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Keg is a dwarven fighter from Shadycreek Run.[4] She was formerly a member of the Iron Shepherds.[5] Keg is played by special guest Ashly Burch.



Keg is a stout, muscular dwarven woman with a 5 o'clock shadow and short, greasy hair.[6] The lack of a beard is notable and suggestive of her having a reason to shave it.[7]

When she first encountered the Mighty Nein, Keg was seen with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth. She wears extremely battered, bloodied, rusted armor. She wields a large axe in one hand and a hammer in the other.[8]


Full body portrait of Keg, by Ari.[art 2]


Keg presents a very cocksure, headstrong, and proud facade, but is an admitted coward and carries guilt over her shady past. She has a strong sense of self-preservation.[9]



Keg was born and raised in Shadycreek Run.[10] At some point, she married another woman, but the other woman called it off after one hour.[11]

Keg was a member of the Iron Shepherds for long enough to know Dwelma, Wohn, Protto, Lorenzo, and Ruzza, though she didn't fully understand Lorenzo[12] or Ruzza's[13] capabilities.

"Found & Lost" (2x26)[]

Keg came upon Beauregard, Nott, Mollymauk Tealeaf, and Caleb Widogast while they were looking for Fjord, Jester Lavorre, and Yasha Nydoorin. Keg immediately pulled out her weapons and assumed the group intended to fight her. Keg was unnerved by Beau shouting at her, Nott's mask, and the sudden appearance of Frumpkin in falcon form. The only member of the group she liked at first was Molly.[14]

Keg - shalizeh7

Fan art of Keg, by shalizeh7.[art 3]

Keg told the group their friends were taken by slavers from Shadycreek Run called the Iron Shepherds. The party and Keg reached a deal: she will help them rescue their friends in exchange for their help killing every member of the Shepherds.

The group continued traveling towards Shadycreek Run, defeating a group of ankhegs by an abandoned house on the outskirts of the Crispvale Thicket. When they found the Guiatao Clan, Keg looked at the medallion hanging off her battleaxe and said "Goddamn it" before approaching their campsite. She was suspicious that Jumnda did not want anything in return for a night's shelter.

After the next day of travel, Keg took first watch with Nott. Keg became irritated that Nott asked her several personal questions. Keg apologized and said she realized Nott was just trying to be nice. Nott responded that she wanted to get information that could lead to the weaknesses of the Iron Shepherds. Keg vaguely answered that she knew them well but denied having been one of them. After a little more encouragement, Keg admitted that her friend was enslaved by the Shepherds.[15] Under the influence of Caleb's Suggestion spell the next day, Keg admitted she lied. She did used to work with the Iron Shepherds. She told the party the names and what she knew of the abilities of the Iron Shepherds.[16]

The party set up an ambush to attack the Iron Shepherds. When Keg saw Lorenzo she ran away from him and put part of a hill and a cart between herself and the battle. Keg was taken by surprise when Lorenzo could cast spells. After Lorenzo killed Molly, Keg asked him to make her the next "lesson" instead of Beau and asked if he would let the others go. Lorenzo said he would then ordered his allies to stand down. Lorenzo told the party to tell everyone what a mistake it is to turn against the Iron Shepherds. After pushing Keg to her knees and raising his glaive, he whispered to her that killing her now would be too quick. He wants her to live with the memory of what she has done.[17] Lorenzo kicked Keg into the dirt and told the rest of the party he would kill them if he ever saw them again.

"Converging Fury" (2x27)[]

After witnessing Molly's death, Beau came up and slapped Keg, saying that she had lied to them about the Iron Shepherds. Keg apologized, saying that she hadn't known their combative skill sets. Keg and the others eventually met the firbolg druid, Nila. Keg escorted the group to an inn owned by the Mardoon family in Shady Creek Run and helped plot their next actions on how to infiltrate the Sour Nest.

"Within the Nest" (2x28)[]


Keg in Crit Recap Animated

Keg went to the Blooming Grove with Beau, Caleb, Nila, and Nott to recruit Caduceus Clay. Keg was skeptical that adding only Caduceus to the group would be enough to defeat the Iron Shepherds, but went along with the group consensus that hiring mercenaries from Shadycreek Run was too risky. The group moved through the Savalirwood to the Sour Nest (the Iron Shepherds' headquarters).

Keg teamed up with Nott and Caduceus to stealthily kill a guard on the outside wall of the Sour Nest. The group moved quietly inside the fortress. Keg got the final blow on Phil and a critical hit on Wohn before Caleb finished her off. Moving into the basement, the party found Nila's mate and son locked in a cage. Nila freed them and left to take them home. The rest of the party prepared to continue further into the basement to find their captured friends.

"The Stalking Nightmare" (2x29)[]

The group engaged in a fierce battle against Lorenzo and the Iron Shepherds in the basement of the Sour Nest where Fjord, Jester, and Yasha were being held. Keg took part in the battle that eventually killed Lorenzo and freed the captives.

"The Journey Home" (2x30)[]

Caduceus and Keg left Beau, Caleb, and Nott alone to talk with Fjord, Jester, and Yasha. After the party finished looting the Sour Nest, Beau and Keg went off on their own and slept together. The next morning, she tried to sneak out. Beau half woke up and heard her but pretended to still be asleep. Keg left goodbye letters for Beau and Nott. She enclosed the medallion of a multi-pointed star that used to hang from her battleaxe in her letter to Nott.

Oh, it's a note! For me! It's really badly written. It's like Frankenstein wrote a letter. Should I read it to you guys? It says:
'Not, sory for going bifore you woke up. Bad at goodbys. Never really had friends bifore. Yuto was my only frend friend, but now you and I are frend friends. This medalon medalion medallon this thing was from Yuto. It will protect you. Thank you for helping me.
P.S. If anyone hurts you, I will kil them.'

Kill is spelled wrong.
Nott reading Keg's note [18]

Beau's letter was addressed "For Beau", with her name spelled wrong. Everything in the letter was crossed out except for the word "Thanks".[19]



Keg was very impressed with Beau's skills, admitting to being aroused by Beau's surgical extraction of acid from a slain monster and her monkey-like acrobatics in the treetops. They hooked up after Lorenzo was slain.

Iron Shepherds[]

Before Keg met the Mighty Nein, she was an active member of the Iron Shepherds, but left due to having issues with their practices. During their initial ambush, Lorenzo, the leader of the Iron Sheperds, recognized Keg and used her fear to his advantage.


Keg was initially very put off by both Nott's appearance[20][21] and antics[22][23] Over the course of their adventures, though, Keg warmed up to Nott.[24] Eventually, Keg came to view Nott as a friend, even saying so in her goodbye letter to Nott.[25]


Keg had a soft spot for Wohn, thinking that she wasn't as bad as the rest of the Iron Shepherds.[26] When the Mighty Nein fought isolated members of the Iron Shepherds on the first floor of the Sour Nest, Keg attacked Wohn and helped Caleb to finish her off.

Character Information[]



Dwarf Abilities[]

  • Darkvision
  • Dwarven Combat Training
  • Dwarven Resilience
  • Stonecunning

Fighter Abilities[]

  • Action Surge
  • Extra Attack[29]
  • Fighting Style (Two-Weapon Fighting)[30]
  • Martial Archetype (Champion)
    • Improved Critical
  • Second Wind

Notable Items[]

  • Battleaxe[31] with a medallion hanging off the bottom of it[32]
    • Keg left the medallion for Nott with her goodbye letter.[33]
  • Warhammer[34]
  • Javelins[35]
  • Broken spectacles used for reading
  • Plate armor[36]

Appearances and mentions[]


  • "Keg is aroused."[37][38][39][40]
    • (watching Beau do pull ups) "It goes without saying that Keg is aroused."[41]
    • (seeing Lorenzo covered in oil) "I'm aroused and scared?"[42]
  • "Ah, son of a dick. All right, let's get this over with." (Keg's first words when she notices Molly approaching her and Beau badly hidden watching her) [43]
  • Matt: (describing Nott to Ashly) "You see this tiny figure, hooded, with wrappings, and a creepy porcelain doll face that covers-"
    Ashly: "All right, I pull my hammer back out."[44]
  • "No one there did anything nice. Okay? So just fucking imagine something shitty, and I probably did it, okay? I'm not proud of it! I'm trying to turn over a new leaf, as it were." (about her time in Shadycreek Run) [45]
  • "You know, for the first time in my life, I'm willing to sacrifice booze." (Keg refuses to ride with Nott after seeing her cut out and eat a horse tongue.) [46]
  • Nott: "People are just nice sometimes."
    Keg: "Not in my experience."[47]
  • "I have two hundred pounds of pure muscle. I never get cold."[48]
  • "I grew up in Shadycreek Run. Everyone's favorite pastime there is stabbing people."[49]
  • "My life isn't shit. It's never been. It's kind of the shit about meeting people that are actually kind is that you realize what a fucking nightmare you life's been before."[50]


  • Keg is often "aroused" by Beauregard, particularly when she acts violently.
  • Keg got natural 20s on both rolls for on a stealth check with disadvantage,[51] the first time in Campaign 2 a PC has done this.
  • Marisha and Ashly joked during "The Stalking Nightmare" (2x29) that, like a baby, Keg does not have object permanence, meaning that once something leaves her field of vision, she considers it gone from existence. When Caleb used Calianna's scroll of invisibility during the Mighty Nein's siege on the Sour Nest, Keg was visibly confused and shocked when he vanished.[52]
  • Keg is bisexual.[53]
  • Ashly Burch wrote the prop letters of Keg's goodbye notes that were given to the cast during "The Journey Home" (2x30).[54]
  • Keg is briefly mentioned in the second volume of Mighty Vibes by Beauregard.


  1. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:50:38.
  2. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:58:12.
  3. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:54:25.  Keg's stat card is shown on screen.
  4. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:34:35.
  5. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:58:12.
  6. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:24:56.
  7. The Chronicles of Exandria - The Mighty Nein, p. 136
  8. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:24:56.
  9. See "The Stalking Nightmare" (2x29) at 0:33:36.
  10. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:35:15.
  11. See "Within the Nest" (2x28) at 1:52:16.
  12. See "Converging Fury" (2x27) at 13:59.  Keg did not know that Lorenzo was able to cast spells until she saw him cast Cone of Cold.
  13. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:55:33.  Keg believes Ruzza is be a sorcerer
  14. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:30:52.
  15. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) from 2:33:22 through 2:39:04.  Keg and Nott bond while on watch together.
  16. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) from 2:54:17 through 2:59:28.
  17. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 4:36:51.
  18. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 1:18:32.
  19. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 1:20:30.
  20. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:29:10.  Keg raises her hammer as soon as she sees Nott with her mask on.
  21. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:30:07.  Keg calls Nott "weird creepy doll girl".
  22. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:42:41.  Keg points out to Nott that her "detective work" seems to consist of re-stating something someone else just said.
  23. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 1:36:14.  Keg calls Nott cutting out and eating a horse tongue raw "the most fucked up shit I've ever seen".
  24. See "Within the Nest" (2x28) at 2:31:52.  Keg warns Nott to be careful before she goes to scout ahead then admits that she cares about Nott.
  25. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 1:18:32.  Nott reads Keg's goodbye letter
  26. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:56:40.
  27. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:26:39.
  28. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 1:21:01.  Keg attacks twice- once with her battleaxe and once with her warhammer. Neither are light weapons, indicating Keg has the Dual Wielder feat.
  29. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 1:21:01.  Keg attacks twice- once with her battleaxe and once with her warhammer.
  30. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:26:39.
  31. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:26:39.
  32. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:02:07.
  33. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 1:19:34.
  34. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:26:39.
  35. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 3:11:50.
  36. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:02:43.
  37. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 1:43:03.  Keg is aroused when Beau extracts a sack of acid from an ankheg's body.
  38. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 1:47:09.  Keg is aroused seeing Beau impressively climb and leap between trees.
  39. See "Within the Nest" (2x28) at 1:16:43.  Keg is aroused when Beau catches a crossbow bolt mid-air, pulls another out of her chest, and yells at Nott.
  40. See "Within the Nest" (2x28) at 3:13:57.  Keg is aroused when Beau attacks Wohn with throwing stars.
  41. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:48:29.
  42. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 4:07:42.
  43. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:26:32.
  44. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:29:10.
  45. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 0:37:27.
  46. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 1:36:46.
  47. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:19:17.
  48. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:33:29.
  49. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:35:15.
  50. See "Converging Fury" (2x27) at 25:18.
  51. See "Found & Lost" (2x26) at 2:02:14.
  52. See "The Stalking Nightmare" (2x29) at 0:34:18.
  53. See "The Stalking Nightmare" (2x29) at 1:20:08.
  54. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 1:21:20.


  1. Official portrait of Keg, by Ari (source). Used with permission.
  2. Full body portrait of Keg, by Ari (source). Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of Keg, by shalizeh7 (source). Used with permission.