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Laloulaloulalou Laloulaloulalou 3 days ago
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On Content Warnings

I'm making this post to allow a place for discussing the Content Warnings page and its subpages. I highly encourage leaving suggestions and comments here! I write the vast majority of the warnings, and I want to know how they can be improved to be more helpful.

What are content warnings?

The goal of a content warning, or content note, is to highlight potentially distressing material in media and present them as neutrally as possible. A list of warnings is useful for viewers to decide ahead of time how they want to engage with the content. For example, a viewer could notice something in the list that is especially distressing to them, and decide to skip the relevant portion of an episode, or to read a summary instead. Often, it serves to help…

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Untropicalisland Untropicalisland 4 days ago
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Wiki Survey Follow-ups!

Hi all, please see the follow-up survey summary below. I’ve also posted both sets of results:

Original Engagement Survey Results

Follow-up Survey Results

The first survey aimed to get a better idea of why people visit the wiki, how they feel it performs on a few metrics, and gather their feedback and suggestions.

The second survey included further investigation into three areas based on the first survey: guidelines for editors; the CR Content Warning project; and neutrality.

In summary:

  • 49.1% of respondents believe the Critical Role Content Warning project should be removed with another 18.2% who were unsure; 32.7% were in favor of retaining it. Of that 32.7% (18 people), four are people actively involved in the project and another six were peop…
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FreckledMcCree FreckledMcCree 10 days ago
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Categorizing Images

Hey all! I'm going to be starting a very, very slow project of categorizing images. We have a metric ton of images here on the wiki (4,072 as of writing!), and it's very hard to locate ones that might be useful for illustrating new articles. Back in the distant past, images used to be vaguely categorized, but that practice has fallen out. Unfortunately, that needs to be done manually, so, I'm starting a project to properly categorize them all and hopefully make it easier for us to, in the future, find images that we need for articles and get a clearer sense of what kinds of images we even have. The idea is for the following sort of category tree:

  • Category:Character images
    • Category:Images of player characters
      • Category:Images of Grog Strongjaw
      • C…
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Peterdonerias Peterdonerias 18 days ago
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D&D Month

Hello There everybody this is Peterdonerias your Wiki DM speaking here, D&D Month is just something i made so everyone on Fandom can communicate, that is if they all like D&D.

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Untropicalisland Untropicalisland 26 October
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Unofficial Wiki Survey Results

In preparation for Campaign 3, to get a better idea of what the readership is interested in, I ran an unofficial wiki engagement survey, posted on Tumblr, open from October 7, 2021 to October 26th, 2021. This survey covered a number of topics, primarily focused on the content we have and what content we should add or revise. There were also sections on editing; one for editors to understand what would help them, and one for non-editors to understand if there are patterns in why people choose not to edit. 184 people responded.

High Level Summary

Feedback from the fandom regarding the wiki was generally positive (exceptions discussed below), and people were hugely appreciative that there was an opportunity to share their opinions anonymously. I…

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LynnE216 LynnE216 13 October
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We're a resource!

With all the excitement about the upcoming new Wizards of the Coast release Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep, I just wanted to share that the Gizmodo article about it (located here if you want to read) mentions the wiki by name with the clear insinuation that if it's not in the wiki, it's REALLY new. It says: "If you’re already a fan and the name Netherdeep is unfamiliar to you, don’t worry — given that it’s not even in the Critical Role wiki, it seems like an entirely new area of Exandria to explore."

Wow. We're a resource, guys. And thanks to FreckledMcCree, we had a page up within hours (or minutes?) of the article dropping.

To me, this feels at almost the same level as when the wiki was called out in , when Scanlan was accused of co…

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Dexcuracy Dexcuracy 19 August
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Admin statement regarding recent events - 19th of August 2021

This is a statement released by the team of administrators of the Critical Role Wiki.


To all editors of the Critical Role Wiki,

On Tuesday the 10th of August 2021 we promised to release a statement regarding the events of the last weeks, especially Monday, the 9th of August. Drafting this statement took a little longer than was anticipated or desired, and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

First, a quick explanation about this statement. This is a long statement, and given the logistics of writing statements in a group is hard, the following should be taken into account: it was drafted by one admin (Dexcuracy) and therefore this statement may alter between using ‘we’ and sometimes ‘I’ to make reading and writing this statement eas…


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FreckledMcCree FreckledMcCree 10 August
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Sorting Episodes In Tables

This one is a little niche use, but I think it'll be really helpful for those cases. If you've ever tried to create a table that sorts a column with a bunch of templates, you've definitely noticed that the column ends up sorting the episodes alphabetically instead of chronologically. It was possible to address this using a data-sort-value, but it could get finicky trying to work with leading zeroes and with placing specials and miniseries episodes in the correct places. So, I've created the template to set the sortkeys for you, taking that part of the process out at the article level and hopefully streamlining the process overall so you can focus on populating the table. You can see it currently in action on the Books article or in the ex…

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FreckledMcCree FreckledMcCree 20 July
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Magically Converting Date Formats

Hey, everyone! It's possible you've noticed on some articles and templates that a date in the editing field doesn't match the formatting of the date displayed on the article. This is because I've been implementing a small magic word function, called formatdate, into some templates. What this does is it'll allow us to be a little more consistent in displaying our default date formatting of choice (ISO 8601) to logged-out users without having to worry about what formatting editors used when inputting the information.

Specifically, this function reads whatever date formatting is inserted into the relevant template field and then spit it back out into a chosen date format. For logged-out users, that date will always be the default ISO 8601, i.…

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LynnE216 LynnE216 19 July
2

Who's coming to the Critical Role Wiki?

Since it always helps to know who the audience is, I wanted to share some information about the people who come to the Critical Role Wiki. Everything is approximate and constantly changing slightly, but the overall trends seem to stay pretty consistent.

Only about 55% of our viewers are residents of the United States.

Another 21% are residents of the UK, Australia, and Canada. The remaining 24% are primarily European, with a significant number also coming from Brazil, the Philippines and New Zealand, and a multitude of other countries in locations all across the globe.

We're international! It's sometimes helpful to keep in mind when thinking about formatting dates and the like.

That said, our preferred spelling is American (with the exceptions…

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Laloulaloulalou Laloulaloulalou 18 July
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Filling the M9 Relationship pages

I'd like to formally request help to finish filling up the "Relationship between X and X" pages for the members of the Mighty Nein. With Campaign 3 coming soon, I suspect that we'll be spending less time on pages related to Campaign 2, so it would be nice to make some progress now. I'll do what I can, but it's a pretty huge task and I tend to get burnt out fast from tasks like these, so your help is appreciated!!

You can access the Mighty Nein relationship navigation here.

Here is the minimum that I'd like to do by the time Campaign 3 rolls around:

  1. Create missing pages, i.e. the ones appearing in red in the table.
  2. Give a brief summary of the character's relationship at the end of the campaign.
  3. Tell the history of their relationship. At minimum,…
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Dexcuracy Dexcuracy 14 July
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FandomDesktop transition

To all Critical Role Wiki editors,

In the next week (Week 29), Fandom will change the default skin on this wiki to the FandomDesktop skin as part of their site-wide rollout of this skin to all Fandom wikis. This will dramatically change how the wiki looks and affect your editing experience.

As with every change to websites, especially websites highly customized like wikis, this may cause issues. The skin may have bugs that are inherent to the skin, or the skin may conflict with our wiki-specific settings, styling and layout. If you encounter any of these issues, it is likely necessary to be fixed by an admin, so please report them. There are a few ways to do so:

  1. Please report it in the discussions section with the category: "Bug Report". Plea…
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Hemhem20X6 Hemhem20X6 14 June
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Chapter 3 links

  • Keyleth
  • Pike Trickfoot
  • Grog Strongjaw
  • Percival de Rolo
  • Vax'ildan
  • Vex'ahlia
  • Scanlan Shorthalt
  • Tiberius Stormwind
  • Trinket
  • Character Appearances
  • Vox Machina
  • Nostoc Greyspine
  • Dork the Ox
  • Allura Vysoren
  • Shaun Gilmore
  • Zahra Hydris
  • Bag of Holding
  • Briarwoods
  • Whitestone
  • Clarota's Helmet
  • Tiefling
  • Sarenrae
  • Emon
  • Uriel Tal'Dorei III
  • The Rematch
  • Steddos Thunderbrand
  • Erathis
  • The Feast
  • Lockheed
  • Anna Ripley
  • Byron Anders
  • Earring of Whisper
  • Dread Emperor
  • Sylas Briarwood
  • Delilah Briarwood
  • Kerrion Stonefell
  • Crimson Diplomacy
  • Lillith Daturai
  • Kit Buss
  • Edna
  • Consequences and Cows
  • The Path to Whitestone
  • The Sun Tree (episode)
  • Whispers
  • Stoke the Flames
  • Wildemount
  • Cassandra de Rolo
  • Gunpowder Plot
  • Template:Nav-Chapter3
  • Chapter 3
  • Ziggurat
  • Template:S3-Episode-header
  • Template:Character Appearances C3
  • Briarwood letters
  • Yenne…
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KylaraE KylaraE 3 June
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FandomDesktop opt-in is LIVE

Check it out, and let me know your thoughts! Report bugs and feedback to me here.

To access the new FandomDesktop skin:

  • Go to Special:Preferences
  • In the top menu, select "Appearance"
  • Under "Skin" select "FandomDesktop"
  • Select any FandomDesktop preferences you want such as default light/dark mode, content width, and right rail collapse. (Personally I am all about that WIDE WIDTH experience.)
  • Click "Save" at the bottom

You can also opt-out the same way, just go to Special:Preferences and switch the Skin from FandomDeskop back to Oasis.

Helpful links!

  • New blog post about opt-in
  • FandomDesktop preparation guide
  • FandomDesktop highlights with links to staff blog posts
  • For admin: Blog about the customization policy

If you find a bug, please let me know about i…

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LynnE216 LynnE216 16 May
1

A Personal Note

I'm posting only so people understand why I've been around somewhat less, and will continue to be so in the coming days. My father has been ill for some time and went into hospice care on Friday.

So if wiki housekeeping is somewhat delayed, that's why. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

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Nsr3a Nsr3a 24 December 2020
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Hi

all entries are based on explicit confirmation either everything going to be right

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Magpiemolly Magpiemolly 9 November 2020
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Campaign 2: Mighty Nein Outfits

Here you'll find an incomplete guide to the outfits bought, commissioned, stolen, or otherwise acquired by the Mighty Nein as well as their various tattoos for the referance of cosplayers, artists, and writers alike.

Note: As the original outfits and level 10 upgrades were released in the form of official art, there is limited in-game description for most members.

This is NOT a spoiler free page! If you are not currently caught up, visiting the References will allow you to see the episodes in which the different sections took place.

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Magpiemolly Magpiemolly 25 September 2020
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WinterNein Outfit Descriptions

Beau: Heavy boots; gaucho pants, fur lined; expositor belt, slate grey to cobalt blue (gradient); fur lined vest; all seeing eye pin

Caleb: Brown leather coat, long, fur lined; very thick scarf; modified harness (leather), larger book on right hip, counterbalanced by spell component satchel

Jester: Light blue tunic, long sleeves; light grey thermal tights; fair isle knitted thigh highs (stripes, flowers, bees) pale blue, white, light grey; matching mittens; white overcoat, lines with grey fur, bell sleeved, fit and flair, hooded, embroidered (flowers, vines, bees); matching ear muffs; fur lined boots

Veth: Lolita dress/coat, pink with white fur trim, large buttons down the center, bow knot at the belt line; white hand muff; white fur earmuff…

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Magpiemolly Magpiemolly 25 September 2020
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Hello World

As we are first taught when coding begins, there is always a first message we can send:

hello world

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Durandal's Fate Durandal's Fate 6 September 2020
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Putting everything in order on the Time Line

For those who haven't seen it this week, there's a new page intended to put everything in the Critical Role universe in chronological order, and it helps put a lot of lore in perspective. Even if you've watched every episode and read the Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting and Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, there's such a broad, deep history that it's easy to forget the order and length of so many events and how they relate to each other: how long the events of the series have taken, how different parts of Exandria developed through overlapping eras, or which characters could have experienced some historical event.


But now we've started organizing everything we can get our hands on! Starting with a lot of groundwork on historical events by Co…

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Nightwhisper13 Nightwhisper13 15 July 2020
1

Critical Role Wiki Style Guide (WIP)

Over the course of the wiki's existence, many different changes have been made to how pages are formatted. As we Critters find time to tackle bringing old pages up-to-date and adding new pages thanks to the continuation of Critical Role, a certain level of consistency is appreciated. So here is one person's attempt to summarizing how the Critical Role Wiki should be stylized!

Note: Feel free to comment with your additions or even turn this into an actual page on the wiki so others can edit as wiki style continues to evolve. This is a work in progress, but hopefully, this will give new editors some confidence in how the wiki should look. :)


  • 1 Episode Pages
  • 2 Character Pages
  • 3 Location Pages
  • 4 Item Pages

The creation of a new page only is necessary for…



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GamesWithGrace GamesWithGrace 25 June 2020
1

Wildemount climate encouter charts

This post is mostly just me triple checking: I haven't seen encounter charts in the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, but I wanted to make sure that no one else has found something that I'm missing.

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Nightwhisper13 Nightwhisper13 22 June 2020
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Present Tense v Past Tense

Hello! I'm going through the "backlog" currently, C1 stuff, and I'm looking for places to do grammar trawling as well as reference trawling. I have seen discussions over past tense or present tense, and I would like to clarify where we use either. Feel free to correct me, add on to, whatever.


  • Episode summaries (the pages themselves)
  • NPC pages
  • Locations that do exist

  • Episode summaries on other pages
  • NPC pages (confirmed dead)
  • Locations that no longer exist
  • Items (confirmed destroyed)

  • Character pages
  • Groups (both still existing and disbanded/destroyed)
  • Syngorn (Location that does not exist as original but exists in the Feywild; currently written in past-tense)
  • Items (present tense even if the status is unknown?)

Having a definitive answer from the commu…




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OccidentalAvian OccidentalAvian 8 May 2020
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Compiling significant dates to make a timeline

  • 1 The Age of Arcanum
    • 1.1
  • 2 The Calamity
    • 2.1 Divine Battles
    • 2.2 Mortal Events
  • 3 The Divergence
    • 3.1 1st Century
    • 3.2 2nd Century
    • 3.3 5th Century
    • 3.4 6th Century
    • 3.5 7th Century
    • 3.6 8th Century
    • 3.7 9th Century


  • The original Cerberus Assembly is formed.
  • Raven Queen ascends of godhood, annihilating previous god of death.
  • Archmage Vecna achieves lichdom, creates city of Thar Amphala in the Shadowfell.
  • Archmage Vespin Chloras unseals Betrayer Gods.
  • Betrayer Gods construct Ghor Dranas, Torog creates vast tunnels beneath Wildemount.
  • Vasselheim is besieged by forces of the Betrayers, is nearly destroyed, but remains.

  • Bane transforms the dranassar into goblinoids.
  • Corellon battles Gruumsh, stabbing out his eye. The fallen blood of Gruumsh mutates a number of elves into orcs. Other el…



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Dexcuracy Dexcuracy 20 December 2019
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Timestamp updating project

Hey editors!

As some of you may have noticed, the VODs for Campaign 2, Episode 20 up to Episode 51 have been moved from the Geek & Sundry channel to the Critical Role channel. In doing this, they edited out the break, which means all timestamps from these episodes post-break are now incorrect. We have created a temporary page to aid in updating this discrepancy. Any help is appreciated!

CriticalRole:Timestamp_update

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ATK1734 ATK1734 15 November 2019
1

That's not on!!

So, over the course of the last several months, I have been working towards getting the badge for 200 consecutive days. In actuality, this is my third attempt at it: the first time, I missed it due to work obligations, the second time being earlier this year (due to a tree falling and cutting my electricity)...both of these were unfortunate, unforseeable, things that couldn't be helped and I was bummed about missing out each time.

However, THIS morning, I'm calling shenanigans or something. I got up and did my usual edit (like clockwork) and with only 19 days left to go, find that I'm back starting at one again (even though I did my edit yesterday as well)!!

If any admins or system managers are reading this, I would like to have those return…

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LynnE216 LynnE216 12 October 2019
1

Adding Art to the Critical Role Wiki

As everyone's aware, CR has some of the best and most prolific fan artists around, and their frequently breath-taking pieces add a tremendous amount both to the show, and to this wiki. But adding those art pieces here can seem really complicated at first. There are two possible pathways: 1) The wiki already has a blanket permission from the artist to use their artwork; and 2) We don't.

Pathway One is WAY easier, so let's start there.

  • Step 1: Confirm Permission.

Easiest way I've found is when I see artwork I think would make a good addition, I search the wiki for "art by (Artist Name)". Sometimes I have to try a couple of names, since artists go by twitter handles, names, tumblr accounts, and nicknames. If something pops up, go to the Category…


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ATK1734 ATK1734 24 September 2019
1

The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Epilogue

PART 1:

With Jericho, the Balor turned Primordial Titan, dead at their feet and the remainder of the Rings of Oblivion sealed within another dimension within Fenrir’s mansion, the treasonous Cogsworth and his master: The Father of Machines retreated into the forest. The Members of Brazen Storm and their surviving comrades all cheered victoriously! As they prepared a celebration, Fenrir and Grimsby overseeing a noble pyre for Aeriel and the World Serpent, Dilista, Tikki, Hawk and Nobody retired to a more private environment.

However, during the throes of passion, an odd sensation overwhelmed the Tiefling Bard. A mindless aggression set in, causing her to lash out at her bedfellows.

When morning light came, Dilista awoke, restored to her senses. Ho…

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Aaron Larsen Aaron Larsen 21 August 2019
1

Periodic Table of the Deities

I love the Periodic Table.  No, I wasn’t a chemistry major, but there’s just something about the orderliness the well-thought-out structure and the way that each tile on it encodes so much cool information on each element that has always caused me to think that it was one of the neatest inventions of modern science.  So one day I came up with the cool idea of creating a “Periodic Table of the Deities” illustrating some of the key relationships between the all of the major (and at least most of the minor) deities in the Exandria campaign world as a way to help the whole system make more sense.  Hence I created the table below:


Note that each “tile” encodes a number of key bits of information in addition to a name and symbol:

1. The inner bord…


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Aaron Larsen Aaron Larsen 17 August 2019
1

Question on The Abundant Terrace

Concerning the Abundant Terrace/ The Birtheart: There seems to be some confusion on the issue of which is the name of the district as a whole and which is the name of the temple at its heart. (..And I've discovered that different articles have it different at present. So which is which?

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ATK1734 ATK1734 11 August 2019
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The End Has Come (unexpectedly)

Hello everybody, I've got another announcement to make and it is in regards towards "The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm."

Sadly, there will only be one final post about our adventures in Exandria. Given that one of the core members of our group has had to take a haitus and our Exandria campaign has been on haitus for nearly 8 months, we have since agreed that it would be wrong to continue without him. Thus, our next session log will be our last.

Dragon (the DM of our game) has informed me that, due to our victory over Jericho (the Balor turned Primordial Titan), we actually foiled the "big bad's" plot to unleash the long feared Essence of Destruction. Because of this, we have elected to take this as a victory and finish the campaign as it is…

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ATK1734 ATK1734 28 July 2019
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Exciting new update!

Hey everybody! I know it's been a while since the last "Intrepid Tales" post, but our group has had some new changes happen. As the Exandria game has been put on a slight hold, we've since started a new game (DM'ed by our very own Dilista!) and have been having a ball playing in that scenario!

Given that it wouldn't be appropriate to post non-CR related material on a CR based fan-site, we are now setting up our new Tumblr page where we'll be posting D&D material of all kinds! The Intrepid Tales series will be there, logs from our NEW game will be there, and (maybe) you'll even get to see the a completely original class that me, Dragon, and Dilista have created! So come on over and join us at https://greyskullkeepdnd.tumblr.com/ and let's se…

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Aaron Larsen Aaron Larsen 22 July 2019
1

Icon & Map Update

It being a slow-ish time of year for me, work-wise, I thought I'd take the opportunity put together some items I've been meaning to post about here for some time, but just kept not getting around to. All are related to the map/s and info-box icons that I've been creating for the site: 1. Latest Icon Revisions: After getting a bit of feedback and doing some experimenting, I've decided that I think the buffered-yet-thumbnail-less approach is the best looking approach. (For those who are new to the Wikia or haven't seen my previous posts on the subject: The latest icons all have a built-in 3-4 pixel-wide "buffer" built into them so they don't look smashed up against the text. They are meant to be installed "full-sized," on the left, without a …

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Scarypantsu Scarypantsu 1 July 2019
1

Help w/ the LGBTQ+ Characters Page

Hi!

I just started adding onto this Wiki page. I saw that the LGBTQ+ characters page was kind of empty. I can help fill out for some of the characters from campaign 2 but I need help filling out for those characters from the first campaign. I also need a second opinion on the information I have for the LGBTQ+ characters from campaign 2 just to make sure we can have the correct information posted on here.

Any help would be appreciated!

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DiscipleOfNein DiscipleOfNein 15 June 2019
2

Sick of it

I find myself perusing the comments section on YouTube after every edition of Critical Role and even more so now that I'm taking an active role in keeping this wiki up to date. To be honest, I tend to read through the comments quite closely mainly because I'm looking for the ubiquitous timestamp comment by Flando Maltrizian whilst researching data for this website.

Is it just me, or does Marisha come in for huge amounts of shit, complaining that she is not a good player and has 'no right to be at the table'. Even positing that she has a place in the game purely because of to whom she is married.

As far as I'm concerned, she has EVERY GODDAMNED RIGHT to fill that chair. She is intelligent, after all, one does not employ an imbecile as Creative…

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Aaron Larsen Aaron Larsen 6 June 2019
2

Coming Soon: Overall Exandria Map Version 19, now with Xhorhas!

Now that an actual map of Xhorhas is in play in the campaign, a revised series of maps updated with the new information has been very much on my radar, but I couldn't really get started on any such major new project until school was out. (May is a crazy month for us teacher types...) So, here's the first draft of the new map:

A few notes:

1. Yes, it's still rather "rough around the edges": I still have to clean up a good bit of the fuzziness created by my resizing and re-shaping the preliminary drafts to fit together with the rest of the Wildemount map.

2. Speaking of which, given how near-linear Deven Rue's new Xhorhas map is and how broadly heart-shaped the empire was in her earlier Empire Map, some "bending and twisting" was necessary but …

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ATK1734 ATK1734 11 April 2019
2

The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Volume 4: The End of All Things, Chapter 1

The returning heroes of Brazen Storm revel in their return from the Nine Hells; however, Dilista and Fenrir find a particularly warm greeting from their old friend: Glavios. The demi-god informs the party that they have been gone for nearly two months and things are not as right as they left them. Umbrygal Spawn have besieged the Adamantine City, colluding with the machines of an old adversary, and have reduced the warriors of Fenrir’s Long tooth Clan to near ruin. He also informs them of their enemy to the north, having been repelled by the combined efforts of Vorrazeal and Aeriel, but has taken leave of the two and is now heading straight for the Adamantine City (though why he hadn’t simply teleported there, no one seemed certain).


As the…

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ATK1734 ATK1734 31 March 2019
1

The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Volume 3: The Descent into Entropy, Chapter 6

The World Serpent, newest ally of the adventuring party of Brazen Storm, deposits them before a large door and then leaves without another word. Venturing towards the door, they discover that it is locked by a simple handprint. Without any hesitation, Dilista places her hand upon the door, opening it, and leads her comrades as they descend into entropy.


At long last, our intrepid heroes arrive in the Nine Hells.


Oblivion. Eternity. Perhaps both and neither at the same time was what met them as they walked down an endless road, enveloped by a realm of endless stars. However, Hawk and Blurp noticed a shape moving in the darkness, though it vanished before they could get a better look.


Realizing that they are lost and being stalked, Fenrir atte…



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ATK1734 ATK1734 17 March 2019
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The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Volume 3: The Descent into Entropy, Chapter 5

As the Brazen Storm left the sanctity of the fortress the next morning, Fenrir again chose to remain behind and further attune and study his new blade. In his place, the party was aided again by the Werewolf’s servant – Cogsworth, the Adamantine Golem. However, as they readied to set out, they soon found themselves standing across from several reptilian-like cows. Though neither side seemed to know what to do with the other, Grimsby (proving himself once again an invaluable communicator) was able to interpret their peaceful intentions through a combination of pantomime and interpretive dance.


One of the younger calves, amused by this, took a shine to the Halfling Rogue and joined him at his side. Together, the two new friends led the way, a…

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ATK1734 ATK1734 17 March 2019
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The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Volume 3: The Descent into Entropy, Chapter 4

When Fenrir emerged, at last, from the Fortress, he did not expect to find: his Tabaxi Rogue/Cleric comrade passed out from oxygen deprivation…nor the enormity of the World Serpent charging towards them. However, he least of all expected to find Blurp, an obese Bullywug Wizard with no memory how he arrived at the top of the Iron Mountain.


Before any of Brazen Storm could question this strangeness, the impending approach of the great snake spurred them into desperation. Dilista spotted a Temple-like structure two miles from their position; grabbing Hawk, Fenrir led the charge.


Entering inside, the Tiefling Bard and Halfling Rogue too succumbed to the lack of oxygen and collapsed; carried by the Werewolf and Bullywug (who seemed strangely unaff…


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ATK1734 ATK1734 17 March 2019
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The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Volume 3: The Descent into Entropy, Chapter 3

After a long night, the stalwart adventurers of Brazen Storm prepare to leave the Pirate Island. Fenrir, needing time to attune to the Abishai Captain’s sword, elected to remain within the Mansion to do so, entrusting his care to Dilista. However, he sends Cogsworth, one of his many Golems, to accompany the three in his stead.


Clambering aboard Kanopus, who is still feeling the hasted effects of Spice, the party departs at top speed reaching the southern continent much faster than expected. However, the drug begins to wear off, the lethargic aftereffects sending the Dragon and his riders into in a careening swan dive. Dilista uses Dimension Door to escape the brunt of the fall, but watches as Kanopus, Hawk, and Grimsby all crash into the sea.




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ATK1734 ATK1734 14 March 2019
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The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Volume 3: The Descent into Entropy, Chapter 2

It is truly amazing how similar minds act when in a desperate situation.


Realizing that the Dragonborn Captain has gone to the Mansion after Dilista, Fenrir clicks his Boots of Dimension Door and goes to her aid. However, a second door opens moments later, and a bloodied and battered Dilista falls through. As Hawk healed her (and himself from the tussle in the bar), Dilista paid the Barkeep a lavish 20 Platinum for the damages from the fight.


From the shadows of the wreckage emerges Grimsby, the Halfling Rogue and self-proclaimed businessman, who approaches the party after watching interestedly at the Tiefling Bard’s generosity. However, the Barkeep warns the two members of Brazen Storm to leave town as soon as possible, being warned that the…


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ATK1734 ATK1734 7 March 2019
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The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Volume 3: The Descent into Entropy, Chapter 1

Just when they thought they were safe, the storm begins to brew. As the party readied to rest and celebrate their success from the Underdark, the members of Brazen Storm are startled to find their old acquaintance: The Elder Dragon, Vorrazeal awaiting them. While he congratulated them on their success, the questioned them on why a Primordial Titan was now being born.


To their horror, the party found a large, ominous storm cloud forming over the ruins of the Crystal Cave, leading them to believe that their new enemy (Jericho) was now heading directly towards them. As the party readied to flee immediately, Vorrazeal decided to remain behind to protect the city and people of Whitestone, ominously saying his final farewell. However, before parti…

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Aaron Larsen Aaron Larsen 4 March 2019
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Icon Update

Icon Update

So not so long ago, one of my fellow wiki editors (Eebit) suggested that we eliminate the “thumbnail” box around the icons, and another (Hemhem) at first agreed, but then thought it looked better with them in.  I could see the dilemma, I think.  With the boxes there’s kind of a break in continuity within the info boxes, but without them the text gets smashed right up against the image too tightly.  I think I’ve found a way to get the best of both worlds.  Through a process of trial an error, I’ve figured out (as best I can tell, anyway) the exact color shade of the background of our info boxes (I got an R/G/B of 139/141/149) and started adding a 3-4 pixel wide “buffer” or “spacer” on the latest icons, so that the text no longer …

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ATK1734 ATK1734 21 February 2019
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The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Volume 2: The Rings of Oblivion, Chapter 5

Reality is a fickle thing; to those powerful enough, they can bend it to their will on a mere whim. So too could Brazen Storm’s newest foe. Now to rewind the clock several moments to reveal the truth.


Hawk witnessed his friends fall under the Sapphire Dragon’s spell, watching in terror as a third eye opened on the Dragon’s head and its hypnotic gaze entrancing all under it (save for himself). As the Dragon took back his sacrifice, Hawk stepped from the safety of invisibility, revealing himself to the dragon as he attempted to blind the dragon with magic. After a futile attempt, the dragon discovering that Fenrir’s daughter to be a Drow priestess in disguise, a terrified Hawk could hear his Werewolf comrade stirring behind him and shifted gea…

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Aaron Larsen Aaron Larsen 19 February 2019
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What Might an Exandrian Osprey Book Look Like?

So one day I’m trying to picture what a Crownsguard might look like, and I remember the note in the trivia section that Matt pictured them as resembling “Late Byzantine” soldiers… So I google “Late Byzantine soldiers" and nothing seemed like it was connecting until I came to this one image. It just seems to fit somehow, except no greaves or crossbow, and he’s wearing the wrong kind of armor (some sort of gambeson instead of scale, I think.)  I think “not only is that kind of close to what I’m picturing-- that is simple enough that I might be able to reproduce it with some sort of scale-mail.  (OK, technically just “scale” as mail actually means chain armor, but we’re talking D&D categories here, no need to get real-world technical…)  As to …

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ATK1734 ATK1734 14 February 2019
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The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Volume 2: The Rings of Oblivion, Chapter 4

As morning came, Hawk found himself awoken by Kanopus, still disguised as a crow, pecking at his head. The polymorphed creature revealed to his master of a stranger outside the Mansion. Curious, Hawk goes to investigate and meets the Elven Monk: Spindeep, who is trapped in a tree, petrified of the height. Hawk rescues the elderly monk and brings him back to the Mansion (though not before attempting a little fun with him by blindfolding and leading him there, with him and Kanopus giving conflicting directions).


Welcomed into their home, Spindeep proves himself a courteous house guest, though the party receives him rather cautiously. While perusing Fenrir’s library, to attempt to learn Draconic, Spindeep grows suspicious of Kanopus, correctly…

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ATK1734 ATK1734 7 February 2019
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The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Volume 2: The Rings of Oblivion, Chapter 3

After some time to further improve the fortress and themselves, Fenrir happily wandered the Town of Byroden. However, he stumbled across a scene of devastation and horror as a ghostly, demonic knight strode through the town, causing everything he passed to erupt in flames. Before the werewolf could properly react, the denizen of the abyss turned his attention towards him.


Fenrir fled back to the Mansion, followed in close pursuit by the demon, and rallied his comrades; Hawk, not believing the seriousness of the situation, attempted to mock their attacker but found himself on the brunt end of a sword and paralyzed from lightning. Dilista’s great arcane knowledge informed the party that the demon is a creature called a: Balor (or Prince of the…

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ATK1734 ATK1734 31 January 2019
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The Intrepid Tales of Brazen Storm - Volume 2: The Rings of Oblivion, Chapter 2

Another blow has hit our intrepid adventurers with the departure of their Gnome Artificer; in need of time to recover from her ordeal Luna left the group, but a promise of her return shines brightly upon the surviving groups hearts.


However, the group continues forward with their preparations to return to Byroden; Hawk taking Fenrir to the local Enchanter – an odd, blue-haired man named Fran. With several wise investments of his new fortune, Fenrir left his Magically Shrinking Fortress with the enchanter, with promises of great improvements to it.


While preparing for their journey, Hawk challenged his Werewolf companion to a friendly challenge: whoever hunts the biggest catch will get to command the loser to do one thing, no matter how humilia…


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ATK1734 ATK1734 24 January 2019
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Hathonier's Letter

To those who survive,


I do not know what to write you in these, what could be, our final hours together. In the Brazen Storm of our usual standard, I find myself once again Ill-Prepared to face what lays before us. However, if you are likely reading this…it must mean that I have fallen against our foe. Though I hope I am the only casualty, if any of you were to perish, I would be remiss to leave anything unsaid between us. It is important to me that this letter convey to you the feelings that I simply couldn’t express to you in person.


To Fenrir: My first impression of you: was that you were a buffoon. Loud and brash, favoring the route of the bloody to the way of the wise. However, I do note a striking similarity between us. I do not fully …


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