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Actual play D&D 5e each week from The Bard's Bounty! Murder mysteries meet fantasy game play with compelling characters and a diverse voice cast. The far northern city of Mirabar abounds with politics, adventure, corruption, and magic! www.bardsbounty.com

Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch30
#30
Last Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Season 2 comes to a thrilling and unexpected conclusion, replete with lost love, betrayal, and choices that will shape everything that is to come after. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch29
#29
Last Friday at 5:00 PM

The battle in the chambers below Mirabar continues. The Book of All Known is something that nobody expected, and now they don't expect to survive. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch28
#28
03/30/2021

Confronted by the mystery of puzzle that keeps them from the final chamber of the UnderCity, the dwarves experiment with combination after combination to gain the room within. But even if they get past the barrier, what kinds of secrets lie buried there? 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch27
#27
03/23/2021

The dwarves of Lastgate Investigations are on the doorstep of their final goal: the chamber that contains The Book Of All Known! But it will be a fight (and perhaps a puzzle) to enter. And what they find when they arrive will be confounding and destructive. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch26
#26
03/17/2021

Closing in on the center of the UnderCity caverns, the dwarves reach a point of temptation that will potentially separate friends from foes and test the relationships of the last two adventures. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch25
#25
03/08/2021

Going ever deeper into the tunnels under the city, the dwarves combat depth-dwelling horrors, and begin to worry about the scariest prospect of all: betrayal. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch24
#24
03/01/2021

As the dwarves of Lastgate Investigations head back down into the tunnels of the UnderCity, they are surrounded on all sides by dangers, both from creatures of destruction, and from friends with only the best of intentions. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch23
#23
02/23/2021

In the wake of a crushing defeat, the dwarves find unexpected allies in the caverns below the city. Everything comes at a cost however, and they soon find themselves with new obligations that may come back to haunt them later. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch22
#22
02/14/2021

Deep beneath Mirabar, the dwarves of Lastgate Investigations are in the fight of their lives against demonic forces. The results will change them forever. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch21
#21
02/03/2021

The dwarves of Lastgate Investigations have made their way into the deep catacombs under Mirabar in search of the Book of All Known. But they are not the only ones in search of this deadly tome, and the combat will be fast and fierce down under the earth. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch20
#20
01/27/2021

Having returned to their home base, Lastgate Investigations now has to deal with the fallout from their botched mission, and make preparations to delve deep beneath the city. Who else is searching for the Book of All Known? And what other enemies will they encounter under the streets of Mirabar? 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch19
#19
01/20/2021

Freedom is within their grasp on the top floor of City Hall. But the members of the heist team will find that a safe getaway can be simultaneously so near and yet so far. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch18
#18
01/13/2021

Trapped in the bowels of City Hall, Lastgate, Helja, and Murdermead will have to cut a path back to freedom. Meanwhile outside, their companions attempt a daring ruse to buy them time. But is it all for naught? 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch17
#17
01/11/2021

Lastgate, Murdermead, and Helja are headed into the City Hall Archives in disguise. But they will soon realize that getting IN was never going to be the problem...

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch16
#16
12/30/2020

Wheels are in motion for the sneak on City Hall. But the best laid plans of dwarves and spiders often go astray, or can be dashed by an unforseen encounter. Complications of all kinds may emerge before the dwarves can make their way through those most dangerous doors to the Archives below. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch15
#15
12/16/2020

Ferret Hart of the Harpers helps the dwarves of Lastgate Investigations to plan a heist on one of the most intimidating, secure targets in all the north: city hall of Mirabar! They'll need all the luck they can get to procure an illegal map of the UnderCity out from under the "nose" of mayor "Gustav Greybeard". 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch14
#14
12/09/2020

Heading back to Mirabar, the party now faces multiple allies who need their help, as well as the challenge of finding The Book of All Known in the caverns below the city. But the key to the task may prove to be their most dangerous task yet. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch13
#13
12/02/2020

The party is split at the moment, as the lads head up into the hills to gain answers over an ancient campfire in a tribal lodge of the old powers. Meanwhile Helja takes on an enemy one on one that would be a test for the entire party. Are big changes coming? 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch12
#12
11/25/2020

After surviving a pitched underwater battle, the dwarves of Lastgate Investigations now have to piece together the clues, even if they lead to uncomfortable places. The trail now takes them up into the Sybilline Hills, where magic as old as these lands can provide answers, or destruction. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch11
#11
11/18/2020

It's a full combat episode as the five dwarves of Lastgate Investigations battle the monster in the volcanic lake! Even if they survive, has it all been for nothing? 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch10
#10
11/11/2020

Cort's mysterious past is revealed, but only raises further questions. Meanwhile Moradin the forge-priest has finished his water craft. The salvage mission in the volcanic lake may bring forth needed clues, or it could lead to the loss of a beloved party member. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch9
#9
11/04/2020

The party splits up (ALWAYS a good idea!) as some head to the lake shore to solve the problem of raising the sunken boat, while the erstwhile cleric attempts to deconstruct the summoning circle in the sage Filny's lab. But he may have bitten off more than he can chew, and he's only one dwarf alone. Is this the end of Moradin? 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch8
#8
10/28/2020

Lastgate attempts to commune with his patron to get answers to some burning questions, but is he prepared to pay the price that such actions can exact? Questions about the tag-along Cort deepen. And what secrets are held in the sage Filnius' long-abandoned library? Shadows in mysteries wrapped in conundrums. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch7
#7
10/21/2020

The keys to the mystery of the Book of All Known may lie in a sage's lab out in the wilderness. The dwarves of Lastgate Investigations have found it, but the location is surrounded by secrets, and a dark past that will shock them all.  And their new companion may be more than he seems. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch6
#6
10/14/2020

The battle on the western road continues as the dwarves are ambushed by the advanced forces of the Brood of Shakal. And a new combatant has entered the fray, but do they have a new ally, or a new and powerful enemy? 

Video of the Roll20 combat can be viewed at https://www.twitch.tv/videos/769833517 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch5
#5
10/07/2020

In the search for clues to the location of the Book of All Known, the dwarves head west to the shores of Lake Illumin, near the base of an active volcano. What mysteries await them there at the scene of a recent natural disaster? They have to make it there alive first. And the the demons of Shakal's Brood stand in their way. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch4
#4
09/30/2020

One of the powers of Mirabar has summoned the dwarves of Lastgate Investigations, with an assignment and a debt to be paid. With so many conflicting objectives and instructions, maybe the best thing for Helja, Jamez, Moradin, Lastgate, and Murdermead, is to get out of town for a while where it will be. . . . safer? 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch3
#3
09/23/2020

The path to the Book of All Known lies outside of Mirabar, as the companions prepare for a journey eastward to a recently-active volcano on the shores of a poison lake. But there is much to do before embarking on what will surely be a dangerous road. There are changes, introductions, and new family members to be found. 

Note: all episodes recorded via Discord. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch2
#2
09/16/2020

After narrowly surviving a demonic attack outside Silvertongue's offices, the dwarves take a day to regroup, only to find that other interested parties have their sights set on The Book of All Known. How will they manage conflicting debts and opposed loyalties? 

Note: recorded via Discord. As always, thanks to Wizards of the Coast for the use of the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition content. 

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Murder In Mirabar, S2 Ch1
#1
09/09/2020

The second season starts with a bang as the five dwarves of Lastgate Investigations search Tullius Silvertongue's office to unravel his disappearance. What they find will kick off a new adventure that will lead them into a deeper and darker (and more fiery!) level of danger!

Note: as always, this episode was recorded remotely via Discord and we thank Wizards of the Coast for their open-sourcing of the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition content. 

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Murder In Mirabar, Chapter 30
#30
08/26/2020

Season 1 ends with a climactic murder trial, stunning revelations, a dangerous confrontation, and choices presented to all the five dwarves of Lastgate Investigations. Mirabar will never be the same again!

Note: this episode was recorded remotely at multiple locations using Discord. As always, we thank Wizards of the Coast for the free use of the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition content. 

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Murder In Mirabar, Chapter 29
#29
08/19/2020

Lastgate Investigations takes on the forces of corruption and evil in the final battle! Or is it? Surprising alliances and enemies abound as the first season winds down to the end on the morning of the trial. 

Note: this episode was recorded using Discord for audio, Roll20 for combat gaming, and as always we thank Wizards of the Coast for the use of the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition content. 

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Murder In Mirabar, Chapter 28
#28
08/12/2020

The mystery of the murder seems solved, but is it too late? With Septimus in danger and treachery revealed at the highest levels of Mirabar, five dwarves stand in the way of total chaos, as the city holds its breath. 

Note: this episode was recorded using Discord. As always, we thank Wizards of the Coast for the use of the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition content. 

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Murder In Mirabar, Chapter 27
#27
08/05/2020

The trial is tomorrow!! Has Tullius Silvertongue constructed a defense that can save Septimus from the headsman's axe? And can the dwarves of Lastgate Investigations survive until then after all the enemies they have made in the last two weeks? 

Note: this episode was recorded using Discord. Combat was facilitated with Roll20. As always, we thank Wizards of the Coast for the use of D&D 5e content. 

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Murder In Mirabar, Chapter 26
#26
07/29/2020

The city of Mirabar is recovering from a brutal attack. While the dwarves of Lastgate Investigations think they know who is responsible, they will first have to consider their own safety, as well as the balance of power within the city walls. And the trial is only 48 hours away. 

Note: this episode recorded using Discord. As always, we thank Wizards of the Coast for the use of the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition content. 

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Murder In Mirabar, Chapter 25
#25
07/22/2020

Mirabar is in chaos as terror and espionage explode in the center of the city. Below, Helja finds an unexpected ally, but alliances among the Zhentarim can be short-lived. 

Note: This episode was recorded using Discord. As always, we thank Wizards of the Coast for the use of the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition content. 

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Murder In Mirabar, Chapter 24
#24
07/15/2020

Back down in the Rosehandle Mine the dwarves engage in delicate negotiations, all while searching for Millavant's laboratory. Even if they find what they need, will it be too late? 

Note: this episode was recorded using Discord. As always, we thank Wizards of the Coast for the use of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition materials. 

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Murder In Mirabar, Chapter 23
#23
07/08/2020

The return to Rosehandle Mine is full of unexpected combat and mystery. Who is friend and who is foe? It's not always easy to tell in the heat of battle. 

Note: This episode was recorded using Discord. As always, we thank Wizards of the Coast for the use of the Dungeons and Dragons 5E content. 

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Murder In Mirabar, Chapter 22
#22
07/01/2020

As Helja figures out her next move after a desperate action in a moment of panic, Lastgate probes Septimus' mind for forgotten memories and clues. Does everything lead back to a return trip to the Rosehandle family mine? 

Note: due to social distancing protocols, this episode was recorded using Discord. As always, we thank Wizards of the Coast for the use of the D&D 5e content. 

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Murder In Mirabar, Chapter 21
#21
06/24/2020

All the clues seem to be in place, but knowing who murdered Broadbase Rosehandle is one thing, proving it may be quite another. Meanwhile, Helja has her loyalty to the Zhentarim tested, and may be due for a change of scenery. 

Note: this episode was recorded via Discord. As always, we thank Wizards of the Coast for the use of the D&D 5e content. 

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