Season 4, Ep 5 - The Baron Visits
Season 4, Ep 5 - The Baron Visits
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Air date November 14, 2021
Episode no. S04E05
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Cast
Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests Baron Ragoon
Production
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Editor Sage G.C.
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
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"The Baron Visits" is the fifth episode of season four of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on November 14, 2021.

Description

Mysterious guest, Wade the Wanderer, just might be an old villain in disguise.

Summary

Beautiful Arnold starts the podcast with his new name, much to the chagrin of Usidore. Chunt makes an effort to not be at the tall table when Arnie calls himself that, but he repeats the name again. Chunt also tries to name the Unnameable Mountain, but is unable to do so by, maybe, the magic of the mountain. Arnie takes his shot as well, but takes 20 minutes longer to reach the same result as Chunt.

Out of annoyance, Usidore brings up the chore chart from the basement to deal with “Book Club” duties since he has been doing the bulk of the work. Although Chunt interested in taking care of the Dark Lord, Arnie admonishes Usidore for bring up the list that proves the Dark Lord’s current existence. Frustrated, Usidore burns up the list and the schedule for the chores. Chunt is too busy anyway as he is currently running for Town Daddy. He had been greeting the townsfolk with fun nicknames, giving birthday money and giving sage advice. Without being prompted, Arnie shares his experience apprenticing a cooper, despite not knowing what he is doing. Chunt gives Arnie a fake name and persona, Maxi Cooper, who has the same character voice as Arnie. Usidore reverts to Susan Doku, the math teacher, and Chunt comes up with Fork Hand.

After abandoning the characters, Arnie invites their guest, Wade the Wanderer, up to the 7 foot tall table. He greets the hosts as a humble wanderer of no importance, however his voice is very familiar to the group (except for Arnie). He then takes off his hood and reveals himself as Baron Ragoon. He demands to know what the trio have done with the Dark Lord and threatens them with the Blade of Veysco Hallan, which turns out to be one of Chunt’s forks. The group insists to him that the Dark Lord is truly gone, but the Baron refuses to believe them as the Dark Lord has been with him for so long. He becomes morose, prompting Usidore to comfort him.

The Baron was so convinced that the Dark Lord would make the goddesses pay for the atrocities of their creations as there are better ways to create. However, with the Dark Lord’s defeat, the Dark Lord proved himself to be just another corny-ass wizard. At this point, there is no reason for him to pursue evil if the goddesses will not pay. Usidore persuades him to turn to the side of good as more and more people believe in the Dark Lord’s demise and evil starts to fade out.

Chunt asks what the Baron has been up to. For Chunt, he hasn’t seen him since their last Rune Call, while Usidore and Arnie recall their last interaction back in Northeastia. Arnie is surprised by his own ease around him since the last time they met, the Baron was far from his usual polite evil. The same goes for Usidore as he was trapped in their amulet. After capturing Arnie and handing him over to the Dark Lord, the Baron was assigned to the west to plan their simultaneous assault on Fingaria and the Great Halls of Terr’akkas since Telephys the White no longer lives to protect it. The Night before the attack during a pre-celebration for their impending triumph, word reached their forces, leaving them stunned and silent. The Baron did not believe the news, but the rest of the minions were ready to do anything for their own self-perseverance. What comes after is a list of different influential villains fighting for power. Arnie attempts to write them all and Usidore takes note as he is meant to defeat all of the Dark Lord’s evil as his true purpose, not just defeating the Dark Lord.

The Baron started to search for the Dark Lord and anyone one there to prove the true death untrue. First, he started at Black Spire Volcano, the place of the final battle. The goblin beach party and a distraught Soul Walker told him how it all went down. He then went to find Dripfang as he was the one to see it firsthand. At the harbor town of Dramenshire, the Baron found Dripfang, drunk and wishing for death. After the season finale, Dripfang tried to rally the troops who had captured the Velsmeer Army. However, after long periods of starvation, the prisoners ate the captors, sparring Dripfang since he had the sword that killed the Dark Lord. The attack was assumed to be planned by Usidore and the group. When Dripfang convenes with Baron Ragoon, Dripfang tells the Baron from a firsthand experience that the true death looked (and sounded like) everything you could imagine the true death to look like.

In a last ditch effort, The Baron tries one last place to check if the Dark Lord reconstituted: The Dark City. The Dark City is a metropolis hidden within chasms, valleys, canyons, and abysses where the seat of power for the Dark Lord is located. It is also the location of the Book of Sight. When the Baron arrived, the city was already in chaos. The Dark Lord’s Warden, Conrade Von Plotts, has already turned his back, ready to write a tell-all book, sympathizers of good start to form and want to change the city to its original state, and, most importantly, the Book of Sight has been stolen by a party of Halflings, another attack assumed to be run by Usidore and the side of good. Regardless, whoever holds the Book of Sight during the new moon will become the new Master of Darkness, but only if the Dark Lord is truly dead.

Despite all the changes in the Baron’s life, the guys couldn’t understand why the Baron decided to come to Nibblebottom and continue his suffering. With the Baron so focused on learning the truth about the Dark Lord, he had completely ignored his family. Jayme and Sayme had been left without any guidance from the Baron for 2 years. His first born, Shangleberth Jr., was turned into a riddle wall that only lies who says he hates him and his head was mailed back to Shrike. He needs to reunite with his new wife, Foofina, whom he had not seen for 3 months. Shrike is doing subminimum as well since it was a main holding point for the Dark Lord. Footholds would have to be reestablished and new landscaping would have to be figured out for the kingdom to thrive again. Usidore suggests he reaches out to the Brother King and Sister Queen of Northestia to help and maybe he’ll be able to make amends by the Winter Solstice, which now he will be able to celebrate Chris-Must this time.

One of the few lingering questions that the Baron has is why the trio are in Nibblebottom. The hamlet is remote and difficult to go to. While they would be overly praised in more populated cities and kingdoms, the three of them decided to settle down and retire quietly, especially in a place where, if they did have secrets, it would be easy to maintain secrecy. But they are making their own, like Chunt’s Black & White armor shop and Usidore, serendipitously, burning a chore chart. Chunt does one more impression of Fork Hand, which lifts up the Baron’s spirit.

The Baron checks in if the group wants him to stay for emails then leaves on his witch horse, Gwendolyn. With the Baron no longer breathing down their necks, the group relaxes and feel like the Baron bought it. They reevaluate the chore chart, where Arnie brings up that they should have a new codename for the Dark Lord in the basement. They bounce around some ideas, but Usidore settles on a name he knows that belongs to no one, Fizzle von Pizzlewich. With all the housekeeping being done, they read emails.

Post Credit Scene

Baron Ragoon comes back after realizing he did not offer to pay for his drinks. Usidore says it is on them since the Baron was a guest, but after being called out by another minion of the Dark Lord, he now makes a point to offer and then leaves when he realizes that they are all squared away. The group now have more questions than answers that they must save the next time the Baron comes in for an interview.

Emails

There are no new emails read ON AIR this week.

New Characters

  • Jack Catalyst, the other contender for Town Daddy and a fired fly
  • Jack Reacher
  • Gwendolyn, the Witch Horse with the grey fur and the green mane, previously named Zorse
  • Demonium, The panda with the Demon Familiars
  • Leftenant Homonym, from Grisebane
  • King Crebain
  • Leftenant Dan (now passed)
  • Sally Scythesforhands, from Grisebane
  • Mage Gunderson, hit by a falling chandelier
  • Farmer Allen [Peterson]1
  • Billy the Hurter
  • Ethan the Hawk
  • Rufus Sewell
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Big Baby Offal
  • Scorpion Tea Party
  • Dry Spell
  • Dagger Dale, related to Sally Scythesforhands
  • Ogre What’s Good at Magic

Recurring Characters

Earth References

  • Welcome to Nightvale
  • Rapunzel, Tangled
  • Patti LuPone
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Firefly
  • Jack Reacher
  • Mini Cooper
  • Sudoku
  • Adam Sandler
  • The Wayward Wanderer
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Pixy Stix
  • "Hey" by Pixies
  • Sangria
  • Jesus walking along the beach
  • Abbott and Costello
  • The Rule of Threes
  • Camping respawn points
  • The Last Mimzy
  • Forest Gump, Lieutenant Dan
  • Boaty McBoatface
  • Tim Allen, Home Improvement
  • ”Don’t Speak” by No Doubt
  • “Can forgive, but not forget”
  • Winnie Cooper (The Wonder Years)
  • Who, What, When Where, Why, Which
  • CVP
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Pittsburgh
  • Doom Scrolling
  • Dark City, William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland
  • LIFE magazine
  • Teenage Head
  • A Christmas Carol, Humbug
  • Uncut Gems
  • March Madness
  • Ben and Jerry's
  • My Favorite Murder

Notes

  • There are many callback to the series as a whole:
    • Someone leaving the room whenever names are being said2
    • The Dark Lord being referred to as the "DL"3 and “Book Club”
    • Chunt for Town Daddy4
    • Champ, the talking Horse
    • Using a fake name to disguise one as a mere peasant
    • The Blade of Veysco Hallan and the times that they had it.567
    • How magnets work in Foon8
    • The Dark Lord being “corny-ass”910
    • When the Baron Captured Arnie11
    • When the Baron and Dripfang trapped Usidore in an Amulet12
    • How Telephys the White died13
    • “Always Check the Basement”1415
    • Spanking yourself up to the high table16
    • Chunt’s Wedding
    • The Battle at Black Spire Volcano17
    • Dripfang taking the sword back18
    • The Harbor Town of Dramenshire19
    • Arnie being stabbed by Dripfang20
    • Arnie also being stabbed by Tom212223
    • The Velsmeer Army2425
    • Baron’s parents being Skeletonized
    • The Book of Sight
    • Jazos Cros26
    • Not seeing your child for two years.
    • Swearing Shangleberth Jr. to the Dark Lord
    • Mailing your child through the mail27
    • Sayme's bad stand-up28
    • The Baron's home surrounded by lava29
    • Chunt's Black and White Shop30
    • Foofina, the Baron's new snake princess wife, and his silver finger31
    • Winter Solstice and its holidays
    • The Dark Lord possibly being Chris of Chris-Must32
    • The fact that they have not done emails in a while
    • Usidore selling his memory of Fizzle von Pizzlewich33
  • Some of the Baron’s gripes with the Goddesses include:
    • Animals eating the faces of other animals
    • Pixies laying eggs in people’s brains to reproduce
    • how magnets work
  • The Baron reveals that Usidore came into existence at the exact same time as when the Dark Lord decided to become evil, at the exact same place where the Dark Lord was created 300 years prior.
  • Arnie’s Cooper that he is apprenticing under is a Horse.
  • Chunt tried to give Fork Hand an email address: gro.seiticoeg|dnahkrof#gro.seiticoeg|dnahkrof

Behind the Scenes

  • When the Baron tries to pass off a fork for the Blade of Veysco Hallan, Arnie remarks that the Baron must not listen to the podcast. Baron Ragoon's voice actor, Chris Rathjen, calls out many of the series events and is the editor for many of the episodes, including the spinoffs and the Season 3 Finale, which includes the true death of a wizard.
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