The Arbiter Chronicles 09: The Eternal Warrior

Now assigned to the prestigious CNV Titan, the Arbiters encounter an immortal haunted by ghosts, who leads them to a bizarre, savage encounter on an alien world.

Listen to the free podcast: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six

Way back in February, 2003, I premiered this, my first tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs and his various immortal warrior characters like John Carter and Tarzan. Jack Carrington was a guy who’d been around for centuries–couldn’t even remember his own origins. He was haunted by the spirit of the woman he loved, and stalked by his equally immortal enemy. The plan was to score a trifecta with this live performance. Carrington would be voiced by Eric Pierpoint, his lady love by Pierpoint’s onscreen wife from Alien Nation, Michelle Scarabelli, and Alarthrask, the big bad, by Gary Graham. Well, as happens with live shows at SF cons, not everybody made it in time for the performance. Michelle had paying work, but Eric and Gary were on hand and had a ball doing this show (as you can hear from their chuckling in the background!)

This was the first of my second series Arbiter episodes, set aboard the Titan instead of the Arbiter, and introducing a new regular, Deputy Captain Phyn Darby.

Announcer – Paul Balze
Atal – David Keefer
Kaya – Beatrice Kondo
Darby – John Weber
Carson – Scott Farquhar
Cernaq – Renfield
Metcalfe – Steven H. Wilson
Pallas – Renee Wilson
Aer’La – June Swords
Faulkner – Cindy Shockey
Jack – Eric Pierpoint
Dantalia – Lynda King
Al – Gary Graham

Directed by Steven H. Wilson
Editing: Steven H. Wilson
Music: Scott D. Farquhar