"Everyone rushing towards death…" -- Kain
Rydia returns from some mysterious and vaguely explained land to aid our heroes in their pursuit of Golbez and his megalomaniacal machinations. It's a long climb to the top of the Tower, and many give their lives in the effort to stop Golbez from realizing his dream. Dwarves, the Eblaners, and the people of Baron unite to lay siege to this mysterious tower that holds the secrets.
To save Rosa, Cecil must hand over the crystal. But will the personification of pure evil and destruction and lies stay true to his proposition? We won't spoil it here! In this episode, we are reunited with several heroes, and journey from the high skies to the deep earth where the truth lay buried.
Kain has offered Cecil a dark bargain on behalf of his master, Golbez: retrieve the Earth Crystal and exchange it for Rosa's life. Cecil and his party travel to the city of Troia and seek out the Dark Elf in the Magnetic Cave, where it is said the Earth Crystal lay. But how can they traverse the Magnetic Cave wearing so much metal?
RPG Rabbit and Calvin Redburn take some time off the regular episodes and instead talk about what is involved in creating this podcast, how it came to be, the mistakes that were made, and where we would like to see this podcast go in the future. We also spent the weekend at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo so we talk about that for a little bit, too.
There is also a blooper reel.
Cecil forsakes his dark sword for that of a Paladin, but from what origin was this power bestowed? It's a long road back to Baron and the path to redemption is wrought with the taint of evil.
Cecil and his party lend their aid to the monks of Fabul, but when the new commander of the Red Wings appears, Cecil learns he must pursue a new philosophy if he is to defeat such evil.
Cecil and Rydia seek out a cure for Rosa and meet a forgetful old man, our titular spoony bard, and witness the broad swaths of destruction Baron executes in pursuit of the crystals.
Welcome to the Spoony Bard's Aural Theatre! Herein we will take you on a serialized aural odyssey through some classic video games from the long ago. For our first season, we have chosen Final Fantasy IV.
In this first episode, we are introduced to some of the main players in this epic tale and experience a harrowing event that will set in motion great conflicts in the world as well as within Cecil Harvey, a dark knight of Baron.