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Larkin was the alias assumed by Raishan, the Diseased Deceiver during her brief cooperation with Vox Machina in the battle against Vorugal.


Larkin appeared to be a small, stout male dwarf with a bulbous red nose, wearing a thick winter coat, a cloth tied over the top of his head, and a crossbow to one side.[2]


"Vorugal" (1x71)[]

While Vox Machina was resting, a dwarven figure approached and introduced himself as Larkin, the mercenary Vox Machina hired in Whitestone. Vex'ahlia immediately recognized that this was Raishan in disguise but Scanlan was confused about who they hired and Keyleth kicked him. Larkin asked if they had a plan and Pike tried to talk to him in dwarvish, but he rebuffed the use of the language. Vex whispered to Pike that this was Raishan. The group asked what Larkin's strategy was for the coming fight, trying to stick to the mercenary story in front of Kima, who was confused. When Vox Machina decided to rest in Scanlan's Magnificent Mansion, they told Larkin they would see him tomorrow.

During the battle against Vorugal, Larkin appeared and cast a Blight spell on the dragon, but when he saw how the battle was going, vanished and let the form of Raishan appear which let out her poison breath.

"The Siege of Emon" (1x78)[]

While Vox Machina and their allies were preparing in Whitestone for the battle against Thordak, Raishan joined the group in the form of Larkin.[3]

Appearances and mentions[]


  • Liam O'Brien was by far the slowest of the players to realize that the character "Larkin" was actually Raishan coming to help as she had promised. This became a running joke through the remainder of the campaign and beyond.


  1. See "Vorugal" (1x71) at 1:34:33.
  2. See "Vorugal" (1x71) at 1:33:59.
  3. See "The Siege of Emon" (1x78) at 2:36:09.


  1. Fan art of Larkin, by Manuel Torres (source). Used with permission.