Eli McIlveen and Sean Howard are creating three audio dramas set in the World of Alba Salix
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patrons

We can't thank you enough for supporting us and the growing number of shows we are creating in the World of Alba Salix! 

What began as a journey to create a full-cast comedy audio drama with our friends has now become three shows listened to by tens of thousands of people a month across a growing number of continents!

Our first spinoff was with the loveable curmudgeon Gubbin, a gay troll who runs a bar on the other side of the bridge with his niece Betula and his somewhat gullible landlord Stan in The Axe and Crown.

And now we are launching a third show, also set in the world of Alba Salix. All because of you, our most amazing fans! The End of Time and Other Bothers is an improvised fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Alba Salix. And we were super excited to share the pre-release of episode 1 with all of you here on Patreon!

Whoa! Start from the Beginning!
Alba Salix, Royal Physician is an award-winning original comedy series. You can subscribe in your favourite podcast app, or listen by visiting albasalix.com.

The tiny kingdom of Farloria has an even tinier medicare system. There just aren't enough hours in the day for head witch Alba Salix to tend to all her patients, even with the help of her troublesome young apprentice Magnus and her free-spirited fairy herbalist Holly.

“Stupid healing. Can’t you teach me, like, one secret pressure point? Like that one that makes your ribcage explode?”
About the creator (Eli McIlveen)
Having grown up with series such as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Eli and friends taped a handful of extremely silly radio plays in high school. Later on, Eli got involved in radio comedy at the University of Waterloo's CKMS-FM. Alba Salix, his first professionally-produced audio series, won gold in the Fantasy category at the 2015 Mark Time Awards.

Since 2016 he has been an interview producer for Radio Drama Revival, a bi-weekly podcast showcasing the best in modern audio drama. He's also helped to produce (and occasionally appeared in) numerous other shows.

Our progress
Season Two of Alba will consist of six half-hour episodes. The bible and story arc are complete and four of the episodes are in final draft. Also on the way in late summer 2017 are six more episodes of our spinoff The Axe & Crown, set in a tavern across the river from the House of Healing.

We're launching Season Two in Fall 2017, with a new episode to download every two weeks. And that's where you come in!

How the funds are used
Studio time is expensive. Also, we like it when our actors eat. Your funds help to offset all the costs associated with recording and producing all of our shows. 

* Alba Salix, Season Two is entirely dependent on: funding from you, the listener; the ongoing patronage of the muses of comedy, sound effects and funny diseases; global coffee production levels; and children worldwide showing their parents how to subscribe to podcasts.

Where to listen
You can listen to Alba Salix and The Axe and Crown:
You can listen to The End of Time and Other Bothers:
  • In April of 2018 anywhere you listen to podcasts
  • Episode 1 today as a Patron!
Rewards
House of Healing Volunteer
$1 or more per month
Thank you for your help at the House of Healing. How are you at catching dewdrops in a bottle?

You'll get

  • Our undying gratitude!
  • Shoutout on Twitter!
  • End of Time and Other Bothers EndNotes Sessions!
  • Special updates and Q&A sessions
  • Annotated scripts 
  • Access to the super fun Alba Salix Discord channel!
Includes Discord rewards
House of Healing Intern
$2 or more per month
Welcome! We're glad to have you. Can you give us a hand with these bedpans?


You'll get

  • Our undying gratitude!
  • Shoutout on Twitter!
  • End of Time and Other Bothers EndNotes Sessions!
  • Special updates and Q&A sessions
  • Annotated scripts 
  • Deleted Scenes!
  • Early access to episodes on Patreon!
  • Access to the super fun Alba Salix Discord channel! 
Includes Discord rewards
House of Healing Specialist
$5 or more per month
You clearly know your way around the operating room, and how to keep our patients' heads from exploding!


You'll get

  • Our undying gratitude!
  • End of Time and Other Bothers EndNotes Sessions!
  • Special updates and Q&A sessions
  • Annotated scripts 
  • Deleted Scenes!
  • Early access to episodes on Patreon!
  • Listed on the site as a supporter of the show
  • Shoutout on Twitter that promotes your awesome business, hobby or creativity!
  • Access to the super fun Alba Salix Discord channel! 
Includes Discord rewards
House of Healing Benefactor
$10 or more per month
You join the King and Queen of Farloria as benefactors of the House of Healing. And we may even be able to seat you at the table with them at our annual gala!


You'll get

  • Our undying gratitude!
  • End of Time and Other Bothers EndNotes Sessions!
  • Special updates and Q&A sessions
  • Annotated scripts 
  • Deleted Scenes!
  • Early access to episodes on Patreon!
  • Listed on the site as a supporter of the show
  • Shoutout on Twitter that promotes your awesome business, hobby or creativity!
  • Four of our special Alba Salix stickers
  • Invitations to remotely attend live recordings of The End of Time and Other Bothers
  • Access to the super fun Alba Salix Discord channel! 


The stickers require one month of paid support.

Includes Discord rewards
Farlorian Nobility
$20 or more per month
Take your place among the nobles of the kingdom! You're sought after at all the finest balls and soirées, and you sit on more boards than an infestation of pitchwood beetles.


As befits your station, you receive:

  • Our undying gratitude!
  • End of Time and Other Bothers EndNotes Sessions!
  • Special updates and Q&A sessions
  • Annotated scripts 
  • Deleted Scenes!
  • Early access to episodes on Patreon!
  • Listed on the site as a supporter of the show
  • Shoutout on Twitter that promotes your awesome business, hobby or creativity!
  • Four of our special Alba Salix stickers
  • Invitations to remotely attend live recordings of The End of Time and Other Bothers
  • Your very own, exclusive Farlorian patch
  • Access to a Special Discord role for nobility
  • Listed as a Supporting Producer in the credits of future Alba Salix episodes!
  • Access to the super fun Alba Salix Discord channel! 


The patch requires one month of paid support.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
42 of 250 patrons
At this level, we'll begin work on writing Season 3 of Alba Salix! We'll add more details as we get closer to our goal.
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We can't thank you enough for supporting us and the growing number of shows we are creating in the World of Alba Salix! 

What began as a journey to create a full-cast comedy audio drama with our friends has now become three shows listened to by tens of thousands of people a month across a growing number of continents!

Our first spinoff was with the loveable curmudgeon Gubbin, a gay troll who runs a bar on the other side of the bridge with his niece Betula and his somewhat gullible landlord Stan in The Axe and Crown.

And now we are launching a third show, also set in the world of Alba Salix. All because of you, our most amazing fans! The End of Time and Other Bothers is an improvised fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Alba Salix. And we were super excited to share the pre-release of episode 1 with all of you here on Patreon!

Whoa! Start from the Beginning!
Alba Salix, Royal Physician is an award-winning original comedy series. You can subscribe in your favourite podcast app, or listen by visiting albasalix.com.

The tiny kingdom of Farloria has an even tinier medicare system. There just aren't enough hours in the day for head witch Alba Salix to tend to all her patients, even with the help of her troublesome young apprentice Magnus and her free-spirited fairy herbalist Holly.

“Stupid healing. Can’t you teach me, like, one secret pressure point? Like that one that makes your ribcage explode?”
About the creator (Eli McIlveen)
Having grown up with series such as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Eli and friends taped a handful of extremely silly radio plays in high school. Later on, Eli got involved in radio comedy at the University of Waterloo's CKMS-FM. Alba Salix, his first professionally-produced audio series, won gold in the Fantasy category at the 2015 Mark Time Awards.

Since 2016 he has been an interview producer for Radio Drama Revival, a bi-weekly podcast showcasing the best in modern audio drama. He's also helped to produce (and occasionally appeared in) numerous other shows.

Our progress
Season Two of Alba will consist of six half-hour episodes. The bible and story arc are complete and four of the episodes are in final draft. Also on the way in late summer 2017 are six more episodes of our spinoff The Axe & Crown, set in a tavern across the river from the House of Healing.

We're launching Season Two in Fall 2017, with a new episode to download every two weeks. And that's where you come in!

How the funds are used
Studio time is expensive. Also, we like it when our actors eat. Your funds help to offset all the costs associated with recording and producing all of our shows. 

* Alba Salix, Season Two is entirely dependent on: funding from you, the listener; the ongoing patronage of the muses of comedy, sound effects and funny diseases; global coffee production levels; and children worldwide showing their parents how to subscribe to podcasts.

Where to listen
You can listen to Alba Salix and The Axe and Crown:
You can listen to The End of Time and Other Bothers:
  • In April of 2018 anywhere you listen to podcasts
  • Episode 1 today as a Patron!

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Rewards
House of Healing Volunteer
$1 or more per month
Thank you for your help at the House of Healing. How are you at catching dewdrops in a bottle?

You'll get

  • Our undying gratitude!
  • Shoutout on Twitter!
  • End of Time and Other Bothers EndNotes Sessions!
  • Special updates and Q&A sessions
  • Annotated scripts 
  • Access to the super fun Alba Salix Discord channel!
Includes Discord rewards
House of Healing Intern
$2 or more per month
Welcome! We're glad to have you. Can you give us a hand with these bedpans?


You'll get

  • Our undying gratitude!
  • Shoutout on Twitter!
  • End of Time and Other Bothers EndNotes Sessions!
  • Special updates and Q&A sessions
  • Annotated scripts 
  • Deleted Scenes!
  • Early access to episodes on Patreon!
  • Access to the super fun Alba Salix Discord channel! 
Includes Discord rewards
House of Healing Specialist
$5 or more per month
You clearly know your way around the operating room, and how to keep our patients' heads from exploding!


You'll get

  • Our undying gratitude!
  • End of Time and Other Bothers EndNotes Sessions!
  • Special updates and Q&A sessions
  • Annotated scripts 
  • Deleted Scenes!
  • Early access to episodes on Patreon!
  • Listed on the site as a supporter of the show
  • Shoutout on Twitter that promotes your awesome business, hobby or creativity!
  • Access to the super fun Alba Salix Discord channel! 
Includes Discord rewards
House of Healing Benefactor
$10 or more per month
You join the King and Queen of Farloria as benefactors of the House of Healing. And we may even be able to seat you at the table with them at our annual gala!


You'll get

  • Our undying gratitude!
  • End of Time and Other Bothers EndNotes Sessions!
  • Special updates and Q&A sessions
  • Annotated scripts 
  • Deleted Scenes!
  • Early access to episodes on Patreon!
  • Listed on the site as a supporter of the show
  • Shoutout on Twitter that promotes your awesome business, hobby or creativity!
  • Four of our special Alba Salix stickers
  • Invitations to remotely attend live recordings of The End of Time and Other Bothers
  • Access to the super fun Alba Salix Discord channel! 


The stickers require one month of paid support.

Includes Discord rewards
Farlorian Nobility
$20 or more per month
Take your place among the nobles of the kingdom! You're sought after at all the finest balls and soirées, and you sit on more boards than an infestation of pitchwood beetles.


As befits your station, you receive:

  • Our undying gratitude!
  • End of Time and Other Bothers EndNotes Sessions!
  • Special updates and Q&A sessions
  • Annotated scripts 
  • Deleted Scenes!
  • Early access to episodes on Patreon!
  • Listed on the site as a supporter of the show
  • Shoutout on Twitter that promotes your awesome business, hobby or creativity!
  • Four of our special Alba Salix stickers
  • Invitations to remotely attend live recordings of The End of Time and Other Bothers
  • Your very own, exclusive Farlorian patch
  • Access to a Special Discord role for nobility
  • Listed as a Supporting Producer in the credits of future Alba Salix episodes!
  • Access to the super fun Alba Salix Discord channel! 


The patch requires one month of paid support.

Includes Discord rewards