Season 2, Ep 20 – King Krom
King Krom
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date July 31, 2017
Episode no. S02E20
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests Krom the Fingarian
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgi
Associate Producer {$associateproducer}
Editor Garrett Schultz
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Audio assistance Jason Knox
Production assistance Garrett Schultz
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"King Krom" is the twentieth episode of season two of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on July 31, 2017.


Krom the warrior is back, but he’s been moving up in the world.


Arnie is feeling some guilt over accidentally killing Blemish (and his flour wife), and he's been puttering around in the basement. Usidore is feeling pouty about the existence of Twosidore. Chunt is feeling gossipy about guard stuff. The Dark Lord's hanging station has been undermined by a fake noose!

Krom suddenly bursts through the wall with their message from Momo: "What's the deal?" They pin him with Fleek's death, and he takes it pretty well. He also killed several orcs and townsfolk of Hogsface (Hogsfacials?) on the way to the tavern. He subtly points out his new fancy helmet and announces he has been named Warrior King of Fingaria. He recounts the crown tournament battle. Krom initially refused the King's challenge, and in a rage, the King konked himself in the noggin with a mace. Physical comedy ensues, Krom sneezes, and headbutts the King, crushing his skull. A new king is named!

Krom defines the deal from their message. Fingaria is trying to reach a climb-it deal. The rest of his duties are largely ceremonial, such as Fingarian tourism and the arts. Krom performs a finger play for them based on the well known legend of the Emerald Enchanter. The lads are so impressed by the performance, they suggest he join the Cockticklers.

Krom explains the economic model of Fingaria: produce nothing, create nothing, raid other villages and take their stuff. Usidore points out they create commerce via tourism. He notes the Sand Pit Battle re-enactment dinner theatre is a lot of fun.

Arnie invites Krom into the book club and also the BOOK CLUB (wink!) Usidore is skeptical that Krom can even read. Krom had hoped the club would involve other people reading to him.

Usidore discovers a parchment sticking out of a rock where Krom had burst through the wall. A clue!

What has a face and hands, but no body or hands?

Answer: Either a clock or Roger the bodyless boy.

Krom breaks open the clock and finds another parchment!

I run but have no legs; I have a mouth but no body

Answer: A river, or Roger again

Usidore recalls the mention of a river in the Orange beast riddle they learned from Tomblain Belaroth, leaving the group to wonder how many redundant clues there that simply reference other existing clues.

Arnie quizzes Krom on anything helpful Otok might have told him. Apparently Otok droned on about the Legend of the Vermilion Minotaur a lot. Usidore summarizes it for Arnie: A countess' baby is trapped in a forest where it meets eight vermilion minotaurs. The minotaurs invite the baby into the labyrinth, then the heavens rained down and the horses came. Krom notes Otok spoke often of the horse's teeth in the basement. Could the basement of the tavern be the cave beneath the orange beast? According to Otok, the teeth give you the power to devour anything you wish. Usidore wants to take a bite out of the sky.


  • Katie asks for a shout out for her amazing friend Kelly who is taking care of her dad in hospice care and is a big fan of the show. Kelly really loves dicks. Kelly is wished well and may she find whatever solace she can in a dick.
  • Jake writes he powered through the entire backlog in a few weeks and wants advice on starting his own podcast. Arnie suggests he go to a fast food joint, head to the back of the restaurant, and fall through a dimensional portal and hope for a slight wifi signal.

Twosidore steps in long enough to announce that you can also email him at moc.liamg|eulBehTerodisowT#moc.liamg|eulBehTerodisowT.

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King Krom
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Chunt, Arnie, King Krom, Usidore
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