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30th Dec 2023

00. [Part 2] A Blight in Yosemite National Park

Hello Adventurers~! Welcome to The Storyteller Squad! ✨🍂🍁📖🎲🍂✨

Yosemite National Park is afflicted with a monstrous fungal Blight. Our heroes team up with a mysterious and magically inexperienced new ally(?) to fight for the forest. Let’s hope they still have somewhere to finish the rest of their camping vacation in the end. This episode wraps up our two-part story bridging Season 2 and Season 3 of our Autumn Falls campaign. 

We’ve intentionally tried to make this two-part story a good spot for new listeners to start with. But! If you’d like to listen to our recaps of Seasons 1 & 2, for a little more context and backstory about our beloved heroes and how they become friends, check those out here - 


Season 1 - https://thestorytellersquad.com/episode/the-storyteller-squad-season-1-recap


Season 2 - https://thestorytellersquad.com/episode/the-storyteller-squad-season-2-recap


Or, you can jump all the way back to the beginning of this story, with Episode 1: Origins in Autumn Falls - https://thestorytellersquad.com/episode/1-origins-in-autumn-falls


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Music: 

“The Shadow” by Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen

“A Lesson in Vengeance” by Experia

“Dark Dripping” by Charles Holme

“Catching Up With Time” by Eoin Mantell

“Don’t Let It Get You Down” by Dream Cave

“One Last Drama” by Philip Ayers

“Intense Thrill” by Bonnie Grace

“Hidden Identity” by Dream Cave

“Covering New Grounds” by Jon Bjōrk

“Triumph Hill” by Bonnie Grace

“Damien’s Theme” by Radovan Jekic

“In Abundance” by Edgar Hopp

“Farewell Brave Friend” by Adriel Fair

“They’ll Build a Statue of Us” by Adriel Fair 

“Final Target in Sight” by Trailer Worx

“Army of Angels” by Edgar Hopp

“Peacekeepers” by Dream Cave

“Whole Lot Worse (Instrumental Version)” by Sture Zetterberg

“Hordes” by Jo Wandrini

“For Those Who Fight” by Dream Cave

“When Darkness Returns” by Dream Cave

“The Reaping” by Jon Bjōrk

“Last Man Standing” by Dream Cave

“Point of No Regrets” by Eoin Mantell

“The Triumph” by Edgar Hopp

“Follow Him” by Alan Carlson-Green

“Knight’s Templar” by Adriel Fair 

“Stellar Paradox” by Adriel Fair

“Human Revolution” by Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen

“Survival of the Bravest” by Dream Cave

“Forever to Run” by Howard Harper-Barnes

“The Story Begins” by Hampus Naeselius

“Leap of Faith” by Edgar Hopp

“A Million Upheavals” by Edgar Hopp

“Apollo” by Dream Cave

“Colossus” by Dream Cave

“Titans” by Dream Cave

“It’s Almost Spring Back Home” by Adriel Fair

“Soft Expectations” by Gold In June

“Safe Space” by Million Eyes

“Particles” by David Celeste

“I Get Up” by Shiver Disk

“Lonely Hearts” by Gavin Luke

“Engulfed in Light” by Clarence Reed

“Premium Approach” by Jon Sumner

“There Are No Heroes” by Philip Ayers

“The Wilderness” by George’s Town

“Starlings” by August Wilhelmsson

“The Folk” by Isaac Williams


Music Tracks and SFX courtesy of: Epidemic Sound (www.epidemicsound.com), Monument Studios, and Dark Fantasy Studios

Tracks by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) 

Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License

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About the Podcast

The Storyteller Squad
Let's have an adventure~!
Hello Adventurers~! The Storyteller Squad is a narrative driven actual play podcast. Our cast use roleplaying games and cooperative improvisation to weave stories together. Join our heroes, as they discover the magic, mystery, and vibrant characters who populate the supernatural world of our story. If you're seeking epic tales of adventure, healthily mixed with slice of life and queer themes of love and friendship, then settle in for the "10 Hours Lofi and Chill for Autumnal Lesbians and Witchy Cryptids" storytelling that is our show. Let's... have an adventure~!

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Storyteller Squad

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Hello Adventurers~! The Storyteller Squad is a narrative driven actual play podcast. Our cast use roleplaying games and cooperative improvisation to weave stories together. Join our heroes, as they discover the magic, mystery, and vibrant characters who populate the supernatural world of our story. If you're seeking epic tales of adventure, healthily mixed with slice of life and queer themes of love and friendship, then settle in for the "10 Hours Lofi and Chill for Autumnal Lesbians and Witchy Cryptids" storytelling that is our show. Let's... have an adventure~!

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Felicity Starnbrook

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Felicity has always seen things differently than most. Quite literally she can see and speak to the spirits of nature that populate the Earth. This has made it hard for her to connect with others and make friends, but luckily she’s never been truly alone, thanks to her companions Ghostie and Tom. When Felicity becomes friends with the other hunters, you don’t need to be clairvoyant to know that her life will be changed for the better.

Bethany Miller

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Bethany is a lot. Not many people can handle her disarming intensity, or her razor insight for interpersonal relationships. Bethany may be “just a normal human” when she learns of the supernatural nature of her world, but only a complete fool would miss that Bethany’s magic often shines brighter than any spell. Even so, what could a former sorority president have to offer a group of monster hunters?

Damien Edgecrest

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Damien exists to want things. As a Demon of Envy, the core of his being is a distilled need to possess things that others have. Clothes, knick-knacks, experiences, personality traits, whatever! Damien’s fascination with humans and all the things they enjoy by living on the Earth means his attention and focus are constantly shifting from one must have thing to the next. Can the other hunters befriend and learn to trust such a chaotic and unpredictable being?

Hugo Rashaad

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Hugo is thoughtful and level-headed. A man of few, but decisive words, he guards secrets with an astonishing amount of discipline. Curious then, how a quiet nerdy docent of the Autumn Falls Natural History Museum became involved in the business of monster hunting.

Raven Eugenia

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Raven has always been observant. A bit of an introvert, she’s gotten very good at watching others and seeing how patterns connect. When the creatures and events talked about on the message boards of her paranormal blog turn out to be more than works of creative fiction, what is a tech-savvy goth supposed to do? Like it or not, Raven will soon discover a world that is more magical than she ever imagined.

Aidan Brightwood

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Aidan is here to help, whether she’s giving kind words and an attentive ear to the patrons of the Maple Leaf Diner, or creating a barrier of pure celestial energy to protect the other hunters. A celestial of mysterious origins, Aidan’s commitment to protecting others means facing danger without hesitation, but several lifetimes of protecting others is bound to take its toll. Aidan might be able to heal the other hunters of their injuries, but can they manage to help this lonely angel heal from her scars?

Agent Whittaker

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Agent Whittaker is a man of focus and action. As a member of the Eastey Agency, Whittaker faces each mission knowing he has the support of a team of experts behind him. Perhaps the only thing this British veteran of monster hunting and paranormal investigation wasn’t prepared for, was befriending a group of young adults from a small rural town in the Pacific Northwest. How will this solo secret agent adjust to being part of a team?