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Greyskull Keep was the home of Vox Machina. It is located in the Republic of Tal'Dorei, just outside the slums of Emon on the southern side.[1]

After first saving the city of Emon, Sovereign Uriel Tal'Dorei II and the Council of Tal'Dorei rewarded them with the construction of Greyskull. It took six months to build. Following the Whitestone Rebellion, Sovereign Uriel agreed to make Greyskull Keep the Whitestone Embassy in Emon. During the Chroma Crisis, Vox Machina abandoned the keep and relocated to Whitestone Castle.

Description

Greyskull Keep is on top of a grassy hill surrounded by a river to the south of the city. A massive gate blocks the entrance to the courtyard of the keep, usually guarded by at least one person at all times. An iron bell is situated at the top of the keep to alert everyone inside of new arrivals.[2]

Basement

Fan art of the basement level of Greyskull Keep, by Son of Joxer.[art 1]

The basement of Greyskull Keep features a small holding cell for storing prisoners, as well as Percival de Rolo's workshop. Percy's workshop includes several workbenches and a forge.

Ground level

Fan art of the ground level of Greyskull Keep, by Son of Joxer.[art 2]

Temple to Sarenrae

A temple to Sarenrae is located near the bottom of the keep. The roof is about two stories in height, with an opening at the top to allow light to shine on the altar at the end of the room. On the two walls that lead up to the shrine on either side are windows ordained with colored glass. There are trees and bushes in pots along the sides, and wooden benches set up in rows facing the altar.[3]

Dining room

A communal dining area that consists of four large round wooden tables.

Upper level

Fan art of the upper level of Greyskull Keep, by Son of Joxer.[art 3]

Sleeping quarters

Section of the keep where the rooms of the various members of Vox Machina and their staff reside.

  • Tiberius's room: Tiberius once mentioned that he had a dirt bath with various minerals from the earth to clean his scales. It is unknown if Vox Machina has done anything to his room after his departure.

Treasury

Room where a large part of Vox Machina's finances are kept.

Notable people

Prior to completion, Vox Machina hired staff to take care of the place. They also hired guards, using Grog's idea of having each guard pull a straw and fight to the death to determine who was strong enough to defend the keep. Guards (aside from the captain) were generally paid 100gp per month, while servants were paid 50.[4]

Guards

Servants

Former staff

  • Jarett Howarth:[6] Former captain of the guard. Now works in Whitestone.
  • Cordell:[6] Deceased. Male half-orc guard; wore scaled armor and wielded a two-handed sword; part of the night shift.
  • Natibe Kurios:[7] Presumed dead. Guard. Male elf rogue; master of spying and infiltration.[7]

Maps

History

Critical Role

Pike Trickfoot summoned a planetar of Sarenrae to repair the damage to Greyskull Keep following the attack of the Chroma Conclave.[8]

The Legend of Vox Machina

Screenshot of Vox Machina's keep from "The Feast of Realms" (LVM1x03).[art 5]

After defeating the blue dragon Brimscythe, Vox Machina was rewarded with a title deed and key to an unnamed keep where they could live and be kept on retainer in case other threats to Emon should arise.[9] The keep was somewhat derelict, overgrown with vines and crumbling in some places, and had no staff.[10] Scanlan mentioned selling it but was met with disapproving looks from Sovereign Uriel, Kima, and Allura.

The next day, Lady Allura visited the party at breakfast and informed them about a feast to be hosted by Uriel to discuss matters. After the altercation with the Briarwoods at the feast, the party was sent to the keep and told to remain under house arrest supervised by Jarett Howarth. There, they were attacked by wraiths.[11]

Trivia

Castle Grayskull, on which Greyskull Keep was modeled.

  • Greyskull keep was named by the cast after Castle Grayskull from the TV show and comics Masters of the Universe. A fan sent the cast a model of Castle Greyskull to be used as Greyskull Keep,[12] though the model was not used on the game board.
    • The keep as it appears in The Legend of Vox Machina as so far been unnamed, likely due to copyright concerns.

References

  1. Matthew Mercer clarified Greyskull Keep's location in relation to Emon's boundaries on Twitter.
  2. See "Escape from the Underdark" (1x13) at 2:33:10.
  3. See "Escape from the Underdark" (1x13) at 2:56:28.
  4. See "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 0:28:58.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Matthew Mercer spelled the name "Kendrick Yeates" in his notes, which were shown in the ninth episode of GM Tips with Matt Mercer, entitled "Behind the Screen" (source).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Matthew Mercer provided some information on Greyskull Keep's guards and servants on Twitter.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Matthew Mercer spelled the name "Natibe Kurios" with a brief description in his notes, which were shown in the ninth episode of GM Tips with Matt Mercer, entitled "Behind the Screen" (source).
  8. See "Desperate Measures" (1x40) at 1:25:29.
  9. See "The Terror of Tal'Dorei - Part 2" (LVM1x02).
  10. See "The Feast of Realms" (LVM1x03).
  11. See "Shadows at the Gates" (LVM1x04).
  12. See "The Trick about Falling" (1x05) at 0:01:11.

Art:

  1. Fan art of the basement level of Greyskull Keep, by Son of Joxer (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of the ground level of Greyskull Keep, by Son of Joxer (source). Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of the upper level of Greyskull Keep, by Son of Joxer (source). Used with permission.
  4. Official map of Floor layouts of Greyskull Keep, by Matthew Mercer from 'Twitter. This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  5. Screenshot of Vox Machina's keep from "The Feast of Realms" (LVM1x03). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
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