September 20 2014

The Cure – Pt 2 – by the vagabond – Narrated by Isaiah

Hello everyone, this is Asclepius, with the second part of a compelling story narrated by Isaiah. It is entitled

The Cure, by the Vagabond, Part 2.

Background music is “Lurid Delusion”, by Matthew Pablo at

The Cure, by the Vagabond Part 2 of 2

My wife continued… “He also accuses me of being a member of an Obsidian Order, and he thinks people are after him and sending him magic messages.” I felt completely betrayed, and  I gave my wife an angry look and I gritted my teeth.

I knew without the context of what really happened that the alchemist would surely think I was crazy and would prescribe far more potent herbs than I needed. I just wanted the suffering to go away, I didn’t want to become a vegetable. Nevertheless, I accepted this situation.

The alchemist didn’t seem phased by what she told him. Yet I didn’t get the impression  he was a member of the Obsidian Order. I think he was just a normal alchemist going about life. There were more horses outside, and the alchemist said “I’m sorry for all the noise we get lots of horses though here. I’m just asking just in case… Do you think the horses are relevant some how?” I shrugged and admitted “well actually yes. I feel like somebody is trying to send me a message.” Now I know he thinks I’m crazy. At this point I’m beginning to think I might be crazy too. In fact I welcome the thought because maybe this could all go away.

I left that place feeling a bit of relief. Maybe the Obsidian Order is going to have mercy on me. As long as I take this medicine that will numb my mind, they will be able to claim I was just insane and people will deny what really happened to me. It really did happen though… WAIT I don’t want to think those thoughts because they can read my mind. I began to force myself to think “I really believe I am crazy,” after each time I think about the obsidian order so the Order knows that I am going to be obedient and keep their secret locked up safe. It seemed like a good deal.

Two weeks later… I felt a whole lot better. The racing thoughts, and the horrible feelings have completely left me. I was still terrified that somehow it was only temporary. I did still see scratchings on the walls, but it didn’t seem significant to me like it did before. I thought either the Obsidian Order had put misleading graffiti on the wall to help me think I am getting better, or maybe none of this ever happened. I still cannot explain the things that happened during that time. Although I’m fine now and I don’t care. The herbs caused me to gain lots of weight, but at least I feel better. I still have crazy moments, but maybe I was just crazy. I don’t want to remember if I am not crazy. If anybody reads this, get help if you are having any experiences like mine. It seems real. Even if it is real just go get help, and get free.

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September 20 2014

Something Epic will be released on 9/27/14…

On Saturday, 9/27/14, in the evening (exact time yet to be determined) something epic will ECHO from the Caverns.  aired by both Echoes from the Caverns and played on Avatars Radio, the first part in a four part story will begin. Airing every week this four part series includes voice acting by over TWENTY-FIVE people!

This production done in the style of an old-time radio show has been over three months in the making! Stay tuned between now and next Saturday to learn new information each day until the play goes live!!!

For today,  the cast!

Sir Stile Teckel

The Avatar Chronicles I: Return of the Avatar

 Directed and Produced by Lord Baldrith

 Writer and Music Supervisor: Gabriel Nightshadow


Casting Director and Court Jester:

Time Lord


Assistant Casting Director and Director of Public Relations:

Amber Raine



Lord Baldrith as Nystal, Lord Baldrith, Mingo, and General Ruko


Asclepius as Lord DarkStarr, Red Badger, Kuroseth, Malgor the Mighty, Demon Lord Argax,

Henry, Morgan, Brian, and Group


Joe Garrity as Gabriel Nightshadow


Amber Raine as Young and Adult Chariya and Amber Raine


Carlin Archer as Carlin


StaticGrazer as Lord Shadowreign


Avatar Acid as Theodric


Lord Trenyc as The Tall Albino Man


Majoria70 as Vastra


Duke Greagoir as Duke Garen and the original Avatar


Dwalin Bruchberg as Christopher Nightshadow


Little Geek Lost as Fire Lotus


Sarg as Marius


Brian Manown as Samuel


Sir Stile Teckel as the Mayor of Ardoris


Indi Martin as Lanthirthel and Annese


Dame Lori as Jessica and Katherine


Kamie as Sister Agnes and Lareth


  Sir Cabirus as Hans and Gunther


Steve (Lacr0bat) as Master Jonir, Sir Charles Campbell, Enemy Soldier and Group


Logan (Chips36) as Marek, Teenage Boy, and Group


Elizabeth as Dragon Lord Siobhan, Sarah, and Group


Thornrage as Dragon Lord Jero Oraci and Robert


Brian D. Taylor as Enemy Commander


David Peters as Guard Bob


Stephen J. Goldman as John



Cipheruzmad as Lord British and Barek of the Old Gods


And Starring

Asclepius as The Great Storyweaver 

The New Britannia Theater Troupe

September 19 2014

Echoes from the Cavern 09.19.2014

Echoes from the Cavern 09.19.2014

Hello everyone. This is the newscast for 09.19.2014. Sir Frank and I had a wonderful time talking to Steven J Goldman, producer extraordinaire and member of the Space Bards and the Recap Band. Apologies in advance if parts of the interview are disjointed – my internet dropped out four times during the session!! Made for some interesting and challenging editing afterwards, trying to get something that sounded consistent. We had a great time and learned a lot – hope you enjoy!

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September 19 2014

An away mission – some updates at the Echoes

So it is with sad tidings I must report that we will be without Lord Balrdith for a while. He has some life type crap that is going to keep him away for awhile. We wish him lick in his time of difficulties and will await for him patiently!

Meanwhile his First officer Asclepius is going to hold the captain seat for us. Myself as the science officer will fill in the role of first officer a bit more often and help Asclepius do some of the news casts. Tonight Sir Frank is going to be taking that role. Meanwhile we still have the rest of the team all yelling “If im wearing a red shirt I am NOT going with you guys!”. Ok, sorry if you did not get the joke.

So bear with us while Lord Baldrith is away. Things should be running as normal for the most part. We have a couple of dates that may be a bit of a challenge to figure out yet, but the show will continue!!

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September 18 2014

Mark’s Tales of the Unremarkable, No 1 – by Vyrin – Narrated by Asclepius

Hello everyone, this is Asclepius, with a great little story from Vyrin, entitled

Mark’s Tales of the Unremarkable, No 1.

This is a prequel to a number of tales which we will be featuring in future episodes. Background music is “Step by Step, by Smartsound.

Mark’s Tales of the Unremarkable, Number 1

Hello reader, my name is Mark. The first unremarkable tale I will tell is me. You see, I just woke up in the Vale one day. No light, no disorientation, no unexplainable phenomena. I went to bed one day back in my apartment, and woke up in the Vale, wherever this is. My first thoughts here were pretty straightforward. I figured I had to find something to eat and a place to live and that’s what I did. I stumbled onto an abandoned cottage outside Owl’s Head with four walls and a solid roof. I’m still hoping the owners are gone, not dead really, just not coming back.

Since I was a court reporter, I figured I could offer my services as a scribe. Lord Enmar and a few other nobles give me work now and then. I don’t need much so it’s a steady job. To fill my time I travel around and talk to all the other unremarkable people of the Vale. For some reason I feel I have more in common with them than my outlander brethren. I’m not the type to stare off into the distance with my chin upraised and a furrowed brow. Nor do I feel like crafting stories fraught with breathless enthusiasm for adventure. There are mundane things here too and this world is more than a playground for those of us from elsewhere.

All I know is that if you’re still reading, you must not have much to do with your time. That makes you pretty unremarkable too.

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September 18 2014

The Cure, by the Vagabond – Part 1- narrated by Isaiah

Hello everyone, this is Aclepius, with another wonderful story narrated by Isaiah. It is entitled
The Cure, by the Vagabond, part 1.
Background music is “Lurid Delusion” by Matthew Pablo, at

The Cure, by The Vagabond (Part 1 of 2)

I’ve lived on the streets for months now after I wrote my other letters. Now that I’ve written about my dealings with the Obsidian order to warn people, the thoughts have been getting worse. I fear there will be no escape from this terror I am feeling inside. It is miserable, and I feel like I’m on the edge of an endless and eternal suffering. Killing myself may lead to worse suffering if the Order has some how magically has a hold on my soul.

There seems to be no way out. I’ve known of alchemists that use herbs to quite the thoughts of madmen. I didn’t want to go to them because I know that I am fine except for the fact that the Obsidians are pushing evil thoughts into my head. Not only thoughts, but they manipulate my mind so that I feel unexplainable rage, and dysphoria that felt like an inward fire mixed with unending weakness and the feeling of not wanting to move, and yet not moving makes me feel worse.

That’s it! I’m going to an alchemist. I thought that maybe if I went along with the Obsisians’ plot to make me look crazy, that they would leave me alone. It couldn’t hurt. In fact if I pretended that I believed I was crazy then maybe the Obsidians would stop wasting their time with me. Maybe they will let me live in peace so that I don’t talk about them again. I should never have spoken openly about them. The strange thing is my wife found me, because she was worried about me, and she wanted to help me go to one of the alchemists for help. I knew this was a setup by the Obsidian Order, but at this point I was suffering so much I didn’t care. I knew she would tell the alchemist that I was crazy and totally twist what happened so that she looked right, and I looked crazy, but I was fine with that at this point.

We traveled to Kingsport and I found one of the alchemists in the town. Lots of crazies travel through there due to the fighting on the nearby island. When I entered the house of the alchemist he asked me what I was experiencing. I was fearful to be honest. I didn’t want to break any more rules of secrecy. Also right before I began speaking I could hear several mounted people riding by the house. I knew how the Order sends indirect messages, and I knew that the sound of the horses was there way of letting me know they had troupes watching me in case I said something wrong. So I told him that I always feel bad, and I have uncontrollable thoughts and miserable feelings.

Then my wife looked at me, and said “That isn’t all of it…

To be continued

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September 17 2014

Shattered – written and narrated by Amber Raine

Hello everyone; here is another exquisite poem written and narrated by Amber Raine; it is entitled


Background music “Lover’s Touch” by Smartsound.

Here is the text:

Shattered, my emotions in pieces on the floor
Broken, my heart begging for you to adore
Fractured, my smile ceases to be
Splintered, my memories of us wishing to be created and set free
Aching, my arms wishing to embrace you ever so tight
Starless, my dreams empty without you each night
Take these scattered puzzle pieces of what is left of me
From your hands to the table combine them if it is meant to be
Fear to speak my love for you leave it to be left unknown
Piece them together if you wish building the image which is shown
Turned and placed this piece indeed does fit into there
Each secret I have locked away becoming clearer, do you dare?
Continue filling the gaps the picture matching the display
My heart once again becoming complete with each piece that is played
Last piece now rests trembling and volatile within your shaking hand
Do you dare finish the puzzle or place it aside, your choice depicts where we stand.

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September 14 2014

Forbidden Love – written and Narrated by Amber Raine

Hello everyone, this is another powerful and emotional poem written and narrated by Amber Raine, of Avatars Radio, entitled

Forbidden Love

Background music is “Romance Sonata” by Smartsound. Here is the text:

Forbidden Love, by Amber Raine

Aimless in the darkness of the abyss,
Elvin and Dragon, the one to be two
Let me escape this loneliness
Fend off these cravings for you

Restricted to this fate
Blood-red tears on morning dew
My life turned upside down
Forbidden is love, with or without you

Previously finding peaceful insanity
You break my walls, I let you inside
Your face remains to haunt me
I shall die here my love, freedom denied

Erratic now is my sensibility
Save me from this pain of day
Your draconian wings to set me free
Our forbidden love will find a way.

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September 14 2014

Sebastian Comes of Age – written by Boomer – Narrated by Asclepius

Hello everyone, this is Asclepius, with a great story from Boomer, entitled

Sebastian Comes of Age

Background music “Blackmoor Tides” and “Soliloquy”, by Matthew Pablo at

The only memory Sebastian had from his former life was of his mother desperately holding on to his dying father as the ship heeled over from the enormous wind. The decks ran red with the blood of slain seamen, while skeletal warriors raised gory swords in salute to the black-robed wizard commanding their actions. The ship’s wheel had been commandeered by a skeleton, festooned with the tatters of a rotting naval uniform. This monstrosity had put the wheel hard over, steering the doomed vessel onto the roiling surf of the reef. Its fleshless skull was arched back, jaws agape in a macabre imitation of joy. Sebastian’s mother’s magic was holding back the vaporous stream of life-sucking black that swirled between her and the wizard.

A moment of distraction had been enough to end the fight. Sebastian had slid across the deck towards the tumultuous sea. In a blink his mother had shifted her attention and saved his life by casting him onto the beach while the blackness had engulfed her.

Now ten years later, Sebastian celebrated this day as his birthday, the day he was found by some villagers from Kingsport. Most of the wording on the water and blood soaked documents found on him was illegible. “Sebastian _____, aged six, beware Grand _____ Quel___” were the only words that remained.

For most of these ten years the villagers had treated him well. None had adopted him. The evidence of magic with his origins had provoked too much fear. Innkeeper Abbot had, however, set up a small room at the Hearth Inn in exchange for cleaning chores and killing rats in the sewers. Alchemist Julia had encouraged his reading skills and Merchant Nache had generously bought all the cotton he could gather.

Lately, though, hordes of skeletal warriors were preventing him from making any excursions into the sewers. Out of town, the trails and woods he know so well were occupied by hostile elves. In the deep woods, centaurs ruled. In the mountains, giant spiders roamed. Now that Sebastian was 16, villagers were starting to believe that he was somehow instrumental in the arrival of these infestations. Many villagers were starting to treat him with disrespect, especially Mayor Hargrove and some of the guards. Joining Anton and the smugglers seemed all but inevitable.

But then he found out that elves carry gold.

(to be continued)

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September 14 2014

The Pain Within, the Pain Without – written and narrated by Amber Raine

Hello everyone. This is a beautiful and dark poem written and performed by Amber Raine. Background music is “Lover’s Touch/Missing you” by Smartsound.

Here is the text:

The Pain within, the Pain without, by Amber Raine

Black as nightmares are my dreams
Pure starless darkness is my night
Creating tainted fake smiles, my heart so broken
Nothing any longer worth the fight.

Black as eclipses are my tears
Blinding behind my bleeding eyes
No rainbows, no golden rays shall reappear
No-one else will she hold so dear

Black are my deepest thoughts
Violently wandering in my head
Can no longer draw the picture to connect the dots
No longer knowing the difference between good and bad

Black has become my world
Pitch-dark outside and in
All the vortexes have become swirled
No more shadows to hide within

Black is all that shall ever remain
I let go, forever releasing him.
I am fighting no more
From behind my personal black prison door.

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