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House Lumas Crest

Fan art of the Lumas crest, by Micaerys.[art 1]

House Lumas is a Mahaan family of the Oderan Wilds living in the Lucent Spire of Jrusar.[1] Their crest, as it appears in Ela Lumas' pin, is of an arced bow strung with four-pointed stars, with a smaller crescent moon matching the arc of the bow into the back of it.[2]

In 843 PD, Ela Lumas was the family's Ginang, its matriarch.[3] Her sons, twins Balan and Zeyar Lumas, who employed Oshad Breshio as a bodyguard for many years, were known for their curious nature and their scientific and geological interests.[4] The family was attacked weeks before the events of "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01), killing the twins and severely injuring Breshio.[5][6]

Known members[]

Lumas twins - C3 intro

the Lumas twins in the red storm, by Kamille Areopagita and Kevin Areopagita from "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76).[art 2]

  • Ginang Ela Lumas, matriarch[3]
    • Balan and Zeyar, her twin children, deceased.[4] They were researchers at the Starlight Conservatory and kept out of politics.[7] Their fields of study were planar contact, celestial bodies and stars, and the crystal fauna growing deep in the Heartmoor.[8] They had developed a friendly relationship with Roe Estani of Heartmoor Hamlet over their shared academic interests.[9] They had also, as of the time of their deaths, recently joined the Grim Verity and Estani surmised that this may have been the reason why they were targeted.[10]
    • Possibly other children or younger relatives.[11]


  • The family name seems to derive from luma, which means "old", "ancient" or "antiquated" in Tagalog.[12]
  • Matt confirmed that "Ginang" (Ela's title) is from the Tagalog word.[13] Ginang is a polite form of address for a married woman, like "Mrs.", and can refer to a woman of an age and dignity that affords respect.[14]


  1. See "Growing Bonds and Teasing Threads" (3x06) at 2:09:36.
  2. See "Make It Fashion" (3x12) at 2:39:47.
  3. 3.0 3.1 See "Chasing Nightmares" (3x11) at 3:36:29.
  4. 4.0 4.1 See "Growing Bonds and Teasing Threads" (3x06) at 2:43:02.
  5. See "On the Trail of a Killer" (3x04) from 3:03:06 through 3:05:33.
  6. See "Growing Bonds and Teasing Threads" (3x06) at 2:40:19.
  7. See "Chasing Nightmares" (3x11) at 3:36:47.
  8. See "Chasing Nightmares" (3x11) at 4:13:28.
  9. See "Omens Above" (3x19) at 22:37.
  10. See "Fight at the Museum..." (3x21) at 3:19:44.
  11. See "Chasing Nightmares" (3x11) at 3:37:16Ariks Eshteross said that Ela "did just lose some children". The fact that he refers to the deaths of Balan and Zeyar as losing some children and not her children suggests that either Ela has more children of her own or that she has other younger relatives under her care as Ginang of House Lumas.
  12. See "luma" at Tagalog-Dictionary.
  13. Twitter logo Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) on Twitter: "It is indeed!" (2021-02-06) — in reply to @morbington: ""Ginang Ela Lumas" Is that a Tagalog word I hear in there @matthewmercer?? 🥰"
  14. See "ginang" at Tagalog-Dictionary and at Wiktionary.


  1. Fan art of the Lumas crest, by Micaerys. Work contributed to the Critical Role Wiki by the artist.
  2. the Lumas twins in the red storm, by Kamille Areopagita and Kevin Areopagita from "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76). Used with permission.