Seasons of Skyrend
By Seasons of Skyrend
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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 players begin in the city of Karami. The city lies 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. Where we go from there all depends on the choices our players make.
||ExplicitCh. 049 - Five Weeks||Reuniting Brizandene with his cousin is just one part in our adventurer's tour back through the region. And as much fun as it would be to spend time with a bunch of dragons, they have other matters that demand their attention. Between...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 048 - Vizcarra Satisfied||Feeding a dragon is not as easy as anyone planned. The problem is that food big enough for a dragon tends to fight back. The simple cave is proving more dangerous than expected, but will they tough it out in order to help a new...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 047 - The Hungry Dragon||With the dark business outside of Honey Hollow settled...for now...our adventurers head off into the snow to fulfill a promise a promise to a friend. But Vizcarra isn't quite feeling ready to reunite with his cousin. He only asks a simple...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 046 - Shouting in the Dark||With the Giant Territory behind them, the ever-growing party turns north to help out their new dragon companion. But they aren't the only ones with an agenda. The darkness hides threats both physical and mental...and perhaps moral. ...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 045 - Going Downhill||"When children are bad, loathsome and vile, Children are hunted by merciless foes, Who tear off your limbs and spill out your bile, Filling the streets with their poor mothers’ woes. The Tamani come, Two into one. The man and the beast: Together...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 044 - Return of the Bone Thief||Getting Vizcarra out of the frozen Lake Magen was a trial in and of itself, but getting away is a problem all its own. The Bone Thief is bigger and hungrier than ever and Gossrym is ready to let him feed. Can Darvin, Arannis, and Veil...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 043 - Escaping the Ice||Having found Vizcarra, our adventurers must now find a way to safely free him. The dangers of the Centinids below the ice and the god above have not been forgotten, but they are both quite real. And still the question remains: just how do you...||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 042 - Into the Ice||With Gossrym and his creatures on top of the lake, the party has escaped into the ice. With luck, they will find both Vizcarra and a way out. The path through the frozen lake is unclear, but they must press on. And, of course, they have to hope the...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 041 - Up, Up Vangfeld Peaks||The Giants claim that Vangfeld Peaks are cursed, but that doesn't stop Veil, Darvin, and Arannis from continuing on their mission to free Brizandene's cousin. Getting to the top of a mountain is hardly easy, especially with a couple...||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 040 - To the Mountains||It's time for everyone to head north, and to see a lake about a dragon. The new company isn't exactly a welcome addition either. But fate is a tricky thing, if you believe in it. The dragon Vizcarra is still weeks away and the road...||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 039 - The Cost||Ulwanir has come to see to Elven matters, but Arannis, Veil, and Darvin have other ideas. Needless to say, it is a tense situation. Surely there is something they can do or say to safely escape, but that doesn't mean they will like the...||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 038 - An Unexpected Escalation||As the secrets of Earl begin to unfold around our adventurers, the scale of the situation begins to come into focus. There is still much to be done if they want to put an end to everything and plenty of people who do not want to see them...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 037 - Too Many Earls||Darvin, Arannis, and Veil have come face to face to face with even more Earls, but the truth behind their being does not make for a pleasant visit. How far are they willing to go to help Count Duchess with their request now that they know the...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 036 - A Dark Workshop||As Darvin seeks to help Count Duchess with their request, Arannis must try to figure out how to assist Mira. The mysterious Elven woman seemed to speak from a position of power, but just who is she? Focusing on the task from Count Duchess,...||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 035 - The Generosity of Earl||With the victors of the Royal Playground decided, Earl Earl is ready to express his generosity. As Arannis, Darvin, and Veil settle into the comforts of royalty, they start getting ready for their next adventure. But it seems like they may...||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 033 - Hot Feet||Things are heating up in the Royal Playground as everyone starts to realize that even games can be serious. Our players are determined to show the Earls they can come out victorious. The Royal Playground fun continues as everyone scrambles...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 032 - A Race and a Dip||The Royal Playground is quickly proving to be fun and dangerous, but not without its charm. Like any good playground, there is much to play with. Curious participants can even enjoy some special toys made to increase the fun. Darvin,...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 031 - Into the Royal Playground||Earl Earl, the Earl of Earl, is a fun-loving Elf who knows how to unwind. He has an entire Royal Playground beneath the palace and wants to share that experience with our adventurers. With nothing but his word, everyone prepares to take a...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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,...||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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..||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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..||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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?||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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.||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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.||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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?||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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.||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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.||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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.||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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.||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCh. 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...||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun World, Even Funner People
The world of Skyrend is a left-of-normal Dungeons and Dragons setting with lots of fun twists. Scott, Shannon, Chris, and Nate weave a wonderful tale, full creepy home brew monsters, hilarious blunders, and unexpected choices. They have so much fun week to week it's infectious!
Great job! Fantastic Podcast!
Love the show. Great job. You guys are all about rolling natural ones huh? Makes for interesting scenarios. Good world/Good Roll play. You are all truly Seasons of SkyFriends! Congrats on the baby. It’s sweet to hear baby in the background. I look forward to hearing more and I encourage everyone to give this a listen.
A Smooth, and Professional Ride
From the moment the episode started, I was smiling. I was so shocked there are so few characters, but this does nothing to harm the product. If anything, I can see that it would make you care more about all of the players.
I'm incredibly impressed even from the start of the series by the lack of "ums," "likes," and "uhs." If this was due to editing, it's really smooth. This is a huge pet peeve of mine and one I constantly catch myself doing, but the fact that there is no issue with this here makes this sound very professional.
I love the Bard. It's great to see women in these podcasts taking a lead in conversations and really having strength of character. She can have an attitude and I love it!
Only thing I'd say so far from what I've heard is that you don't have to worry too much about cutting out laughter among the group. In most cases, it makes perfect sense and I find it endearing and it's good to see that these friends are having fun together.
I'd also love to have a bit more background music. The opening theme makes me so happy and energized, it would be great to have that musical elation throughout! It also helps separate scenes and tone.
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