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Fan art of the Plate of the Dawnmartyr, by David Rodrigues.[art 1]

Also known as the "Beacon of Protection" to the chosen of Pelor, Kamaljiori told Vox Machina that the Plate of the Dawnmartyr was gathering dust on a wall in the City of Brass in the Elemental Plane of Fire.[1]  The armor was a trophy won by a fire giant in a card game from the Sutan bloodline that once donned it.[2] Beautiful silver scrolling and priceless cut rubies adorn the brass-and-gold armor.  It was originally worn by the High Priest of Pelor, Duana, as she fell in the battle of Ghor Dranas.[3] 

Vox Machina met with the owner of the Plate of the Dawnmartyr, Juuraiel, in the City of Brass. Scanlan challenged her to a card game to try and win the armor, but lost, and instead the fire giant won Vox Machina as slaves. However, she promised to grant them their freedom, as well as the Plate of the Dawnmartyr, if they killed a pit fiend named Ghurrix who had slain her lover.[4] Vox Machina set out to slay Ghurrix, succeeded, and returned to Juuraiel, who fulfilled her end of the deal by freeing them and giving them the Plate of the Dawnmartyr from her collection. It was immediately donned by Pike Trickfoot.[3]

Features Edit

Description Edit

Armor (plate), legendary (requires attunement)

Beautiful silver scrolling and priceless cut rubies adorn this set of brass-and-gold armor. Worn by the High Priest Duana of the Dawnfather as she fell in the Battle of Ghor Dranas. [5]

Dormant State Edit
  • The wearer gains a +1 bonus to AC while wearing this armor.
  • When struck by a melee attack, the wearer may use their reaction to cause the attacker to suffer 1d6 points of fire damage.
Awakened State Edit
  • The bonus to AC from this armor increases to a +2.
  • The wearer gains immunity to the frightened condition.
  • The wearer gains resistance to fire damage.
  • The damage inflicted on an attacker by the armor increases to 2d6 fire damage.
Exalted State Edit
  • The bonus to AC from this armor increases to a +3.
  • If the wearer is knocked unconscious by an attack or spell, a blast of healing flame surrounds them. The wearer immediately regains 5 hit points and is lifted to their feet. All enemy creatures within 10 feet of the wearer must make a saving throw. They suffer 6d6 fire damage (half if succeeded) . The wearer cannot use this ability again until they finish a long rest.

References Edit

  1. See "A Name Is Earned" (1x49) at 4:45:15.
  2. See Matthew Mercer's list of Vestiges shared on Dropbox.
  3. See "Brawl in the Arches" (1x76).[citation needed]
  4. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75).[citation needed]
  5. See Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, pg.115

Art:

  1. Fan art of the Plate of the Dawnmartyr, by David Rodrigues (source).  Used with permission.
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