Erathis, the Lawbearer, is the goddess of civilization and laws.

Appearance and Symbols

The Lawbearer is shown as a hooded, armored woman sitting atop a throne, her face obscured or expressionless.

Places of Worship


The Lawbearer is worshiped by the denizens of the Quadroads District in Vasselheim.[4] Her temple is called the Crown of Erathis;[5] the Holy Paramours of the Crown of Erathis approve magically-binding[6] contracts under which the Slayer's Take hunts monsters and other creatures around Vasselheim.[7][8][9]


In Whitestone, Vox Machina first encountered Keeper Yennen in a temple to Erathis called The Lady's Chamber.[10]

In "Best Laid Plans..." (1x50), Scanlan Shorthalt passed by and then later used his Dimension Door spell to escape from members of the Herd of Storms into a partially ruined temple to Erathis in Westruun, where he encountered several refugees as well as Dr. Dranzel and Kaylie.[11][12]


The Lawbearer is one of the deities that is approved for worship in the Dwendalian Empire.[13]

Commandments of the Lawbearer

Commandments of the Lawbearer

  • Embrace the company and aid of others. The efforts of the individual often pale against the capabilities of community.

  • Strive to tame the wilds of the world in the name of civilization, and defend the points of light and order against the chaos of darkness.

  • Uphold and revere the spirit of invention. Create new places and colonies, build where inspiration hits, and expand the laws of the Lawbearer.

Known Worshipers



Erathis has a tempestuous and furious romantic relationship with Melora, the keeper of wildness, tempered only when civilization and nature are in balance.[15]


  • The Lawbearer's holy day is Civilization's dawn, celebrated on the autumnal equinox.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 16.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 22.
  4. See "Trial of the Take: Part 1" (1x18) at 46:51.
  5. Or "Erathis's Crown."  See "Hubris" (1x17) at 3:12:00.
  6. See "Hubris" (1x17) at 3:05:10.
  7. See "Trial of the Take: Part 1" (1x18) at 39:07.
  8. See the written contract from Alchemist Oswyn Grud.
  9. See "Trial of the Take: Part 3" (1x20) at 39:32.
  10. See "Whispers" (1x29) from 1:56:59 through 2:02:59.
  11. See "Best Laid Plans..." (1x50) at 2:46:18.
  12. See "Best Laid Plans..." (1x50) from 2:56:31 through 2:59:47.
  13. See "Steam and Conversation" (2x09) at 0:46:11.
  14. See "Hubris" (1x17) at 3:11:47.
  15. See  Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 22.


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