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Seasons of Skyrend

Seasons of Skyrend is a custom 5th edition D&D adventure that focuses on the stories of our characters as they try to survive in the world around them. The year is 164 A.T. The fifth age has been marked by recovery and rebuilding efforts since a great global catastrophe commonly referred to as The Turn. Cities fell, rivers were rerouted, and mountains came crashing down as whole continents were shaken to the bedrock. Our story begins in the city of Karami on the central peninsula on the continent of Carricar. Karami fared better than most cities after The Turn. Like most of the continent, Karami lies in a state of perpetual autumn. Because of where it lies, the city also has much more night than day. Our story begins in The Bard’s Rest, a tavern on the west side of the city. From there, the adventures that will define the fifth age lie ahead. Where we go from there all depends on the choices our players make.

Tracks

Bk. 01 Ch. 001 - Introducing Veil
This is the first chapter in our inaugural trilogy. In this chapter, we are introduced to Veil, the Changeling Rogue. These first three chapters serve as an introduction to our characters. They are best thought of as a supplemental to the main story which begins with chapter 4. In these first three chapters, each player answers some fairly basic questions regarding their character’s background. We set this up so that everyone could have a basic understanding of the characters before jumping into the action. As part of the survey, each player also describes a smaller quest they performed that involved another player before the start of our story. That is to say, they describe how they thought it went. Each character introduction ends with us playing out that impromptu quest to discover what really happened.   Music: twitter.com/DarylBarnes_ Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU
54:08 03/14/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 002 - Introducing Grey the Great
This is the second chapter in our inaugural trilogy. In this chapter, we are introduced to Arannis Grey, the Half-Elf Bard. These first three chapters serve as an introduction to our characters. They are best thought of as a supplemental to the main story which begins with chapter 4. In these first three chapters, each player answers some fairly basic questions regarding their character’s background. We set this up so that everyone could have a basic understanding of the characters before jumping into the action. As part of the survey, each player also describes a smaller quest they performed that involved another player before the start of our story. That is to say, they describe how they thought it went. Each character introduction ends with us playing out that impromptu quest to discover what really happened.   Music: twitter.com/DarylBarnes_ Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU
50:11 03/30/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 003 - Introducing Master Darvin
This is the third chapter in our inaugural trilogy. In this chapter, we are introduced to Master Darvin Grimm, the Human Monk. These first three chapters serve as an introduction to our characters. They are best thought of as a supplemental to the main story which begins with chapter 4. In these first three chapters, each player answers some fairly basic questions regarding their character’s background. We set this up so that everyone could have a basic understanding of the characters before jumping into the action. As part of the survey, each player also describes a smaller quest they performed that involved another player before the start of our story. That is to say, they describe how they thought it went. Each character introduction ends with us playing out that impromptu quest to discover what really happened.   Music: twitter.com/DarylBarnes_ Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU
54:46 04/06/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 004 - Lord Robin's Birthday
With the character introductions out of the way, we are ready to begin our adventure. In this chapter, Darvin, Veil, and Arannis head into the woods for some highbrow camping. However, their reasons for doing so do not necessarily align.   Music: twitter.com/DarylBarnes_ Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU
60:23 04/13/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 005 - Hunters and Hunted
The owl hunt continues as Lord Robin's birthday party comes to an end. Not everything goes as planned, so there is some quick thinking that will need to get done. We'll see how Darvin, Veil, and Arannis handle a party that gets out of hand.   Music: twitter.com/DarylBarnes_ Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU
73:16 04/20/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 006 - There's No Need to Say Goodbye
Back in the city proper, the party meets a nice, old man named Hizerni. Arannis, Veil, and Darvin decide to help him out when they notice he's not having the best day. Let's just say, it gets away from them.   Music: twitter.com/DarylBarnes_ Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU
83:47 04/27/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 007 - Fierce Eyes and a Gagged Mouth
After the events with Hizerni at the Temple of Koram, people are starting to take an interest in our heroes. Living up to those expectations can be a challenge, especially if those expectations don't live up to reality.   Music: twitter.com/DarylBarnes_ Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU
117:42 05/04/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 008 - Jailbreak
It looks like Darvin is in a spot of trouble. Will Veil and Arannis do anything to help the young monk? Do they even care about what happens to him? One way or another, they will help decide the fate of Master Darvin.   Music: twitter.com/DarylBarnes_ Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU
90:45 05/11/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 009 - The Morning After
Darvin is out of jail, but now what? Breaking Darvin out of the Royal House left a trail of dead bodies. Count Valence is not one to let such actions go unpursued. How long will our heroes be safe within the city?   Music: twitter.com/DarylBarnes_ Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU
64:11 05/18/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 010 - Out of Karami
Karami is feeling less safe by the minute, and now it looks like The Bard's Rest is in danger. Veil and Arannis try to help their employer as Darvin makes his way out of the city. Will they all be able to make it out safely? And will the road be any less dangerous?   Music: twitter.com/DarylBarnes_ Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU
63:39 05/25/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 011 - Is it Really a Lie
Count Valence has sent a messenger to spread word of the criminal activities of Arannis and Darvin. His first stop is in Fort Barberry, where Veil is trying their best to stop that message. Fair warning: things get worse before they get better.
50:32 06/01/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 012 - Welcome to Old Barberry
With Fort Barberry and the troubles of Karami behind them, the simple town of Old Barberry seems like a good place to unwind and prepare for the long journey south. Maybe they can even get into some of the butterfly fun with the locals.
67:22 06/08/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 013 - Butterfly Time
While helping Old Barberry prepare for their annual Butterfly Festival, the locals started showing strange signs of lepidopterism. Darvin and Arannis have been unknowingly tempting fate, but what will happen to them? And what of the townsfolk?
101:19 06/15/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 014 - After the Butterflies
In the wake of the butterfly incident with the shrine to Gossrym, our adventurers are ready to hit the road. Sniffins was waiting by the wagons, but Samudio was nowhere to be seen. They must find their friend and prepare for the bitter cold weather of the south.
64:15 06/22/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 015 - The Goblin and the Sacrifice
The road south to the city of Honey Hollow has more dangers than just the cold. Join us as we meet new acquaintances and make a stop in Medullary Hill. If they just pay a toll, they can keep moving along. If only it were that simple.
65:00 06/29/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 016 - The Bone Thief of Medullary Hill
While attempting to leave Medullary Hill, a new visitor arrives. It is not here for conversation. And then there's the whole issue with the Skeleton Prince. Biggs is trying to set up a deal for safe passage despite the rest of the group's willingness to leave. Let's find out who had the right idea.
58:01 07/06/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 017 - Biggs and the Gang
Biggs has big plans for Darvin, Veil, and Arannis, but first they need to accept the deal being offered. Darvin is doing his best to earn their trust while also trying to make sure he and his companions can get back on the road safely. Can he play along long enough to get them all out safely?
56:21 07/13/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 018 - The City Under the Snow
It's been a long trek, but our adventurers have finally made it to Honey Hollow. Veil may have an ulterior motive, but Arannis and Darvin have the luxury of getting to know the city. Honey Hollow is open to travelers, and is always willing to accept a helping hand.
107:54 07/19/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 019 - You Must be Quite Ill
The party has agreed to help out an old Half-Dragon named Brizandene, but they have some business to attend to in Honey Hollow first. Veil is eager to finish up their assignment. Meanwhile, Darvin and Arannis find it difficult to remain idle. Each tries to find some semblance of their old routine within the city.
60:43 07/27/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 020 - Cortland's Fate
Under the snow in Honey Hollow, Veil and Darvin work diligently to fulfill their duties. Cortland and Mayapple are unaware of the forces working against them, but their fates are not yet sealed. On a lighter note, Arannis is all set to perform at Sweet William's and has even made friends with a local musician. Good for him.
94:53 08/03/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 021 - Lockdown
Decisions need to be made, and they need to be made quickly.  Captain Thorn has already discovered Cortland's body and is quickly closing down Honey Hollow.  If our adventurers aren't careful, they will be stuck in the city until the matter is resolved.  They don't have many people they can turn to for help, but they are not alone.  What will they do?
61:20 08/10/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 022 - Building a Case
The investigation into Cortland Fortenberry's death continues, and some facts are starting to come into the light.  Some "facts" are truer than others, but all of them are useful...from a certain point of view.  It all depends on who's in charge of the narrative.  Meanwhile, a new situation is brewing outside of the city.  With everything going on inside the city, will anyone even bother with it?
73:23 08/17/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 023 - Veiled Truths
As the days leading up to the trial draw to a close, Veil, Darvin, and Arannis decide they should do something about the group stuck outside.  That comes with its own dangers.  And before anyone is officially charged, everyone frantically searches for information, secrets, or an edge.  It looks like Veil is the prime suspect, but maybe they have something up their sleeve.
86:03 08/24/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 024 - Arannis the Lawyer
And so begins the trial of Kara Frostfall.  The legal system in Honey Hollow sure has a lot of flexibility, but such is the Halfling way.  Who will speak for Kara, and who will speak against her?  There is a lot of truth that still hasn't been revealed and a surprise or two that no one may be ready for.   Hello listeners!  This chapter is also our kick-off for the @Cast4Change campaign.  We are encouraging people everywhere to make the world a better place, one good deed at a time.  Check out our intro for all the instructions, and find more info on our Twitter page.
91:05 08/31/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 025 - Court of Compromise
As the trial proceeds, Kara is surprised to see an old work acquaintance, and she is not afraid of the truth.  Meanwhile, Darvin is trying to make the best of a bad situation.  As the trial comes to a close, what compromises will people be willing to make?  And what does the justice system have in store for Veil?   Hello listeners!  This is our second week of the @Cast4Change campaign.  Remember, you have until September 15, 2017 to enter.  Get out there and be kind to someone.  Thank you all so much for doing your part.
78:31 09/07/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 026 - Blood in the Snow
With the trial behind them, our adventurers turn their attention elsewhere.  The road brings a simplicity that can't be found in a city.  But, that doesn't always translate to safety.  They have a long way to go before reaching Earl, and the road offers no guarantees.  They must face the dangers before them, whatever they may be.   Hello listeners!  Our @Cast4Change campaign is nearly over.  Remember, you have until September 15, 2017 to enter.  Get out there and be kind to someone.  Thank you all so much for doing your part.
81:37 09/14/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 027 - The Grayscape
What awaits our adventurers as they lie in the snow?  The ordeal with the Centinids saw them fall one...after another......after another.  When their best efforts aren't enough, they may be forced to face an even more difficult situation.  With so much hanging in the balance, they can't afford another failure without facing a terrible consequence.
41:01 09/22/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 028 - A Night in Gerions Village
Our adventurers look for a place to rest, needing some amount of refuge after coming face to face with Koram. Luckily, a small village is nearby.  All they need to do is keep their heads low long enough to recover. That should be simple enough...right?
96:07 09/28/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 029 - Welcome to Earl
The walls of Earl stand before the party, and Veil is eager to get inside.  Once they drop off their Honey Hollow assignment, the city's comforts will be ready for them.  There is a lot for the party to see and do in Earl if they're up for it.  It could be nice to relax in a city with no agenda.  But even though everything is new to them, they can't help but notice an oddity or two.
64:52 10/05/2017
Bk. 01 Ch. 030 - Getting to Know Earl
Earl is strange, in more ways than one.  Darvin, Arannis, and Veil get the chance to meet the head of the city.  They are more than happy to entertain their new guests.  This is a welcome change of pace for the party considering recent events.  It promises to be an entirely new experience, because no one has fun like royalty.
73:00 10/12/2017