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  • Reenita Malhotra Hora

Episode 9 - The Divine Weapon of Fire

Rishiji appears once more to instruct Arya in the ancient customs and history of their world. For many years, Rishiji and the vanaras have waited for a descendant of the Arya race to come and protect the Wild Woods from Ravana’s plot to erase their history. A detail in Arya’s family lineage confirms their prophecy and his name reveals his role in the Wild Woods’ fight against evil. His arrival is no mere coincidence. It finally clicks. Arya knows what he has to do and it’s a journey even larger than he ever would have believed.


  • [00:01] Previously on Shadow Realm

  • [00:17] Rishiji and Arya speak about Arya’s purpose

  • [03:33] Arya receives a lesson in Vedic martial arts

  • [06:58] Rishiji presents Arya with a divine weapon of fire

  • [10:00] How to support and connect with The Arya Chronicles

  • [10:22] Next episode teaser


  • Arya learns an important detail about his family lineage from Rishiji

  • Arya discovers the real reason he was sent to the Wild Woods and accepts the challenge to be Arya, the protector of the people

  • Rishiji instructs Arya in the ways of the Vedic martial arts

  • Arya receives his asthra, a divine weapon of fire

  • In the next episode: Arya comes face to face with an evil enemy


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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