63 The Singing Sword
The Singing Sword
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Air Date: May 23, 2016 Episode Link
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Hosts: Arnie, Chunt, Usidore Guests: Jak Vorpal and his Singing Sword
Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgi
Editor: Ryan DiGiorgi Theme Music: Andy Poland Logo: Allard Laban
Audio Assistance: Jason Knox, Production Assistance: Garrett Schultz
Sponsored by: Cards Against Humanity and Total War: Warhammer

Description

"Jak Vorpal, Foon’s Greatest Swordsman, returns with his weapon/companion The Singing Sword. They have…an interesting dynamic."

Summary

The goon companions are again joined by Jak Vorpal, former greatest swordsman of Foon, who announces he is now retiring from baking after accidentally poisoning the judges of the Great Foonish Bake-Off, the Oligarchs of Anarchos. Jak realizes he's only good at killing, and has unhappily become a swordsman again. He now carries his famous Singing Sword again, who is very happy to be in use again. Since coming out of retirement they have already had an adventure to Cloudlands(via vine/beanstalk), the fight the Carra Bears, who shoot energy from their stomachs.

Jak discusses how unhappy he is, and the Singing Sword reveals how unhappy she has been, having felt abandoned and misused when Jak became a baker. She sings a sad song about being used to butter bread. Usidore suggest that Jak is unhappy because of who he is killing (harmless pests), and tries to recruit Jak to his quest against the Dark Lord. Jak is conflicted by idea, saying he is impressed by the Dark Lord's military buildup, but the Singing Sword composes a rousing battle hymn about fighting the Dark Lord (at the request of Chunt who begins flirting the sword).

Jak and the Singing Sword discuss how they met and how the passion has slowly gone out of their relationship. At Arnie's urging the Singing Sword sings a love song to Jak. Moved by her passion, Jak declares his renewed love for the sword(and violence). They make plans to leave the tavern and murder whoever is in the first house they come upon. Usidore casts a spell to restore Jak's eyebrows (which had fallen out due to age), and Chunt, now able to read his expression, realizes Jak is furious at him for flirting with the sword and apologizes and makes Jak a Knight of the Badgers.

Emails

  • Does Chunt like getting his chin scritched? Yes.
  • What is Usidore's favorite bird? The sparrow; his least favorite is the starling.
  • Can you can get a version of the podcast without Earth sponsors? Yes, through the Howl app.
  • a listener asks about Royalty and local government, Jak and the Sword talk about the Bandit King.

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Additional Appearances

Earth References

Garden State
Super Mario Bros.
The Care Bears
Hamilton
Uber

Notes

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