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Time is a weird soup.
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Fearne[10]
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Fearne Calloway (pronounced /ˈfɜrn/) is a faun druid/rogue and member of the Crown Keepers and later Bells Hells. She is played by Ashley Johnson.


Description

Official art of Fearne Calloway in Exandria Unlimited, by Hannah Friederichs.[art 3]

Official art of Fearne Calloway in Campaign 3, by Hannah Friederichs.[art 4]

Appearance

Fearne is a six-foot-tall faun[11][12] with large eyes, large furry ears,[13] and sea-foam green hair.[14] Her hooves have bits of moss around them. She wears flowy clothing and is covered in poisonous flowers including hemlock and oleander.[15]

As she got nearer to the gate to the Feywild, her appearance changed. One of her eyes changed from a humanoid to a goat-like pupil, and the flowers she wears began to turn and open.[16]

After holding the Circlet of Barbed Vision, her hand blackened and became claw-like.[17]

Personality

Fearne is unperturbed and direct, and shows an appreciation for nature.[citation needed] Her soft, demure voice contrasts with her somewhat erratic, insensitive, and self-possessed behavior, in much the same way as the wonderful-looking flowers she wears are actually all poisonous. Fearne loves to collect various trinkets,[18] and she enjoys stealing them.[19] In combat, she always goes for the kill.[20]

Biography

Background

Fan art of Fearne with fairies in the Feywild, by Adrián Ibarra Lugo.[art 5]

Fearne traveled from the Feywild to the Prime Material Plane through the gate built by Vox Machina for Artagan.[21][22]

At home in the Feywild, Fearne had a beautiful bedroom where she kept all of the trinkets she had stolen on her travels around the world.[23] At some point, she had fey animal friends named Sweet Pea, Bumpers, Peepers, and Dr. Nesbitt. Nesbitt was a bird, and the other three were a bear, a crocodile, and a rabbit, though it is not necessarily clear which was which.[24][25]

At some point before Fearne left the Feywild, her parents became outcasts.[26] She last saw her parents around 90 years before Campaign Three (or around 753 PD).[27] In Quen'pillar or Cuersaar 842 PD, she came to the Material Plane to explore, to see the rest of the world, and to find her parents, whom she hadn't seen in "a very long time".[28][29]

Exandria Unlimited

With the rest of the Exandria Unlimited party, Fearne woke up in a house in Emon with no memory of the preceding week. When the party found a baby ankheg in a warehouse they robbed, she was very worried about it and had to be talked out of going back to get it.[30] Later, she suggested taking the crown they had found to her grandmother Morri Calloway in the Feywild, but wasn't sure how to get there right now.[31]

During the battle on the Oh No Plateau, Fearne transformed into a dire wolf and was able to save Little Mister when Dariax attacked him while thinking he was an enemy.[32] She was also instrumental in getting the group away from Poska's attempted kidnapping by casting Charm Person on Poska and convincing her to tell the Nameless Ones to stand down.[33]

During the party's travel south toward Byroden, Fearne realized they were on the road she took to travel to Emon. While in the main thick of the Verdant Expanse, she led the group off the Wildwood Byway and deeper into the woods, feeling a strong sense that she needed to check something. Her eyes began looking more goat-like. They reached an open glade with a strange gate in its center, which Fearne recognized as the gate she came through from the Feywild. She found herself wanting to go through the gate, but when she tentatively put her hand in, a misshapen twin stepped out wearing the Circlet of Barbed Vision. The creature invited Fearne to come home, saying, "I found my power," and a battle ensued.[34]

Fan art of Fearne, by Lindsay.[art 6]

Fearne took part in the Gem of Byroden pageant, but failed to place. Along with others in the party, she dreamed about the Circlet and heard the voice of Lolth,[35] and she was contacted by the Wildmother at the obelisk near Qoniira.[36] At the cube within the ruins of Niirdal-Sarqet, Fearne deciphered the final side, seizing control of it, causing it to shatter apart and release a bright blue miasma of arcane energy.

In the final battle, Fearne again utilized her dire wolf form. The party decided to stay together for at least the time being.[37]

Campaign Three

Following the events taking place in Exandria Unlimited, the party returned to Byroden. When Keyleth sent Orym on a mission to Marquet, she told him that his friends Fearne and Dorian could be helpful. Keyleth used Transport by Plants to sneak them to the skyship port in Emon, on which they traveled eventually to Jrusar.[38] They soon found themselves responding to a mysterious attack of animated objects in the streets, fighting alongside Ashton Greymoore, Fresh Cut Grass, Imogen Temult, and Laudna, and they attracted the attention of Bertrand Bell, who promised to make introductions to high-placed people in the city.[39]

Relationships

Fearne's grandmother, Morri Calloway,[40] who Fearne says is extremely intelligent,[41] sent her from the Feywild to Exandria. She passed through a gate and arrived near Syngorn.[42]

Fearne's parents are outcasts. Fearne is told by a dark version of herself that the Archfey Elmenore wants Fearne back.[26] After the battle that follows, Fearne could feel the displeasure of Elmenore at the dark alter ego's failure.[43]

Little Mister

Fan art of Fearne with Little Mister, by shalizeh7.[art 7]

Little Mister is Fearne's wildfire spirit, a monkey whose mouth is a gaping furnace, burning anything that he decides to eat.[44] Little Mister is also energetic, especially when he was running with Opal to the docks.[45]

Orym

Fearne and Orym have contrasting personalities: she with a chaotic fey nature and he soberly making a conscious effort to do good and not screw people over. Despite Orym's worrying about the trouble Fearne will get herself and the party into, they are attentive to each other and get along well.

Ashton Greymoore

Ashton and Fearne seem to get along with one another, and enjoy each other's mischief. They pickpocketed her when they first met, stealing a large earring of the Allhammer's symbol,[46] which she herself stole from a pachydan priest she met on her first day in Jrusar.[47] She then stole the earring back and offered it to Preio Madali as payment for a bottle of Elvish alcohol.[48] In return, Ashton stole the chamber pot with a flower growing out of it (which she originally lifted from Dugger's house) when she was blinded by electric shock. She offered to let Ashton drink some of the liquor out of her hair after Bertrand Bell accidentally threw it at her.[49]

Character information

Exandria Unlimited stats

Fearne's character stats were rerolled between Exandria Unlimited and Campaign Three. Her original stats at level 2 were:[50]

HP = 17
AC = 17

Str = 8
Dex = 14
Con = 14

Int = 10
Wis = 16
Cha = 13

Notable items

Abilities

Faun (satyr) abilities

Fan art of Fearne's mirthful leaps, by Aviv Or.[art 8]

  • Ram
  • Magic Resistance
  • Mirthful Leaps[57]
  • Reveler
    • Proficient in Performance, Persuasion, and one instrument (dulcimer)[58]

Druid abilities

  • Druidic language
  • Wildshape[59]
  • Druid Circle: Circle of Wildfire
    • Summon Wildfire Spirit[60]
    • Enhanced Bond

Rogue abilities

  • Expertise
  • Sneak Attack (1d6)
  • Thieves Cant

Circle Spells

Fearne always has these spells prepared.

1st level
2nd level
3rd level
  • Plant Growth
  • Revivify

Druid spells

Fearne has access to all druid class spells. As a 5th-level druid, she can prepare up to nine spells per day.[66]

Cantrips
1st level
2nd level
3rd level

Behind the scenes

Fearne was initially developed as a character concept for Campaign Three and was brought into Exandria Unlimited for further development. Afterward, Ashley had the option to choose another character for the campaign, but she chose to continue playing Fearne. Her stats were then rerolled under the same rules as other characters in Campaign Three and prior campaigns: using the rolled method in the Player's Handbook with a homebrewed rule that if the sum of the scores was less than 70, they could reroll the scores.[82]

Appearances and mentions

Quotations

  • "Time is a weird soup."[83] (a repeated phrase.)
  • (at the end of Exandria Unlimited) "I had some things that I needed to do, but I think there's still some things that we maybe need to complete. And I don't think I'm ready to leave you all yet. Because thinking about that just makes me very sad. So, let's just keep going."[84]
  • (said while looting Bertrand's corpse) "Well, one man's trash."[85]
  • "Jazz is chaos, and I don't know how you can't love it."[86]
  • "Oh, well, that's where I draw the line. I don't like sharing."[87]
  • "Time is a construct that man uses to define change. So be whatever age you want, I guess."[88]
  • "It's 112, and that's my age. But I feel about 732."[89]
  • "It's just hard when you feel something and the other person doesn't. It just happens. Every time. Always the bridesmaid.[90]
  • "I realize I'm not as good at lying as I thought. Which is weird because I do it all the time."[91]
  • (a toast) "May the hair in your ears never fall out!"[92]
  • "I don't really [steal]... I just borrow for a long time."[93]
  • "I think it's a little reckless because it's a little fun."[94]

Trivia

  • Although the official name of Fearne's race is "satyr", she consistently refers to herself as a faun. In mythology, Fauns are virtually the same as satyrs, the main difference being their depiction throughout history. Satyrs were initially shown in ancient Greece iconography as male nature spirits often portrayed with the ears and tails of horses and an exaggerated erection, and were associated with indecency. Over time, they began to be represented as more goat-like. Fauns were spirits of peace and fertility originating in ancient Rome who borrowed their appearance from satyrs although their animalistic features are taken from deer as opposed to goats; this can be seen in Fearne's thin legs and deer-like fur patterning, as well as her horn shape similar to a kudu and other such African deer. Eventually, however, the differences between the two mythic creatures were blurred, and the terms came to be interchangeable.[95]
    • It's possible that Ashley chose to use the term "faun" because of its association with gentle, foolish spirits.
  • Her name likely is a variation of the name Fern, which itself is derived from the fern plant. The word "fern" is from the Old English "fearn" referring to the same plant.
  • According to the co-founder of Eldritch Foundry in a now-deleted post on Reddit, which created the Exandria Unlimited miniatures, Fearne's miniature was redone at least four times to meet requests about the "fullness" of her bosom. By the final result, photos of Christina Hendricks were involved as references. Fearne was also known as "Fergie" at the time.
  • Fearne is the first real satyr character in Critical Role canon. Garmelie, a character in Campaign One, looked like a satyr, but was actually an archfey in disguise.
  • Fearne is the first Critical Role player character in a main campaign to have a creature type other than humanoid. However, she's not the first one in canon Critical Role D&D episodes, being preceded by Buddy the ogre played by Liam O'Brien in "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (Sx49).
  • The animation on her Campaign Three stat card is of falling pink flower petals.[7] One of the flowers she wears in her hair, oleander, commonly has pink petals, and Oleander is also the name of Fearne's father.
  • Fearne being from the Feywild makes her one of two members of the Crown Keepers who are not from the Prime Material Plane, the other one being Fy'ra Rai.[96] She would also be the only confirmed non-Exandrian member of Bells Hells.
  • Fearne has received letters and gifts her parents sent her during her travels. According to the forlarren[97] sent by Lady Elmenore to retrieve Fearne, her grandmother was the one who sent the letters and gave the gifts; however, Fearne was convinced she was lying,[98] and she still mantained that idea when she went to Jrusar.[99]

Art gallery

For more images, see Category:Images of Fearne Calloway.

External links

References

  1. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 13:27.
  2. Although the playable race introduced in D&D: Mythic Odysseys of Theros, 5th ed., p. 24 is called "Satyr", Fearne only refers to herself as a Faun.
  3. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 1:59:12.
  4. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 2:38:09.
  5. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 2:44:06.
  6. 6.0 6.1 See "Heart-to-Heartmoor" (3x17) at 2:44:27.
  7. 7.0 7.1 See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 1:14:52.  Fearne's Campaign 3 Level 3 stat card was shown onscreen.
  8. See "Growing Bonds and Teasing Threads" (3x06) at 16:57.  Level 4 stats
  9. 9.0 9.1 See "Promise and Potential" (3x22) at 15:38.
  10. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 53:07.
  11. Dorian is 6'1", and Fearne is "just about that".  See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 53:47.
  12. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 1:14:36.
  13. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 2:20:13.
  14. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 1:14;42.
  15. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 14:02.
  16. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 29:15.
  17. See "A Test of Worth" (E1x05) at 1:02:17.
  18. See "Growing Bonds and Teasing Threads" (3x06) at 32:29.
  19. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 1:30:26.  Fearne successfully pickpocketed an earring from a fellow gondola passenger.
  20. See "What Comes Next" (E1x08) at 1:03:50.
  21. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 0:37:36.
  22. Aabria Iyengar's playlist for Exandria Unlimited confirmed the gate was Artagan's.
  23. See "Growing Bonds and Teasing Threads" (3x06) at 32:29.
  24. See "Growing Bonds and Teasing Threads" (3x06) at 2:30:32.
  25. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 0:50:27.
  26. 26.0 26.1 See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 51:31.
  27. See "A Taste of Tal'Dorei" (3x25) at 43:29.
  28. See "Heart-to-Heartmoor" (3x17) at 41:44.
  29. Fearne had been on Exandria for seven months, give or take—maybe eight—as of the third day of Campaign Three, in Brussendar 843 PD.  See "Growing Bonds and Teasing Threads" (3x06) at 1:06:33.
  30. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 0:06:18.
  31. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 1:12:54.
  32. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 3:32:06.
  33. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) from 3:09:10 through 3:12:00.
  34. See "By the Road" (E1x04) from 45:10 through 49:38.
  35. See "A Test of Worth" (E1x05) at 3:44:41.
  36. See "A Test of Worth" (E1x05) at 2:18:25.
  37. See "What Comes Next" (E1x08) from 3:27:21 through 3:29:42.
  38. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 1:12:25.
  39. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) from 1:37:35 through 2:44:49.
  40. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 2:44:06.
  41. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 1:12:54.
  42. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 1:17:36.
  43. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 2:15:50.
  44. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) from 13:47 through 15:33.
  45. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 1:56:03.
  46. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 2:29:39.
  47. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 1:30:26.
  48. See "Thicker Grows the Meal and Plot" (3x09) from 1:18:13 through 1:19:57.
  49. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 1:15:12.
  50. Fearne's Exandria Unlimited stat card was shown onscreen.  See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 14:16.
  51. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 3:20:40.  The staff uses a bonus action to animate only its head as a poisonous snake, matching the description of a Staff of the Adder.
  52. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 0:48:11.
  53. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 2:44:53.  The sickle has a rarity of uncommon, indicating that it has a bonus of +1 per D&D: Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, 5th ed., p. 133. Chapter 3: Magical Miscellany. "Magic Items".
  54. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 2:47:02.
  55. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 2:52:24.
  56. See "Ghosts, Dates, and Darker Fates" (3x10) at 26:26.
  57. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 9:10.
  58. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 0:32:45.
  59. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 3:21:41.
  60. See "What Comes Next" (E1x08) at 0:38:18.
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.3 See D&D: Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, 5th ed., p. 40.
  62. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 2:07:00.
  63. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 0:46:46.
  64. See "What Comes Next" (E1x08) at 3:17:28.
  65. See "Behind the Curtain" (3x07) at 2:36:15.
  66. See D&D: Player's Handbook, 5th ed., p. 66.
  67. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 0:17:43.
  68. See "The Shade Mother" (3x16) at 1:00:00.
  69. See "A Hungry Jungle" (3x18) at 22:44.
  70. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 1:17:57.
  71. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 1:46:51.
  72. See "Promise and Potential" (3x22) at 3:34:42.
  73. Fearne cast Charm Person on Poska.  See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 3:09:14.
  74. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 0:31:31.
  75. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 3:20:01.
  76. See "To The Skies" (3x23) at 2:33:16.
  77. See "Behind the Curtain" (3x07) at 3:14:43.
  78. See "Beyond the Heart City" (E1x07) at 4:02:31.
  79. See "Breaking and Entering..." (3x20) at 27:25.
  80. See "The Shade Mother" (3x16) at 0:54:47.
  81. See "Breaking and Entering..." (3x20) at 3:27:15.
  82. Twitter logo.png Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) on Twitter: "For EXU, Liam & Ashley brought in the character concepts they were toying with for C3, taking the opportunity to develop them with @quiddie and feel them out over that series. If they decided they wanted to make new characters after, then they tooootally could! (2/6)" (2021-10-22). Part of a thread.
  83. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 53:07.
  84. See "What Comes Next" (E1x08) at 3:27:39.
  85. See "On the Trail of a Killer" (3x04) at 34:22.
  86. See "On the Trail of a Killer" (3x04) at 2:49:38.
  87. See "Growing Bonds and Teasing Threads" (3x06) at 1:46:21.
  88. See "Thicker Grows the Meal and Plot" (3x09) at 1:05:36.
  89. See "Thicker Grows the Meal and Plot" (3x09) at 1:07:21.
  90. See "Ghosts, Dates, and Darker Fates" (3x10) at 1:59:37.
  91. See "A Dance of Deception" (3x13) at 19:38.
  92. See "In Too Deep" (3x14) at 4:28:45.
  93. See "Promise and Potential" (3x22) at 0:24:55.
  94. See "A Taste of Tal'Dorei" (3x25) at 3:48:08.
  95. See the definitions of satyrs and fauns on Wikipedia.
  96. See "Exandria Unlimited: Kymal, Part 1" (E2x01) at 0:59:09.
  97. See "A Test of Worth" (E1x05) at 3:46:35.
  98. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 1:00:38.
  99. See "Heart-to-Heartmoor" (3x17).

Art:

  1. Official Portrait of Fearne Calloway in Campaign 3, by Hannah Friederichs (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  2. Official Portrait of Fearne Calloway in Exandria Unlimited, by Hannah Friederichs from "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  3. Official art of Fearne Calloway in Exandria Unlimited, by Hannah Friederichs (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  4. Official art of Fearne Calloway in Campaign 3, by Hannah Friederichs (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  5. Fan art of Fearne with fairies in the Feywild, by Adrián Ibarra Lugo (source). Used with permission.
  6. Fan art of Fearne, by Lindsay (source). Used with permission.
  7. Fan art of Fearne with Little Mister, by shalizeh7 (source). Used with permission.
  8. Fan art of Fearne's mirthful leaps, by Aviv Or (source). Used with permission.
  9. Fan art of Fearne, by BlackSalander (source). Used with permission.
  10. Fan art of Fearne and Little Mister, by pixelllls (source). Used with permission.
  11. Fan art of Fearne stealing a costume, by Kiera James (source). Used with permission.
  12. Fan art of Fearne, by Scout Villegas (source). Used with permission.
  13. Fan art of Fearne, by Ace Newland (source). Used with permission.
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