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Odellan Tal'Dorei was the human Sovereign of the Tal'Dorei Empire c. 792[9] or 793 PD.[10]


Odellan Tal'Dorei was the Sovereign of Tal'Dorei prior to his son, Uriel Tal'Dorei II. During the time of his rule, the red dragon Thordak came out of hiding and started attacking trade caravans in the Rifenmist Peninsula and Verdant Expanse, the latter of which sent for aid and protection against a "nightmare of fire and malice". Odellan considered it a misuse of resources to send reinforcements that far south to "outsider" communities without confirmation of the threat. Two years later, c. 794 or 795 PD, the Council of Tal'Dorei heard reports of a great red dragon and began to take the threat seriously.[1]


Odellan single-handedly prevented the Tal'Dorei Council from taking action in the two years that Thordak was ravaging the outlying parts of the empire, and that failure of singular power likely affected his son Uriel's ultimate decision to abdicate as sovereign and turn rulership over to the Tal'Dorei Council.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 11 (Chapter 1: Campaigns in Tal'Dorei).
  2. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 21.
  3. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 9 (Chapter 1: Campaigns in Tal'Dorei).
  4. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) at 11:53.
  5. 5.0 5.1 See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 22.
  6. See "In Ruins" (1x41) at 2:23:09.
  7. See "In Ruins" (1x41) at 2:23:09.
  8. See "In Ruins" (1x41) at 2:23:09.
  9. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, pp. 11–12. Odellan was Sovereign two years before forces rallied against Thordak. Thordak was sealed for 16 years before the Chroma Conclave attacked Emon. The attack takes place days after Winter's Crest, with one additional Winter's Crest taking place before "The Final Ascent" (1x113), in which the date is said to be Misuthar 812 PD. Two plus sixteen plus two is 20. Twenty years before 812 PD is 792 PD.
  10. Allura Vysoren says reports of a massive red dragon appeared in Tal'Dorei "about 15 years" before this episode, which takes place just after the Chroma Conclave attacked Emon.  See "Desperate Measures" (1x40) at 2:36:36.