In this installment of Critical Hit – Why are the Stabbingtons trying to stab us?

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Josh Knights
    August 8, 2015 at 4:25 pm — Reply

    The second I heard that the assassins were from cold port I said outloud.
    “Ket was from coldport…”
    So we know that Randus was the primary target, with all of his known assosciates. We know that their intel was old given that they had a dead guy on their list of targets. But we also know that the group based in Cold port hired out to Mercs to do their job because they found another important target.
    Working on the assumption that Lek is Thony which the clues seem to lead to then the likely reasoning there is either A: Thony is not dead and has been located, or B: The person of interest they found is somehow related as a known associate of Lord Duthane AND has some reason to be in Cold port.
    Given that Ket is FROM coldport I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s been found, or purposefully made himself known for some reason. For all we know he Can’t make it to the Feywild himself, but knows that these guys can and is trying to draw them out to figure out a way back, as much as he hates the place he was given pretty clear instructions.
    Also props to little Sparkle for getting Jabbed full of needles by a guy she just met and just sort of, taking that in stride.
    That all being said, Orem, Randus, guys…You havent seen each other in a decade somebody hug somebody please.

    • Intense Wizardry
      August 8, 2015 at 8:22 pm — Reply

      The reasons I think Ket is coming back is because 1) the Raven queen transformation is a big unresolved story, plus with the name of the season, the Raven Queen might very well be involved. 2) Ket came back to central continent, and there’s no reason story wise he’d be dead or missing. Asmodeus didn’t say he had to follow Orem, just to not go with the Hogba. We’re at least going to figure out what happened to him, because he was in no threat when we left. 3) they’re going to cold port, which, like you said, is where Ket is from.

    • August 8, 2015 at 9:41 pm — Reply

      Five years isn’t a decade…

      • chillidawg72
        August 14, 2015 at 4:33 pm — Reply

        No, and one candy bar ain’t a Twix.

      • Josh Knights
        August 15, 2015 at 3:16 am — Reply

        My mistake I misremembered the time gap. I thought it was closer to ten years rather than five.

  2. August 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm — Reply

    listening to this now… *possible spoilers” still thinking that Lek is the constructor of the original Moon Tower… the one with the skeletons

  3. Intense Wizardry
    August 8, 2015 at 8:23 pm — Reply

    By the way Stephen, are members getting a Sekhar character sheet this week?

    • August 8, 2015 at 9:31 pm — Reply

      The Sekhar character sheet is currently under game master embargo.

      • Intense Wizardry
        August 8, 2015 at 10:02 pm — Reply

        Interesting. Sounds good!

    • August 8, 2015 at 9:38 pm — Reply

      No. That sheet will not be available for a while…

  4. quantum
    August 8, 2015 at 9:31 pm — Reply

    Metallic slab that is slowly counting down. Does Randus still have it? I seem re recall that The Queens Rebellious Daughter knew Thony better than anyone. Although SHE had a different name during the Underdark Wars.

    • mattmatt
      August 8, 2015 at 11:58 pm — Reply

      Haven’t listened yet, but iirc, that was a combination homing beacon/timer for the airship’s construction. At the end of Lords of the Feywild, the beacon started going nuts right as the airship found Randus.

  5. Dinobite
    August 9, 2015 at 12:57 am — Reply

    I was wondering is the comma move in the episode title an error from Oh, Lord Randus for 310 vs Oh Lord, Randus from 309. In the past normally you(steven) just call the second episode in a series Part 2. See 274 Wrath of Ashardalon 275: Wrath of Ashardalon – Part 2.(BTW I’m looking at the RSS feed not the post titles on the website)

    I was also wondering why you dropped (S05-00X) tagging seemed to me a cool way to set the season part and make that 300+ episode archive seem a bit less daunting to new listeners.

    Good episode very much enjoying the new people and new characters.

    • August 9, 2015 at 8:39 am — Reply

      The comma placement was intentional as it completely changes the meaning of both episodes.

    • August 18, 2015 at 1:27 am — Reply

      I noticed that as well- very clever, Stephen!

  6. Andreas
    August 9, 2015 at 1:26 am — Reply

    Thank you guys for yetbanother great episode.
    “Sam” is a great addition to the team, and you all Seem in peak fitness condition after the break.

  7. August 9, 2015 at 3:43 pm — Reply

    I was really glad to get all the roleplaying we did, I was worried it was going to be all fighty fighty. But excellent job as always guys! :)

  8. Tim
    August 11, 2015 at 10:10 am — Reply

    Really entertaining episode. I liked the character development, of all people, the Stabbingtons, and I am glad we saw a battle resolved other than killing everybody, which Rodrigo does have a particular talent at.

    Interesting to have Matthew finding a new character voice, I like the aristocrat coming out, I am sure we will see great things from Baron Sekhar.

    I hope I am not being petty on this, but somebody has a really noisy scroll wheel on their mouse…

  9. Mike C
    August 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    I went to the ‘I Can Draw That’ Reddit and asked for Wolf Snakes or Snake Wolves. (Also mentioned Critical Hit)

    The lovely artist there made these at my request:

    My favourite was this one:

    Great episode! Cannot wait for more :P

  10. sleypy
    August 15, 2015 at 10:39 am — Reply

    I love that there is a character named Sekhar. I played a monk by that name that was inspired by Tork :D

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