easter eggs (if you listen carefully).
Philip Athans: The Years of Phil
Join us for this first interview of Season 4. Philip Athans was the Managing Editor at Wizards of the Coast when the Sembia: Gateway to the Realms, the Erevis Cale trilogy, and the Twilight War trilogy came out. He was THE Forgotten Realms guy over at Wizards, and we got to spend an hour with him! Come learn about the editorial and author selection process for the Sembia related novels. And listen as we discuss the transitions from 2nd to 4th editions. This was a lot of fun!
The Vast Swamp, 5 Mirtul
Heading through the Vast Swamp is one of the most dangerous things you can do in Sembia. But Lady Tymora seems to bless their path, as they bump into a Sharptooth Lizardfolk near the source of the Darkflow River. They work together to battle pursuing Shadar-kai wraiths. After regrouping back at the Sharptooth village they are rewarded by the Blackscale tribe taking them to the edge of the Infested Hills. There they spot an interesting man in black...
East Battlerise Redux
Want to hear from the antagonists? In this episode we hear from Kaligax, the leader of the Shadar-kai. We hear from Aldond Talendar and his patron. And finally, we hear from Thera, the Deathstalker. Not a feel-good episode... Unless you like the sound of a dragon eating a guy...
West Battlerise, 4 Mirtul
This is an immediate continuation of the last episode, where Sonia and the voice seek out the source of a magical aura from a ruined manor house in Battlerise. There she finds some Sembian Helms guarding a spherical "beacon." She she tries to acquire the orb, she is attacked by the Helms and by the Shadar-kai. Jendal, Ciran, and Mitoa come to help Sonya and the orb gets broken, causing the magical effects of the beacon to end... and those plunging the newly formed earthmote of Jarliel (which we mistakenly call Jariel) to the ground- killing everyone in Jarliel. When Mitoa's Harper friend, Harald, is attacked by the Shadar-kai, he orders Mitoa and crew to go north into the Vast Swamp. Their goal- to find out more about the beacon and about Aldond's relationship to the Shadar-kai.