Welcome back, adventure fans, to the next installment in the adventures of the Broken Promise crew, presented in “Errand of Mercy, Part 4,” presented in episode 134 of the Icosahedrophilia podcast! Please listen now or subscribe via iTunes, Zune, or plain old RSS. In this episode, the crew visits the Bleak Carnival’s famous slave markets, finding two familiar faces among the slaves, and does some shopping in Maelbrathyr.
This episode features the following segments:
Ethan Parker of the Gamer’s Haven podcast—also on the Vorpal Network—calls for your initiative roll.
The Staging Area
I briefly summarize the campaign backstory (referring listeners to the “Story Thus Far” recap episode for a more detailed history of the campaign). I also summarize “Revelations” and parts 1–3 of “Errand of Mercy.”
The Weather Report
The crew visits the Bleak Carnival’s famous slave markets, finding two familiar faces among the slaves—the faces of Moradin and Bahamut! Lithian hunts for Gretchen among the magic stalls in the Bleak Carnival, and the other crew members do some other shopping in Maelbrathyr.
The Prop Shop
There’s nothing to tell about physical props for this hour of play, so I use this episode’s Prop Shop to give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the plot threads that get developed in this hour of play (including a review of the blink rock encounter, based on the blink rock terrain from p. 65 of Underdark.) I also give a mini-review of the new Legend of Drizzt board game—my Noble Knight featured product for this episode.
As always, our theme and bumper music comes from “Racing the Wind” and “Gallows Jig” from the album Phantoms of the High Seas by Nox Arcana, ©2008 Monolith Graphics. This episode also features, in the background, “Theatre of Sorrows,” “Haunted Carousel,” and “Pandora’s Music Box” by Nox Arcana, all from the album Carnival of Lost Souls, ©2006 Monolith Graphics. All tracks are used by permission of the copyright holders.
I hope that you enjoy(ed) listening to “Errand of Mercy, Part 4,” and that you’ll join us when the adventure continues in “Errand of Mercy, Part 5″!