Monday, July 1, 2019

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 54! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 28 of Shadow of Night

Edward Kelley

Take 54 - The One With the Defenestration

Description: Despite repeated attempts to have a proper sit-down with Edward Kelley, Diana is not having a lot of luck; what she is managing to do is to get more and more tangled up in Emperor Rudolf's world and imagination. Finally, through a tangled network of connections via the "Real Housewives of Prague," Diana and Matthew meet the man of the hour. Matthew decides a good defenestration -- er -- employment of persuasion, will get the answers they seek. Well, it worked! Sort of ... enjoy!

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Prague's St. Vitus Cathedral -- the ceiling in question.
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  • (1:16:14) Last thoughts/Outro. 
Chapter 28, Shadow of Night
  • The Real Housewives of Prague, and their affinity for cabbage (?!)
  • Forgive us for sharing our slaw secrets — it was lunchtime! ๐Ÿฅฌ
  • The werewolf rumors
  • Exorcising Daemons? RUDE!
  • The scandalous painting…Venus rising from her bath!
  • Diana was reporting on what she saw at the palace, and it almost seemed obligatory!
  • The gifts started showing up.
  • Diana: I’m not for sale. Matthew: aren’t we all?
  • The statue of Diana — it’s actually a fun drinking game! Link for the automaton below.
  • Gallowglass is a hilarious commentator on these events.
  • Jack — “why is she naked?” 
  • The actual deal with the congregation - they aren’t above pimping out creatures to interested parties to protect the overall creature population.
  • Gallowglass has been assigned as Diana’s personal security with the assumption that he also  may be able to snoop around to find the book.
  • St. Vitus Cathedral - Matthew made the ceilings!⛪️
  • Rudolf arrives — and notices Diana (because she was given permission to get shiny)
  • Once mass is done, the crowd turns into a social club!
  • Diana apparently has a bunch of appointments to attend to!
  • Diana now is the subject of a painting, will have a compendium made for her, and will take dancing lessons. *POOF!* Matthew is there. ๐Ÿง›๐Ÿป‍♂️
  • They discuss the “entertainment”
  • Matthew broods the rest of the night. He later comforts Jack - “all the monsters look like ordinary men”
  • Diana sees the stag moat, the greenhouse … but the powder tower? Yeah, not that.
  • Diana hears of Mistress Kelley. She decides to ask the Real Housewives?
  • The link begins with the launderesses!
  • The key was to pay for schnitzel and answers.
  • We meet Joanna Kelley *hic!* at the Donkey and the Cradle๐Ÿท
  • We meet Edward Kelley. *DOH!*
  • Matthew is polite, until it’s time to not be so polite.
  • Edward hides behind Rudolf’s skirts.
  • Edward knows the Matthew is actually in love with Diana
  • Gerbert (AGAIN!) ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
  • We read all about the art and benefits of defenestration
  • The answers come flying out!
  • We learn of Rabbi Loew, the golem, and Jewish town . . .
  • Kelley’s unspoken plan to hit Diana is foiled -- by Diana.
  • Matthew issues his final warnings… and they leave.
  • End chapter.
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