VOK 173: The Legend of Korra (“Kuvira’s Gambit” Review)


The end is nigh, Vassals! Join Katie (Lady Griffin), Zach (Alias), Stephanie (gsdg), Amin, and Michal (inkasrain) as they call the caterers and return their wedding gifts in this week’s review of S4E11: “Kuvira’s Gambit.”

Edited by Katie

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VOK 172: The Silmarillion Re-read (Part 4) – The Beginning of the End


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave continue our Silmarillion re-read in which we cover chapters 13-18 of the Quenta Silmarillion; “Of the Return of the Noldor” through “Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin”.

The Noldor have a few bright spots and shining moments before everything starts to go downhill in their ceaseless war against Morgoth.  We visit the hidden city of Gondolin and follow Maeglin the clinically depressed Elf as he tackles his daddy issues and falls in love with his cousin.  Men finally show up on the scene and join the fight; and we get one of the most awesome and bittersweet scenes in the book in which Fingolfin challenges Morgoth to single combat with the expected results.

Hosts Greg, Matt, Alix, Shane, Brett & Matthieu explore all this and various tangents including having several lessons on pronunciation, debate the wingspan of the great eagles, who would win in a fight; Gimli or The Mountain, and why didn’t the eagles just fly the damn ring right to Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings.

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Edited by Greg

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VOK 171: The Legend of Korra (“Operation Beifong” Review)


The Vassals are really just here for the fights this week. Michal (inkasrain), Katie (Lady Griffin), Stephanie (gsgd), Zach (Alias), and Matthieu (Beric175) crowd together for a rambling recap, rousing political debate, paternity tests… and a discussion of S4E10, “Operation BeiFong.”

Edited by Michal

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VoK 170: GamerGate


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In Part 2 of VOK’s Women and Geek Culture series, hosts Alias, Beric175, inkasrain, No True Lady and Valkyrist bring passion, opinions and insight to GamerGate, the controversy that’s taken the internet by storm.

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VoK 169: The Legend of Korra (“Beyond The Wilds” Review)


The Vassals didn’t mean to poke it with a stick! Zach (Alias), Michal (inkasrain), and Katie (Lady Griffin) contemplate bad decisions and Zaheer’s sexy-sexy hair from their goo cocoons in this week’s review of S4E09: “Beyond The Wilds.”

Edited by Katie

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VoK 168: The Kingkiller Chronicle (by Patrick Rothfuss)


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The Vassals pay their jots and take a seat in The Eolian to discuss the first two books in Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle series, The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. Sympathy, Tinkers, the Amyr, and the Chandrian are discussed, as well as the story’s principle characters. They also take a look at the many theories the books have spawned and what they might mean for the final installment.

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Edited by Zach (Alias)
Hosts: Brett (White Raven), Michael (Mordion), Sif (reg.roone), Chris (Issen), and Zach (Alias)
Music from Mark Haas’ The Name of the Wind: The Unofficial Soundtrack

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