Season 3, Ep 21 – The Lurking Phantom

The Lurking Phantom
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date December 15, 2019
Episode no. S03E21
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests The Lurking Phantom
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Earwolf producer Kimmie Lucas
Editor Anna Havermann
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
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"The Lurking Phantom" is the twenty-first episode of season three of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on December 15, 2019.


The boys finally confront the terrifying entity who has been skulking around the school.


Arnie, Chunt, and Usidore are in the Professors Wardrobe of Jizzlenob Preparatory Academy, discussing Arnie's new, custom-made airline pilot uniform that he had made after he lied to his students about being a pilot. They are discussing the continued mystery of the Lurking Phantom when they begin to hear a sinister voice. They follow it to the Dingledong common room where the voice reveals himself to be Dripfang.

Dripfang relays how he survived the destruction Hogsface, and made his way to Jizzlenob. He is disgraced from failure to destroy Earth and now seeks to regain the Dark Lord's favor by killing Usidore. For that reason he has been using the resources of Jizzlenob to create a blade capable of killing a wizard, which he has named Obsidian Doom. He has been slashing paintings because he hates and is wary of art since the trio used magical paint to trick him.

Dripfang challenges Usidore to magical combat, and Usidore accepts. Before they start, Dripfang reveals he has a page of the Book of Sight that is slowly filling up. He must win back the Dark Lord's favor before it fills up or he will be permanently out of his service.

The battle is engaged and Usidore and Dripfang trade magical blows and parries. Dripfang's zombie giant punches through an outside wall and the fight moves to the school graveyard. Usidore bestows a magical protection on Arnie and Chunt before being seemingly bested, but it is a ruse.

Beaten, Dripfang yields and Arnie takes his page from The Book of Sight. But Dripfang is engaged in a ruse of his own and stabs Arnie with Obsidian Doom. He flees, taunting that Usidore must choose between pursuing him and tending to Arnie.

Usidore chooses Arnie but soon realizes the wounds from the magical blade cannot be healed by a simple healing rock. Desperate, Usidore transports himself, Arnie, and Chunt away to seek help.

New characters

  • Arm Rind

Earth references

  • Myers-Briggs Personality Types
  • Air travel
  • Airlines
  • René Magritte
  • Return of the Jedi's Salacious Crumb
  • subliminal sexual messages in Disney's The Lion King
  • Libertarianism
  • Werther's Original
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Wikipedia
  • video game combat
  • Venom
  • Ayn Rand
  • Moonlight
  • "Light as a feather, stiff as a board"
  • William Shakespeare
  • Rick and Morty

Behind the Scenes

The Lurking Phantom
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The Lurking Phantom, Chunt, Usidore, Arnie
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