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.
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?
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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?
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.
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...
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.
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.
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?
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!
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...
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...
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...