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Nothics are one-eyed creatures drawn to places with arcane knowledge.[1]


Nothics are humanoid in shape, with blotchy gray skin, backs covered in spikes, and clawed hands and feet. They often collect magical items.[3] Nothics have one large yellow eye in the middle of their head, no nose, and many teeth.[4]

In D&D lore, nothics are former wizards who, after spending their lives trying to delve into arcane secrets, were cursed by Vecna. They seek out places where arcane magic is learned or practiced.[1]


"The Climb Within" (1x110)[]

While scouting ahead as Vox Machina made their way through the Crypts of Thomara, Vax'ildan saw a lone nothic eating what appeared to be the limb of an animal or person. Vax killed it with a single attack.[5] When he looted the body, he found some bones, half of a book in a language he didn't recognize, a dagger, a spyglass, and a bronze key.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 236.
  2. See "The Climb Within" (1x110) at 2:20:16.  Matt describes the creature as being roughly the same size as one of the twins; Vex is 5'7" and Vax is 5'11".
  3. See "The Climb Within" (1x110) at 2:20:16.
  4. See "The Climb Within" (1x110) at 2:24:04.
  5. See "The Climb Within" (1x110) at 2:22:41.
  6. See "The Climb Within" (1x110) at 2:24:54.


  1. Depiction of a nothic, by Ilya Shkipin from D&D Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 236. This page contains unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.