The Lost Treasure of the Arcadian

Captain Stella and his deep diving crew have just accepted a mission to recover an unidentified treasure from one of the most mysterious shipwrecks in history.

On this page, you’ll find the podcast episode trailer and the full episode.
And of course, a link to the source, the short story.

[Video description: 45 seconds. Scanned watercolor painting. The central figure is a diver in what appears to be an old-timey diving suit crouched down on his left knee. His body faces to the left. His right leg is bent up. A chain is entangled around his right foot. The chain is connected to a large hook that’s slightly buried in the ground. The diver turns to his left, the right half of his face visible through the helmet. He’s looking up. From top right dangles a skeleton arm wrapped in shreds of cloth. A breathing tube is just visible emerging from the diver’s back. Just visible before his right foot is a treasure chest. Background, behind the diver, a whole skeleton is crawling toward him.  Another skeleton is climbing out of a breach on the side of a sunken ship. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card over the image displays “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fiction” The words fade away, replaced by the story’s title at center. The title fades. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the top: “‘It seems the pirate captain left behind a skeleton crew to man his ship…’ ‘What?’ ‘Charlie’s never going to believe this.’ ‘Who’s Charlie?’ The captain explained, about the skeletons attacking him, not the young reporter to whom he had promised a story that had just become far too unbelievable to publish. ‘What do I do? They’re surrounding me.’ ‘I’m coming down,’ another voice said. It was the first mate. ‘You won’t make it to me in time. Come on, Regis. How do I make these guys go away?’ ‘The container should be coming to you. You’ve got to get the seventh element contained. If they don’t sense what they’re supposed to be protecting anymore, they might just collapse.’ ‘Might!’” Text box appears over image displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades as the text box appears.]

The Lost Treasure of the Arcadian Storyfeather

Over the last three hundred years, elaborate guesses have been made about the nature of the treasure aboard the Arcadian. It was only after news spread of the ship’s loss to a freak storm as it passed through open and unclaimed seas that the rumors of what it carried began to spread along with the news of the wreck.

Story: “The Lost Treasure of the Arcadian” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Captain Stella’s Descent” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing:  Nila L. Patel

Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)

Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Undead crew”
“Pirate attack!”
“Here we go”
“Shadow tunnel”

Music by Jonathan Shaw*
“Treading the Unknown”
“Afternoon Chat”
“Lingering Evil”

Music by Benjamin Carr (Scythuz)*
“Underwater Temple”

*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.

Music by Jonathan Shaw, Nicholas Jeudy, and Benjamin Carr is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at
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Find more stories by Nila at


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Genre: Science Fiction

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