Ryan and Elly make the heart-wrenching journey to return Anisha’s body back to her parents. After a few weeks of awkward travel, they arrive in the City of Lunaris, only to find they are being followed by some old friends. After a moment’s reprieve with a flock of Pegusi however, Ryan makes an impulsive decision that changes everything...

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Darkness and Dragons is a D&D actual play livestream for mature audiences, with an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot. Our story features:

  • Ryan/Verity, a rogue former-princess turned consort to Crown Prince Atlas, and wants nothing more than to survive. But as she grows closer to Atlas' brother, Arsen, her life becomes more dangerous than ever. Ryan is played by Laura (she/her) @darkmoondice
  • Elly Pilwicken, a barbarian who watched her people murdered by Empress Penelope and was soon after, captured. With her introduction to The Unseen Resistance, she might finally have found the allies she has long sought. Elly is played by Sarah (she/her) @theoddscollector
  • Penny Lillyanne Van-Ness Planchette, a necromancer who took a job with her older sister at Caquette Castle to pay down her student loans, but is haunted by the acts that got her expelled. Penny is played by Michael (he/him) @notesreviews
  • Our game is GMed by Melissa (she/her) @feministgamer

You can join in the Darkness and Dragons community by following us on Twitch (where we air live every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm EST), YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you get your podcasts! We repost to YouTube and our Podcast every Friday at 9am EST.

Ryan, Elly and Penny set off to find a missing girl, eager to prove that they are indeed 'the good guys'. After meeting (and killing) the witches Ariane and Grenne, the group was shocked as Penny's orb sucked the girl's soul from her body, leaving them all with big questions about how magic items in the world are created and powered…

 

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Darkness and Dragons is a D&D actual play livestream for mature audiences, with an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot. Our story features:

  • Ryan/Verity, a rogue former-princess turned consort to Crown Prince Atlas, and wants nothing more than to survive. But as she grows closer to Atlas' brother, Arsen, her life becomes more dangerous than ever. Ryan is played by Laura (she/her) @darkmoondice
  • Elly Pilwicken, a barbarian who watched her people murdered by Empress Penelope and was soon after, captured. With her introduction to The Unseen Resistance, she might finally have found the allies she has long sought. Elly is played by Sarah (she/her) @theoddscollector
  • Penny Lillyanne Van-Ness Planchette, a necromancer who took a job with her older sister at Caquette Castle to pay down her student loans, but is haunted by the acts that got her expelled. Penny is played by Michael (he/him) @notesreviews
  • Our game is GMed by Melissa (she/her) @feministgamer

You can join in the Darkness and Dragons community by following us on Twitch (where we air live every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm EST), YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you get your podcasts! We repost to YouTube and our Podcast every Friday at 9am EST.

We last left our heroes in the shadow of Caraquette city. Having fled from captivity, Ryan, Elly and Penny find themselves dodging guards, wild animals and their own feelings of insecurity. Having finally got word to Lien, their ally in the Unseen Rebellion, the team waits as night begins to set in...

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Darkness and Dragons is a D&D actual play livestream for mature audiences, with an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot. Our story features:

  • Ryan/Verity, a rogue former-princess turned consort to Crown Prince Atlas, and wants nothing more than to survive. But as she grows closer to Atlas' brother, Arsen, her life becomes more dangerous than ever. Ryan is played by Laura (she/her) @darkmoondice
  • Elly Pilwicken, a barbarian who watched her people murdered by Empress Penelope and was soon after, captured. With her introduction to The Unseen Resistance, she might finally have found the allies she has long sought. Elly is played by Sarah (she/her) @theoddscollector
  • Penny Lillyanne Van-Ness Planchette, a necromancer who took a job with her older sister at Caquette Castle to pay down her student loans, but is haunted by the acts that got her expelled. Penny is played by Michael (he/him) @notesreviews
  • Our game is GMed by Melissa (she/her) @feministgamer

You can join in the Darkness and Dragons community by following us on Twitch (where we air live every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm EST), YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you get your podcasts! We repost to YouTube and our Podcast every Friday at 9am EST.

With the moment at hand, Elly, Penny and Ryan finally make their escape from the castle. Ryan stands up to the guards. Penny is trapped in the Emperor's Room. Elly manages to free Carmen. A fan-favourite character pays the costs for the team's eventual freedom. 

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Darkness and Dragons is a D&D actual play livestream for mature audiences, with an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot, featuring:

  • Ryan/Verity, a rogue former-princess turned consort to Crown Prince Atlas, and wants nothing more than to survive. But as she grows closer to Atlas' brother, Arsen, her life becomes more dangerous than ever. Ryan is played by Laura (she/her) @darkmoondice
  • Elly Pilwicken, a barbarian who watched her people murdered by Empress Penelope and was soon after, captured. With her introduction to The Unseen Resistance, she might finally have found the allies she has long sought. Elly is played by Sarah (she/her) @theoddscollector
  • Penny Lillyanne Van-Ness Planchette, a necromancer who took a job with her older sister at Caquette Castle to pay down her student loans, but is haunted by the acts that got her expelled. Penny is played by Michael (he/him) @notesreviews
  • Our game is GMed by Melissa (she/her) @feministgamer

You can join in the Darkness and Dragons Community by following us on Twitch (where we air live every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm EST), YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you get your podcasts! We repost our sessions on Youtube and our Podcast every Friday at 9am EST.

In the pen-ultimate episode of season one, Elly works to put a plan into place to free herself, Ryan, and Carmen. With Penny gathering supplies, her sister Tifania steps up and helps Elly to secure the means for their escape. Arsen and Atlas get into a physical fight due to their conflicting values. 

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Darkness and Dragons is a D&D actual play livestream for mature audiences, with an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot, featuring:

  • Ryan/Verity, a rogue former-princess turned consort to Crown Prince Atlas, and wants nothing more than to survive. But as she grows closer to Atlas' brother, Arsen, her life becomes more dangerous than ever. Ryan is played by Laura (she/her) @darkmoondice
  • Elly Pilwicken, a barbarian who watched her people murdered by Empress Penelope and was soon after, captured. With her introduction to The Unseen Resistance, she might finally have found the allies she has long sought. Elly is played by Sarah (she/her) @theoddscollector
  • Penny Lillyanne Van-Ness Planchette, a necromancer who took a job with her older sister at Caquette Castle to pay down her student loans, but is haunted by the acts that got her expelled. Penny is played by Michael (he/him) @notesreviews
  • Our game is GMed by Melissa (she/her) @feministgamer

You can join in the Darkness and Dragons Community by following us on Twitch (where we air live every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm EST), YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you get your podcasts! We repost our sessions on Youtube and our Podcast every Friday at 9am EST.

 

Ryan warns her allies in the Royal Family about the assassination attempt and finds herself at the mercy of the Empress-- again. Elly and Penny explore the Crypt, unaware that they may need to make their escape a hasty one. Elly has new weapon forged for Ryan. Penny reveals why we was expelled-- and how many people paid the price.

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Darkness and Dragons is a D&D actual play livestream for mature audiences, with an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot, featuring:

  • Ryan/Verity, a rogue former-princess turned consort to Crown Prince Atlas, and wants nothing more than to survive. But as she grows closer to Atlas' brother, Arsen, her life becomes more dangerous than ever. Ryan is played by Laura (she/her) @darkmoondice
  • Elly Pilwicken, a barbarian who watched her people murdered by Empress Penelope and was soon after, captured. With her introduction to The Unseen Resistance, she might finally have found the allies she has long sought. Elly is played by Sarah (she/her) @theoddscollector
  • Penny Lillyanne Van-Ness Planchette, a necromancer who took a job with her older sister at Caquette Castle to pay down her student loans, but is haunted by the acts that got her expelled. Penny is played by Michael (he/him) @notesreviews
  • Our game is GMed by Melissa (she/her) @feministgamer

You can join in the Darkness and Dragons Community by following us on Twitch (where we air live every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm EST), YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you get your podcasts! We repost our sessions on Youtube and our Podcast every Friday at 9am EST.

A fire at the docks puts the Unseen Rebellion at risk, leaving Ryan, Elly and Penny with the difficult task for saving their allies without being caught doing so. With the stakes raised, Lien Farwind decides now is the time to act-- and kill the Empress. Ryan, Penny and Elly deal with the potential repercussions of such an act, and decide who (and how) they will try to save those in the castle they love. 

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Darkness and Dragons is a D&D actual play livestream for mature audiences, with an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot, featuring:

  • Ryan/Verity, a rogue former-princess turned consort to Crown Prince Atlas, and wants nothing more than to survive. But as she grows closer to Atlas' brother, Arsen, her life becomes more dangerous than ever. Ryan is played by Laura (she/her) @darkmoondice
  • Elly Pilwicken, a barbarian who watched her people murdered by Empress Penelope and was soon after, captured. With her introduction to The Unseen Resistance, she might finally have found the allies she has long sought. Elly is played by Sarah (she/her) @theoddscollector
  • Penny Lillyanne Van-Ness Planchette, a necromancer who took a job with her older sister at Caquette Castle to pay down her student loans, but is haunted by the acts that got her expelled. Penny is played by Michael (he/him) @notesreviews
  • Our game is GMed by Melissa (she/her) @feministgamer

You can join in the Darkness and Dragons Community by following us on Twitch (where we air live every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm EST), YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you get your podcasts! We repost our sessions on Youtube and our Podcast every Friday at 9am EST.

Ryan, who we now know is the former Princess of the magical kingdom of Lunaris, reveals why she's in hiding and what she did to earn her punishment serving the Crown she was raised to despise.

 

Darkness and Dragons is a D&D actual play livestream for mature audiences, with an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot, featuring:

Ryan, a rogue who was gifted to Crown Prince Atlas, and wants nothing more than to survive. But as she grows closer to Atlas' brother, Arsen, her life becomes more dangerous than ever. Ryan is played by Laura (she/her) @darkmoondice

Elly Pilwicken, a barbarian who watched her people murdered by Empress Penelope and was soon after, captured. When she meets a rebel force in the city, she might finally have found the allies she has long sought. Elly is played by Sarah (she/her) @theoddscollector

Penny Lillyanne Van-Ness Planchette, a necromancer who took a job with her older sister at Caquette Castle to pay down her student loans, but is haunted by the acts that got her expelled. Penny is played by Michael (he/him) @notesreviews

Our game is GMed by Melissa (she/her) @feministgamer

You can join in the Darkness and Dragons Community by following us on Twitch (where we air live every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm EST), YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you get your podcasts! We repost our sessions on Youtube and our Podcast every Friday at 9am EST.

Elly and Ryan go to the catacombs to plan Penny's birthday party and run into a suspicious character. Ryan and Arsen further cement their relationship. Penny learns more about Elly's tribe from Emperor Cade. Elly reveals her partnership with the Unseen to her party. Penny learns a treasonous secret about Ryan-- one that they plan to keep from Elly. 

 

Darkness and Dragons is a D&D actual play livestream for mature audiences, with an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot, featuring:

  • Ryan, a rogue who was gifted to Crown Prince Atlas, and wants nothing more than to survive. But as she grows closer to Atlas' brother, Arsen, her life becomes more dangerous than ever. Ryan is played by Laura (she/her) @darkmoondice
  • Elly Pilwicken, a barbarian who watched her people murdered by Empress Penelope and was soon after, captured. When she meets a rebel force in the city, she might finally have found the allies she has long sought. Elly is played by Sarah (she/her) @theoddscollector 
  • Penny Lillyanne Van-Ness Planchette, a necromancer who took a job with her older sister at Caquette Castle to pay down her student loans, but is haunted by the acts that got her expelled. Penny is played by Michael (he/him) @notesreviews
  • Our game is GMed by Melissa (she/her) @feministgamer

You can join in the Darkness and Dragons Community by following us on Twitch (where we air live every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm EST), YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you get your podcasts! We repost our sessions on Youtube and our Podcast every Friday at 9am EST.

Hey folx and welcome to Darkness and Dragons, a D&D actual play for mature audiences. I’m your Dungeon Master, Melissa and I’m here to give you a recap of what you’ve missed so far in our story. 

Our story centers around Penny, Elly and Ryan; three young women who have been recruited by the Crown Prince of Caraquette to complete missions that he can’t been seen to publicly endorse. 

Penny’s story revolves around her expulsion from The Golden Academy. We don’t know exactly what happened yet, but we do know that she has a lot of debt to payoff and is avoiding her noble family. Over the first few months in Caraquette Castle, she’s been taken under the wing of Emperor Cade, who has offered her books, gifts and dark magics. 

Elly was enslaved by the crown when they attacked her village and killed her people. She works for Crown Prince Atlas, but it’s all a cover for her real mission-- to kill his mother, the Empress. We’ve seen Elly begin to side with the Unseen Rebellion, under Lien Farwind, but she’s yet to reveal to her friends how deeply she has become ingrained in their plots. 

Ryan is a character with a dark past that she hides from everyone, including her teammates. She was a concubine chosen for Crown Prince Atlas, but who has never laid a hand on her. Instead, she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Arsen. Ryan has experienced torture at the hands on the Empress and is driven to survive above all else.

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