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  • Reenita Malhotra Hora

Episode 10 - Baalchorni

With his new weapon in hand, Arya is eager to fight but soon learns he may not be as ready as he thinks. While walking through the forest helping the vanaras search for food, Arya and his friends meet the hideous and evil Baalachorni. As she begins to threaten to harm a baby vanar, Arya becomes angry and retaliates. His reckless actions create devastating consequences to the innocent vanaras around him and cause him to doubt whether he could really rise up to be Arya the Protector.


  • [00:01] Previously on Shadow Realm

  • [02:00] Baalachorni teases and threatens the vanaras

  • [03:34] Arya acts rashly and accidentally sets the vanaras’ village on fire

  • [06:20] Rishiji feels terrible about putting the varnaras in harm’s way

  • [07:24] How to support and connect with The Arya Chronicles

  • [07:42] Next episode teaser


  • Arya comes face to face with Baalachorni, the great demon who has been terrorizing the varnar tribes

  • In his haste, Arya fires the Astra bow and accidentally sets the forest ablaze

  • Rishiji shows Arya the error in his actions and questions his intentions

  • In the next episode: One of Arya’s vanar friends is badly burned and Arya blames himself.


Shadow Realm was written and executive produced by Reenita Hora. Based on her middle grade novel When Arya Fell Through the Fault, this story constitutes ‘Part 1 of The Arya Chronicles.

An original soundtrack was composed for this story by Kanniks Kannikeswaran (

Audio adaptation by Shane Sakhrani. Audio Direction and Production by Daniel Gonzalez and Gabe Mara.

The narrative for the trailer was voiced by Carnie Wilson (

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Recorded at Studio City Sounds and The Room at Melrose.

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