Mostly set in the homebrew world Alfallen where magic is uncommon among the masses and the cogs and gears of technology are starting to clank into life, The Mortal Path follows three very unlikely “heroes” on their wild and thrilling journey through new lands. We also play a multitude of systems both in our world and outside of it!
79) Punts and Problems
What? An episode the day it's meant to drop? Vilten must be in retrograde and Gudal in its ninth house of the evening! Join our fearsome three as the mind, soul, but not body melded duo of Nat and Taro take things to a truly existential level and decide to kick it, while Nerium finally gets out of bed and starts doing stuff again. But punts in the dark have strange consequences...
See also: What the fuck happened to your voice, don't take it all in, a pyramid scheme of voring, thrrrrobbing, it's all Jackal, and I didn't know Firbolgs could explode like that.
CW/TW: audio distortion, mashing up of names briefly results in one accidentally sounding close to 'pedophile', dick jokes, semi-reanimation / animated dead references, gore references, corpse and death references, mentions of the impact of death and the aftermath.]
78) Pest Control
An episode is never late, dear listener, nor is it early. It arrives precisely when it means to, which just happens to be tonight! If you remember what the hell's been going on, give yourself a pat on the back and a middling sized reward of your choice. In this episode, Nerium continues to sleep and weep in the face of her horrors, and Nat and Taro set about changing the very course of time, fate, and history...
See also: Stream of consciousness, Google Allergies, sand, if you come home with a pet Jackal..., High Density Unrefined Magic, and you f****d up a perfectly good Jackal!
[TW/CW: Body sharing, animalistic cannibalism concept, discussion of genetic modification]
77) Fast and Furious
Here we are! We're back after a little break and ready to cause some serious trouble in the world of Alfallen! With a terrifying, invisible, interdimensional creature now tearing up the ghostly realm of the Sanitorium, it's up to Taro and Nat (Nerium's taking a gosh dang NAP) to sort out this mess. But the Jackal is a slippery eel thing indeed and tries every trick to escape our hapless heroes. But when it goes beyond the veil, it's going to take some innovative thinking to track it further...
See also: A lot of people have watched Narrrruto, that's f****d up man, I've not dropped that in several years, no not by the horns!, the jetpack, people always wanna talk about the horns, and I'm not sure I trust him.
TW/CW: Graphic murder, gore, body horror, eldritch / cosmic horror, eye talk, body sharing / possession.
Yubi might be good at spinning a yarn, but they're not so good at time keeping! Never fear, our episode is here, and it's a wild one! Taro and Natalia battle with the results of Nerium's spell gone wrong, and Nerium does the only sensible thing: go to bed. But with a jackal running wild in the Sanitorium, can Nat and Taro keep the peace in Hopewell...?
See also: Fuckths'd, do a magic!, it's primal, DRAIN ME!, respect the hat pin, I rub the mud over my face, you introduced invasive species, and that was actually quite helpful.
[CW / TW: Violence, mild peril, monsters, bodily functions, depressive episode / anxiety spiral, invasive species / pest talk, mould / fungus spores talk, possession, injury.]
There's also no middle bit this week, so a huge thank you to Rachel Graff for our theme song and some other show music! You can check out her website at www.rachelgraff.com
75) From The Depths
We're back! We're here! We (Yubi) got SUPER BUSY and did not upload this episode in a timely manner, but here we are! Once more we delve into the trials and tribulations of Natalia, Taro, and Nerium as they cut away at the mysteries surrounding the violet drop, Rupert, and what the heck is going on around here. Nerium isn't feeling herself, Taro's conversing with knives, and Natalia's discovered the world is maybe dying...
See also: That's me now, I hate that I know what you referenced, Dogbum, is your dagger bigger or..., Lich please, and you're not gonna believe this, this is not a bit.
[TW/CW: Mentions of supernatural monsters, forced transformation, drug use innuendo, mild peril.]
Here we go again! Taro and Nerium leave the prison with a spring in their step, only to find Rupert may have done a little more damage than previously anticipated. Attempts to talk only bring up more questions than they answer, and Nat searches for answers of her own out by the caves. But a series of unfortunate rolls and a slightly more awakened knife lead to a bit of a pickle at the end of the day...
See also: What does THAT mean Rupert?, Gary shut the HELL up, a lateral jiggle, kanye pepper, Mr Mungus, Frackin' Nat, and Rupert's a bit jumpy.
[TW/CW: Illness and injury, death, ethics of animal consumption.]
I can't wait for more!
If you enjoy D&D podcasts, you're going to adore The Mortal Path. The story starts with intrigue and some wonderful interaction from the players, and only builds and builds from there. The players are delightful and hilarious, as are their characters, and Yubi is an endless source of incredible world-building (physics notwithstanding) and incredible reactions to the players.
I've absolutely fallen in love with this campaign, the story is so interesting (amazing job Yubi!) and meeting these characters and seeing how they interact with the world and each others is just a delight! Also lots of fun ooc goofs and the bonus extra content eps are great! Really glad to have found this podcast so please keep up the great work!
You will laugh, you will cry
This podcast is so great, wacky, and funny!! I have to make sure I’m on my own while listening because I always know I’m going to end up cackling with laughter at some point. Yet at the same time, the story has a ton of depth, and the relationships between all the characters are touching and feel genuine. Yubi does a great job as DM, and all of the players really bring their all. One of my fave podcasts!