Episode 8 – Alliances

This episode of the Grog and Gryphon is Dedicated to Matt McLeod (June 30th, 1979 – March 15th, 2009), a close friend of Douglys of Howl-O and a brilliant Voice Actor, who sadly is no longer with us. Please remember him as you listen tonight’s episode. A special memorial can be found at : Howl-O’s website

Welcome back, friends, warriors and wizards, dragons and dwarves, to Episode 8 of the Saga of the Grog and Gryphon tavern!

Alliance’s are made and broken between the good, the ill, the undead, and the grey. While on the river Stigiar, Reyna, Olaff, Arullia and De V’Raltro, have to pull into the dark port of Swordswaggle
to make repairs to the Lady Wrath; the very island fifedom of the DUKE of WYDENBOG! While Bargrador plots the opening salvo of a war with the Blood Queen herself, Belladonna!

Another tale of Honor, blood, mysticism and betrayal in the Saga of the Grog and Gryphon…

So Hoist a Tankard and Join the Quest! But don’t forget thy broadsword!

The Actors in this production were:
Matt McLeod as The Duke of Wydenbog
Gina Hollweg as Arullia Swordcleaver- Amazonian Warrior
Mark Kalita as the Lycanna Changling: Bane Renbourne
John Dane as DeV’ralto
Natasha Lathrop as Reyna the Red and the Vampire Blood Queen: Belladonna
Paul Mannering as Olaff Houndsmaw and Orlaq General: Uthor Kulloq
Rob Northrup as the Goblin Murrai
Gareth Preston as Alganoir
Bill Hollweg as Garulk the Barbarian, various Orlaq warriors, and Bargrador
Colin Snow as various Eunuchs and Lycanna
Damaris Mannering as Alithia
Adam Lederhos as Duro D’un the Dwarven Prince
Douglys of Howl-O as Silverr-O- the Elder of the Lupisians
Elaine Barret as Zagrethra
David Drage as Urkbar, Demon #1, And Orlaq Warrior #1
David Sobkowiak as Demon #2
Amanda Fitzwater as Octavia
Roy C. Dudgeon as the Dwarven King: AROL-DUN
Robin Carlisle as Seraphanya
Alexa Chipman as Vampire General Alucard
Stevie Farnaby as Sardor the Vampire and Eunuch #4
Gwen Jensen Woddard as QUEEN SYLVAIN DRAGONSMITE (Amazonia Queen)
Playing the Blood Thirsty Amazonia Warriors:
Charlene Harris
Diane Spencer
Laura Frechette
Natasha Lathrop
Shannon Hilche
Kim Gianopoulos
Julie Hoverson

The music for tonight’s tale was provided by:
The Brobdnagian Bards, check out : http://www.thebards.net
Cantiga , Go to http://www.cantigamusic.com and check them out!!!
And Howl-O, Check them out at www.howl-o.com
Devin Anderson at the podsafe audio website
Kevin Mcloud of incompetech.com
And a Brand new NEW COMPOSER! Celestial Aeon Project

The Saga of the Grog and Gryphon is and original tale written and produced by Bill Hollweg.

The following Audio Drama is rated PG-13 (Persons Younger than 13 Should be Accompanied by an Adult). For more info:

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5 Responses to Episode 8 – Alliances

  1. Bill Hollweg says:

    Update- ep 9 online next week!

    • Kristin Moody says:

      Great! I’m glad you’re continuing this series!

    • Harish says:

      Nice to see fan audio of Battlestar Galactica. They are few and far between.To be henost, I found this episode to be a bit on the boring side. Some scenes run far too long. I thought the first scene with Apollo, Starbuck, Athena, etc., would never end! The pacing really needed work. Even when the alarm sounded, Starbuck kept prattling on at Adama. Galactica could have been destroyed six times before he finally left for his viper!I was disappointed in Baltar. True, he was a one-dimensional, over-the-top character in the classic series. Here was an chance to do better. Lost opportunity.Adama seems WAY out of character. Starbuck retains his brashness, but now is more of a jerk than a fun-loving playboy. I don’t know what to think about Boomer.A bright spot is Isusa. She seemed to really put good emotion into her scene.There is a nice array of sound effects. Disappointed you didn’t use the classic series claxon, but that’s just me. I won’t hold that against you. Again, I really have to say the pacing is well, terrible. 20 minutes in and the episode ends with one thing done: We hear Baltar wants a book. And ?Technically speaking, again a nice use of sound effects, with only an overuse in Baltar’s chamber. All that walking and clothing rustling! My one major complaint is the problem that affects virtually every fan audio: Over-love of the stereo field. Yes, sound moves from left to right as the source moves left to right, but you have to realise that people still hear in both ears. So sounds should still play in both fields no matter what side they come from. Louder on one side than another, but the other side should still have something.Admittedly, the cylons can be a bit hard to understand sometimes, but still they are decent if not perfect replicas.Overall, kudos for the effort, but really needs work. I don’t know much about the story since we heard precious little of it in this episode. But the pacing is slooooooowwwwwwww. I’ll give episode two a listen, but with a lot less enthusiasm than I had when I came to episode one.

  2. Bill Hollweg says:

    Appreciate the listen my friends!

    Hope you enjoyed!

    Kristen- did Paul get back to you on your Fan AD idsea?

    Hollar at me at billhollweg@gmail.com

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