Noja, commonly known as Abjurist Noja, is a wizard[1] specializing in the School of Abjuration. As an NPC, he is played by Matthew Mercer.



Noja is a human man in his forties with a long, thin reddish beard and long brownish-red hair.[4]



Noja was the owner and keeper of Beyond the Veil, the largest source for purchasable magic relics and curiosities within Westruun. As an accomplished wizard, Noja personally crafted many of the items and potions he sold[1] before Westruun was attacked by the Chroma Conclave.

Quite friendly, Noja has been helpful to Vox Machina many times. During the Winter's Crest crisis, he used his power to shield most of the party from the freezing wave, leaving himself frozen solid.[1][5] He was rescued by the party (along with the rest of the townsfolk of Westruun).[1]

"In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54)

After subduing the Herd of Storms that had taken over Westruun, Grog Strongjaw rescued Noja and some other prisoners from the Iron Stocks.[6] He was unable to aid Grog in identifying anything about the Bloodaxe due to his spellbook being taken. Grog and Scanlan Shorthalt went with him to find his missing spellbook in his shop. He was able to find an old spellbook, and later on the remains of his other spellbook back at the prison, and gave the two members of Vox Machina a Potion of Diminution and an unnamed potion that grants speed.[7]

Noja then participated in the initial attack on Umbrasyl, casting multiple lightning bolts.[8][9][10] However, he eventually became scared and hid.[11]

Character Information




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Some of the information on this page was imported from Matthew Mercer's Vox Machina Wiki article, "Abjurist Noja".
  2. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 1:20:25.
  3. See Matthew Mercer's character page for Abjurist Noja on the Vox Machina Wiki, which marked Noja as age 65 until Mercer edited the page in 2018.
  4. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 0:52:10.
  5. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) at 4:45.
  6. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 1:08:10.
  7. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) from 1:17:26 through 1:18:12.
  8. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 2:53:30.
  9. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 3:20:30.
  10. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 3:51:42.
  11. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 4:20:37.
  12. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 1:19:42.
  13. See "In the Belly of the Beast" (1x54) at 2:53:30.


  1. Noja from official concept art for characters in Vox Machina: Origins, by Olivia Samson (source).  Used with permission.
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