IN WHICH Rufus Snugg brings guns to a sword fight. Boom.
Your host largely restrains his instinct to musical bombast, but this episode does feature God’s Breath from Paradise Lost as the roll-out, with Danielle Erin Rhodes, Martin Sola, Michael Marcotte, and Kevin T. Collins, and MaryAnn Ivan on Keys.
In Finery Valley, Basil sets new plans in motion–now assisting the White Knights. Rufus expresses his earnest desire for the biggest boomstick that money can buy, and also a pony. Two fresh armies arrive in the valley, and Colonel Ratwurst finds not all to his liking. Daven spills new secrets to Rufus, and Rufus backs Devi into a corner with an irresistible request.
Here in podcast land, the White Knights occupying Hog Hurst learn the wonder and terror of The Backbeat, and the goblins of the Gray Kingdom have a thumping good time. Jonny is briefly a lawyer, but he recovers quickly. King Simon discovers that he is not alone.
The good citizens of Uellodon experience black comedy and just regular old blackness. En route from the Finery Valley to Hog Hurst, Captain Whiffle and his band of mercenaries encounter festively decorated former comrades.