Fort Daxio, highlighted, on a map showing its location relative to other major features of western Tal'Dorei. At the northern end of the Othendin Pass, the fortress shields the approach to the Bladeshimmer Shoreline, including Emon, from opportunistic attacks by clans of giants in the Cliffkeep Mountains, including the hill giant-infested Pools of Wittebak to the northeast.

Fort Daxio is located on the western side of the Cliffkeep Mountains, north of Emon and Kraghammer.

Fort Daxio is a massive stronghold, with a series of military structures, under the rule of the Tal'Dorei Council.

Following the Scattered War the fortress was constructed to guard against the opportunistic assaults of the giant clans from the Cliffkeep Mountains, and as a hidden reserve of military might against Errevon during the Icelost Years.[1]

The fort can hold around 4,400 standing soldiers and 500 civilians. They are responsible for the upkeep of Fort Daxio and supplying the needs of the army.

Fort Daxio had four regiments: the Dusk Regiment, the Gale Regiment, the Aegis Regiment, and the Tide Regiment. Each regiment is led by their own assigned general, all answering directly to Warmaster Mikael Daxio. It’s not uncommon for regiments to be sent out across the land to aid and defend other territories or allies to the Council.

Regiments

Dusk Regiment: Fanart Concept

Dusk Regiment.png Dusk Regiment

This regiment was lead by the unusually cheery commander, General Fei Yujian.[1]

Gale Regiment: Fanart Concept

Gale Regiment

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This regiment was overseen by the calm, tactical commander, General Jillian Sylph.[1]

Aegis Regiment: Fanart Concept

Aegis Regiment

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This regiment was lead by the dour General Elle Gorgofon.[1][2]

Their shields are large, heavy tower shields, with a goldish, circular symbol on the front that has an inlay that's almost like a polished mirror. That looks like, a big old oval mirror as part of the center shield itself.[3]

Tide Regiment: Fanart Concept

Tide Regiment

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This regiment was lead by the spell-slinging commander, General Kay Clearsight.[1]

History

"Path of Brass" (1x74)

"Clash at Daxio" (1x77)

"The Siege of Emon" (1x78)

General Gorgofon fought alongside her soldiers as Fort Daxio was under siege by Thordak's forces. After the battle ended, she thanked Vox Machina for their assistance. She then went to help her soldiers gather the bodies of the dead.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 62.
  2. See "Path of Brass" (1x74) at 33:01.
  3. See "Path of Brass" (1x74) at 31:00.
  4. See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) from 3:08:08 through 3:09:14.

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