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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.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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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

54mins

14 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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Interlude 1 - The Glamour

Welcome to The Glamour!  This interlude takes place between Books 1 & 2 and features a D&D-based minigame called "The Glamour" by Scott Blake, made specifically for our podcast.  Members of The Glamour make their moves in secret in order to benefit themselves with little care for what is generally considered right or legal.  Find out what happens as everyone steps away from our normal roles in this very special chapter.

1hr 56mins

17 May 2018

Rank #2

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Bk. 02 Ch. 01 - Maintaining Control

Welcome to Book 2!  And thank you all for making this possible! With the success of the Bard's Rebellion behind them, Darvin, Arannis, and Veil turn their attention to keeping and strengthening what they've earned.  They can't do it alone, and not everyone is eager to help this fledgling government.  But if they want a lasting freedom from the crown in Karami, they must be willing to overcome new challenges.

1hr 43mins

31 May 2018

Rank #3

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Bk. 02 Bonus 1 - Q&A Announcement

Join us for a current state of the podcast announcement all about Book II, an upcoming Q&A, Book III, and substantial relocation effort.  All of the details are right here in less than 6 minutes.  Give it a listen, and then hit us with your questions! Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU

5mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Bk. 02 Ch. 29 - Face to Face with Tayne

Despite all his power, Tayne seems mostly to be left alone.  He just doesn't take kindly to those who would trespass, neither do his centinid friends.  With the very ground pulled from beneath their feet, and Veil robbed of their sight, can the party overcome this servant of Pathox before his power destroys them?

55mins

13 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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Bk. 02 Ch. 41 - The Citizen of Bristol Shores

The party enters the demolished Bristol Shores to find it empty, with the exception of one elf dangling at the end of their rope. They dangle precariously over a group of skull crabs on the beach, devoutly hoping for help to come along. Veil, Arannis, and Darvin may be able to gain a new ally if they can save the elf in time as they begin their search for powerful artifact.

55mins

7 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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Bk. 02 Ch. 13 - Recovering from Chaos

With the Chaos Mages defeated, it's time to recover and look ahead.  The Bard's Rebellion is no longer a movement, it's a government.  And the party is looking for ways to shift that responsibility.  They can rest peacefully knowing their deeds will live on in the new democracy, but there are just a few loose ends to tie up first.

44mins

23 Aug 2018

Rank #7

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Bk. 03 Ch. 12 - Opening Up

Terrencia, The Glamour Island, has amenities to please the wealthiest of guests. For those not accustomed to such luxuries, it is still an excellent place to grow closer with their companions. While everyone catches their breath, Darvin and Arannis take advantage of the time to get to know their new friend, Iolana. Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU

1hr 4mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Bk. 02 Ch. 33 - The Dive

A feeling of betrayal and loss follows Veil as they turn their back on those they believed to be friends.  While a new and friendly face tries to lift their spirits, the rest of the party must decide what to do next.  Can they get what they want and win back the trust of their friend, or will they simply have to soldier on?  Sometimes a creative solution can require risking even more.

1hr 12mins

10 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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Bk. 02 Ch. 28 - Encountering Tayne

Arriving at Tayne's home, the party must decide just how they want to confront this chaos mage.  Between his unpredictable magic, the unknown rune, and whatever other surprises may be lying in wait, they have their work cut out for them.  Veil, Darvin, and Arannis will need to stay on their toes if they want to overpower Tayne and take his mask back to Patches for their reward.

58mins

6 Dec 2018

Rank #10

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Bk. 02 Ch. 27 - A Walk along the Beach

The party enjoys a peaceful walk along the beach as they make their way to Tayne, a chaos mage who destroyed one of Patches' close friends.  Knowing that he has a connection to the chaos mages who attacked them in Karami, they fear the worst.  But, that doesn't mean there isn't time on the journey unwind a little.  They'll need it.

56mins

29 Nov 2018

Rank #11

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Bk. 03 Ch. 14 - Fear in Kapras

Returning to Kapras in search of the portal to the Grayscape, the party is shocked to find Veil attacking a winged tiger creature as the town is overrun with intruders. The safe return of their friend has been a priority ever since they were lost, and now it seems as if they are within reach...if not for the giant dragon claw now pinning them to the ground. Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU

47mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Bk. 02 Ch. 49 - Measuring Success

No matter what happens in the birthing pools, Darvin will need to make a hard choice once he returns to the village.  Dusty, along with Alana and Jerso, have strict orders to deliver Koram's peace to the grung of The Frost Swamps.  With his friends on one side and his god on the other, Darvin must find the right path for himself.

43mins

2 May 2019

Rank #13

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Bk. 02 Ch. 47 - Negotiating with the Grung

Entering into The Frost Swamps, the party is quickly confronted by a squad of adolescent grung.  They are tasked with protecting the village while the older generations do their best to fight their malignant condition and try to lead productive lives.  Arannis and Veil know that they need to find some solution if they are to save the grung from the peace that Koram's followers wish to bring.

57mins

18 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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Bk. 02 Ch. 42 - A Search for Closure

Baron Misha, the citizen of Bristol Shores, wants nothing more than to find the last remaining bodies of their fallen subjects.  Once that task is complete, they would be more than happy to assist our adventurers.  The only problem is that they aren't sure exactly where the bodies are.  Maybe with a little help, they can lay them to rest and help Darvin, Veil, and Arannis get their hands on Brumble's Mantle.

1hr 9mins

14 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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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

1hr 23mins

27 Apr 2017

Rank #16

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Bk. 03 Ch. 15 - Dangerous Portals

As creatures from The Grayscape invade Kapras, Ezzabith and the other forces in the city do what they can to stop these unknown creatures...including the returned Veil. Even Arannis' mother, Commander Boughfall, is joining in on the fight. But some dangers may take precedence over others, and some tasks may be more difficult than initially thought. Patreon: patreon.com/skyrendpodcast Discord: discord.gg/yEbuAVU

1hr 19mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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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

1hr

13 Apr 2017

Rank #18

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Bk. 02 Ch. 18 - Kervish and the Ritual

There is much to explore on The Moaning Islands as the party searches for treasure with XO Dipple.  No one knows exactly what's on the island, and they know even less about what's inside it.  As they search the inlets and caves for any sign of treasure or the lost ship, they are surprised to discover that they are not alone.

1hr

27 Sep 2018

Rank #19

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Bk. 02 Ch. 22 - Escaping the Island

As the party seeks a way off The Moaning Islands, they must deal with the remaining dangers.  They find themselves in a precarious position as the sahuagin regroup in hopes of retaining Kervish for their dark purposes.  Find out if Arannis, Darvin, and Veil can overcome the natural (and unnatural) dangers before it's too late.

52mins

25 Oct 2018

Rank #20