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Lieve'tel Toluse is an elf cleric of the Raven Queen and one of the three high wardens of the Duskmeadow. She is played by Liam O'Brien.

Description[]

Appearance[]

Lieve'tel

Official full body portrait of Lieve'tel, by Kit Buss.[art 2]

Lieve'tel is an elf with very dark brown hair. She wears the veiled cloaks worn by the Followers of the Raven Queen in Vasselheim.

Biography[]

Background[]

Lieve'tel was born in a Syngornian elven family from which she inherited her Rod of Alertness that had been with them for a century and a half.[6] She eventually became a cleric of the Matron of Ravens, staying with her fellow clergy in Vasselheim most of the time. The last time she visited Syngorn was 662 PD.[7] Around 705 PD she went through a death-related experience that she described as "piercing the veil".[8]

"The Search For Grog" (Sx42)[]

Lieve'tel volunteered to accompany Vox Machina in their search for Grog's soul when they came looking for aid in Vasselheim, hoping to repay the debt that the Raven Queen owed them for their efforts against Vecna. Though initially treated with disdain by Keyleth because she felt Lieve'tel was being condescending and reminded her of Vax'ildan, Lieve'tel proved her usefulness as they ventured through the plane of Pandemonium. Lieve'tel suggested to Bertrand Bell that "[this adventure] can only end in romance"[9] between them. She was briefly killed in the fight against the Empyrean.

"The Search For Bob" (Sx45)[]

Lieve'tel's body was carried into Scanlan's mansion where she was resurrected by Pike. However, this required that Pike and Keyleth search for any missing pieces of her body, and for Vex to sacrifice her wedding ring for the diamond component of the spell. She spent that night teaching Bertrand "the wisdom of the ages". She continued on with Vox Machina through Pandemonium, and called upon the Raven Queen to aid them to reveal that they were being chased by the Dust Titan. Though the others retrieved their stolen belongings, the bone of Purvan she carried was left behind, as well as her family's Rod of Alertness.

Upon returning to Whitestone, she asked if she could remain with Vox Machina for a time before returning to Vasselheim. She then Communed with the Raven Queen, asking if Vox Machina would be safe for now (they would), and if Vex and Keyleth would be happy (the former was already happy, the latter would need more time).[10] She then ran after Bertrand, but not before Percy invited her to dinner with the rest of the party later that day. Her statue was included with those of Vox Machina made by Shanak in Whitestone.

Relationships[]

Bertrand Bell[]

Lieve'tel and Bertrand Bell - Stephanie Brown

Fan art of Lieve'tel Toluse and Bertrand Bell, by Stephanie Brown.[art 3]

Lieve'tel showed little interest in Bertrand before teasingly flirting with him and saying that she needed the entertainment. Upon being resurrected, she dragged Bertrand by the beard to her room for the night. After Bertrand left the party in Whitestone, she expressed some interest in tracking him down, though it is not known if this went anywhere afterward.

Lieve'tel's name was the last word Bertrand spoke when he was fatally stabbed in Jrusar more than three decades later.[11]

Vex'ahlia[]

Lieve'tel reminded Vex of her brother in both looks and some mannerisms. She sparked an emotional reaction in Vex by petting and praising Trinket in a similar manner as Vax did when he was alive. Lieve'tel took a particular interest in caring for Vex, in part to honor Vax. She cast death ward on Vex twice and asked that Vex stay close to her in Pandemonium. Lieve'tel shared with Vex that she was also from Syngorn and spotted Vex and Vax at the Raven Queen's temple once in Vasselheim. Vex seemed somewhat pained by her presence but respected Lieve'tel enough to sacrifice her wedding ring to resurrect her. Vex encouraged Lieve'tel to stay in Whitestone after their adventure.

Keyleth[]

Lieve'tel's presence reminded Keyleth of Vax, much like it did for Vex. However, Keyleth showed much more anger and resentment toward Lieve'tel due to this painful reminder. Keyleth initially tried to find someone else to replace Lieve'tel in their group but found no other volunteers. When Lieve'tel tried to offer Keyleth comfort, Keyleth bitterly told her not to talk about how painful loss is again. Despite Keyleth's resentment towards Lieve'tel and the Raven Queen, she did assist Pike in assembling the lost pieces of Lieve'tel's corpse.

Character information[]

Lieve'tel Toluse

Fan art of Lieve'tel Toluse, by Saturnberries.[art 4]

Notable items[]

  • +1 Breastplate[4]
  • Necklace of Prayer Beads
  • Reliquary worth 1,000 gp, containing a finger bone of Purvan Suul[13] (left behind in a chest in Bob's citadel on Pandemonium)
  • Robe of Stars
  • Fossil found in Pandemonium[14] and fused to her skull in the process of resurrecting her,[15] although she extracted it by casting Regenerate on her own forehead[16]
  • Rod of Alertness[17] (left behind in Bob's citadel on Pandemonium)

Abilities[]

Feats[]

Cleric abilities[]

  • Channel Divinity (3 uses per short rest)
    • Turn Undead
      • Destroy Undead (CR 4)
  • Divine Domain (Grave Domain)
    • Channel Divinity: Path to the Grave
    • Circle of Mortality
    • Domain Spells
    • Eyes of the Grave
    • Keeper of Souls
    • Potent Spellcasting
    • Sentinel at Death's Door[18]
  • Divine Intervention
  • Ritual Casting
  • Spellcasting (Wisdom-based ability)

Domain Spells[]

Spell level Spell Notes
1st Bane
1st False Life
2nd Gentle Repose
2nd Ray of Enfeeblement
3rd Revivify
3rd Vampiric Touch
4th Blight
4th Death Ward
5th Antilife Shell
5th Raise Dead

Cleric spells[]

In addition to her domain spells and Spare the Dying, Lieve'tel has access to five cleric cantrips and all cleric spells. As an 18th-level cleric, she can prepare up to 22 of these spells per day.

Lieve'tel Toluse by Nikki Dawes

Fan art of Lieve'tel Toluse, by Nikki Dawes.[art 5]

Spell level Spell Notes
0 (cantrip) Guidance[19]
0 (cantrip) Spare the Dying
0 (cantrip) Thaumaturgy
0 (cantrip) Toll the Dead[20]
1st Healing Word[21]
3rd Beacon of Hope[22]
5th Holy Weapon[23] Not cast; considered
5th Scrying[24]
6th Find the Path[25]
7th Plane Shift[26] Not cast; mentioned
7th Regenerate
7th Temple of the Gods[27]
8th Holy Aura[28] Not cast; attempted
9th Mass Heal[29]

Appearances and mentions[]

Trivia[]

  • As noted by the players, Lieve'tel has several traits in common with Vax'ildan.
  • Lieve'tel may be considered the third player character to replace one who had been killed or temporarily retired, following Taryon Darrington and Caduceus Clay, and entering contemporaneously with Bertrand Bell.
  • A fan theory proposed that Lieve'tel's name is a wordplay for the phrase "live and tell". According to that, her name would be yet another reference to the situation of Vox Machina after Vax's death. There's also some irony in it, since Lieve'tel died in her first adventure with the group, only being able to live and tell because she was brought back by Scanlan.
  • Grog's name for Lieve'tel ("Le'Veon Bell") is the name of the running back for the Kansas City Chiefs American football team. Bell is also the surname of Travis' own (temporary) replacement character Bertrand Bell, with whom Lieve'tel had an intimate encounter.

References[]

  1. Lieve'tel reveals her age.  See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 3:01:42.
  2. See "The Search For Bob" (Sx45) at 34:23.
  3. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 4:23:35.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Liam posted most of Lieve'tel's character sheet on Twitter.
  5. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 1:47:42.
  6. See "The Search For Bob" (Sx45) at 0:23:10.
  7. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42).
  8. See "The Search For Bob" (Sx45) at 0:35:15.
  9. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 03:01:35.
  10. See "The Search For Bob" (Sx45) at 3:52:30.
  11. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 4:08:02.
  12. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 3:50:34.
  13. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 3:14:16.
  14. See "The Search For Bob" (Sx45) at 0:23:10.
  15. See "The Search For Bob" (Sx45) at 0:34:57.
  16. See "The Search For Bob" (Sx45) from 0:42:24 through 0:42:54.
  17. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 2:06:12.
  18. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 2:23:20.  Lieve'tel uses Sentinel at Death's Door.
  19. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 1:47:42.  Lieve'tel casts Guidance.
  20. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 2:40:04.  Lieve'tel casts Toll the Dead.
  21. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 2:41:07.  Lieve'tel casts Healing Word.
  22. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 2:11:57.  Lieve'tel casts Beacon of Hope.
  23. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 2:17:48.  Liam considers casting Holy Weapon.
  24. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 1:46:42.  Lieve'tel casts Scrying.
  25. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 2:59:56.  Lieve'tel casts Find the Path.
  26. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 1:45:11.  Lieve'tel mentions she has a means to return the party home, indicating she has Plane Shift.
  27. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 1:45:11.  Lieve'tel mentions that she can cast a spell that would create shelter but compete with her slot for Plane Shift, consistent with Temple of the Gods.
  28. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 3:14:40.  Lieve'tel attempts to cast Holy Aura.
  29. See "The Search For Grog" (Sx42) at 3:27:15.  Lieve'tel casts Mass Heal.

Art:

  1. Official 2019 portrait of Lieve'tel, by Kit Buss (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 full body portrait of Lieve'tel, by Kit Buss (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 Lieve'tel Toluse and Bertrand Bell, by Stephanie Brown (source). Used with permission.
  4. Fan art of Lieve'tel Toluse, by Saturnberries (source). Used with permission.
  5. Fan art of Lieve'tel Toluse, by Nikki Dawes (source). Used with permission.
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