Episode 153 - The Battle Above the Abyss Part 3

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Zombie hulk Tum Darkblade, throwing shurukens (which are like shuriken)
"Icy...sly flourish..." ~ UnTum


Episode 153 - The Battle Above the Abyss Part 3

This hulking horror seems familiar… but how can this be possible? Sure, we know that this fortress would have a few nightmares stored up its sleeve, but this?! No matter. This is just one more obstacle to overcome on our quest to save the world. Naturally, we will not go easy on this monstrosity. Tum would have it no other way.

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The gang battles zombies including zombie Tum "Darkblade" Thumble (aka UnTum), who throws shurukens with a sly flourish. In fact, that's the only move he seems to use. He hits Harper with this attack, which results in Harper's lungs to fill with water in a familiar way. Harper straight-up panics and lashes out, using his staff, and strikes at Un-Tum with a lightening bolt and then smashes everyone in the room with thunder damage before passing out.

Aludra also gets hit by UnTum's UnSly Flourish: gushing water from her mouth. She grits her teeth, holds her breath, and advances in the hopes of saving not only Harper, but herself.

Thom cuts down the last of the zombies and sadly walks through the icy water to UnTum's side and says "There's something I have to do, but I don't know if I have the strength" as he touches Tum's shoulder. Blood drinker plunges through Tum's chest as the two exchange one last goodbye.

And Harper doesn't die, I guess...


  • Tum Darkblade has good initiative rolls, even in death
  • Over 150 episodes later, and STILL no one can pronounce "shuriken"
  • It is confirmed that 5th edition Thom is completely nude
  • Mike Bachmann is opposed to railroading regardless of if it helps or hurts him

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