The Once And Future Nerd

Out west - far west, past rebuilt Freehold, past ruined Blackhold and ravaged Silberg, past even Jethro’s remote cabin and its terrible cellar, over the god-made walls of that primordial fortress you call the Black mountains, down the foothills where the downtrodden many pull precious stones from the living rock, for the benefit of the privileged few - there is a town on the plains. The inhabitants of this town would be called Urrkyet by the Elves, that is to say Orcs in the common tongue of the Eastern realms. Most of this episode is about them. But also Nia catches a really rough break.

The script for this episode is available here.

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* From 12:11-12:48 (p. 77-78), there are threats mirroring real-world racial violence * From 17:43-18:42 (p. 82-83), these threats escalate


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