What We Know About Arcanist Allura Vysoren

What We Know About Arcanist Allura Vysoren

Thanks to @shalizeh7​ for this art piece!

Critters that have not watched Campaign 1 may have been very confused last week when Matt introduced a “new” NPC named Arcanist Allura Vysoren and the cast, Twitch chat, Twitter, several Discord chats, and Tumblr all devolved into incoherent joyous yelling. (Note: Stats Chat also devolved into joyous yelling. We admit it.) You may have gathered over the last few days that she was an important NPC in the first campaign, but for those who would like a little more information (or those who would like a reminder), we compiled a summary here. 

SPOILER WARNING: The entirety of the rest of this post contains spoilers for campaign 1. If you would like to avoid these, turn back now.

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Media References and Puns of 2-80 The Folding Halls

Media References and Puns of 2-80 The Folding Halls

Thanks to @Arcane_Souls for this art piece!

Yeah yeah, scrying eyes, the heart of a corrupted champion, interdimensional orb that contains power beyond imagination at the bane of archmages, we get it. But ALLURA FREAKIN’ VYSOREN.

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Monster Analysis: The Laughing Hand, Obann, and Wraithroot (Lotusden)

Monster Analysis: The Laughing Hand, Obann, and Wraithroot (Lotusden)

Thanks to @TheArtingAce for this art piece!

In the race to the Cadogeist’s heart, the Mighty Nein attempted to slip past Obann and his forced guards to secure and abscond with their quarry before they even knew they were being followed. Combat was never the intention. Let’s talk about how that worked out.

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Superstition and Dice Rolls

Superstition and Dice Rolls

Thanks to @jcsketches for this art piece!

Travis is more dice superstitious with Fjord than he was with Grog. What are the ratios for Travis-as-Grog vs. Travis-as-Fjord?

Ok, if y’all are gonna call us out like this, you could at least @ us. (We kid. These are fun, and good practice for one of our actual jobs.)

So, the base question: how do Travis’ rolls compare between campaigns? As some commenters on the above post pointed out, this gets complicated because we don’t necessarily know all the rolls, but we’ll do the best we can. We previously did an analysis of all rolls here and here, but we didn’t really have enough rolls to break out the campaign 2 characters individually back then. We do now, so here we go:

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Media References and Puns of 2-79 Through the Trees

Beware the Wraithroot, my friends!
The bark that bites, the twigs that catch!
Beware the Laughing Hand, and defend
Against fiendish plans hatched!

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What We Know About The Cobalt Soul Archives

What We Know About The Cobalt Soul Archives

Thanks to @lucidorelle for this art piece!

Let loose in the library with unrestrained access to the full underground reserves of the Cobalt Soul, the Mighty Nein flooded themselves (and us) with information. Much of the information was already established in previous episodes, while some of it shed a little more light on the world of Exandria. Here, we’ll unpack and repackage the episode’s deluge in nice, easy-to-read sections (though we’ll add relevant context where required). We’ve updated our quote compendiums as well:

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TO ZADASH!

It’s good to have focus on your goals. Declaration count: 12.

  • (0:27:12) Sam: Then to Zadash we go!

  • (0:28:47) Sam: To Zadash!

  • (1:11:43) Sam: To Zadash!

  • (1:19:54) Sam: To Zadash!

  • (1:21:42) Liam: To Zadash! 

  • (1:21:43) Sam: To Zadash!

  • (1:27:59) Laura: To Zadash!

  • (1:28:00) Marisha: To Zadash!

  • (1:28:01) Sam: To Zadash!

  • (1:35:19) Sam: To Zadash!

  • (1:47:05) Sam: To Zadash!

  • (1:50:30) Travis: Finish the rest of the night then we head on to Zadash?

  • (1:50:32) Sam: To Zadash?

  • (1:57:21) Sam: To Zadash!

  • (1:57:24) Taliesin: Back to Zadash!

  • (3:39:45) Sam: To Zadash!

  • (3:44:32) Travis: No, we’re trying to go back to Zadash. All: To Zadash!

Media References and Puns of 2-78 Between the Lines

Media References and Puns of 2-78 Between the Lines

Thanks to @ChenevivMi for this art piece!

Having fun isn't hard when you have a library card to use their teleporters ALL OVER THE WORLD. Briefly.

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Quick Answers 75

Updated to 2-77.

Who in Vox Machina has dealt the most single round damage?
Pike. In Episode 1-99, she killed 20 ankhegs with one Fire Storm. Assuming each ankheg had at least MM average health (and Campaign 1 monsters almost always had significantly more than average or max suggested health), she dealt 780 damage. And we didn’t forget to count Keyleth’s Tidal Waves against the fire elementals. Or her ice storm against the horde of skeletons (690 damage). Or Pike’s Destroy Undead against the skeleton horde (which immediately destroys the undead without counting as damage dealt. Also, we weren’t given an exact number of skeletons destroyed, so we couldn’t give an exact amount of damage, even if we wanted to.)

Which Campaign 1 episode has the original visit to Dalen’s Closet?
Episode 95.

I was wondering if it were possible to list the items the M9 gave Fjord at the end of the episode 73? Stats too would be cool!
We’re not sure specifically what all they ended up giving to him, but what was mentioned:

  • Jester: Handaxe (+1)

  • Jester: Inescapable Lash (Requires attunement, allows the wielder to turn a successful attack into a grapple and then restraint)

  • Caduceus: Shield of Retribution (Requires attunement, allows the wielder to make a reaction attack with the shield after a missed attack against them)

  • Caleb: Glove of Blasting (Casts Scorching Ray once per day)

  • Nott: Dagger of Denial (Requires attunement, +2, can seal any lock. Once a lock is sealed, it cannot be unsealed unless the blade is reinserted into the lock. Sealing a lock unseals all previous locks.)

Do we know the spelling of the Mighty Nein’s stuffy neighbors?
House Bilan. Our Wildemount NPC chart has all confirmed name spellings.

Can you also track the spellings of locations?
Done! Confirmed spelling names can now be found on our Wildemount Locations table on the Wildemount General Stats page.

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Volunteers Needed!

Update: While we're still in the thick of it, at this time, all slots have been claimed by volunteers. Thanks to everyone who is working on these, and to everyone for their interest!


Are you:

  • Sad at the lack of a new Critical Role episode tonight?

  • Interested in watching or reading a transcript of an episode of Critical Role this week?

Then have we got a volunteer opportunity for you! We need help tracking The Mighty Nein’s spending. If you’re interested, here’s what we need you to do:

  • Send us an email at critrolestats @ gmail. com letting us know you’re interested in helping.

  • We’ll respond as soon as we can with an episode assignment and a link to a Google Sheet for you to fill out with your findings.

  • You can read through the episode’s transcript, available on the Critical Role Wiki, or watch an episode (1-51 here or 52-77 here)

    • You can listen to a podcast version, but be aware that the timestamps are different, and we need the ones corresponding to the YouTube video.

  • Record your findings in the provided Google Sheet and let us know you’re done (or if you’re interested in picking up another episode)!

What We Know About the Cerberus Assembly, Part 2

What We Know About the Cerberus Assembly, Part 2

Thanks to @kimchidraws for this art piece!

The Mighty Nein seem to be on a collision course with both the Cerberus Assembly and Caleb’s past, so we figured it was a time for a bit of a recap on both. As a reminder, we talked about the Cerberus Assembly over a year ago when the Nein were back in Zadash, and we’ve talked about Caleb multiple times. We won’t be rehashing everything in those articles, but there’s plenty of new information that we’ve added to our compendiums:

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Media References and Puns of 2-77 A Tangled Web

Media References and Puns of 2-77 A Tangled Web

Thanks to @ArseQueef for this gif!

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