Karen is a highly-regarded dwarven blacksmith in Emon.  As an NPC, she is played by Matthew Mercer.



Karen is a very sturdy, muscular dwarven woman, with graying hair pulled back into a tight bun. She has a bit of scruff on her chin.[1]



When Vex'ahlia asked Karen to step outside her shop, the blacksmith became wary and mentioned having a few "encounters" in the past.[2]

"Skyward" (1x15)

Vex'ahlia commissioned Karen to create custom armor for Trinket made from the carapace of a bulette.[3]

"The Feast" (1x24)

Tiberius commissioned Karen to create a five-pointed throwing weapon.[4]

"The Path to Whitestone" (1x27)

Scanlan commissioned Karen to create seven chainmail chokers.[5]


Vox Machina

Karen always seems keen to build the odd and eccentric machinations of Vox Machina, as it provides a challenge and they usually provide the materials necessary from their own supplies.


  1. See "Skyward" (1x15) at 0:34:05.
  2. See "Skyward" (1x15) from 0:35:35 through 0:36:27.
  3. See "Skyward" (1x15) from 0:36:28 through 0:41:11.
  4. See "The Feast" (1x24) from 1:28:00 through 1:30:00.
  5. See "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27) at 2:14:25.
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