Five college students embark on a quest for revenge after mysterious visions and a violent attack on their isolated province force them into the world beyond their walls. The Legacy Saga is a fantasy audio drama produced by Welcome Mat Radio.
S1 E1: Prologue
A bartender begins recounting the tale of Aurora Nova, a group of adventurers known well throughout the land. But before they were heroes, they were simply a young half orc, a girl with leaves in her hair, a healer, a runaway, an orphan, and an elven daughter. Little do these children know how their fates will entwine with that of a bastard emperor far outside their walled home.
S1 E2: A Day in the Life
An ordinary day passes within the sturdy walls of Highgate as everyone prepares for the annual Harvest Festival: a time of celebration and thanks giving for the bounty of Calpurnia’s blessing. That is, until cryptic dreams cause some unpleasant disturbances.
S1 E3: The Vision
The Harvest Festival begins! Four flat-broke college kids come together to fight off froglodytes and earn fortune’s favor. As the sun sets on a congregation of newfound friends, Abathar and Atarah find they have something curious in common.
S1 E4: The Doom That Came To Highgate
An awkward professor shares his extraordinary research with his students. A fortune teller untangles Fate, much to Abathar’s chagrin. Everyone reconnects thanks to the help of an unexpected guide. Five college students rush into the forest to save a lost soul, and when they emerge, their world will change forever.
S1 E5: The Quest
Picking up the pieces after the devastation caused by the Sacking of Blackwood, everyone must decide how to move forward and what to do next. Rowan searches for her missing mother. Naiea grapples with her domineering parents. Sabin receives a mysterious package.
S1 E6: Through the Gate and Far Away
Naiea seeks solitude. Atarah meets a new friend. Abathar swears a sacred oath. Blackwood mourns those they have lost. The group sets out beyond the wall, but runs into some bumps along the way. A wandering half-orc determines who is friend and who is foe.
Best Audio Drama I’ve ever listened to
Well, I guess it’s the first one I’ve listened to, but they can’t ALL be this good. The sounds and voice acting are excellent, especially during the fight sequences. I would have assumed that balancing the slashing of blades, character voices, narration, and music would be difficult, but the crew at Welcome Mat has been dealing with the task excellently. In addition to being a compelling narrator, Massimo has constructed an engaging story, one that is aware of all the fantasy tropes that have come before and slyly gets you reconsidering your expectations as the story progresses.
The characters themselves are also impressive. Being able to construct as many complex, multi-faceted characters as they have without being too long or wordy is no doubt challenging, but they make it fly. These heroes are far removed from the often frustratingly immature characters of the same age that appear all too often in fantasy.
If you’re a fan of good fantasy, passionate work by dedicated, capable crews, and just quality storytelling, then please check out The Legacy Saga.
Loving it, even though this is TOTALLY not my genre
Was glued into this podcast by a friend and, even though fantasy isn’t my usual genre (especially for podcasts), I found myself getting caught up in the characters and the adventure of the whole story. Well-crafted story-telling and professionally produced. When is the next one available?!?
Loving this story
Another wonderful episode. I am really enjoying the story line and look forward to Wednesday’s when another one is released. The characters are slowly revealing more about their talents and makes it all the more interesting.