The Zeal Archives
The Gurus of Antiquity: Life and Death [Book 2, Chapter 2]
Could it be… Robo? T desperately scrambles to repair what may be their future hope as G delves into the Zeal Archives to leverage future knowledge of… well, the future! Could Belthasar still reside in the ruins, and the Epoch as well? Could the spatial anomaly be a way out of the world of Chrono Trigger?
T and G discuss:
* Melchior as a metaphor for world building! How NPCs can help to flesh out the world and add details to the story, even foreshadow, even when they don’t seem important.
* The creations of Melchior! He sure made a lot of stuff, whether it be the Swallow, Prism gear, or… the Mammon Machine?!
* Guru… of Life? For a merchant of death, he sure has a pretty cushy title! What’s the origin of his name, anyway?
## Where to find us
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## Special Announcement: Livestream for the Cure 4
The 4th Annual Livestream for the Cure (or the Livestream 4 the Cure?) has been scheduled for FORTY-EIGHT HOURS from May 28th thru the 31st, with a small four hour kick-off event scheduled for the evening before to do final tests (and hopefully wrangle in some amazing guests). This year we’ll be pushing to raise $10,000 for the Cancer Research Institute, and if all of that gets doubled, we stand a very good chance of raising over $20,000 for cancer research. Hitting last year’s goal on day TWO meant that, unfortunately, donations slowed to a trickle for the entirety of day three, so if we happen to hit our goal before the end this year, we’ll be raising the bar by $1,000 every time we hit it and offering additional prizes for people won donate to these flex goals!
As in years past, the event will be LIVE on Twitch, so be sure to head to [http://twitch.tv/epicfilmguys](http://twitch.tv/epicfilmguys) and give us a follow! We’ll be going live with streams and other events where we’ll be mentioning L4TC all the way up until the event begins the evening of May 27th.
More details available at [http://www.livestreamforthecure.com/](http://www.livestreamforthecure.com/)
* Nick Green as (Nick) G and himself
* Nick Terwoord as (Nick) T, Robo and himself
* Nick Zacharewicz as Gaspar
* [SMZeldaRules](https://smzeldarules.carrd.co/) as ?????
Editing, scripting, and podcast visual design by Nick Terwoord.
And an extra special thanks to Square Enix for making that game that we love, Chrono Trigger ...and for not suing us.
[02:54] Intro: [Inception](https://www.jamendo.com/track/1208449/inception) by [The ARTISANS Beats](https://www.jamendo.com/artist/464776/the-artisans-beats) used under [Jamendo’s standard license](https://help-licensing.jamendo.com/hc/en-us/articles/211293289-What-can-I-do-with-a-Standard-License-)
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