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Lorekeepers is a worldbuilding podcast about two friends who create an intricately detailed world full of magical adventures and deadly strife before your very ears. Each week, Carter and Frank roll up their sleeves and get messy exploring the fictional cosmos of Halûme through friendly chatter and intelligent discussion.

Lorekeepers is a worldbuilding podcast about two friends who create an intricately detailed world full of magical adventures and deadly strife before your very ears. Each week, Carter and Frank roll up their sleeves and get messy exploring the fictional cosmos of Halûme through friendly chatter and intelligent discussion.

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Lorekeepers is a worldbuilding podcast about two friends who create an intricately detailed world full of magical adventures and deadly strife before your very ears. Each week, Carter and Frank roll up their sleeves and get messy exploring the fictional cosmos of Halûme through friendly chatter and intelligent discussion.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 2.36 - Master of Love

8/4/2020
“Love will not be constrain'd by mastery...Love is a thing as any spirit free.” Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales It's been a long while since we did a god mill, so this week we decided to roll one up, with a caveat: what would this god be like in Oruhne? And what if they were exclusive to that continent alone? Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some...

Duration:00:44:16

Ep. 2.35 - Striders

7/28/2020
This week, we investigate the Outriders further. What would a class breakdown for them look like? They can't all be rangers you know. They aren't a single kind of person, so this week we open their ranks to be explored. Enjoy! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own? Join the conversation at www.reddit.com/r/thelorekeepers or by visiting...

Duration:01:39:31

Ep. 2.34 - They are Who Work in You

7/14/2020
"Next time you feel unqualified to be used by God remember this, he tends to recruit from the pit, not the pedestal." - Someone with Troubling Theology For a long time now the people of Oruhne have been used for purposes beyond themselves. They've grown used to it. Or at least, that's the common conception. But not all feel this way. What about those who don't wish to ally themselves with the Wild Gods? What about the Shorn? Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are...

Duration:01:01:42

Ep. 2.33 - The Weapon is the Wielder

7/7/2020
“Never forget what you are the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour and it can never be used to hurt you.” - George R.R. Martin When a warrior spends a lifetime with a weapon, it's bound to take on certain aspects of their character. It reflects who they are. When an Oruhnian spends their life by a weapon, the imbuing is literal. This week, we investigate what the implications of a weapon imbued becomes. How does it change the character of the weapon? Of the imbuer? Is the bond...

Duration:01:51:28

Ep. 2.32 - Wanderers and Wayfarers

6/30/2020
"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkein The wilderness is full. Full of adventure and danger and lessons. It will ground you, but also uplift you. And it will certainly endanger your life. This week we travel outside the walls of Haven and Hold to investigate Travel in the land of Oruhne. Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your...

Duration:01:35:17

Ep. 2.31 - A Patchwork Abandoned by its Patternmaker

6/23/2020
"...All things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished..." -Simon Peter, 2 Peter 3:4-5 Oruhne changes. Perhaps it was simply one continent, a rainforest. But what if it was more? If it's a land of wilds, what about the sea, and the shore? What about evergreens and deserts and tundras and mountains...

Duration:01:02:14

Ep. 2.30 - Oath to the Land

6/16/2020
"Through your acts of mercy, kindness, and forgiveness, kindle the light of hope in the world, beating back despair." -Kindle the Light, Oath of the Ancients It's time we had a *spiritual* talk: the kind that involves holy weapons, oaths to ancient nature gods, and a divided war between the Shorn and the Wilders. Simple, right? This week, we investigate the paladins of Oruhne, and imagine how such a class would operate in their lands. Have some of your own thoughts? Join the Aftermath on...

Duration:01:25:32

Ep. 2.29 - It's Dangerous to Go Alone

6/9/2020
"It's dangerous to go alone! Take this" -Old Man, The Legend of Zelda Angels in Oruhne? What could that even mean? What does it have to do with the "master sword?" This week we imagine an incursion of angelic presence and the concerns, if any, that the Etherium has with Oruhne. Have some of your own thoughts? Join the Aftermath on r/thelorekeepers! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to...

Duration:01:19:24

Black Lives Matter.

6/3/2020
Show up to protests. Donate. Sign petitions. Retweet and repost black and brown voices. Support businesses and content. Care. Learn. Read. Listen. Do the above, repeat. Don't stop. Donations Black Lives Matter Black Visions Collective Reclaim the Block

Duration:00:10:33

Ep. 2.27 - Over the Haven Wall

6/2/2020
“The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” -John Locke The defenses of a Haven in Oruhne are among its most crucial features. How does it propel others away from it? What forms does the corruption take Have some of your own thoughts? Join the Aftermath on r/thelorekeepers! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own?...

Duration:01:03:56

Ep. 2.26 - In the Unknown

5/26/2020
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible." -Thomas Aquinas Returning again to Oruhne we take time to explore the beliefs of those that reside there. How do they interact with the gods? What does spirituality mean to them? How does it affect their magic? Have some of your own thoughts? Join the Aftermath on r/thelorekeepers! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the...

Duration:01:39:11

Ep. 2.25 - The Abyss Stares Back

5/19/2020
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” -Friedrich Nietzsche We've established what magic is like on Oruhne, and we've mentioned the corruption. But what is it exactly? How do the people of Oruhne contend with it on a daily basis? And how do "semblences" figure into this? And so we go. Have some of your own thoughts? Join the Aftermath on...

Duration:01:31:23

Ep. 2.24 - Landwakers

5/12/2020
“The core practice of magic is: the execution of a willed intent to create change in the material world, which either defies, hastens or purifies the consequences of natural cause and effect.” - Zeena Schreck This week our return to Oruhne is focused on magic. How does it operate differently? What do the people of the Havens to prepare for and use magic? How do wizards, paladins, and other common classes change in the new land? We explore all these thoughts and begin several others. Oh...

Duration:01:35:04

Ep. 2.23 - The Educated Base

5/5/2020
"The ignorance of one voter impairs the security of all." - John F. Kennedy We return to our new continent Oruhne where Carter unfolds for us the Haven of Xìkhos, the first and only "true" known democracy of our world. Unsurprisingly, things aren't totally perfect in the country, but it makes for a fascinating place to visit! Oh also we get sidetracked about a thousand billion times Have some of your own thoughts? Join the Aftermath on r/thelorekeepers! Curious about something you heard...

Duration:01:19:54

Ep. 2.22 - An Ocean Away, A World Withdrawn

4/28/2020
"I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility." - Jack Kerouac Returning to the world of Halûme comes with some changes. To celebrate a shift in our lives, we celebrate a change in landscape. Today we embark for new lands, a new continent! And at the helm Carter invites us to discover the lands beyond the endless waters. Have some of your own thoughts? Join the Aftermath on r/thelorekeepers! Curious...

Duration:00:58:15

Ep. 2.21 - Set Adrift

4/21/2020
"I refuse to accept the idea that [humanity] is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround [them]." - Martin Luther King Jr. This week we put our heads together and begin to form some ideas around the strange lands of Flotsam, the floating continent. In the bizarre mega-jungles of the lands above, the status quo of all history is threatened... Have some of your own thoughts? Join the Aftermath on r/thelorekeepers! Curious about...

Duration:00:58:16

Ep. 2.20 - Mere Shadows, Mimicking

4/14/2020
"Appearance tyrannizes over truth." - Plato, The Rupublic With a Plato quote, you know it's gonna get esoteric. This episode, we attempt to comprehend Ardam, the god of patterns! Have some of your own thoughts? Join the Aftermath on r/thelorekeepers! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own? Join the conversation at...

Duration:01:02:39

Ep. 2.19 - Life Inside One Breath

4/7/2020
"If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath." -Amit Ray To have mastery over the self, unity of the soul and the body... what incredible power! This week we explore monks and ki, (thankfully) discovering that the mystic power is not yet another power to keep track of, yet profound all the same! Enjoy. Have some of your own thoughts? Join the Aftermath on r/thelorekeepers! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find...

Duration:01:02:08

Ep. 2.18 - A Miserable Pile of Secrets

3/31/2020
"What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk! Have at you!" -Dracula, Castlevania: Sypmhony of the Night Part three of the record-stravaganza, and we're feeling the burn. Instead of giving out like an old sofa, we decide to gracefully relax instead into... blood magic addiction. Anyways, enjoy! Have some of your own thoughts? Join the Aftermath on r/thelorekeepers! Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the...

Duration:00:41:19

Ep. 2.17 - The Natural Rules

3/24/2020
“I saw that animals were important. I saw that plants were even more important. I was also to learn that... we weren't important at all except for the damage we do. We do not rule the natural world, despite our conspicuous position in it.” - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Sometimes what you need is a big fun list of new ideas, so this week that's what we've got! We take a gentle diversion into the strange and unique flora of Halûme, complete with mushroom trees, bark that can make talking dogs,...

Duration:00:59:31