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Exandria

A fan-made map of Exandria. Several locations on Issylra, Marquet and the Shattered Teeth are not canonical.

Exandria is the name of the world on which most events of Critical Role take place.[1]  Exandria exists in the Material Plane, although it features connections to other planes of existence, such as the portals to the elemental planes guarded by the Ashari.

Many different languages were spoken across Exandria. Common was the most widely spoken among humanoids, though most races also had their own language.

History Edit

Main article: History of Exandria.

Calendar Edit

Main article: Calendar of Tal'Dorei.

Continents Edit

Wonderdraft - Eastern Exandria

Fan made detailed map of Tal'dorei and Wildemount.

Tal'Dorei / GwessarEdit

Main article: Gwessar.

A northern continent[2] which contains the Realm of Tal'Dorei, as well as the elven realm of Syngorn, the Dwarven realm of Kraghammer, and, far the the south, the Hobgoblin realm of Tz'arrm.

IssylraEdit

Main article: Issylra.

A continent northwest of Tal'Dorei that contains the region of Othanzia,[3] which includes Vasselheim and Pyrah.

MarquetEdit

Main article: Marquet.

A southern continent made up of approximately 30% mountainous[4] and 70% desert regions[2], there are few bastions of civilization to be found aside from Ank'Harel.

The Shattered TeethEdit

Main article: The Shattered Teeth.

It is not technically a continent, but this archipelago of 43 islands lies southeast of Tal'Dorei (beyond a fog bank called the "Fool's Curtain")[citation needed]

The UnderdarkEdit

Main article: The Underdark.

This subterranean region is isolated and distinct from the political, social, economic, and environmental regions of the surface world.

WildemountEdit

Main article: Wildemount.

Located to the northeast of Tal'Dorei, this continent is largely isolated and, outside of Draconia, has little contact and next to no trade with the outside world.[citation needed]

Bodies of Water Edit

Satellites Edit

Exandria has two moons[5][1][6], named Catha and Ruadis.[7]

  • Catha is similar in appearance to Earth's Moon, though it is closer to Exandria and appears larger in the sky.[6] It has a 30 to 40 day cycle during which it waxes and wanes.[8]
  • Ruadis appears smaller in Exandria's sky due to its further distance from the planet, and its reddish-purple, maroon-brown color contributes to a dimmer glow.[6]  Lycanthropy is relatively unaffected by this moon in comparison to the closer moon.[9] It has a very slow orbit, taking a full year for a revolution, and is visible for about half of the year.[10]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matthew Mercer explained that Exandria is the name of the world and it has two moons (source).
  2. See "Critical Role Panel w/ Matthew Mercer and Mary E. McGlynn from MomoCon" from 32:58 through 34:30.
  3. Matthew Mercer confirmed that Exandria is the world, Issylra is a continent, and Othanzia is a region in Issylra.
  4. Marquet was introduced in Chapter 3.  See "Echoes of the Past" (1x38) from 2:24:19 through 2:28:25.
  5. Matthew Mercer stated that Exandria has two moons.  See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 0:51:48.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Matthew Mercer described Exandria's two moons (source).
  7. See "Manifold Morals" (2x74) at 1:35:24.
  8. See "Refjorged" (2x76) at 1:44:26.
  9. Matthew Mercer clarified that the distant moon doesn't affect lycanthropy compared to the closer moon (source).
  10. See "Refjorged" (2x76) at 1:44:34.
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