Magic of Eyri 023-An Odd Duck

Today’s episode: Our Heroes are taken by Mudd the duck to meet his cousin, Alexander the Small,  captain of the ship The Griffin. Mudd claims Alexander will take the party to Dragons Well, but upon meeting the short captain, Steve and the others realize there is something not quite right about him. For starters, he wears an iron pot on his head.

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In our last episode: the Hawk King puts out a reward for Steve’s live capture and sends his second-in-command, U’nala, after the boy with bumbling guards Remmit and Kaz in tow.

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Technical Notes: Some sound effects courtesy of Freesound.org (User Attribution list). Other sound effects and music by GarageBand or Daniel J. Hogan.

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Cast:

Daniel J. Hogan

(Host, Narrator, Characters)

Robin Hudson

(Eira the pelican)

Valeta

(Tuuga the turtle)

Next Time on The Magic of Eyri (05.19.10): “Flight of the Griffin” –  Alexander tells our heroes of the Pixie People and what makes his ship unique.

Ramblings:

This episode, like the last one, features a tip of the hat to the “Everyone? Everyone!” scene in the film The Professional. We are introduced to one of my favorite characters, Alexander the Small (who’s name is an obvious play on Alexander the Great). Despite being small in height, Alexander is a larger than life character, and was always fun to write.

A bit of trivia, the name of the ship, The Griffin, comes from something I read once about a ship named The Griffin being one of the first “ghost ships” on the Great Lakes. Sadly,  I haven’t been able to find that website/article since I wrote the novel, but that’s fine. The ship is not named after Family Guy.

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