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Retort was a firearm created by Anna Ripley based on her eyewitness accounts of Percival de Rolo's gun, The List.[1].


Retort had a single small barrel with four chambers[2] with whitestone inlay and a little pockets across the gun, containing the same material. Underneath the main set of barrels on the front, there is a signature of Ripley carved with whitestone across, emitting a faint magical aura.[3] It is a variation on a scrying enchantment, allowing Ripley to hear what is happening around the gun.


Percival named the gun Retort when he took it from Ripley after Vox Machina freed her from a cell.[4] Ripley used an enchantment on part of the gun to spy on Vox Machina, beating them to two Vestiges as a result.[5][6]


  1. See "Reunions" (1x33), part 1, at 0:56:05.
  2. See "Reunions" (1x33), part 1, at 0:56:05.
  3. See "The Chase to Glintshore" (1x67) at 10:14.
  4. See "Test of Pride" (1x51) at 0:31:21.  The first reference to the gun as "Retort".
  5. Keyleth inspects Retort for any enchantments and found a faint magical aura.  See "The Chase to Glintshore" (1x67) at 0:10:45.
  6. Kyme examines Retort.  See "The Chase to Glintshore" (1x67) at 1:52:38.


  1. Fan art of Retort, by Matthew Denz (source). Used with permission.