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I don't know if I’m the leader you deserve, or a good leader, but I’m willing to dedicate the rest of my life to doing whatever I can for all of us. As long as Vox Machina stands by my side.
Keyleth speaking to the Air Ashari[28]

Keyleth (pronounced /ˈkiːlɪθ/) is a half-elf druid member of Vox Machina. She is played by Marisha Ray.

Keyleth was raised in Zephrah as a member of the Air Ashari tribe. When she was a child, her mother Vilya left on a journey to earn the title of headmaster of the tribe, but never came back. After reaching adulthood, Keyleth left her home to attempt the Aramenté herself.

During her adventures with Vox Machina, she became the wielder of a legendary staff, the Spire of Conflux, to fight against the Chroma Conclave. She completed her Aramenté and became the headmaster of the Air Ashari, a position that grants her the title Voice of the Tempest, adding several thousand years to her lifespan.


"A first impression of Keyleth would leave you with little information on the half-elven druid. You might even think that her social awkwardness, due to her sheltered upbringing, is... kind of sweet. Of course, it would be unwise to underestimate her based on first impressions. Under that unintimidating petite frame is a vicious beast waiting to be unleashed, whose natural powers have made even the fiercest of champions pee their pants. Literally.

Born to the air tribe of the Ashari people, Keyleth was raised with a deep love of nature and the elemental magics. It is her people's inherent duty to protect the delicate areas in Tal'Dorei, where the four elemental planes begin to bleed with this realm. Since she was a little girl, she had quite a knack for air manipulation and beast shaping abilities; well, if you consider kittens and flying squirrels to be little beasts, which I do. Anyways, it wasn't long before the headmaster of the tribe, her father, Korrin, realized her true prodigious abilities and she was inveterated to succeed him as the next headmaster. Just like that, her jovial childhood was stripped and replaced with endless spell memorization, teachings from ancient traditions, and exceedingly high expectations.

Every druid leader-to-be must embark on a journey to seek out the sister tribes in order to introduce and establish respect amongst the fellow headmasters. They call this the Aramenté, or Noble Odyssey. When her father felt she was ready, he set her on the path to truly discovering herself. Not knowing when, or if, she will ever return. As she hikes down the mountain towards Stilben, she meditated on the task ahead. Part of the Aramenté is proving yourself a strong warrior, a valiant protector, and a wise and compassionate leader. With this knowledge, one thought plays in repeat in her mind: is she even worthy?"[29]



During Campaign One, Keyleth is a twenty-three-year-old young half-elven woman standing about 6' tall,[30] with fair skin, green eyes[31] and long red hair, which was later cut short.[32] She is depicted with freckles on her nose and cheeks in some official material. She's almost never seen without her signature "antlers", a druidic circlet. She would later wear the Mantle of the Tempest, a long cloak made of dark green leathers that unfurl into autumn-colored leaves.

After joining the Slayer's Take, Keyleth has the brand of the guild on her right arm.[33] In the year that passed between Vex'ahlia's first successful Grey Hunt and the party's vacation to Marquet, Keyleth received tattoos along her chest, shoulders, and back to symbolize the Mantle of the Tempest when she's not wearing it, as a reminder of her position as the Voice of the Tempest.[34]

In 836 PD (at the time of her appearance in Campaign Two), Keyleth's description seemed to match her previous appearance. Because of the druid ability Timeless Body, even though Keyleth is 47 years old at the time, she should appear to be around 25 years old.[35]



Fan art of Keyleth, by Kerri Aitken.[art 3]

Keyleth is shy and very socially inept. This makes it difficult for her to persuade others to help her and her friends out in many situations. However, she also has a strong moral compass,[40] which leads her to question at times some of the rather extreme choices that Vox Machina tends to make. Although she has slowly been overcoming her own social flaws, at times her anger gets the better of her.[41] She has been gaining more confidence in herself, and becoming more pragmatic, without compromising her morals. At times, Keyleth is prone to acting impulsively, which has led to unfavorable outcomes. However, she's also very tenacious and stubborn, refusing to give up even in the bleakest of circumstances and always wanting to go the extra mile to help others. Another thing that defines Keyleth is her tendency to feel guilty. She tends to focus more on her mistakes than her successes.

Whereas many of her people, the Ashari, are worshipers of the nature goddess Melora, following her as a deity and example, Keyleth herself is much less devout.[42] In fact, she has a very strong distrust towards any religious establishment. This is due to several unpleasant experiences in the past where she had witnessed corruption within those of the faith. It is after the attack of the Chroma Conclave, or the Chroma Crisis, begins that she starts to overcome her distrust of the gods, most notably taking an interest in Melora herself.

Despite her peoples' exceedingly high expectations of her, deep down Keyleth never wanted the responsibility she was given. But she felt as if she couldn't escape from it, that she had no control over her future since birth. She yearned to return to the normal life she once had, to be blissful and ignorant again.[43] However, over time, she has learned to accept her responsibilities. After many struggles, she took up the mantle of the Voice of the Tempest and became a leader for her people.[44]


Fan art of Keyleth, by Deborah Hauber.[art 4]

Keyleth also believed for the longest time that she did not deserve happiness. She has a strong fear of death and of losing those close to her. She worries that even if she lives to fulfill her Aramenté, she will still watch those close to her die. This has caused her great pain and for some time made her unable to allow herself to love others, such as Vax'ildan, who would become her first boyfriend.[45] She eventually fought that same fear and confessed her feelings to him.[46] It was also Vax who taught her how to love and take chances.

Keyleth feels attraction towards confident and self-assured people because those are qualities that don't come easy to her.[47] She is still questioning her own sexuality as she not only returned Vax's affections when she confessed her love for him, but she's also had a fascination with his twin sister. As she mentions to Percy during Grog's rematch with Earthbreaker Groon, when Vex thinks of flashing Grog to "inspire" him and Keyleth responds in the affirmative, drawing an odd look from Percy, she says, "I have a thing for twins."[48] But she herself is new at relationships in general and trying to figure things out about herself.[49]

Keyleth is one of the party's main spellcasters. She often uses her Wild Shape abilities to turn into various creatures for battle, scouting, transportation, stealth, and many other purposes. She can control the elements, and at times she uses these abilities to slow down enemies or buy time but is also capable of using said powers to defend herself and others. Keyleth also possesses some knowledge of healing, as she can heal the wounds of her friends and she once managed to bring Grog out of a catatonic state.[50]

Keyleth's alignment is "neutral good",[11] like Percy and, originally, Vex'ahlia.[51]


Before Campaign One[]


Keyleth was born in the Air Ashari village of Zephrah to two other half-elven druids, Korrin and Vilya. Ever since she was a little girl, she had a natural talent for transforming into beasts and for using magic.

At some point during her childhood she found a male baby griffin that got separated from his mom. The half-elf captured the creature and tucked him up under her shirt.[52]

Prior to the start of the campaign, when Keyleth was only five or six years old, Vilya had gone on the Aramenté to succeed Korrin as headmaster, but she never returned. Due to that, Keyleth became next in line.[53] As such, she found herself groomed to become Korrin's successor, having to undergo endless training in the ways of her people, her people having very high expectations of her. Due to her sheltered life and homeschooling, Keyleth never really had any friends growing up.[54]

When she came of age at age 20,[55] Korrin sent Keyleth out into the world to follow in her parents' footsteps, to seek out the sister-tribes of the Ashari, establish respect and communication between the fellow headmasters, and become a strong leader for her people. Early in her journey, she found herself in the swamp town of Stilben where she met members of the group that would—herself included—eventually form the adventuring party that would become Vox Machina.

Vox Machina: Origins[]

Series I

Oh, I'm... no, I'm nobody. I'm... it's not important. I'm Keyleth.
Keyleth introduces herself to the twins

Keyleth ran into Vax'ildan and Vex'ahlia for the first time in the K'tawl Swamp, near Stilben. She healed a wound on Vax's chest and was very friendly towards the twins, but was only met with distrust from them, especially Vex. Keyleth stated that the swamp water might be poisoned, and drank some to find out, much to the dismay of the twins. They parted way shortly after, and Keyleth returned to the town, where she met up with Tiberius and the rest of her group: Stitch, Brul, and Helicax. The party had been hired by The Clasp to find out who was poisoning the peasants they rely on for their prostitution supply and narcotics sales. When Stitch asked for compensation for a job well done but got poisoned, they got 12 hours to get to the bottom of the killings, or else Stitch would die.


Keyleth greets Vex'ahlia and Vax'ildan, by Olivia Samson.[art 5]

Keyleth and Tiberius split off from the rest of their group, and headed for an alchemical laboratory where they ran into Vex and Vax, as well as Scanlan and Grog, who Tiberius had met previously. The pairs didn't trust each other but banded together to fight a common enemy, Iselda. After Iselda retreated into a mirror, Keyleth suggested that they all work together since they ultimately had the same goal, but the pairs all turned her down and went their own separate ways.

Vex'ahlia later called on the help of the others to help her rescue Vax, who had been kidnapped and pulled inside a magic mirror. Keyleth was the only one to accept. She followed Vex to the outskirts of town and was introduced to Trinket. The trio headed for the docks in search of Vax and ran again into the others. They all witnessed an explosion as Vax'ildan jumped out of a hole in the side of a ship, where he was being held captive.

The group decided to work together this time, and boarded the Mockingbird. They fought their way to Iselda as well as the source of the poison that has been plaguing the inhabitants of Stilben. They managed to kill her, stop a strange ritual, and escape through the previously made hole in the side of the ship. Afterward, they all headed to a tavern together.

Series II
When tracking the whereabouts of their friend Grog, the party that would one day become Vox Machina was directed to the Trickfoot household, where they met Pike. Later, the party had to split to find ingredients for a ritual to save Grog from a lich attempting to possess his body. Keyleth went with Pike and Scanlan to the Umbra Hills to find the skull of a nightmare.

While looking for a cult rumored to possess the item, the trio interrogated Percival de Rolo, a prisoner accused of being one of the cultists. He explained to them that he was actually put in jail by the cult, and Keyleth and the others busted him out in exchange for his help. After their mission was complete, Percival decided to tag along with them.

CelebriD&D with Joe Manganiello[]

A paladin of Tiamat, Arkhan, hired a small group of mercenaries, including Keyleth and Percival, to investigate the Vault of Shumas in the Aggrad Mountains of Marquet, where they discovered the Wreath of the Prism.

"The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) & other pre-stream events[]

Keyleth and several other members of Vox Machina fell into a subterranean river system below Emon, where they encountered an aboleth.[56] Keyleth almost died after turning into a shark to fight it in the water, as the aboleth created a slime that tainted the water and pulled the oxygen out of it, causing her to suffocate.

At some point, Keyleth was thrown in jail and the party had to figure out a way to get her out. Scanlan managed to convince the guards that she had pubic lice. She played along by foaming at the mouth and acting insane. Percy acted as her lawyer.[57]


First official portrait of Keyleth, by Kit Buss.[art 6]

Vox Machina was forced to fight the Dread Emperor after they discovered he was abducting children and had abducted Uriel Tal'Dorei's son. While the group was in an alternate plane of existence controlled by the being known as the Dread Emperor, Keyleth was able to stop a fight against a corrupted treant using her ability Dominate Plants (seen here). While fighting the Dread Emperor, one of his defenses was using children chained by their necks to him as living shields to share the damage he took from the group's attacks. When Keyleth attempted to rescue one of the children with her Grasping Vine spell, she got into a tug-of-war fight with the Dread Emperor over the child. The child accidentally died when his neck broke from too much pressure around the collar.[58]

During the six-month period of time where Vox Machina decided to split to pursue their own separate goals, Keyleth traveled to Terrah alone to complete her Earth Ashari trial.[59] However, she experienced great difficulty due to the trauma of the child's death still fresh in her mind.[60][61]

Campaign One: Vox Machina[]

Arc 1: Kraghammer and Vasselheim[]

"Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09)
While the party was journeying through the Underdark, Keyleth mentioned her suspicions about Lady Kima of Vord. Vax argued that she wasn't being fair to her. He then told the druid that he knew about her hardships, that they all have had them, and that they have all made mistakes. Keyleth subsequently broke down in tears, wondering if they were doing the right thing and upset that she killed a lot of people. Vax, along with Percy and Tiberius, went on to mention that despite the situation in which they found themselves, miles underground, they were the only ones that could put a stop to K'Varn's plot and that they would get through their ordeal together.

"Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22)

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Fan art of Keyleth diving into the Elemental Plane of Fire, by LuvianBlue.[art 7]

Vox Machina journeyed to Pyrah so Keyleth could attempt the next step of her Aramenté. They met with Cerkonos, Flamespeaker and headmaster of the Fire Ashari. Cerkonos confirmed that Keyleth's mother, Vilya, came through about ten years ago on her own Aramenté. He invited Keyleth to begin her trial immediately, with no preparation. They proceeded to the Cindergrove, where they found and entered a portal into the Elemental Plane of Fire. Cerkonos told her to "follow the footsteps" to find a "stone spire."

Arriving at the stone obelisk that Cerkonos told them to look for, they found Cerkonos himself and two other druids. The druids transformed into fire elementals to test the party's skills in combat. The party took down two of the druids before a cinder storm interrupted their fight and they were forced to flee the plane. Once back outside the portal, Cerkonos congratulated Keyleth on completing her trial. He gifted her a spark stone in celebration of the deed.

Arc 2: The Briarwoods[]

"Consequences and Cows" (1x26)
Keyleth expressed her concerns to the rest of the group about Percy's brutal behavior while fighting The Broker and his entourage, namely butchering an unconscious old woman, but the group was quick to justify it based on his traumatized state after confronting the Briarwoods. Keyleth also put forth the idea that the group should consider their sense of morality more going forward. She considered leaving the group if this kind of senseless violence continued. The group agreed that they should all be more mindful of their actions.

"Reunions" (1x33)
Vax finally revealed to Keyleth, after almost dying again at the hands of Professor Anders, that he was in love with her and emphasized it with a kiss. Vax's sudden display of affection greatly flustered Keyleth.

"Race to the Ziggurat" (1x34)
Keyleth stayed behind while the rest of the group left the ziggurat and tried shoving some glass into the black orb. As her hand got to a point of no resistance, she felt an immediate, extremely strong suction begin to pull towards her hand, and yanked back with all her might, pulling away successfully.

It was revealed during "Talks Machina: Campaign Wrap-up" (Sx31) that Marisha rolling a nat 20 on her strength save may have saved Keyleth's life at that moment, as the save was very high. If she had failed, she would have gone through the orb, taken a ton of damage, and either died or been thrust out into the Shadowfell on the outskirts of Thar Amphala, completely alone.

"Winter's Crest in Whitestone" (1x36) After freeing Whitestone, Percy and Keyleth had a private talk. She showed him the skull of a raven that she had found in a nearby field, then cleaned and polished for him, explaining that it reminded her of everything that had happened and how Percy nearly gave into the demon inside him. She gave him the skull as a reminder of what Percy or any of them could have become if they gave in to darkness.

Arc 3: The Chroma Conclave[]


Fan art of Keyleth and Vax'ildan spending the night together[62], by Wendy Sullivan Green.[art 8]

"Desperate Measures" (1x40)
Allura told Vox Machina that she and a group of adventurers had sealed Thordak in the Elemental Plane of Fire about 15 years prior, and Keyleth feared that his escape might have put the Fire Ashari in danger. She immediately felt responsible for Thordak's escape, and worried Vox Machina might even be responsible for the attack of the Chroma Conclave, remembering the time Vox Machina killed Brimscythe and were threatened by the dragons through magical stones in his lair, two years before.

With the help of Allura, Keyleth scried on Pyrah and saw the devastation left behind by the red dragon. Everything was burned and destroyed, and she saw no survivors. After exiting the ritual, Keyleth, devastated, declared that her people had failed their cause. Allura tried to encourage her, promising that they would rally who they can and bring the dragons to justice.

"Dangerous Dealings" (1x42)
Keyleth and Vax both voiced their disapproval of an alliance with the Clasp and, as a sign of him severing all ties with the guild, Vax asked Keyleth to burn away the brand on his back. Keyleth complied and did so with her burning hand, leaving in its place a scar of her handprint. Before retiring for the evening, when Vax knocked on her door, Keyleth let him in and they spent the night together.

"Those Who Walk Away" (1x45)
After Vax'ildan offered himself to the Raven Queen to save his sister's life, he told Keyleth he loved her. Keyleth answered that she thought she loved him, too, but was afraid of it because she might lose him. She feared outliving and losing everyone after completing her Aramenté, a feat that would allow her to live for hundreds of years.

The next day, Vox Machina traveled back to Pyrah, and found it almost completely destroyed, with the volcano still erupting. Cerkonos, gravely injured, announced that there were only twenty-five survivors. He believed they brought tragedy on themselves, as the Fire Ashari had agreed to help Allura's party seal Thordak into the Elemental Plane of Fire. Keyleth's father, Korrin, was also there to help, and Keyleth reunited with him for the first time since she began her Aramenté. She apologized for not checking in sooner, saying she was afraid of disappointing him.

"The Family Business" (1x47)
Cerkonos revealed to Keyleth that the tear that allowed Thordak to escape was opened by a young girl named Raishan taken in by the Fire Ashari four years prior. He warned Keyleth to watch out for her, believing she may be someone else than what she led the tribe to believe. Keyleth, filled with resentment, recognized the name: the girl was none other than the green dragon from the Chroma Conclave.

"Hope" (1x56)
After the defeat of Umbrasyl, Vox Machina had a party thrown in their honor in Westruun. Keyleth felt extremely undeserving and began to panic, as she still felt guilty for the dragon's attack in the first place. Noticing Keyleth's unease and anxiety, Kerrek invited her to step outside. He understood that she was bothered by the fact that no matter what she did, she seemed to end up destroying more things than she fixed. He validated her fears and anxieties, but reminded her that things aren't hopeless, and explained that he once felt the same way and turned out okay. Keyleth felt comforted from this talk, and later hugged Kerrek tightly when it was time to say goodbye.

"The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65)

Keyleth:I realized this whole time that I was afraid of losing you to a future that ultimately has not yet been written, which is… stupid.
Vax'ildan: Maybe so.
Keyleth:But you’re ultimately right. We have nothing to lose. I love you, Vax. I have for a long time. And I’m sorry for being me and that it took me this long to say it.
Keyleth and Vax'ildan[63]

Emotionally exhausted after coming back from the ruins of Draconia, where she witnessed the dead body of her friend Tiberius, Keyleth knocked on Vax's door and asked to spend the night with him. She finally admitted that she loved him too, and was ready to pursue a relationship with him. The two half-elves sealed the deal with a high-five before embracing.

"The Chase to Glintshore" (1x67)
Keyleth used Control Weather to command an entire storm to part for the skyship that Vox Machina was using to chase after Anna Ripley.

"Passed Through Fire" (1x69)
Keyleth received a letter from Kerrek, who gave news of Westruun and talked about the hardship of being a leader for his people. Keyleth was happy to hear from her friend, and receive more of his advice.

You have the heart of a gardener, and because of this, you think of consequence, and your current path pains you. I am not wise, and I do not give advice, but I have come to know a few things. Sometimes breaking is making. Even iron can start again, and there are many things that move through fire and find themselves much better for it afterward.
Part of the letter written to Keyleth by Kerrek [64]

"Trust" (1x70)
Raishan revealed that she had been masquerading as Seeker Assum and was aware of their plans to defeat the Conclave, and proposed an alliance with Vox Machina, as she also wished to take down Thordak. Keyleth, enraged, declared that Raishan would not live to see Thordak die and would suffer for what she did.

During Raishan's conversation with Vox Machina, Keyleth frequently interjected with resentful, aggressive remarks and threats towards the green dragon. While most of the party believed it would be better to team up with Raishan in order to defeat Vorugal and Thordak, planning on killing her later, Keyleth was extremely against the idea.
Raishan: Child, your anger is misplaced–
Keyleth, shouting: Call me child one more goddamn time!
Keyleth facing Raishan in Whitestone [65]
Fueled by her need for revenge, she wanted to use this chance to kill her then and there. After careful negotiations, and when even Grog advised for patience, Keyleth reluctantly accepted the deal and shook hands with Raishan.

"Vorugal" (1x71)
During the battle against Vorugal, Vox Machina summoned the goristro, Yenk, and defeated them both. They uncovered a powerful staff, the Spire of Conflux, one of the Vestiges of Divergence, from his body. It was given to Keyleth to wield.

"The Coming Storm" (1x73)
Back in Whitestone, Raishan reappeared, still disguised as Seeker Assum. She appeared to have had modified Kima's memory, as she acted like she was talking to the real Assum. Keyleth insisted on killing Raishan now, but the others wanted her help in defeating the Cinder King. Keyleth asked Grog how he used his rage, being able to be patient. He told her to let her rage build, and that he would help her take down Raishan when the time was right.

"What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81)
After Keyleth fell in lava during the battle inside Thordak's lair, her hair was badly burned and left a lot shorter than it used to be. Vax'ildan gave Keyleth a clean cut with Whisper.[66]

Keyleth: Do you like it shorter?
Vax'ildan I like you. And I see you doubting yourself. I see it, Kiki. I have no doubts in you. I’ve known you for a long time now… and I have seen the strength in you growing. And I’m a fan. You’re gonna make a great leader some day.
Keyleth and Vax'ildan [67]

"The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83)
Vox Machina tracked Raishan back to the Island of Viscan and confronted her. Keyleth spoke up, telling the dragon that she had taught her a lot about herself in the past weeks, and how she hopes to never turn to anger and selfishness in dark times as Raishan did. The two had a tense conversation, in which Keyleth admitted that she had let herself be driven by her selfish need for revenge against Raishan, and wasn't the only one who should decide what her fate was going to be. She offered Raishan a fair trial on behalf of the people of Emon, the Ashari, and all of Exandria if she accepted to follow them peacefully. The dragon scoffed at the offer, comparing the people of Exandria to ants below her feet.

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Fan art of Keyleth casting Feeblemind, by Lap Pun Cheung.[art 9]

During the battle with Raishan, Keyleth cast Feeblemind against the dragon in a desperate attempt, and succeeded. Raishan's brilliant mind was reduced to primal instincts, and the party managed to take her down, though at great cost.

Later, when attempting to teleport away from the island, Allura and Kima accidentally ended up in the middle of the ocean. Keyleth found them through scrying, and spotted them far off the coast, allowing Vex to fly to them and rescue them.

Arc 4: Taryon Darrington[]

"Onward to Vesrah" (1x87)
Vox Machina arrived at Vesrah so Keyleth could take on the final trial on her Aramenté and meet with Uvenda, Heart of the Tides and headmaster of the Water Ashari. Uvenda explained that the final task of the Aramenté was to venture through the rift into the Elemental Plane of Water. There, they would have to gather three lodestones dropped by a kraken living not far from the rift. They could not, however, kill the kraken, as the Water Ashari people would then lose their source of lodestones.

Uvenda revealed that Keyleth's mother made it to their tribe but was unable to complete her Aramenté. She attempted this task with her own group of companions, but they were all killed in the effort. Of her remains, only a leg was found, so she could not even be properly interred. Keyleth accepted this news and agreed to attempt the task the following morning.


Fan art of Keyleth after the City of Brass, by hani.[art 10]

"Tangled Depths" (1x88)
The party ventured to the Aerie of Torrent, the rift to the Elemental Plane of Water. They managed to bring back the required loadstones through the portal while fighting off the kraken. Keyleth plane shifted with Vex'alia and the lifeless body of Vax'ildan to the outskirts of Vesrah, while the rest of the group were left to fight their way out through the rift.

"Curious Tides" (1x89)
During Vax's resurrection ritual, Keyleth touched the handprint she burned onto Vax's back, casting Daylight as a light to guide him back from the darkness. The ritual succeeded.

Uvenda was visibly surprised and congratulated Keyleth on the completion of her Aramenté. She admitted that the Aramenté was not meant to be lethal; Keyleth and her mother had been the only ones to attempt it since the coming of the kraken, and perhaps it was time to reconsider the task. As a reward for completing her trial, Keyleth learned the 9th-level spell Shapechange.

Keyleth announced that she has been holding on to something she had Gilmore help her make: a set of dragon-tooth pendants, enchanted so that, if any member of the party goes unconscious, the rest will know. She handed out a pendant to each member of the party.

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Fan art of Keyleth, Voice of the Tempest, by Lap Pun Cheung.[art 11]

"Voice of the Tempest" (1x90)
After fulfilling her Aramente, Keyleth eventually returned to Zephrah for her coronation as the Voice of the Tempest. She attested the success of her journey to the people of the world, the support of her tribe, and most importantly, the bonds of friendship and family she has with Vox Machina. As proof of her new responsibilities, she was gifted the Mantle of the Tempest and the Inspiring Leader feat.

"One Year Later..." (1x95)
During her year off, Keyleth spent a lot of time in Zephrah with Vax. When she and Vax went to get tattoos together, Keyleth got a version of her mantle across her chest and shoulders. She also spent a significant amount of time, with Percy and Tary's help, setting up a Crisis Orb system to enable better communication between the four cities of the Ashari.

Keyleth worked with Pike, Vex'ahlia, and Taryon in the Slayer's Cake, a bakery they opened together in Whitestone. She also took a sprig from the Sun Tree in Whitestone to grow her own tree in Zephrah, spent some time learning more alchemy, and had crafting parties with Vex and Tary.

At some point, Keyleth, Vax, Vex, Pike, and Tary all made a group outing to the Feywild to look for the theater they had been told about. They found it in the north of the forest where they had faced Saundor. Disguising themselves as small beasts and insects, they snuck into the theater and watched a three-act performance put on by six pale, white-eyed, elvish-looking actors. On their return from the theater, Percy, who had read a lot about the Feywild in his youth, told them they had managed to witness the Royal Troupe of the Unseelie Court, and that, had they been caught, they very easily might not have been heard from ever again.

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Fan art of Keyleth, by Elliott.[art 12]

"Taryon, My Wayward Son" (1x97)
In what may have been a slight lapse of judgment, Keyleth swan-dived over the side of a cliff to join Vex'ahlia at the bottom, thinking she would hit water and be fine. She didn't jump quite far enough, however. In a moment of panic, she Wild Shaped into a goldfish before hitting the rocks at the base of the cliff and died on impact. Vex, on her broom, was the only one who saw this. Luckily, she still had a Revivify coin given to her by Tary and quickly used it on Keyleth's body.

Arc 5: Vecna[]

"Dark Dealings" (1x112)
While Keyleth and Vex retrieved the Sword of Kas, they accidentally revealed their position to Vecna, who sent the resurrected Briarwoods. To escape them, Keyleth cast Plane Shift and brought the party to the Feywild. Once there, she suggested asking Artagan for help to ensure that time wasn't warped during their stay there. However, when he showed up, Artagan only agreed if he was allowed to strangle Vax'ildan to death and if they built a doorway into the material plane for him.

"The Final Ascent" (1x113)
Keyleth brought the party back to Thar Amphala and Vox Machina fought their way to Vecna.

"Vecna, the Ascended" (1x114)
During the fight against Vecna, she hit the god with a Sunburst spell, accidentally killing Velora, who was trapped inside his ribcage. She Shapechanged into a planetar and attempted to drive the Raven Queen's Divine Trammel into Vecna's chest to aid with his banishing ritual, but missed, and the trammel shattered.

Although Scanlan was the only member of Vox Machina able to read arcane texts, Keyleth realized that, in her planetar form, all languages were legible to her. While Scanlan had to wait for his next chance to attempt the rites of Prime Banishment, she flew to him and took the book, beginning to read. Keyleth finished the ritual and Vecna was successfully sealed.

"The Chapter Closes" (1x115)
Vox Machina flew down to the Platinum Sanctuary on the back of J'mon Sa Ord to announce the defeat of Vecna. On the urging of her friends, Keyleth stepped forward to address the people gathered there.

The bravery of Vasselheim remains evident on this day. You all should be proud that your reputation of a city unfallen by invasion or attack remains, and that is only because of the faith and the bravery and the strength of the citizens of this amazing city. We of Vox Machina are proud and honored to have fought by every single one of you and we vow to continue to stand by your side through the rest of our days.

Huzzah! To 1,000 years of Vasselheim! Huzzah!
Keyleth addresses the people of Vasselheim[68]

Almost immediately after the end of her speech, the Raven Queen appeared to take Vax away. After he said goodbye to his sister, Vax turned to Keyleth. She said she wasn't ready, but he assured her she was ready to lead her people. Keyleth promised she would find him and see him again.

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Fan art of The Epilogue, by Erin Andersen.[art 13]

Sometime later, after helping Pike for a while in the rebuilding of Vasselheim, Keyleth eventually retired to Zephrah to take up her duties there. She adventured with her friends when called upon, and reconnected with Kerrek in Westruun. Taking the raven feather given to her by Pike, she embedded it into the sprig she once took from the Sun Tree in Whitestone. The sprig grew over time into a new Raven Tree of the Ashari.

One cold day, on the 13th day of the tenth month of the year, Keyleth was visited by a single raven, larger than the ones she has seen before. She blew it a kiss, and the raven landed on her shoulder. Every day after, that raven came to visit.


"Dalen's Closet" (Sx47)
Keyleth brought Derrig, her bodyguard, as her plus one to Vex and Percy's wedding. Keyleth was asked to be Percy's best woman. She was very nervous and inquired with the wedding planner to make sure that everything was going to be perfect. After waking up with the others who had been knocked unconscious, she managed to lift the heavy fog that made it difficult for people to see each other with Control Weather, allowing the party to realize Vex and Percy were missing. Keyleth, in water elemental form, later retrieved Vex'ahlia's body from the ocean, not in time to save her from drowning, but brought her back to Pike so she could be revived with a Revivify spell.

After Sylas Briarwood was finally defeated, Vex'ahlia and Percy decided to get married then and there on the cliff. Keyleth stood behind Percy as they exchanged vows. Right before the rings were brought out, Scanlan interrupted the ceremony to cast Wish, and Vax'ildan appeared briefly. After he congratulated his sister and her husband, he turned to Keyleth and wrapped her in his arms. Keyleth told him her life was not the same without him and jokingly asked how he expected her to get over him if he kept sending her ravens. He assured her that he was far, but not gone.


Fan art of Vilya returning to Zephrah, by Lap Pun Cheung.[art 14]

As revealed in "The Chapter Closes" (1x115), Keyleth lent her wisdom to the councils of Tal'Dorei and Whitestone. She eventually considered dating again, though not for a long time after Vax's loss; in fact, at some point she visited Slival as part of a research on the gods and the limits of their power, but she ended up meeting there a local woman, Jirana(was an expert in mourning and loss), who helped the archdruid deal with her pain after losing the love of her life.[69]

As a half-elf archdruid, Keyleth could live to be over a thousand years old.[70] When her time comes, she will someday retreat into the Raven Tree to become a part of the realm, but that is a long way off.

In 836 PD, while in Zephrah, Keyleth reunited with her mother Vilya, who emerged from a tree via Transport via Plants from Rumblecusp.[71]

The Tales of Exandria: Artagan
At some point after 836 PD during the trial against Artagan, Lady Elmenore and Potentate Sammanar summoned multiple people to testify, and among them were Keyleth and some of her friends and family.

The Shademurk - Artagan

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However, after one of those people (an elven actor who had played Artagan in a theatre) finished talking, an argument began over who should speak next, and Artagan tried to run away using the distraction. Keyleth stopped him, but when he reminded her that his crime against her (choking Vax'ildan) had led to them returning to Exandria in time to save the world, the archdruid then brought him to the Shademurk to speak. Artagan tried to convince her that the other archfey were not seeking justice, but rather making him an example, and they were jealous of him; Keyleth wasn't convinced and asked him if he had even listened to the people that had testified against him, but he admitted that he didn't really know. Pleased by that moment of sincerity, Keyleth decided to give him some help (although still not completely trusting the archfey), and at his request she sent him to the Material Plane with the person who knew him best: Jester Lavorre.[72]

Campaign Three: Bells Hells[]


Official art of Keyleth, 20 years later, by GalacticJonah.[art 15]

The attack on Keyleth by Jenny Dolfen

Fan art of the attack on the Voice of the Tempest, by Jenny Dolfen.[art 16]

In about 837 PD, Keyleth was attacked by mysterious dark leather-clad assassins who appeared out of nowhere and melted away when killed;[73][74] some Ashari (including Derrig and Will) died defending the Voice of the Tempest, and she made sure to find an antidote for the wounds of such an attack, to help those that had been wounded but not killed, finding the Blue Perennem flowers in the Grey Valley.[75] in the In 843 PD, having heard from Jarett Howarth about a remarkably similar attack on the Lumas twins of Jrusar, Keyleth sent her former guard Orym on a mission to Marquet to find Oshad Breshio, a survivor of the attack. Keyleth advised him to invite his friends Fearne Calloway and Dorian Storm, who could help him with this task. She used Transport via Plants to sneak them to the skyship port in Emon, from which they traveled to Jrusar. From Bassuras, Orym contacted Keyleth via Sending to report that he had uncovered dark fey influences, and that members of the Cerberus Assembly were involved along with power players in Marquet. Trouble was coming in one month. While disconcerted, Keyleth advised him to "stay the course carefully".[76] Orym's best guess was that Keyleth had been attacked because she had theories about the leylines crisscrossing Exandria.[77]

Keyleth was contacted by Imogen Temult through Sending telling her that they had found the assassins and a lead, but one of them with strong ties to Whitestone was dead, and asking if they could meet. Keyleth responded that she was currently on business in Vasselheim but could meet "shortly". The next day, Imogen Sent again to ask where she was, and Keyleth appeared in a flash of green light as a tree pushed apart. Orym hailed her, thanked her, and apologized for pulling her away. He explained the situation, mentioning that Keyleth had crossed paths with Laudna once before, in Whitestone. Fresh Cut Grass introduced the group as Bells Hells, an adventuring party trying to do good, which Keyleth noted sounded familiar. She recognized Laudna as one of the townsfolk hanged on the Sun Tree by the Briarwoods, and re-opened the rift in the tree to take the party to Whitestone seeking help.[78]

While leading the group to Whitestone Castle, Keyleth was able to determine that the blade that killed Laudna did not contain the toxin that had prevented the resurrection of Derrig and Will. She then received a Sending calling her away, so the party quickly told her what they'd learned about Ruidus and the danger to those investigating it. However, Keyleth had many irons in the fire with the coming of the apogee solstice, and asked them to prepare a written report since her current main focus, with the other Ashari leaders, was a rogue faction in Issylra. Keyleth briefly introduced the party to Percival de Rolo and asked him to treat their requests as coming from Zephrah before taking her leave.[79]

Days later, Keyleth was contacted by Orym (via Imogen's Sending) to briefly explain that Bells Hells had successfully destroyed a Malleus Key in the Fey Realm, and that they had returned to Exandria. Keyleth told them that she was dealing with a problem in Terrah and its rift to the Elemental Plane of Earth, stating that she thought her problem and that of the adventuring party could be connected.[80] Later, Orym received a message from her via a Message Bloom saying that the leader of the sect she was helping to fight against in Terrah had escaped shouting about the Ruby Vanguard, and she needed to know where the Vanguard was so the Ashari could help the party's stand against them. Imogen immediately Sent to Keyleth telling her they should arrive in two more days and that their destination was the point where the ley lines were converging northeast of Bassuras.[81] Imogen later updated Keyleth with their exact location and asked her plans, and Keyleth responded that she would be looking for a tree and Imogen should let her know when they "need the cavalry".[82] Orym eventually found a suitable tree for Transport Via Plants and carved the Ashari symbol into it.[83]

Vax'ildan defending Keyleth - Adrián Ibarra Lugo

Fan art of the Champion defending Keyleth, by Adrián Ibarra Lugo.[art 17]

During the climactic events at the beginning of the Apogee Solstice, Keyleth arrived in the form of a meteorite crashing to the ground during Ludinus Da'leth's speech, which then unfolded into the form of an earth elemental and cast Mass Cure Wounds around her. Ludinus looked down on her and smiled, saying, "Right on time" as he successfully cast Power Word Stun. Otohan Thull and her three echoes surrounded Keyleth, unloading their attacks into her, knocking her out of elemental form and into her own body before any of Bells Hells could do anything. Finally, Otohan stood over her prone body, poised for a final heart strike, when in a whirl of black feathers the masked figure of Vax'ildan, Champion of the Matron of Ravens, interposed himself, standing over and protecting Keyleth's body, daggers in each hand, saying, "Don't you even dare." However, Ludinus was able to compress Vax'ildan's form into a dark sphere which he inserted into the Malleus Key and activated. Bells Hells were divided and transported far away, and had no way to determine if Keyleth had survived.[84]

More than a week later, Orym had Deanna Leimert Scry on Keyleth, discovering she was alive but badly injured. She was in her chambers in Zephrah, looking out a window, leaning heavily on her staff, and almost fell before the others in the room caught her and led her back to bed. She still bore the wounds she received in the battle with Ludinus, and they were not healing. She stood again, moving to a thin tapestry and stroking the single long black feather tied at its end.[85]

The wounded Keyleth - @zhellers

Fan art of the wounded Keyleth, by @zhellers.[art 18]

Two days later Bells Hells traveled to Zephrah and met with the Voice of the Tempest. Although weak, she spoke to them, learning about their recent experiences during the solstice and sharing her own. She explained how, in her current state, she was unable to travel (she wanted to visit the Birthheart in Vasselheim) or fight, and had sent a team to the Grey Valley to retrieve the blue perennem flowers that could potentially be used to heal her wounds. Orym told her about their current plans and agreed to travel with his team to the valley to look for the flowers and for the Ashari that had previously been sent there. Keyleth was concerned about the pressure on Orym's shoulders, but also encouraged him to use the rage he was currently feeling in a productive way. She told him she'd been angry for thirty years, asking him to help her find a place to use that anger.[86]

When Bells Hells returned with the flowers, they were used by the local herbalists to heal Keyleth, and although she was still weak, she made sure to appear in front of her people to praise the deeds of the adventurers that had helped her. Afterwards, she met with Bells Hells in private, exchanging information and giving them advice about what they should do next regarding Ludinus and Predathos. During that conversation she met a Reilora for the first time when Imogen summoned it, being wary of it the whole time. She also used her magic to sense Ashton Greymoore's power after they asked about the Hishari, revealing the genasi had some primordial power within them, and calling them a "titan of blood". The archdruid talked to the adventurers about the places where they could find more power, and helped them figure out how Ludinus had prolonged his life by creating a twisted version of the archdruids' methods. She also took the opportunity to personally thank Orym for all he had done for her, downplaying the oddities of his friends (even mentioning her own goldfish anecdote as an example of the chaos of adventurers), calling him her friend, and granting him a title: "Savior Blade of the Tempest". Despite still recovering from her injuries, Keyleth told Bells Hells that she intended to travel to gather allies to assist them in their mission.[87]

Keyleth - Olivia Hintz

Fan art of Keyleth, by oliviahintz.[art 19]

The next morning, a fully recovered Keyleth gave Bells Hells some of the antidote used to heal her wounds (they requested it in case they needed it in the future). She volunteered to go with the group to Yios so that she could transport them to their next location after they spoke to Dancer there, and even offered to restore the inventor's lost arm if she wanted that. She disguised herself as a normal human woman, and later as a small dormouse to avoid being seen. When the party decided to go to Bassuras next, Keyleth used Transport via Plants to get them all there, saying how much fun the chaos was and that she'd missed it.[88]

When they arrived at the Hellcatch Valley, Keyleth let the group go on their own while she, in animal shape, explored the city. She eventually found Quethir Droh, an acquaintance from Vasselheim who had been sent to Bassuras with several skyships on their way to the Red Center (although one of them had been attacked); he informed her about the current situation in the city and she gave him some information about Ruidus and its strange inhabitants, although keeping the source of the information to herself. When Keyleth returned to Bells Hells she informed them about her meeting and agreed to bring Dancer and the two newly rescued tinkerers, Imahara Joe and Verna the Viper (who thought the archdruid was beautiful and wanted to speak with her), to Whitestone, so they would have a good working place with access to residuum and the potential assistance of Lord de Rolo (she excused his famed grumpiness, explaining he was quite nice with his friends). Before traveling to Tal'Dorei, however, Keyleth used a tree to open a portal to Slival, giving Bells Hells some advice for their new mission in the Shattered Teeth.[89]

A few days later the archdruid met Bells Hells again at Whitestone Castle, in a war meeting in which several allies participated (including Vilya, her own mother), and in which Keyleth supported the plan to send the group of adventurers in a scouting mission to Ruidus. After this meeting, Keyleth took the opportunity to give Orym greetings from Alma and to remind him to be careful with Imogen and her mother, although Orym assured her that he trusted his friend.[90] Keyleth and Percy then traveled to the Red Center, going to an encampment near the excavation site itself, with other members of the alliance against the Ruby Vanguard. It was there where Bells Hells and Allura (after a quick trip to the Feywild) met them, and the Voice of the Tempest spoke in favor of the adventurers. Later, when she was dealing with her own Ashari warriors, she spoke with Laudna for a bit; the warlock complimented her and inquired if she was still worried about the Champion of Ravens, to which the archdruid admitted that she wanted to rescue him, but she knew they needed the Bloody Bridge active until Bells Hells' mission was over (something the Hollow One promised they would do successfully). Keyleth also apologized for everything that was happening, which unsettled Laudna a little.

After that, the leader of the Air Ashari used Wind Walk to bring Bells Hells as close to the excavation site as possible, and then focused her efforts on summoning a thunderstorm above the enemy forces to keep them distracted.[91] Hours later she was contacted by Imogen via Sending, learning that the adventurers had found a portal back to Exandria and appeared in a place Keyleth identified as Lake Umamu in the Caramarin Reach of Issylra. After the adventurers gave her information about their plans and the location of the portal, Keyleth told them that time was starting to run short, and that she would send a team to inspect the place.[92]

Two days later, Keyleth was returning to Zephrah through one of the local trees when she sensed the presence of the Invisible Dorian Storm waiting for her. They started talking, and he explained his most recent and disastrous adventure, asking for the druid's hospitality, as well as the help of her people to retrieve his brother's corpse. Keyleth agreed to both things, and allowed him to stay in her own home; she also told him about Bells Hells most recent adventures gathering intel about Ruidus, assuring him that Orym was probably alright. Later that same day Imogen contacted Keyleth via Sending, letting her now that they were back in Exandria, and the Air Ashari told her to go to the camp near the Red Center, promising to meet them there as soon as possible.[93] After she told Dorian, they both traveled there using Transport via Plants, and in a few minutes, they were warmly greeted by the adventuring party. Keyleth, allowing herself to relax for a few seconds, expressed her pride in the great work they had done and the stress she had gone through thinking about them (she accepted Fearne's hand when she offered it for comfort); she also confirmed that her people had found the portal to Ruidus in Issylra. She led Bells Hells to a tent and then left as a large hawk, but returned later to have a chat with Evoroa, the Ruidian scientist the adventurers had brought with them.[94]

The next morning Keyleth was in a meeting with Tofor Brotoras and Qi Mandozi when Bells Hells arrived to share with them all they had learned in Ruidus. They talked for a bit, and when it became clear that the Aeorian ruins in Eiselcross were their next point of interest, the Ashari leader and her allies started thinking about what resources and/or agents Bells Hells could take with them; she contacted Caleb Widogast, who sent Archivist Seth Domade to their camp. Chetney briefly opposed the plan to check the leaders' reactions, and although Tofor got angry, Keyleth did understand the concerns of the old gnome about going to a new mission so soon, and apologized for not being more in touch with people working for her, after so many years as a leader; she also told the group she intended to bring Imahara Joe to the encampment soon, so he would be able to examine FCG's remains.

As Bells Hells were preparing to leave, in a very chaotic manner, Dorian Messaged the Voice of the Tempest asking if she thought they were prepared, and the archdruid told him that she did. Noticing Fearne was extremely exhausted after using the spark of Rau'shan twice, Keyleth cast Greater Restoration on her, making her feel much better. As Keyleth was about to leave, with the mission of meeting with several old friends, acquaintances, and even rivals, Orym joined her for a bit to say goodbye and assure her that despite their rough attitude as of late, he trusted all members of Bells Hells; the Voice of the Tempest told him that she knew, but also mentioned that she expected him to act if any of the adventurers strayed from the right path.[95]

The Legend of Vox Machina[]

Season One[]

In the animated adaptation, Keyleth was initially very hesitant in using her powers and often froze in panic during battle. However, she fought past her fears to save her friends: when Brimscythe collapsed rocks on top of them, Keyleth created a sphere of vines to protect them. She later conjured sunlight for the first time while the group was under attack by undead creatures, pushing the enemies back and allowing Vox Machina to defeat them. Keyleth mentioned her Aramenté to Percy, telling him that she might never see her family again should she fail. She later expressed more doubt about her future role as leader to Vax'ildan.

During the battle against the undead surrounding Whitestone Castle, Vax'ildan confessed his love for her, but she after a moment where it seemed they might kiss, she responded, "This is like the worst time!" and pulled away.

Season Two[]

Keyleth increasingly began believing in herself and her abilities, culminating in the battle to close the rift to the Elemental Plane of Fire opened by Thordak when he tore through in his escape. She was able to overcome her fear of the flames and embrace her power to close the rift, earning the respect of her father Korrin and completing that part of her Aramenté.

She also increasingly began showing interest and attraction to Vax, although his preoccupation with the Raven Queen and his obligations to her got in the way of his either noticing or having any opportunity to reciprocate.



Keyleth and Grog have worked together on occasion, such as creating a special combo attack referred to as the "Fastball Special", where Keyleth turns into a brawny creature, like an earth elemental, in order to have enough strength to throw Grog at a large opponent.

Grog was present when Keyleth was on the brink of attacking Raishan when the dragon revealed herself in the guise of Seeker Assum and explained to her the value of patience.[96] When Keyleth, struggling with her anger at Raishan, asked Grog how he manages to keep his rage in check, he answered: "Family."[97]



Fan art of Kashaw kissing Keyleth, by Wendy Sullivan Green.[art 20]

Keyleth became interested with the cleric Kashaw Vesh while completing a trial for the Slayer's Take guild in Vasselheim, even receiving her first kiss from him before he departed.[98] During their reunion when the party visited Vasselheim once more, after the attack of the Chroma Conclave, the two of them cleared the air as Kashaw apologized for stealing her first kiss, saying that while it felt good, it was ultimately wrong of him. Keyleth herself said that he didn't have to, that she never meant to hurt anyone physically or emotionally.[99]

When Vex'ahlia was killed due to a trap within Purvan Suul's tomb, Kashaw revived her because he knew Keyleth would have wanted him to.[100] After Vex's resurrection, Kashaw told her that he believes not in Vesh, but in life itself.[101] He later told Keyleth that he noticed the interest that Vax'ildan, Vex's twin brother, had in her and told her to stay near him, that the rogue would look after her in his stead. Since then, the two have had a rather awkward friendship.



Fan art of Kerrek and Keyleth, by Thomas Brin.[art 21]

Keyleth first met Kerrek after Vox Machina defeated Umbrasyl the Hope Devourer. When Keyleth was having a breakdown over the fact that she hated being called a hero, thinking that she was not due to her actions, it was Kerrek whom she confided in, telling him that she never wanted the burden and responsibility of the Aramenté. The former paladin served as an inspiration and mentor to her, being the very first person who completely understood Keyleth's constant struggles with herself, telling her that she needed to look at the big picture even if it was unpleasant, that things were not as hopeless as she believed.[102] It was this advice that started to motivate her to turn her life and way of thinking around, which would later lead to her further development as a person.[103] He later sent a letter to Keyleth after Percy's resurrection, giving her additional wisdom along with a ring with the engraved words, "I Have Passed Through Fire".[104]

Keyleth and Kerrek crossed paths once more in the wake of the death of Thordak and the escape of Raishan, as he comforted her after her failure to achieve revenge for her people.[105] He later accompanied her to the Island of Viscan in order to find and defeat Raishan for good, being given her Cloak of Displacement just in case.[106] When the battle was won thanks to their combined efforts, and after Allura Vysoren and Lady Kima vanished due to a freak teleportation accident, Keyleth had managed to spot the two of them in the ocean despite the odds. Kerrek, being doubtful of Keyleth, tried giving her "the talk", saying that sometimes you lose people and you never get them back. However, his words only served to make Keyleth feel worse.[107] After Scanlan Shorthalt's resurrection in Whitestone, the two later parted ways in Emon.[108]


Keyleth and Lady Kima did not initially see eye to eye. After Vox Machina's assault on the Emberhold, they had gotten into a very heated argument about how the paladin's blind faith in her god's protection in addition to her vengeful desires put their party in grave peril and caused Grog to get captured. Keyleth also told Kima that she hoped, in her efforts to rid the world of K'Varn, she would not end up becoming the very thing she was trying to destroy.[109]

Keyleth later expressed concern to the rest of her group that she did not want Kima or the people of Emon to gain control of the Horn of Orcus, as she did not completely trust them. After being comforted by Vax, Percy, and Tiberius about the situation they had found themselves in, Keyleth later apologized to Kima, who forgave her earlier outburst, and the tension between them lessened greatly with Keyleth giving Kima her patience while the paladin gave the party the respect they deserved.[110]

In the days since, Kima earned Keyleth's trust and even her friendship as well, a prime example being when the paladin was reunited with Vox Machina after the attack of the Chroma Conclave. Keyleth, in particular, had defended Kima when High Bearer Vord ridiculed the halfling's "foolish impulses" by saying that said impulses were exactly what Vox Machina needed.[111]


Keyleth loves her father very much. The interim headmaster himself has expressed his praise and fondness for his daughter and her accomplishments.[112] The night before the battle to reclaim Emon, he decided to aid Keyleth and Vox Machina by having his tribe provide air support, with him taking part in the battle himself.[113] Upon Keyleth's return to Zephrah after the completion of the Aramenté, Korrin personally passed on the mantle of leadership to his daughter, appointing her as the new headmaster of the tribe and once again expressing how proud he is and how proud her mother would have been if she had lived.[114]


Keyleth and Percy share a deep bond of friendship, despite their differing views on leadership and moral choices.


Despite having a huge distrust of the gods, Keyleth has great respect for Pike and the two are good friends.

Before Keyleth departed for the Feywild, Pike told her about how despite being a cleric of Sarenrae, she still has control over her own life. She then gave Keyleth some advice about finding happiness and getting comfortable with Vax.[115] That advice eventually gave Keyleth the courage to confess to him.[116]


Raishan:  "You act as though the laws of the anthill affect the foot that crushes it. You speak words of importance, but I've seen laws and people come and go, change, die, turn to dust, and rise again. People kill neighbor, families die from the inside and out. They say I'm diseased, but look upon you, you insignificant creatures. You do more to your people than I've done in an entire lifetime."
Keyleth:  "That might be true. But at least that's the fate of our own consequences and our own doing. Not some outwardly force, forcing their repercussions on us. And, you should know, Raishan, I've stepped on plenty of anthills in my day. Those that don't die revolt. And guess what? There's some pretty nasty stings from some ants out there. The strength of a colony is stronger than the individual of one great, diseased foot."
Keyleth and Raishan[117]
Keyleth and Raishan

Fan art of Keyleth and Raishan, by Allison Huey.[art 22]

Keyleth discovered from Cerkonos, headmaster of the Fire Ashari, that a young girl that they took in had been the one responsible for freeing Thordak of the Chroma Conclave from the Plane of Fire. Her actions had led to Pyrah's destruction and the devastation of his tribe. Keyleth later learned that the girl who set Thordak free and one of the dragons of the Conclave, Raishan, were one and the same.[118]

Since then, Keyleth developed an immense hatred for the Diseased Deceiver which was brought to the fore when the dragon revealed herself to Vox Machina under the guise of Assum Emring. She lashed out at the dragon, the party having to calm her down and convince her to not give in to her desire to kill Raishan out of fear of destroying Whitestone. Eventually, Raishan and Vox Machina made a mutual yet temporary alliance to defeat Thordak due to the Cinder King having lied to her. Keyleth begrudgingly agreed to the alliance, but still yearned to kill the dragon to avenge her sister-tribe.[119]

Despite failing to kill her in the moments after Thordak's death due to Raishan escaping,[120] in their last encounter Keyleth spoke up against the dragon, the druid keeping her anger in check and mentioning her hope that during her very long lifetime she does not become like her, and she even gave Raishan a chance to surrender and be brought to justice, a far outcry from their first proper encounter in Whitestone weeks before.[121] A long and bloody battle ensued, with Keyleth effectively neutralizing Raishan's spellcasting with Feeblemind, destroying her very identity and intellect,[122] and Kerrek delivering the final blow on her.[123]


During their adventures together, Keyleth and Tiberius shared a strong, respectful friendship. When Tiberius was discovered to have died defending Draconia, it was Keyleth who personally buried him.


I know you can hear me. I know you’re still in there. And I’m sure She can hear me, too. But your sister is right. You’ve held up to your promise to Her. And you’ve made a promise to me. We have to settle down and live happily together, remember? You promised me Zephrah. So I want to give you a little bit of light to follow in the darkness. [...] And besides... you know I’m in love with you, right?
Keyleth to Vax'ildan during his resurrection ritual[124]

Vax is Keyleth's first love. Beginning as simply mutual acquaintances and later friends alongside the rest of Vox Machina, the two of them eventually became romantic partners after a series of harrowing events.[125] After over a year of traveling alongside him, she first developed feelings for the rogue when he began standing up for her, becoming the first to ever do so. Vax has also shown his full support in regards to the Aramenté,[126] encouraging Keyleth to pursue her goals and that she deserves to live the life she is destined to have.[127]

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Fan art of Keyleth and Vax'ildan, by pixelllls.[art 23]

Keyleth was initially hesitant to admit her feelings for Vax, however, and for a time she was afraid of losing him be it through himself dying in battle or just outliving him, a fear that kept her from allowing herself to love him.[128] She eventually did admit her feelings, much to her relief and his.[129] The two of them have been together since, and Vax has continued to support her and encourage her, telling her that despite her doubts, she must mix in the faith that he and the rest of their companions have in her.[130]

After Vax was brought back as a revenant, the two of them came to terms that their time together would end far sooner than they hoped. But Keyleth remarked that despite all the hardship that was thrown at them, she would never take it back as it was Vax who taught her to take chances, including falling in love.[131]


Vilya's return to Zephrah - Yettinim

Fan art of Vilya's return to Zephrah, by Yettinim.[art 24]

Vilya went off on her own Aramenté twenty years prior to the campaign's start, and due to her not returning home, Keyleth had to be next in line.[132] While venturing on her own quest, Keyleth learned more about Vilya's whereabouts, such as hearing that Vilya had visited Pyrah ten years prior.[133]

It was not until arriving at Vesrah that Keyleth discovered the truth: Vilya had disappeared five years before Keyleth arrived while facing a kraken in the Elemental Plane of Water and was presumed dead, with only her left leg being found.[134] In fact, Keyleth later discovered that the challenge she herself faced had been changed only recently due to the kraken's arrival, with Vilya and her party being the first to undergo the trial in its current state.[135] During the celebration of Keyleth's completion of the trial, Uvenda told her that her mother's memory now lives on in her.[136]

Keyleth learned that her mother was still alive when Vilya appeared in front of her in Zephrah with a Transport via plants portal[137], over twenty years after learning she had disappeared.

In 843 PD, Vilya and Keyleth were both present at a meeting in Whitestone to discuss the threats presented by Ludinus Da'leth's activation of the Malleus Key, and Vilya had apparently been aiding members of the Grim Verity to communicate. Keyleth also entrusted her with the task of rallying those forces involved in opposing the plot and the two left the meeting together.[138]

Character information[]


Archdruid Keyleth, Voice of the Tempest - BlackSalander

Fan art of Archdruid Keyleth, Voice of the Tempest, by BlackSalander.[art 25]

Keyleth's quest was to complete her Aramenté; this required her to seek out the sister-tribes of the Air Ashari in order to introduce and establish respect amongst the fellow headmasters. She has met with the Earth Ashari in Terrah during her absence from Vox Machina[139], visited the Fire Ashari in Pyrah during her stay in Vasselheim,[140] completed the trial of the Water Ashari in Vesrah,[141] and has succeeded in returning to Zephrah where she was formally given the title of "Voice of the Tempest" as the new headmaster of the Air Ashari.[142]

Keyleth revealed to the party that the last person to attempt the Aramenté, her mother Vilya, had never been heard from again.[143] Keyleth wanted to discover what happened to her mother, and eventually discovered that she disappeared while trying to complete the Water Ashari trial and was presumed dead.[144] Over twenty years later, Keyleth was reunited with her mother, who returned from Rumblecusp[145] after the Mighty Nein helped save her and the other denizens of the island from a memory altering being.

Keyleth also had a personal stake in Vox Machina's dealings with the Chroma Conclave, specifically with Raishan due to her role in freeing Thordak and causing the decimation of the Fire Ashari. She wished to personally kill her to avenge them, a goal that was fulfilled twofold with Keyleth destroying her intelligent and cunning persona with Feeblemind,[146] and Kerrek landing the final blow on the then-feral Diseased Deceiver.[147]


  • Skills: Athletics, Insight, Intimidation, Nature, Perception, Persuasion, Stealth, Survival[148]
  • Tools: Alchemist's Supplies[149]

Notable items[]

Keyleth - Jenny Dolfen

Fan art of Keyleth, by Jenny Dolfen.[art 26]

Current items[]

Keyleth Voice of the Tempest

Fan art of Keyleth wearing the Mantle of the Tempest after becoming headmaster, by Elaine Tipping.[art 27]

Former items[]


Half-elf abilities[]

  • Darkvision
  • Fey Ancestry
  • Skill Versatility


  • Inspiring Leader (from completing the Aramenté)[162]
  • Mystic Conflux (4 attuned items at a time)[163]
  • Skilled (Alchemist's Supplies, Intimidation, Persuasion)
  • War Caster[164]

Druid abilities[]

  • Archdruid
    • Unlimited Wild Shapes
    • Ability to ignore verbal, somatic, and no cost material components of spells[165]
  • Beast Spells
  • Druid Circle: Circle of the Moon
    • Circle Forms
    • Combat Wild Shape
    • Elemental Wild Shape (Circle of the Moon)
    • Primal Strike (Circle of the Moon) (Beast attacks count as magical)[166]
    • Thousand Forms (Circle of the Moon) (Alter Self at will)[167]
  • Flaming Hands (from the spark stone)
  • Ritual Casting
  • Spellcasting (Wisdom-based ability)
  • Timeless Body

Druid spells[]

Keyleth has access to all druid class spells. As a 20th-level druid, she can prepare up to 26 spells per day.

Keyleth - BlackSalander

Fan art of Keyleth, by BlackSalander.[art 28]

Keyleth - Tori Bennett

Fan art of Keyleth, by Tori Bennett.[art 29]

Spell level Spell Notes
0 (cantrip) Druidcraft[168]
0 (cantrip) Guidance[169]
0 (cantrip) Gust[170]
0 (cantrip) Light[171]
0 (cantrip) Mending[172]
0 (cantrip) Thorn Whip[173]
0 (cantrip) Poison Spray[174]
1st Absorb Elements[175]
1st Create or Destroy Water[176]
1st Cure Wounds[177]
1st Detect Magic[178]
1st Entangle[179]
1st Faerie Fire[180]
1st Fog Cloud[181]
1st Goodberry[182]
1st Healing Word[183]
1st Ice Knife[184]
1st Speak with Animals[185]
1st Thunderwave[186]
2nd Beast Sense[187]
2nd Earthbind[188]
2nd Enhance Ability[189]
2nd Flame Blade[190]
2nd Flaming Sphere[191]
2nd Gust of Wind[192]
2nd Heat Metal[193]
2nd Hold Person[194]
2nd Locate Object[195]
2nd Moonbeam[196]
2nd Pass without Trace[197]
2nd Protection from Poison[198]
2nd Skywrite[199]
3rd Call Lightning[200]
3rd Daylight[201]
3rd Dispel Magic[202]
3rd Plant Growth[203]
3rd Protection from Energy[204]
3rd Sleet Storm[205]
3rd Speak with Plants[206]
3rd Tidal Wave[207]
3rd Water Breathing[208]
3rd Wind Wall[209]
4th Blight[210]
4th Conjure Woodland Beings[211]
4th Control Water[212]
4th Dominate Beast[213]
4th Freedom of Movement[214]
4th Grasping Vine[215]
4th Hallucinatory Terrain[216]
4th Ice Storm[217]
4th Locate Creature[218]
4th Polymorph[219]
4th Stone Shape[220]
4th Stoneskin[221]
4th Watery Sphere[222]
5th Antilife Shell[223]
5th Commune with Nature[224]
5th Contagion[225]
5th Control Winds[226]
5th Geas[227]
5th Greater Restoration[228]
5th Mass Cure Wounds[229]
5th Planar Binding[230]
5th Reincarnate[231]
5th Scrying[232]
5th Transmute Rock[233]
5th Tree Stride[234]
5th Wall of Stone[235] [236] Homebrew
6th Bones of the Earth[237]
6th Find the Path[238]
6th Heal[239]
6th Heroes' Feast[240]
6th Move Earth[241]
6th Sunbeam[242]
6th Transport via Plants[243]
6th Wind Walk[244]
7th Fire Storm[245]
7th Plane Shift[246]
7th Regenerate[247]
7th Whirlwind[248]
8th Animal Shapes[249]
8th Control Weather[250]
8th Earthquake[251]
8th Feeblemind[252]
8th Sunburst[253]
8th Tsunami[254]
9th Foresight[255]
9th Shapechange[256]
9th True Resurrection[257]
Spire of Conflux spells[]
  • Burning Hands (1 charge)[258]
  • Chain Lightning (6 charges)[259]
  • Conjure Elemental (5 charges)[260]
  • Fireball (3 charges)[261]
  • Fire Storm (7 charges)[262]
  • Ice Storm (4 charges)[263]

Special Abilities[]

  • Touch of Nature:[264] As an archdruid wielding a Vestige of Divergence, Keyleth is a force of nature able to magically influence her surroundings just with her presence. A sign of this is that, wherever she walks, she strengthens the growth of plants for a few seconds before she walks away.[265] She is also surrounded by a constant, soft breeze,[266][267]

Appearances and mentions[]


Keyleth PillarsOfEternity

Keyleth's portrait in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.[art 30]

  • Marisha Ray's inspiration for Keyleth, and her overall quest, came from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • Marisha chose her character's name by putting an air-related word into an online Elvish translator, and then simplified the spelling.[269] Keyleth is similar to gwilith, which translates as "air" (as a region).[270]
    • Likewise, the name of Keyleth's mother, Vilya, translates as "air" or "sky".[271]
    • Keyleth's name is also a suggested name for female elves in the Fifth Edition Player's Handbook and Xanathar's Guide to Everything.[272][273] This is an interesting coincidence, since Marisha's character was created at least a year before the first of those books was released.
  • Keyleth has the highest wisdom score of any player character thus far.
  • It was revealed on Talks Machina: After Dark that at one point, she and Vax became intimate with each other, and that he was her first sexual partner.
  • Keyleth has expressed an interest in learning how to make potions and has asked Shaun Gilmore about possibly starting up a workshop to teach people alchemy.[274] She worked on alchemy during the party's year-long break from adventuring.[275]
  • Her favorite animal form is a white saber-toothed tiger,[276] which Grog refers to as "Minxie". She first used that form as a way to help Grog intimidate somebody, pretending to be his pet tiger.[277] She can also turn into a bear that closely resembles Trinket.[278]
  • Keyleth's signature antlers were an invention of artist Kit Buss as a way to represent her circlet for her official portrait.[279]
  • Keyleth has participated in all four "Battle Royale" episodes and is the winner of the fourth.
  • Keyleth is included in the Critical Role Pack DLC for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.
  • According to the Chronicles of Exandria artbook, the original plan for her Aramenté was Pyrah, Vesrah, and Terrah before she insisted on her own choices.
  • In the Critical Role Major Arcana Tarot Card Set, she represents XIX - The Sun.
  • Keyleth does not know what the metric system is.[280]
  • Keyleth has an extremely low tolerance for alcohol, and her behavior is extremely affected by any amount of drinking, making her very loud and emotional.
    • Ironically, in "A Fog Lifted" (2x106), when Beauregard Lionett (also played by Marisha Ray) asked if Vilya wanted some of her bottomless whiskey, she responded, "My family doesn't drink."[281]
  • Keyleth is the first and only member of Vox Machina to appear in Campaign 2. She was seen by Veth through the Transport via Plants portal opened by Vilya on Rumblecusp.[282]
    • She is also the first member of Vox Machina to appear in Campaign 3.
  • As an archdruid, Keyleth ages ten times more slowly. Combined with the longer lifespan of half-elves, she's expected to outlive all of Vox Machina by centuries.
  • Marisha admitted she considered multiclassing during Campaign One, thinking about taking levels in Barbarian.[283][284]
  • She has taken the most amount of damage in one "blow" in both campaigns, when she dove from a 1000ft high cliff, taking 363 points of damage and dying in the process.
  • She is, so far, the member of Vox Machina with the most appearances, appearing in 140 episodes total[285]. She is ahead of Percy, who appeared in 127 episodes, and Vex, Vax and Grog, who all appeared in 122 episodes.
  • She is the only character to be, in some way, involved in all three campaigns as well as Exandria Unlimited Prime.
  • Although it was not confirmed, it is possible that Orym's Message Bloom seed came from Zephrah, since Thrascuur didn't know its exact origins,[286] and later the seed helped creating a connection with the Voice of the Tempest for the Scrying spell.
    • Orym said that Keyleth gave him the seed.[287] It is unknown if this was Liam's mistake or if it was confirmed (even if not on stream) that the Voice of the Tempest send the seed that, through the Qoniiran Triarch, would end up in the halfling's hands.
  • She has several tapestries in display in her home in Zephrah, including one with a raven feather,[288] and others that represent historical events involving Vox Machina, such as the fight against Thordak or Vecna's undead titan.[289]
    • Some of these tapestries are gifts, which is why she feels compelled to have them displayed despite reminding her of moments of great stress.[290]
  • By 843 PD she had a perch for the big raven that visited her in Zephrah.[291]
  • Marisha explained that if Keyleth was her character as of "Fractures" (3x78), she would probably travel to Elysium and demand the gods to fix Vax's situation as soon as possible.[292]

External Links[]


  1. The Legend of Vox Machina on IMDb
  2. From Matthew Mercer's YouTube video Dungeons & Dragons: Vox Style at 01:53.
  3. Keyleth does not have a last name.  See "Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46) at 3:20:09.
  4. See "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 3:49:17.
  5. The spelling of "sabre-toothed tiger" taken from the Monster Manual. See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 336.
  6. See "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04) at 0:47:49.
  7. See "Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09) at 1:27:41.
  8. See "Daring Days" (1x86) at 0:46:18.
  9. See "Dalen's Closet" (Sx47) at 0:53:20.
  10. See "A Desperate Call" (3x36) at 0:29:53.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Keyleth's alignment is shown on her character sheet posted by Marisha Ray on Twitter on 2015-04-16.
  12. Marisha Ray again confirms the alignment on Twitter on 2016-07-08.
  13. See "Into the Frostweald" (1x48) at 2:15:00.
  14. See "Taryon, My Wayward Son" (1x97) at 0:15:34.
  15. Marisha Ray spelled Keyleth's mother's name on Twitter.
  16. Keyleth openly admitted her feelings for Vax'ildan.  See "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) at 16:10.
  17. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 2:49:59.
  18. Keyleth's level 10 stats were posted by Marisha Ray on Twitter on 2015-04-16.
  19. Keyleth's level 14 stat card was shown onscreen.  See "A Cycle of Vengeance" (1x58) at 20:15.
  20. Keyleth's level 15 stat card was shown onscreen.  See "Cloak and Dagger" (1x68) at 2:15:00.
  21. Keyleth's level 16 stat card was shown onscreen.  See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) at 42:29.
  22. The Spire of Conflux was rebalanced to grant +1 to Keyleth's DC, boosting it to 20.  See "The Siege of Emon" (1x78) at 2:24.
  23. Keyleth gained the ability to cast Shapechange, therefore she is now level 17.  See "Curious Tides" (1x89) at 2:05:48.
  24. Keyleth's level 17 stat card was shown onscreen.  See "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 3:55:22.
  25. Keyleth's level 18 stat card was shown onscreen.  See "Race to the Tower" (1x102) at 56:31.
  26. Keyleth's level 19 stat card was shown onscreen.  See "Dark Dealings" (1x112) at 2:26:46.
  27. Keyleth's Mantle of the Tempest assures that regardless of armor (or lack of), her AC can't be any lower than 16.
  28. See "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 3:55:11.
  29. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) from 2:37 through 4:40.
  30. Marisha Ray gave Keyleth's height as 6' in a discussion on Twitter.
  31. Marisha stated that Keyleth has green eyes on Twitter.
  32. Originally, Keyleth had long red hair until the battle with Raishan where most of it was burnt off, after which she received a haircut from Vax'ildan.  See "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) at 3:45:59.
  33. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 25:00.
  34. See "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 0:34:21.
  35. See D&D: Player's Handbook, 5th ed., pp. 39, 67–Half-elves typically live for 180 years. The 18th-level druid feature "Timeless Body", which Keyleth acquired in her early 20s, causes a druid to age 10 times slower, allowing Keyleth to potentially live for close to 1,600 years..
  36. See Geek & Sundry Article
  37. See Geek & Sundry Article
  38. See Geek & Sundry Article
  39. See Geek & Sundry Article
  40. Marisha talks about Keyleth always wanting to find the (Pareto-optimal) greater-good solution in which nobody gets hurt, rather than being Machiavellian, and that roleplaying as Keyleth has made her more empathetic.  See "Talks Machina #8: 'Raishan'" (TMx08) from 50:05 through 51:34.
  41. See "Talks Machina #10: 'Deadly Echoes'" (TMx10) from 1:18:07 through 1:20:07.  Marisha talks about Keyleth's anger, considering taking a level in Barbarian, and her likely angry response if Vilya turned up alive and well.
  42. Marisha Ray mentioned Keyleth's people's relationship with Melora and how she is less religious than other members of the Ashari in this tweet.
  43. See "Hope" (1x56) at 2:03:57.
  44. See "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 3:49:17.
  45. See "Those Who Walk Away" (1x45) from 1:13:15 through 1:16:13.
  46. See "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) from 11:30 through 17:36.
  47. Marisha Ray reveals that Keyleth feels attraction to those who exude confidence on Twitter.
  48. See "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) at 00:49:36.
  49. Marisha Ray reveals that Keyleth felt attraction to Vex as well, but is still unsure of her own sexuality on Twitter.
  50. See "Strange Bedfellows" (1x03) from 27:24 through 31:44.
  51. See "K'Varn Revealed" (1x10) at 3:29:09.
  52. See "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 3:31:26.
  53. See "Enter Vasselheim" (1x16) from 25:12 through 27:03.
  54. See "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) at 3:48:48.
  55. The Chronicles of Exandria artbook notes that Keyleth left Zephrah on the dawn of her twentieth birthday.
  56. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) at 8:00.
  57. See "K'Varn Revealed" (1x10) at 4:14:39.
  58. See "K'Varn Revealed" (1x10) at 3:23:42.
  59. See "Glass and Bone" (1x08) at 38:29.
  60. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 2:58:38.
  61. See "Talks Machina: Campaign Wrap-up" (Sx31) at 9:14.
  62. See "Dangerous Dealings" (1x42) at 3:08:20.
  63. See "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) from 0:14:54 through 0:16:35.
  64. See "Passed Through Fire" (1x69) at 2:02:24.
  65. See "Trust" (1x70) at 21:27.
  66. See "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) at 3:45:59.
  67. See "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) at 3:46:36.
  68. See "The Chapter Closes" (1x115) at 1:24:04.
  69. See "For The Tempest" (3x68) from 2:53:11 through 2:55:27.
  70. See D&D: Player's Handbook, 5th ed., pp. 39, 67–Half-elves typically live for 180 years. Keyleth was in her early 20s when she achieved the 18th-level druid feature "Timeless Body", which causes a druid to age 10 times slower, so Keyleth could potentially live for more than 1,500 years.
  71. See "Devoutness and Dicks" (2x107) at 3:51:38.
  72. The Tales of Exandria: Artagan #3
  73. See "On the Trail of a Killer" (3x04) at 3:03:06.
  74. See "Heart-to-Heartmoor" (3x17) at 3:39:53.
  75. See at 3x68.
  76. See "Breaking Point" (3x31) at 2:17:12.
  77. See "Breaking Point" (3x31) at 2:18:54.
  78. See "Pyrrhic Return" (3x35).
  79. See "A Desperate Call" (3x36).
  80. See "An Exit Most Fraught" (3x48) at 2:27:19.
  81. See "The Aurora Grows" (3x49) at 4:31:25.
  82. See "Red Moon Rising" (3x50) at 1:09:37.
  83. See "Red Moon Rising" (3x50) at 1:28:56.
  84. See "The Apogee Solstice" (3x51) from 3:54:25 through 4:26:16.
  85. See "Reunited" (3x64) at 3:31:43.
  86. See "Aid of the Tempest" (3x66) from 0:39:22 through 1:08:06.
  87. See at 3x68.
  88. See "Nice" (3x69) from 2:39:55 through 3:50:29.
  89. See "Embattled in Bassuras" (3x70).
  90. See "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76).
  91. See "The Eve of the Red Moon" (3x81).
  92. See "Doorways to Darker Depths" (3x86) at 1:27:51.
  93. See "Broken Roads" (3x92) at 1:00:02.
  94. See "Bittersweet Reunions" (3x93).
  95. See "Where The Red Fearne Glows" (3x94).
  96. See "Trust" (1x70) at 51:25.
  97. See "The Coming Storm" (1x73) from 1:15:36 through 1:17:08.
  98. See "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21) at 4:02:02.
  99. See "Return to Vasselheim" (1x43) at 2:42:06.
  100. See "The Sunken Tomb" (1x44) at 4:36:11.
  101. See "The Sunken Tomb" (1x44) at 4:44:57.
  102. See "Hope" (1x56) from 1:58:22 through 2:06:55.
  103. Marisha Ray described Keyleth's encounter with Kerrek as a turning point for her during the "Beyond Critical Role" panel at MomoCon 2017.
  104. See "Passed Through Fire" (1x69) from 1:59:15 through 2:03:50.
  105. See "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) at 50:25.
  106. See "Deadly Echoes" (1x82) at 0:27:10.
  107. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 3:49:13.
  108. See "Loose Ends" (1x84) at 1:51:36.
  109. See "Glass and Bone" (1x08) from 51:29 through 59:29.
  110. See "Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09) from 1:22:58 through 1:31:34.
  111. See "Return to Vasselheim" (1x43) at 2:16:30.
  112. See "Those Who Walk Away" (1x45) from 2:51:46 through 2:54:01.
  113. See "The Siege of Emon" (1x78) at 1:50:10.
  114. See "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 3:43:12.
  115. See "A Cycle of Vengeance" (1x58) at 3:04:30.
  116. See "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) at 16:10.
  117. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 0:32:35.
  118. See "The Family Business" (1x47) from 47:30 through 50:52.
  119. See "Trust" (1x70) from 0:12:13 through 1:00:27.
  120. See "Raishan" (1x80) from 3:09:46 through 3:11:38.
  121. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 0:30:43.
  122. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 2:29:06.
  123. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 2:49:59.
  124. See "Curious Tides" (1x89) at 0:49:14.
  125. See "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) from 0:11:30 through 0:17:36.
  126. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 1:22:33.
  127. See "Trust" (1x70) from 1:18:43 through 1:19:43.
  128. See "Those Who Walk Away" (1x45) from 1:13:15 through 1:16:13.
  129. See "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) at 0:16:10.
  130. See "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) at 3:47:37.
  131. See "Scaldseat" (1x107) at 0:16:09.
  132. See "Enter Vasselheim" (1x16) from 25:12 through 27:03.
  133. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) from 2:51:23 through 2:53:42.
  134. See "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) from 3:28:30 through 3:29:39.
  135. See "Curious Tides" (1x89) at 1:06:26.
  136. See "Curious Tides" (1x89) at 2:07:41.
  137. See "Devoutness and Dicks" (2x107) at 3:51:38.
  138. See "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) from 2:01:09 through 2:30:13.
  139. See "Glass and Bone" (1x08) at 38:29.
  140. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 2:48:48.
  141. See "Curious Tides" (1x89) at 1:03:14.
  142. See "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 3:49:17.
  143. See "Enter Vasselheim" (1x16) from 25:12 through 27:03.
  144. See "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 3:28:19.
  145. See "Devoutness and Dicks" (2x107) at 3:51:38.
  146. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 2:28:25.
  147. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 2:49:59.
  148. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 263.
  149. See "Those Who Walk Away" (1x45) at 2:26:09.
  150. Marisha Ray reveals that Keyleth gets a bonus to Wisdom and Charisma from the circlet on Twitter.
  151. See "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) at 2:24:06.
  152. Marisha Ray answered a tweet about her armor's properties on Twitter.
  153. Keyleth received the Mantle of the Tempest upon completing her Aramenté and becoming Voice of the Tempest.  See "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 3:43:12.
  154. The staff is described and then handed to Keyleth.  See "Vorugal" (1x71) at 4:40:33.
  155. See "Where The Red Fearne Glows" (3x94) at 2:27:24.
  156. See "Trust" (1x70) at 1:19:44.
  157. See "Deadly Echoes" (1x82) at 0:27:10.
  158. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75) at 46:29.
  159. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75) at 47:00.
  160. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 4:15:20.
  161. See "The Sun Tree" (1x28) at 28:48.
  162. See "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 3:57:20.
  163. See "The Final Ascent" (1x113) at 19:20.  Marisha notes that she took a feat to attune to 4 items at a time, consistent with the Mystic Conflux feat from the Tal'dorei Campaign Setting
  164. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 3:53:14.
  165. See "The Climb Within" (1x110) at 1:03:27.  Matt asks Marisha if a spell she is casting while under Wild Shape requires material components, showing that she has gained this ability.
  166. See "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21) at 3:21:26.  Matt asks if Keyleth's attack while in her Minxie form are magical or not, and she confirms that they are.
  167. See "Hope" (1x56) at 3:21:33.  Keyleth casts Alter Self via Thousand Forms.
  168. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 2:07:34.  Keyleth casts Druidcraft.
  169. See "Breaching the Emberhold" (1x06) at 2:04:55.  Keyleth casts Guidance.
  170. See "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21) at 2:23:04.  Keyleth casts Gust.
  171. See "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04) at 1:46:07.  Keyleth casts Light.
  172. See "At Dawn, We Plan!" (1x53) at 23:12.  Keyleth casts Mending.
  173. See "Enter Vasselheim" (1x16) at 2:10:56.  Keyleth casts Thorn Whip.
  174. See "Enter Vasselheim" (1x16) at 2:10:40.  Keyleth casts Poison Spray.
  175. See "Bats Out of Hell" (1x93) at 1:46:13.  Keyleth casts Absorb Elements.
  176. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 3:42:59.  Keyleth casts Create or Destroy Water.
  177. See "Into the Greyspine Mines" (1x02) at 2:32:55.  Keyleth casts Cure Wounds.
  178. See "Echoes of the Past" (1x38) at 2:22:05.  Keyleth casts Detect Magic.
  179. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 2:24:22.  Keyleth casts Entangle.
  180. See "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21) at 3:03:23.  Keyleth casts Faerie Fire.
  181. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 1:18:14.  Keyleth casts Fog Cloud.
  182. See "The Rematch" (1x23) at 23:42.  Keyleth casts Goodberry.
  183. See "Crimson Diplomacy" (1x25) at 1:24:21.  Keyleth casts Healing Word.
  184. See "Shadows of Thomara" (1x111) at 3:24:42.  Keyleth casts Ice Knife.
  185. See "The Temple Showdown" (1x11) at 2:37:00.  Keyleth casts Speak with Animals.
  186. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 2:58:00.  Keyleth casts Thunderwave.
  187. See "The Trick about Falling" (1x05) at 1:08:50.  Keyleth casts Beast Sense.
  188. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 3:35:14.  Keyleth casts Earthbind.
  189. See "Strange Bedfellows" (1x03) at 1:40:46.  Keyleth casts Enhance Ability.
  190. See "The Climb Within" (1x110) at 3:23:47.  Keyleth casts Flame Blade.
  191. See "Whispers" (1x29) at 3:53:19.  Keyleth casts Flaming Sphere.
  192. See "Enter Vasselheim" (1x16) at 1:19:57.  Keyleth casts Gust of Wind.
  193. See "Whispers" (1x29) at 2:19:23.  Keyleth casts Heat Metal.
  194. See "Trial of the Take: Part 3" (1x20) at 2:25:36.  Keyleth casts Hold Person.
  195. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75) at 1:08:08.  Keyleth casts Locate Object.
  196. See "Deadly Echoes" (1x82) at 2:38:32.  Keyleth casts Moonbeam.
  197. See "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04) at 1:20:32.  Keyleth casts Pass without Trace
  198. See "Brawl in the Arches" (1x76) at 2:44:25.  Keyleth casts Protection from Poison
  199. See "Gunpowder Plot" (1x31), part 2, at 00:01.  Keyleth casts Skywrite.
  200. See "Into the Greyspine Mines" (1x02) at 2:28:33.  Keyleth casts Call Lightning.
  201. See "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04) at 1:46:09.  Keyleth casts Daylight.
  202. See "Reunions" (1x33), part 1, at 20:30.  Keyleth casts Dispel Magic.
  203. See "The Sun Tree" (1x28) at 2:58:15.  Keyleth casts Plant Growth.
  204. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 3:06:06.  Keyleth casts Protection from Energy.
  205. See "Crimson Diplomacy" (1x25) at 1:44:05.  Keyleth casts Sleet Storm.
  206. See "The Sun Tree" (1x28) at 2:53:27.  Keyleth casts Speak with Plants.
  207. See "Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46) at 2:02:10.  Keyleth casts Tidal Wave.
  208. See "The Chase to Glintshore" (1x67) at 3:08:19.  Keyleth casts Water Breathing.
  209. See "The Trick about Falling" (1x05) at 49:41.  Keyleth casts Wind Wall.
  210. See "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21) at 29:08.  Keyleth casts Blight.
  211. See "Desperate Measures" (1x40) at 56:40.  Keyleth casts Conjure Woodland Beings.
  212. See "Strange Bedfellows" (1x03) at 2:05:46.  Keyleth casts Control Water.
  213. See "Consequences and Cows" (1x26) at 2:52:44.  Keyleth casts Dominate Beast.
  214. See "The Mines of the Many" (1x98) at 3:08:27.  Keyleth casts Freedom of Movement.
  215. See "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04) at 2:10:23.  Keyleth casts Grasping Vine.
  216. See "Strange Bedfellows" (1x03) at 1:44:27.  Keyleth casts Hallucinatory Terrain.
  217. See "Gunpowder Plot" (1x31), part 2, at 53:33.  Keyleth casts Ice Storm.
  218. See "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21) at 2:08:34.  Keyleth casts Locate Creature.
  219. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 1:18:44.  Keyleth casts Polymorph.
  220. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 3:44:43.  Keyleth casts Stoneshape.
  221. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 2:42:47.  Keyleth casts Stoneskin.
  222. See "Brawl in the Arches" (1x76) at 22:18.  Keyleth casts Watery Sphere.
  223. See "Strange Bedfellows" (1x03) at 17:57.  Keyleth casts Antilife Shell.
  224. See "The Trick about Falling" (1x05) at 1:41:58.  Keyleth casts Commune with Nature.
  225. See "Thordak" (1x79) at 1:03:57.  Keyleth casts Contagion.
  226. See "Curious Tides" (1x89) at 2:39:05.  Keyleth casts Control Winds.
  227. See "The Temple Showdown" (1x11) at 1:03:30.  Keyleth casts Geas.
  228. See "Strange Bedfellows" (1x03) at 27:20.  Keyleth casts Greater Restoration as a ritual.
  229. See "Bats Out of Hell" (1x93) at 4:00:36.  Keyleth casts Mass Cure Wounds.
  230. See "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27) at 2:44:25.  Keyleth casts Planar Binding.
  231. See "Passed Through Fire" (1x69) from 28:45 through 29:31.
  232. See "K'Varn Revealed" (1x10) at 2:18:30.  Keyleth casts Scrying.
  233. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 35:26.  Keyleth casts Transmute Rock.
  234. See "The Echo Tree" (1x63) at 2:38:53.  Keyleth casts Tree Stride.
  235. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 2:40:44.  Keyleth casts Wall of Stone,(The usual DnD spell but with some homebrew additions. It does not require concentration and does not have a duration. Instead, it can be instantly set in place to stay there permanently).
  236. See "Critical Role Q&A and Battle Royale: Take II" (Sx10) at 3:22:00.
  237. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 3:05:16.  Keyleth casts Bones of the Earth.
  238. See "Into the Frostweald" (1x48) at 3:00:20.  Keyleth casts Find the Path.
  239. See "Cloak and Dagger" (1x68) at 2:14:37.  Keyleth casts Heal.
  240. See "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21) at 1:55:50.  Keyleth casts Heroes' Feast.
  241. See "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27) at 3:07:20.  Keyleth casts Move Earth.
  242. See "Whispers" (1x29) at 1:19:18.  Keyleth casts Sunbeam.
  243. See "A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37) at 26:05.  Keyleth casts Transport via Plants.
  244. See "Omens" (1x39) at 34:45.  Keyleth casts Wind Walk.
  245. See "Dangerous Dealings" (1x42) at 2:01:00.  Keyleth casts Fire Storm.
  246. See "Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46) at 3:03:28.  Keyleth casts Plane Shift.
  247. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 3:04:57.  Keyleth casts Regenerate.
  248. See "Cloak and Dagger" (1x68) at 2:44:25.  Keyleth casts Whirlwind.
  249. See "Tangled Depths" (1x88) at 3:56:10.  Keyleth casts Animal Shapes.
  250. See "The Chase to Glintshore" (1x67) at 2:53:21.  Keyleth casts Control Weather.
  251. See "Race to the Tower" (1x102) at 2:19:58.  Keyleth casts Earthquake.
  252. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75) at 3:46:35.  Keyleth casts Feeblemind.
  253. See "Vecna, the Ascended" (1x114) at 1:00:58.  Keyleth casts Sunburst.
  254. See "Thordak" (1x79) at 23:43.  Keyleth casts Tsunami.
  255. See "Thar Amphala" (1x101) at 2:48:17.  Keyleth casts Foresight.
  256. See "Curious Tides" (1x89) at 2:00:31.  Keyleth learned Shapechange from Uvenda.
  257. Keyleth mentions that she can cast True Resurrection to bring Vax'ildan back in, but lacked the materials. Ultimately, due to Vax's deal, she never got to.  See "The Fate-Touched" (1x103) at 4:24:13.
  258. See "The Core Anvil" (1x108) at 3:41:34.  Keyleth casts Burning Hands from the Spire of Conflux.
  259. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:41:56.  Keyleth casts Chain Lightning from the Spire of Conflux.
  260. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:42:56.  Keyleth casts Conjure Elemental from the Spire of Conflux.
  261. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 1:40:36.  Keyleth casts Fireball from the Spire of Conflux.
  262. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 1:57:23.  Keyleth casts Fire Storm from the Spire of Conflux.
  263. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 116.
  264. See "A Desperate Call" (3x36) at 0:18:02.  A provisional name, based on how Matt calls this effect.
  265. See "A Desperate Call" (3x36) at 0:17:25.
  266. See "For The Tempest" (3x68) at 3:28:00.
  267. See "Bittersweet Reunions" (3x93) at 3:14:29.
  268. See "On the Trail of a Killer" (3x04) at 2:42:29.  Imogen refers to "the person in charge of Zephrah"
  269. See "Talks Machina #3" (TMx03) at 44:38.
  270. Gwilith - Parf Edhellen: an elvish dictionary
  271. Vilya - Parf Edhellen: an elvish dictionary
  272. See D&D: Player's Handbook, 5th ed., p. 23.
  273. See D&D: Xanathar's Guide to Everything, 5th ed., p. 177.
  274. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 3:03:24.
  275. See "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 40:37.
  276. See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 336. The spelling of "saber-toothed tiger" is given.
  277. See "Talks Machina #20: 'Bats Out of Hell'" (TMx20) at 1:09:54.
  278. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 1:18:21.
  279. See "Talks Machina: Campaign Wrap-up" (Sx31) at 29:11.
  280. See "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 2:55:35.
  281. See "A Fog Lifted" (2x106) at 3:32:00.
  282. See "Devoutness and Dicks" (2x107) at 3:51:38.
  283. See the Critical Role panel from London's MCM Comic Con at 49:16.
  284. See "Talks Machina #10: 'Deadly Echoes'" (TMx10) from 1:18:07 through 1:20:07.  Marisha talks about Keyleth's anger, considering taking a level in Barbarian, and her likely angry response if Vilya turned up alive and well.
  285. As of "Ancient Sins" (3x97).
  286. See "The Gift Among the Green" (E1x06) at 2:38:52.
  287. See "Reunited" (3x64) at 3:28:47.
  288. See "Reunited" (3x64) at 3:31:43.
  289. See "Aid of the Tempest" (3x66) at 0:37:59.  At 1:08:47 it is revealed that the tapestry depicting the earth elemental is titled "The Ascension and the Sealing."
  290. See "4-Sided Dive: Why, Matthew?! Why?" (4SDx15) at 0:35:50.
  291. See "For The Tempest" (3x68) at 2:02:34.
  292. See "4-Sided Dive: Shard Candy" (4SDx19) at 2:30:53.


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