Aug 27, 2020
Content Warnings for this Episode
Throughout: Violence During a Public Event
00:00 - 20:30: Disrespect of the Dead, Implied Disrespect of a Dead Body
1:41:00 - End: Death, Deliberation about Character Sacrifice, Suicide by Sacrifice, Immolation, Violence During a Public Event,
Hey everyone, this has been a really heavy week: Wildfires across the western United States, Hurricane Laura in the Caribbean and gulf states, the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha and the murder of two Black Lives Matter protesters by Kyle Rittenhouse, all during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Given all of that, we wanted to be very upfront about the content of this week’s episode, which is also a pretty heavy one.
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Below the amber leaves of
Goldcrown, masses gather to pay respect to a fallen hero who is
more pyrite than gold. And above them, pallid yellow clouds gather
in fallow anticipation of what is to come: An event worthy of the
The whirring of aircraft blades to the east. The rumble of truck, unseen, to the west. And in the middle, SBBR, waiting to draw.
This week on PARTIZAN: A Cemetery for Heroes
The Knights of Order: Order towers over the world in both physicality and presence. Though it rests, without Elect, its blessed Hallows enact its will and search for one worthy to pilot it.
Crysanth Kesh (she/her): Third in line to the throne of Kesh. As Gabardine of the Curtain of Divinity, Crysanth is the highest ranking member of the Curtain on Partizan.
Brother Alard Cadmus: Knights of Order leader. Gruff, old, and determined, but understands Order better than any. Believes Order must be tamed .
The Verglaz Taiga: Wrapped around the northern latitudes of Partizan, the Verglaz is a beauty to take in, at least from the comfort of the palatial Kesh estates which dot its wooded expanses. Soon after Millennium Break’s capture of Cruciat, Kesh deployed what it and its allies in Nideo are calling a miracle that echoes those done by Logos Kantel one thousand years ago: the melting of the snows, and the emergence of a new, jungle biome, emerging from the rocky plains, snowy hills, and dense forests that were already in kesh territory.
Nooncrown: A holy cemetery located in the Estatelands of Kesh, where many elects, Princepts, Eidolons, and other heroes from across the principality are buried and watched over by the Divine Order and its cult.
Goldtown: An ad hoc village made that surrounds the southern half of Nooncrown, made up of Cruciat’s exiled bourgeois class.
Order: A massive and slumbering Divine, part monument, part knight. Abhors chaos. Seeks an elect.
Zenith-K Project Filigree: Delicate and light hollows, like leaves on the wind, built for long distance escort ops because they require little fuel and have low profiles. Humanoid with glider wings.
Zenith-K Project Pinnacle: Humanoid knight-mechs, similar in many ways to the Zenith-A Project Kosmos units that were designed for Apostolos, though without the distinctive curves, rear-jointed legs, and Apostolosian style. Have spears bolted to their right underarms and close range blades under their left. The spears are able to be used as a projectile with a coiled cable, allowing for the spatial manipulation of enemy hollows.
Memoria: A rare precious material with a high, natural storage capacity.
Clarified Memoria: The Sable Court has developed a process by which they “reveal” the truth of Memoria gems, which allows the already potent material to conjure and confer the miraculous.
The Eyes of the Exemplar: Special memoria that seem to be naturally clarified. Recovered from the now-abandoned Equiaxed Commune underneath Vigil City.
Primary Objective: Prevent Kesh from retrieving the shipment of clarified memoria also known as “The Eyes of the Exemplar.”
Secondary Objective: Successfully retrieve the Eyes of the Exemplar for Millennium Break.
Rules of Engagement: Hurt none of the funeral’s attendees. Do not wake Order, whatever you do.
Hosted by Austin Walker (@austin_walker)
Produced by Ali Acampora (@ali_west) and Austin Walker
Music by Jack de Quidt (available on bandcamp)
Text by Austin Walker
Cover Art by Craig Sheldon (@shoddyrobot)