Critical Role Wiki

This wiki contains spoilers for the entirety of Critical Role and The Legend of Vox Machina. Proceed at your own risk!


Critical Role Wiki
Critical Role Wiki

Elatis is one of the Somnovem of the mutated Cognouza Ward of the city of Aeor. As an NPC, Elatis is played by Matthew Mercer.



Elatis's appearance, age and race prior to the flight of Cognouza into the Astral Plane and its subsequent transformation are unknown.

When Lucien was getting closer to the ruins of Aeor and the Immensus Gate he started seeing the Somnovem with more mundane appearances based on the idea he had of each one of them. To him, Elatis looked like a woman with very white teeth.[1]


Elatis was one of the nine leaders, the Somnovem, of the Aeorian neighborhood called Cognouza.[2] In Aeor she worked in the Dawn Crucible, a place where citizens volunteered to have their dreams studied and recorded.[3] The Somnovem led their ward to escape the destruction of Aeor by the gods and transport themselves into the Astral Sea, where they encountered a "psychic storm that wracked every mind and spirit and shattered them until they became one with their own city."[4] "Thousands of people and the Somnovem that guided them were broken, and over time slowly reformed, powerful, the instinct of their dreams driving them, in a place where they could will their dreams to be, were their will not so fragmented."[5]

When Lucien Tavelle and his Tombtakers were looking for threshold crests they went to the research facility where Elatis used to work, and she became more real during that part of the journey, talking to the Nonagon about the Crucible of Dreams and making him feel like she was walking beside him.[6]

Elatis has not been encountered by the party, but her named eye attack by Lucien (when he was transformed into the composite Neo-Somnovem) created a burbling sense of excitement that was resisted by an intelligence saving throw.[7] Later, on a failed save, Caduceus hallucinated seeing his sister and was pulled 120 feet toward Lucien.[8] In both cases, the target received another red eye marking somewhere on their body.


Appearances and mentions[]


  • Elatis: "What could be better than a shared dream?"[10]


  • The name "Elatis" may be derived from the Latin word elatus (uplifted, exalted) or elate (haughtily, loftily, proudly). Appropriately, her demeanor tended towards joy and she was interested in matters of possibility.[11]
  • Her voice was sweet and musical.[12]
  • She and Fastidan are the only Somnovem whose jobs in Aeor have been defined.



  1. Fan art of Elatis in her past life, by Northyme (source). Used with permission.