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Ophelia Mardoon[4] is a tiefling member of the Mardoon family in Shadycreek Run and the crime boss in Zadash, succeeding the Gentleman.[5] As an NPC, Ophelia Mardoon is played by Matthew Mercer.




Fan art of Ophelia Mardoon, by BlackSalander.[art 2]

Ophelia is a dark grey-skinned tiefling. She has smooth, straight, ankle-length, dark hair that falls behind her. Her horns curve up into two large points behind her head. She has bright yellow, pupil-less eyes and two large canines. When she first met the Mighty Nein, she wore a very formal coat with epaulets, tailored to emphasize her figure.[6]


Hedonistic, ambitious, and forceful, she does not enjoy being denied and has the skills and connections to ensure that she gets whatever she desires.[1] Ophelia has an air of confidence about her and wields her femininity like a weapon. Though she can come off as cold, distant, and aloof, she offered her sincere condolences to the Mighty Nein after Mollymauk's death and ensured the Gentleman thoroughly compensated the group for their loss.




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Ophelia Mardoon is the most prominent member of the Mardoon family and commands the Estate Sybaritic to the north of Shadycreek Run.[1]

Campaign Two: The Mighty Nein[]

"Converging Fury" (2x27)[]

The Mighty Nein met Ophelia as part of their contract with the Gentleman. She asked the group if they could take down the Iron Shepherds for her, to which they agreed. When they asked about potential sources of aid in their endeavors, she suggested that they seek out the priest located in the Savalirwood.

"The Journey Home" (2x30)[]

The group went to Ophelia at her estate to tell her that they were successful in their mission. Together with Ophelia and her retinue, they traveled back to Zadash.

"New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111)[]

At the Evening Nip, The Gentleman told the Mighty Nein that Ophelia returned to Shadycreek Run.

Following Campaign Two[]

A few years after the campaign, when the Gentleman faked his death, Ophelia took the reins of his operation in Zadash.[7]


Members of the Mardoon family include Lord Anselm Mardoon, Kriemhilde Mardoon, Demis Mardoom, and Rufus Mardoom.[8]

House Jagentoth, who sponsored the Iron Shepherds, are enemies of House Mardoon.

The Gentleman was both her business partner and her lover, though she seemed less interested in him than he was in Ophelia.[9][10] As of 836 PD, the Gentleman is retired and their relationship is unknown.[11]

Ophelia has multiple underlings functioning as guards, wagon-drivers and household-servants. She also seems familiar with the Crownsguard manning the border with the Dwendalian Empire.[12]

Character Information[]


"As she descends ... she exudes an air of powerful aggression and presence, and with each step that she takes down there you can sense her immediately reading and seeing through each of you."[13]

Ophelia may or may not be a magic user, as implied by Marisha Ray's question "Can I do an insight check, did it look like she did a spell just then?" A result of 25 on the check makes her smile during and then smirk after hearing what Matt tells her in a whisper.[14]

Appearances and mentions[]


  • The name "Mardun" was previously used by Matthew Mercer for a tiefling paladin in a one-shot game run by Matthew Colville. He was known as The Ruby Knight and was a servant of the Queen of Fire.[15]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 See Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 51.
  2. See "Critical Role Campaign 2 Wrap Up" (Sx56) from 4:03:58 through The Gentleman is retired.
  3. See "Critical Role Campaign 2 Wrap Up" (Sx56) from 4:03:58 through The Gentleman is retired.
  4. Although Matthew Mercer had confirmed a spelling of "Mardun" to CR Transcripts and it is spelled "Mardun" in The Chronicles of Exandria - The Mighty Nein, the spelling was changed to "Mardoon" in the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount.
  5. See "Critical Role Campaign 2 Wrap Up" (Sx56) at 4:03:58.
  6. See "Converging Fury" (2x27) from 2:35:27 through 2:36:52.
  7. See "Critical Role Campaign 2 Wrap Up" (Sx56) at 4:04:34.
  8. See Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 50.
  9. See "Converging Fury" (2x27) at 2:36:44.
  10. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) from 2:43:40 through 2:45:03.
  11. See "Critical Role Campaign 2 Wrap Up" (Sx56) at 4:04:34.
  12. See "The Journey Home" (2x30) at 2:09:21.
  13. See "Converging Fury" (2x27) at 2:36:08.
  14. See "Converging Fury" (2x27) at 2:38:16.
  15. Matt Colville's Q&A on his YouTube channel.  See "Q&A" from 0:33:35 through 0:35:44.


  1. Fan art of Ophelia Mardoon, by BlackSalander (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Ophelia Mardoon, by BlackSalander (source). Used with permission.