VOK 258: The Silmarillion Re-Read Part 9 (Of the Third Age & The Rings of Power)


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave conclude their Silmarillion re-read series with Part 9 in which we cover the final section of The Silmarillion, “Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age”.  Join Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Shane (Easttexasdirewolf) & lurker extraordinaire Amber (Amberrocks) as we cover thousands of years of history in 50 minutes.

We tackle the tough questions:
– Was Sauron truly redeemable?
– How much power did Sauron wield through the Rings of Power?
– What happens to all those beautiful ships that sail to Valinor on their one-way voyage?
– How long do you roll your “r”s when pronouncing Saurrrrrrron?

Edited by Greg

Episode Art: “Sauron Forging the One Ring” by Ted Nasmith

Audiobook clips are from “The Silmarillion: Unabridged” by J.R.R. Tolkien, read by Martin Shaw, copyright 1998 by Random House Audio.

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VoK 257: Battlestar Galactica ReWatch (Part One)


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Join Wargasm, ClaudiusTheFool, Bina007, EastTexasDireWolf, Shoeshiner, DrownedSnow, and Jeff14 as they begin VoK’s epic re-watch of Battlestar Galactica. This podcast covers both episodes of the BSG Miniseries.

Warning: Contains spoilers for the 2003 Battlestar Galactica miniseries and contains spoilers for the full 75 episode run of the 2004-2009 Battlestar Galactica TV series at the close of the show. 

Credits:
Edited by Wargasm

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VoK 256: H. H. Holmes


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Join Matt (Varley), Thomas (FTWard) and Bina007 as they discuss the infamous nineteenth century fraudster, bigamist and serial killer, H. H. Holmes. Music credit:  The Flaming Lips, Bad Days.

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VoK 255: Whiteraven Is All About Horses aka The ASOIAF Linear Re-read Part 11


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Welcome to the eleventh installment of the Great Linear ASOIAF Re-read. In this episode we cover chapters from the first half of December 298 in A Game Of Thrones. These are Jon 5, 6 and 7, Bran 6 and Dany 6, in which news of Ned’s predicament reaches The Wall, The Undead rise, Robb sets off for the South and Dany suffers an attempt on her life.  Listen to the Vassals discuss the dirty sheets of the Lord Commander, the many prophesies of Jon and Sam’s horn, ooh-er missus!  But remember the podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all known works in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Also the aftershow starts at 1hr 55m.

The hosts for this episode are Adam (Drowned Snow); Brett (Whiteraven); Casey (blue-eyed-queen); Matt (Varley on the Forums); Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall); Peter (PetyrSlaylish15); Scott (Shaggydog); Steve (Steveontheforums); and Tanja (Scilens).

For listeners playing along at home, the next episode will cover the rest of December 298: Sansa 5, Cat 8, Ned 15, Tyrion 7 and Dany 7.

Picture credit: The APOIAF Artbook of Game of Thrones, as drawn by Dani Parla Tor. Edited by Adam.

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VoK 254: The World of Ice and Fire – The Bones and Beyond


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In their third and final foray into the lands beyond the Sunset Kingdom, the Vassals scale the daunting Bone Mountains to explore the fabled kingdoms of Eastern Essos.

Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Greg (claudiusthefool), Augustine (linecom1), Michael (Khal Wadege), and lurker extraordinaire Amber (Amberrocks) as they ponder zorse morphology, colour-coded emperors, spiteful gods, necromancy diets, and how to get those stubborn grease stains out of your black stone monolith.

With the help of Maester Yandel, they also speculate (wildly) on the future events of the novels, and the various real-world historical allusions scattered throughout the compendium.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

11:00 – The Bone Mountains
31:42 – The Plains of the Jogos Nhai
46:38 – Yi Ti
1:20:46 – Leng
1:28:41 – Asshai and Beyond!
1:52:46 – Lomas Longstrider’s Wonders
1:57:45 – Martin and Orientalism
2:07:56 – Aftershow

This podcast is part of series of in-depth discussions covering all of the various sections of The World of Ice and Fire (by George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia & Linda Antonsson). Stay tuned to VOK for lots more installments!

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Music owned by MGM

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Links:
VoK 175: The World of Ice and Fire – The Free Cities
VoK 186: The World of Ice and Fire – Sothoryos & Central Essos
The World of Ice and Fire (Amazon page)
The Lands of Ice and Fire (hi-res map)

VoK 253: The Ricky-Bobby School of Politics aka The Great Linear ASOIAF Re-read Part 10


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N+L=J; Pissing Off To Dragonstone; a Westerosi Order 66 and the hotness of Septa Mordane?  It can only be the VOK Linear Re-read, as hosted by Bina007, Brett (Whitehaven), Nadia, Noah (Pops88), Scott (Shaggydog) and Steve-on-the-forums!

In this episode we cover  the events of the week of October 19th 298 in Ned 12 through 14, Arya 4 and Sansa 4, in which Robert and Syrio die, Arya bests her first man with steel and Sansa snitches.

The aftershow starts at 2hr 10m, and for listeners playing along at home, the next episode will cover Jon 5 through 7, Bran 6 and Dany 6.

Picture credit: The APOIAF Artbook of Game of Thrones, as drawn by the Podcast Queen, Mimi Mieville.  Music credits: Alpine Universe and Slow Club.

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VoK 252: Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)


Lead them or fall! Inquisitors Zach (Alias), Peter (Shellfish), Paul (Pod’s Plight), Katie (Lady Griffin), Bing (Shoeshiner), and Jeff (jeff14) return to Thedas for the third installment in BioWare’s epic fantasy roleplaying series: Dragon Age: Inquisition.

  • 1:00 – Introductions and Icebreakers
  • 13:00 – Combat and Mechanics
  • 38:00 – Story
  • 1:23: 00 – Characters
  • 1:53:00 – Trespasser DLC

Music:

‘I Am The One’ (Instrumental)  by Raney Shockne and Nick Stoubis

‘Sera Was Never’ by Raney Shockne, Nick Stoubis, and Elizaveta Khripounova

‘Rise’ by Raney Shockne, Nick Stoubis, and Elizaveta Khripounova

???? by Trevor Morris

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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