Shadows in the West

Episode 12 - Kitsune Mori, Part 7

Unable to sleep, Crow goes on a late night walk to clear her head, running into some unlikely company along the way. The samurai then make their final push into the forest, where Crow is forced to confront a past from which she can no longer run.

This episode contains significant violence. Listener discretion is advised.

A Holiday Message from Akodo Torokai

The holidays can be a rough time for a lot of people, especially those of us under the LGBT+ umbrella. If you are struggling to make it through, we hope this message from our beloved Lion Dad can help to bolster your spirit for the season. From all of us in the Shadows in the West crew...happy holidays!!!

Episode 11 - Kitsune Mori, Part 6

The samurai return to Kitsune Mori Mura to report their findings to Torokai and Toshio. Crow sets out to return the rescued foxes to their homes, and in the process meets someone quite unexpected.

Episode 10 - Kitsune Mori, Part 5

Daiyu, Atsu, and Crow resume their search for poachers in the forest. Things don't go as planned, and they soon make a grim discovery with unsettling implications.

Episode 9 - Kitsune Mori, Part 4

After searching the poachers' camp for clues, Daiyu, Atsu, and Crow return to Kitsune Mori Mura to tend to wounds and report their findings to Kitsune Toshio.

Episode 8 - Kitsune Mori, Part 3

The samurai reconvene following Crow's early morning venture into the woods, then set out in pursuit of the kitsune poachers.

Elsewhere in the Empire 1 - Tanuki Justice

Elsewhere in the Empire, Toku Tora tells of Tanuki Justice's fateful encounter with the notorious opium smuggler Hard Hoji Harinezumi. Based on the short comic by Peter Violini, novelized by Peter Violini, recorded guessed it: Peter Violini (and James).

As the name suggests, this bonus episode takes place apart from the main story and characters of Shadows in the West. We will resume our regular release schedule on Thursday, November 1st. Thanks for your patience throughout our hiatus!

Episode 7 - Kitsune Mori, Part 2

Don't you believe in fate?

Crow is haunted by dreams of her past, struggling to remember her last visit to Kitsune Mori. Unable to sleep, she sets off into the forest on her own in search of the poachers' whereabouts.

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Episode 6 - Kitsune Mori, Part 1

The samurai finally make their way to Kitsune Mori to return the braid of Chizu to its final resting place. They bond over oden, onsen, and sumai wrestling, but soon find that things are amiss in the forest.

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Episode 5 - A Sleeping Scorpion, Part 3

The samurai return to Beiden with the monk, but there is more that Bayushi Kushiro would ask of them. His final request starts them down a path they are scarcely prepared to travel.

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