Beauregard is a human monk of The Cobalt Soul. She is played by Marisha Ray.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

Beauregard Official byArianaOrner

Official full body portrait of Beauregard, by Ari.[art 2]

Beau wears baggy clothes and monk vestments in shades of blue and gray. She has a blue sash around her belt, that has embroidered[6] script from the Cobalt Soul written on the interior in the backside.[7] Her hair is shaved into an undercut. She also customized her coat so she can turn it inside out, having it cobalt blue on one side and a normal brown on the other

Personality Edit

Beau is a simple girl with simple needs. She is not an egomaniac, and she demands that credit be given to the group as a whole. She regards those she doesn't know with suspicion and continues to press for straight answers whenever someone tries to deflect a question she's asked. Beau's attitude towards other people can be summed up as "do whatever you want, but if it forks with my shirt we're going to have issues."[8]

Beau has been shown to have few concerns when it comes to violence, shown to have a willingness and occasionally an eagerness to harm others if it serves her interests. This aggressive attitude is one of the reasons she was so at odds with mentors within the Cobalt Soul[9], as well as her general dislike of authority figures.[10] This attitude has extended to other party members who tried to commandeer a situation.[11]

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Fan art of Beau smiling, by Elaine Tipping.[art 3]

Beau is particularly bad at interacting with people in a positive manner, frequently coming off as insulting when she tries to give compliments[12] or straining credulity when she attempts to be polite. In order to improve her lacking social skills, Fjord suggested that she smile more. However, due to Beau's normally hostile personality, her smiles tend to come off as either unsettling or extremely disingenuous.[13]

Beau has gained the meta nickname "The Disaster Lesbian"[14] due to her often flirty demeanor towards women. Notably, she called Expositor Dairon "very attractive" as soon as she saw the elf without her concealing cloak, and she makes near constant advances on Yasha. Beauregard's hiring of a female courtesan at The Landlocked Lady in "Converging Fury" (2x27) and her sleeping with Keg in "The Stalking Nightmare" (2x29) showcase her attraction to the same-sex.

Biography Edit

Background Edit

Beauregard's parents were in the wine-making business in Kamordah. Beau was made to manage the bookkeeping. As the winery's most frequent customers were halflings, Beau learned the Halfling language as a result.[15]

She mentioned to Bo "The Breaker" that her name was Beauregard because her parents wanted a son.[16]

Beau thought little of her father as she grew up, and possibly out of a need for revenge, began to steal and resell his wine at cost. This lead to her committing other crimes, including extortion and trafficking. While playing a game of chance with Molly, Beau revealed the the best lie she ever told was when, not liking a politician and his wife in the town she grew up in, she worked as a house hand for them as a means to dig up dirt on them. She found out that they were each cheating on each other, causing them to break up when she exposed the information.[17]

One day her father found out about her bootlegging and criminal activity and hired a group of monks from the Cobalt Reserve to "abduct" Beau, believing that they would reform her. It is implied that Beau's father thought that the monks were strictly librarians, however they were also martial artists and attempted to teach Beau the discipline her father wanted while also training her in hand-to-hand combat. As seen throughout the campaign, only one of these lessons stuck.

Pre-Stream Edit

Traveling along the Amber Road, on their way to study magic at the Soltryce Academy in Rexxentrum, the trio of Fjord, Jester, and Beau saved the daughter of Rinaldo (a fisherman in Trostenwald) from a giant snake.

Chapter 9 Edit

Beau accepted the Way of the Cobalt Soul as her monastic tradition during a single-player RP session during "Disparate Pieces" (2x04). Specifically, under the guidance of Expositor Dairon, she came to see the appeal of becoming a member of "The Expositors" a secret order within the Cobalt Soul tasked with "...pursuing the secrets and evils of the world and exposing them to the light."

Chapter 10 Edit

"A Favor in Kind" (2x16) Edit

Beau trained with Dairon in Zadash, reporting some of her adventures between Trostenwald and Zadash. She also specifically described the group's encounter with the Xhorhasian spy and his description of the dodecahedron, though she omitted the fact that the Nein had stolen the dodecahedron.

Chapter 11 Edit

While on watch with Molly, Beau stated that she hated his tarot cards.[18] After his death, when the Mighty Nein revisited his grave site along the Glory Run Road, she chose to keep Molly's fortune-telling cards as a memento of him. She also claimed his Periapt of Wound Closure, the Summer's Dance blade, and his gold, with the intention of using it for his resurrection.[19] The party buried Molly along the side of the road. Beau poured out a drink for Molly, and the party toasted: "Long may he reign."

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Fan art of Beauregard and her alter ego, "Traci", by Amy King.[art 4]

During the Mighty Nein's stay in Nicodranas on the Menagerie Coast, Beauregard adopted a flirtatious false persona that she named "Tracy" to attempt to get information out of a Zelezo guard named Merpal. She claimed to be the daughter of a rich family in Zadash on vacation to Nicodranas.[20] Beau's reaction to Tracy's appearance was one of confusion and fear.

Chapter 12 Edit

Beauregard, along with the rest of the Mighty Nein, joined the crew of the Squall-Eater under Captain Avantika. She gave the alias "Tracy" to Avantika when asked for her name. "Tracy" took on the role of the apprentice cooper during their time aboard the Squall-Eater.[21] She has expressed interest in and desire for Captain Avantika.[21]

When the Squall-Eater arrived at Darktow Isle, Beauregard was automatically initiated as a member of the Revelry.[21] After she was introduced to Plank King Wyatt Marinos, he pulled her aside from the rest of the party and asked her to give him information on Avantika. Her immediate reaction was to ask "how much?"[21]

Relationships Edit

Jester Lavorre Edit

Jester is one of Beau's closest friends. Beau met her and Fjord about a day before the rest of the party. The trio fought a snake together before the events of the first episode. They have been roommates at almost every place the group has stayed so far, and Jester is one of the few people Beau has shown open kindness to. In "A Storm of Memories" (2x46), during the middle of a stormy night, Beau showed a much more vulnerable side of her and opened up to Jester about her lonely childhood. She voiced how grateful she was for their friendship, a sentiment Jester reciprocated with a hug from behind. This honest gesture of affection allowed Beau to say "Love you, Jess", and Jester replied in kind, strengthening the bond between them even further.

Fjord Edit

Beau met Fjord, along with Jester, about a day before the rest of the party. The trio fought a snake together before the events of the first episode. Beau and Fjord seemed to have already established some trust and rapport as both are laid back, though Fjord tends towards being charming (if, at times, disingenuous) while Beau, in contrast, is blunt and outspoken. They seem to be the "go-getters" of the group when it comes to making contacts and steering the direction of The Mighty Nein. Fjord coaches Beau in improving her social skills.

Yasha Edit

Beau's interactions with Yasha have largely been in an effort to sleep with her, beginning with Yasha asking Beau to relinquish her staff at the carnival. Later, she asked Yasha to "hold [her] through the show", though Yasha refused without proper payment. A few days later Beau attempted to get a "good look" at Yasha's nude body in the bathhouse in Zadash by delaying her own departure, an effort which was successful. Beau comforting Yasha when she learned of Molly's death highlighted their growth as friends rather than as a one-sided romantic interest, though Beau continues to flirt with her whenever possible.

Caleb Widogast Edit

Caleb was very impressed with Beau and her physical fitness. He credited the success of Jester, Beau, and Fjord against the giant snake to her "guns".

Seeing his desire to enter the Archive of the Cobalt Soul, she confided in him that she was a member of the library, showing him the script she had hidden within her belt denoting her membership.[22] On the condition that he tell her about his past and why he was afraid, she promised to take him to the library.[23] She later kept to her promise and accompanied him to the Archive.
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Fan art of Caleb and Beau reconciling, by Hugo Cardenas.[art 5]

Beau and Caleb continue to have profound personal growth. Possessing something of a sibling-like relationship, Beau will usually go to Caleb first if she has a problem. Likewise, Beau is one of only two people that Caleb has shared his past with. Despite their inherent care for one another, Caleb is submissive to Beau's more in-your-face approach.

Nott Edit

Beau and Nott have been warming up to one another, largely due to their mutual friendship with Caleb.

Mollymauk Tealeaf Edit

Beau and Molly had an interesting relationship. Beau's natural suspiciousness of people combined with Molly's flamboyant lies and deflection caused friction at first, but after Molly's backstory reveal Beau admitted to liking him better. The two got high together off the skein they bought in Trostenwald, and their relationship had become less antagonistic. At the Harvest Close Festival, Beau used the two wooden swords Nott won to impersonate Molly, and after Beau drank numerous half-empty mugs of leftover alcohol from a bar, Molly called her a "trash person", but paradoxically not in an insulting manner.

After Molly's death, Beau displayed a new tenderness towards her fallen companion, speaking in particular about how she doubted his "leave things better than you find them" attitude at first, but eventually grew to understand it. She also later had Jester give her a tattoo of an eye, matching one that Molly had.

Archivist Xenoth Edit

Beauregard's father paid him to take her in, teach and train her in the disciplines and lifestyle of monkhood and the ways of the Knowing Mistress.

Expositor Dairon Edit

The expositor was specially called in by Archivist Xenoth to help find Beauregard, whereupon Dairon released Archivist Xenoth from any responsibility concerning Beau's teaching. Dairon then trained Beauregard in the monk tradition of the Way of the Cobalt Soul late at night within a warehouse belonging to the Baumbauch Family Brewery.

Keg Edit

Beau frequently impressed Keg with her skills, leading to frequent comments of "Keg is aroused.""Found & Lost" (2x26) As part of the ongoing joke, Beau flips the comment and admits to being aroused by Keg in "The Stalking Nightmare" (2x29).[24] After they slay Lorenzo, she asks Keg to spend the night with her, an offer which she accepts.

Character Information Edit

Quests Edit

Notable Items Edit

  • Quarterstaff (her "Bo" staff)
  • Second healer's kit
  • Brewer's Kit
  • Goggles of Night[25]
  • A sleeveless reversible cloak (one side is brown, the other is blue)[26]
  • Courting of the Crick (smutty historical/romance novel. Banned in the Empire)[27]
  • Boots of the Vigilant (taken from Xhorhasian assassin in sewer) (add a d8 to initiative rolls once per day)[28]
  • A set of throwing stars (function as darts)
  • Molly's marked "fortune-telling" deck. (looted from Molly's corpse)[29]
    • "The Silver Dragon"
    • "The Anvil"
    • "The Serpent"
    • "The Eye"
    • "The Moon" (left at Molly's gravesite)
    • "The Shadow"
    • "The Chariot"
  • A red feather from Nila's necklace
  • Bracers of Defense
  • Thank You note from Keg
  • Cipher to Avantika's code

Former Items Edit

  • Healer's kit (given to Jester)
  • Thieves Tools (given to Nott)
  • Jade Bracelet, that had beads with small gold etching inside of them[30](traded to Nott for wooden swords)[31]
  • Broken hilts of two wooden swords received from Nott.[31][32][33]
  • Periapt of Wound Closure (looted from Molly's corpse and given to Caleb)
  • Summer's Dance Scimitar (a +1 scimitar that can cast Misty Step) (looted from Molly's corpse and given to Fjord)
  • Fire Elemental Gem (expended and destroyed)

Abilities Edit

Feats Edit

  • Prodigy
    • One bonus skill proficiency
    • One bonus tool proficiency (Jeweler's Kit)
    • One extra language
    • Expertise in one skill you're proficient in (Athletics)
  • Sentinel[34]

Variant Human Abilities Edit

  • Bonus feat (Prodigy)
  • Bonus skill proficiency

Criminal BackgroundEdit

  • Skill Proficiencies: Deception, Stealth
  • Tool Proficiencies: Thieves' tools, one type of gaming set

Monk Abilities Edit

  • Deflect Missiles[35]
  • Evasion
  • Extra Attack[36]
  • Ki (7 points)
    • Flurry of Blows[37]
    • Patient Defense[38]
    • Step of the Wind[39]
  • Ki-Empowered Strikes
  • Martial Arts (1d6)
  • Monastic Tradition: Way of the Cobalt Soul
    • Extort Truth[40]
    • Extract Aspects[41][42]
    • Mind of Mercury
    • Mystical Erudition[43][44]
    • One extra language
  • Slow Fall[45]
  • Stillness of Mind
  • Stunning Strike[46]
  • Unarmored Defense
  • Unarmored Movement

Quotations Edit

  • "Jails are not my favored terrain."
  • "I still say that some of the best information that you can get is in the information that you don't find."
  • Fjord: "It might do for you to apologize [to Toya]."
    Beauregard: [flatly] "Sorry."
    Jester: "Sorry for what, Beau?"
    Beauregard: "Really, Jester?"
    Jester: "Really."
    Mollymauk: "No, I want to hear this too."
    Beauregard: "Sorry for choking you with my stick."[47]
  • "Help, help, help, help, help, help, help..." (To the group after being arrested)
  • "Edubation!" (Mixing Education and Masturbation, while Caleb is in the Chastity Nook)
  • Ulog: "[...] What's your skill sets, if I might ask, beyond just being curious?"
    Beauregard: "I consider being curious a pretty high skill set, but since you're asking beyond that. I'm pretty good with this here bo. Pretty good fighter. Named Beau. It's a little redundant, to be totally honest."
    Ulog: "That's a little strange, not going to lie."
    Beauregard: "It's kind of obnoxious. Sometimes it irritates me."
    Ulog: "A curse upon ye who made that decision for you."
    Beauregard: "Can't pick 'em." (properly introducing herself to Ulog of the Knights of Requital.[48])
  • "I hate the color yellow."[49]
  • "Did you just put a hooker on layaway?"
  • "Long may he reign." (Beau's last words to Molly)
  • "Who the fuck is Traci?!" (to Fjord after flirting with a Zelezo guard[20])
  • "How much?" (when asked to snitch on Avantika)
  • "You have sixty seconds, but I have more knuckles." (after using Extort Truth on Avantika)[50]
  • "Sorry I found your cuteness alarming." (Parting apology to Twiggy)

Trivia Edit

  • "Beauregard" means "beautiful gaze" when translated from French.
  • As revealed by Marisha at MCM London, the primary inspiration for Beau was Jessica Jones.
  • Beau is unofficially the party's treasurer.[51]
  • Marisha detailed that Beau's fighting style is based on a Russian martial art called "systema."[52]
  • Beauregard got the first "How do you want to do this?" of the campaign.[53]
  • Beau has a seemingly endless supply of "pocket bacon".
  • Liam once referred to Beau as "Ms. Lionett".[54]

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. Marisha Ray hinted on Twitter that Beauregard's alignment is some type of neutral (source).
  2. See "Within the Nest" (2x28) at 51:38.  Beau reads a gravestone written in Elvish.
  3. Shown on a zoomed in picture of Beau's character sheet
  4. See "A Hole In the Plan" (2x42).[citation needed]  Marisha notes that Beau can read Deep Speech.
  5. See "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) at 1:12:06.
  6. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 2:32:10.
  7. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 2:31:41.
  8. See "Talks Machina #60: 'Midnight Espionage'" (TMx60).
  9. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) at 3:32:29.
  10. See "Disparate Pieces" (2x04) at 2:15:31.
  11. See "Talks Machina #69: 'Stalker in the Swamp'" (TMx69).  Marisha notes that Beau brought up Caleb's trauma in an argument precisely because he was acting like authority figures she despised.
  12. See "Steam and Conversation" (2x09) at 0:54:18.
  13. See "Steam and Conversation" (2x09) from 0:54:27 through 0:55:43.
  14. See "Talks Machina #77: 'The Stalking Nightmare'" (TMx77) at 32:10.  Brian brings up the nickname to Marisha, who calls it "accurate." Timestamp based on Twitch VOD.
  15. See "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) at 1:11:27.
  16. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 1:55:42.
  17. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:58:01.
  18. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:55:18.
  19. See "Converging Fury" (2x27) at 26:56.
  20. See "Encroaching Waters" (2x34).[citation needed]
  21. See "A Pirate's Life for Me" (2x41).[citation needed]
  22. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 2:30:36.
  23. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 2:11:36.
  24. See "The Stalking Nightmare" (2x29) at 1:18:36.
  25. See "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) at 16:52.
  26. See "Zemnian Nights" (2x11) at 28:55.
  27. See "Zemnian Nights" (2x11) at 1:38:55.
  28. See "Lost & Found" (2x13) at 3:58:05.
  29. See "Converging Fury" (2x27) at 0:16:56.  Taken from Molly's corpse as a memento by Beau.
  30. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 1:11:17.
  31. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 1:13:44.
  32. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) from 2:51:40 through 3:02:56.  The swords broke when Beau used them in the Victory Pit against an Otyugh.
  33. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 3:28:15.  Beau threw these away a means to distract the winter wolves the party had been fighting in the victory pit.
  34. See "Where The River Goes" (2x15) at 1:50:23.  Beau uses the Sentinel feat to make an attack as a reaction.
  35. See "The Open Road" (2x05) from 1:39:01 through 1:40:51.  Beau uses Deflect Missiles to catch an arrow and use it as a weapon.
  36. See "The Gentleman's Path" (2x19) at 23:30.  Matt notes that Beau has two attacks with the attack action.
  37. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 2:34:56.  Beau uses Flurry of Blows
  38. See "The Howling Mines" (2x06) at 2:59:37.  Beau uses Patient Defense.
  39. See "Hush" (2x07) at 3:33:33.  Beau uses Step of the Wind
  40. See "In Hot Water" (2x43).[citation needed]  Beau uses Extort Truth.
  41. See "Midnight Espionage" (2x12) at 2:55:45.  Beau uses Extract Aspects on the Rug of Smothering
  42. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 1:11:56.  Beau uses Extract Aspects again, this time on an ankheg but now consistent with the updated version of the Cobalt Soul subclass.
  43. See "Where The River Goes" (2x15) at 1:15:21.  Beau spends a Ki point to gain advantage on an Arcana check, consistent with the initial version of Mystical Erudition.
  44. See "Talks Machina #77: 'The Stalking Nightmare'" (TMx77).  Marisha notes that she has proficiency in History checks with the revised version of the Cobalt Soul subclass.
  45. See "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21) at 2:18:00.  Beau uses Slow Fall to reduce falling damage.
  46. See "The Gentleman's Path" (2x19) at 23:57.  Beau uses Stunning Strike.
  47. The party has Beauregard apologize to Toya in the aftermath of the fight with Kylre.  See "Disparate Pieces" (2x04) from 34:46 through 35:12.
  48. See "Waste and Webs" (2x10) from 3:39:46 through 3:40:28.
  49. See "Midnight Espionage" (2x12) at 2:13:12.  Beau complains after seeing the autumn banners in the Tri-Spire
  50. See "In Hot Water" (2x43).[citation needed]
  51. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) from 35:53 through 36:45.
  52. See "Talks Machina #50: 'A Show of Scrutiny'" (TMx50).
  53. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01).[citation needed]
  54. See "The Second Seal" (2x47).[citation needed]
  1. Official 2018 portrait of Beauregard, by Ari (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Official full body portrait of Beauregard, by Ari (source).  Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of Beau smiling, by Elaine Tipping (source).  Used with permission.
  4. Fan art of Beauregard and her alter ego, "Traci", by Amy King (source).  Used with permission.
  5. Fan art of Caleb and Beau reconciling, by Hugo Cardenas (source).  Used with permission.