anonymous asks: Has anyone estimated how many hit points the elder brain had?
From our monster analysis, we figured out that Vox Machina dealt 320 damage to the Elder Brain before deciding on self-preservation. Matt’s exact words was that it “was not on death’s doorstep.” This is not all the surprising, considering the sheer power generations of illithid minds would generate.
We were informed that it was looking “pretty rough” (code for “over halfway there”), but we can’t image they were particularly far past the halfway point. The value that we think it actually had was “more than you were able to deal with the entirety of an illithid colony bearing down.” However, if we had to estimate a specific value, we’d say that it had a bare minimum of 575 HP.