Ok people, so at this point, our intrepid bard/baron Nathan had left our group due to time and scheduling issues. Luckily, Noah's girlfriend Jessica (who played with us in Noah's stead once before) happily joined us permanently.
I have a little message later in the episode, but in case anyone reads this, I'll say it here too. The last hour or so is kingdom building, which can be kind of like "ACCOUNTING! The Game!" But I encourage you to stick through it (or at least scrub through the boring parts) because halfway through kingdom building, the party starts hitting the grog of whimsy hard. And it gets interesting. And it kind of sets the tone for the rest of the campaign!