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Fan art of Grog and Scanlan at a bar, by David Rodrigues.[art 1]

Grog Strongjaw and Scanlan Shorthalt were buddies and often spent their free time in the same pursuits.[1]

Scanlan was the first person to whom Grog told his concerns about Craven Edge, and Scanlan advised Grog on what to do about it.[2]

Grog was deeply affected by Scanlan's death at the claws of Raishan. His first reaction was disbelief, which soon turned to anger as he shouted for the rest of the party to "FIX HIM!"[3]

Grog participated in Scanlan's resurrection ritual, where he removed the Titanstone Knuckles and Belt of Dwarvenkind and placed them on the altar alongside Scanlan's body. He then spoke to his friend's body lying before him.[4]

You've been with me through so much. I pride myself on my strength, but as we fought Earthbreaker Groon, you were there by my side as I learned that my true strength comes from my friends. Which means that these trinkets, no matter how strong they are...mean nothing. You knew me before them. And I would hope you would know me after. And while my best buddy Pike taught me to love, you taught me to laugh. And I don't wanna know what life is like without that. You've spent so many times inspiring me...I'd like to take a page from your book.
Grog's words to Scanlan during the latter's resurrection ritual[5]

The goliath then sang a song to the bard.

Hail to Scanlan Shorthalt
Hail to victory
No one can make me laugh faster
Please bring him back to me.
Grog's song to Scanlan[6]
(based on "Hail to the Redskins",
the Washington Redskins' Fight Song)

Grog was saddened by Scanlan's departure from Vox Machina, but out of the entire party, he was the most understanding and respectful of Scanlan's decision, even going so far as to apologize for not getting to know Scanlan's history better, while opposing any attempts by Vox Machina to try and convince Scanlan to return prematurely. Despite this, Grog misses the gnome greatly, frequently visiting brothels and buying services for two, only to remember that Scanlan wasn't with him anymore. When Scanlan finally returned after over a year, Grog was furious with him, speaking no more than a word to him, and leaving whenever Scanlan attempted to talk to him. Scanlan was later able to make it up to him (more or less) with an apology and a blank check to every pub in Ank'Harel.

Other Intraparty Relationships[]

Intraparty Relationships of Vox Machina
Grog Keyleth Percy Pike Scanlan Taryon Tiberius Trinket Vax'ildan Vex'ahlia
Grog Grog Keyleth & Grog Percy & Grog Pike & Grog Scanlan & Grog Taryon & Grog Tiberius & Grog Trinket & Grog Vax'ildan & Grog Vex'ahlia & Grog
Keyleth Grog & Keyleth Keyleth Percy & Keyleth Pike & Keyleth Scanlan & Keyleth Taryon & Keyleth Tiberius & Keyleth Trinket & Keyleth Vax'ildan & Keyleth Vex'ahlia & Keyleth
Percy Grog & Percy Keyleth & Percy Percy Pike & Percy Scanlan & Percy Taryon & Percy Tiberius & Percy Trinket & Percy Vax'ildan & Percy Vex'ahlia & Percy
Pike Grog & Pike Keyleth & Pike Percy & Pike Pike Scanlan & Pike Taryon & Pike Tiberius & Pike Trinket & Pike Vax'ildan & Pike Vex'ahlia & Pike
Scanlan Grog & Scanlan Keyleth & Scanlan Percy & Scanlan Pike & Scanlan Scanlan (not applicable) Tiberius & Scanlan Trinket & Scanlan Vax'ildan & Scanlan Vex'ahlia & Scanlan
Taryon Grog & Taryon Keyleth & Taryon Percy & Taryon Pike & Taryon (not applicable) Taryon (not applicable) Trinket & Taryon Vax'ildan & Taryon Vex'ahlia & Taryon
Tiberius Grog & Tiberius Keyleth & Tiberius Percy & Tiberius Pike & Tiberius Scanlan & Tiberius (not applicable) Tiberius Trinket & Tiberius Vax'ildan & Tiberius Vex'ahlia & Tiberius
Trinket Grog & Trinket Keyleth & Trinket Percy & Trinket Pike & Trinket Scanlan & Trinket Taryon & Trinket Tiberius & Trinket Trinket Vax'ildan & Trinket Vex'ahlia & Trinket
Vax'ildan Grog & Vax'ildan Keyleth & Vax'ildan Percy & Vax'ildan Pike & Vax'ildan Scanlan & Vax'ildan Taryon & Vax'ildan Tiberius & Vax'ildan Trinket & Vax'ildan Vax'ildan Vex'ahlia & Vax'ildan
Vex'ahlia Grog & Vex'ahlia Keyleth & Vex'ahlia Percy & Vex'ahlia Pike & Vex'ahlia Scanlan & Vex'ahlia Taryon & Vex'ahlia Tiberius & Vex'ahlia Trinket & Vex'ahlia Vax'ildan & Vex'ahlia Vex'ahlia


  1. Grog's intro
  2. See "The Family Business" (1x47) from 2:36:50 through 2:49:14.
  3. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 3:12:21.
  4. See "Loose Ends" (1x84) at 0:32:23.
  5. See "Loose Ends" (1x84) from 0:32:54 through 0:33:52.
  6. See "Loose Ends" (1x84) from 0:33:53 through 0:33:52.


  1. Fan art of Grog and Scanlan at a bar, by David Rodrigues (source). Used with permission.