Eldritch Blast!!
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Fjord casting Eldritch Blast
[!h]

Fjord (pronounced "Ford") is a half-orc warlock/paladin. He is played by Travis Willingham.

Description[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

2018 Official full body portrait of Fjord, by Ari.[art 4]

2019 Official full body portrait of Fjord, by Ari.[art 5]

2020 Fjord's winter outfit, by Ari.[art 6]

Fjord wears beat-up, piecemeal leather armor. He has green skin and a shock of gray through his black hair. He has a large scar across his face.[19] At the start of the campaign, his orc tusks were chipped and filed down, not visible when his mouth is closed. After "A Favor in Kind" (2x16), he decided to stop filing them and let the grow back in, and by "A Tangled Web" (2x77), they had grown back fully and were visible.

Jester, Beauregard, Caleb and Nott have described Fjord as handsome.[20][21]

As a side effect of casting magic in the ruins of Aeor, Fjord lost all the hair on his head.[22]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Fjord is described as a strong silent type[23] and he tends to keep a cool and rational frame of mind. Though willing to break rules when needed,[24][25] he seems to operate under certain principles of honor, claiming that he tries to be honest and he thinks people should do what they say they're going to do.[26] However, when he raised the question with his other party members of whether they would hijack a caravan, Fjord told the thievery-prone Nott that he didn't want to change her behavior to be more lawful and that he might take her up on the offer to learn how to steal.[27]

Fjord is able to change his voice and appearance with magical ease, and has used his talents to get the party out of multiple sticky situations.[28][29] Despite using a "southern" accent (United States Texan English) around the other party members, he uses a different accent (a light English accent) during dreams with his warlock patron.[30][31] This was confirmed as intentional by Travis.[32] Jester later revealed that she knows Fjord is copying Vandran's accent. She implied that this was his way of mourning Vandran, although Fjord did not confirm that.[33]

Beneath his mysterious exterior, Fjord appears to be harboring deep-seated insecurities about how he is percieved by others, and files down his tusks to appear more approachable.[34] He has some body image issues; he sees himself as "misproportioned" compared to other orcish children and feels the need to look more muscular around full-blood orcs.[35][36][37] He has no desire to lose the magical powers he has obtained because he feels like who he was before he got them wasn't a person worth being.[38]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Fan art of Fjord, by Rammaru.[art 7]

Fjord was orphaned and grew up not knowing who his parents were in a place called the Driftwood Asylum.[39][40] The headmaster of the orphanage gave him the last name "Stone" to remind him that he had been cast aside, like a stone.[41][42]

As a child, Fjord was a chubby, short, mis-proportioned stumpy kid with big teeth.[43] This meant that the other orphans teased him relentlessly for being different, and caused him to file down his tusks himself, leaving scratches, divots, and chips in the enamel. Fjord began to file down his tusks regularly and got teased about them less.[44]

Fjord had at one point worked to take care of, load, and offload goods onto a ship called the Pink Giver.[45] He later worked on the Tide's Breath under Vandran. Sabian sabotaged the Tide's Breath, sinking it in the Diver's Grave.

Fjord came from Port Damali on the Menagerie Coast where he worked as a sailor.[46] At some point, an explosion sank a ship he was sailing on, and he made a pact with his patron.[47] Fjord and Jester met about a week and a half before reaching Trostenwald.[48]

Pre-Stream[edit | edit source]

Fjord met Jester briefly in Port Damali while she was leaving town in a hurry after "playing some tricks" on people. He remembered seeing her use magic, and when he himself left Port Damali and began seeking information about his own new-found magical abilities, he tracked Jester down in a nearby town and asked if she wanted to head north with him.[49][50] Traveling along the Amber Road on their way to Rexxentrum so Fjord could study magic at the Soltryce Academy, he and Jester encountered Beau about a day or two before the beginning of the stream.[51] Together, they saved the daughter of Rinaldo (a fisherman in Trostenwald) from a giant snake.[52]

Chapter 9[edit | edit source]

Trostenwald[edit | edit source]

Fan art of Fjord, by Stephanie Brown.[art 8]

"Curious Beginnings" (2x01) Fjord, along with Jester and Beauregard, first encountered the rest of the party at the Nestled Nook Inn in Trostenwald. He was immediately suspicious of Nott and Caleb Widogast. The group was invited by Mollymauk Tealeaf to a show put on by the The Fletching and Moondrop Traveling Carnival of Curiosities. However, the unexpected events that transpired at this show ultimately intertwined the fates of the seven individuals who met in a simple pub.

After an elderly man was hideously transfigured and members of the Carnival disappeared, the party was instructed not to leave town. They set out to investigate the mysterious circumstances of the show and to clear their names.

"A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) When Beauregard was taken to the stockades, Fjord attempted to negotiate with Norda (the law master of Trostenwald) to let her free as an innocent, making up a story that something similar had happened to Beauregard's sister.[53] The group was allowed put under house arrest at The Nestled Nook Inn until the investigation was complete.

When prompted, Fjord revealed that he had recently discovered that he could use magic. However, he sidestepped further questioning into the circumstances around how this had happened to him.[54]

Fan art of Fjord fighting Kylre, by Anna Landin.[art 9]

"The Midnight Chase" (2x03) Fjord secured passage to Crookedstone Island in the Ustaloch from a local boat owner by indicating that he was from Port Damali.[55] On the island, the party found Kylre, the nergaliid they had been hunting. During the battle, Fjord cursed Kylre, prompting his falchion to grow barnacles and start dripping water.[56] He secured the killing blow on Kylre, slamming his Eldritch Blast into the nergaliid and turning him into ash.[57]

The First Dream[edit | edit source]

"The Open Road" (2x05) While traveling northward towards Alfield, Fjord experienced a vision in his sleep. He found himself underwater, facing an enormous, yellow eye. He tried to speak to it, but it responded only in single words: "Watching. Potential. Learn. Grow. Provoke. Consume. Reward. Patience." He woke up with a start, coughing up seawater, and found that his falchion was missing from its sheath.[58] When questioned by the party, Fjord explained that his magical abilities came to him around the same time as the sword did. He also noted that this was around the time a trip on a merchant ship went bad.[59] Focusing on the sword, Fjord found he could conjure it into his hand.

"The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) Jester secured a letter of recommendation to the Soltryce Academy for Fjord from Starosta Kosh in Alfield, in return for the party having dealt with the gnolls plaguing the town.[60] The group formally named themselves the Mighty Nein.

The Knights of Requital[edit | edit source]

"Steam and Conversation" (2x09) When the party arrived in Zadash, Fjord and Beau brought Caleb along to meet the Knights of Requital, accepting a job from the rebel group to sow discord between the High-Richter Dayana Prucine and Lord Sutan.[61]

"Midnight Espionage" (2x12)

Fan art of Fjord threatening Caleb, by Hugo Cardenas.[art 10]

Fjord stayed outside with Molly during the Mighty Nein's heist on the Sutan Residence. He participated in the heist on the High-Richter's estate, securing entrance for the party with Jester by disguising themselves as Prucine and a crownsguard escorting her.[62] During the heist, Fjord caught Caleb attempting to steal a spell scroll and threatened him to put it down.[63] The delay caused Dayana Prucine to catch the party rummaging through her things. However, Ulog of the Knights of Requital sacrificed himself to kill Prucine, allowing the Mighty Nein to escape in the ensuing chaos.

Chapter 10[edit | edit source]

The Dodecahedron[edit | edit source]

"Lost & Found" (2x13) The Mighty Nein fought the drow spy and knocked him unconscious. After searching him they found a strange artifact in the shape of a dodecahedron. Caleb was unable to figure out what it was so they decided to interrogate the drow. While charmed by Molly's Devil Tongue, the spy told the party that Leylas Kryn, empress of the Kryn Dynasty of Xhorhas, had sent him to retrieve the dodecahedron. He claimed the Dwendalian Empire had stolen it from his people and they needed it to be "reborn". He told them he would have no further reason to fight them if they gave him the artifact and let him go. Eventually, the party agreed.

The party exited the sewers to see Crownsguard soldiers carrying the drow's body and the dodecahedron. Caleb, Jester, and Nott used some illusions to steal the dodecahedron off the Crownsguard and slip away. Beau and Fjord went to Dolan and Horris's home to tell them what had happened. They all agreed that Dolan should stay in the city, follow the plan, and make a play to become High Richter. The Mighty Nein would come up with a plan to get Horris out of Zadash for a little while. Beau and Fjord brought Horris with them to join the rest of the party at The Leaky Tap inn. Horris went to a room by himself while the Mighty Nein (minus Caleb who was in the basement guarding the dodecahedron) divided up their loot from the night.

The rest of the party confronted Nott about Caleb attempting to steal the scroll. The party was suspicious that Caleb and Nott were not trustworthy and were going to run off in the middle of the night with the dodecahedron. Nott insisted that Caleb and her had been very clear that they only agreed to come along for the money. Molly confronted Nott about her multiple attempts to steal from members of the group. She told them that her priority was to protect Caleb. She sees him as her child. Fjord thanked Nott for sharing that information with the group and told her she does not need to look out for Caleb alone. Now that they are with the group, all of them will look out for each other. Nott agreed to talk to Caleb about the group's issues.[64]

"A Favor in Kind" (2x16) During their time in the laboratory of Siff Duthar, Fjord dreamed he was holding the falchion when he saw a large yellow eye calling for him to "Consume". Fjord forced it down his gullet, feeling the edge of the blade hit the back of his throat and begin to cut through his flesh. A ravenous hunger began to build on the inside of his stomach, and through the pain he continued to force the blade down, feeling blood burble up in the back of his throat and spill out of his chin. He continued to push it until the entirety of the blade was consumed within his throat. The pain subsided and the voice said, "Good." The yellow eye closed and a heavy current began to drag him into an endless dark abyss.This is when Fjord's dream ended finally. After waking up, Fjord found a little bit of blood on his mouth.[65] When he summoned his sword, it was not the Wastehunter Blade, but the falchion with a strange, more hooked and jagged appearance to it. In the morning, Jester noticed a little dried blood on his mouth and he claimed to have bitten himself. When he pulled down his lower lip, the party saw his tusks had been chipped and filed away. Fjord told the others about how he used to be teased and bullied for having tusks as a kid, so he would file them away to make himself more presentable. This behavior eventually turned into a habit for Fjord. Jester and the rest of the group assured him that they would not judge him for his tusks and he agreed to stop filing them.

"Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21) Fjord felt compelled to dive into a dark pool in the Merrow lair as he heard the voice from his dreams say "Learn".[66] Swimming through a passage under the pool, he found another chamber with several merrow standing among ruins and piles of objects. Fjord swam back to tell the rest of the Mighty Nein about the room, but did not mention hearing his patron's voice.[67]

A Mysterious Orb[edit | edit source]

"Lost Treasures" (2x22) After the Mighty Nein defeat the merrow in the ruins, Fjord touched a yellow orb found in the chamber. He immediately entered a trance state, having a vision from his patron. The rest of the Mighty Nein saw Fjord take the orb and push it into his stomach.[68] He told the group about the vision and about how seeing Vandran in it confused him. He also told a little more than previously about the ship he worked on being sabotaged. Fjord summoned his falchion as they left the safe house and noticed there is now a yellow eye in the center of the hilt.[69]

"The Hour of Honor" (2x24) When he learned that the Schuster children would likely be sent to an orphanage without the intervention of the Mighty Nein, Fjord insisted that they help the children reunite with their parents. In the ensuing conversation, he revealed the fact that he was raised in an orphanage and did not wish that same fate on others.[70]

"Divergent Paths" (2x25) Fjord was very pleased to see the Schuster family reunite, and wished them and Kiri well as they left. In the middle of their first night on the road north of Hupperdook, Fjord, Jester, and Yasha were kidnapped by a group of humanoids led by a bald human. The three were manacled and caged on carts that took off into the night.

Chapter 11[edit | edit source]

Reunited[edit | edit source]

"The Journey Home" (2x30) Upon being rescued by the Mighty Nein, Fjord said that he, Jester, and Yasha had been tortured physically and mentally before being put to sleep with special manacles. During their time in captivity, Jester and he had kept close to each other after being separated from Yasha.

While looting the Sour Nest, Fjord turned Lorenzo's Bag of Holding inside out and found a letter from someone named Avantika hiring the Jagentoth Family to find an artifact for her. Fjord realized that the drawing of the artifact included in the letter looks like the orb he absorbed.

Before going to sleep, Fjord attuned to Molly's sword. As he sat with the Summer's Dance blade, he felt the essence of the sword he bound with before leave him. He felt a strange hunger. Fjord blinked while looking at Summer's Dance and opened his eyes to see himself inside a dark, endless ocean. He looked down to see Summer's Dance in his hand. Fjord blinked again and opened his eyes back in the Sour Nest. The sword was gone.[71]

When the Mighty Nein got back to Zadash, Fjord talked to Caleb and Beau about their time in captivity. Fjord said he had heard Jester singing, although he also wondered if he might have imagined it. Whether real or not, he expressed admiration for Jester's ability to stay positive during and after their experience, while he felt deeply scarred. He decided that going to the Soltryce Academy isn't what he should be doing and that he needed to focus on trying to find the people he'd lost.[72]

"Commerce & Chaos" (2x31) While spending some downtime in Zadash, Fjord rode off toward Nicodranas to see if he could find any information about Sabian. In about a week, he made it as far as Trostenwald before turning around in frustration when he found no information and realized how long it would take. He also privately visited The Gentleman and asked about criminal organizations in Port Damali and the Menagerie Coast. When the group regathered, Fjord reminded them of the letter mentioning Marius LePual, the Cloven Crystal, and Avantika, and suggested that they could deliver it to Nicodranas themselves, possibly learning more about Sabian, the Cloven Crystal, and Fjord's recently acquired warlock powers. The party agreed and they began traveling south.

Chapter 12[edit | edit source]

Captain Tusktooth[edit | edit source]

"O Captain, Who's Captain?" (2x36) The Mighty Nein sailed their stolen ship away from Nicodranas and tried to figure out what to do next. They interrogated their two captives- Marius LePual and Gallan Westman- to piece together what happened. The ship they had just stolen was called The Mist and it was the sister ship to Captain Avantika's Squall Eater. They were in Nicodranas to pick up the yellow orb from Marius LePaul then deliver it to Avantika. Marius was hired to send a letter to the Jagentoths then wait for the orb to be delivered. Since the orb was never delivered, he was meeting the captain of The Mist to tell them he didn't have it and return the money. Gallan had a partial map to where The Mist was going to meet Avantika. Looking at the map, Fjord was able to narrow down where it could be to two different places- Inkclaw Reef or Deep Row Reef. Fjord told the Mighty Nein he wanted to go to that meeting and find out what Avantika knows about the orb. They agreed.

Magic's new to me; this sword is new to me. I didn't have most of this all of my life. All I had was my words to get out of situations, to try and heal conflict, to try and outsmart somebody. And now all of a sudden, I have this power; and I feel like it's a shortcut and I've been cheating myself. I don't feel like I've put forth the same effort to resolve something because I can just will something into happening. That doesn't seem right to me.
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Fjord talks with Beau about attacking Algar Dyomin and hijacking The Mist [73]
[!h]

Later, he talked with Beau about how all their plans in Nicodranas went wrong. Thinking back on the situations with Algar Dyomin and Marius LePual, he wondered why they did not just stick with their plans to talk. Fjord believes being able to use magic and wield power is a shortcut that he has been using. Beau and Fjord agreed to try and be better people and check each other when they see the other one abusing power. [74]

The Mighty Nein took the ship, newly renamed The Mistake back to Nicodranas to hire a crew for the journey. They hired Orly Skiffback as the navigator.[75] Orly agreed with Fjord's assessment that the partial map looks like the Inkclaw Reef. That would make the island where the meeting is taking place Urukayxl. Fjord took command of The Mistake as "Captain Tusktooth".[76]

While navigating to Urukayxl, The Mistake scraped against a shallow reef, took hull damage, and began taking on water. Fjord temporarily stopped water from entering the ship by diving overboard and holding the mattress from the captain's quarters against the hole from the outside.[77] After Gallan mostly patched the hole, The Mistake had the island insight. They headed towards it, intending to dock and begin more permanent repairs. However, another ship came towards them and fired a warning shot. Fjord commanded the crew to stop The Mistake and get ready for a parlay, as two rowboats from the other ship made their way over.

Sailing Under Avantika[edit | edit source]

Fan art of Fjord's Dream, by Heather Hood.[art 11]

"Dangerous Liaisons" (2x37) Fjord cast Disguise Self to look like Javeed Jawgrasp, the previous captain of The Mist before the rowboats arrived. As Jawgrasp, Fjord agreed to come over to the other ship, now revealed to be the Squall Eater and meet the captain. The Mighty Nein met Captain Avantika and all gave fake names. Avantika played along for a bit but then revealed that she saw through Fjord's illusion. Fjord dropped the illusion and told Avantika they know where the orb she is looking for is. They killed Jawgrasp and The Mist crew because they wanted the reward for delivering the orb to her. Avantika gave them two choices: either they work for her or she kills them. The Mighty Nein agreed to work for her.

Later that night, Fjord had a dream in which he was standing on a stone staircase underneath the water. In front of him stood a featureless statue of a man, surrounded by seaweed and kelp. Fjord cast Eldritch Blast and shattered the statue into a million pieces. The head on the statue drifted slowly by, revealing it was Sabian. He climbed the stairs further, and reached another statue in his way. This time, Fjord used Witch Bolt to cause the statue to detonate. Half of the face floated by, now a representation of Vandran. Fjord climbed the narrwoing staircase even further until his head was above the water. Standing now alone in a stone room, he cried out in frustration, "I don't know what you want from me!" He heard Uk'otoa calling out to him, "Watch." Fjord decided to put his head in the pool sitting in the center of the room. As he put his head in, he saw a giant yellow eye, and heard a voice call out, "Reward." One of the walls, now collapsed entirely, revealed a vast ocean with an armada of ships coming closer. Fjord raised his hands, and with a mighty clap, sent the ships crashing into each other.[78] After waking up from the dream, Fjord slips into his original accent momentarily before going back to imitating Vandran.[79]

"Welcome to the Jungle" (2x38) Avantika, Jamedi Cosko, and the Mighty Nein landed on the island of Urukayxl to find the temple of Uk'otoa.

The First Temple[edit | edit source]

"Dubious Pursuits" (2x40)

Fan art of Fjord, by Linda Lithén.[art 12]

Avantika and Fjord raced to put a Cloven Crystal in the recess to unseal Uk'otoa. Avantika was much faster than Fjord expected.[80] The temple began to flood. Fjord attempted to grapple and drown Avantika during the flood, but she escaped. He managed to play it off like an accident and not arouse her suspicion. During the escape from the temple, Fjord kissed Jester and gave her his air supply to save her from drowning.[81] The group escaped from the temple and back through the jungle. While rowing back to the Squall Eater, Avantika discovered she now had the power to control water.[82]

When the group got back to the Squall Eater, Fjord and the Nein discussed negotiating an exit with Avantika. Fjord went to Avantika's quarters. He learned Vandran used to wield the same falchion he now wields and was the one who introduced Avantika to Uk'otoa.[83] Fjord ended up getting caught in a lie about his former captain Vandran, initially pretending not to know him. He also told Avantika where the ship he worked on with Vandran sank. Avantika and Fjord slept together to seal their pact to release Uk'otoa from his bindings, an act more of business than romance or physical pleasure. Later on, when he snuck back into his quarters, Caduceus merely shook his head and told him sardonically: "Sleep well with your bad decisions."[84]

Darktow Isle[edit | edit source]

"A Pirate's Life for Me" (2x41) The Mistake and the Squall Eater set sail for Darktow Isle- headquarters of The Revelry, the union of pirates that opposes the Clovis Concord. Avantika made Fjord the new quartermaster of the Squall Eater. On the way to Darktow, the Squall Eater intercepted a Clovis Concord ship. Avantika put Fjord in command of the raid. Fjord convinced the ship to surrender without killing any of the crew. After unloading several chests of gold and food from the ship's cargo hold, they let them go. The Mighty Nein met in private and discussed their plans.

Fan art of Fjord, by Linda Lithén.[art 13]

Caleb was particularly suspicious of Fjord and his motives with Avantika. He was uncomfortable with how fanatically invested in Uk'otoa's release she seems to be. Fjord agreed that he does not want to release Uk'otoa. He just wanted to find out more about his powers and what happened to his friend Vandran. He told them what he had told Avantika about Vandran, the Sword of Fathoms, and that Avantika knows the site of the Tide's Breath shipwreck. Fjord also admitted that he attempted to kill Avantika during the escape from the temple.

The group decided that their goal was to get away from Avantika eventually, but they wanted to part ways with her on good terms. They decided to wait until arriving on Darktow Isle then ask her to give them back The Mistake so they could search for the next Cloven Crystal. Caleb and Fjord spoke privately. Fjord asked Caleb to keep an eye on Avantika and him. Caleb cast Message to Fjord, warning that Avantika may try to kill him.

"The Diver's Grave" (2x44) The Mighty Nein searched the wreck of the Tide's Breath for the next Cloven Crystal. Fjord asked Jester to come with him to the captain's quarters to help him search. They found the shipwreck had been looted by Dashilla, a sea fury that haunts the area. They found her lair and battled her. Severely injured, Dashilla ran and hid. Fjord found the Cloven Crystal in her lair and absorbed it.

Fan art of Fjord and Caleb[85], by Jas.[art 14]

Fjord convinced Caleb to join him in dropping blood onto a magical pedestal in the lair in exchange for an unspecified favor in the future. Fjord decided not to put in enough blood to fill the disk. Jester and Yasha uncomfortably watched Caleb and Fjord do this, but did not interfere.

As the Mighty Nein were returning to the Squall Eater, Dashilla came out of hiding and finished the ritual. A massive storm was conjured right over Dashilla's lair. The Squall Eater outran it and continued on towards Bisaft Isle.

"The Stowaway" (2x45) Hearing Twiggy's description of her captivity and escape from Sir Cadigan, Fjord said "It sounds real familiar."[86] Whether this was a reference to his time held by the Iron Shepherds or something about Twiggy's description of Sir Cadigan was familiar to him is unclear.

Chapter 13[edit | edit source]

Consequences[edit | edit source]

"Homeward Bound" (2x48) The Ball-Eater sailed back to Nicodranas. Fjord cast Disguise Self to look like "Captain Tristan", an older human man, and presented the papers for the ship forged by Jester. Wharmaster Ignus was fooled by the deception and allowed the Ball-Eater to dock. Fjord officially turned command of the ship over to Orly Skiffback. Caduceus told Fjord he was proud of him for taking care of himself and not getting distracted by "bad thoughts". He wants to get the broken sword he bought from Pumat Sol[87] fixed as a present for Fjord. Fjord was touched and thanked Caduceus.[88]

Beau, Caduceus, Jester, Fjord, and Nott examined Tidepeak tower again. Fjord missed seeing a previously invisible door open and Wentsworth's conversation with the others because he was talking to a fish monger who ended up knowing nothing about the tower. When the Mighty Nein went back the next day, Yussa Errenis initially invited only Caduceus and one other person into the tower. Caduceus chose Beau. Before she went in, Fjord told Beau to ask about Uk'otoa and said that he trusted her to make good decisions.

It's a very particular flavor of goodness that comes from those who are offered so much temptation. I have some faith in you.
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Caduceus to Fjord[89]
[!h]

During the Mighty Nein's travel to Felderwin, Caduceus told Fjord about his Divination spell that confirmed Vandran was still alive and "making amends". Fjord thanked Caduceus. Caduceus told Fjord he has faith in him.[90] Fjord helped search the ruins of Brenatto apothecary and went with the group to meet Old Edith and Luc Brenatto.

"Cornered" (2x53) Resting outside of Asarius, Fjord had a dream. He was on a dry, open plain. A small spring came up from the ground and grew until water flooded the entire plain above his head. He heard the voice of Uk'otoa in his head say, "Watching". The shape of a giant serpent uncoiled all around him. "Return". The giant yellow eye appeared, followed by dozens of different sized yellow eyes as far as Fjord could see. "Reward". Scaly serpent tendrils closed around him. "Wander". The serpent began to squeeze and crush him. "Punish". Fjord felt the air leave his lungs and woke up vomiting salty water and brine.[91] Caduceus noticed Fjord awake and asked him about his dream. Fjord explained that he was interested in seeing if he could find a counteragent to Uk'otoa's will over him. He didn't want to be subjected to vomiting sea water for the rest of his life.

"Agreements" (2x61) Fjord had another dream, where he was enveloped by water and directly confronted by Uk'otoa himself. The patron angrily spoke the word "Punish" again and Fjord immediately felt the sensation of drowning. Fjord awoke, again vomiting salty water and brine; however, he also awoke Caleb when he dropped his falchion to the floor. Fjord exited the room and found that he had none of his powers. He eventually got them back later in the day outside of Wursh's smithing shop.

Chapter 14 [edit | edit source]

A Mother's First Touch[edit | edit source]

"Chases and Trees" (2x65) Fjord had another dream in which Uk'otoa confronted him and said the words "Return" and "Release". A heavy tearing sound filled the space around him and the eye opened to a space filled with vines. An emerald light warmed the waters around Fjord. A voice called out to him saying, "Come with me, child". Fjord swam fast and grabbed the vines coming out of the eye. The hole sealed up behind him and the Wildmother called out to him, "The womb I grant, but withers without faith. His will shall find you again, but until it does, rest."

"Beneath Bazzoxan" (2x66) Fjord confronted Caduceus during their night watch about the strange and comforting dream he had had the previous night. Caduceus explained that the voice he heard was the Wildmother, the deity that his family worships. Fjord remarked that the warm emotions are something that he wants to feel again. Caduceus took Fjord through some guided meditation in order to help him out. He started hearing the familiar sounds of waves crashing on a shore and felt her guiding light once more.

Chapter 15[edit | edit source]

Refjorging[edit | edit source]

"Clay and Dust" (2x72)

Fan art of Fjord vs Uk'otoa, by Shae Marie Illustration.[art 15]

Fjord had another dream, in which he was standing on a beach at night, seeing hundreds of stars in the sky. The lights began to fade out, and in their place stood the large eye of Uk'otoa and his gaping mouth. Fjord tried to back away, but was caught in the grasp of his patron. He tried to break free, but was unable to. Uk'otoa began to chew Fjord into a paste. He woke up in the middle of the night, scared and confused. He noticed his unsheathed falchion sitting near a sleeping Beaureguard. Carefully taking his weapon and sneaking out of the room, he found himself near the lava pit. In an attempt to intimidate Uk'otoa into giving him back his powers, he pushed the sword into his chest. Blood spilled onto the ground, causing smoke to billow out of the lava. Unsuccessful, Fjord threw the weapon into the pit. Realizing what he just did, he anxiously woke Caduceus and asked for help. In the morning, he revealed what he did to the rest of the group, stating that he didn't want to be a hostage anymore.

"Rime and Reason" (2x75) Caduceus cast Commune to allow Fjord to question the Wildmother, and she assured him that she could help him regain his powers. After their communion, Caduceus asked Fjord where he felt that his inner strength came from. He explained that the ocean was his favorite part of nature, due to its meditative and humbling properties. He later remarked that he forgot to ask the Wildmother about Uk'otoa and his future plans with him. Caduceus said that this beast was definitely not yet finished with Fjord. However, there was still a chance that he could find a new deity to follow and regain his magical abilities without having to go back to Uk'otoa.

"Refjorged" (2x76) Fjord had another dream, where he was surrounded by peaceful sea. He was then approached by the Wildmother, who informed him that, though his darkness was something she could not remove, if he was willing to serve and protect her and her servants, she would help him. Fjord readily agreed and woke up the next day surrounded by a cocoon of seaweed and his worried comrades. However, Fjord was as surprised as everyone when it was discovered his powers had been reactivated. Caduceus advised him that there are no accidents, "just delightful mistakes," and presented him with the newly reforged Dwueth'var.[92]

Chapter 16[edit | edit source]

New Leaf, Old Wounds[edit | edit source]

"Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) While talking about the upcoming meeting with Ludinus Da'leth, Caduceus warned Fjord about being tempted back into old habits. Fjord asked Caduceus if it was important to the Wildmother to be honest at all times, and Caduceus responded that he didn't know and asked Fjord if he felt nature could lie. Fjord said it could certainly be deceiving, as well as unyielding and unchanging for anyone. Saying that he had never thought of it that way and that Fjord seemed to have a handle on things, Caduceus gave him a sea-themed holy symbol of the Wildmother that he had had forged at the Kiln.

"Lingering Wounds" (2x89) Fjord decided to use his downtime in Rexxentrum meditating on the Wildmother and training with Beau. He visited the Soltryce Academy (which he had once dreamed of attending) with Caleb and Nott. The next day, Fjord fought Darrow Allocke in an arranged match at the secret fighting pit under the King's Cut Butchery, suffering a humiliating and thorough defeat at his hands.

"Stone to Clay" (2x91) When Caduceus mentions that the third family involved with the Wildmother is the Stone family, Fjord revealed to the group that the orphanage gave him the last name "Stone". While Fjord was sure it was simply coincidence and he rejects that the name belongs to him, he was still shaken. [93]

"Dark Waters" (2x98) Fjord had another dream in which he was standing in a lush, green forest. Walking around, he noticed that while he could go deeper into the forest, the landscape seemed to endlessly loop in on itself. He tried to summon the Star Razor and plunge it into the ground, but instead summoned his old falchion.[94] He started feeling a burning sensation in his chest and woke up to find an assassin of Uk'otoa stabbing him in the chest. A battle ensued between the crew on the Ball-Eater and several mutated assassins of Uk'otoa. In the end, the Mighty Nein were victorious, but not before the assassins killed Fjord and Orly Skiffback.

"High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) Fjord and Orly were immediately revived by Jester and Caduceus. Fjord explained that he was unaware that the Cloven Crystal was still inside his chest, and that he thought it was destroyed when he threw his sword into the lava pit in "Clay and Dust" (2x72). Caduceus cast Greater Restoration on Fjord at 6th level in order to remove the crystal, causing Fjord to vomit seawater and the crystal onto the deck of the ship. It was stored in Caleb's amber pieces, marking Fjord's full transition from serving Uk'otoa to the Wildmother. Later, in the middle of the night, Fjord was reminded of the cold darkness after he took his final breath. Melora helped comfort him by washing away his anxiety and fear. He took comfort in the fact that if he had fallen, she would have caught him.

Rumblecusp and Beyond[edit | edit source]

Fan art of Fjord's oath, by @ambikyu.[art 16]

Due to Fjord's new pact with Melora, his Hexblade's Curse manifested as green veins instead of inky black tentacles.[95] and his Divine Smite manifested as a concentrated radiant beam of sunlight coming down from the sky.[96]

When the Mighty Nein traveled north with Vess DeRogna sailing to Eiselcross aboard the Midnight Hammer, Fjord spent some time meditating with the Wildmother, and in a conversation with her took the Oath of the Open Sea.[97][98] Later, the Nein were attacked by minions of Uk'otoa including a now-undead Avantika. They used Dispel Magic to break Caleb's amber necklace in which the Cloven Crystal was stored, and it fell out on the deck. During the ensuing fight, Fjord used Marine Layer, his channel divinity, for the first time. Avantika teleported away, pursued by the Mighty Nein. She was eventually killed by Fjord bisecting and blowing apart her body with the Star Razor, which grew and gained new runes exalting it and revealing it to be a Vestige of Divergence. Fjord then recovered the Cloven Crystal along with the Corecut Dagger.[99]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Beauregard[edit | edit source]

Main article: Relationship between Beauregard and Fjord.

Beauregard and Fjord met a day before the events of "Curious Beginnings" (2x01). Beau instinctively trusted Fjord by the time of "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02), relying on his instructions in order to act more "manly" for a disguise.[100] Fjord eventually started guiding Beau towards less hostile forms of social interaction, to mixed success.[101] The two joined a meeting of The Knights of Requital together and didn't reveal what they witnessed to the other members of the Mighty Nein, though Caleb saw the first meeting they attended through Frumpkin.[102]

Beau thinks that she and Fjord have similar moral perspectives.[103]

After the rest of the party was rescued from the Iron Shepherds, Beau and Caleb assured Fjord that what happened was not his fault but rather Lorenzo's.[104] The two have a great respect for one another's abilities and have formed a close friendship, often going to one another for advice. They have also made an agreement to keep each other in check[105]. Beau put herself forward as Fjord's first mate whilst on the sea,[106] a position she seems to take seriously.

During a conversation on whether to seek out the families of those with connections in the Empire, Beau confided in Fjord about her family's abandonment of her and the birth of her baby brother. Fjord had seemed confused at first as to why she was hesitant to reconnect with her family, but on learning this he accepted her decision. Fjord advised Beau to consider her baby brother's innocence.[107]

While the Mighty Nein were in Zadash on the search for the old hag who had cursed Nott, the group stopped in the Evening Nip for the night. Noticing that Beau was more reserved than usual, Fjord comforted her. In turn, Beau confided that she was struggling with the idea of seeing her dad again. Beau also told Fjord, "You're still my captain."[108]

Fjord was very vocal that he was not okay with the deal Beau wanted to make with Isharnai, as the deal would have meant Beau had to leave her friends and her life at the Cobalt Soul behind.[109]

Caduceus Clay[edit | edit source]

Main article: Relationship between Caduceus and Fjord.

Fan art of Fjord's symbol of Melora, by Doug Myers.[art 17]

Fjord and Caduceus are good friends. The two of them initially had little in common, but grew closer as they traveled. Fjord has come to rely on Caduceus's counsel when it comes to making responsible decisions and understanding others' motivations. Fjord and Caduceus have deep trust and respect for each other.

Caduceus has become something of a mentor to Fjord since the latter broke his pact with Uk'otoa, guiding him when he lost all his powers. Fjord even decided to make a pact with the Wildmother, inspired by Caduceus's bond with her. Caduceus considers Fjord to be something of an angsty teen.[110] However, he is very proud of Fjord for not being lured by the power that Uk'otoa seems to promise. Caduceus thinks it is very admirable that Fjord did not lose his sense of self during the Mighty Nein's time at sea.[111]

The Wildmother[edit | edit source]

Fjord first interacted with the Wildmother in a dream he had underneath the Arbor Exemplar. He asked Caduceus soon after about how to see her again and feel the warmth devoid from his previous visions. Caduceus taught Fjord how to meditate and listen closely to the nature surrounding him. After some time, Fjord heard the familiar waves and felt a sense of comfort wash over him.[112]

After seeking guidance from Jester and Caduceus, Fjord asked the Wildmother to take an interest in him. She agreed to give him back his magical capabilities, as long as he became her follower. Fjord accepted the offer, and soon after became a warlock/paladin of Melora. After the events of "Refjorged" (2x76), his warlock abilities were modified to fit the themes of the Wildmother, such as Eldritch Blast being a verdant green color and Hexblade's Curse manifesting as dark and shadowy vines.[113][114]

While meditating aboard the Midnight Hammer on the way to Eiselcross and asking for calm seas, Fjord started seeing visions of distant islands, calm shores, and abyssal depths. The Wildmother then asked Fjord if this is what he wanted to seek out, to become like the waves and explore the unknown. After resoundingly saying yes, she bestowed upon him a sacred oath.[115]

Jester Lavorre[edit | edit source]

Main article: Relationship between Jester and Fjord.

Fan art of Fjord and Jester, by @ambikyu.[art 18]

Jester and Fjord are close friends and care a lot about each other. They met in Port Damali a few weeks before encoutering the rest of the Mighty Nein. They often reach out to the other to ask how they're doing, and have supported each other through their personal journeys.

Jester has had a crush on Fjord since early on, although at first it seemed very superficial. Fjord acted oblivious to her flirting for quite some time. However, after spending a lot of time travelling together, Fjord began to admit that he may reciprocate her feelings. Jester, on her end, has reflected a lot on her feelings for Fjord, wondering if they were real, and if she still feels the same way.

One night while residing within Widogast's Nascent Nein Sided Tower, Fjord visited Jester at her room. After discussing their plans, Fjord asked if he could kiss her, and when she nodded, he did, further remarking that he had wished to do it earlier, he had simply been too afraid.

Caleb Widogast[edit | edit source]

Fjord was initially intrigued by Caleb's wizardry, as he was interested in learning more magic himself.[116] Fjord is allergic to Caleb's (sometimes) cat familiar, Frumpkin.[117]

When the group first set off on the road together the two spoke about whether or not things would work out. Fjord seemed positive and Caleb responded that they would make it work. This became something of a mantra between the two.[118] Since that talk the two have seemingly traded off - somewhat unwillingly - the role of group leader.

During "Midnight Espionage" (2x12), they got into an argument over Caleb stealing a spell scroll and potentially exposing the operation. Caleb walked away without the scroll when Fjord held his falchion to Caleb's throat and prepared to cast Eldritch Blast at Nott.[119]

After they helped to rescue Fjord, Jester and Yasha from the Iron Shepherds, Fjord confided to Caleb and Beauregard that he felt responsible for their capture. They both assured him it was not his fault, and Caleb advised him that he should not blame himself for being taken advantage of.[120]

Caleb being part of their rescue party seemed to alleviate some of Fjord's concerns regarding Caleb's dedication to the group. As time went on he came to trust and rely on him, even taking him to one side in "A Pirate's Life for Me" (2x41) and asking him to "exercise quick judgement" and protect the group against Avantika should things go badly. Caleb would later go on to do exactly this, casting Wall of Fire between Avantika and the Nein to give them a chance to get her diary to the Plank King and expose her.[121]

In Dashilla's lair during "The Diver's Grave" (2x44), Fjord pushed to explore what would happen should they drop some blood onto a runic altar, appealing to Caleb's sense of curiosity. After assuring Caleb a favor in return, Caleb cut his palm. The blood was not enough to complete the ritual and Fjord cut his own palm. When this was still not enough they decided not to complete the ritual, and clasped hands to solidify their agreement to continue to help each other in the future. [122]

In "In Love and War" (2x57), Caleb told Fjord that he appreciated him, and referenced a prior discussion they'd had on taking risks. He seemed to want to say more but a misunderstanding on Fjord's part ended the discussion early.[123]

Caleb was the first in the party to confront Fjord about his multiple accents, citing concern that there might be something dangerous in his past. Fjord did not want to explain himself, though he did assure Caleb that the group was in no danger, and replied that his current accent was related to being a version of himself that he liked. When Caleb offered to share secrets of his own in return for learning more, Fjord told Caleb if he had his way he wouldn't ever tell any of the Mighty Nein anything about his past. He asked for Caleb to give him more time until he decided to share his past on his own terms and Caleb agreed.[124]

After throwing his Pact blade into the lava in the Kiln and losing his powers, Fjord told the group that he was now powerless, seemingly nervous that they might no longer accept him as he might prove a liability. Caleb reminded him of his many other talents and was the first to offer him an item to help him in his magic-less state, putting the Glove of Blasting on his hand and prompting Jester to hand over the Whip.[125]

In "Dark Waters" (2x98), Caleb finally shared his past with Fjord, explaining that Trent Ikithon made him kill his parents, Una and Leofric. Fjord apologized for almost killing Caleb in the High Richter's house, stating it was his way of controlling the situation. He promised to help Caleb in rooting out the corrupt individuals of the Cerberus Assembly.[126]

Nott/Veth[edit | edit source]

Main article: Relationship between Fjord and Veth.

Nott hoped to steal Fjord's letter of recommendation to the Soltryce Academy for Caleb to use instead. Fjord set a trap after Nott's initial theft attempt, learning of this and Nott's motivated attachment to Caleb when Molly charmed Nott. Afterwards, Nott treated Fjord with hostility.[127]

When Nott was reluctant to accompany the group into the ocean, Fjord teased her with stories about Captain Buttonbeard. Although meant as a friendly jest, he did not realize this was a sensitive topic for Nott, who appeared to be annoyed by it. After learning about Nott's life as Veth and her death by drowning, he apologized for his insensitivity (being particularly understanding, having drowned himself).[128] During their travels to Xhorhas their relationship has developed into one of more reciprocal teasing and banter.[129]

Travis has stated on Talks Machina that he likes to mess with Sam, which has informed the way Fjord interacts with Nott,[130] while Sam has commented that Nott feels she and Fjord are very similar people and is sometimes annoyed by that.[citation needed]

Yasha Nydoorin[edit | edit source]

Fjord and Yasha have been reliable allies, though not close friends. In Rosohna, Fjord loaned Yasha 500 gold to commission a set of enchanted bracers, which she promised to pay back.

After Yasha fell under Obann's domination, Fjord tried and failed to get her out of the King's Cage. She brought him to zero hit points but he used his half-orc Relentless Endurance to bring himself back to consciousness and said, "Why?" Yasha looked at him intently and said, almost disembodied, "I heard you." Fjord was certain after seeing Yasha turn that she had betrayed the Nein, and had been tricking them all along. When fighting Yasha in the Chantry of the Dawn, he cast Enervation on her, draining her health to heal himself. He continued to pull from it even after she was freed from Obann's control, saying he'd "cash in on that guilt and regret" as she knelt on the ground before him.

Later, Yasha paid Fjord back the 500 gold she owed him. He said it wasn't necessary, but she insisted. He took the money saying it made him uncomfortable, so as a thank you, he gave Yasha the Manual of Gainful Exercise that Caleb had given him.

Sabian[edit | edit source]

Fjord and Sabian were both hired by Vandran as crew of the Tide's Breath. Fjord said he had known Sabian for many years, and they grew up together. However, he stated Sabian has "always been a piece of shit of one variety or another". In recent years before the Tide's Breath explosion, Fjord believed "that stuff had faded between us", implying the two had had many disputes during the time they had known each other.[131]

Mollymauk Tealeaf[edit | edit source]

Molly and Fjord had a friendly relationship, often being roommates at inns. Fjord wanted to learn about Molly's ritual with his swords and asked to join in. He hoped that Molly might have knowledge about magical swords that could be helpful to him as he searched for the meaning of his falchion. Before Molly's amnesia was revealed, Fjord realized Molly was lying about where his swords and his powers came from. For unknown reasons, he decided not to confront Molly or tell anyone else.

Before leaving the town of Hupperdook, Fjord confided in Molly about the explosion of the Tide's Breath and his concerns about the new eye in the center of his falchion.[132] This was the first time Fjord brought up his past to any member of the Nein.

After being rescued from the Iron Shepherds and learning that Molly had died, Fjord was saddened. He felt like the death was partially his fault for not being able to fight back when the Iron Shepherds kidnapped him. He made Molly's sword, Summer's Dance, his pact weapon to honor Molly's memory.

Uk'otoa[edit | edit source]

Uk'otoa:  "Watching."
Fjord:  "What—what are you?"
Uk'otoa:  "Watching."
Fjord:  "Watching... me?"
Uk'otoa:  "Potential."
Fjord:  "My–my potential? What–what–what are you asking of me?"
Uk'otoa:  "Learn."
Fjord:  "Learn... What would you have me learn?"
Uk'otoa:  "Learn. Grow. Provoke. Consume."
Fjord:  "Learn, grow, provoke, consume. I don't understand."
Uk'otoa:  "Reward."
Fjord:  "A reward for this? I'm listening."
Uk'otoa:  "Patience."
– 
Fjord and his Warlock patron during a dream[133]
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Fjord's Hexblade patron is a mysterious entity. After Fjord defeated a nergaliid and left Trostenwald, the patron came to him in a dream. While falling asleep, the air seemed to transform into a cold, dark ocean. Struggling against the currents, Fjord gasped the cold water into his lungs, and eventually he was able to breathe it. A giant yellow eye appeared, and an entity communicated eight words directly into Fjord's mind: watching, potential, learn, grow, provoke, consume, reward, patience.[134] Upon waking, Fjord coughed out the salty water from his dream[135], He then gained the ability to summon and dismiss his falchion as a pact weapon.[136]

When Fjord made another weapon into his pact weapon, his falchion eventually absorbed the other weapon's properties. This is apparently what Fjord's patron meant by "consume."[137]

After meeting Captain Avantika, Fjord discovered she was another follower of his patron and learned its identity: a mighty leviathan known as "Uk'otoa".

Fjord claims he does not want to release Uk'otoa nor does he want the kind of power Uk'otoa seems to offer his "chosen". He believes control over the seas is too much power for one person to have. He told the Mighty Nein he didn't know who he would be if he had power like that.[138] Fjord seems to be afraid of Uk'otoa and hopeful that The Wildmother may be able to keep the leviathan at bay.[139]

Fjord's relationship with Uk'otoa took a turn for the worse when the group journeyed to Xhorhas without releasing the leviathan. After introducing the word "PUNISH" to the dreams[140], Uk'otoa appeared to somehow limit Fjord's warlock powers following another punishment dream.[141] This limitation seemed to pass by the morning.[142]

In "Clay and Dust" (2x72), Uk'otoa (again displeased with Fjord's procrastination) further tormented and punished the half-orc, taking his powers a second time. However, Fjord resisted and attempted to take command of his pact by placing his Sword of Fathoms slowly deeper and deeper into his own chest, claiming that Uk'otoa needs Fjord more than Fjord needs him. However, all of his attempts were fruitless, and he cast his blade into the lava forge of the Kiln, severing his connection to Uk'otoa.

In "Dark Waters" (2x98), Fjord had a dream in which he tried to summon the Star Razor, but ended up summoning the Sword of Fathoms instead. Fjord and the rest of the Nein then found themselves facing off against multiple agents of Uk'otoa. Later, it was revealed that the agents were sent to retrieve the Cloven Crystal and Fjord in order to break the final seal. In "The Chase Begins" (2x112), the Mighty Nein once again encountered a deep scion, chuuls, and the undead form of Avantika. However, their attempt to retrieve the Cloven Crystal was again unsuccessful and Avantika was killed.

Fjord's Dreams/Visions[edit | edit source]

Fjord has had dreams in "The Open Road", "A Favor In Kind", "Dangerous Liaisons" (2x37), "A Pirate's Life for Me" (2x41), "Cornered" (2x53), "Agreements" (2x61), "Chases and Trees" (2x65), "Clay and Dust" (2x72), and "Dark Waters" (2x98). Sometimes he has denied having an unusual dream or lied about the contents of the dreams.[143][144] Some of the dreams have given him physical side effects, such as coughing up salt water[145][146], blood in his mouth[147], nose bleeds, and losing his magical abilities.[148][149]

Fjord has had visions or heard Uk'otoa's voice while awake when in proximity to a Cloven Crystal in "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21),[150] "Lost Treasures", "The Diver's Grave" and "The Second Seal" (2x47). When near the sea for the first time after over a month in Xhorhas, Fjord heard Uk'otoa's voice in his head say "Return" as he stepped into the Teleportation Circle to return to Xhorhas.[151]

Recently, Fjord has received visions from the Wildmother in "Chases and Trees" (2x65), "Refjorged" (2x76), and in "The Chase Begins" (2x112). Unlike his previous dreams where he was surrounded in freezing waters, these visions were warm and inviting. He felt more at peace, instead of being anxious and scared.[152][153][154]

Avantika[edit | edit source]

The relationship between Fjord and Avantika was complicated. Their patron Uk'otoa brought them together, but Avantika tried to maintain constant control over Fjord and the Mighty Nein. She conscripted them into the crew of the Squall-Eater, eventually forcing Fjord to become her quartermaster.

During the weeks that they knew each other, neither of them wholly trusted the other. However, their mutual desire to hide their true intentions led them to pursue a physical relationship. During this time, Fjord told Avantika he shared her goal of releasing Uk'otoa; but told the Mighty Nein he was just using her for information.[155]

Avantika openly yearned for the power Uk'otoa might grant her when released, while Fjord denied any desire to release Uk'otoa outside of her presence. When Fjord shared new dreams from Uk'otoa, Avantika became jealous due to her belief that Uk'otoa favored Fjord over herself. This fueled the race to claim Uk'otoa's boon in "Dubious Pursuits" (2x40), which she won.[156]

Fjord did not trust Avantika or her long-term plans, even conceding that she probably wanted to kill him. The degree of her fervor for Uk'otoa led the Nein to plot her downfall, culminating in the theft of her journal in "A Hole In the Plan" (2x42). Fjord slept with Avantika to ensure she did not interfere in the plan (though neither Jester nor Nott went through with disguising themselves as her). The following day Fjord was called with the rest of the Mighty Nein to Avantika's ship, where a battle ensued.

After the Plank King arrived with knowledge of her journal and plans, Avantika claimed Fjord had blown up the Tide's Breath, though Fjord had never informed her of Sabian's sabotage. She also claimed that Fjord seduced and manipulated her by using the memory of Vandran against her. Fjord did not seem bothered by her death at the hands of the Plank King.

After her execution, Fjord used her journal to pinpoint the location of the next temple of Uk'otoa, apparently in the jungles of the Menagerie Coast north of Nicodranas.

Avantika reappeared as an undead creature of some kind in "The Chase Begins" (2x112) on the deck of the Midnight Hammer after the ship was attacked by minions of Uk'otoa. Saying "Darling, we have business elsewhere," she attempted to grab Fjord. Fjord fought back but Avantika was able to retrieve the Cloven Crystal and Dimension Door away. She was pursued by the Mighty Nein. In the ensuing fight, Fjord landed the final blow, bisecting Avantika and recovering the Crystal. Her remains were then devoured by a group of orcas.

Vandran[edit | edit source]

Vandran was captain of the Tide's Breath at the time it was sabotaged and sank. Fjord has described him as a mentor and father figure[157], and seemed surprised to learn of his previous connections to Avantika, The Revelry, and Uk'otoa. Seeing that someone had looted Vandran's quarters after the Tide's Breath wrecked seemed to make Fjord angry.[158] Fjord claimed to the Mighty Nein that one of the reasons he appeared to ally with Avantika was to find out what had happened to Vandran.[159] It is unclear how Fjord feels about Vandran now.

When the party reached Kravaraad on the quest to reforge Dwueth'var, Fjord cast Minor Illusion to conjure an image of Vandran's face to help Jester contact him via Sending. From this, Fjord learned that Vandran was "retired on an island with good folks",[160] but this only seemed to confirm his own fears that Vandran wasn't looking for him. Later, Fjord dropped the accent he had used since the rest of the party met him, and adopted thereafter his own, native accent. He explained that Vandran had been a man of great renown and respect, and Fjord had wanted to emulate him, "to be him."[161]

Character Information[edit | edit source]

Quests[edit | edit source]

Fjord was on his way to the Soltryce Academy in the hopes of learning more magic there and more specifically about his powers.[162]


Fjord wants to find his former crew mate Sabian, the one who sabotaged the Tide's Breath and caused it to sink. He wants to get answers about why Sabian caused the shipwreck. Depending on the answers he gets, Fjord may want revenge as well. [164]


Ever since his vision of his former captain and mentor Vandran absorbing a Cloven Crystal, Fjord has wanted to find Vandran again.[167] He wants to know if Vandran survived the Tide's Breath shipwreck. He was disappointed not to see another vision of Vandran after putting the second Cloven Crystal in place to release Uk'otoa.[168]

  • Caduceus Clay confirmed through Divination that Vandran is still alive in "The Second Seal" (2x47).[169] He told Fjord in "Homeward Bound" (2x48).[170]
  • In "Clay and Dust" (2x72) Fjord showed Jester an image of Vandran by casting Minor Illusion. Jester cast Sending to tell Vandran Fjord was alive and looking for him. Vandran responded that he was glad to hear Fjord was ok and that he himself was retired on an island. After hearing this, Fjord wondered if he should continue searching for Vandran. If Vandran truly is at peace, Fjord does not want to disrupt that.[171]


Fjord has not said what his intentions are as far as the final seal of his former patron Uk'otoa.

  • He raced Avantika to place a cloven crystal breaking the first seal on Urukayxl, but she was able to put her crystal in place first.[172]
  • Fjord chose to travel to the Gravid Archipelago to place the crystal breaking the second seal of Uk'otoa.[173] After that, however, he showed no interest in pursuing the breaking the third seal,[174] saying to Caleb that he didn't mean to pursue it any further, and if he could, would like to find a way out of it.[175]
  • When Fjord broke his pact with Uk'otoa by throwing the Sword of Fathoms into the lava at Kravaraad,[176] he believed that the third cloven crystal had been destroyed with it. However, he later discovered it was within him until removed by a Greater Restoration.[177] Caleb took it and put it in his Vault of Amber where they believed it would be safe from detection by Uk'otoa or anyone else.[178] When the rest of the Nein suggested trying to destroy it, possibly in the lava on Rumblecusp, Fjord was non-committal.[179]
  • Fjord has mentioned the crystal only once since then, saying that he had given it up and it was with Caleb.[180]
  • During the events of "The Chase Begins" (2x112) and "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113), the cloven crystal was released from the Vault of Amber by using Dispel Magic and was briefly in Avantika's possession. The Mighty Nein retrieved the crystal after defeating Avantika. It is currently inside Fjord's Bag of Holding for safekeeping.[181][182]

Notable Items[edit | edit source]

Current Items[edit | edit source]

Fan art of Fjord's symbol of the Wildmother, by Ekaterina Victoria.[art 19]

Former Items[edit | edit source]

  • Waste Hunter Blade[199] (absorbed by Fjord's falchion, destroyed by absorbing Summer's Dance.)[200]
  • +1 Shield. A beautifully crafted diamond shaped shield with a gold border, and two gold lion heads facing away from each other on a metallic graphite field. (Bought from The Invulnerable Vagrant)[201] Retconned to a standard shield[202]
  • Sword of Fathoms[203]
    • This weapon was not revealed by Caleb's Detect Magic spell[204] because the Falchion in itself was not magical.
    • When Fjord invoked Hexblade's Curse against a target, the blade of his falchion transformed from polished metal to a barnacle-covered blade that sourcelessly dripped water as if it had just been pulled from the ocean.[205] The sword disappeared when Fjord established his Pact of the Blade. When he summoned the weapon for the first time, it appeared in its transformed state.[206]
    • The Falchion seems to be a part of the pact with his Patron as it absorbed the power of the Waste Hunter Blade and took on some of the physical qualities of it.[207]
    • Absorbed the power of Summer's Dance Scimitar after staring at it. This caused the power of the Waste Hunter Blade to disappear from the falchion.[208]
    • Thrown into the lava of the Kravaraad Volcano by Fjord.[209]
  • Dagger of Denial[210] (given to Fjord by Nott and returned to her when Fjord regained his magic powers)
  • Cloven Crystal
  • Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location (given to him by Caleb and then passed on to Jester)[214][215]
  • Bag of Holding looted from Lorenzo's room[216]. Stolen by Otis Brunkel[217]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Unless otherwise noted, the following abilities are assumed from the standard Dungeons & Dragons materials:

Feats[edit | edit source]

Half-Orc Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Darkvision
  • Menacing
  • Relentless Endurance[221]
  • Savage Attacks[222]

Paladin Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Divine Health
  • Divine Sense[223]
  • Divine Smite[224]
  • Fighting Style (Great Weapon Fighting)[225]
  • Lay on Hands (15 points)[226] [227]
  • Oath of the Open Sea (Homebrew by Matthew Mercer)[228][229]
  • Spellcasting (Charisma-based ability)

Oath Spells[edit | edit source]

Fjord has access to the following spells, which do not count against the number of spells he can prepare.

1st-level[edit | edit source]

Paladin Spells[edit | edit source]

Fjord has access to 1st-level paladin spells with three 1st-level spell slots. As a 3rd-level paladin, he can prepare up to 6 of these spells per day.

1st-level[edit | edit source]

Warlock Abilities[edit | edit source]

(Due to Fjord's decision to throw his pact weapon into the lava during "Clay and Dust" (2x72), thus severing his connection to Uk'otoa, Fjord lost access to his warlock powers. Due to his new pact with The Wildmother, established in "Refjorged" (2x76), he has apparently regained access to most if not all of them, though he has not yet had time to fully explore the ways in which they may have been changed due to his shift of allegiance.)

  • Eldritch Invocations (5+)
  • Otherworldly Patron (Hexblade)
    • Accursed Specter[245]
    • Armor of Hexes
    • Expanded Spell List[246]
    • Hexblade's Curse[247]
      • When Fjord first invoked the Hexblade's Curse against a target, the blade of his falchion transformed from polished metal to being covered in barnacles which grow down towards the hilt. Additionally, the blade began to sourcelessly drip water as if it had just been pulled out of the ocean. Since Fjord made the falchion his pact weapon (a pact feature he chose and acquired at level 3), these changes appear to have become permanent.
      • Possibly due to the iceflex used in reforging his new pact weapon Dwueth'var, the sword now creates frost on the ground.
    • Hex Warrior[248]
  • Pact Boon: Pact of the Blade[249]
    • Rather than creating a new weapon or performing a ritual on an existing weapon[250], Fjord's mysterious falchion disappeared during a dream in which he met his patron.[251] Upon waking, he was able to summon the falchion as a pact weapon.[252] It absorbed weapons he performed rituals on.[253] Matt has mentioned that a weapon absorbed by the falchion changes its damage die to that of a falchion, a reskinned longsword.[254]
    • After throwing his falchion into the lava pit in Kravaraad, his new pact weapon has been Star Razor (Dwueth'var) instead of the Sword of Fathoms.
    • Dwueth'var is a +1 longsword (+2 when glowing),[255] with two charges. A bonus action can be used to light the sword up using the command word "galas'var", producing a glow like blue torchlight in a 20-foot radius.[256] Any creature that hits the wielder while the sword is glowing takes radiant damage.[257] The sword's charges can be expended to cast the following spells once per day each:[258]
  • Pact Magic (Charisma-based spellcasting)
  • Mystic Arcanum: Arcane Gate; as an 11th level warlock, he has gained access to a single 6th level spell from the warlock spell list, which he can cast once per long rest, without expending a spell slot (pact magic or regular)

Fan art of Fjord using the Armor of Agathys, by Tyrone Andersen.[art 20]

Warlock Spells[edit | edit source]

As a level 11 warlock, Fjord knows four cantrips and eleven spells. He only has three 5th-level spell slots for those eleven spells, but he regains his spell slots on a short rest,.[262] He can replace the spells he knows when he gains a level, so he no longer knows all of these spells. He also has one 6th level spell slot that he can use as a Warlock as part of the Mystic Arcanum feature of being a 11th level Warlock. Moreover, even after gaining paladin levels, he seemed to be able to still swap and use new warlock spells despite the contrary, though this could merely be an unintentional error on Travis's part.

Cantrips[edit | edit source]
1st-level[edit | edit source]
2nd-level[edit | edit source]
3rd-level[edit | edit source]
4th-level[edit | edit source]
5th-level[edit | edit source]
6th-level[edit | edit source]

Quotations[edit | edit source]

  • "We need to drop this fucker and get the hell out of Dodge." (Fjord after attacking the zombie in the second battle)[289]
  • "Is that single horse a, uh...a mustang?" (how Fjord met Shelby the Mustang)[290]
  • "We are either a team, or you are working for yourselves. Decide." (said to Caleb and Nott after Caleb is caught stealing from the High Richter's home)[291]
  • "They call me eagle eye Fjord where I come from. [cawing] Crow Fjord, maybe raven, you don't know." (Fjord claiming to the party that he has keen vision)[292]
  • "I would say something about that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but I feel pretty fucking weak right now." (Fjord to the Mighty Nein after the group fought a dragon)[293]
  • Fjord: I betcha, crackfire, slopdolly.
    Nott: What?![294]
  • Travis (describing Fjord leaving Avantika's quarters): "I turn around and I head towards the door and as I get there, I look back." (pauses) "And I walk away!"[295]
    • (Callback to Vax'ildan frequently walking away from emotional moments in Campaign One.)
  • "Magic's new to me; this sword is new to me. I didn't have most of this all of my life. All I had was my words to get out of situations, to try and heal conflict, to try and outsmart somebody. And now all of a sudden, I have this power; and I feel like it's a shortcut and I've been cheating myself. I don't feel like I've put forth the same effort to resolve something because I can just will something into happening. That doesn't seem right to me."[296]
  • Beau: "I can understand taking the easy way out with the power you have. It's what I've done my whole life. I just don't know anything else though."
    Fjord: "I get that. Maybe we try not to do that. I check you-"
    Beau and Fjord together: "-you check me."
    Fjord: "We check the group."[297]
  • Fjord: (to the blue dragon in Halas's manor) "I have recently been putting my hands where they don't belong. And this time, it sent me to you."
    Blue Dragon: "And what have we learned?"
    Fjord: "Probably to look and not touch."[298]
  • Fjord: (to their neighbor, Lord Biylan) "I think that's how trees work."[299]
  • Fjord: "Fuckin' seaweed wraps are the shit!" [300]
  • Fjord: (to Obann) "It's time to vrock!" [301]
  • Fjord: "Wildmother, shine your light!" (said while fighting Obann under Pelor's cathedral)[302]
  • Fjord: "That's very cool. I do love the ocean." (said while meditating in Rexxentrum)[303]
  • Fjord: "You need me more than I need you. Give it back." (Fjord trying to intimidate Uk'otoa)[304]
  • Fjord: (to Caduceus and Caleb) "I think I'm becoming comfortable with the idea of failing with you. Makes it a little less lonely."[305]
  • Fjord: "Listen you fucking jungle. I'm a paladin of the Wildmother. You're going to move or we're going to bust you wide open. We'll wreck this place. Don't make me tell you fucking twice." (Fjord unsuccessfully trying to intimidate a jungle) [306]
  • Fjord: "And you care about people you know, about people you don't know. You cause chaos but in the end, you don't want to hurt people." (Fjord to Jester)[307]
  • Fjord: "I have to be honest. Also, I don't really care about two hundred other people. I do care about you." (Fjord to Jester)[308]
  • Fjord: (to Jester) "One last thing."
    Jester: "Yeah?"
    Fjord: "You can tell us if something happens when you speak with the Traveler. Last time, it seemed like you carried it for a long time. You can...you can tell me. I'll listen."
  • Fjord: (to Beauregard) "You know when someone makes you feel a way that you don't think you have any right to feel or you never thought that you might?"
    Beau: "Yeah"
    Fjord: "And that seems off because I should know who I am. I should know how I feel or what I want, but there's a gravity around Jester, at least to me. And she's the one I've known the longest in this new part of my life. And I really thought that when this started, there would be an end for me in this and I would get even, or retribution or payback and then I would be....done. And it hasn't been that way at all. It shriveled and died and in its place, seven new interests sprouted....."[309]
  • Fjord: (to Jester) "Can I kiss you?"

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Fjord has the lowest dexterity and lowest wisdom of all of The Mighty Nein, including Frumpkin.
    • However, Fjord has the highest constitution and highest charisma of all of The Mighty Nein.
  • Travis made the first roll of the campaign; the result of which was: a natural 20.[310]
  • Fjord is allergic to cats, as is Travis.[311]
  • Due to his status as a hexblade warlock and his thick Texan accent, many Critters have given the nickname "Texblade" to Fjord.[312][313]
  • A fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier.
    • Etymologically, it is related to the Norse verb ferd (travelling/ferrying) and the Norse noun fjǫrðr, meaning a "lake-like" waterbody used for passage and ferrying, which is of Indo-European origin.
    • The Norwegian coastline is known as a "generous" fishing ground, thought to be due to marine life found in recently discovered coral reefs discovered along the bottom of their fjords.
  • Fjord is "near thirty" according to Travis.[314]
  • Throughout Campaign 2, several jokes have been made that compare Fjord's name to that of the Ford Motor Company. For example:
    • Fjord found a mustang and named it Shelby[315], a reference to the Shelby Mustang, which is a high-performance variant of the Ford Mustang.
    • When Fjord stated that he didn't have a surname, Sam joked that it was "Tough"— which would make his name "Fjord Tough", a pun on the FMC's slogan.[316]
    • When Nott agreed to scout ahead with Fjord, she declared that she would join the Fjord expedition.
  • His main 'hobby' is watching and imitating people's habits, most likely to improve his disguise self (Mask of Many Faces) and deception.
  • Travis has joked about Fjord being a bottom on Talks Machina (due to the manner in which he first consumed a pact weapon) after talking about Fjord being submissive/acting submissively towards 'higher powers'.[317]
  • According to Jester, Fjord is really good at making chili.[318]
  • Travis has claimed on multiple occasions that Fjord is Lawful Good, though the other players do not believe him.[319] Many of Fjord's actions, such as creating a specter[320] and summoning a demon,[321] are traditionally considered inconsistent with the ideals of a Lawful Good character.
  • Fjord's eyes bear a great similarity to those of Uk'otoa. This is most noticeable in the animated intro commissioned by the cast, where Fjord's eyes look almost identical to Uk'otoa's from a moment earlier.
  • Several parallels can be made between Fjord and Percival de Rolo. Each of them has a particularly antagonistic relationship with a female NPC (in this case, Avantika and Anna Ripley respectively); they both forged pacts with unseen higher forces (again, Uk'otoa and Orthax respectively). Additionally, each wields an enchanted weapon (either provided or influenced) by those higher forces: Sword of Fathoms and The List; the similarities don't even end there as Uk'otoa seems to have a dark and nefarious agenda just as Orthax did, and both had their pact severed (apparently?) by their pact weapon being dropped into a pool of highly destructive liquid.
  • Fjord is the first character in Campaign 2 to multiclass, and the second overall to do so as a Paladin.
  • Even though his AC of 17 is only possible with a shield (14 of armor, +2 shield, +1 Cloak of Protection), he is rarely seen or depicted actually using it. This however, does not conflict with his spellcasting, as he has the Warcaster feat. After reaching second level of Paladin, however, and taking the Great Weapon Fighting fighting style, he should no longer be able to reroll ones and twos on the damage die, as he is NEVER wielding the Star Razor with both hands, with one of his hands always being occupied with his shield.
  • After acquiring a Studded Leather Armor +2, his used AC (19) continues to be incorrect (12+0 dex +2enchant+1 cloak). Even with a shield (+2), it would be at highest 17.
  • Fjord's second Mighty Nein playlist hinted at feelings for Jester in the description for the song "Blue Healer", which reads: "I never thought I would feel like this. And despite my stubbornness, you've worn me down - and I hope for more."
  • Fjord has mentioned that his favorite color is blue.[322]

Concept Art[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. See "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) at 1:13:35.  Fjord tells Starosta Kosh that he has no surname.
  2. See "Stone to Clay" (2x91) at 1:50:49.
  3. See "O Captain, Who's Captain?" (2x36) at 2:34:04.
  4. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 0:32:12.  Travis introduces Fjord as a half-orc
  5. Travis announces Fjord's first paladin level in a postgame tweet.
  6. See "The Chase Begins" (2x112) at 3:17:21.
  7. See "Talks Machina #49: 'Curious Beginnings'" (TMx49) at 5:44.  Travis notes that Fjord has lived a "hard earned thirty years."
  8. See "Talks Machina #70: 'Lost Treasures'" (TMx70) at 0:58:37.  Travis says Fjord is in his early thirties when Brian asks Laura about Jester's age
  9. See "Talks Machina #151: Discussing Up to C2E119 - Malice and Mystery Below" (TMx151) at 0:56:43.  An offscreen Travis confirms Fjord is in his early thirties when Laura asks him.
  10. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 2:08:56.  Fjord and Jester discuss meeting in Port Damali
  11. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 0:30:35.
  12. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 1:06:56.  Fjord describes himself as a former sailor
  13. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 2:58:04.  Fjord's stat card was shown on screen
  14. See "The Endless Burrows" (2x50) at 18:30.  Fjord's level 8 stat card was shown on screen
  15. See "A Tangled Web" (2x77) at 0:15:43.  Fjord's level 10 stat card was shown on screen.
  16. See "Traveler Con" (2x108) at 4:00:15.  Fjord takes his third level in Paladin.
  17. See Matthew Mercer's tweet for AC.
  18. See "The Neverending Day" (2x125) at 0:13:50.  Fjord's level 14 stat card was shown on screen.
  19. Description derived from official art of Fjord by Ari.
  20. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 0:32:37.  Jester calls Fjord "very handsome"
  21. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) from 0:40:45 through 0:40:49.  Beau describes Fjord as handsome, agreeing with Jester's earlier comment
  22. See "The Streets of the Forgotten" (2x134) at 3:47:37.
  23. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) from 0:32:02 through 0:32:05.  Fjord's initial introduction is 5 words long
  24. See "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) at 1:41:14.  Fjord breaks house arrest to investigate the murders in Trostenwald
  25. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 0:41:18.  Fjord thinks stealing horses to escape is "not a terrible idea."
  26. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) from 0:34:29 through 0:37:38.  Fjord objects to taking all of the money Rinaldo paid the group for killing a snake, saying that they should stick by their word if they have an impulse to refuse
  27. See "The Open Road" (2x05) from 0:24:58 through 0:27:00.
  28. See "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) from 3:21:27 through 3:22:55.  Fjord, posing as a Crown's Guard, distracts a Crown's Guard and talks his way into the main carnival tent
  29. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 2:00:05.  Fjord disguises himself as an old man and successfully distracts a Crown's Guard
  30. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 0:52:30.
  31. See "Dangerous Liaisons" (2x37) at 2:42:54.
  32. See "Talks Machina #53: 'The Open Road'" (TMx53) from 15:26 through 15:50.
  33. See "In Hot Water" (2x43) at 2:43:13.
  34. See "Zemnian Nights" (2x11) at 3:05:10.
  35. See "Zemnian Nights" (2x11) at 3:05:10.
  36. See "Wood and Steel" (2x58) at 45:52.
  37. See "In Love and War" (2x57) at 1:02:20.
  38. See "Domestic Respite" (2x62) at 1:59:44.
  39. See "The Hour of Honor" (2x24) at 3:27:29.
  40. See "Wood and Steel" (2x58) at 47:55.
  41. See Travis Willingham's tweet.
  42. See "Stone to Clay" (2x91) at 1:50:49.
  43. See "Zemnian Nights" (2x11) at 3:04:31.  Fjord tells what he used to look like.
  44. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) from 2:22:08 through 2:28:25.  Fjord's tusk story
  45. See "Waste and Webs" (2x10) at 3:01:35.
  46. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 1:24:45.  Jester tells the group that Fjord was a sailor
  47. See "Lost Treasures" (2x22) at 3:17:55.
  48. See "Talks Machina #49: 'Curious Beginnings'" (TMx49).  Fjord, and Jester met around a week before they met Beauregard. Given the fact that they've only known Beau for a few days, that times out to around a week and a half of knowing each other
  49. Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham explained the pre-stream meeting of Fjord and Jester at Emerald City Comic Con, 2018-03-02.  See "Emerald City Comic Con (Day 2) | Wil Wheaton, Firefly, and Felicia Day | SYFY WIRE" from 2:02:38 through 2:04:56.
  50. See "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) from 1:16:53 through 1:17:05.
  51. See "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) at 1:16:40.
  52. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) from 0:32:56 through 0:33:04.  Rinaldo thanks the trio for saving his daughter
  53. See "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) at 0:41:29.
  54. See "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) at 1:15:41.
  55. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 2:06:53.
  56. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 2:55:38.
  57. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 3:27:35.
  58. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 0:58:41.
  59. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 0:59:51.
  60. See "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) at 1:23:32.
  61. See "Steam and Conversation" (2x09) at 55:38.
  62. See "Midnight Espionage" (2x12) at 3:24:01.
  63. See "Midnight Espionage" (2x12) at 3:47:40.
  64. See "Lost & Found" (2x13) from 2:34:19 through 2:47:31.
  65. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) at 2:05:00.
  66. See "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21) at 3:51:37.
  67. See "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21) from 3:59:38 through 4:00:13.
  68. See "Lost Treasures" (2x22) from 2:56:47 through 2:59:47.
  69. See "Lost Treasures" (2x22) at 3:23:08.
  70. See "The Hour of Honor" (2x24) at 3:27:29.
  71. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) from 1:10:25 through 1:12:10.  Fjord makes Molly's sword his pact weapon
  72. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) from 3:02:45 through 3:05:50.
  73. See "O Captain, Who's Captain?" (2x36) at 1:09:40.  Fjord's conflicted feelings about having power
  74. See "O Captain, Who's Captain?" (2x36) at 1:09:40.
  75. See "O Captain, Who's Captain?" (2x36) at 2:05:17.
  76. See "O Captain, Who's Captain?" (2x36) at 2:34:03.
  77. See "O Captain, Who's Captain?" (2x36) from 3:28:13 through 3:38:58.
  78. See "Dangerous Liaisons" (2x37) from 2:36:31 through 2:48:07.
  79. See "Dangerous Liaisons" (2x37) at 2:48:49.
  80. See "Dubious Pursuits" (2x40) at 43:39.
  81. See "Dubious Pursuits" (2x40) at 1:26:03.
  82. See "Talks Machina #89: 'Dubious Pursuits'" (TMx89) at 21:00.
  83. See "Dubious Pursuits" (2x40) at 2:41:00.  Avantika tells Fjord Vandran previously wielded the same sword as Fjord
  84. See "Dubious Pursuits" (2x40) at 2:55:00.
  85. See "The Diver's Grave" (2x44) from 3:45:26 through 3:48:55.
  86. See "The Stowaway" (2x45) at 1:43:23.
  87. See "Commerce & Chaos" (2x31) at 0:50:09.
  88. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) from 0:18:41 through 0:19:08.
  89. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 2:52:23.
  90. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 2:52:23.
  91. See "Cornered" (2x53) from 13:51 through 16:02.
  92. See "Refjorged" (2x76) at 4:58:18.
  93. See "Stone to Clay" (2x91) at 1:50:24.
  94. See "Dark Waters" (2x98) at 2:57:30.
  95. See "Ghosts, Dinosaurs, and Stuff" (2x102) at 0:23:28.
  96. See "The Ruined Sliver" (2x104) at 2:45:20.
  97. See "The Chase Begins" (2x112) at 3:17:21.
  98. Matt confirmed the Oath is a homebrew put together based on the themes Travis wanted to incorporate.
  99. See "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113).
  100. See "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) at 1:34:41.
  101. See "Steam and Conversation" (2x09) from 0:54:27 through 0:55:43.  Fjord attempts to coach Beau in the art of not insulting people while trying to compliment them
  102. See "Steam and Conversation" (2x09) at 0:53:56.
  103. See "Talks Machina #60: 'Midnight Espionage'" (TMx60) at 0:33:54.
  104. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 3:02:04.
  105. See "O Captain, Who's Captain?" (2x36) at 1:11:37.
  106. See "The Stowaway" (2x45) at 1:01:37.
  107. See "The Second Seal" (2x47) from 2:53:44 through 2:55:42.
  108. See "Home is Where the Heart Is" (2x92) from 1:33:41 through 1:40:40.
  109. See "With Great Power..." (2x94) from 1:49:00 through 1:51:32.
  110. See "Talks Machina #99: 'The Endless Burrows'" (TMx99) at 1:06:57.
  111. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 2:52:23.
  112. See "Beneath Bazzoxan" (2x66) from 2:46:57 through 2:48:43.
  113. See "Refjorged" (2x76) at 4:55:17.
  114. See "Ghosts, Dinosaurs, and Stuff" (2x102) from 23:16 through 23:47.
  115. See "The Chase Begins" (2x112) from 3:13:30 through 3:17:27.
  116. See "Talks Machina #51: 'The Midnight Chase'" (TMx51).  Travis notes that Caleb's type of magic is very interesting to Fjord, whose magic isn't based on learning
  117. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) from 1:01:31 through 1:01:54.  Fjord notes that he is allergic to Frumpkin
  118. See "Disparate Pieces" (2x04) at 3:39:13.
  119. See "Midnight Espionage" (2x12) at 3:47:39.
  120. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 3:01:47.
  121. See "A Hole In the Plan" (2x42) at 3:41:51.
  122. See "The Diver's Grave" (2x44) from 3:45:26 through 3:48:55.
  123. See "In Love and War" (2x57) from 3:28:45 through 3:30:00.
  124. See "Domestic Respite" (2x62) at 1:57:12.
  125. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) at 3:30:56.
  126. See "Dark Waters" (2x98) from 2:35:06 through 2:44:04.
  127. See "Zemnian Nights" (2x11) at 3:06:38.
  128. See "The Endless Burrows" (2x50) at 1:37:00.
  129. See "Xhorhas" (2x51) at 3:31:18.  Fjord waits until Nott has already ran across the running water of a river before casting Control Water to part the water.
  130. See "Talks Machina #95: Discussing Campaign 2 So Far" (TMx95) from 30:58 through 31:10.
  131. See "The Diver's Grave" (2x44) from 26:28 through 26:53.
  132. See "Have Bird, Will Travel" (2x23) at 1:52:20.
  133. See "The Open Road" (2x05) from 0:51:59 through 0:54:20.
  134. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 0:48:42.
  135. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 0:55:44.
  136. See "The Open Road" (2x05) from 1:01:56 through 1:04:07.
  137. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) at 2:03:03.  Fjord deep throats a sword, his patron approvingly says "good," and Fjord's pact weapon becomes his falchion, but with the properties of the weapon he had made into his pact weapon.
  138. See "Dangerous Liaisons" (2x37) at 2:33:46.
  139. See "Chases and Trees" (2x65) at 3:04:23.  Fjord meets the Wildmother.
  140. See "Cornered" (2x53) from 0:13:40 through 0:15:55.  Fjord's dream.
  141. See "Agreements" (2x61) at 1:38:50.
  142. See "Agreements" (2x61) at 2:58:19.
  143. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) at 2:21:58.  Fjord lies about grinding his teeth to cover up dried blood in his mouth after having a dream where he swallowed a sword
  144. See "Dangerous Liaisons" (2x37) from 2:48:57 through 2:51:19.  Fjord first denies having a strange dream, then said he had a dream about being in a fight
  145. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 0:55:44.
  146. See "Cornered" (2x53) at 15:51.
  147. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) at 2:04:56.
  148. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) at 3:04:15.
  149. See "Agreements" (2x61) at 1:37:20.
  150. See "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21) at 3:51:37.
  151. See "Family Gathering" (2x71) at 3:06:00.
  152. See "Chases and Trees" (2x65) from 3:03:36 through 3:06:58.
  153. See "Refjorged" (2x76) at 4:26:55.
  154. See "The Chase Begins" (2x112) at 3:15:00.
  155. See "Dangerous Liaisons" (2x37) at 2:33:57.
  156. See "Dubious Pursuits" (2x40) at 0:41:58.
  157. See "Lost Treasures" (2x22) from 3:16:30 through 3:20:00.  Fjord describes his relationship with Vandran
  158. See "The Diver's Grave" (2x44) at 35:55.
  159. See "Dangerous Liaisons" (2x37) at 2:33:37.
  160. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) at 2:46:42.
  161. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) from 3:25:14 through 3:26:01.
  162. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 1:02:20.
  163. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 3:03:43.
  164. See "Commerce & Chaos" (2x31) from 2:49:14 through 2:51:35.
  165. See "Encroaching Waters" (2x34) from 40:26 through 43:20.
  166. See "Devoutness and Dicks" (2x107) at 1:03:40.
  167. See "Commerce & Chaos" (2x31) at 2:43:26.
  168. See "The Second Seal" (2x47) at 2:59:19.
  169. See "The Second Seal" (2x47) at 3:21:44.
  170. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 2:51:11.
  171. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) at 3:30:07.
  172. See "Dubious Pursuits" (2x40) at 43:56.
  173. See "The Second Seal" (2x47) at 1:58:41.
  174. See "The Second Seal" (2x47) from 2:58:21 through 3:04:33.
  175. See "The Second Seal" (2x47) at 3:02:15.
  176. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) at 3:11:15.
  177. See "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) at 0:58:31.
  178. See "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) at 0:59:59.
  179. See "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) at 1:12:33.
  180. See "The Ruined Sliver" (2x104) at 57:58.
  181. See "The Chase Begins" (2x112) at 4:13:25.  A deep scion releases the cloven crystal from the Vault of Amber.
  182. See "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113) at 3:17:41.  Fjord retrieves the orb after defeating Avantika.
  183. See "Refjorged" (2x76) at 4:58:25.
  184. See "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 1:21:40.
  185. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 0:32:31.  Fjord describes his armor as cobbled together from different sources
  186. See "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) at 3:26:18.  Fjord notes that his armor has no pockets
  187. See "Zemnian Nights" (2x11) at 0:36:38.  Translocating the enchantment from Fjord's Mariner's armor to his Piecemeal leather armor
  188. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 2:33:44.
  189. See "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) at 0:35:50.
  190. See "Waste and Webs" (2x10) from 3:28:29 through 3:31:26.
  191. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) from 3:30:58 through 3:32:00.
  192. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) from 3:32:01 through 3:32:23.
  193. See "Labenda Awaits" (2x20) at 1:06:05.  Fjord adds bark from a lightning-struck tree to his component pouch
  194. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) from 1:07:52 through 1:09:10.
  195. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) from 3:32:01 through 3:32:23.
  196. See "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) at 1:23:32.
  197. See "Lost Treasures" (2x22) at 3:28:25.
  198. See "Frigid Propositions" (2x109) at 1:14:00.  Fjord goes back to Deezma to buy the ring.
  199. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 2:24:25.  Fjord makes Thuron's longsword his pact weapon
  200. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) from 2:03:20 through 2:05:10.
  201. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 3:59:14.
  202. Matt Mercer noted the retcon on twitter.
  203. See "Dubious Pursuits" (2x40) at 2:41:01.
  204. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 0:52:33.  Caleb casts Detect Magic but does not detect Fjord's falchion
  205. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 2:55:40.  Fjord uses his Hexblade's Curse
  206. See "The Open Road" (2x05) from 0:58:42 through 1:04:07.  Fjord notices the falchion is gone, explains his history with it, and summons/banishes it
  207. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) from 2:03:20 through 2:05:10.
  208. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 1:10:25.
  209. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) at 3:11:15.  Fjord throws the Falchion into the volcano.
  210. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) from 3:32:10 through 3:32:23.
  211. See "The Second Seal" (2x47) at 1:58:55.
  212. See "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) at 0:59:59.
  213. See "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113) at 3:17:37.
  214. See "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113) at 3:34:23.
  215. See "The Tortoise and The Dare" (2x117) at 1:56:05.
  216. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 0:45:45.  Fjord takes the Bag of Holding.
  217. See "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123) at 3:18:26.
  218. See "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113) at 3:18:07.
  219. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) from 0:59:01 through 0:59:18.
  220. See "Talks Machina #62: 'Fleeting Memories'" (TMx62) from 56:19 through 56:47.  Travis explains that he took War Caster at the advice of the internet.
  221. See "Waste and Webs" (2x10) at 2:16:03.  Fjord remains conscious after damage would reduce him to 0 hit points by using his Relentless Endurance
  222. See "Chases and Trees" (2x65) from 1:07:43 through Fjord uses Savage Attack to deal extra damage on a critical hit.
  223. See "A Tangled Web" (2x77) at 0:41:27.  Fjord uses Divine Sense.
  224. See "The Ruined Sliver" (2x104) at 2:43:50.  Fjord uses Divine Smite.
  225. See "Ghosts, Dinosaurs, and Stuff" (2x102) at 0:50:03.  Travis mentions he can reroll 1s on his weapon dice, which is consistent with Great Weapon Fighting.
  226. See "The Beat of the Permaheart" (2x82) at 1:11:48.  Fjord uses Lay on Hands.
  227. See from 2x102 through 1:06:13.  Fjord uses Lay on Hands to cure Jester of her disease.
  228. Matt confirmed the Oath is a homebrew put together based on the themes Travis wanted to incorporate.
  229. 229.0 229.1 229.2 229.3 DDB.png Paladin Oath of the Open Sea on D&D Beyond
  230. See "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113) at 19:08.  Fjord uses his Channel Divinity to create a thick fog cloud, consistent with Marine Layer.
  231. See "Fetching Fables & Frosty Friends" (2x115) at 2:45:30.  Fjord uses his Channel Divinity for Fury of the Tides.
  232. See "The Chase Begins" (2x112) at 3:43:05.
  233. See "Maritime Mysteries" (2x103) at 3:19:23.  Fjord casts Command.
  234. See "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) at 0:23:18.  Fjord casts Cure Wounds.
  235. See "Under Timeless Ice" (2x116) at 3:55:33.  Fjord mentions that he has Heroism.
  236. See "A Heart Grown Cold" (2x113) at 2:01:54.  Fjord casts Searing Smite.
  237. See "The Neverending Day" (2x125) at 0:30:45.  Cast on Caleb.)
  238. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 3:27:20.  Fjord adds his Charisma modifier to the damage of Eldritch Blast, consistent with the Agonizing Blast invocation
  239. See "Talks Machina #89: 'Dubious Pursuits'" (TMx89) at 0:21:00.  Matt names the custom invocation from Uk'otoa "Dank Water Powers."
  240. See "The Second Seal" (2x47) at 2:09:10.  Fjord casts Control Water, consistent with Dank Water Powers.
  241. See "In Hot Water" (2x43) at 3:09:04.  Fjord casts Water Breathing, consistent with Gift of the Depths.
  242. See "A Show of Scrutiny" (2x02) at 1:32:27.  Fjord uses Mask of Many Faces to cast Disguise Self
  243. See "Beneath Bazzoxan" (2x66) at 0:29:20.  Fjord uses Relentless Hex to teleport.
  244. See "The Gentleman's Path" (2x19) at 2:55:59.  Matt notes that Fjord took an invocation to attack more than once with the attack action, consistent with Thirsting Blade
  245. See "Encroaching Waters" (2x34) at 3:56:18.  Fjord uses Accursed Specter to create a specter from a humanoid he killed.
  246. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 3:13:23.  Fjord casts Wrathful Smite
  247. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 2:55:40.  Fjord uses his Hexblade's Curse
  248. See D&D: Xanathar's Guide to Everything, 5th ed., pp. 55–56, available online at D&D Beyond.
  249. See "The Open Road" (2x05) from 1:00:48 through 1:03:00.  Fjord summons his pact weapon for the first time
  250. See D&D: Player's Handbook, 5th ed., pp. 107–108, available online at D&D Beyond.  The Pact of the Blade allows the warlock to create a pact weapon (and choose its form) or perform a special ritual on a magic weapon to transform it into a pact weapon
  251. See "The Open Road" (2x05) from 0:48:04 through 0:54:48.  Fjord meets his patron in a dream
  252. See "The Open Road" (2x05) from 1:00:48 through 1:03:00.  Fjord summons his pact weapon for the first time
  253. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) at 2:05:03.
  254. Matt clarifies that they used a reskinned longsword, making the falchion 1d8/1d10 versatile weapon on Twitter
  255. See "The Folding Halls" (2x80) at 2:57:21.
  256. See "The Folding Halls" (2x80) at 2:36:47.
  257. See "With Great Power..." (2x94) at 1:00:13.  Travis appears to roll a d8 when Fjord is hit once, and the attacker takes 7 radiant damage.
  258. Matt clarifies that the Star Razor's two spells are "once a day" spells granted by the sword and do not include Fjord's Banishing Smite on Twitter
  259. See "Under Timeless Ice" (2x116) at 1:13:22.  Travis describes Dwueth'var flashing as the spell is cast.
  260. See "The Folding Halls" (2x80) at 0:24:21.
  261. See "The Threads Converge" (2x85) at 1:15:14.
  262. See D&D: Player's Handbook, 5th ed., p. 106.
  263. See "The Gentleman's Path" (2x19) at 2:54:47.  Fjord casts Booming Blade
  264. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 0:24:58.  Fjord casts Eldritch Blast
  265. See "The Howling Mines" (2x06) at 1:37:17.  Fjord casts Minor Illusion
  266. See "Bathhouses and Bastions" (2x90) at 2:36:24.  Fjord states he has Friends but has yet to cast it
  267. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 1:27:41.  Fjord casts Armor of Agathys
  268. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) at 2:47:15.  Fjord casts Hex
  269. See "Traveler Con" (2x108) at 2:43:45.  Fjord casts Hex to teleport towards Jester.
  270. See "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21) at 0:53:25.  Fjord casts Witch Bolt
  271. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 3:13:23.  Fjord casts Wrathful Smite
  272. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 1:43:31.  Fjord casts Crown of Madness
  273. See "Lost Treasures" (2x22) at 1:25:08.  Fjord casts Blink
  274. See "Intervention" (2x63) at 2:57:17.  Fjord casts Counterspell
  275. See "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21) at 3:04:38.  Fjord casts Hunger of Hadar
  276. See "Dockside Diplomacy" (2x35) at 2:08:32.  Fjord casts Hypnotic Pattern
  277. See "Welcome to the Jungle" (2x38) at 2:54:17.  Fjord casts Major Image
  278. See "Encroaching Waters" (2x34) at 3:11:53.  Fjord casts Thunder Step
  279. See "Xhorhas" (2x51) at 3:11:16.  Travis mentions that he can cast Charm Monster
  280. See "Perspective" (2x59) at 0:19:32.  Fjord casts Charm Monster.
  281. See "Well Beneath" (2x54) at 2:57:38.  Fjord casts Shadow of Moil.
  282. See "Talks Machina #92: 'In Hot Water'" (TMx92) at 1:13:32.  Travis notes that Fjord had a spell that prevented invisibility in a 60-foot sphere, consistent with the diameter of Sickening Radiance.
  283. See "In Hot Water" (2x43) at 57:27.  Fjord casts Summon Greater Demon
  284. See "The Threads Converge" (2x85) at 1:06:45.  Fjord casts Banishing Smite.
  285. Matt clarified that Banishing Smite is a spell Fjord knows rather than a spell from the Star Razor on Twitter.
  286. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 2:41:19.
  287. See "Dark Waters" (2x98) at 3:08:52.  Fjord casts Far Step.
  288. See "Sarsaparilla, Licorice, and Red Hot" (2x127) at 1:40:33.  Fjord casts Arcane Gate.
  289. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 0:25:42.
  290. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 0:44:07.
  291. See "Midnight Espionage" (2x12) at 3:48:23.
  292. See "Lost Treasures" (2x22) at 0:12:34.
  293. See "The Stowaway" (2x45) at 4:39:44.
  294. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 1:09:59.
  295. See "Dangerous Liaisons" (2x37) at 2:22:01.
  296. See "O Captain, Who's Captain?" (2x36) at 1:09:40.  Fjord's conflicted feelings about having power
  297. See "O Captain, Who's Captain?" (2x36) at 1:10:55.  Beau and Fjord commit to making an effort to avoid violence going forward
  298. See "The Stowaway" (2x45) at 3:08:33.
  299. See "Domestic Respite" (2x62).
  300. See "Refjorged" (2x76) at 4:57:01.
  301. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 1:40:00.
  302. See "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 4:17:03.
  303. See "Lingering Wounds" (2x89) at 0:37:19.
  304. See "Clay and Dust" (2x72) at 3:06:11.
  305. See "Titles and Tattoos" (2x84) at 1:35:34.
  306. See "With Great Power..." (2x94) at 3:36:55.
  307. See "Rumble at Rumblecusp" (2x105) at 1:22:18.
  308. See "A Fog Lifted" (2x106) at 3:12:29.
  309. See "Traveler Con" (2x108) at 1:08:20.
  310. See "Curious Beginnings" (2x01) from 0:35:35 through 0:35:44.
  311. See "Talks Machina #49: 'Curious Beginnings'" (TMx49) at 0:59:43.
  312. See "Talks Machina #51: 'The Midnight Chase'" (TMx51) at 48:02.  Travis calls Fjord "Texblade."
  313. See "Talks Machina #85: 'Dangerous Liasons'" (TMx85).  Travis wears a shirt that says "TEXBLADES MOUNT UP."
  314. See "Talks Machina #49: 'Curious Beginnings'" (TMx49).
  315. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 0:48:55.
  316. See "The Gates of Zadash" (2x08) at 1:13:35.
  317. See "Talks Machina #67: 'The Gentleman's Path'" (TMx67).
  318. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 2:13:54.
  319. See "Talks Machina #70: 'Lost Treasures'" (TMx70).
  320. See "Encroaching Waters" (2x34) at 3:56:18.
  321. See "In Hot Water" (2x43) at 57:27.  Fjord summons a barlgura
  322. See "With Great Power..." (2x94) at 3:10:27.

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  3. Official 2018 portrait of Fjord (debut), by Ari (source).  Used with permission.
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  5. 2019 Official full body portrait of Fjord, by Ari (source).  Used with permission.
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  10. Fan art of Fjord threatening Caleb, by Hugo Cardenas (source).  Used with permission.
  11. Fan art of Fjord's Dream, by Heather Hood (source).  Used with permission.
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  14. Fan art of Fjord and Caleb[85], by Jas (source).  Used with permission.
  15. Fan art of Fjord vs Uk'otoa, by Shae Marie Illustration (source).  Used with permission.
  16. Fan art of Fjord's oath, by @ambikyu (source).  Used with permission.
  17. Fan art of Fjord's symbol of Melora, by Doug Myers (source).  Used with permission.
  18. Fan art of Fjord and Jester, by @ambikyu (source).  Used with permission.
  19. Fan art of Fjord's symbol of the Wildmother, by Ekaterina Victoria (source).  Used with permission.
  20. Fan art of Fjord using the Armor of Agathys, by Tyrone Andersen (source).  Used with permission.
  21. Concept art for Fjord's 2019 portrait, by Ari (source).  Used with permission.
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