The first snow of the winter has fallen and within the Dragon Empire and the surrounding environs that means the Feast of Gold has finally arrived; instituted by the Tyrant Emperor, its a week of feasting, celebration, and gift giving. The party find themselves in Maywold on this Feast of Gold, a town that refuses to celebrate the beloved holiday, even though it means crossing the Emperor and breaking the law; what could cause such a sleepy little hamlet to risk open rebellion against the Empire?
The gang, fresh from their adventure on the Stars Our Destination, prepare to make the exchange with Dr. Simic; unfortunately, it doesn't go exactly as planned and they find themselves beating a hasty retreat. They also discover exactly what the mechanical birds do and possibly set themselves up to make a fortune (also maybe destroy Mars).
The Lance of Victory has been stolen; not the fake Lance the party failed to steal, but the real one. According to the news, the Lance had already been stolen long before the party's original attempt! Who stole the Lance? What does the Immortal CEO want with the party? Why is there an Elemental Plane of Teens?
The party finally takes on the awful tree that has taken over the halfling village of Round Top. Of course, it won't be easy, what with Round Top being the epicenter of several important leylines and the tree sucking them dry for the Hunter; uprooting this glorified weed will take more than just stabbing it and burning it with hellfire.
A group of weirdos plans to steal the Lance of Victory, a powerful holy relic owned by the Church of Light; their goal is to take down the self proclaimed god known as the Speaker in Light, and the Lance is the first step in that plan. Unfortunately for them, none of them are natural born thieves and rogues. Things go about as well as can be expected, given the circumstances.
This week, Lab makes a new friend that very much wants to reach out and touch somebody, more specifically the Crystal Gems. The kids try to stop Lab's run away invention, figure out how its connected to Flint, and how to steal a spaceship to go beat up some cops. Very normal kid stuff!
This week, the local alcoholics delve into the Pay Phone and its strange network of... well... phones. Zoe finds someone near and dear to her and goes all out in an attempt to save them; this is definitely how it happens and not me just talking shit.
The investigators get to work, trying to uncover what the DeBartolo Group is up to. How do a vandalized church, an apartment complex under new management, fey politics, and building permits all fit together? Find out in this episode!
This week, instead of a climactic fight Hugh and Blaze have a flashback fireside chat! Hugh has a bone to pick with Blaze, following the events at the Court of Stars, something that has been festering for a long while. Blaze, being a giant emotional baby, has no idea what's going on.
The criminals decide to set about scraping the stacks they collected for data; for this they turn to Dr. Simic, a strange psychosurgeon for hire. He promises to get them all the data they could want, if they simply retrieve some strange mechanical birds from the wreck of a cargo ship in orbit around Mars. What follows is a series of amazing failures.