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K'ryyn (pronounced "ka-reen") is a female drow bounty hunter. As an NPC, she is played by Matthew Mercer.



Viktor Engholm - Kryyn

Fan art of K'ryyn, by Viktor Engholm.[art 2]

K'ryyn is a woman with ink-blue skin, long white hair tied up in a topknot-style ponytail, pale silver eyes, and pointed ears. She wears dark burgundy leather armor with a green cloak.[3]


K'ryyn is hard to read, both by nature and by profession.

As a drow, she is physically uncomfortable under direct sunlight. This is part of the reason that she operates in Wildemount: the region is usually overcast.

She doesn't care about what other people know or think about her. She fulfills the contract, and then she leaves.[citation needed]

She is apparently an expert in all types of weapons. Vex even complimented K'ryyn on the quality of the drow's arrows, and K'ryyn was able to recognize the owlbear feathers used for Vex's arrows.[4]

Vox Machina described her as "cool".[5]



K'ryyn was born in Xhorhas.[6] At some point in her adult life she became a bounty hunter, accepting different jobs accross the continent.

"Taryon, My Wayward Son" (1x97)[]

K'ryyn was hired by Howaardt Darrington to abduct Taryon Darrington and bring him back to the Darrington Estate unharmed. It took her two months before she succeeded in locating Tary and abducting him. She was already on the outskirts of Deastok when Vox Machina was finally able to locate and intercept her.

She was defeated and taken captive by Vox Machina, who managed to intercept her in Wildemount before she had reached the estate. Rather than kill her, Vox Machina decided to allow her to finish her assignment in order for K'ryyn to maintain her reputation, especially after Pike pointed out how talented she is at finding people.

After letting her go, Vox Machina considered paying K'ryyn to find a certain individual: a gnome bard named Scanlan Shorthalt. However, the group never reached a consensus on the matter.

"The Mines of the Many" (1x98)[]

After announcing his plans to create the "Darrington Brigade" (a band of Wildemount adventurers, similar to Vox Machina), Tary announced his intention to hire K'ryyn as the group's first official member.

"The Chapter Closes" (1x115)[]

Although it wasn't read aloud in the episode, Taryon's letter revealed that K'ryyn had found a place as a member of the Darrington Brigade alongside Taryon Darrington, Doty 3.0, Lionel Gayheart and Lawrence. According to Tary, during that period of time K'ryyn tended to eat Lionel's ducks.[7]

"The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (Sx49)[]

By 826 PD (roughly 14 years after the Darrington Brigade was founded), K'ryyn is no longer part of the Brigade. Many adventurers had joined and left due to ongoing disagreements with the Brigade's "not-for-profit" business model.[8] This left Tary, Lionel, Mariya Darrington, and Lawrence as the only members of the Darrington Brigade remaining from its early days.


Character Information[]


Notable Items[]

  • Arrows (crafted herself)
  • Two daggers
  • Shortbow

Appearances and mentions[]



  • While it was never confirmed during Campaign One, K'ryyn was Xhorhasian,[9] and her name is likely a reference to the Kryn Dynasty, although it is unknown if the rogue was associated with them.
    • She is the first known Xhorhasian character to appear in any campaign.
  • The character of K'ryyn was created as a collaboration between Matthew Mercer and the Critter community during "Fireside Q&A with Matthew Mercer" (Sx17). Matt took suggestions from the chat room for various traits then created a poll for the fans to vote on. Here are the results, with links to the polls:
  • During the creation of K'ryyn, after "baker" was chosen as the occupation the chat room attempted to name the character "Troy" as a reference to Troy Baker, a friend of the cast and fellow voice actor.
  • Right before the break in "Taryon, My Wayward Son" (1x97) Taliesin referred to K'ryyn as a "elfy Boba Fett". Ever since, "Boba Fett" has become a favorite nickname for K'ryyn by both cast and Critters alike.



  1. Fan art of K'ryyn, by Joma Cueto (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of K'ryyn, by Viktor Engholm (source). Used with permission.