The Zeal Archives

A podcast exploring the A-Z of the world of Chrono Trigger!

Latest episode
Spekkio: Master of War, Mirror of the Self [Book 1, Chapter 9]

With a plan in motion, all that’s left are a few final preparations before the gate machine is activated and the journey will have reached its end. Before their hopeful return to their universe, T tries one last time to consult with a master of war (and magic), Spekkio.

Older episodes

The R-Series: Human Extermination Squad [Book 1, Chapter 8]

After nearly summoning Lavos, the Nicks share a heart-to-heart and look towards the future (literally) with the R-Series of robots.

Johnny: The Man, The Machine [Book 1, Chapter 7]

Temporal inflatable arm tube man? The two get desperate and decide the solution to get home might be to go fast, thanks to inspiration from a race with Johnny...

Dragon Tank: Care & (Dis)assembly [Book 1, Chapter 6]

After a close call, the Nicks have some success stabilizing a gate, albeit a small one.

The Gate Key: A Preamble on Time-Space Gates [Book 1, Chapter 5]

The two finally find a clue about the Gates that might lead them home!

Yakra: 13 Generations of Vengeance [Book 1, Chapter 4]

A Guardian hairpin leads to new possibilities with the time gates, and an old villain.

The Lineage of Guardia: A Family Spanning the Ages [Book 1, Chapter 3]

The Nicks are on a hunt for knowledge and uncover Gaspar’s mad quest for a legacy… and the legacy of the Guardias.

The Ashtear Line: Guardia’s Treasured Inventors [Book 1, Chapter 2]

Only a genius could help them out now, or perhaps, a family of geniuses?

The Millenial Fair: The Journey Begins [Book 1, Chapter 1]

A mysterious experiment goes awry landing T and G in the world… of Chrono Trigger?

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Have you ever wondered how long King Guardia has reigned for? Or wanted to know more about Lucca\'s (and her family\'s) crazy inventions? The Zeal Archives explores the world of Chrono Trigger one bit at a time covering the characters, items, mechanics, locales and lore with a dose of your hosts\', T and G, personal experiences with the game mixed in.

Each episode contains a healthy potion of the above and is bookended by short vignettes of two characters, T and G, who are trapped in the world of Chrono Trigger (specifically, the \"End of Time\") and their escapades discovering the world and trying to make their way back home! Put another way, the podcast is part storytelling, part discussion, and 100% love letter to an amazing classic JRPG.

Episodes release in \'books\' (9-12 episodes) ... whenever they\'re ready. Each episode is somewhere between 15 and 30 minutes. Have a topic you\'d like to see or an idea for the future of the series? Contact us on Twitter or Facebook, both @zealarchives

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