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May 14, 2021

“You must be Captain Vasquez.”

“And why, madam, do you presume that?”

“Because judging from their expressions, none of the people at this table believe a word you’re saying…but they’re all listening anyway because the story is just that captivating.”

Captain Vasquez glanced around the crowded table and smiled. She believed in her tales with such confidence that it did not matter whether anyone else did or not. She believed because they were true, mostly. The tale of the spineless cater-monkey was certainly true.


An explorer vessel searches for a lost continent whose fiercely guarded shores may hide a horrific weapon or a terrific power.

Genre: Fantasy

Tags: Captain Vasquez, Jones, Lady Morales, magician, Sable Dragonfly, Soumough, Terrible Mallard


Story: “The Terrible Mallard” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Soumough” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel


Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)

Music by Dark Fantasy Studio (Nicholas Jeudy)
“The village (seamless)”
“Ex nihilo (seamless)”
“Eternity (seamless)”
“Immortals (seamless)”

Music by ROZKOL
“Ambient I-IV”

Music by Andy Ray*
“Medieval Theme #1”

Music by Unnamed Artist(s)*
“Locations_Happy Village (loop)”
“Exploration_Cave (loop)”
“Exploration_Technologic Place (loop)”
“Medieval Track #2 (looped)”

*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.

Music by ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Music by Andy Ray, Dark Fantasy Studio (Nicholas Jeudy) and the unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket


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