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Ashes of Athas

5th edition #DarkSun #dnd actual play podcast bringing you to the ravaged world of Athas! Join our players as they confront new enemies in the City-State of Tyr and beyond. It is a fight for their lives and for the continued existence of the Veiled Alliance.

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Ashes of Athas 11: Murder and Mayhem

What is happening? A peaceful dinner with Lord Aris turns into carnage as True assassins crash the party.Segos follows Grizmos lead, Solania has a little hair trouble, and Gigus is a little light on his feet while the halfling does a wonderful job repaying murder for murder. Nothing about this dinner goes according to Sartaj's plans but you know what they say: 'If you gotta go, go with a smile!'Featured music:Metal by Alexander NakaradaLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/6554-metalLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Valhalla by Alexander NakaradaLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/7802-valhallaLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license


27 Jul 2021

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Ashes of Athas 10: The False and the True

Having arrived in Altaruk, the party spends the afternoon learning about what may be their new home. This fortified trade city is not as secure as it appears from the outside.Sartaj leaves to secure a meeting with Lord Aris at the Governor's mansion. Solania and Grizmo visit the tannery. Segos checks in with House Wavir and Gigus tells a story and makes a new friend.Dinner at the governor's mansion ends abruptly.CW: slavery (mention of slaves); explicit language.Featured Music:Metal by Alexander NakaradaLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/6554-metalLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/The Desert by Alexander NakaradaLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4964-the-desertLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseFoam Rubber by Alexander NakaradaLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4783-foam-rubberLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseTribal Joy by Alexander NakaradaLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4743-tribal-joyLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license 


11 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Ashes of Athas 9: Altaruk

A desperate struggle for water and life continues as the party fights against the crodlu herd that had tried to ambush our weakened warriors. Solania struggles with her equipment, Grizmo fades in and out of existence, Segos uses boulders to great effect and Gigus is a little jealous.While recovering, we learn about the survival-craft native to the jozhal and Gigus talks his way past the guards.We have made it to Altaruk!Featured music:Metal by Alexander NakaradaLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/6554-metalLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Atmospheres #10 - Hotseat by Brian Holtz MusicLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/7704-atmospheres-10-hotseatLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseDesert City by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/3639-desert-cityLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license


27 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Ashes of Athas 8: Crodlu!

Segos, Solania, Gigus and Grizmo have escaped the slave caravan with their injured leader Sartaj and with a handful of other slaves. Now they have to find water enough for them all or more will die.Solania leads the group to a muddy oasis but as the slaves begin to fill their bellies with water they find they are not the only ones that want respite from the dark sun in the cool water.Explicit and more than a few jokes.  Atmospheres #10 - Hotseat by Brian Holtz MusicLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/7704-atmospheres-10-hotseatLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license


13 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Ashes of Athas 7: B'rogh Ambush

The party has survived their first full day on the slave caravan and even succeeded in collecting most of the items Sartaj needs to complete the ritual to summon help. Once they 'collect' the ore and Segos fashions a bowl, Sartaj is able to ritually contact a nearby tribe of giants who agree to attack the caravan, but there is no guarantee of safety from their onslaught.As the b'rogh devastate the caravan, can our characters survive? Desert Liaison (Ins) by Shaoqing "Luna" LiLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/6263-desert-liaison-ins-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Desert Winds  by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5492-desert-winds-License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license


30 May 2021

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Ashes of Athas 6: Just a bit longer

The party reconvenes with Sartaj following a dangerous first day on the slave caravan. Solania and Gigus survived their matches in the ring, but everyone is now faces with another punishing day as the caravan travels to Balic.Each of them attempt to find the necessary items they've been asked to recover for Sartaj so they can attempt to make a very daring escape.CW: Explicit language, Slavery


23 May 2021

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Ashes of Athas 5: Not for Long....

Having reconnected with Sartaj, the party now looks for ways to survive their life as a caravan slaves long enough to escape. Life as slaves on the caravan means work, and the party is split performing various tasks. Segos and Grizmo stay on the argosy, while Solania ranges and Gigus has a very good day! Sartaj has good news but Avram gives another nasty surprise at the end of the day.CW: explicit language and slavery.The Desert by Alexander NakaradaLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4964-the-desertLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseMortal Kombat 'bardcore' cover by Stanley Yong.


9 May 2021

Rank #7

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Ashes of Athas 4: Enslaved!

The party debates on their next moves after discovering that their leader and mentor Sartaj survived the attacks of the True and has been sold to a slave caravan outside the city.Solania and Grizmo walk out to look at the caravan while Segos and Gigus speak once more with House Wavir but don't receive any support. The party decides on a risky course of action and it may or may not play out the way they expect.Will they find and rescue Sartaj?CW: explicit language, slavery


25 Apr 2021

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Ashes of Athas 3: Rending the Veil-Aftermath

The city-state of Tyr is in shock after the attacks by The True. Who are these new foes and what do they want?Taking refuge in a Wavir safe-house, Solania and Grizmo venture into the elven Market for information while Segos reaches out to House Wavir. Both groups are directed to a cloth merchant within the elven market who is more than she appears to be and they learn the fate of their leader Sartaj.Content Warning: explicit language, discussion of slavery.Featuring music by  Alexander NakaradaMetalLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/6554-metalLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Tranquil Fields EasternLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5770-tranquil-fields-easternLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license


11 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Ashes of Athas 2: Rending the Veil

Our heroes combine forces and escape from the besieged Veiled Alliance stronghold only to find worse awaits them on the streets of Tyr. Who is this new and deadly foe? Can they survive to find what became of their mentor? A Dark Sun 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons actual play of the Ashes of Athas campaign series.  


28 Mar 2021

Rank #10