It is Vecna, borrowing from an earlier post about the aspect of Vecna and using Tiamat as an example. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Vox Machina ascend to the very top of Entropis, making a few final preparations as they go. adventure. He has grown immense in his avatar form, and trapped in his ribcage, they see the unconscious form of a little girl: Velora, the twins' half-sister. Dark God of undeath, necromancy, and secrets, Vecna was a manipulative and scornful deity who stood in direct opposition of The Raven Queen and Oghma. They work to corru… Traveling with the Nonagon. At that moment, the ancient brass dragon Devo'ssa appears through the clouds and releases a torrent of fiery breath against Vecna. When I discovered your wily tricks shifting about beneath my nose, the humor of it was not lost on me. Scanlan is all but tapped out, with two 1st level, a 2nd level, and two 3rd level spells (though he potentially has an additional 6th level spell if he’s reached 19th level). Percy manages to take down both of the gloomstalkers that had arrived chasing Zahra and Kash. Join us as we look into the people, places and the dark powers that made Vecna so fearsome. Grog holds his next strike, simply waiting, while Vex goes to hold hands with Percy and Vax spreads his wings in front of Scanlan. He also took a lot of damage, as Vax, Vex, Grog, Percy, and Arkhan all focused fire on him. He managed to get off a nasty Circle of Death on Keyleth, Vax, and Grog, and a Finger of Death on Vex, but was forced to burn a 6th level Disintegrate to get Scanlan out of his sphere. Percy figured out in this round that the lair action skeletons could be easily one-shotted, which would allow him to grit farm and then deal more damage to Vecna. With his Discorporation ability, had he dropped to zero, he would have returned to his phylactery to reconstitute himself, and Vox Machina would have had to hunt him down as a far more prepared and knowledgeable god. —Matthew Mercer. Matt calls out the cast for the cocked dice. Vecna is known by many titles. Vecna was created by Brian Blume in the original D&D supplement Eldritch Wizardry in 1976. Desperate to remove Scanlan and his book from play, Vecna attempts to cast Dominate Person on Scanlan, but is foiled once again—this time by a low level, but lucky, counterspell. Episode 114: Vecna, the Ascended Below is the full transcript of Episode 114, Vecna, the Ascended. hide. Unfortunately, [they] failed to do so as he transported his Shadowfell city of Thar Amphala into the Prime Material world. I was curious who would seek my blessing first. Keyleth, who spent most of the battle in planetar form, has all of her 3rd, 5th, and 6th level spells left. —Scanlan, attempting to whack-a-mole a god, "I'm both frustrated and proud." Doing so will open a window where they may select any available attribute combination. Unfortunately, [they] failed to do so as he transported his Shadowfell city of Thar Amphala into the Prime Material world. Sam is too excited about their new stuff to even think about the upcoming fight against Vecna! In desperation, Vecna used yet-another Banishment spell to attempt to get rid of Scanlan, who had turned from an annoyance into an actual physical danger with the book. Critical Role podcast: now updated through episode 55. As an NPC, the Sword of Kas is portrayed by Matthew Mercer. Pike passes the third and final trammel to Grog. As an NPC, she was played by Matthew Mercer. 7 2 27. comments. Vox Machina was prepared to go down swinging against Vecna, so they’re walking away with few of their rechargable abilities left. Like most stories surrounding the gods and their history, the truth shall forever … 1 Description 1.1 Appearance 1.2 Personality 2 Biography 2.1 Background 2.2 "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) 2.3 "The Rematch" (1x23) 2.4 "The Feast" (1x24) 2.5 "Crimson Diplomacy" (1x25) 2.6 "Race to the Ziggurat" (1x34) 2.7 "Denouement" … This picks up next YEAR, January 14. The Sword of Kas seeks blood and the downfall of Vecna. Sunlight touches the city from above. 15. After Kas' death, the Sword of Kas went missing in the depths of Thar Amphala until it was found by Keyleth. Grog takes Ioun's trammel from Pike and drives it deep into Vecna's chest. share. The impact batters them severely and does knock out Scanlan, but triggers the death ward that Pike had put on him earlier. They begin to notice that Vecna's form is regenerating somewhat every round. Previous Level 5 so probably never heard the name vecna if the knowledge isnt widespread. Chapter Order Pike heals the group to alleviate some of the damage from the meteor. Those spells would prove to be immediately useful in... Like Raishan before him, Vecna opened the battle with a devastating Meteor Swarm. Vecna has lived, died, ascended to godhood, descended from godhood and been a major player when it comes to controlling power. Fan art of Arkhan, by Lap Pun Cheung. He attempted to bend the entire multiverse to his will u… It is canonical that Vecna was once a mere man, and eventually became the most powerful wizard in "all times and spaces". The blast pummels all of Vox Machina and Scanlan is thrown over the side of the broken tower. Grog goes first of Vox Machina, throwing the Sword of Kas to strike Vecna from below. Vecna is considered the most powerful and the most evil lich in history. In Part 1, we focused on the usual stats, discussed Vecna’s build and abilities, and explained how the setting and encounter were designed the from a dungeon master’s perspective. Good luck! Arkhan quickly puts an end to that, breaking Vecna's hold of the banishment spell with a series of mighty blows. The artifact then magically grafted itself onto its wearer and became a functioning limb. Scanlan then attempted to read the book, forcing Vecna to burn his fifth and last legendary resistance to stay on the Material Plane. His weapon of choice is a dagger. With the fight going south, Vecna uses his recently reattached Hand to cast Teleport. His best-known title is The Whispered One, for the secrecy and fear with which his name is discussed. 1 Summary 2 Powers and Stats 3 Gallery 4 Others Vecna is a recurring antagonist throughout Dungeons and Dragons. While the rest of the party rejoice at Vecna's foiled escape, Scanlan looks heartbroken. He whispers, "I was going to save Vax.". Scanlan hesitates for a moment, asking, "Is it worth it?" Vax, upon seeing that driving the trammels into Vecna would require a significant amount of strength, passed off the Raven Queen’s trammel to Grog’s belt, where it was then picked up by Keyleth in her planetar form. In order to use its powers, the wielder needed to cut off his or her own left hand at the wrist and press the Hand of Vecna against the remainder of the arm. Later, it became his prison as it was draw… Next Vecna is an evil deity in the D&D universe, and is considered the quintessential and ultimate "bad guy". * First Appearance: 102 Race to the Tower * Encounter Appearance: 114 Vecna, the Ascended * Armor Class 23 * Truesight, Unmastered Omniscience * 5 legendary resistances per day * 5 legendary actions per round * Resistant to cold, lightning, necrotic damage * Immune to poison and nonmagical weapon damage, spell damage below 6th level * Immune to charmed, exhaustion, … The Arch-Lich, the Maimed God, Lord of the Rotted Tower, the Undying King, Master of the Skull Throne, the Unspoken. Vecna was eventually thwarted by a group of adventurers, freeing Iuz in the process and allowing the Prince of Pain to renew his warring on Oerth. Twitch's Sub-tember has been extended until Twitch Con at the end of October. We love you very much, and Is It Thursday Yet? "Critical Role One-Shot: Shadow of War – Part 2" (Sx23) Despite trying to intimidate Keyleth by telling her “It won’t help,” Vecna was so worried about the sword that he spent his first two legendary action sending Grog to a labyrinth (courtesy of an 8th level Maze spell) and burned his first four legendary resistances to keep him there. Vecna is an evil deity in the D&D universe, and is considered the quintessential and ultimate "bad guy". In the city below, they watch as a group of devas join battle against a group of gloomstalkers, and both are annihilated by a single swipe of the titan's arm. Her application of the trammel did not go as well, and the weakened trammel snapped in half when it slammed into Vecna’s form, missing the crack in the “semi-god’s” shoulder. That's why I got closer, motherfucker! [art 3]. save. Airdate Order Character Synopsis. Fan art of Vecna's Banishment, by Elaine Tipping. 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"Vox Machina had been traveling for a means of stopping the ascension of the Whispered One, Vecna, the lich, seeking ascension to godhood. Zahra and Kashaw’s whereabouts are currently unknown, though it’s safe to say that, as tall as Entropis is, it is entirely possible that once Vecna lost concentration on Hold Monster (or before that if either of them saved from the spell) they had some means of saving themselves. Last we heard from the sword, it was ecstatically yelling about how it wanted to destroy and replace Vecna. Delilah’s ritual was to advance the goals of the god wannabe, Vecna (who has not yet ascended to godhood in this world). However, Velora is also struck by the spell and falls, burnt and lifeless, to the ground. Using the Ritual of Seeding that was once responsible for bringing the Raven Queen into the pantheon, [it] brought him as well, as the sole god on this side of the Divine Gate, an… Pike put that 9th level spell slot to good use to put every single member of Vox Machina (except for poor Trinket) back to full hit points. His next Banishment fails as well, but a second one finally succeeds, sending Scanlan and the Tome of Isolation both into another plane. "Chapter One. Airdate Over the course of putting together this analysis, we came to the conclusion that there was just far too much to say in a single article. As Keyleth recites, the runes on the book and on the trammels begin to glow. Vecna did manage to banish both Grog and Scanlan with legendary actions, but Arkhan took on the primary damage-dealing role this round, breaking Vecna’s concentration before either goliath or gnome was forced to burn a turn elsewhere. Zahra also Hexed Vecna, which would prevent Vecna from successfully counterspelling Pike’s amazing Mass Heal spell. Born a poor ordinary human to the untouchable class, he managed to become the most successful wizard of all time. Tonight's sponsor: Marvel Puzzle Quest. "The Final Ascent" (1x113) He was eventually destroyed, and his left hand and left eye were the only parts of his body to survive. Media References and Puns for Episode 114: Vecna, the Ascended October 11, 2017 / Singing Badger Fun fact: This is the eighth time that the cast's crosswalk " wait " … Meanwhile, a look of panic appears in Vecna's eyes. [art 2]. It was then given to Grog Strongjaw. He throws down the helmet of Vecna's defeated death knight and joins the fight alongside Vox Machina. You all have proven driven enough to deserve the personal touch of my wrath. Arkhan, also known as Arkhan the Cruel, is a dragonborn paladin/barbarian.He is played by Joe Manganiello. Devo’ssa remains in a Forcecage for the next 59 minutes, unless they somehow find the means to teleport out and succeed a charisma save, since Forcecage cannot be Dispelled or destroyed. Frustrated now, Vecna seeks to end the conflict with a second hail of meteors. As Vecna's wounds again begin to seal, he telekinetically raises the central platform of the broken tower. Chapter 8, Episode 15(C1E114) Have safe and happy holidays. They fought cultists, but before reaching the apex of the Entropis, they accidentally killed their friends, who were disguised by Vecna to trick the party. Scanlan is left alive but barely conscious. Using the Ritual of Seeding that was once responsible for bringing the Raven Queen into the pantheon, [it] brought him as well, as the sole god on this side of the Divine Gate, and possible god-ruler of the Prime Material Plane. Four new figures enter the fray, unexpectedly, from beyond the tower: two wyverns bearing old allies, Zahra Hydris and Kashaw Vesh, and hotly pursued by a pair of gloomstalkers. In addition to his crit, Grog also successfully applied Pelor’s trammel to Vecna’s head, just barely matching the required DC. It is canonical that Vecna was once a mere man, and eventually became the most powerful wizard in "all times and spaces". has very high mental stats so im thinking not a bumbling guy, but able to … [art 1]. Vecna the Maimed God. Of the limited spell slots they have left, most notable is Pike, who potentially has a 7th level spell left. This same symbol is emblazoned on the front of his mag… Here's an example from Critical Role, Vecna the Ascended, with fight analysis. Together, they ascended to tower in the center of Thar Amphala, killing Delilah Briarwood along the way, though Sylas escaped. "Using the power of his worshippers and of his newfound abilities in his avatar god form, he gave temporary undead life to a long-buried, dead primordial earth titan that lay deep beneath the ground in Issylra. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts While Vox Machina are reeling from that impact, Arkhan's gauntleted fist reaches over the edge of one of the platforms. A quick attack from Vax’s Flametongue Dagger returned him to gnome form, then Team Half-Elf spent the rest of the round healing their favorite bard. Three impact temples in Vasselheim below, while the fourth strikes the tower itself and sunders it into pieces. save. For the los… Scanlan is the next target, knocked out by a bolt of fire only for Vax to heal him up again. Scanlan chooses not to prepare the Rites quite yet, instead casting Bigby's Hand to carry him up closer to Vecna. Grog and Arkhan both fall, catching themselves on the edge of the tower, as they all hear sounds of celebration from below. Both Vox Machina and Vecna were running low on spells. It is an exalted legendary magical artifact called The Wreath of the Prism and grants him control over powerful beasts and monstrosities. Running time He maintained the Citadel of Cavitius, originally on the Quasi-Elemental Plane of Ash near the border to the Negative Energy plane, which he had wrested away from the Doomguard long before. The Hand was a desiccated, mummified left hand. Join us as we look into the people, places and the dark powers that made Vecna so fearsome. Vax, realizing the problem that fox-Scanlan (who cannot cast spells or read books) presents, flies down and strikes him once with his dagger, just enough to revert Scanlan from fox to gnome shape. 2017-10-05 19:00 PDT Feel free to give me advice on damage output and abilities (etc.) Vax, realizing that it takes great strength to attach a trammel, passes off the one from the Raven Queen. Right as Vox Machina was feeling renewed, Vecna got angry, and took care of Vox Machina’s new friends with Hold Monster, causing them to plummet into the unknown. Hordes of gloomstalkers vanish into smoke, and the titan's encroaching arm grinds to a halt. Here’s where things really started to go downhill for Vecna. Sam Riegel, in a moment of victory for Scanlan. Absorbed into the powerful lich, Iuz served to fuel Vecna's ascension into a Greater Deity. With Vecna now gone, his detached Hand falls to the platform below. The name Vecna is an anagram of Jack Vance, the fantasy author whose "fire-and-forget" magic system is used in Dungeons & Dragons. But that's a tale for another time. Keyleth just barely dodges two Feebleminds, with some help from a counterspell. Iuz was deceived and imprisoned in 581 by a powerful riven, Vecna. Transcript New inductees into Vecna's cult are carefully groomed and often believe they are joining an obscure sect of some knowledge god, and are only told the truth when they show their willingness to do anything in pursuit of knowledge and power.Vecna's clerics amass knowledge and secrets by any means necessary. *SPOILERS*Okay, Episode 114 was the first episode I watched live, and it was one of the best episodes ever! Publishing history. Notably, everyone’s favorite leader of Ank’Harel, Devo’ssa, barrelled their way through the cyclone to reach the top of Entropis. It is Vecna, borrowing from an earlier post about the aspect of Vecna and using Tiamat as an example. Vecna attempts to dispel the simulacrum, but Scanlan 2 protects himself with a well-placed counterspell. "I believe in you, buddy. Finally, Arkhan, fresh off of his beheading of the Death Knight, joined the fray! Both Pike and Scanlan spent their turns repositioning themselves; Pike flew up to Grog and prepared to pass off Ioun’s trammel, while Scanlan cast Bigby’s Hand and had it fly him closer to Vecna. With that, he claps out of existence with an explosive flash and a thunderclap. Told that, yes, Vecna cannot be allowed to leave, he counters the Teleport with a 9th-level Counterspell. Vecna is the god of secrets, the undead, and necromancy. The clouds part above them and light shines down as the Divine Gate ensares Vecna's form. The Eye of Vecna - The Eye of Vecna originally appears to be an ungut black gem. Vecna, picking out the greatest perceived threat, finally succeeds in dispelling Scanlan 2. Zahra aims a Finger of Death at Vecna while Kash delivers healing to Percy, Grog, and Scanlan. Meteor Swarm The Sequel: Still terrible! Vecna, who seems shaken by the appearance of his nemesis' sword, banishes Grog from the battlefield. Because Arkhan the Cruel is now wandering the world with the Hand, and because Vecna’s not technically destroyed, Grog might have some… tasks required of him by the sword unless he decides to put it aside (or Vox Machina decides to take it from him). Scanlan now issues a warning: they cannot inflict much more damage, because killing Vecna instead of banishing him would ruin all they have done. Vecna ruled with an irrepressible ambition and an iron fist, observing all throughout his lands from the Spider Throne located at the top of the Rotted Tower, the tallest spire of the city of Ykrath. Hello, I'm looking for 3.5 Vecna stats because I would like to integrate as the end of my campaign some part of Die! The rest of the party step out onto the very top of Entropis, where Vecna awaits. Vecna, finally feeling the pressure, attempted to flee using the Hand’s Teleport spell, but Scanlan, still within Counterspell range, sacrificed his all-important 9th level spell slot to keep him where Vox Machina could see him. Keyleth changes her shape, assuming the form of a winged planetar. However, I'm not adverse to giving him epic levels as well, since his never-ending search for power definitely puts him beyond mortal range. It has begun hulking its way, closer and closer, toward the Dawn Cradle, the city of Vasselheim, as [Vox Machina], traversing through the innards of this titan, making [their] way within the city of Thar Amphala, sneakily finding [their] way beneath the dome, which he had constructed to keep outside any of the assailing forces. 7 2 27. comments. Pike, for the very first time, casts a 9th-level spell of her own: Mass Heal, which immediately brings the entire team back to full health—desperately needed after the two meteor blasts. Previous When Vecna tries to banish Grog along with Pike, who holds the third trammel, he is counterspelled by the newly in-range Scanlan. Vecna follows up on his fox strategy with a Banishment on both Grog and Scanlan, removing the two of them from the field. All of their blessings will expire within the next ten minutes (Pike) to an hour (Vex and Scanlan), and will then be unusable for the next seven days. hide. Lady Delilah Briarwood was a powerful human wizard from Wildemount and a zealot of Vecna, The Whispered One. Vecna is the god of secrets, the undead, and necromancy. Fan art of Vecna's banishment, by Lap Pun Cheung. If the item is in the inventory, players will need to right click and choose "Customize". 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