Mystic Knights: Swordsman, Sorcerer, Sycophant [Book 3, Chapter 5]

Episode 5 July 07, 2021 00:40:02
Mystic Knights: Swordsman, Sorcerer, Sycophant [Book 3, Chapter 5]
The Zeal Archives
Mystic Knights: Swordsman, Sorcerer, Sycophant [Book 3, Chapter 5]
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Show Notes

This is it, the end of our intrepid crew… just kidding! Trapped in a cage of worlds new and old, our heroes must devise a cunning escape plan that will require everything that they know about the world of Chrono Trigger… probably! At the very least they might need to call in help from some unexpected friends…

In our world, T and G attempt to unveil the storied past of the trio of misfits Ozzie, Flea, and Slash… if they had one?! In particular:

Editing, scripting, and podcast visual design by Nick Terwoord. Special thanks to Square Enix for making that game that we love, Chrono Trigger ...and for not suing us.

Episode Cast

Alphabetically, by actor:

Musical Credits

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Additional Notes

Background: What we know… maybe

A Brief Interlude: Localization (in particular, in the 90s)

Speculation: What we don’t know

What is the Zeal Archives?

The Zeal Archives is a monthly podcast exploring the A-Z of the world of Chrono Trigger one bit at a time—two parts audio drama, one part discussion podcast, one hundred percent love letter to one of the best JRPGs of all time!

The Zeal Archives is published at zealarchives.com and thenickscast.com and can be found on most podcatching services. Please leave us comments, questions, criticism, or any other feedback at TheNickscast on Facebook or Twitter.

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