As The Mighty Nein head towards the Lucid Bastion to tell the Bright Queen what they’ve learned about the Dwendalian Empire’s plans for the war, we’re here to provide an update on what we know about the situation with the Empire, the Dynasty, and the person placing Abyssal Anchors. We’d also encourage you to take a look at some of our past articles in our What We Know About series as well as our relevant compiled quotation compendiums.
We’ve heard from a number of you that you appreciate our posts breaking down what we know about the various lore drops on Critical Role, and boy howdy did we get one in the most recent episode! Ahead, we’ll detail the new information The Mighty Nein gained through their experiences in Rosohna.
We learned a lot about the Dynasty’s favorite deity from Empress Leylas Kryn, Skysybil Abrianna Mirimm, and Shadowhand Essek Thelyss in episode 2-57. (Yes, we’ve confirmed all those spellings with Matt.)
The Luxon is responsible for creating the elements that became life on Exandria, scattering itself to bring fire and life to a cold and lonely rock of a planet.
The Luxon’s body is held within the Beacons, of which the Dynasty has discovered four.
Selected followers of the Luxon go through cycles of rebirth so they can live enough lives to learn the true meaning of why they are on Exandria and to bring the fragments of the Luxon’s puzzle to it when it is reborn, to give it purpose.
The Luxon is also the source of a very potent magical force and the beacon is one of many funnels of dunamis power.
The followers of the Luxon have periods of worship where they “give [them]selves to the sunlight as part of [their] means of showing [their] faith.”
To say the situation at the end of Episode 2-56 is complicated would be a vast understatement. Ahead, we break down everything you need to know to understand what’s going on as The Mighty Nein give their mighty gift to Empress Leylas Kryn. We also have several previous posts with relevant information (and linked quote compendiums) you may want to check out as well:
Thanks to @GalacticJonah for this art piece!
So much happened in last episode, and we found our heads spinning a little trying to consider the scale of it. Figuring that we weren’t the only ones, we’ve written up a post detailing the context needed to grasp just how the events of last week’s episode fit into the world at large. We’ll start at the planar level of Exandria and work our way smaller. Fair warning: the last few sections of this post contain massive spoilers for episodes 11 and 12 of Campaign 2. Turn back now if you haven’t caught up and wish to remain unspoiled!Read More