What We Know About the Cerberus Assembly, Part 2

What We Know About the Cerberus Assembly, Part 2

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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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Level 10 Update: New Tricks, Who Dis

Level 10 Update: New Tricks, Who Dis

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With Fjord’s decision to take a step into the Wildmother’s service as a paladin, he and the rest of the Nein arrived at level 10! There’s a pretty wide variety of upgrades this level, even before Fjord’s multiclass. He won’t see most of the paladin features until he takes a second paladin level, but for the rest of the Nein, pretty much everyone gets something unique.

In fact, the only thing in common is that every other spellcaster (Nott included) gets an additional cantrip. Half the M9 get archetype features, and the rest get general class features. Jester, Caduceus, and Caleb all get an additional 5th level spell slot per day, but poor Fjord still has to make do with his 2.

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Quick Answers 74

How many hours of content has been announcements?
As of episode 2-69, according to our Running Times tables across both campaigns and all one-shots, there has been a total of 36:19:58 between the beginning of each episode and the start of the games themselves. This time includes the opening greetings, announcements, and opening credits.

Has there been any indication that Essek Thelyss levitates everywhere because he is missing a leg?
There has not yet been any indication or explanation.

How many days has Yasha spent with the Nein?
As of episode 2-69, Yasha has been with the Nein for 114 of 176 days.

How many times has Matt said he is sorry after one of Sam's sponsor intros?
In campaign 2, Matt has explicitly apologized seven times. Each instance listed after the break!

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What Does The Mighty Nein Have Left: Tombs Under Bazzoxan Edition

What Does The Mighty Nein Have Left: Tombs Under Bazzoxan Edition

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The Mighty Nein have been through a lot in the last day, battling 9 giant wolf spiders, 1 monstrous mama spider, a massive egg sac, an invisible stalker, a pulsing lightning crystal, and innumerable zombies. They’ve chosen to camp near a bridge over maddening whispers. What could go wrong?

Here’s how they stand at the end of the day, assuming they haven’t yet taken a short or long rest. As always, these numbers are based on what we tracked, and if something is said differently in-game, that’s canon.

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What We Know About This Political Storm

What We Know About This Political Storm

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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.

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What Does The Mighty Nein Have Left: Possessed Stone Giant Edition

What Does The Mighty Nein Have Left: Possessed Stone Giant Edition

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The Mighty Nein took out the more obvious demons Soorna told them about in the giant fortress with relative ease, but something else was lurking in the shadows. This week’s “What Does the Mighty Nein Have Left” is a little more optimistic than usual; Fjord’s in rough shape, but everyone else has nearly every tool at their disposal.

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What We Know About the Luxon and Xhorhas (Updated!)

What We Know About the Luxon and Xhorhas (Updated!)

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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.

Luxon

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.”

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Level 9 Update: NEIN

Level 9 Update: NEIN

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Welcome to level 9, Mighty Nein! At level 9, all characters receive an improvement to their proficiency bonus (now at +4), so all attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws that a character is proficient (or expert) in get a bump. Everyone’s spell save/monk ability DCs also go up. Most of the spellcasters now also have access to 5th level spells, and a certain monk can now parkour a little more easily.

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What We Know About the Xhorhas Situation

What We Know About the Xhorhas Situation

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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:

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Level 8 Update: More Feats and ASIs

Level 8 Update: More Feats and ASIs

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ALL THE ABILITY SCORE IMPROVEMENTS! No, but seriously, as Matt said at the end of Episode 49, all of the Mighty Nein receive their choice of either an ability score increase or a feat this level. In addition, all the spellcasters get additional spell slots or spells known (or both), and both clerics get domain features and improvements to their Destroy Undead abilities.

Because of the wide variety of possibilities, we chose to delay our level update until we could narrow down the options, but as you’ll see, there are still a few unknowns. All of the Mighty Nein (except Yasha) have now maxed out their primary ability scores (barring certain special items), and Caleb, Nott, and Caduceus have each tacked on a feat to their already-diverse skill sets.

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What The Individual Members of The Mighty Nein Know About Each Other

What The Individual Members of The Mighty Nein Know About Each Other

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Here’s where things get complicated. There are bits of information that aren’t out to the entire group, but a few characters do know. Here’s a (relatively) quick summary of what certain people know about other members of the Mighty Nein to wrap things up.

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What The Mighty Nein Knows About Their Backstories

What The Mighty Nein Knows About Their Backstories

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While we as an audience may see everything that happens between everyone else (except for whispers), it’s important to remember that the characters don’t necessarily have all the information. To that end, here’s all the information that the Mighty Nein (except Caduceus) has learned about each other. Since Caduceus came to the party much later, he doesn’t have most of the same information, so we’ll be discussing him separately in part 3 of our knowledge dump series with all the information that isn’t quite out there for the entire group just yet.

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