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Arcanist Allura Vysoren is a human wizard. She is famous throughout Tal'Dorei as a powerful arcanist and former adventurer. Allura is a member of the Council of Tal'Dorei and one of Vox Machina's principal contacts within Emon. Her home was the Ivory Tower, in Emon's central Cloudtop District. It was Allura who tasked the party, shortly before the Critical Role stream started, with travelling to Kraghammer to find Lady Kima of Vord.

As an NPC in Critical Role, she is played by Matthew Mercer. In The Legend of Vox Machina, Allura is voiced by Indira Varma.[7]



Allura - Linda Lithen

Fan art of Allura Vysoren, by Linda Lithén.[art 3]

Allura has long, golden hair which she usually keeps braided. She is often seen wearing blue robes.[8] In 843 PD, even after several decades, she still kept her preferred hairstyle, although her hair had gone mostly grey, with only some blond remaining.


Allura Vysoren is one of the kindest and most loyal allies of Vox Machina. She has been shown to carry a lot of pressure on her shoulders as both a member of the Arcana Pansophical and holding the position of Master of Arcana for the Kingdom of Tal'Dorei. Allura is headstrong, forgiving, and willing to do anything to protect the ones she loves. While one of the most powerful and well-respected arcanists in Exandria, with that responsibility comes a certain loneliness as well as isolation from the realm she works so hard to protect. Her reunion with Kima sparked joy and vitality she had not felt since destiny had drawn the two apart fifteen years prior.

Even after decades of experience, Allura still struggles dealing with uncertainty, and she isn't beyond fear if presented with a potentially threatening situation.



Allura has stated that she made Bags of Holding as a child to pass the time on weekends when she was little, and as such is very familiar with what the magical items are and are not capable of. During her youth she studied in the Alabaster Lyceum, learning about different elements of folklore, including Morrigan the Fatestitcher.[9]

Prior to the sealing of Thordak, she met, befriended and perhaps joined the Arcana Pansophical.[10] With Kima, other adventuring party members and the Arcana Pansophical, she sealed Thordak in the Elemental Plane of Fire 15[11] or 16[12] years before Chroma Conclave attacked Emon. Allura and Kima also defeated the Scourged Rider around 15 years before Vox Machina met Kima. Both of them were offered political positions on the Council of Emon; Allura accepted the position while Kima chose to follow the god Bahamut as a paladin.[13] Their adventuring party had some bad times, one of them being the loss of one of their members; at some point after that, the group broke up,[14] but Allura and Kima remained close friends, and since then have rekindled their romantic relationship.[15]

Campaign One: Vox Machina[]

Vox Machina first met Allura when they were trying to get into the palace of Emon to speak with Sovereign Uriel Tal'Dorei II. They were barred from entering due to the recent assassination attempt, and they saw Allura angrily stomping away from the doors. The party confronted her, and she introduced herself. Allura told them that Uriel was a good and trusted man, but his recent actions—and those of his wife, Salda—were suspicious. Allura was about to give up and leave after seven days of being kept from the Council chambers. Vox Machina told her all that they had discovered from their investigation, and she led them to her home, the Ivory Tower, to further discuss the matter in private.[16]


Fan art of Allura Vysoren, by Nadz Salvo.[art 4]

Allura allied herself with the party and performed a scrying ritual on the palace with the help of Keyleth. She discovered that the royal family were all under the influence of some demonic force, and had addled the mind of Uriel to use him as a mouthpiece for their plot.[17]

Allura was with Vox Machina when Tiberius tried to trick two trolls into leaving their campsite by appearing to them as a female troll. The situation almost ended badly for Tiberius, who became a sexual target for the trolls.

Vox Machina headed back to the Ivory Tower to meet with Allura but found the door left open and signs of a scuffle with some demonic entity. Upon investigating the tower, they inadvertently triggered the defense systems, causing the tower to come crashing down and turn into a pearl. Several members of the group attempted to use a rug as a parachute, only for it to flip under them and begin flying. They used this Carpet of Flying to safely escape the collapsing tower and decided to keep the magical item for their use.[18][19]

Allura later reunited with Vox Machina outside the palace gates. She warned them that the evil feeding on the throne was growing bolder, and she had been attacked shortly after the scrying ritual was completed and barely escaped. Dark clouds began filling the skies above Emon, and Allura aided the party in infiltrating the palace.[20]

Soon after the construction of Greyskull Keep was completed, Allura visited Vox Machina in their new home and joined them for dinner. They traded tales of their adventures, and then Allura requested to hire their services for a matter of great personal importance. Her long-time friend and ally, Lady Kima of Vord, had gone missing after leaving on a vision quest for her deity, Bahamut. The last letter that Allura received from her spoke of a great evil taking root beneath the dwarven city of Kraghammer, causing Allura to worry for her friend's safety. She was unable to travel there herself, but she was able to provide Vox Machina with the proper paperwork to enter the city. She promised to reward them handsomely if they could find Kima, help her, and bring her back safely. Vox Machina agreed, and set off for Kraghammer the very next day.[21]

Arc 1: Kraghammer and Vasselheim & Arc 2: The Briarwoods[]

"Shopping and Shipping" (1x14)[]

Art of Allura Vysoren, by Wendy Sullivan Green. From "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06).

Allura hinted that she knew Vox Machina had her Carpet of Flying, but she seemed to have decided to let them keep it.[22]

"The Feast" (1x24)[]

As a member of the Council of Tal'Dorei, Allura attended the feast at which the Briarwoods were honored. In chatting with Vox Machina before the feast, she told them she had been caught in some city bureaucracy, which she despised, and was taking some time off for herself. Tiberius flirted with her. He proposed a tea date between her, Grog, and Kima, but Allura demurred, saying that the mix of company would be awkward. Instead, she proposed keeping it to just the two of them, and Tiberius accepted. They then spoke about other things.[23] Allura mentioned that she had finished an extra Earring of Whisper for Vox Machina and was about a month away from completing a teleportation sigil in the basement of Greyskull Keep.[24]

"Consequences and Cows" (1x26)[]

Allura quickly caught up to Vox Machina after the meeting with Uriel. She confirmed that she sensed eerie magic at the dinner party the previous night. She was distraught over the accusations that the party murdered an unidentified elderly woman, who was a mercenary mage in service to a bounty hunter named The Broker.[25]

Arc 3: The Chroma Conclave[]

"Desperate Measures" (1x40)[]

Lady Allura introduced elementalist Drake Thunderbrand and revealed that they used to be part of an adventuring party with Lady Kima, Sirus, Dohla, and Ghenn. Years ago, they fought the ancient red dragon Thordak and managed to seal him in the Elemental Plane of Fire, but at the cost of Sirus, Dohla, and Ghenn's lives.[26]

"Duskmeadow" (1x57)[]

Allura and Kima joined Vox Machina for a formal dinner. Kima was wearing a gold dress and looked unhappy about the formal wear. Upon noticing Grog’s lack of formal attire, Kima complained and Allura told her it was just a suggestion. Kima darted off to change and came back in a shirt and pants. Cassandra welcomed everyone and Allura filled them in on what they knew about the Ziggurat and the sphere contained there, which appeared to be a siphon.

They also said that they have been working on fortifications and there had been no sign of the dragons. Vox Machina suggested that they try to keep their names from getting out, in an attempt to not draw attention to the town. Allura provided some more information on where to find Fenthras in the Feywild. She'd also done some research on the different chromatic dragons and their personalities, and relayed that information to the party.

In particular, Thordak saw himself as the rightful ruler of all. Allura said that her companions originally trapped him by having one of their members work under him as a follower. They tricked him and used the heart-stone he had taken to trap him on the Elemental Plane of Fire. Vex asked if it could still be inside of him, and Gilmore said that he did see something heart-like on Thordak's chest when he faced him. Grog asked if the Titanstone Knuckles could be dangerous to transport and Allura said that it only has a small portion of the power a true heart-stone has. Allura had been keeping an eye on Emon and Thordak had been re-shaping the land with fire.

Allura felt a little guilty about the information dump and said she is glad to see them all. Kima wished she could have come with them and asked how Westruun was doing. Her house unfortunately seemed to have been destroyed. Grog told Kima that she should stay in her armor, then she and Allura headed home for the night.

"A Cycle of Vengeance" (1x58)[]

After being attacked by assassins in the night, Vox Machina and Keyleth in particular went to check that their friends were ok. Allura and Kima were found at the front of the castle in their night clothes, having come to check the same thing, Kima dragging the corpse of a would-be assassin behind her. The party explained to her what happened, that they had killed a Rakshasa and it was seeking vengeance, and she explained to them how to prevent the creature from hunting them eternally. They realized that it knowing as much about Whitestone as it did made it a liability, and agreed to put it on their to do list, but not high priority.

The next morning, Vax’ildan had fallen ill, and asked Vex’ahlia to send Allura to his room. She does so, making her way to the home Allura and Kima have been staying in, where Kima invited her in for coffee. Vex then brought them back to the castle, where Vax proved to be very ill indeed. The rest of Vox Machina gathered around with suggestions and ideas, but nothing worked until Keyleth and Pike cast Greater Restoration, curing him of a curse apparently left by the Rakshasa.

A guard called them all downstairs. Galdric had arrived, carrying a dead body which he dropped at their feet. Upon searching it, they found a glass sphere, which Allura was able to Identify as a Scrying Eye.

This reminded Allura that they, too, are vulnerable to Scrying, and she announced she was going to get with Gilmore to ward Whitestone against magical intrusions and blanket it in illusion. She asked Pike to stay and help them, along with Keeper Yennen. Vox Machina gave Pike one of the Gate Stones so she can join them easily. The rest of the party decided to head into the Feywild the next morning. While going about their own errands for the rest of the day, the party occasionally saw Allura working with Eskil and Gilmore marking areas in town, presumably as preparation for the proposed warding.

Allura was present, along with Gilmore, Cassandra, and Pike to bid the rest of Vox Machina farewell as they journeyed into the Feywild.

"Trust" (1x70)[]

Scanlan requested Allura’s presence, and for her to consult the Gate scroll he had obtained. She stated that Gate was far beyond her capabilities, but she could copy it into her spellbook and perhaps use it in a few years. Scanlan asked if that would destroy the scroll, which she confirmed it would. She warned him that any creature summoned through the gate would not be under his control, and he thanked her for her advice.The party then informed her of Tiberius’s demise, and she took her leave, to attend to her duties of maintaining the illusion over Whitestone.

"The Coming Storm" (1x73)[]

Allura attended the council meeting, and greeted Vox Machina, congratulating them on their success against Vorugal and their safe return. Keyleth handed Allura the Spire of Conflux they retrieved to inspect, which she did briefly, before returning it. The meeting mostly consisted of the group trying to figure out their next plan of attack, settling that they would go for Thordak before Raishan. They keow that Whitestone wouldn't be safe for long and they should try to fight first. They discussed how they might be able to move their forces or if there is any merit in trying to sever Thordak's connection to the fire plane. They decided to try to reach out to their allies to tell them to prepare. Suddenly, Percy attacked Assum, revealing Raishan, much to the shock of Allura and the others present not already aware of this. During the proceeding conversation, Allura was incredibly tense, demanding to know what was going on, and looking to Vox Machina for a cue as to how to respond. When asked for her opinion on working with Raishan, Allura confessed that it bothered her, but as Whitestone was still standing it did speak volumes, and she confirmed with Raishan that Assum was still alive. The party then demanded that she bring the real Seeker Assum to Whitestone so that they could see for themselves he's all right, and talk to him about events in Emon. Although reluctant, she agreed and disappeared.

Vox Machina suggested they move the war council down to the Ziggurat, now that everyone knew the truth about Raishan, and Allura agreed that it was a good idea, and that it should be impossible for their meetings to be scried upon down there. They continue to discuss various plans, now assured that they aren’t being watched. They returned to the plan to lure Thordak out with Raishan's disappearance, and decided that Fort Daxio would be the best location for a fight and that their forces should all be sent there. They decided to send word to all their potential allies to gather at Fort Daxio, and to also check out Fort Daxio in person to make sure it's the best place for the battle before sending everyone there. Allura gave them a written decree from the Tal'Dorei Council so that those in charge of the fort would listen to them. Allura and the others would meet them there in a few days.

"Path of Brass" (1x74)[]

Allura teleported Vox Machina to Fort Daxio, and rested with them for the night in Scanlan’s Magnificent Mansion. The next morning, she used Sending to contact Syldor Vessar and Mikael Daxio in Syngorn to notify them of their plan, and also someone in Whitestone to tell them to expect Raishan to bring Seeker Assum there.

"Clash at Daxio" (1x77)[]

When Gatekeeper Xanthas arrived at Fort Daxio, he asked to speak with Allura alone. During this meeting, he cast Feeblemind on her. She was later healed by Pike after Xanthas was killed.

"The Siege of Emon" (1x78)[]

Percy sought out his sister Cassandra, and found her in her room talking to Allura, Gilmore, Brom and Drake. The room was bustling with activity, as everyone present was preparing for the events to come. Before Percy arrived, Cassandra and Allura had been discussing how to prepare the city of Whitestone for a retaliatory strike should the siege of Emon fail. Percy accepted some healing potions from Drake before leaving.

Vox Machina then prepared a Heroes’ Feast for themselves, after which they called for Allura. They inquired after the whereabouts of the Syngorn army, and she explained they should be arriving in the early afternoon. They discussed battle strategy for a while, with what information has been relayed to Allura.

Later that evening, Keyleth, Vax and Allura made their way to the Sun Tree and cast Transport via Plants to Zephrah, in order to get the Ashari’s aide in the coming fight. Keyleth played tour guide and then met with her father to request their assistance, which the Ashari willingly gave. They bade each other goodbye and headed back to Whitestone while Allura poked fun at Keyleth for not introducing her.

The next morning, Allura received word that the Syngorn army had arrived just short of Emon and was setting up camp to prepare for their attack at sundown. She later used Scrying to locate the army, and suitable trees for Keyleth to teleport the party through. Allura then teleported herself, Keyleth and some others to the war camp, and Keyleth opened a Transport via Plants portal to the Sun Tree, allowing the rest through.

"What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81)[]

With Keyleth's assistance, Allura determined the location of Raishan and tracked her down to the Island of Viscan, where Thordak once resided within the lair of a long-dead necromancer named Opash. Allura later agreed to go with Vox Machina along with Kima to pursue and finish off the Diseased Deceiver.

"Deadly Echoes" (1x82)[]

Allura joined Vox Machina for a Heroes' Feast, alongside Kima and Kerrek, dressed ready for battle with a much more intense look on her face than usual. She confirmed with the party that they were ready to move. The party moved to the Sun Tree and using Transport via Plants, made their way to the Island of Viscan. As they stealthily moved towards the mountain, Allura informed the party that she’d done some research while they slept about the indigenous people of the island, and how they haven’t been heard from since Opash took up residence there.

The party located an entrance into the mountain, and headed inside. A ways down the passage, they found a locked door, and Allura was amused by the antics the party got up to while trying to open it, saying it reminded her of her days as an adventurer. One attempt to open the door summoned some Flameskulls, which the party swiftly defeated and they proceeded onward. They then found a bridge over a ravine where gravity was reversed. Allura teleported herself and Kima across the ravine with Dimension Door, then helped the rest of the party cross to the best of her ability.

On the other side, they found a strange fountain, where the water flowed in the wrong direction, which upon investigation Allura found reversed the gravity in the previous chamber. The party continued on.

"The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83)[]

Allura took part in the final battle against Raishan. Despite falling unconscious several times, she was able to neutralize the dragon's Greater Invisibility spell, which allowed Keyleth to cast Feeblemind on her. The druid's spell destroyed the Raishan they all knew, leaving behind a feral beast, a shadow of her former self.

After the battle, Allura attempted a Teleport spell, but the spell failed due to unknown circumstances. When vacating the lair, she tried again, this time with Teleportation Circle. When she and Kima stepped through, they found themselves not in Greyskull Keep, but out in the open sea, far away from any source of land. As she and Kima struggled to stay afloat, they were ultimately saved by Vex'ahlia and Percy after Keyleth managed to spot them from the beach despite the impossible odds. After deducing that teleportation magic of any kind would be very difficult to pull off on the island, most likely as a means of keeping people stranded there, they then returned to Whitestone via Keyleth's Transport via Plants spell.

Arc 4: Taryon Darrington[]

"Loose Ends" (1x84)[]
Allura - Shalizeh7

Fan art of Allura Vysoren, by shalizeh7.[art 5]

Allura and Kima were happy to see Scanlan alive when Grog was moving his sleeping form to his room, and said they were headed back to Whitestone to attend to their duties there. Before they left, Keyleth found Allura and requested she send a message to Vex to fill her in on Scanlan’s state, which she did. The party then joined her, and she teleported them with her back to Emon.

The party voiced their concern about the power structure in Emon, but Allura assured them that she would gather the remaining members of the council and work on getting things in place. Vex had Allura check the box that Senokir gave them. Allura detected a faint protective magical aura on it, but nothing noteworthy, and the party then left Allura and Kima in the Cloudtop district to attend to their separate businesses.

"Daring Days" (1x86)[]

The party encountered Allura briefly, as she was in town to pick up Pike, before the two of them teleported away.

"Taryon, My Wayward Son" (1x97)[]

Allura was summoned via a Sending Stone by Cassandra to Whitestone after a breakthrough was made regarding the siphon, courtesy of Vex shooting an Oracle Arrow and seeing what lay beyond the other side: the Shadowfell. It was also revealed that in the past year, she and Kima had gotten married (as evidenced by her wedding band) in a very small, very private ceremony.[27]

Arc 5: Vecna[]

"The Endless Atheneum" (1x106)[]

Keyleth Scried on various friends of the party to make sure they were alright, including Allura, who was seen with Kima, writing letters in her bedroom.

"The Ominous March" (1x109)[]

Allura teleported into the meeting in the Platinum Sanctuary with Kima, reporting that Vecna's cloud had spread across the Ozmit Sea to Tal'Dorei. When Vecna revealed himself at the meeting, it was Allura who dispelled his illusion after he began threatening the loved ones of the assembled councilors. After the meeting adjourned, Allura intended to head back to Emon to attend to the needs of the city there. The party sought Allura out for counsel on how to better prepare for their confrontation, and she offered them some advice. Kima joined them, after being declined permission to ride a wyvern, and wished Vox Machina well in the fight, telling them to come back alive. Allura promised to give Gilmore a hug for them when they departed.

"The Chapter Closes" (1x115)[]

Vox Machina found Allura within the Platinum Sanctuary, where she greeted them with a brief hug, telling them Kima was still cleaning up the streets. She was present for the conversations and speeches that took place, as well as Vax'ildan's departure.

Later, while Percy was handing out apologies and talking to Grog about the incident with the skull, Allura joined the group to assure him it was beyond any of their reach now. Allura then offered to help Pike check in on her temple. They made their way together to the Quadroads, to the restored temple of Sarenrae. The temple was still in good repair and filled with refugees, so Keyleth lent them a few spells to replenish their clean water reservoir. On Vex's request, Allura Sent a message to Syldor to let him know that his daughter Velora was safe, and that Vex would bring her home soon.

In the evening, Allura brought them to a nearby dive bar called The Quarry's End, where they were joined by Kima for a round of drinks. They raised a toast to Vax'ildan, their fallen companion. When Vox Machina found a tree to use to teleport home to Whitestone, Allura and Kima decided to stay behind in the city to help with the reconstruction effort.

"The Search For Grog" (Sx42)[]

Upon finding Grog’s unconscious body and the Deck of Many Things, Vox Machina quickly used Transport via Plants to head to Vasselheim, to find answers and assistance. They made their way to the Platinum Sanctuary, and after speaking with Highbearer Vord, Allura was called for. Allura was able to determine that Grog's soul was missing and must be reunited with his body for him to return to consciousness, but she was unable to locate it. Scanlan attempted to wake Grog up again by whipping him, but then told Allura, to her surprise, that he had the Wish spell and could possibly find where Grog's soul had gone.

After Scanlan determined the location of Grog’s soul, Allura provided more information to them of the dangers of Pandemonium, and Vord called for members of the city to aid Vox Machina. Once volunteers were secured, and Allura explained to Bertrand Bell what volunteer means, she offered to send the party to Pandemonium when they were ready. Vox Machina departed to finish their preparations, then reconvened and Allura cast Plane Shift to transport them to Pandemonium.

"Dalen's Closet" (Sx47)[]

Allura was in attendance at Vex and Percy’s wedding. She and Kima had decided to arrive a few days early to enjoy a little holiday, as they rarely got the opportunity to visit Marquet. She was present for the rehearsal dinner, and knocked unconscious with most of the rest of the guests, and was subsequently healed by Pike. While Vox Machina rushed after their would be assassins, Kima and Allura stayed behind to make sure everyone else at the party was alright. By the time they reached the fight, it was already over.

Campaign Two: The Mighty Nein[]

Arc 4: Swords and Angels[]

"The Folding Halls" (2x80)[]
Allura - Nikki Dawes

Fan art of Allura, by Nikki Dawes.[art 6]

When his master Yussa Errenis was missing for three weeks while exploring the Heirloom Sphere, Wensforth used a sending stone to reach his emergency contact, encouraged by the Mighty Nein. Allura soon arrived via Teleportation Circle, now in her mid-fifties but otherwise much the same in appearance as when she was known by Vox Machina. She introduced herself as the Master of Arcana on the Council of Tal'Dorei and assisted the party in going after Yussa into the Sphere by providing healing potions and a Mirror of Infinite Transpondence via which they could contact her while she remained behind to research.

"Dark Bargains" (2x83)[]

Allura was summoned to Yussa's tower where she set up a ritual to learn more about the Angel of Irons cult. Through the Mighty Nein's connection to Yasha, she successfully cast her spell, learning that the Angel of Irons was actually a guise for Tharizdun, the Chained Oblivion.

"Titles and Tattoos" (2x84)[]

The Mighty Nein told Allura and Yussa everything they knew of the Angel of Irons cult, and named everyone they knew was connected to it. Allura then returned to Tal'Dorei to warn the Council.

Allura in 836 PD

Official art of Allura in 836 PD, by Nikki Dawes.[art 7]

"Punishment and Politics" (2x87)[]

Upon arriving in King Bertrand Dwendal's throne room, the Mighty Nein noticed that Allura was present among those assembled. Though Dwendal treated her with suspicion, he allowed her to remain. During the discussion, Allura provided an account of what she knew of the Angel of Irons cult and the Mighty Nein. She also said that she contacted the Bright Queen, convincing her to call off the attacks on Rexxentrum. Dwendal was furious that she spoke with his enemy. Allura asserted that Tal'Dorei was not an enemy of the Kryn Dynasty, and was neutral in Wildemount's war. After the discussion ended, Allura approached the Nein. She met Yasha for the first time, telling her she was glad she was well. Their conversation was brief, as Ludinus Da'leth soon arrived to take charge of the Nein.

Arc 6: Weird Magic[]

"The Neverending Day" (2x125)[]

The Mighty Nein were Teleported to Allura's Ivory Tower by Yussa Errenis, where they met with Allura and Kima about the looming threat of Lucien, the Tombtakers, and the Somnovem. Allura was unwilling to come with them to aid personally in the coming battle, but gave them many gifts, including two Arcane Field Generators, a tuning fork for the Astral Sea, residuum, and a spell scroll of Intellect Fortress. Most importantly, she loaned them her Staff of Power and Kima loaned Yasha her Holy Avenger.[28]

Campaign Three: Bells Hells[]

Allura and Percival - Melissa Hahn

Fan art of Allura and Percival, by Melissa Hahn.[art 8]

The party encountered Allura in Whitestone Castle where she was aiding Percival de Rolo, Imahara Joe, and others to repair and understand the harness the party had recovered from the abandoned workshop of Ludinus Da'leth in Molaesmyr. Allura said she had met Ludinus through her work from time to time and agreed with Percy and Vex's assessment that he was "a douche", but he was also among the most powerful mages in Exandria. Allura was able to inscribe additional runes into the harness, making it once more functional.[29] After that she shared her knowledge with Bells Hells, giving them advice about how to use the Quintessence Array (and requesting that they gave it back when their adventure was over),[30] and revealing that Ashton's rages were fueled by dunamancy, with the glass-like device in their head working similarly to a Luxon beacon.[31]

Later, when they were left alone, Allura listened to Percy's concerns about his home and his family being vulnerable if Whitestone got too involved in the conflict with the Ruby Vanguard; the wizard reassured him, explaining that, with everything that was happening in the world, no one was watching the city too closely. During that conversation Allura noticed Pâté de Rolo (who played dumb and started doing dances) and recognized him as Laudna's familiar, sending him away.[32] The following mid-day Allura returned to Whitestone for another meeting, where she provided resources to Bells Hells as well as her direct assistance: the plan was to Teleport with them to the Red Center, where she would create an illusory diversion while the adventurers approached the Bloody Bridge.[33] She then went with them to the ziggurat under the castle where she created a protective bubble around Fearne Calloway and Ashton Greymoore while Ashton used the Quintessence Array to absorb the power of Rau'shan. Allura maintained the barrier while Bells Hells struggled to keep Ashton alive, hoping to contain a potential explosion.[34] In the aftermath, she sensed the tension in the party and told them to take the time they needed to become a cohesive working unit again, while bearing in mind the ticking clock they all faced. When the party asked her to transport them to the Fey Realm for R&R, she readily agreed and joined them, although very wary of Fearne's Nana Morri.[35]

Slowly, Allura began to relax, drinking in Morri's bar while the adventurers were busy, and sharing with Laudna some memories about her time as an adventurer; she, however, was still inspecting her surroundings with magic (as she revealed to Chetney when he asked), and when she noticed that the Fatestitcher showed too much interest in the spark of Rau'shan, she stayed ready to cast a spell until the hag gave the elemental shard back. When Bells Hells asked, the arcanist shared with them what she knew about the Fey Realm and the Moonweaver (although when she mentioned how illogical that plane was compared to Exandria, Fearne sarcastically replied that the Material Plane was always perfectly logical and normal); she also told them about the reputation Morrigan had among mortals (when the Fatestitcher wasn't listening). Later, when the scavenger hunt began, Allura was left behind as the adventurers were sent to a new location for their trials.[36] When they finished, however, the arcanist told them that from her perspective they had just been sleeping for a while, although sustaining the injuries of the trials in real time.

After a brief conversation during which Allura reminded Bells Hells that their relative anonymity was an advantage making moves against the Ruby Vanguard, Fearne finally decided to absorb the power of Rau'shan. They all gathered in the garden to watch the process, and Morri and several local critters approached the area as well; however, the area became very hot very fast, and Allura used her magic to create a barrier, preventing the audience from getting hurt by the flames.[37] After that event (and after knowing about Chetney's willingness to make deals with the Fatestitcher) the arcanist decided she wanted to go to sleep to leave in the morning, but before that the adventurers called her so that she could enjoy FCG's Heroes' Feast with them.

The following day, after breakfast, Allura cast Plane Shift at the same time some fireflies went to her and the adventurers, carrying with them Morrigan's magic and allowing them to return to Exandria (near the Tishtan excavation site) the same day they had left. The wizard brought them to an encampment where they had a meeting with some allies. Allura made the proper introductions and defended the adventurers when others showed some hesitance about them. Later, after some preparation, she and Mythtaker Qi Mandozi combined their magic with Percival de Rolo's inventions, creating the illusions of rhinoceros and ember rocs effectively attacking and showing signs of damage when fighting the forces defending the Malleus Key.[38]


Lady Kima of Vord[]

Kima and Allura - Stephanie Brown

Fan art of Kima and Allura, by Stephanie Brown.[art 9]

Allura and Kima have a very close relationship that stems back from their adventuring days before the arcanist became a member of the Tal'Dorei Council. Allura was the one who sent Vox Machina to find Kima after the paladin failed to return from her vision quest.[39]

When the two of them were reunited, they were very happy to see each other. The two of them embraced as Allura lifted Kima off the ground and spun her around. With a tear rolling down her face, Allura told Kima how worried she had been, and the halfling apologized for causing her trouble.[40]

While living in Whitestone, Allura and Kima were reunited once more and shared a house.[41] She reunited with Vox Machina and joined Gilmore and the Realmseer in sharing what they know about the Ziggurat.

Kima became enraged when she discovered that Gatekeeper Xanthas had cast Feeblemind on Allura. As a group of lizardfolk and wyvern riders assaulted Fort Daxio, the paladin hunted down the elven mage and was disappointed when Vex'ahlia landed the killing blow against him.[42] When the battle ended, Pike Trickfoot used Greater Restoration to return Allura to her normal state of mind. Kima then ran up to Allura and kissed her.[43]

In "Taryon, My Wayward Son" (1x97), it was revealed that Allura and Kima had gotten married in a "very small, very private" ceremony.[44]

Tiberius Stormwind[]


Fan art of Allura and Tiberius, colored by John Wehr, by Wendy Sullivan Green.[art 10]

Tiberius, at some point, became infatuated with Allura. She has hinted that she likes him, though it was never made clear. He also stated that she was a more powerful magic user than him.

When Tiberius saw the affectionate relationship between Allura and Kima, he assumed they were a couple and became very disappointed.[45]

Even so, he continued with his flirtations and eventually seemed to set up a date with Allura.[46] However, later that evening Vox Machina got into a battle during which Tiberius brutally killed an old woman as she was sleeping. Allura was very distressed when she heard about this, and when she asked Tiberius about it he did not deny it, and defended his actions. Allura left shortly after.[47]

That was the last time Allura and Tiberius ever saw each other. Sometime later, Tiberius was killed by the white dragon Vorugal.[48] She was later informed of his death by Scanlan and expressed grief and regret over the loss.[49]

Tofor Brotoras[]

Allura has known and worked with the paladin for decades. Despite this, there seem to be some tension between them, since they teased each other about their respective choices of adventurers to have as allies.[50]

Ludinus Da'leth[]

Allura doesn't like the archmage at all, and they have only met for diplomatic reasons. However, she reluctantly admitted that he was probably the most powerful wizard she knew.[51]

Yussa Errenis[]

Yussa and Allura seem to be peers with similar experience levels (although Allura seems to be more familiar with battle). The exact details of their relationship are unknown; however, Yussa went so far as to designate Allura as his emergency contact when he began his experiments with the Heirloom Sphere and his exploration of the Folding Halls. This suggests he has a certain level of trust in her that he hasn't been shown to have in other wizards - or people in general.

Vox Machina[]

As a whole, Allura deeply respects Vox Machina, the party having earned her respect and her trust during their time in Emon when they worked together to solve the mystery of Uriel's unusual behavior and save the city. From that day onward, the arcanist proved herself repeatedly to be one of their greatest friends and allies. During their time on the Isle of Viscan, she was reminded of her old adventuring days.

The Mighty Nein[]

Allura has had fewer encounters with the Mighty Nein than with Vox Machina, but she is still impressed by their skills. She met the Mighty Nein after being summoned by Wensforth after Yussa Errenis disappeared in the Happy Fun Ball. Allura's relationship with the group benefited their political dealings trying to form a truce between the Empire and the Dynasty, and the successful defeat of the Angel of Irons cult.

Allura also was able to offer some guidance and powerful artifacts in the hopes of helping the Mighty Nein stop the Tombtakers in their pursuit of bringing the Somnovem back to Aeor.

Group affiliations[]

Council Symbol Arcana Symbol

Fan art of symbols of the Arcana Pansophical and Tal'Dorei Council, by Aaron Larsen.[art 11]

Allura is a member of both the Tal'Dorei Council and Arcana Pansophical, the sole known person to be on both powerful councils.

Character information[]

Notable items[]


The official miniature of Allura Vysoren, painted by Matthew Mercer.[art 12]


Allura is a formidable Abjuration wizard,[3] and is considered to be one of the most powerful arcanists in the world of Exandria.[59]

She is also an able enchanter, as she created Vox Machina's eighth[60] Earring of Whisper and installed a Sigil of Teleportation in the basement of their keep.

Wizard spells[]

As a 15th- or 16th-level wizard,[6] Allura knows five cantrips. Allura has been shown casting the following spells:

Spell level Spell Notes
0 (cantrip) Mage Hand[61]
1st Identify[62]
1st Magic Missile[63]
2nd Darkness[64]
2nd See Invisibility[65]
2nd Misty Step[66]
3rd Counterspell[67]
3rd Dispel Magic[68]
3rd Fireball[69]
3rd Sending[70]
4th Arcane Eye (possibly)[71]
4th Dimension Door[72]
4th Leomund's Secret Chest[73]
5th Scrying[74]
5th Teleportation Circle[75]
6th Disintegrate[76]
7th Teleport[77]

Appearances and mentions[]



  • Allura is bisexual, as was confirmed by Matthew Mercer during an episode of Talks Machina.
  • In the Critical Role Major Arcana Tarot Card Set, she represents XVI - The Tower.
  • Allura is the second character to appear in both Campaign 1 and Campaign 2, Captain Adella being the first. She is also the first NPC thus far to appear in all three campaigns.
    • Keyleth has also appeared in all three campaigns, but was a player character in the first and was an unnamed silhouette in the second.
    • For Matt, Allura was the first NPC he spent a lot of time creating, and has become his avatar in Exandria, a line that goes through every campaign. The players also feel like whenever she appears, everything is going to be alright.[80]
      • Matt also explained that he felt that Allura and Essek Thelyss (who also works as an avatar or self-insert for himself in the campaigns) are the closest of his NPCs to PCs he would make for himself to play for longer periods of time.[81]
  • When Allura first appears in Campaign 2, Matt describes her as appearing to be in her mid-fifties. In a subsequent episode he says she looks to be in her early to mid-fifties.
  • Matthew Mercer modelled a player character in the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV on Allura.[82]
  • She has been in the Shattered Teeth a few times.[83]
  • Allura was in the presence of a Luxon beacon once.[84] This was likely the one that the Dwendalian Empire returned to the Kryn Dynasty during the negotiations in which the wizard was involved.
  • Before the events of "Fractures" (3x78) she had already visited the Fey Realm before, although she isn't too enthusiastic about its illogical nature.
  • She likes red wine, while her wife Kima of Vord enjoys anything a bar can offer. They, however, tend to drink the same way when they are together in an event.[85]

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  1. Spelling of "Allura Vysoren" used by Matthew Mercer. (source)
  2. Matthew Mercer clarified on Twitter that Allura's race is human.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Matthew Mercer clarified on Twitter that Allura is a wizard (not a sorcerer), and her arcane tradition is the School of Abjuration.
  4. Allura is introduced as seeming to be in her mid-fifties, with her blond hair graying, in "The Folding Halls" (2x80), on 9 Dualahei 836 P.D. That is 24 years and one month after "The Fate-Touched" (1x103), in which Vox Machina is reassured that the date is 12 Misuthar 812 P.D., the same day they retreated into the Feywild after taking a beating from Vecna, and it is 25 years and 3 months after "Winter's Crest in Whitestone" (1x36), which takes place in the two weeks between the Briarwoods' defeat and Winter's Crest (20 Duscar) 810 P.D.
  5. See "The Folding Halls" (2x80) at 1:18:50.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Allura cannot cast the 9th-level Gate spell (See "Trust" (1x70) at 2:33:03} but she did cast an 8th-level Fly ("The Chapter Closes" (1x115) at 2:42:14). This makes her a 15th- or 16th-level spellcaster.
  7. "The Legend of the Cast of The Legend of Vox Machina"
  8. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) at 0:11:26.
  9. See "4-Sided Dive: Shard Candy" (4SDx19) at 1:33:16.
  10. See "Desperate Measures" (1x40) at 2:36:36.
  11. See "Desperate Measures" (1x40) at 2:36:36.  Allura says reports of a massive red dragon reached Tal'Dorei "about 15 years" before this episode, which takes place just after the Chroma Conclave attacked Emon.
  12. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, pp. 11–12. Thordak was sealed for 16 years before the Chroma Conclave attacked Emon.
  13. See "Glass and Bone" (1x08) at 49:40.
  14. See "To Hurt Is to Heal" (3x79) at 1:07:55.
  15. See "Talks Machina #4: 'Clash at Daxio'" (TMx04) at 1:12:02.
  16. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) from 0:11:26 through 0:12:17.
  17. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) from 0:12:17 through 0:12:38.
  18. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) from 0:13:13 through 0:13:50.
  19. A portion of Vox Machina's escape from the Ivory Tower can be viewed in the YouTube video "Carpet Throwback".
  20. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) from 0:15:18 through 0:15:42.
  21. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) from 0:20:23 through 0:21:16.
  22. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) from 0:42:27 through 0:43:00.
  23. See "The Feast" (1x24) from 3:00:55 through 3:10:10.
  24. See "The Feast" (1x24) at 3:28:03.
  25. See "Consequences and Cows" (1x26) from 0:56:23 through 43:00.
  26. See "Desperate Measures" (1x40) from 2:36:09 through 2:39:40.
  27. See "Taryon, My Wayward Son" (1x97) at 1:28:22.
  28. See "The Neverending Day" (2x125) at 1:17:50.
  29. See "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) from 0:31:00 through 0:38:09.
  30. See "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) from 0:38:16 through 0:40:38.
  31. See "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) at 1:10:59.
  32. See "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) at 1:34:35.
  33. See "The Promise and the Price" (3x77) from 3:20:51 through 3:39:23.
  34. See "The Promise and the Price" (3x77) at 3:47:59.
  35. See "Fractures" (3x78).
  36. See "To Hurt Is to Heal" (3x79).
  37. See "A Test of Trust" (3x80).
  38. See "The Eve of the Red Moon" (3x81).
  39. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) at 0:20:35.
  40. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) from 0:36:28 through 0:37:18.
  41. See "A Cycle of Vengeance" (1x58) at 2:37:15.
  42. See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) from 2:44:18 through 2:48:47.
  43. See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) from 3:09:15 through 3:14:08.
  44. See "Taryon, My Wayward Son" (1x97) at 1:28:53.
  45. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) from 0:36:52 through 37:38.
  46. See "The Feast" (1x24) from 3:00:55 through 3:10:10.
  47. See "Consequences and Cows" (1x26) from 1:04:46 through 1:10:39.
  48. See "The Frigid Doom" (1x64) at 3:43:56.
  49. See "Trust" (1x70) at 2:36:18.
  50. See "The Eve of the Red Moon" (3x81) at 2:35:58.
  51. See "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) at 0:34:09.
  52. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) at 0:13:30.
  53. Matthew Mercer clarified in a tweet that Allura uses a staff as her arcane focus.
  54. See "The Neverending Day" (2x125) at 1:50:45.  Allura loaned her Staff of Power to the Mighty Nein.
  55. See "The Folding Halls" (2x80) at 1:27:56.
  56. See "Dark Bargains" (2x83) at 3:58:24.
  57. See "Desperate Measures" (1x40) at 2:50:02.
  58. See "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) at 0:36:39.
  59. Allura is a member of both the Arcana Pansophical ("Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 3:50:00) and the Tal'Dorei Council (Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 36), demonstrating her status.
  60. See "Consequences and Cows" (1x26) at 1:09:15.  Allura gave Tiberius a newly-enchanted Earring of Whisper that he had previously requested.
  61. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 0:41:33.
  62. See "A Cycle of Vengeance" (1x58) at 2:54:39.
  63. See "Deadly Echoes" (1x82) at 2:58:50.
  64. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 0:44:39.
  65. See "The Neverending Day" (2x125) at 1:25:58.  Allura finds a scrying orb in the room.
  66. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 2:24:45.
  67. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 1:47:00.
  68. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 3:23:48.
  69. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 3:24:20.
  70. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 3:55:50.
  71. See "To Hurt Is to Heal" (3x79) at 1:06:26.  Allura reveals she is surrounded at all times by invisible magical sensors to inspect her surroundings.
  72. See "Deadly Echoes" (1x82) at 3:54:10.
  73. See "The Neverending Day" (2x125) at 1:55:56.
  74. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) at 0:12:17.
  75. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 3:37:05.
  76. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 1:10:50.
  77. See "Path of Brass" (1x74) from 3:13:50 through 3:14:33.
  78. See "Against the Tide of Bone" (1x32) at 2:15:25.
  79. See "The Frigid Doom" (1x64) at 0:19:45.
  80. See "4-Sided Dive: Anxiety Game Gauntlet" (4SDx18) at 1:04:06.
  81. See Fireside Chat LIVE with Matthew Mercer on Beacon at 37:38 (subscription required).
  82. Twitter logo Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) on Twitter: "[ I fully blame @MicaBurton for fully pulling me in after YEARS of resisting, but late-night leveling/crafting/chocobo racing has become my zen experience these past months. Every now & then, when shit is tough... you just gotta level something. Also, I get to be my girl Allura.<3]" (2021-04-01).
  83. See "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) at 0:44:54.
  84. See "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) at 1:14:39.
  85. See "To Hurt Is to Heal" (3x79) at 1:05:11.


  1. Official art of Allura in 836 PD, by Nikki Dawes (source). Used with permission.
  2. Screenshot of Allura Vysoren from "The Legend of the Cast of The Legend of Vox Machina". This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  3. Fan art of Allura Vysoren, by Linda Lithén (source). Used with permission.
  4. Fan art of Allura Vysoren, by Nadz Salvo (source). Used with permission.
  5. Fan art of Allura Vysoren, by shalizeh7 (source). Used with permission.
  6. Fan art of Allura, by Nikki Dawes (source). Used with permission.
  7. Official art of Allura in 836 PD, by Nikki Dawes (source). Used with permission.
  8. Fan art of Allura and Percival, by Melissa Hahn (source). Used with permission.
  9. Fan art of Kima and Allura, by Stephanie Brown (source). Used with permission.
  10. Fan art of Allura and Tiberius, colored by John Wehr, by Wendy Sullivan Green (source). Used with permission.
  11. Fan art of symbols of the Arcana Pansophical and Tal'Dorei Council, by Aaron Larsen ([self uploaded source]). Used with permission.
  12. The official miniature of Allura Vysoren, painted by Matthew Mercer. (source)
  13. Official art of Kima of Vord and Allura, by Babs Tarr (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.