"Consequences and Cows" (1x26) is the third episode of the third chapter of Critical Role.  Reeling from the aftermath of their battle against the Briarwoods, Vox Machina is called before Sovereign Uriel Tal'Dorei III to answer for their recent destructive behavior.  Seeking to bolster their reputation, the group agrees to hunt a mysterious giant bird terrorizing the countryside, with some rather interesting results...

Synopsis Edit

Pre-Show Edit

Announcements Edit

Previously on Critical Role Edit

"After the party had returned from their journey into Vasselheim for quite a few weeks, they discovered upon returning that the illustrious Briarwoods, current owners of Castle Whitestone and overseers of the entire city of Whitestone, and sticking point in Percy's background, were coming to Emon to meet for a political banquet with Sovereign Uriel Tal'Dorei to discuss construction of a bridge, and it was a very political endeavor and the Council of Tal'Dorei was invited, including Vox Machina. There was a week of preparation in going to this event to see what the Briarwoods were about. Information was gathered at this banquet, Vax went on his own little adventure into the Briarwoods' room, in which they nearly killed him. The party rushed out to his aid, much violence ensued, the Briarwoods eventually escaped through some sort of magical means that was not uncovered, however they are no longer in the picture. The party was left with a destroyed carriage, a young carriage driver who had his hand shot off by Percy and was then told to the guards to haul off and bring to their Keep, to throw into their cell for further questioning. Uriel was eventually drawn out and confused by the sudden chaos and he requested that Vox Machina return the next morning to go over what has transpired.

"The party during this event had encountered a tiefling by the name of Lillith, who was masquerading as one of the servants within the Palace of Tal'Dorei, aided them in the battle, and revealed that she was being hunted by her sisters in a distant land, and revealing herself here essentially opened up her physical presence to be pinpointed and then immediately sought and hunted by whoever was after her. The party then brought her back to the Keep. On the way back, they were encountered by this bounty hunter and this small team of individuals that were coming with him to seek out, capture Lillith and bring her back to her sisters. The party then defended her in this circumstance, brutally murdering two of them, one of which was then raised and sent off as a present to the sisters by Lillith, and one was salvaged, not given an honorable death but sent to find his way somewhere northwest of Emon, possibly towards Vasselheim or wherever else he may find his adventure. They then gave Lillith the opportunity to come stay the night, to rest in the Keep, and they all made their way back to Greyskull Keep for the evening."

Part I Edit

The party returns from being confronted by Uriel Tal'dorei and turn a Roc into a cow.


Fan art of Vox Machina (disguised as cows) and the roc, by Thomas Brin.[art 1]


Fan art of Scanlan bowing while wearing a cowbell, by Jessica Huegel (@Cryptobaffling).[art 2]

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Part II Edit

Featured Characters Edit

Vox Machina Edit

New Edit

  • Byron: gnome druid, self-appointed guardian of a young roc
  • Jarett Howarth: head of the guards at Greyskull Keep
  • Ben Klauss: farmer, husband of Riley Klauss
  • Riley Klauss: farmer, wife of Ben Klauss
  • Kyle: a young farmhand, set to watch for the roc

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  1. Fan art of Vox Machina (disguised as cows) and the roc, by Thomas Brin (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Scanlan bowing while wearing a cowbell, by Jessica Huegel (@Cryptobaffling) (source).  Used with permission.

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