About the Show
A D&D 5e actual play podcast set in the home-brew world of Vayl. Join our unsteady alliance of adventurers as they navigate their way through the tug-of-war brewing between technology and magic. Come witness their feats of heroism but mostly foolishness!
Hosted and DMed by Logan Bryce.
We release every other week on Thursday!
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“THE FIRES OF VALDARA”
Ashport, a city on the brink. The winds of the Restless Sea are thick with the soot and grime of “progress”. The continent of Valdara is a land of adventure and magic. This land of kings, of monsters, of heroes, is being dragged kicking and screaming into a modern age. While common people struggle for survival, politicians congratulate themselves on being a testament to enlightenment and crime lords battle for control of the city’s underbelly.
The Birchfield Institute, a shining beacon through the smoke, leads the way, merging science and magic to improve the lives of those who can afford it. The divide between the common and privileged is growing wider, day by day.
Eager to shed Ashport’s uncivilized past, the Powers That Be dismiss adventurers and heroes as mere mercenaries, charlatans, and pirates. Only a select few, through sheer nerve and talent, become sanctioned by the Institute to recover ancient knowledge and artifacts for study and safekeeping. While the city shifts and strains amid this clash of power old and new, a series of distractions, and a case of mistaken identity, have left Adelaide Chaucer chasing entirely the wrong man for her latest bounty.
A ray of hope appeared in the form of a recruiter, Roben, who offered to assuage Adelaide’s frustration with an alternative career path. The Birchfield Institute did not always like sending out their best and brightest for fetch quests or low profile missions. These ‘fetchers’ didn’t get paid as well, didn’t have the Institute’s resources, and didn’t get the prestige of hunting down magical artifacts or monsters. They were mercenaries. Bounty hunters. But fetchers, Roben promised, could apply to the Proctors after a few years if they had proven their talent. And Adelaide is ready to do just that. Though, she doesn’t plan to take that long.
“I’m going to live forever, or die in the attempt.”
“It’s just like the old stories say!”
“The best lies have a kernel of truth.”
Valeria “Val” RedFang Clarke
“I do not fear Weuna’s embrace. Death eventually comes for us all and I will greet Her with open arms.”
Val has travelled to a few different outposts during her duties as a Knight. Always working hard to increase her skills with both her scythe and her healing magic, in an effort to prove herself. She strives to be as accomplished a Knight her mother and stepfather. Wanting to leave their shadows and stand on her own. Her most recent assignment is in the city of Ashport. A much larger town than she had been to before. She has been there for about a half a year, her longest assignment since becoming a Knight of Joy and Sorrow.