Lords of the Feywild

This episode of Critical Hit, A Major Spoilers Dungeons and Dragons Podcast: More family members appear, and a tough choice must be made.

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  1. Thank you for a Nice long episode. I really think that the 1:30 to 2:00 length fits the format of the show best.
    Best hopes for Randus.

  2. Trelle is so cute :D.Matthew comment about the +1000 to perception check was fantastic. The glare must have been unbearable.
    Out of curiosity: why haven’t we heard about what happens when Orem feystep already?

  3. ripspiritbear on

    Annnnd the Torqueltones return to Trelle’s village a few weeks later only to discover chewed up elf corpses. Muhahaha (evil Rodrigo laugh)!

  4. Trelle was just great in this, loved the “alright, everyone pretend I know *exactly* what I am doing okay?”

    Also Rodrigo,s little girl’s perspective of Torq was priceless :)

    Before this I had no idea Trelle had any responsibilities beyond the party, this will be a great way to keep the tension up before confronting Spud.

    • XantharTheFlame on

      I agree. Glad to see Randus coming to the fore again for sure, but ever since this season started it really has been the Orem & Trelle show… not that I’m complaining really because the story, roleplaying and the action have all been AMAZING! But I think it is time to cycle toward other party members. Ket had a lot of focus in the last season as well, but we haven’t seen Torq take a leading part in the story since they left the natural world.

  5. I just wanted to tell Matthew that the “Perception check with a +2000 bonus” comment made me laugh out loud on the bus. I’m sorry the rest of the group no-sold it, but I thought it was hilarious. Of course Rob is right that it only counts once, but the point is, the joke was not lost on the listeners. :)

    Keep up the fine entertainment!

  6. I like that others are reaffirming that moon monsters are not natural.. they kill and kill and kill, and not just to eat. During that part of the episode, I was waiting for Trelle to have a sudden epiphany, and then quote Palpatine.. “Wipe them out. All of them.”

  7. I wonder if the moon creatures could have been made less aggressive. It would have been nice to see.

    Everyone keeps saying they’re not natural, but the fact that they exist must mean they’re natural from some perspective.

    • PureChaosDI on

      natural in the sense that they were created by Gods as some people believe we were, not natural in the sense that they were created on a different plane to the party

    • The issue is, these creatures are literally aliens to this plane. They aren’t part of the natural order of the world and, to top it off, they were made by insane moon gods. The creatures do not behave in any way that a normal “natural” creature would. As the elves found, they kill, kill, and kill, with seemingly no other purpose.

      That being said, it may be possible to detain the creatures and possibly use them as (highly unstable) tools. But, it may be impossible to tame them, as their minds do not work like any creature ever encountered before.

      Just my two cents.

  8. Please keep in mind that I am new to the show as I say this (been listening since the gnome booted them out of the Fae Wild).

    It seems to me that the recent episode have been absolutely dominated by the Trelle character. Personally, I feel more balance in the story makes for a better episode. Is this common, or just a phase?

    Thanks all.

    • Start with episode one. One episode being character heavy barely leaves a ripple because we already have back story.

      • Wow that reads extremely snotty, I hate message boards. There are phases for each character. I would say start at episode one, though it can be daunting to look at however many years they have going on. Granted you can skip all the mail bag pods of casting unless you like hearing “Hello Future People!”

  9. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel that Trell can give less than a care about Randus’ family. All she does is waste what little time they have and delaying there travel to deal with her tree hugging extended family.

    Time is of the essence because they have to travel soooo far. If her character is called to do her Twilight Guardian thing, then leave the party and let them go and deal with Randus, while she stays in the forest. She wasted 6 hours of travel time, just to end up right were she started, which is finding RANDUS’ FAMILY!

    It’s not about finding out what wrong in the glen, there are quiet a few elves there to deal with that. Torq has stated in this episode, as well as the last episode, that they need to get on with their journey, and all she does is try to add even more unnecessary melodrama to the adventure.

    • I kind of see where this is coming from. This and the last post basically share my concerns. So, much, Trelle! So much. I love Trelle, but come on. There was a comment a few months ago saying the same, and it was responded to with “she’s new, needs her story, etc”. I agreed. Then the next 2-3 months of episodes are almost exclusively Trelle-centric.

      Please, let’s get some others involved more. What happened to Ket’s game? How is Torq handling his multi-class status? Randus’s parents! Just sayin…

    • She has a duty to her people, as the DM made clear she is the ultimate authority in the forest. She can’t run out on her solemn vows. If the others thought it was so important to keep going then they should have taken a vote after the first 20 min hopped on their eagles and peaced out. If Randus is so concerned and the others by proxy then they should have made a quicker decision regarding that.
      So imo, not drama, an essential party of the story as a whole and what Trelle actually is.

      • I agree with the second part of your statement. They should have left her. I know I would have if I were playing. Even if they didn’t leave, SHE should have told them to leave because of her duties as a Twilight Guardian to stay with her “people” and help them, plain and simple. Trell gone, party continues to see what happened to Randus’ parents.

        As a “player” D&D Brian is playing the nervous/scatterbrian personality and he does not want to offend anyone with his actions. As a character, he should make a bee line to help his parents, plain and simple, no side tracking, do no pass go, do not collect $200.

        • PureChaosDI on

          people arn’t as black and white as: go here, do stuff, go there, do more stuff.
          i feel that the conflict of trelle’s intentions vs randus’ intentions is well done and meaningful. Not to mention natural.

          all six of you guys(and girl) keep up the good work, can’t wait for the weekly afternoon update


  10. Beardomancer on

    I feel like a twitter joke could have been made when the elf shot the arrow with a message to Trelle. She did have to get it from a bird, after all.

  11. I skipped the last episode 30 minutes in because I couldn’t take the pointless trelle drama and now Randus’s parents are slowly dying while being sieged by monsters and Trelle stops for a family reunion. LEAVE HER!!!! IT’S NOT IMPORTANT, SHE IS NOT IMPORTANT, AND AFTER ATTACKING KET FOR KILLING WELL ESTABLISHED ENEMIES ALL OF US ARE ASKING WHY SHE DIDNT STAY WITH CANDUS, SHE DOESN’T BELONG AND IT IS BECOMING VERY OBVIOUS. randus deserves better shame on you trelle and every other torqueltone that allowed this to occur and randus’s parents to die.

  12. I know it’s been years since this episode… but I’m new. (Having started all the way from ep.1 yay!)
    reading all these comments complaining about Trelle make me giggle.
    Only because while some seem bothered by Trelle taking a centre to the narrative, Im over here like “ASK FOR A NEW BOW, ASK FOR A NEW BOW”

    • And just for the record, I’ve really enjoyed insight into how Trelle thinks. It’s awesome. As is Rodrigo for putting his players into tough situations to role play and forcing them to make hard decisions. Damn fine work!

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