Cerkonos is the headmaster of the Fire Ashari in Pyrah, and one of the guardians of the portal from the Material Plane to the Elemental Plane of Fire. As an NPC, he is portrayed by Matthew Mercer.

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Appearance Edit

Cerkonos is a human with a thick, sturdy build, very dark skin, long jet black hair, a square jaw, and coal-black eyes. He stands about a foot and a half taller than Keyleth. When he first appeared he was shirtless, with brass-colored bracers and long, billowing maroon pants bearing gold trim and designs.[3]

At some point around when Thordak escaped from the Elemental Plane of Fire, Cerkonos lost his right arm,[4] but it was growing back as of "The Family Business" (1x47). In "Path of Brass" (1x74), when Vox Machina asked Cerkonos for help, his arm had fully reformed.

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Background Edit

Not much is known about Cerkonos. As headmaster of the Fire Ashari, he likely completed an Aramente earlier in his life and may now have a greatly extended lifespan as a result.

"Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) Edit

Cerkonos guided Keyleth through the fire trial of her Aramente. He and two other druids were waiting to test her in the Elemental Plane of Fire, turning into fire elementals and challenging Vox Machina to a battle.[5] Upon Keyleth's completion of the trial, Cerkonos gifted her with a Spark Stone, to use as she saw fit.[6]

"Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46) Edit

Cerkonos led the Fire Ashari's efforts to close the rift to the Elemental Plane of Fire, which they did with the help of Vox Machina and Gern Blanston.

"The Family Business" (1x47) Edit

"Path of Brass" (1x74) Edit

"The Fate-Touched" (1x103) Edit

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Trivia Edit

  • Cerkonos is the second character featured in Critical Role missing a hand, preceded by Anna Ripley and followed by Tyriok Gadsworth and Shale. (Victor is missing his fingers on his right hand, but he still has the actual hand (Not anymore!.)) Arkhan the Cruel also sacrifices his hand in the game.

References Edit

  1. Spelling of Cerkonos confirmed by Matthew Mercer on Twitter.
  2. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 2:51:36.
  3. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) from 2:50:25 through 2:51:22.
  4. See "Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46) at 2:48:00.
  5. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) from 3:17:59 through 3:19:13.
  6. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 4:15:16.
  1. Fan art of Cerkonos, by Andrew Keller (source).  Permission needed.

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