The Empire's Edge
By Matt Sincevich
The Empire's EdgeMay 24, 2022
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 101 “Hammer and Anvil”
Control of Worland is finally determined.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 100 “Battle of Weldon”
Roderick's forces are challenged in direct battle.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 99 “The Killing Field”
Conflict and outright war loom on an ever nearing horizon as the party works to counter Baron Cuttler and the Zrecks.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 98 “Snare”
The party asserts its authority in Worland then suffers a surprise attack!
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 97 “An Old Threat Resurfaces”
The party investigates the depth to which the new Baron of Worland supports the Zreck.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 96 “Star-Crossed Reunions”
With the Adlai Leaves restored, the party returns to a dark parody of the Worland they once knew.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 95 “In the Dragon's Radiance”
At long last, the Adlai Statue and Izango's Tower are restored!
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 94 “Gilded Triumph”
Taking stock after the battle, the party claims their well-earned rewards.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 93 “Ahztari”
The battle continues with an ancient and powerful adversary.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 92 “Huntress of the Green”
The party clashes with their mightiest foe yet!
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 91 “Descent”
The party fights through Krenlan ruins and the ixoan town.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 90 “Under the Dragon's Shadow”
Returning to the Quest for the Adlai Leaves forces the party to cross an unknown foe.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 89 “Risen Brotherhood”
Uniting with the bugbear paladin sect forges a powerful new alliance.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 88 “Path of Honor”
Embarking from the Throne of Indara restores the party to their quest to locate the last portion of much desired Adlai Tree statue.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 87 “Surface”
The party makes their way back to the surface, but find themselves at the edge of the Slagmark Desert.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 86 “Stalwart Unions”
Penetrating Gha’Geendrog's central chambers compels the party to weigh obligations and the desire to escape to the surface.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 85 “Siege”
The party stages a raid striking the very center of Gha'Geendrog's matriarchal power.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 84 “Climate of Strife”
Being caught between waring Inurriak clans manifests risk and opportunity as social tention tears at the fabric of Kreen'Ochrogin.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 83 “A Bizarre Taste of Home”
The party's successes in Chik’Dakdahn pushes Kreen’Ochrogin's power move ahead of schedule, maybe too far ahead.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 82 “Cursed Light”
The party investigates the Inurriak outpost and tracks down the raiding Umber Hulks.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 81 “Arms Race”
Kreen'Ochrogin's council directs the party to drive Umber Hulks from their territory but finds out that they wield magical devices mimicking powers of surface dwellers.
Excerpt from: "The Planet Eaters"
This exerpt takes place in the same gaming mileau on the world of Yorden, but on the far southern end of the Continent. This band of mercenaries falls into the action and intrigue of a power grab of unworldly beings.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 80 “Thieves”
The party executes a surgical strike for the benefit of Clan Kreen'Ochrogin.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 79 “Myth Making”
Charged with a raid on another Inurriak clan tests the party's resources and clandestine abilities.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 78 “Elisedd's Shadow”
Now accepted, the party learns of a former "ally" of Clan Kreen'Ochrogin who died long ago.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 77 “Initiation”
Returning to the city of Chik'Dakdahn grants the party new rights but adds to their suspicions of the Inurriak's intentions.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 76 “Sister-Cousins”
The party learns that being accepted into an Inurriak clan is a victory of ashes.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 75 “Tainted Oasis”
The right of initiation places the party near the hypnotic influence of an aberrant monster.
The Corman Road
This brief story opens a window into the life of a younger Boris Kirsonov during a chance encounter on the road leaving The Confederation of Duchys on his way to Worland Barony.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 74 “Clicking in the Dark”
The right of initiation places the party near the hypnotic influence of an aberrant monster.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 73 “Beneath a Stone Sky”
In order to access Inurriak society the party must accept a dangerous right of passage.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 72 “Breakthrough”
The deep darkness yields no exits but reveals a race yet unheard of in Yorden.
Splitting a Second
In this back story, we journey with Jakob to the edge of the Brimroar Hills and the forbidding Slagmark Desert.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 71 “Home Away From Home Away From Home”
The party must react carefully to adapt to their new environment.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 70 “Cavern of the Fallen Guardian”
Lost underground, the party discovers the tomb of a mythic figure.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 69 “A Brief Moment of Death”
A 500 year old choice knocks the quest sideways and forces the party into a desparate decision.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 68 “A Splinter of Gray Light”
Pressing underground narrows choices and possibilities.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 67 “Forgotten Tomb”
A ruined tomb reveals glimpses into the end of the Krenlan Protectorate.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 66 “Mortivores”
Traveling overland in the Sarn-Tar-Azul valley exposes the party to new predators and hidden dangers.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 65 “Into the Valley of Sarn-Tar-Azul”
Desending to the valley of Sarn-Tar-Azul reveals details of the region's past and present.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 64 “Storm”
The party proceeds on the dangerous route bringing secrets of Krenlan to light.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 63 “Krenlan Cave”
To avoid Bubbear Valley the party attempts an unexplored pass high into the Brimroar.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 62 “Window of Seven Stones”
Reorganizing in Shepton prompts new tactics and a chance to re-enter the wizards' house.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 61 “Brimroar's Haven”
As politics change in Suithland, Shepton becomes a center for free peoples of The Brimroar.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 60 “On The Path”
Revisiting Izongo's Tower reveals changes in the region.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 59 “Crossroads”
The party anticipates Boris' departure and a change in direction.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 58 “A Contest of Barons”
The party returns to a changed Worland Barony.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 57 “Consecration”
The party claims the Adlai trunk and begins the process of restoring Schepanov’s Mission.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 56 “Schepanov's Mission”
Seeking the trunk of the Adlai statue the party locates Schepanov's Mission and confronts an ancient guardian.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 55 “Veda Collection”
The party follows a thousand-year-old path beneath the Veda Library.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 54 “Power Shift”
Boris faces his unexpected news, and the party turns its attention to the Veda Library.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 53 “Storm in a Teacup”
Miles Fleetwood asserts his authority opening the way for the party to further it's quest for Schepanov's Mission.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 52 “Aftermath”
The party considers Carn Keldley in the wake of the destruction of the Rhazia Tower, and Cormack seeks revenge.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 51 “The Cat's Away”
The party attempts a bold counter strike on the Rhazia Tower.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 50 “Surprise Attack”
The Rhazia Wizards lash out turning a place of safety into a deadly trap.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 49 “Heart String”
The party sets their plan to crippling the Rhazia Wizards and Jacob brings the archery contest to its surprise conclusion.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 48 “Tears for Beers”
Three krotki struggle to obtain a brewski.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 47 “A Flower Amidst Stones”
Jacob proceeds further in the archery contest as Boris' plan to counter the Rhazia Wizard flushes potential allies from hiding, but also draws unwanted attention.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 46 “Circus”
In an attempt to draw Inda Nur into the plan to subvert the Rhazia Wizards, chaos erupts at Cyrk Rozkosz Iluzja.
Cobblestones and Magic
This bonus short story provides a glimpse into Zelen's childhood past in Carn Keldley.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 45 “A Contest of Bolts”
Jocob's participation in the archery contest creates the possibility for allies to challenge the Rhazia Tower and bring the party closer to Schepanov's Mission.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 44 “Guardians in the Dark”
The party risks the deeps beneath Strom House and disturbs a waiting foe.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 43 “Shadow Labyrinth”
The midnight darkness of Carn Keldley offers an understanding of the city's intricate power struggles.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 42 “The Chase”
The battle at the Zelotes House spills into the streets of Carn Keldley as the Rahzia strike team and hunting beasts pursue the party.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 41 “Cloak and Caster”
The party leaves the Zelotes House and runs headlong into a web of spells and deception.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 40 “Fox and Bones”
The Zelotes House ruin yields secrets of the city's ancient past and reveals itself to be a deadly trap.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 39 “Digging up the Past”
To aid Baron Fleetwood and attempt to locate Schepanov's Mission, the party pursues a clue Boris discovered in the Veda Library leading them on a dangerous, underground excursion.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 38 “Walking the Rings”
The intrigues in Carn Keldley deepen as Jacob signs up for the archery contest and an unexpected visitor awaits the party at Roth House.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 37 “Watched from the Shadows”
Mysteries in Carn Keldley spark tension between the party members and their would be supporters.
The Fire and Your Steel
This bonus, short story narration reveals Edgar Kiel's violent past and provides insights into the making of a Zreck.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 36 “Double-Edged City”
Carn Keldley shows its advantages while revealing its dangers.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 35 “Carn Keldley”
The pursuit of the Adlai statue trunk leads the group to the Arkland Barony city of Carn Keldley at the edge of the Brimroar where Schepanov’s Mission lies hidden beneath layers of time and neglect.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 34 “Enemy's Eyes: Execution”
The alternate POV reaches its startling conclusion with Rolfe Lynch’s life hanging in the balance.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 33 “Enemy’s Eyes: Extraction”
While the party travels to Carn Keldley, Natalie, David, and Victor play a Zreck infiltration team with the goal to free Rolfe Lynch, or kill him.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 32 “A Murderer’s Message”
The party tracks down the killer and discovers an alarming connection.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 31 “The Worland Stone”
The Baron of Worland knights Boris and confers noble status to Jakob and Zelen, but a killer in Worland pursues his own agenda.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 30 “The Worland Report”
Upon returning to Worland the party communicates their experiences to Baron Rodin Cutler whereupon he makes decisions that change each of their futures.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 29 “Return to the Tower”
The party returns to Horseshoe Falls to utilize the power of the Sky-Servants tower in the hope of learning the location of the next, hidden piece of the Adlai statue.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 28 “Duels”
Having rested in Weldon the party proceeds toward the Sky-Servant’s tower only to be intercepted by a Zreck search and destroy unit.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 27 “The Gauntlet”
Having secured their prize from the Throne of Indarra, the party must move carefully to avoid giants and wyrmlings while Jakob locates a secret trail to escape the region.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 26 “The Gate and the Throne”
The Group from Grian reach their destination, but to obtain their objective they must confront The Horned One and his dragons.
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Brimroar Hills - Ep. 25 “The Path of the Horned One”
The group closes on the Gate of the Ages but must tread carefully as they must thread their way between giants and dragons.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 24 “The Fires of Sarn-Tar-Azul”
Free from the tomb, Zelen, Jakob, Boris, and Cral spot an enigmatic, dead tree with a strange marking blazing their very course to the Gate of the Ages.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 23 “Undeath of a Dream”
The party ventures further into the barrow and confronts an ancient Krenlan and discovers the source of his secret knowledge.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 22 “The Tomb”
Boris encounters a haunting presence in the Krenlan ruins leading the party to a frightful tomb.
By Przemysław Sakrajda - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6851552
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 21 “Violet Ruins”
In the dying forest, the party meets a strange, old woman who leads them through the ruins of a once mighty Krenlan City.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 20 "Krenlan Heights”
Having set the people of Weldon on the path of independence, the party returns to their quest to locate the Gate of the Ages and travels through a dying forest."
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 19 "Weldon Woods"
The Group lays the foundation and plants the seeds of community and in so doing engenders a fledgling branch of their own order inviting the Baron of Worland to take notice.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 18 "Called Together"
Each in their own way Zelen, Boris, and Jakob work to help the half-orcs form a community, stabilize the region, and bring them under the protection of the Baron of Worland.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 17 "Arkland Refugees"
The group comes upon half-orcs displaced from Arkland Barony. Boris, Jakob, and Zelen plan to help them organize their settlement and contribute to their and Worland Barony’s stability.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 16 "The Notched Cleft”
The tunnel steers the group toward a conflict with a clan of barbarous Bugbears.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 15 "Midway in the Mountain”
Acquiring knowledge of Old Bravis’ powerful civilization comes at a dangerous price as animals that have fed upon ancient power have mutated into deadly predators.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 14 "Into the Mountain"
The group makes use of the Old Bravis Tunnel discovering more Old Bravis mysteries on their way to the Gate of the Ages.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 13 "A Hidden Way"
Zelen, Boris, and Jakob confront the mother of the brood and seek out her lair.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 12 "Tempting Danger”
Jakob, Zelen, and Boris lure the lizard into a trap, but don’t know if it will work.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 11 "Town In Trouble"
Boris, Jakob, and Zelen discover an ancient road and battle a monstrous lizard that guards it, then they stumble across a mysterious town besieged by a brood of the same lizards.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 10 "Dens and Clans"
The party embarks deeper into the Brimroar in pursuit of the Gate of Ages where they encounter a den of monsters and clan settlements of Brimroar Hill People.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 9 "The Sky-Servant’s Tower"
The party unlocks a secret at the Horseshoe Falls and revitalizes a tower of energy from the “Old” Bravis Empire.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 8 "Horseshoe Falls"
The party reaches the falls and searches for hints of their mystical importance.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 7 "An Underground Encounter"
The party discovers an underground ruin of an ancient civilization and confronts their pursuer.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 6 "The Middle Branch"
The journey up the tributary reveals clues about their pursuer and his motives.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 5 "Stalked In Hiller"
The party learns that their mysterious pursuer has followed them to Hiller and continues to hound them.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 4 "Orders In Worland"
Zelen and Boris each pursue leads to aid them with their mission while Jakob prepares to lead them back into Brimroar.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 3 "The Worland Road"
Fulfilling Boris’ desire to report their findings to the Baron of Worland, the party makes additional discoveries on the road.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 2 "The Black Stair"
The clues lead the party to an encounter with an enigmatic archaeologist and his problematic allegiances.
Brimroar Hills - Ep. 1 "Olsen's Grave"
The party unites over the desecration of a grave and pursues mysterious clues to discover a hidden evil.