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Laudna is a Hollow One warlock/sorcerer and a member of the Campaign Three adventuring party. Laudna is played by Marisha Ray.

Description

Appearance

Official art of Laudna, by Hannah Friederichs.[art 2]

When she first appears, Laudna is fairly young, pale, and gaunt. Her big eyes have dilated pupils, and her lips are dark. Marisha further describes Laudna's features as "almost doll-like."[8] She has long, thin, dark hair with a shock of white through her bangs, pulled up in a half-up bun with a rock chisel (depicted as a rock pick in official art). She wears tattered clothes, including a dark red blouse and a black skirt. Her belt holds various tools, a dead rat with a raven skull named Pâté de Rolo, and other odds and ends.[9][10]

When Laudna uses her Form of Dread, her extremities elongate and a black veil comes across her face, hiding a stream of black tears pouring from her eyes.

Personality

Fan art of Laudna, by Nathaniel Himawan (ninesicks).[art 3]

In stark contrast to her ghoulish appearance, Laudna is rather bubbly, personable, and easy-going. Laudna seems largely unaware of how frightening she appears (especially when she uses her Form of Dread power) and becomes offended when someone judges her based on appearances alone.[11]

Biography

Background

She comes from Whitestone in Tal'Dorei.[12] The Briarwoods took over the city when Laudna was a young woman, at which point she left and never returned. She was unaware that Percival and Cassandra de Rolo had returned to power there, saying that she became "a bit of a recluse" after her time in Whitestone. She didn't talk to people much, and they didn't want to talk to her.[13]

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Relationships

Imogen Temult

Fan art of Laudna and Imogen, by Nadz Salvo.[art 4]

Main article: Relationship between Imogen and Laudna

Imogen is Laudna's closest ally, whom Laudna met while she was in Imogen's town a couple of years[14] ago. They "hit it off real well" and decided to start traveling together.[15] They share a goal: to try to enter one of the conservatories located in the Spires so Imogen can do research.[16] They have been staying together in Jrusar with their landlady, Zhudanna.[17]

Character information

Notable items

Hollow One abilities

  • Ageless
  • Cling to Life
  • Revenance
  • Unsettling Presence[21]

Feats

Sorcerer abilities

  • Spellcasting (Charisma-based spellcasting)
  • Sorcerous Origin (Shadow Magic)
    • Eyes of the Dark:[23] Darkvision 120 ft.[24]
    • Strength of the Grave
  • Font of Magic
    • Sorcery Points: 2
    • Flexible Casting

Warlock abilities

Fan art of Laudna's Form of Dread, by Hailey Collins.[art 5]

  • Otherworldly Patron (The Undead)
  • Pact Magic (Charisma-based spellcasting)
  • Eldritch Invocations (2)

Spells

Some spells Laudna knows are available to her through both of her classes. These spells are listed separately until their source is confirmed.

Sorcerer spells

Cantrips

1st-level

Warlock spells

Cantrips

1st-level

Unknown class spells

Cantrips

1st-level

Quotations

  • Laudna: "I'm fun-scary!"
    Imogen: "Laudna, you’re scary-scary."[41]
  • Laudna: "Is it rude to ask about dead people?"
    Dorian: "When you're using their body parts, I think so."
    Laudna: "Wow. Don't tell Pâté."[42]
  • Orym: "So why are you puppeteering a dead rat?"
    Laudna: (in Pâté's voice) "Well, you see, Laudna here was quite alone for quite some time, and she kind of needed somebody to keep her company or else she would go insane. Especially because it was just me and that voice in her head. (in her own voice) He's so silly."[43]

Trivia

  • Laudna's name likely derives from laudanum, an opium tincture historically widely used as a pain medication or to induce sleep. Its use often features in especially 19th century Gothic and horror literature.
  • The animation on her stat card features black smoke and black ooze dripping from the top of the frame.[5]
  • One fan theory speculates that Laudna's body was at one point hanged from the Sun Tree.
  • When using the Message spell, Laudna's voice is accompanied by eerie whispers and otherworldly sound effects created by the rest of the cast. This began as a joke when Laudna tried to spook Orym with a Message, and has become a running gag. Prior to this event, her Messages had no echoes.
  • Laudna is the second player character to hail from Whitestone, following Percival de Rolo.
  • Laudna is, at present, the only member of the Campaign Three adventuring party who has darkvision.

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References

  1. See "The Threat Between the Walls" (3x05).  Laudna clarifies that she doesn't have a last name.
  2. Laudna has a feat before reaching level 4 in a class, meaning she could either be a variant human or a custom lineage.
  3. Laudna uses "Unsettling Presence".  See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 35:37.
  4. Laudna was a "young woman" when the Briarwoods took over Whitestone in 805 PD.  See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 1:32:32.
  5. 5.0 5.1 See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 0:19:30.
  6. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02).  Laudna added 2 to the temporary hit points she gained from Form of Dread, indicating she is a level 2 warlock
  7. See "The Threat Between the Walls" (3x05) at 4:24:08.
  8. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) from 19:10 through 19:43.
  9. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 19:15.
  10. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 1:31:02.  The type of bird and the name she gave the dead rat are revealed.
  11. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 41:11.  See also 2:50:09.
  12. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 2:59:11.
  13. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 1:32:32.
  14. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 1:31:02.  Imogen comments, "Two years and I never get used to it," about Laudna's dead rat.
  15. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 3:42:28.
  16. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 20:16.
  17. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 3:09:39.
  18. See "The Threat Between the Walls" (3x05) at 3:48:42.
  19. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 1:30:54.
  20. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 0:45:48.
  21. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 35:37.
  22. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 41:47.
  23. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 2:47:46.
  24. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 2:47:53.
  25. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 1:54:49.
  26. When rolling for damage against Lord Eshteross, Laudna rolled higher than 10 damage, independent of her Hex spell.  See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 53:29.
  27. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 1:49:57.
  28. Chill Touch is both a Sorcerer and Warlock spell.
  29. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 1:25:06.
  30. Prestidigitation is both Sorcerer and Warlock spell.
  31. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 1:26:26.
  32. False Life is a Sorcerer spell, an Undead Warlock spell, and available through the Warlock Eldritch Invocation "Fiendish Vigor".
  33. When asked by Ashton if they can "do crime" quietly, Launda mentions she can "make images that are quiet", which is consistent with Silent Image.  See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 0:19:51.
  34. Silent Image is a Sorcerer spell and available through the Warlock Eldritch Invocation "Misty Visions".
  35. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 1:13:05.
  36. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 3:27:07.
  37. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 23:24.
  38. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 2:15:13.
  39. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 1:55:44.
  40. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 18:39.
  41. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 41:11.
  42. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 1:30:31.
  43. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02) at 1:33:51.

Art:

  1. Official art of Laudna, by Hannah Friederichs (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  2. Official art of Laudna, by Hannah Friederichs (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  3. Fan art of Laudna, by Nathaniel Himawan (ninesicks) (source).  Used with permission.
  4. Fan art of Laudna and Imogen, by Nadz Salvo (source).  Used with permission.
  5. Fan art of Laudna's Form of Dread, by Hailey Collins (source).  Used with permission.
  6. Fan art of Laudna, by Minttu Hynninen (source).  Used with permission.
  7. Fan art of Laudna, by BlackSalander (source).  Used with permission.
  8. Fan art of Laudna, by Amarantheia (source).  Used with permission.
  9. Fan art of Laudna, by Rachel McEwan (source).  Used with permission.
  10. Fan art of Laudna, by shalizeh7 (source).  Used with permission.
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