Villains Gallery: The Chroma Conclave

We had an anonymous critter request a while back for us to create a list of villains and information about their intentions and deeds. There have been a lot of big bads over the course of 99 episodes, so many that we can't do them justice in one post. We're breaking them up by story arc, continuing with the dragons of the Chroma Conclave.

The Chroma Conclave

Thanks to @blacksalander for the art piece!

Thordak, The Cinder King

  • Ancient red dragon
  • Head of the Chroma Conclave
  • Originally from the Shifting Sands, was defeated by Devo’ssa after attacking Ank’harel and thought dead.
  • Washed up on the Opash’s island.
  • Was tortured and experimented on by Opash for years before overpowering the necromancer.
  • Found the knowledge of the rituals to become a dracolich, and set out for Tal’Dorei to gain more power and find arcane users powerful enough to perform the ritual.
  • Invaded Raishan’s territory, and made a deal to help her cure her Soul Curse in exchange for her allegiance
  • Invaded Tal’Dorei, razing the Verdant Expanse before being defeated by Kima of Vord, Allura Vysoren, Drake Thunderbrand, and their compatriots, and banished to the Fire Plane.
    • Destroyed Byroden, killing Vax’ildan and Vex’ahlia’s mother.
  • Spotted by VM on their trip to the Fire Plane during Keyleth’s AraMente
  • Grew larger and more insane during his 15 years in the Fire Plane before breaking out with Raishan’s help and destroying Pyrah.
    • Returned with a Heartstone implanted with an Ember Seed buried in his chest.
    • Raishan broke him out earlier than expected due to her concerns about his increasing insanity- Winter’s Crest rather than the summer solstice.
  • Razed the city of Emon and began turning the Cloudtop District into his lair, forcing the surviving citizens to serve him.
    • Was slowly turning the city into a volcano
    • Laid several elemental dragon eggs beneath the former castle, having reproduced asexually
  • Killed by Vax’ildan in a tunnel leading to his main lair.

Brimscythe, The Iron Storm

  • Young adult blue dragon
  • Served on the Council of Emon as a human with the name General Krieg Tristan.
  • Member of the Chroma Conclave.
  • Lair located somewhere in the Cliffkeep Mountains. Can be entered via a portal in the basement of his home in the Cloudtop District.
  • Killed by Vax’ildan after VM’s discovery of the portal to his lair.

Thanks to @brinmataujall for the art piece!

Vorugal, The Frigid Doom

  • Ancient white dragon
  • Member of the Chroma Conclave
  • Assisted Thordak in the destruction of Emon
    • Destroyed Arcanist Allura Vysoren’s tower.
  • Continued on with Umbrasyl and Raishan to raze Westruun and Draconia
    • Killed Tiberius Stormwind in the fighting.
  • Took up residence in the ruins of Draconia, served by the Ravinites.
    • Promised them the prosperity denied them by the Draconians.
    • Systematically hunted and eliminated any remaining Draconians.
  • Avid hunter, constantly looked for more challenging prey.
  • Lured out of his lair by VM with the assistance of the Ravinites to hunt Yenk.
  • Killed by Vex’ahlia (though Raishan attempted a kill-steal).

Thanks to @ForgingMeanings for the art piece!

Raishan, The Diseased Deceiver

  • Ancient green dragon
  • Proficient spellcaster
    • Minor Illusion, Melf’s Acid Arrow, Counterspell, Dispel Magic, Haste, Blight, Greater Invisibility, Cone of Cold, Modify Memory, Wall of Force, Chain Lightning, Contingency, Disintegrate, Project Image, Teleport, Prismatic Spray, Symbol, Abi-Dalzim’s Horrid Wilting, Meteor Swarm
  • Member of the Chroma Conclave
    • Claims to have organized the entire group.
  • Tricked the Fire Ashari into accepting her as one of their own.
  • Broke Thordak out of the Fire Plane.
  • Assisted Thordak in the destruction of Emon.
    • Killed most of the crowd in the Cloudtop District with two poison breaths.
  • Continued on with Vorugal and Umbrasyl to raze Westruun.
    • Unclear if she headed to Draconia, possible she headed for Syngorn instead.
  • Reappeared disguised as Seeker Asum Emring in Whitestone.
  • Allied with VM to kill Vorugal and Thordak.
    • Initially appeared as a dwarf named Larkin in both fights before shifting to her true form.
  • Wanted the cure Thordak promised her before his imprisonment in the Fire Plane.
  • Fought VM in Thordak’s lair before teleporting out with his corpse.
    • Killed Vex’ahlia and Scanlan.
  • Found Thordak’s cure to her curse: becoming a dracolich.
  • Fought Vox Machina in Opash’s lair.
    • Killed Percy and Scanlan.
  • Killed by Kerrek.

Thanks to @TheRequiemMan for the art piece!

Umbrasyl, The Hope Devourer

  • Ancient black dragon
  • Member of the Chroma Conclave
  • Assisted Thordak in the destruction of Emon
    • Taunted VM from the rooftops of the Cloudtop District as they fled Raishan.
  • Continued on with Vorugal and Raishan to raze Westruun and Draconia.
  • Returned to Gatshadow to rule over Westruun and the Herd of Storms.
  • Ambushed by VM and the Herd of Storms north of the city, chased back to Gatshadow.
  • Killed by Grog in his lair.