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This week on Battle Bards, the bards kick it old-school in their taverns of choice, checking out the sweet music and fine wine that pours forth from these iconic locations.  You can almost hear the crackling of the fire as these virtual poets strum their lutes... or can you?

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Episode 9 show notes

  • Introduction to tavern tunes (including “Tavern De Kada-El” from PlaneShift)
  • "Prancing Pony" from Lord of the Rings Online, composed by Chance Thomas
  • "Tavern Rock Volume 1" from Dungeons and Dragons Online, composed by Stephen DiGregorio
  • "Tavern" from World of Warcraft, composed by Jason Hayes
  • "Spelunken und Tavernen" from Drakensang Online, composed by Tilman Sillescu and Markus Schmidt
  • "Deepwater" from World of Warcraft, composed by David Arkenstone
  • "Pub" from Ultima Online, composed by ??
  • "Inn Music" from Final Fantasy XIV, composed by Nobuo Uematsu
  • Outro: “Main Theme”

Special thanks to Tesh for the Battle Bards logo!

Direct download: Battle_Bards_Episode_9.mp3
Category:battle bards -- posted at: 9:00am EST
Comments[4]

  • Thanks a lot guys! we're glad everyone liked it, the mini-Reds included! ^^

    posted by: Syl on 2013-08-25 17:15:25

  • I personally loved the UO pick, because of its late Medieval/early Renaissance feel. (Having an oboist in the house helps.) And yes, nowadays we'd associate that with a formal concert setting, but back then it would have been played after dinner or at a gathering. Oh, and Syl, the mini-Reds liked the episode.

    posted by: Redbeard on 2013-08-23 23:47:47

  • Actually, German "Spelunke" (and Polish "spelunka") is a word for a bar or pub of a less-than-perfect reputation.

    posted by: Ink on 2013-08-19 10:09:43

  • Hi all, I love this podcast, it's great to be introduced to more MMO music. In particular, one track really stood out to me this episode: the Prancing Pony track. Why? Because it sounds 150% Wild West if you listen to the podcast on 2x setting on an iPhone. I replayed it about 3 times and each time it was just as good. Do give it a try! Keep up the great episodes!

    posted by: Funkyus on 2013-08-15 08:41:36

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