The men and women of Working Group JACKDAW begin their investigation into the strange deaths of Dr. Tibalt Grieves and his girlfriend, Amanda Griffin. Their search of the Grieves residence leads to a number of unsettling discoveries, but generates more questions than answers. As they explore several avenues of inquiry, the agents are reminded at every turn that their pursuit of the truth will inevitably exact a terrible cost…
Spoilers for the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist module. Our heroes have a party to go to hosted by the dashing ringmaster, Zardoz Zord on his flashy ship the Eyecatcher. But first, a seemingly innocent fortune teller offers some of the bandits a glimpse into their future. Dalia, especially has some surprising revelations about her past in the fortune teller’s ramshackle tent and at the party! Warning: this podcast is full of adolescent humor, because we all talk and think like 13 year olds (sometimes).
Spoilers for the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist module. Having apprehended a suspect, the party works to determine if they are actually guilty or not. They engage in crack detective work and just of little bit of sneaking around but their investigation leads them in an unexpected direction, The Sea Maiden’s Faire!
The party’s limits are tested as they continue their march towards the volcanic mountains known as the Burning Ghats in search of the fabled Fever Gardens. An encounter with a curious and ancient elemental entity may be the key to finding the location — that is, if they make it through the mountains alive.
Spoilers for the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist module. The party heads out for a night at the Opera and a clandestine meeting with Mirt, the leader of the clandestine Harpers organization. In one night they experience both how beautiful, cultured, awe inspiring and dangerous the city can be.
Spoilers for the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist module. The party makes an exhausting hike to the top of Mount Waterdeep to retrieve a prophecy from a cantankerous old monk. But first they must prove their worth! They also must face down some thugs in the Field Ward and demonstrate their ability to make friends and influence people, or perhaps just hit them very hard with swords.
DM’s Note: The audio quality for this episode is significantly degraded due to the DM not having his normal setup. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
After surviving an encounter with the unnatural, the agents of Working Group JACKDAW regroup and go their separate ways. Some attempt to find solace through therapy, while others return to old friends or the quiet solitude of nature. After two months of some much-needed downtime, JACKDAW receives its next tasking. They are dispatched to Seattle, Washington to investigate the mysterious deaths of a retired geneticist named Dr. Tibalt Grieves and his girlfriend, Amanda Griffin. Complicating matters are the biohazard lab in Grieves’s garage, the fact that his corpse has broken down into a crystallized blue-black substance, and a CDC flight carrying samples from the scene crashed in Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest…
In the first broadcasted session of The Umbra Collective, the party reunites and begins to make their way further into the desert in search of a nomadic group of mysterious fey-touched beings. The party realizes after making some unsettling and grizzly discoveries along the way that they are not the only ones on the hunt.
Spoilers for the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist module. In this special episode, the party faces a malfunctioning test leftover from the ancient Netherese Empire School of Wizardry entrance exams. The test is for them to face and accept the memory of the worst thing that has happened to them. This was actually the first episode that we recorded of the adventure but it is not anything like your normal D&D. So we are releasing it later, after listeners have had a chance to hear some episodes where we play something more like traditional D&D. Crucial moments in the characters’ back stories are explored in this episode. Memories which will surely affect them as they explore the world of Waterdeep.