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Lord Avedon has a problem. Generations of Avedons have watched over Avedon Hill and controlled the only pass through the Lantis Mountains. Traditions are important to the Avedon family, but one tradition has tragically come to an end. Gretta Platt, Housemistress of Avedon Manor, has been murdered. A member of the Platt family has always served the Avedons as Housemistress. until now. Only a handful of people live at Avedon Hill, and most are suspects. Arames Kragen, retired Aarronic Advisor and scholar of prophecy, arrives at the gates of Avedon Hill, hoping to gain access to the mountain pass. Lord Avedon is not in a giving mood, however.

This is the story of Arames Kragen and his attempt not only to discover who killed Gretta Platt, but also to uncover the truth about a town that apparently has more secrets than inhabitants.

The Land of Caern: It is a world where the gods, the Children of Az, can choose to be born as mortals to directly affect events in the world, and often do. It is a world where the Priests of Caern frantically search for the mortal incarnations of any of the Children, in order prevent the Prophecies of Iberian from coming to pass.

Welcome to The Land of Caern. Welcome. to Murder at Avedon Hill, the podcast novel by P.G. Holyfield.

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  • Prologue: We are introduced to Gretta Platt, Housemistress of Avedon Manor. Chapter 1: We are introduced to Arames Kragen, monk and former Aarronic Advisor, and his student, Arrin Perti. Our two heroes have reached Avedon Hill, gateway to the Olviaran Pass. But they have arrived only to discover a town that has closed its doors to travelers. Guest Voice: Leann Mabry

  • We are introduced Cletus, the town gatekeeper. Arames and Arrin negotiate with Cletus, with varying degrees of success.

  • Arames Kragen and Arrin Perti set themselves up at the inn. They meet a few townspeople, and learn they will need help from the citizenry in order to meet Lord Avedon. Guest Voices: Tee Morris, Jon Stallard, James Ziesel, Rae Lamond.

  • A discussion of Artus, the Child of Az that is no more. Several more townspeople are met. Guest Voices: Jack Hosley, Jeff Greiner, Matt and Denise Lynch

  • We meet Marrissa, the town herbalist. An unlikely quest is undertaken. A most unlikely friend stops in for a visit. Guest Voices: Christiana Ellis, Matthew Wayne Selznick

  • The library is visited. A goal is achieved, in a manner of speaking. Guest Voices: Christiana Ellis, Caroline Murphy-Himmelman

  • Our heroes manage to anger several townspeople, including Head Constable Louis, Blake Weathertop, and Lord Avedon. Guest Voices: Jon Stallard, Billly Flynn, John Cmar, Chris Miller, Indiana Jim

  • Arames and Arrin pay a visit to the Avedon Manor Courtyard, and spend some quality time with the head constable. Guest Voices: Jon Stallard, Chris Miller, Kris Johnson

  • Our two heroes meet Gloria Platt, Gretta's mother. A discovery is made. Guest Voices: Kris Johnson, Rich Sigfirt, Philippa Ballantine

  • Arames and Arrin explore Avedon Hill, and meet several townspeople... i.e. suspects. Guest Voices: Leann Mabry, Rich Sigfirt, Philippa Ballantine, Sam Chupp, Glenn Webber

  • Our heroes return to Avedon Manor. They speak to several members of the manor staff, and then meet Richard Avedon, the oldest son of Lord Avedon.. Guest Voices: Natalie Metzger, Mistress Jett, John Cmar, Indiana Jim, Billy Flynn, Chris Dickey, and Chris Miller.

  • Arames speaks to Father Jorrus before returning to the inn. Arames visits with his cousin before heading to bed. and then, the episode ends with unpleasantness. Guest Voices: Tee Morris, Rae Lamond, MA in PA.

  • "Arames learns new information from Cletus, and Arrin dreams. Guest Voices: Jon Stallard, Chris Miller, Glen Webber, Tee Morris, James Ziesel"

  • Arames and Father Jorrus hunt. Guest Voices: Tee Morris, Matthew Wayne Selznick

  • Arrin visits with Shane Olivet and Cletus, while Arames spends some time at Avedon Manor Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Chris Moody, Billy Flynn, Jon Stallard, and Chris Miller

  • Arames meets another of Lord Avedon's children, while Arrin pays a visit to Hemming's bakery. Guest Voices: Billy Flynn, Chris Miller, Dani Cutler, Liza Holyfield, Matt Lynch, Denise Lynch, Chris Dickey

  • Arames and Arrin spend time with several townspeople, including two members of the Hemming family. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Dani Cutler, Christiana Ellis, Indiana Jim, Glenn Webber, Matt Lynch

  • Arames and Arrin continue questioning the townspeople of Avedon Hill. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Christiana Ellis, Sam Chupp, Caroline Murphy-Himmelman, Chris Moody

  • Arames and Arrin speak to Caasz and Brianna Ray about. blood. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Jeff Greiner, Natalie Metzger

  • Arames and Arrin spend time at Avedon Manor, again disappointing Lord Avedon with their progress; they then return to the town's library, researching the possible use of a King's Head Moth. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Jon Stallard, Laura Burns, John Cmar, Caroline Murphy-Himmelman, Chris Dickey, Chris Miller

  • Arames and Arrin encounter Father Jorrus, and then return to the manor. uninvited. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Tee Morris, Jay Lynn

  • Arames and Arrin finally meet the last Avedon child... Edvard. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Chris Miller, Indiana Jim

  • Arames and Arrin make further discoveries at Avedon Manor, and then pay a visit to Gloria Platt. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Philippa Ballantine

  • Arames and Arrin return to the inn, hoping to get some sleep. Events never seem to work out as planned for our heroes, do they? Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Rae Lamond, James Ziesel

  • Arames has a discussion with Father Jorrus, and continues a discussion of magic with Arrin. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Tee Morris

  • Events from Arrin’s dream send our heroes in different directions. Guest Voices: Glenn Webber, Rae Lamond, Indiana Jim, and Rick Stringer

  • Arames pays another visit to Sarah Tremaine's place of business. Guest Voices: Chris Moody, Leann Mabry, Rick Stringer New Music: Laurel Zucker (through Magnatune.com), David Beard (through davidbeardmusic.com)

  • Ch. 27: Constable Louis, Arames and Arrin go on a little trip… to see a man… about a thing. Ch. 28: On the way back to Avedon Hill, Constable Louis tells a story. Guest Voices: Jon Stallard, Rick Stringer. New Music: Stellamara (through Magnatune.com)

  • Arames Kragen confronts someone he now believes to be a vampire. Guest Voices: Caroline Murphy-Himmelman, Jon Stallard, Rick Stringer

  • Arames and Arrin must deal with the aftermath of a vampire's escape. Guest Voices: Tee Morris, Chris Miller, Kris Johnson, Jon Stallard, Rick Stringer

  • Arames and Arrin return to the inn for the evening. Arames has a long talk with Talik, and Arrin dreams... of wolves. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, James Ziesel

  • Arames and Arrin's search of the inn's basement leads them to the mountain caves east of town. There they discover what is so important about Rondellus Marx and his Carnival of Stars. Guest Voice: Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff.

  • Arames and Arrin battle Rondellus Marx. Arames shares a legend of Ursala, The Child of Nature. Guest Voices: J.C. Hutchins, Rick Stringer

  • Arames and Arrin dream very different dreams. Dawn brings unwelcome news.

  • Arames continues his investigation at the town theater, and then visits the Platt home. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Jon Stallard, Jay Lynn, Rich Sigfrit, Jack Hosley

  • Gretta’s journal is found. Arames begins to understand Avedon Hill’s true role in the history of Caern. Guest Voices - Jon Stallard, Rick Stringer, Tee Morris, Matthew Wayne Selznick, Indiana Jim, Liza Holyfield

  • Arames realizes what Gloria Platt was trying to tell them as she was being killed. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Rich Sigfrit, Rae Lamond. Images/drawings described in this chapter can be viewed at the author's website.

  • Several characters meet an untimely end. A building is destroyed. Arames is left angry. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Caroline Himmelman, Jim Miller, Kris Johnson, Jay Lynn, Dani Cutler, Matthew Wayne Selznick and Brian Brown

  • Arames and Arrin pay a visit to Marrissa, and then move to the long-abandoned Temple of Artus. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Christiana Ellis, Tee Morris, K.J. Johnson, Jay Lynn, MAinPA

  • Arames and Arrin face Gretta's killer; welcome and unwelcome guests join the party. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Tee Morris, Leann Mabry, K.J. Johnson, Jay Lynn

  • The battle with Gretta Platt's murderer continues. Lives are changed forever. Guest Voices: Scott Sigler, Tee Morris, Leann Mabry, Rick Stringer, Nathan Lowell, MAinPA, Chooch and Viv, Justin Lowmaster, Travis Nelson, Chip Burkhead, Kevin Crosby, Terry Mixon, Kimi Alexandre, Mike Sharpe, Tim White, Kim Stone, Tim Dodge, Jeremiah McCoy, Ivy Reisner, Philippa Ballantine, James and Petra Keeling

  • One last meeting at Avedon Manor, and a flashback explains some of Arames's actions in Avedon Hill. Guest Voices: Rick Stringer, Leann Mabry, Mur Lafferty, Chris Miller, and Jim Miller,

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