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Orym is a halfling fighter and member of the Air Ashari who appeared in Exandria Unlimited. He is played by Liam O'Brien.

Description

Appearance

Official full-body portait of Orym, by Hannah Friederichs.[art 1]

Orym has a short shock of brown hair less than an inch long.[7] He has a full-sleeve tattoo of swirling winds featuring Catha and Ruidus, the moons of Exandria, on his right arm. He wears green armor with a leaf theme.[8]

Personality

Orym is generally serious, dutiful and level-headed. He considers himself responsible for “babysitting” his friends' antics, and makes efforts to protect them in combat.[9][10] Orym prefers to leave complicated, dangerous matters in the hands of more experienced figures whom he trusts.[11][12]

Orym is uncomfortable with getting involved in crime or “fucking people over”, believing there’s more to the world than corruption and temptation.[13] Dariax considered him to be the most moral member of their group.[14]

Biography

Background

Orym served as a guard when he lived in Zephrah. There, he overheard conversations with Vox Machina.[15]

Exandria Unlimited

Relationships

Orym alludes to working for a female leader in Zephrah, later revealed to be Keyleth, but it was a long time ago;[16] he also says she had told him about the people of Emon and that she was exactly right about them.[17] He later said he was aware of Keyleth and her possession of a Vestige, and that made him conscious of the danger and unlikelihood of stumbling upon a Vestige himself.[18]

Character information

Notable Items

Halfling Abilities

  • Brave
  • Halfling Nimbleness
  • Lucky
  • Subrace: Lotusden Halfling[presumed]
    • Child of the Wood (Druidcraft cantrip[22] at 1st-level)
    • Timberwalk (ability checks made to track against have disadvantage, and can move across difficult terrain made of nonmagical plants and undergrowth without expending extra movement)

Fighter Abilities

  • Fighting Style: Superior Technique (Bait and Switch)[23]
  • Action Surge (once per rest)

Quotes

  • "I know that you are wrong. I know that there's more in this world. I know that temptation and corruption and imperfection is rampant in this world, but that's not all there is."[24]
  • "I am not becoming a criminal. I am babysitting."[25]

Trivia

  • Orym identifies as Neutral Good, although this was a spur of the moment addition from Liam.[26]
  • He is the second member of the Air Ashari played by Liam, following Derrig.
    • Both Orym and Derrig are Fighters.
    • He is the third of Liam's characters to have a connection to Keyleth, following Vax'ildan and Derrig.
  • According to Anjali Bhimani, Orym would be the best character from Exandria Unlimited to have as a roomate because he is "quiet, respectful, honest, accommodating, and [...] doesn’t take up a lot of space" and that "if someone broke in late at night, little murder man would SO be on the case before I even woke up".[27]

References

  1. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 7:06.
  2. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 2:44:02.
  3. See "A Glorious Return" (Ex03) at 47:27.
  4. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 7:06.
  5. See "The Oh No Plateau" (Ex02) at 1:54:09.
  6. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 7:31.
  7. See "A Glorious Return" (Ex03) from 8:06 through 8:35.
  8. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 7:17.
  9. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 1:58:43.
  10. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 3:24:45.  Orym defends the wounded Opal.
  11. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 4:04:00.  Orym wants to take the stolen residuum to the Ashari.
  12. See "The Oh No Plateau" (Ex02) at 2:00:39.  Orym wants to entrust the Circlet of Barbed Vision to the Fire Ashari.
  13. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 1:35:41.
  14. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 2:01:32.
  15. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 3:57:55.
  16. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 4:03:48.
  17. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 1:36:24.
  18. See "The Oh No Plateau" (Ex02) at 1:09:42.
  19. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 2:30:30.
  20. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 4:00:51.
  21. See "A Glorious Return" (Ex03) at 2:21:55.
  22. Orym's casting of Druidcraft, and mentioning that it is his single druid cantrip, suggests he is a Lotusden Halfling.  See "A Glorious Return" (Ex03) at 0:13:22.
  23. As a level 2 fighter, having a single Battle Master Maneuver indicates he has the Superior Technique fighting style from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, p. 41.  See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 3:41:50.
  24. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 1:35:39.
  25. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 1:58:51.
  26. See "The Nameless Ones" (Ex01) at 2:44:02.
  27. Critical Role Newsletter (2021-07-22). Visit Tal'Dorei AND Get to Know Anjali! ✨. Archived on 2021-07-22.

Art:

  1. Official full-body portait of Orym, by Hannah Friederichs (source).  Permission needed.