Born to the Blade

Two young bladecrafters, eager to serve their respective countries, vie for power and survival in a treacherous floating world on the brink of war. 


Oda no Michiko and Kris Denn have youth, talent, and ambition, but as for glory? Not quite yet. However, when a rebellion leader known as the Golden Lord is beheaded, these warriors-in-training will do everything possible to ensure that riots don’t lead to more bloodshed. To save the nations of the sky, they will partake in dangerous political schemes, cling to fragile alliances, and own their destiny. 


Born to the Blade is a Realm production, created by Michael R. Underwood and written by Michael R. Underwood, Marie Brennan, Cassandra Khaw, and Malka Older. Listen away.


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11. All the Nations of the Sky
The only way out is forward.
71 min
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10. Shattered Blades
War across the entire sky.
62 min
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9. Assassination
A declaration and a revelation on Twaa-Fei.
54 min
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8. Refugees
The winds of war blow, but the nations of the sky wait.
61 min
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7. Dreadnought
Twaa-Fei descends into suspicion and fear.
69 min
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6. Spiraling
Defeat is snatched from the jaws of victory.
61 min
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5. Trade Deal
The warders tally the cost of victory.
53 min
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4. The Gauntlet
Kris steps into the dueling circle.
70 min
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3. Baby Shower
Keep your friends close and . . . invite your enemies to a party?
67 min
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2. Fault Lines
The board is set for a deadly game.
58 min
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1. Arrivals
Two young bladecrafters get a brutal introduction to politics.
69 min
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Introducing Born to the Blade
Born to the Blade premieres Fall 2021.
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