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Critical Role: Aeor  Season 2, Ep 132

Having located the secret entrance to Aeor, the Mighty Nein take stock of what waits for them both above and below the ice...
posted by nubs on Apr 5, 2021 - 7 comments

Book: Tales from Earthsea

The tales of this book explore and extend the world established by the Earthsea novels—yet each stands on its own. It contains the novella “The Finder”, and the short stories “The Bones of the Earth”, “Darkrose and Diamond”, “On the High Marsh”, and “Dragonfly”. (Book 5 of the Earthsea cycle) [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Apr 2, 2021 - 5 comments

Critical Role: Into the Eye  Season 2, Ep 131

After wrapping up with family and steeling their nerves, the Mighty Nein return to the frozen peaks and valleys of Eiselcross to weigh allies and plot their next course of action...
posted by nubs on Mar 29, 2021 - 8 comments

Critical Role: The Calm Before the Storm  Season 2, Ep 130

Reunions abound as the Mighty Nein find a momentary refuge among family and friends, but their uncertain and dangerous future casts a pall on their time together...
posted by nubs on Mar 22, 2021 - 2 comments

Critical Role: Between a Ball and a Hot Place  Season 2, Ep 129

Split into two teams, the Mighty Nein must contend with the dangerous surroundings of two very different planes while trying to get back home...
posted by nubs on Mar 15, 2021 - 5 comments

Critical Role: Cat and Mouse  Season 2, Ep 128

With their heist uncovered and danger closing in around them, the Mighty Nein must make tough decisions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe...
posted by nubs on Mar 8, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: Raya and the Last Dragon

In a realm known as Kumandra, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon and defeat the mysterious Druun.
posted by EndsOfInvention on Mar 7, 2021 - 19 comments

Book: Tehanu

Years before, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan—Tenar, an isolated young priestess, and Ged, a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him not by choice. A lifetime ago, they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Now they must join forces again, to help another—the physically and emotionally scarred child whose own destiny remains to be revealed. (Book 4 of the Earthsea cycle) [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Mar 5, 2021 - 13 comments

Critical Role: Sarsaparilla, Licorice, and Red Hot  Season 2, Ep 127

The Mighty Nein enact a heist on the storage vaults of the Vergessen Sanitorium, but their quick caper proves more difficult and dangerous than they'd anticipated...
posted by nubs on Mar 1, 2021 - 12 comments

Critical Role: Worth Fighting For  Season 2, Ep 126

Faced with unsettling visions and a leering countdown, the Mighty Nein take stock of supplies, of lingering wounds, and of matters of the heart.
posted by nubs on Feb 22, 2021 - 7 comments

Critical Role: The Neverending Day  Season 2, Ep 125

Having escaped the frozen fields of Eiselcross, the Mighty Nein search for allies and assets to help them in their fight against the nine eyes...
posted by nubs on Feb 15, 2021 - 5 comments

Critical Role: A Walk to Warmer Welcomes  Season 2, Ep 0

Exhausted and hunted, the Mighty Nein search for sanctuary in Aeor while contemplating their own potential chess moves...
posted by nubs on Feb 8, 2021 - 1 comment

Book: The Farthest Shore

Darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea. As the world and its wizards are losing their magic, Ged—powerful Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord—embarks on a sailing journey with the highborn young prince, Arren. They travel far beyond the realm of death to discover the cause of these evil disturbances and to restore magic to a land desperately thirsty for it. (Book 3 of the Earthsea cycle) [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Feb 5, 2021 - 6 comments

Critical Role: Fair-weather Faith  Season 2, Ep 123

The Mighty Nein must contend with eye-opening revelations and ever-shifting power dynamics as they continue to forge towards Aeor...
posted by nubs on Feb 1, 2021 - 7 comments

Critical Role: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained  Season 2, Ep 122

With secrets and mysteries ever growing, the Mighty Nein must navigate the rising tension between themselves and their ersatz allies as their travel to Aeor continues...
posted by nubs on Jan 25, 2021 - 4 comments

Critical Role: Ice and Fire  Season 2, Ep 121

Forced to navigate a strange new relationship with the Tombtakers, the Mighty Nein continue their trek to Aeor, where both fiery and magical dangers await any wrong moves...
posted by nubs on Jan 18, 2021 - 3 comments

Critical Role: Contentious Company  Season 2, Ep 120

The Mighty Nein locate their prize but quickly learn that adversaries and conflict can come from even the most unexpected corners...
posted by nubs on Dec 21, 2020 - 3 comments

Critical Role: Malice and Mystery Below  Season 2, Ep 119

Deep within the mysterious Aeorian ruin, the Mighty Nein must first face a terrifying abomination before they can venture further into the strange and unknown...
posted by nubs on Dec 14, 2020 - 2 comments

Critical Role: Solace Between the Secrets  Season 2, Ep 118

The Mighty Nein forge their own way across the tundra to another Aeorian excavation site, but things far more dangerous than frozen relics await them under the snow...
posted by nubs on Dec 7, 2020 - 5 comments

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. (Book 1 of the Earthsea cycle) [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Dec 4, 2020 - 22 comments

Critical Role: The Tortise and the Dare  Season 2, Ep 117

Hard choices await the Mighty Nein, who must decide whether to follow the current path of their former friend or deviate and forge a new one...
posted by nubs on Nov 24, 2020 - 2 comments

Critical Role: Under Timeless Ice  Season 2, Ep 116

The Mighty Nein delve into their first of Eiselcross's excavation sites, hot on the heels of their mysterious quarry...
posted by nubs on Nov 16, 2020 - 2 comments

Critical Role: Fetching Fables & Frosty Friends  Season 2, Ep 115

The Mighty Nein head into the frozen tundra of Foren, led by their grizzled guide, and must contend with more than a few dangerous elements of the landscape...
posted by nubs on Nov 9, 2020 - 2 comments

Critical Role: An Open Window  Season 2, Ep 114

Happy Halloween! Having arrived in Eiselcross, the Mighty Nein get acquainted with their allies even as threads and fates begin to cross...
posted by nubs on Nov 2, 2020 - 6 comments

Critical Role: A Heart Grown Cold  Season 2, Ep 113

While sailing upon icy seas, the Mighty Nein must contend with an unexpected familiar foe that's come to enact revenge...
posted by nubs on Oct 26, 2020 - 2 comments

Critical Role: The Chase Begins  Season 2, Ep 112

While preparing to journey to Eiselcross, the Mighty Nein find themselves torn as they uncover a pressing mystery about a friend thought lost...
posted by nubs on Oct 19, 2020 - 5 comments

Interest in the Earthsea Cycle?

Would anyone be interested in a reread of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle? [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Oct 7, 2020 - 15 comments

Critical Role: New Homes and Old Friends  Season 2, Ep 111

The Mighty Nein explore a new magical haven before heading to Zadash to investigate some theories and reach out to previous connections...
posted by nubs on Sep 28, 2020 - 3 comments

Critical Role: Dinner with the Devil  Season 2, Ep 110

The Mighty Nein attend a dinner hosted by a monstrous figure from Caleb's past, where both revelations and questions arise in multitude...
posted by nubs on Sep 22, 2020 - 3 comments

Critical Role: Frigid Propositions  Season 2, Ep 109

The Mighty Nein return to the mainland where mysteries, shopping, job offers, and family reunions await their attention...
posted by nubs on Sep 15, 2020 - 5 comments

Critical Role: Traveler Con  Season 2, Ep 108

With their preparations finished and the day upon them, it's time for the Mighty Nein's greatest challenge yet... the celebration of Traveler Con!
posted by nubs on Sep 7, 2020 - 7 comments

Critical Role: Devoutness and Dicks  Season 2, Ep 107

With less than a week until Traveler Con, the Mighty Nein put on their party planning hats to prep Rumblecusp for the unruly event.
posted by nubs on Aug 31, 2020 - 5 comments

Critical Role: A Fog Lifted  Season 2, Ep 106

The Mighty Nein must now face the ramifications of their fight with Vokodo, both within the dangerous cavern itself and amongst the villagers of Vo...
posted by nubs on Aug 20, 2020 - 3 comments

Critical Role: Rumble at Rumblecusp  Season 2, Ep 105

Armed with knowledge and an amorphous plan, the Mighty Nein prepare to confront Rumblecusp's dangerous overlord...
posted by nubs on Aug 11, 2020 - 4 comments

Critical Role: The Ruined Sliver  Season 2, Ep 104

Seeking answers, the Mighty Nein continue to delve into forbidden areas of Rumblecusp in order to learn more about their powerful foe...
posted by nubs on Aug 3, 2020 - 1 comment

Critical Role: Maritime Mysteries  Season 2, Ep 103

Wrestling with the dangers of spending too much time on Rumblecusp, the Mighty Nein travel to the Heavenfalls, seeking a weak point in the island that could be used against Vokodo...
posted by nubs on Aug 2, 2020 - 2 comments

Critical Role: Ghosts, Dinosaurs, and Stuff  Season 2, Ep 102

The Mighty Nein must traverse a dangerous path while seeking an audience with the mysterious being that claims dominion over the island of Rumblecusp...
posted by nubs on Jul 20, 2020 - 2 comments

Critical Role: Mysteries, Memories, and Music  Season 2, Ep 101

The Mighty Nein explore the island village of Vo, uncovering strange mysteries about the island itself and its unusual inhabitants...
posted by nubs on Jul 13, 2020 - 1 comment

Critical Role: Hunted at Sea  Season 2, Ep 100

The Mighty Nein are back! Faced with a pursuing dragon turtle, the Mighty Nein must rely on luck and cunning in order to battle their enormous, determined foe...
posted by nubs on Jul 10, 2020 - 3 comments

Critical Role: High Seas, High Stakes  Season 2, Ep 99

Slowly recovering from the midnight attack, the Mighty Nein continue their course for the long-awaited peace talks between warring nations...
posted by nubs on Mar 19, 2020 - 2 comments

Critical Role: Dark Waters  Season 2, Ep 98

The Mighty Nein reset after their intense interactions at the party to prepare for their voyage to the peace talks, but nothing can prepare them for the danger that awaits on the high seas...
posted by nubs on Mar 9, 2020 - 3 comments

Critical Role: The Fancy and the Fooled  Season 2, Ep 97

Live from Chicago! The Mighty Nein return to Nicodranas, where happy reunions and fantastic makeovers are shadowed by revelations about someone close to the party...
posted by nubs on Mar 3, 2020 - 3 comments

Critical Role: Family Shatters  Season 2, Ep 96

The Mighty Nein, having arrived at the oasis menagerie, must now protect both themselves and the fragile garden denizens from the danger barreling toward them...
posted by nubs on Feb 26, 2020 - 1 comment

Critical Role: Blessing in Disguise  Season 2, Ep 95

Now in the jungles of the White Dawn Lagoon, the Mighty Nein find themselves challenged not just by Caduceus' journey of faith, but by Jester's as well...
posted by nubs on Feb 17, 2020 - 0 comments

Critical Role: With Great Power...  Season 2, Ep 94

The Mighty Nein take stock after their tangle with a dealmaker but their arrival at a new destination holds unexpected answers...
posted by nubs on Feb 10, 2020 - 2 comments

Critical Role: Misery Loves Company  Season 2, Ep 93

The Mighty Nein find themselves on the hunt for the entity responsible for Nott's predicament, but neither the journey nor the quarry are quite what they expected... [more inside]
posted by ourobouros on Feb 3, 2020 - 11 comments

Critical Role: Home is where the heart is  Season 2, Ep 92

The Mighty Nein chase a lead on Nott's curse, but that lead brings Beau face to face with a past she would rather leave behind.
posted by nubs on Jan 27, 2020 - 1 comment

Critical Role: Stone to Clay  Season 2, Ep 91

The Mighty Nein spend some time at home connecting with an ally, while the answer to once-distant goals comes rapidly into view...
posted by nubs on Jan 20, 2020 - 7 comments

Critical Role: Bathhouses and Bastions  Season 2, Ep 90

The Mighty Nein continue their research and relaxation in Rexxentrum before returning to Xhorhas in hopes of convincing the Bright Queen to parley...
posted by nubs on Jan 16, 2020 - 3 comments

Critical Role: Lingering Wounds  Season 2, Ep 89

The Mighty Nein take a couple days of downtime in Rexxentrum to research, train, and reconnect with faces from the past...
posted by nubs on Jan 8, 2020 - 3 comments

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