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Luc Brenatto is the son of Yeza Brenatto and Veth Brenatto originally from the village of Felderwin. As an NPC, Luc is played by Matthew Mercer.



Luc is a small halfling boy no older than five years old. He has shaggy light brown hair and blue eyes.


Luc was described by his mother as being very intelligent for his age, having learned to walk and talk earlier than usual for a halfling.[4]

When the Mighty Nein found him with Old Edith in Felderwin, Luc appeared both traumatized and somewhat desensitized regarding the constant violence that had been happening around him, and losing first his mother, and then his father. He was not trusting of Nott when she approached him at Edith's house. Later, after having been sent to Nicodranas for safety in the care of Shakäste, and being reunited with his father and at least temporarily with his mother, he began to blossom and became a normal, rambunctious child, with a definite streak of his mother's adventurous spirit.

While Veth was off at the peace negotiations and then Traveler Con, Luc and his father moved from their temporary quarters at the Lavish Chateau into their own home in Nicodranas. Luc seemed to adore living there, telling his mother excitedly about his friends and their adventures. He definitely seemed to take after his mother, enjoying his toy crossbow, practicing his stealth, and occasionally stealing from merchants, and Veth (to Yeza's dismay) was encouraging this.[5]



Fan art of the Brenatto family, by Malény López Alvarez.[art 2]

Fan art of the Brenatto family, by Ana Fedina.[art 3]

Luc was born to Yeza and Veth Brenatto, the owners and proprietors of the Brenatto Apothecary in Felderwin. He was three or four years old when his family was captured by a band of marauding goblins during a hard winter, and he was beginning to starve when his mother sacrificed herself to ensure Luc and his father got away safely. Yeza and Luc believed Veth had been killed by the goblins, and when she began sending small packages with trinkets and money to them (at first anonymously) during the Mighty Nein's travels, Yeza did not tell Luc who was claiming to send them.

During this time, Yeza was hired by Vess DeRogna of the Cerberus Assembly to experiment on the Luxon beacon still in possession of the Dwendalian Empire, attempting to draw its fate-changing qualities into a potion. Luc was sent away to his room when the "mean lady" came to visit the apothecary to check on progress. When the Kryn attacked Felderwin and burned the Apothecary to the ground, Luc escaped by running to the home of Old Edith, who took him in and cared for him, telling him his father was away helping the war. Luc suspected she was lying and that his father was dead, like his mother.

When Veth appeared at Old Edith's (Nott taking care to always use Disguise Self to appear in her halfling form to him), Luc hung back, not trusting her and reluctant to be hugged and kissed. He did tell her "Don't die" before disappearing back into Edith's house. A few days later, Veth and the rest of the Mighty Nein used Sending to ask Shakaste to take both Luc and Edith to the Lavish Chateau in Nicodranas for safety during the war. Once they had rescued Yeza from the Kryn, the family was briefly reunited and Luc seemed to be coming out of his shell, happily playing with his mother's crossbow and with Nugget. Yeza and Luc settled into the Lavish Chateau while Veth continued on with the Mighty Nein, seeking her re-transformation into her true halfling form.

"Homeward Bound" (2x48)

Nott cast Disguise Self to look like a halfling woman before knocking on the door of Old Edith's house. Luc recognized Nott's disguised form as his mother but was confused. His father told Luc goblins killed his mother. Luc said he thinks his father is probably dead too. Luc told Nott he hasn't been hurt. Yeza put him in his room when "the mean lady with the pointy ears" would come by. Yeza gave Luc the packages Nott sent, but did not tell him who they were from. When soldiers from Xhorhas attacked, Yeza told Luc to hide. He ran to Old Edith. Luc told Nott "don't die" before going back inside the house.[6]

"Family Gathering" (2x71)

The Mighty Nein, Nugget, and Yeza teleported to Nicodranas to meet up with Old Edith and Luc Brenatto. Before entering the Lavish Chateau, Nott cast Disguise Self to make herself look like Veth. Yeza told Luc his mother was a great adventurer and suggested Nott show Luc her crossbow. Nott took the bolts out and let Luc play with it. Luc does not want to give up the crossbow so Jester and Nott suggested he take Nugget instead. Nott threw in a grappling hook and Luc agreed. The Mighty Nein, Luc, and Yeza spend the rest of the day at the beach.[7]

The next morning, Nott helped Yeza convince Luc to eat all of his breakfast.[8] Nott told Luc she was going on another trip and he could keep practicing with a training crossbow if he was good. Luc made her promise to remember all the things she shoots and tell him about them. Caleb brought Luc, Nott, and Yeza along while he drew the Teleportation Circle to transport them back to Rosohna.[9]

"The Fancy and the Fooled" (2x97)

"Between a Ball and a Hot Place" (2x129)

After casting Plane Shift to escape Nicodranas, the Mighty Nein along with their family members were teleported to the Plane of Fire. When Veth and Jester decided to investigate the outside of the cave they were in, they alerted the presence of a fire elemental, who angrily entered into the cave. During the impending battle, Luc was killed after the elemental set the inside ablaze. He was later revived by Caduceus and had a heart to heart with his parents later to help process the situation.


Fan art of Luc in the family overalls, by Alex Payne.[art 4]

Veth Brenatto/Nott the Brave

Luc was confused to see his mother (Nott used Disguise Self to look like Veth when she talked to him) since Yeza told him she was dead. He did not seem to trust her or be happy to see her. Until she told him, Luc did not realize the presents from packages Yeza gave him came from her. This seems to further confuse him. Although still seeming distrustful, Luc asked Veth not to die.[10]

Yeza Brenatto

Yeza seems to be protective of Luc. He hid his work with the Cerberus Assembly and had Luc hide whenever an assembly member would come to their house. For unknown reasons, Yeza told him that his mother was dead even after receiving letters signed as Veth. Despite this, he still gave Luc the presents Nott sent in the packages. Even though no one had confirmed it, Luc assumed that his father was dead after being taken.[11]

Old Edith

Old Edith, a human woman who also lives in Felderwin, seems to be a friend of the Brenatto family. Luc came to her after Yeza told him to run during the attack by soldiers from Xhorhas. With Shakaste guiding them, Old Edith accompanied Luc to the Menagerie Coast and the two made it the safety of Nicodranas, where they stayed at the Lavish Chateau with Marion Lavorre until Nott and Yeza could visit.

Caduceus Clay

Besides his mother, Luc has become close friends with the Mighty Nein's firbolg cleric Caduceus after the events of "Between a Ball and a Hot Place" (2x129).

Character Information


Notable Items

  • Package consisting of a note with unknown contents, rings, a brass baby bottle, a brass door knob, ball bearings, two bracelets, blouse buttons, and 50 gold. (sent by Nott from Zadash}.[12]
  • Package consisting of bunch of baubles, trinkets, buttons, ribbons, string, beads, one crescent-shaped ornament, a note with unknown contents, and 100 gold. (sent by Nott from Zadash).[13]
  • Crude doll of Bertrand Dwendal. (gifted from Nott.)[14]
  • Toy crossbow (gifted from Veth)[15]
  • A magic ring that creates spinning tops that last for one minute (purchased by Veth from Pumat Sol)[16]
  • An Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location[17]
  • A Ring of Water Walking from Veth.[18]

Appearances and mentions



  • Sam Riegel named the character Luc because he almost called his son that name; it is his son's great-grandfather's name.[19]


  1. See "Dinner with the Devil" (2x110) at 1:00:54.
  2. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:44:33.  "No more than five years old".
  3. See "Between a Ball and a Hot Place" (2x129) at 2:39:27.
  4. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 0:23:48.
  5. See "Frigid Propositions" (2x109) from 1:06:29 through 1:09:53.
  6. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) from 3:43:34 through 3:49:38.
  7. See "Family Gathering" (2x71) from 1:39:40 through 1:56:32.
  8. See "Family Gathering" (2x71) at 2:52:50.
  9. See "Family Gathering" (2x71) from 3:01:29 through 3:05:31.
  10. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) from 3:43:34 through 3:49:38.
  11. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) from 3:43:34 through 3:49:38.
  12. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) at 3:23:27.
  13. See "Commerce & Chaos" (2x31) at 11:16.
  14. See "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:45:11.
  15. See "Frigid Propositions" (2x109) at 1:06:35.  Luc scares Yeza with the crossbow.
  16. See "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111) at 2:00:53.
  17. See "Cat and Mouse" (2x128) at 1:42:41.
  18. See "Fond Farewells" (2x141) at 1:31:31.
  19. See "Critical Role Campaign 2 Wrap Up" (Sx56) at 1:04:58.


  1. Fan art of Luc, by my2k (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of the Brenatto family, by Malény López Alvarez (source). Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of the Brenatto family, by Ana Fedina (source). Used with permission.
  4. Fan art of Luc in the family overalls, by Alex Payne (source). Used with permission.