Secrets of Tarin-Tiran: A LitRPG Portal Fantasy | Podium Audio

Trickster’s Song

Secrets of Tarin-Tiran: A LitRPG Portal Fantasy

Book 3

By: Tom O'Bedlam

Performed by: Will M. Watt

Released: October 24, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 10 hr, 44 min

Bound by magic to a missing trickster god, a young adventurer quests for supernatural treasures and secret knowledge in a dangerous fantasy world. 
Once upon a time, Robin was one of billions of people struggling just to get through twenty-first century life. Now, he’s a bard of growing renown in an enchanted realm, capable of conjuring realistic illusions—a gift from the mischievous missing deity Rhyth—and an enemy of the tyrannical Lord-God Urkhan.
Charged with discovering what happened to Rhyth, Robin leads a band of warrior fortune hunters into the city of Tarin-Tiran, a once prosperous civilization where the trickster god had been openly worshipped. Invaded by the armies of Urkhan many years ago, nothing remains but ruins and the legions of hobgoblins left behind to uncover the powerful magical artifacts buried there.
But terrors far worse than hobgoblins await Robin and his party: Wild Magic runs rampant through the city, and anyone touched by it is liable to suffer its unpredictable ill effects. Acid fog drifts along the landscape consuming everything in its path. Creatures born of shadow strike in silence. And Urkhan’s high priest, Gis—whom Robin has run afoul of time and again—is also in Tarin-Tiran, seeking to increase his master’s power.
Amidst the otherworldly objects hidden in the city is a black iron crown, scrolled with blood-red enamel runes. It is the crown of Kharvec’Na, and it bestows upon its bearer the ability to compel others to obey his commands. Robin’s not about to let the crown fall into Gis’s hands, but will he be able to resist the temptation to don the weapon himself?
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Tom O'Bedlam

Tom O’Bedlam is the author of Trickster’s Song. His writing is a madcap mixture of bad jokes, obscure references, and music of all kinds from pop to metal to traditional ballads, all tied up with a deep and abiding love of table­top role-playing games. He should know better, but he doesn’t. O’Bedlam lives in London, has more adventures than he should but less than he would like, and never turns down a pint of cider in a cozy pub. You can find him and more of his work on Patreon at



Will M. Watt