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

Erwen Dastell[1] is the butler in charge of Greyskull Keep. He handles guest arrivals, cleaning (alongside Laina Yor), payroll, and supplies.[1] As an NPC, he is portrayed by Matthew Mercer.



Erwen has ruddy skin, wears his grey hair in a ponytail, and is clean-shaven. He wears small spectacles across his nose and has a lanky physique.[1]



"Escape from the Underdark" (1x13)[]

Erwen greeted Vox Machina as they returned to Greyskull Keep following their adventure in the Underdark, saying he was excited to see them. He shouted for Laina to make some food, but she quickly responded that she was already doing so. Scanlan asked if there had been any visitors or mail, to which Erwen replied that Allura had visited several days prior, and there were no packages or letters for anyone. After this he returned to his quarters.[2]

"The Rematch" (1x23)"The Feast" (1x24)[]

Vox Machina once again got back from adventuring to have a moment of peace at home. However, the group was missing Pike, who was still working on the temple of Sarenrae. As Vox Machina raised their glasses to her, Erwen entered to say that the meal was ready.[3]

While the group was still in the castle, Erwen and Laina negotiated the salaries for the Greyskull staff. He stated that the monthly wage was 50 gold for both Laina and himself and 500 gold spread equally among the rest of the workers. However, Erwen would greatly appreciate it if they would be paid in advance, which Vox Machina did.[4]

"The Path to Whitestone" (1x27)[]

Helping Vox Machina prepare for their departure, Erwen tried to complete the task given by Tiberius. He was obliged to ask the council member responsible for constructions to change some cells down in Greyskull Keep into barracks for potential reinforcements from Draconia. However, at that moment, Vox Machina was banned from the Cloudtop district, the residency Tal'Dorei Council, thus Erwen returned empty-handed.

Additionally, Erwen received a letter from Vex, which carried something like this: "we didn't flee. We're looking for evidence. No, we didn't flee. We'll be back, how about that? We'll be back."

"Echoes of the Past" (1x38)[]

"Curious Tides" (1x89)[]

As Vox Machina came back from their trip to Vesrah, Erwen had already returned from Whitestone, along with Laina and the rest of the servants. He expressed his gratitude for being so quick in getting Tal'Dorei safe from dragons, as Erwen rightfully was frightened for his life. Vox Machina was surprised that he survived and felt mint in his elderly years.

Character information[]

Appearances and mentions[]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Twitter logo Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) on Twitter: "Here's a few!" (2016-04-08) — in reply to @DekuBug: ""
  2. See "Escape from the Underdark" (1x13) from 2:36:57 through 2:38:14.
  3. See "The Rematch" (1x23) at 3:02:19.
  4. See "The Feast" (1x24) at 14:39.