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Short Quest Long Rest

Short Quest Long Rest

By Short Quest Long Rest
Welcome to Short Quest Long Rest, an actual play D&D 5E podcast set in Icewind Dale. Join our intrepid crew on an adventure through the ups and downs of Rime of the Frostmaiden! Share some laughs, and enjoy an epic story told by Dungeon Master Josie!
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SQLR: Good Vibrations 04 - Lost In Translation
The crew have encountered their first taste of what this planet has to offer. With a duo of Azlanti laid low and a resident yokel in tow, the group now has a prisoner to question. Will our heroes be able break the legendary resoluteness of the Empire? Guess we'll just have to get dangerous and find out.
January 20, 2022
Episode 69 - Nice...
I'd like to say that we're mature enough to name this specifically numbered episode something clever... But if you listen to this show, you know we're all 12 years old as far as maturity goes. So grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see what shenanigans happen today.
January 17, 2022
SQLR: Good Vibrations 03 - Empire Knifes Back
The crew of the Good Vibrations have touched down on the jungle planet Nakondis, making a trek towards Madelon's Landing, but this walk in the forest isn't as peaceful as it might seem. Accosted by a trio of strange blue, electric apes, the group takes them down. What happens next? Well we get dangerous... that's what!!!
January 13, 2022
Episode 68 - Hanky Cavs
More and more keeps piling up on our hero's shoulders. Underworld crime syndicates hunting them, a possible Duergar invasion involving a great constructed dragon, and last but not least, an evil god that has brought darkness to the land. Will this group buckle under the pressure? Well grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out.
January 10, 2022
SQLR: Good Vibrations 02 - Jungle Crews
A simple job, an easy pay day,  but then... uninvited guests? Far as the crew knew, Nakondis didn't have any orbital defenses... so where did the drones come from? What's happening planet side? How is Cedona tied up in all this? Only one way to find out. Nose down, punch the engines, and... Let's get dangerous! 
January 06, 2022
SQLR: Good Vibrations 01 - A Good Start
Welcome to the Short Quest Long Rest: Good Vibrations. Follow us as we head into the Drift to far flung colonies, ancient empires, and maybe a laugh or two. Join the crew of the Good Vibrations as they set out to win fortune, stake claims, and settle scores. It's going to be wild ride, so strap in the gunner seat and lets get dangerous.
January 06, 2022
Episode 67 - Nobody Expects the Tavini Inquisition
The Duergar plot thickens and the group in town has been dealt with. Though some escaped, their leader has been apprehended by our heroes and perhaps now the guard captain will be forthcoming with information. But first, our group must get the princely Duergar to talk. So grab a snack, get comfy and let's see what happens. 
January 03, 2022
Episode 66 - Swing, Swing
The plot thickens as the Deep Dwarves are brought into the fold. What are their purpose and what will the prince of the Duergar have to say about this great mechanical dragon they're creating. Well grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out together!
December 27, 2021
Episode 65 - Boats and Foes
With the captured Duergar behind bars and his allies location revealed, the captain of the guard immediately acts on the information. Asking for the group's help, they now make their way to the docks to attempt to take the Dark Dwarves by surprise. With the party now split, what will befall our heroes? Well, grab a snack, get comfy and let's find out.
December 20, 2021
Episode 64 - Friends In Cold Places
Well, apparently Duergar aren't the most wise, but what to do with this creature. After a brief skirmish without a single sword being swung, the Dwarven cousin floats with wounded pride as the group try to determine their next course of action. So grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see where the heck this goes. 
December 13, 2021
Episode 63 - A Lovely Day for a Parade
A new task and another venture. Our heroes are out upon the ice in a precarious position and it seems that they have a secret admirer keeping a close on them. With a simple spell, Dreamer has revealed the secret observer as they began to flee. What comes next? Well grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out!
December 06, 2021
Episode 62 - Lord and Savor
After the disturbing execution of an unknown wizard, the group made contact with the captain of the guard. After a subtle conversation, they've come to an accord. If the group can discover the fate of a group of missing fishermen, then she'll offer them some information about the local Zentarim dealings. Now, onto the lake to find a ship. Will it go off without a hitch? Well, grab a snack, get comfy and let's find out. 
November 29, 2021
Episode 61 - Know When To Run Away
Now the group has infiltrated the town of Easthaven and were greeted with a public execution and the head of the guard that doesn't seem too trusting. Understandable in a town known for it's inhabitants being thieves and murderers. Sounds like the plan is to stir up trouble, so grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see how quickly our group can accomplish this task. 
November 22, 2021
Episode 60 - Perfect Execution
With Garn and Elsa safe and sound with the dwarves of the northern hold, the group stands at the gates of Easthaven. A hive of scum and villainy. How will our heroes flush out the Zhentarim and exact their vengeance?  Will grab a snack, get comfy, and lets find out.
November 15, 2021
Episode 59 - The Old Dusty Trail
Tragedy has befallen those close to our heroes. The past has come back to haunt the Dragon Knight and now it's time to settle past scores. But first, those that have been wronged must be taken out of harms way, then perhaps the group can take care of business. So grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see what happens tonight.
November 08, 2021
Episode 58 - Better Served Cold
Bryn Shander hasn't changed much, besides a house or two being displaced. But what happens when one of those houses belongs to someone the group considers family? What will they all do once they're reunited and learn of the happenings to Elsa and Garn? Grab a snack, get comfy and let's find out together. 
November 01, 2021
SQLR Spooktacular! Part 1
What happens when murders spring up in the small town of Cliffside? When the world seems to go crazy and a few delinquent students and their teacher are forced to face the darkness alone in this sleepy burg? Hop in and find out during our Halloween special. Enjoy Part 1 of the Spooktacular, folks! There are two more comin'!
October 31, 2021
Episode 57 - Warm Welcome
The threats never cease. The cold brings new challenges, both natural and unnatural alike. But despite the hardships, our heroes persevere and move forward. Next stop, the town of Bryn Shander to reunite and check on old friends. So grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see how the day goes. 
October 25, 2021
Episode 56 - Lone Cold Stunner
With a warm hearth behind them and only the cold ahead, the group makes their way back to Bryn Shander. When they decided to bed for the night, curiosity gets the better of them and without warning, something wicked this way comes. What can our heroes do in the face of such a terror? Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out. 
October 18, 2021
Episode 55 - Really Ties The Room Together
The White Moose is now up and running. The staff has been hired, and Stone has assembled a crew so motley it nearly puts our Deliverers to shame. Unfortunately, this little break of peace had to come to an end at some point, so now our heroes must decide their next step on this journey. Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see what they come up with.
October 11, 2021
Episode 54 - Stone and the Family Sly
Out heroes have finally found a place to rest their heads. With the acquisition of a ramshackle tavern, the group spends time sprucing it up and establishing what they hope will not only be a home, but also a gathering place for information, allies, and if they bring in a coin or two in the process then all the better. So grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see who wanders in.
October 04, 2021
Episode 53 - Where Every Berry Knows Your Name
The tomb has been cleared and the threat eliminated, but the taint of Auril still lingers. With the Great Moose and Ravisin slain, it's time for the heroes to return to town to collect their just rewards. Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see what happens.
September 27, 2021
Episode 52 - Ravisin Rumble
The tomb is open and the pawns are in place. What will happen when the mad druid is confronted in this ancient place? Will she see reason and end her dark ways, or will our heroes be forced to take down yet another mind twisted by the darkness? Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out!
September 20, 2021
Episode 51 - Mirror, Mirror Down the Hall
Another night has passed and with the aurora rising across the sky the group makes plans to open the ancient elven tomb. What wonders or horrors await them when the resting place is disturbed? Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see what happens.
September 13, 2021
Episode 50 - Finnegan, And Again
The Brazier is lit and a new companion joins the group, but do they have good or evil intent. With Dreamer needing to rest before he can attempt to unlock the temple, it looks like our heroes will be forced to spend the night with this druidic mummy. Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out what happens.
September 06, 2021
Episode 49 - Mummy Talks
Our little band has now dealt with the Dread White Moose of the Lonelywood but that doesn't mean all is right with the North. Why did this creature suddenly become violent, and who is behind all this? Well grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out.
August 30, 2021
Episode 48 - The Bigger They Are
It's time for our heroes to find out why they called it The Dread White Moose of the Lonelywood. After being given little choice but to defend themselves, the showdown begins! Get comfy, grab a snack, and let's see what happens!
August 23, 2021
Episode 47 - Moose On The Loose
There seems to be a pattern forming with this merry band of misfits. A new town, a new problem, and a splash of heroism disguised as self-interest and greed. The stakes are high this time a big reward in play: a tavern. If our heroes can help the town with their moose problem, the group is slated to inherit the building and its dubious past. Get comfy, grab a snack, and let's see what happens. 
August 16, 2021
Episode 46 - The Way the Cookie Crumbles
Setting out from the mining town of Termalaine, our band heads ever northward towards adventure and excitement. Chasing the rumors of a dreaded White Moose, the next stop is the Lonelywood. Can our heroes help the people of this logging settlement? Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out.
August 09, 2021
Episode 45 - Stand and Deliver
A new day has come! What will our group do with it? Looks like they're all headed in different directions, everyone knows you don't split up the party. Let's hope it doesn't lead to too many shenanigans, or at least not deadly ones. Grab a snack, get comfy and let's find what happens.
August 02, 2021
Episode 44 - Leg Work
With the mine behind them and a pile of kobold bodies behind them, our band makes their way back to the Eastside Inn to try to and do a bit of good. Grek needs a home, Marta's father needs a leg, so grab a snack, get comfy and let's see what happens.
July 26, 2021
Episode 43 - Don't Speak Illithi-Dead
With the Grell down for the count, the group continued on to parley with the intruding kobolds. After negotiations broke down, the group took care of business. Only now a new presence has appeared and the fight is not over. Grab a snack, get comfy and let's see how this goes. 
July 19, 2021
Episode 42 - Rock N' Roll
Our heroes are tasked with clearing out a gem mine that has been taken over by a band of pushy kobolds. After an accidental death and an attempted... not-so-accidental one, they now have a guide to take them deeper. But something lurks in the shadows waiting for the moment to strike! Will they fall prey to this skulking creature? Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out.
July 12, 2021
Episode 41 - To Koboldly Go
Our band of Deliverers arrived in Termalaine to find many mysteries, or are they just growing suspicious after being exposed to the darkness of Icewind Dale? With doubt in their minds, they do their best to help, agreeing to build a leg for Marta's father, and possibly clear out this mine full of Kobolds. Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see how it goes. 
July 05, 2021
Episode 40 - There's Something About Marta
With the jovial nights of the Dwarven Hold behind them, the Deliverers must choose the next destination on their journey. They still have responsibilities to attend to further into the frozen north, but the current happenings of the Dale are not lost on them. What could they possibly do to stem the tide of darkness growing in Icewind? Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out.
June 28, 2021
Episode 39 - Real Talk
After a soothing rest inside Battlehammer Hold, our group must now consider what comes next. Do they continue with their humble deliveries? Or is their purpose far greater and more perilous than that? Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out together.
June 21, 2021
Episode 38 - Bess In Show
It has been a long and difficult journey for our heroes since leaving Bryn Shander. Tragic losses, mishaps, and several harrowing battles later our heroes finally stumble back into civilization for a brief respite. It's time to cut loose in a mead hall filled with dwarves, can they stay out of trouble? Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out together.
June 14, 2021
Episode 37 - Queen of Thorns
In the thick of it, with Needle Spawn closing in on all sides, the group faces down a mad Druid that's evolved into an abomination of her own design. Can our heroes beat back the horde of the prickly invaders to clear the Halls of Black Ice? Or will this be the dwarven ruin that claims their lives? Well grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out together.
June 07, 2021
Episode 36 - Prickly Situation
Deep within the Halls of Black Ice, the party has encountered many strange things. Thorn-riddled corpses that rise from the dead, glass-like gemstones that can drive a person mad, and now two animated shrubs that act as if they're young children. What magic is at play here? What will they find as they dive deeper into this usurped stronghold? Grab a snack, get comfy and let's find out together.
May 31, 2021
Episode 35 - Shady Shrubs
Our party descends into the perilous Halls of Black Ice, a Dwarven hold that has fallen into darkness. What mysterious entity is squatting in these ancient halls? What happened to the old inhabitants? Can our heroes clear the way for the Chardelyn-obsessed Ruby to do her good work? Grab a snack, get comfy and let's find out.
May 24, 2021
Episode 34 - Thorn In Our Side
With the mountain conquered our heroes have parted ways with Perilou and Artis. Helda accompanies them now with the Halls of Black Ice looming ahead of them. Is this party up to the challenge? What awaits them inside? Some black ice, probably. Well grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out. 
May 17, 2021
Episode 33 - Friends In High Places
Our band continues their treacherous trek up to the Cairn's summit. In their path a fearsome beast lay slumbering, but as the group turns back in fear Dreamer pushes on to the pinnacle. They soon catch up to him and realize all is not right, and the unexpected awaits. What is afoot at the apex of Icewind Dale? Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out together. 
May 10, 2021
Episode 32 - Dream On
With Skarde defeated, his life force dispersed, and the tomb secured the group stands victorious atop the Cairn... now only the summit awaits. Perilou returned to them as if nothing had happened, only to find out that the necrotic energies of the lair had brought her back as something less than holy. What path shall our heroes take now? Well grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out together.
May 03, 2021
Episode 31 - Hazard Pay
After a harrowing fight with Skarde the Frost Giant Lich, it's not over. There's still the phylactery that must be dealt with. Can our heroes make it through this necrotic energy to end this monster once and for all? Grab a snack, get comfy and let's find out together.
April 26, 2021
Episode 30 - Skarde to Death
The path up the mountain has been treacherous, a fact Felgrin and Krelik were reminded of as they nearly plummeted to an early grave. Now, just out of a difficult battle, the party hears more combat below. It's time to push on and get that package delivered. So grab a snack, get comfy and let's see what happens next.
April 19, 2021
Episode 29 - A Macabre Ball Pit
With our heroes nearly to the entrance to the mountain halls they are tapped and tired. What options do they have? What will the mountain throw at them next, or will somebody just throw the mountain? Grab a snack, get comfy and let's find out.
April 12, 2021
Episode 28 - What Lies Within
With the perils of the north becoming more and more apparent, their goal is still nowhere in sight. Our heroes continue their climb towards the summit in the hope that the clues they've followed will bear fruit. Perhaps if they can save the lives of the party Garrett lead up the mountain this journey would not be for nothing. So grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see what happens.
April 05, 2021
Episode 27 - A Stark Reminder
After the group narrowly escapes an avalanche they still have Kelvin's Cairn to deal with and Garrett to find. What problems will they face on the mountainside? What enemies will stand in their way? Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out together.
March 29, 2021
Episode 26 - Ups and Downs
Though the party was expecting a warm bed, due to some misunderstandings they're instead greeted with a cold reception. With the Dane and his beloved daughter unhappy with the group, will they be able to leave the keep in one piece? Grab a snack, get comfy and let's find out.
March 22, 2021
Episode 25 - Down In The Valley
Once again our band of heroes is back out into the Dale journeying ever northward. With their new Dwarven friends along for the ride, what will be in store for them on the way to Kelvin's Cairn? Grab a snack, get comfy and let's find out. 
March 15, 2021
Episode 24 - Moving Out
The morning after returning to Bryn Shander the group splits up to finish up some last-minute details before heading out. After their last trek into the wilderness, there's no doubt that this journey will not be an easy one. So grab a snack, get comfy, and let's see where the road takes us. 
March 08, 2021
Episode 23 - Your Eyes
Our adventurers have dealt a mighty blow to the goblin band and the rest have chosen to surrender. With the ingots back in their possession, they start to make their way back to Bryn Shander. How will they get this heavy load back across the snow-swept plains? Grab a snack, get comfy and let's find out. 
March 01, 2021
Episode 22 - Polar Bears & Dragons
Our heroes have taken on their first task in Bryn Shander in the hopes of securing resources and connections. Resources and connections that might make their journey in the cold north a little more bearable. Outside of the city, the harsh north shows them just how dangerous it can be. With the missing dwarf's body recovered our group sets out to recover the cart of iron ingots they seek, only to find unexpected entities standing in their way. Get comfy, grab a snack and find out what happens next.
February 22, 2021
Episode 21 - Load-Bearing Axe
Only a short stay in Bryn Shander and the group has already acquired more work. This time in the hopes of making their trip north a little easier. As they set out to try and recover a sled full of iron ingots for the town, one can wonder what they might encounter out on the snowfields. Get comfy, grab a snack, and settle in for some adventure.
February 15, 2021
Episode 20 - Innuendo Shopping
The first "day" in Bryn Shander is shaping up to be an interesting one. With our intrepid band giving their word to help the dwarven crew they met in town, the group split up to see what the city had to offer. Will Bryn Shander be as welcoming as in previous cities? Grab a snack, get comfy, and let's find out together.
February 08, 2021
Episode 19 - The Most Interesting People
With our heroes finally back in civilization, as simple as it may be, they start to learn there is more amiss with the north than just the dark. The mysterious Kal now joins them in their journey as we see what awaits them in the city of Bryn Shander. Get comfy, grab a snack, and let's see where the night takes us. 
February 01, 2021
Episode 18 - Plan-B
Our adventurers have come a long way to Bryn Shander. From the first steps onto the Icebreaker, Rat Assassins. From Mephit Mayhem to Yeti's in the mountains. They've met friends, made allies, and grown nearly two fold in size since the beginning. Now they take their first steps into Ten Towns proper. What awaits our team of heroes? Well get comfy, grab a snack and lets find out. 
January 25, 2021
Episode 17 - Getting Ogre It
With a heartfelt goodbye to the Shorthelms, the group continues north. After a long arduous trek, our heroes are accosted by an enormous Sabertooth Tiger, accompanied by a mysterious assailant. Will our heroes triumph over these adversaries? Get comfy, grab a snack and lets find out. 
January 18, 2021
Episode 16 - Shotguns and Renaissance
A long journey north has taken it's toll on our adventurers and this brief reprieve in Hundlestone was exactly what they needed. Good people, good food, and a good nights rest. Moving on to the next what will await our heroes. Get comfy, grab a snack and settle in while we find out.
January 11, 2021
Episode 15 - Make Yourself a Plate
After trekking further north, the group came across a man in the middle of a pitched battle with a Yeti. Nearly as soon as they arrived, the fight was over as Dreamer revealed he could speak to the Yeti and convinced it to back down, and Grin used his magical expertise to put the raging man into a slumber in hopes of deescalating the situation. This grateful man gave the group shelter at his home just outside Hundlestone where they enjoyed the night with jests and drinks. Next stop, Hundlestone. Get comfy, grab a snack and let's see what happens. 
January 04, 2021
Episode 14 -Yeti, Steady, GO!!!
After trudging through the snow laden landscape our heroes were forced to take shelter in a cave they happened upon. After a short examination, they found it to be the home of something that favored the more savory side of the menu. Luckily the only guest they had was a friendly little fox that seemed to take a shining to Grin. After a uncomfortable sleep, they're back on the road... but what awaits them around the bend. Well get comfy, grab a snack, and lets find out.
December 28, 2020
Episode 13 - Let It Snow
After leaving Fireshear our group made their way northwards to continue their task of delivering their final packages. As a blizzard set in they were forced to take shelter in small cave. Not long after the howls of creatures rose up from outside... are they in the den of these creatures... well get comfy, grab a snack and lets find out.
December 21, 2020
Episode 12 - A Small Addition
After a dangerous fight with that undead shark, our group of intrepid heroes are on their way to Fireshear for repairs to continue their journey to deliver the rest of their packages. But what surprises awaits them in the once Memphit infested town? Well get comfy and tune in to find out. 
December 14, 2020
Episode 11 - Jump The Shark
After a harrowing couple of days in Aurilssbarg, our heroes had supplied up for the trip back to Fireshear. A few days into the trip the watchman aboard the Icebreaker called out that something was closing in fast upon the ship... something sinister. Will our heroes have the fortitude and skill to handle this otherworldly threat. Get comfy, grab a snack, and lets find out. 
December 07, 2020
Episode 10 - All That Glitters Is Gold
Though the beginning of the day seemed a little bleak, the rest shall hopefully bring more joy. With only hours left until the Icebreaker sets sail back to Fireshear, our heroes look to pass the time at the local shops. So pull up a chair and comfy as our heroes see what the port of Aurilssbarg has to offer. 
November 30, 2020
Episode 9 - A Gray Day
Our heroes had an interesting night last night. From a pleasant swim for Miri, a cheater being called out in a card game, a race through the streets to help said cheater, an ambush the eventual interrogation of a Were-Rat, finally ending in a scathing meeting with captain for defying orders. But today is a new day and with dreamers information perhaps they'll finally get back on track with their deliveries. Stay tuned and get comfy.
November 23, 2020
Episode 8 - You Dirty Rat Pt. 2: Judgement Day
The strange Were-rat named Fanger has been apprehended. Now it's time to get some answers. Dreamer wandered off to see if he could pick up the trail of the group that chased after the Tiefling mage. Hopefully he'll be alright. The nights in this town don't seem too friendly. So grab a snack, get comfy and lets see what happens. 
November 16, 2020
Episode 7 - You Dirty Rat
Our intrepid band has stolen away from the Ice Breaker for a night on the town. Riain and Miri share a moment while Felgrin and Dreamer both make their way to the Frosted Flagon. After a few drinks a hand of cards that goes sour, the group chases after a murderous band that intend harm upon a tricky Tiefling... not OUR tricky Tiefling... another one. Let's see where this goes.
November 09, 2020
Episode 6 - A Flagon Full of Wine
With Fireshear in the rearview, our heroes make their way to the island colony of Aurillsbarg. Though Griggle was an interesting character, and his gifts are worth a small fortune, what will await the group in this seemingly sleepy mining community. Lets get comfy and see what happens. 
November 02, 2020
Episode 5 - Crazy Griggle Thing Called Love
After the being in the hot seat with those Mephits, our band of adventures push on. Griggles house should be just ahead and with Dreamer leading the way hopefully there wont be any more trouble. Let's see if there are any more surprises around the bend today. 
October 26, 2020
Episode 4 - The Mephit Show
The group tried to investigate the murder, but weren't able to make much headway. Riain decided it would be best alert the captain and through some persuasion, arranged a meeting with him. After the meeting they decided to procure their packages to make sure they didn't come up missing as there seems to be shady business about the Icebreaker.
October 19, 2020
Episode 3 - Cap'n, My Cap'n
Our band of heroes almost are routed in the ruins of Illusk by a group of skeletons. Luckily their final contact rushed in to their rescue and made short work of their attackers. Now the group is on the Icebreaker and headed for Icewind Dale, but Krelik happened to witness a body getting dumped overboard, and the killer seems to have seen his face.
October 19, 2020
Episode 2 - Road to Ruins
Taking on new roles as Luskar Deliverers, our intrepid band sets out to procure three of the six packages for delivery in Icewind Dale. First stopping at the Host tower of the Arcane to meet with a young Tiefling that was obsessed with dragons, our heroes then encountered a strange creature named Dragon Bait at the local tavern. After a game of smelly charades, we had two of the three packages and were on our way to the ruins of Illusk for the third. 
October 19, 2020
Episode 1 - Mail, Male, or Mail?
Welcome to Short Quest, Long Rest, a D&D 5E adventure full of fantasy and whimsy. There will be intrigue, entertainment, laughs, and even a little cuteness. So grab a snack, get comfy, and enjoy the first episode of SQLR. =)
September 24, 2020