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The History Singer

The myth of Star Wars meets the medieval of Game of Thrones in this science fiction podcast from Jan Nichols Creative. Apprentice Arianthe Grace is poised to make her debut as a history singer until the day that a dead man asks her to sing — insists actually. The sole witness to this horrifying event is Xanderin Bacanyi, envoy, scholar, and on occasion, something far more dangerous. An ancient catastrophe has been shrouded in lies for millennia. As warring factions vie for control of Nerth, the truth of what happened on Old Earth remains hidden in the myths and music of the distant past. It falls to Arianthe, her mute brother Toby, and the troupe of traveling entertainers who have raised them to find the truth even as they are caught up in a dangerous game of intrigue, lies and betrayal whose winner will command the stars.

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Weapons of War

Eliphus acknowledges that soon he will have to tell Arianthe the truth about the Decomps, just not today.Toby gives Arianthe a gift and makes a confession. Arianthe turns out to be an unexpected weapon of war.Podcast cover art: Loren Desore: Deviant Art: https://www.deviantart.com/lorandesoreSound effects: Horses pulling wagon: https://freesound.org/s/480019/Sound effect: Uulation: https://freesound.org/s/18783/Sound effect: Female warriors battle cry: https://freesound.org/s/264982/Sound effect: Battle cries: https://freesound.org/s/563011/Music:Spike Island from https://www.spikeislandband.uk/Fantasy Theme by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5427-fantasy-theme-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Adventure by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6092-adventure License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Future Gladiator by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3793-future-gladiator License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Battle of The Creek by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6125-battle-of-the-creekLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Legends by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4970-legends License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Epic Emotional Moments by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5344-epic-emotional-moments-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

33mins

19 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Bacanyi Hates to Kill. But He's Good at It.

This is a sneak preview of episode 108 which is also the season finale for season one. There will be a season two. More secrets, lies, intrigue and action as characters and situations evolve. Details on season two will follow soon.

2mins

16 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Toby Transforms. It Gets Bloody.

Lord Vrenik discusses his secret project in the ice forest with his co-conspirator, Ashta of the Davroni. Angry with Bacanyi, Toby works up a sweat knifing every tree on his way to the river. He transforms once again. It gets bloody. Arianthe shows Vrenik’s letter to Eliphus who decides that it is time for the troupe to resume touring.MUSICNow We Ride by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6074-now-we-ride License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Mermaids by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6403-mermaids License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Rivers of The Sky by Rafael Krux Link https://filmmusic.io/song/5340-rivers-of-the-sky-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Adventure by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6092-adventure License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Vopna by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4748-vopna License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Impact Lento by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/(incompetech.com)Fantasy Theme by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5427-fantasy-theme-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licensePodcast cover art by Loren Desore: Deviant Art: https://www.deviantart.com/lorandesore: https://vk.com/lorandesore

25mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 107 Update and Trailer

What on Nerth is happening to Toby Grace? He's a boy, fish, man thing. And now, he's a predator.

1min

5 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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Lord Vrenik Entertains an Assassin

Ser Soren Vrenik, Lord of Vrenholm, has a dangerous encounter with Cusith, a Trinity warrior named for a green hound believed to be a harbinger of death. Bacanyi returns from a scouting expedition bearing an envelope stamped with the seal of Lord Vrenik. It is an invitation requesting that Arianthe make her debut as a history singer at his court. The question is why and why now? Arianthe asks Bacanyi about his ability to be in one place then suddenly appear in another. She shocks him, wondering if the way he defies time is like the feeling of everywhere-ness she has when singing.Music for this episode:Beyond The Horizon by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Celestial Journey by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5621-celestial-journey-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseForest Walk by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Moving Clouds by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5690-moving-clouds-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSkies Are Opening by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5380-skies-are-opening-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseVillage Ambiance by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6586-village-ambianceLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licensePodcast cover art: Loren Desore: Deviant Art: https://www.deviantart.com/lorandesore

26mins

21 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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A Stunning Voice. Unhappy to Hear That.

Arianthe overhears Bacanyi accusing Eliphus of lying about the nature of her voice. Angered, Eliphus uses "the voice" to stun Bacanyi and storms away. For the second time in their brief acquaintance, Bacanyi carries Arianthe to her wagon and deposits her in bed. Needing time to sort through his troubling emotions, Bacanyi leaves on a scouting expedition.Captioned version is here.Music for this episode:Emotional Expressions by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5640-emotional-expressions-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseMoving Clouds by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5690-moving-clouds-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseGregorian Chant by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Achaidh Cheide by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3338-achaidh-cheide License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseVopna by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Podcast cover art: Loren Desore: Deviant Art: https://www.deviantart.com/lorandesore

20mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Decorative Skulls. An Unhappy Reunion.

Eliphus and Bacanyi are reunited. It doesn’t go well. Sebastian Sildur, leader of the anti-tek Skaldit Baine, admires the newest skull in his collection. He has a vision of what the future will be. Happy endings for the citizens of Renatus are not his priority. Bacanyi accepts an invitation to a dance that few men survive.Captioned version is here.Music for this episode:Dogfight by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4965-dogfight License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseForest Walk by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6332-forest-walk License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseVopna by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Misty Lights by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5686-misty-lights- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licensePodcast cover art: Loren Desore: Deviant Art: https://www.deviantart.com/lorandesore

25mins

31 May 2021

Rank #7

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The Spy. The Decomp. The Liar.

As Aria’s life hangs in the balance, Bacanyi follows the trail of the Decomp and ponders why the Archon of the Skaldit Baine sent him to accompany the Lady’s Players on their way to Vrenholm. Eliphus anticipates Bacanyi's return even as he admits that he has lied to everyone in his obsession to protect Arianthe. Captioned version is here.Music for this episode:Silver Lake by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5341-silver-lake- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSleeping Mountain by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5342-sleeping-mountain- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseVillage Ambience by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6586-village-ambiance License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseNowhere Land by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6163-nowhere-land-instrumental License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licensePodcast cover art: Loren Desore: Deviant Art: https://www.deviantart.com/lorandesore

24mins

17 May 2021

Rank #8

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Sing for Survival.

Arianthe sings for a Decomp and gets off on the wrong foot with the mysterious Xanderin Bacanyi. Toby, Aria’s heart brother, reveals something startling and then tries to kill Bacanyi.Captioned version is here.Music for this episode:Rivers Of The Sky by Rafael Krux https://filmmusic.io/song/5340-rivers-of-the-sky: License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseEndlessness by Rafael Krux http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ https://filmmusic.io/song/5407-endlessness-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseTranquil Fields Eastern by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5770-tranquil-fields-eastern License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licensePodcast cover art: Loren Desore: Deviant Art: https://www.deviantart.com/lorandesore

23mins

3 May 2021

Rank #9

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Two Men: One rude. The other slightly dead.

Apprentice history singer, Arianthe Grace travels the known lands with the Lady’s Players, a group of musicians, acrobats and misfits. She makes the acquaintance of two men. One is rude. The other is a little bit dead.Captioned version is here.Music for this episode:Rites by Kevin MacLeod: Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (incompetech.com)Village Consort by Kevin MacLeod: Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (incompetech.com)Impact Lento by Kevin Macleod: Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (incompetech.com)Tranquil Fields by Alexander Nakarada: https://filmmusic.io/song/5769-tranquil-fields-peaceful License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0Endlessness by Rafael Krux: Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5407-endlessness- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licensePodcast cover art: Loren Desore: Deviant Art https://www.deviantart.com/lorandesore

21mins

19 Apr 2021

Rank #10