The Elemental Plane of Water is one of many Planes of Existence in the Critical Role universe. It connects to at least two points on the world of Exandria in the Material Plane.

Notable Locations

The Portal to Vesrah

Fan art of Vesrah, by Kent Davis.[art 1]

The Water Ashari established a settlement called Vesrah among the Islands of Anamn to control the flow of energies at a rift between the Elemental Plane of Water and Exandria; they eventually also had to take on the responsibility of preventing a local kraken from crossing the rift into Exandria.[1]

The Portal to Rumblecusp

Fan art of Heaven Falls, by @hierothraxs.[art 2]

On Rumblecusp, the Heaven Falls[2] are a place where the water cascades not down but up, falling toward the sky before curling into the mountain itself.[3] The falls originate from a rift into the Plane of Water.

History

For her aramenté, Keyleth's mother, Vilya, attempted to gather three lodestones that had been dropped by a kraken and return to Vesrah. She was accompanied by her own group of companions, but they were all killed in the effort; Vilya lost her leg and was presumed dead, but as it turned out, she had escaped and made her way back to Exandria through the rift at Rumblecusp.

"A Name Is Earned" (1x49)

In Kamaljiori's chamber in the Cavern of Axiom, there are gateways to Elemental Planes.[4] Vex'ahlia jumped into a pool marking the gateway to the Elemental Plane of Water.[5]

"Tangled Depths" (1x88)

For Keyleth's last task for her aramenté, Vox Machina needed to venture through the rift into the Elemental Plane of Water. There, they had to gather three lodestones dropped by a kraken living not far from the rift without killing the kraken, as the Water Ashari people would then lose their source of lodestones.

The party set off through the rift and took their bearings in the deep, dark water. They found the first lodestone buried at the bottom of the ocean, and put it into Grog's Bag of Holding.

Percy managed to find the second lodestone, slipping it into Tary's Bag of Holding, while the kraken swam up and combat began.

Fan art of Vox Machina versus the kraken, by Hugo Cardenas.[art 3]

As the kraken's ten giant tentacles seized every creature it could reach, Keyleth cast Locate Object and was able to point out the direction of the third and final lodestone. Vex, managed to dig up the lodestone and put it in her Bag of Colding.

Through the course of this fight, Grog got swallowed three times, Tary fell unconscious, Keyleth was knocked unconscious and revived three times, and Vax died. Keyleth Plane Shifted back to Vesrah with Vax's body and Vex, leaving Grog, Tary and Percy behind.

After Percy cast Friends on him, Grog took Tary to the portal where Percy was waiting before being swallowed for the third time by the kraken. Percy was able to dart through, grab Tary, pull him back, and administer a healing potion.

Grog was again able to force a regurgitation from the kraken, and walked backward from the kraken out the portal, flipping the double bird as he went.

References

  1. See "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) from 3:23:26 through 3:26:58.
  2. See "Maritime Mysteries" (2x103) at 1:32:06.
  3. See "Mysteries, Memories, and Music" (2x101) at 1:57:32.
  4. See "Best Laid Plans..." (1x50) at 18:04.
  5. See "A Name Is Earned" (1x49) at 4:00:26.

Art:

  1. Fan art of Vesrah, by Kent Davis (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Heaven Falls, by @hierothraxs (source).  Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of Vox Machina versus the kraken, by Hugo Cardenas (source).  Used with permission.
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