The Nostalgia Critic summons all his Channel Awesome "buddies" to embark with him on a quest to uncover an ancient treasure. So they dress up as various fantasy characters and set off in two separate paths. Meanwhile, a mysterious man wearing all black seems to be watching them. Written by
Did You Know?
has stated that his original concept for the anniversary special was an adventure story called Ninjas vs. Pirates, in which the Channel Awesome bad guys (Dr. Insano, Dark Nella, Mechakara, etc), would go on a quest to steal a magic medallion that holds secret powers, and the Nostalgia Critic and his team would be trained by Black Dog Bill (Walker) to be pirates. The Nostalgia Critic's costume would resemble Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Ultimately, the story would lead to the resurrection of Bloodbeard Joe, a supernatural being mentioned quite often by Black Dog Bill in the How to Be a Pirate series. Walker wanted his good friend James D. Rolfe
of AVGN fame to play Bloodbeard, but unfortunately Rolfe was unable to appear due to a very busy schedule. As a result, Walker decided to scrap the project and go with his Suburban Knights fantasy epic, in which Rolfe has a voice-over cameo. See more
Hey! You're Todd in the Shadows, right?
Todd in the Shadows
I've always wondered what you looked like under that mask-
[Todd points a gun
and then he backed away.