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Gallery of Evil: Part 9

Gallery of Evil: Part 9

October 18, 2019

Hale and Flamel finally corner the sorcerous painter Gauthfallow, but before they can close the case for good, they must overcome his formidable magic! But even if they succeed at bringing this killer to justice, can Evelyn and Matilda's friendship withstand the dark revelations this case has dragged to the surface?

The House On Hook Street: Part 10

The House On Hook Street: Part 10

October 16, 2019

The Cult Crushers close in on Greeley, the man behind the ambush, the bounty, and the Shiver trade in Ashwall. Can they settle the score with this deacon of the Brotherhood and uncover his sinister secrets?

Gallery Of Evil: Part 8

Gallery Of Evil: Part 8

October 11, 2019

As Hale and Flamel close in on the sinister painter Gauthfallow, his minions and allies take their toll on our heroines. However, as the mysterious Id Portrait's powers are revealed to them, do our favorite investigators finally have the advantage over the murderous artist?

The House On Hook Street: Part 9

The House On Hook Street: Part 9

October 9, 2019

Still reeling from the Brotherhood of the Spider's deadly ambush, the Cult Crushers reach the sickening realization that their friends and comrades are in danger. With a bounty hanging over their heads, can Camille, Gwenna, and Morrow protect their allies- or themselves?

Gallery Of Evil: Part 7

Gallery Of Evil: Part 7

October 4, 2019

Hale and Flamel find themselves contending with Gauthfallow's painted doubles- of himself as well as our heroines- as they draw ever closer to finding the elusive mastermind. Will these dark reflections of themselves prove too bitter a pill for our investigators to swallow?

The House On Hook Street: Part 8

The House On Hook Street: Part 8

October 2, 2019

The Cult Crushers' investigation turns deadly when the Brotherhood of the Spider launches an elaborate ambush. Between the raging storm, an angry mob, elementals, and a powerful demon, can our heroes possibly survive?

Gallery Of Evil: Part 6

Gallery Of Evil: Part 6

September 27, 2019

Hale and Flamel continue their hunt for the mad painter of Gauthfallow Manor, but his creations won't give him up without a fight! Can they keep their heads long enough to discover how Gauthfallow breathed life into his creations, and more importantly, how to stop them?

The House On Hook Street: Part 7

The House On Hook Street: Part 7

September 25, 2019

A day of rest and reflection for the Cult Crushers gets complicated as their personal feelings come bubbling up to the surface. But the Brotherhood of the Spider has no intention of waiting for our heroes to sort themselves out... when they resume their investigation, will Camille, Gwenna, and Morrow walk straight into a trap?

The Gallery Of Evil: Part 5

The Gallery Of Evil: Part 5

September 20, 2019

Hale and Flamel have their suspect in the case of the killer paintings- a disgraced artist named Gauthfallow. As they make their way toward Gauthfallow Manor to confront the villain, what strange and terrible painted horrors will our favorite occult investigators meet?

The House On Hook Street: Part 6

The House On Hook Street: Part 6

September 18, 2019

After a shocking attack on their own home, the Cult Crushers are left rattled- but the investigation must go on, as new leads might just point the way toward the leader of the Brotherhood of the Spider's deadly drug ring.

Gallery of Evil: Part 4

Gallery of Evil: Part 4

September 13, 2019

Hale and Flamel find themselves trapped inside a horrific painted world filled with monsters. Can they fight their way out of this hellscape, or will the shapechanging terrors within be the doom of our favorite occult investigators?

The House on Hook Street: Part 5

The House on Hook Street: Part 5

September 11, 2019

The Cult Crushers' investigation reaches a deadly juncture as the veil between the waking world and the Dreaming continues to unravel. Camille, Gwenna, and Morrow have tracked down Frell Tann's friends in Fever Dream Alley, but have they fallen into the enemy's web?

Gallery of Evil: Part 3

Gallery of Evil: Part 3

September 6, 2019

Hale and Flamel have their hands full- after talking their way out of a hostile crowd at Belfor's manor, they must get back on the trail of the Well-Dressed Gentleman and hopefully intercept him before the enchanted paintings claim any more victims. But how does Evelyn's old friend Nyx fit into all this?

The House On Hook Street: Part 4

The House On Hook Street: Part 4

September 4, 2019

The Cult Crushers head into Ashwall's seedy underbelly to investigate the ties between Frell Tann's death, the Shiver drug trade, and the Brotherhood of the Spider... but a promising lead soon draws our heroes into the web of a terrifying living nightmare!

The House On Hook Street: Part 3

The House On Hook Street: Part 3

August 28, 2019

Camille, Gwenna, Morrow, and friends find themselves officially commissioned to investigate the origins of the Nightmare Plague by a shady city official. As they begin their investigation into the strange events in Ashwall and their connection to the drug called Shiver, will they fall prey themselves to this dream-haunting evil?

Gallery Of Evil: Part 2

Gallery Of Evil: Part 2

August 23, 2019

Hale and Flamel have a bizarre crime scene on their hands, but even worse, it appears there are more targets on the killer's hit list! Can they stop the second enchanted painting from being revealed before it's too late?

The House On Hook Street: Part 2

The House On Hook Street: Part 2

August 21, 2019

The House on Hook Street continues! The Cult Crushers look to recover from their recent trauma by unwinding at a local music festival. While feelings bubble up to the surface and bonds deepen, a terrible new menace creeps closer...

Gallery Of Evil: Part 1

Gallery Of Evil: Part 1

August 16, 2019

Occult investigators Evelyn Hale and Matilda Flamel return in "Gallery of Evil!" An innocent invitation from a friend inadvertantly leads our heroines into a sinister ambush by bizarre abberations. Who has summoned these tentacled horrors, and can Hale and Flamel survive long enough to find out?

The House On Hook Street: Part 1

The House On Hook Street: Part 1

August 14, 2019

The Cult Crushers are back for their third adventure: The House on Hook Street! Returning to Terminas after their adventure in Carrion Hill, Camille, Gwenna, and Morrow deal with the fallout from the battle against the Spawn of Yog-sothoth. With a second demigod slain by their hands, and with each of them undergoing their own personal transformations, what could possibly be waiting for the Cult Crushers back home?

City of Shadows Recap

City of Shadows Recap

July 31, 2019

The Sword of Nerdom crew assembles for a roundtable reflection on the completed City of Shadows campaign, as well as discussing what's next for the podcast.

Episode 123: Beyond The Death

Episode 123: Beyond The Death

July 24, 2019

After two years and over 120 episodes, the City of Shadows campaign comes to its dramatic conclusion. Melinda is defeated and the Silver Light has been extinguished, but the Swords of Strova seem to have paid the ultimate price to secure the future of their world. Now, as the dust settles, will Strova at last become the City of Light our heroes dreamed of?

Episode 122: From Strova With Love

Episode 122: From Strova With Love

July 17, 2019

This is it, listeners! In the penultimate episode of "City of Shadows," the final battle between the Swords of Strova and their final opponent, the divine shard dragon Melinda, begins! As our heroes struggle against the most powerful foe they have ever faced, the Silver Light looms ever nearer. As blood spills and the Crystal Cathedral shatters around them, Rozina, Tizi, Tristan, and Murtaugh must make a decision that will shape the future of the world.

Carrion Hill: Part 12

Carrion Hill: Part 12

July 12, 2019

"Carrion Hill" reaches its thrilling conclusion as Camille, Gwenna, and Morrow finally confront the enigmatic final Keeper, Waldur Crove- but with the Spawn of Yog-sothoth hot on their trail, is there any hope for the Cult Crushers to make it out alive?

Episode 121: Nobody’s Home

Episode 121: Nobody’s Home

July 10, 2019

And now, for something a little different! Before the Swords of Strova's final battle against their ultimate foe can begin, we turn our gaze back to the city they left behind. The players step into the roles of their favorite NPC companions as Melinda's loyal Correctors lay siege to Nikolov Manor. Will any of our heroes' friends and family be left standing when- or if- the Swords of Strova return home?

Episode 120: Stab the System

Episode 120: Stab the System

July 3, 2019

Our heroes have arrived at the top of the Crystal Cathedral and come face to face with the Silver Light itself. But as the Swords of Strova do battle against the Cathedral's final security measures, Melinda, Johann, and Erebus close in on them, each with their own plans for the Light. The final battle of the "City of Shadows" campaign begins!

Carrion Hill: Part 11

Carrion Hill: Part 11

June 28, 2019

With the Spawn of Yog-Sothoth hot on their trail and the final Keeper almost within their grasp, the Cult Crushers near the end of their quest... but the horrors of the Crove Asylum might just drive our heroes insane in the process!

Episode 119: Is This Jelly?

Episode 119: Is This Jelly?

June 26, 2019

Our heroes ascend the Crystal Cathedral's upper levels, learning the shocking secrets of the Silver Light and the truth behind its relationship to the Amaranthi. However, before they can judge whether or not to sever their world's connection to the light, they must get past the Cathedral's deadly security systems.

Episode 118: Crystal Haunted House

Episode 118: Crystal Haunted House

June 19, 2019

The Swords of Strova head into the Crystal Cathedral in search of the truth about the Silver Light, but the dark secrets of Amaranthe held within might just be the end of them all.

Carrion Hill: Part 10

Carrion Hill: Part 10

June 14, 2019

With one Keeper dead and another in their custody, the Cult Crushers have only one to go: Waldur Crove, a man thought long dead. But to find him, Camille, Gwenna, and Morrow must venture into the Carrion Hill Asylum, a place more disturbing than anything they have ever faced before...

Episode 117: Fish Feet

Episode 117: Fish Feet

June 12, 2019

The Swords of Strova finally find themselves in the legendary lost city of Amaranthe, and a strange host offers to guide them through its crystalline streets.  What answers will this ancient metropolis hold for our heroes?

Episode 116: Thanks, I Hate It

Episode 116: Thanks, I Hate It

June 5, 2019

Following a curious encounter with an otherworldly being, our heroes continue their perilous trek through the Graavos Mountains toward St. Astor's tomb- but with their enemies watching their every move, only a risky act of sabotage might give them a chance to find it first!

Carrion Hill: Part 9

Carrion Hill: Part 9

May 31, 2019

Things go south quickly for the Cult Crushers as they uncover the dirty secrets of the Myre Middenstone Company and its mysterious owner. Can Camille, Gwenna, and Morrow finish off Keeper Myre before the Spawn of Yog-Sothoth arrives to consume his soul?

Episode 115: Welcome To The Jam

Episode 115: Welcome To The Jam

May 29, 2019
The final story arc of "City of Shadows" begins as the Swords of Strova and their untrustworthy new traveling companions journey into the Graavos mountains in search of Lost Amaranthe, braving perilous cliffs, brutal weather, and the possibility of betrayal at every turn.
 
Episode 114: Go Forth & Eat Potatoes

Episode 114: Go Forth & Eat Potatoes

May 22, 2019

The final chapter of the "City of Shadows" campaign begins as the Swords of Strova join Bishop Johann Frain and his inner circle on an expedition into the northern mountains in search of the divine. Is this their final goodbye to Strova?

Carrion Hill: Part 8

Carrion Hill: Part 8

May 17, 2019

The Cult Crushers have defeated Arlend Hyve, first of the surviving Keepers... but what will they do with him? Moreover, with time ticking down until the Carrion Hill Horror surfaces again, will they be able to hunt down Hyve's peers?

Episode 113: You Made A Thing

Episode 113: You Made A Thing

May 15, 2019

The final confrontation looms ever nearer as Tizi introduces the gang to her new "son," and Rozina takes a gamble on a dangerous ritual that might just remove Melinda from the equation altogether.

Episode 112: My Son Is Pregnant

Episode 112: My Son Is Pregnant

May 8, 2019

As the Swords of Strova draw closer toward their final battle, they split off one last time to seek answers, say goodbye to old friends, and perhaps even make one last ally...

Carrion Hill: Part 7

Carrion Hill: Part 7

May 3, 2019

Accompanied by a new friend freshly sprung from captivity, the Cult Crushers aim to track down the first of the remaining Keepers- reclusive historian Arlend Hyve. Will the rumors of his dabbling in poisons prove to be an inconvenient truth for our heroes? And, more importantly, can they afford to spare Hyve's life with the unseen horror hungry for his soul?

Episode 111: Definitely Not a Party

Episode 111: Definitely Not a Party

May 1, 2019

The Swords of Strova pay tribute to those they have lost before moving on to the last of the storm clouds hanging over their city: Bishop Johann Frain and his mysterious companion, Melinda.

Episode 110: Do You Wanna Build A Golem?

Episode 110: Do You Wanna Build A Golem?

April 24, 2019
With the Ratcatcher finally defeated, our heroes turn their attention to the final shadow looming over their future. Before they confront their ultimate foe, the Swords of Strova weigh their options and begin their preparations for the endgame while paying tribute to those they have lost along the way.
Carrion Hill: Part 6

Carrion Hill: Part 6

April 19, 2019

Before the Cult Crushers can continue their search for the surviving Keepers, they have a serious problem ahead of them! In hopes of curing themselves of ghoul fever, our heroes venture to Carrion Hill's Church of St. Astariel in search of divine healing- and accidentally stumble upon a troubling situation that forces a dramatic change of plans.

Episode 109: Bone Daddy

Episode 109: Bone Daddy

April 17, 2019

The Swords of Strova wage a deadly final battle against the Ratcatcher in his twisted demiplane as their friends in the real world attempt to snare the killer daemon with ancient Amaranthi magic. Can they hold out long enough to triumph against this impossible foe with one of their own in the midst of a literal meltdown?

Carrion Hill: Part 5

Carrion Hill: Part 5

April 12, 2019

After returning from the Sunless Grove, our heroes find the city of Carrion Hill in the grip of panic. While they recover from their injuries and contend with the weight of what they have learned, Camille, Gwenna, and Morrow must decide how best to deal with the surviving Keepers- preferably before the invisible horror consumes their souls and becomes whole once more!

 
Episode 108: Hella Swarms

Episode 108: Hella Swarms

April 10, 2019

Trapped in a demiplane by the Ratcatcher, our heroes must search for a way out before the powerful daemon hunts them all down... but the key to their escape might lie with their comrades back in the real world!

Episode 107: What Kind of Cake?

Episode 107: What Kind of Cake?

April 3, 2019

The shadow of the Ratcatcher hangs heavily over our heroes as they prepare for what will surely prove to be an uneventful birthday party for Tizi's mother. But before the celebration begins, the secrets of Adelos' past will be revealed, and the discovery of a spy in St. Criswell's forces a confrontation between one Sword of Strova and their archenemy...

Episode 106: Trauma Llamas

Episode 106: Trauma Llamas

March 27, 2019

Our heroes have triumphed over undead warlords and deities, and escaped the clutches of the Correctors, but what comes next? As the shadows close in around them, the Swords of Strova prepare themselves for their coming battles against the Ratcatcher and whatever lies beyond...

Carrion Hill: Part 4

Carrion Hill: Part 4

March 23, 2019

In the depths of the Sunless Grove far beneath the city, Camille, Gwenna, and Morrow may have found the origin of the Carrion Hill Horror... but before they can have their answers, they must negotiate with a terrifying ghoul. Surely our heroes and this undead abomination can resolve their issues peacefully!

Episode 105: One Arm Jokes

Episode 105: One Arm Jokes

March 20, 2019

With the ghoul army neutralized and Wormhead defeated, our heroes return victorious to Strova, only to find unexpected complications waiting for them at St. Criswell's...

Episode 104: Beautiful Chaos

Episode 104: Beautiful Chaos

March 13, 2019

The Pale King has fallen at last, but the battle is far from over. Our heroes must now contend with the nameless fallen god called Wormhead- and its powers may dwarf anything that they have faced before.

Carrion Hill: Part 3

Carrion Hill: Part 3

March 8, 2019

As they investigate the ruins of an obliterated building in Carrion Hill's tangled business district, Camille, Gwenna, and Morrow find evidence that answers lie far below the city streets. But as they descend into the ancient depths of the Hill, they find more than a few horrors of their own to contend with...