Cardinal Respa is a priestess in the temple of Pelor in Rexxentrum, and a follower of the Angel of Irons. As an NPC, Respa is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

Respa is an older woman in elaborate red, gold, and white robes, her grey hair pulled up tightly behind her head.

Personality Edit

Biography Edit

Background Edit

Respa was a Cardinal in the Chantry of the Dawn, the cathedral of Pelor in Rexxentrum. At some point she had become a devout follower of the Angel of Irons in the same cult as Vence Nuthaleus.

"The Threads Converge" (2x85) Edit

Cardinal Respa met with Vence in the Chantry of the Dawn. He gave her a satchel containing several scrolls taken from the vaults of Vasselheim, and an Abyssal anchor. She was able to see Jester's Scrying sensor and flew into a fury at Vence as the Scry abruptly ended.

"The Cathedral" (2x86)Edit

Cardinal Respa led several cultists in a prayer of worship for the Angel of Irons and hoping for its release. During this sermon she was attacked by the Mighty Nein. She fought alongside demons against the Nein and when the fight started to go against her favour she contacted Obann to ask for assistance. She kept fighting until Nott shot an arrow into her neck, causing her to die skewered standing to the wall behind her.

Relationships Edit

Vence NuthaleusEdit

From what little Jester was able to see, Respa and Vence seemed businesslike up until Respa realized Vence had failed a saving throw against Scrying, after which she began berating him.

Cultists of the Angel of IronsEdit

Respa burned one of the cultists attending her sermons with Firestorm without caring.

Acolytes of the DawnfatherEdit

It is inferred that Respa poisoned all acolytes who were genuinely loyal to Pelor the morning before Obann's attempt to break one of the chains holding Tharizdun in place.

Character Information Edit

Abilities Edit

Cardinal Respa is at least a 13th level ClericEdit


  • Thaumaturgy[5]
6th LevelEdit
  • True Seeing[presumed][6]
7th LevelEdit

Notable Items Edit

Quotations Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Beau and Jester commented that Respa's hair appeared frizzy with bad breakage.

References Edit

  1. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 1:06:53.  In order to cast 7th-level spells, Respa must be at least level 15
  2. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 1:22:31.  19 just hits.
  3. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 1:08:47.  A saving throw of 17 fails to meet her DC.
  4. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 1:08:47.  DC≥18, which requires +5 WIS at +5 proficiency, the minimum for a ≥15th level spellcaster
  5. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 48:30.
  6. See "The Threads Converge" (2x85) at 4:25:28.
  7. See "The Cathedral" (2x86) at 1:06:53.
  1. Fan art of Cardinal Respa, by Callum Lyall (source).  Used with permission.
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