Sunday, February 15, 2015

Season 8, Episodes 11-13: The Tanu Trilogy

We've played the thirteenth episode of the eighth season of Lady Penelope's Odyssey yesterday evening - but the season itself is not over yet and will most probably run for a couple more episodes (see the last post for more details about the whys and wherefores of this wild decision). Episode 8.13 was the third and final part of a trilogy of stories (a big, three-parter of sort, if you will) - so without further ado, I bring you...

The Tanu Triad

Episode 11: Twilight of the Tanu
Back in the divergent future of King Arthur II, Lady Penelope returns to the Otherworld of the Daneans.  Surrounded by ancient secrets and growing tensions, she soon discovers that the Hidden Kingdom is dying, deprived of its vital earth-power. As the clouds of war gather on the horizon, the Time Lady must find a way to heal old wounds and forge new ties…

Episode 12: Trial of the Tanu
The ancient order of things has been restored in the Hidden Kingdom – or has it?  As Lady Penelope continues to explore the mysterious history of the Tanu folk and her own mixed heritage, an ancient evil is rising behind the Gate of Exile. Can the Time Lady help her lover Lord Fenn free his people from the shadows of the past and build a new, brighter future?

Episode 13: Time of the Tanu
As the Hidden Kingdom celebrates the coronation of King Fenn and the Tanu prepare to enter the Third Age of their exile on Earth, Lady Penelope must help the new monarch to turn an ominous prophecy into a promise of a bright and glorious future – but first, she will have to uncover the last secret of the Shining Folk. A tale of destiny, duty and decisions. 

(Credit where credit is due: the Daneans / Tanu are loosely based on the Tanu aliens featured in Julian May's Saga of the Exiles - as well as on their original model, the Tuatha dé Dannan and Sidhe lords of Celtic myth).

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