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Rimefang was a white dragon who half of Vox Machina, as well as Lyra and Zahra, were contracted to hunt in "Trial of the Take: Part 1" (1x18). As an NPC, he was played by Matthew Mercer.

Description

Appearance

Rimefang had the standard appearance of an adult white dragon.

Personality

Rimefang was described as being spiteful, arrogant, and more bestial than other dragons. Being a white dragon, Rimefang was naturally evil and selfish. Upon facing him, Vox Machina initially pandered to his vanity, but Scanlan failed to appeal to him. Rimefang praised himself as the prime hunter of the Vesper Timberland, and was insulted that Vox Machina would dare even face him.

Biography

Background

Rimefang was the only dragon of his clutch whose egg survived to birth. He struggled to survive in the Thorain Tundra of northern Issylra, escaping the poachers who wanted his parts and hunters who perhaps were just trying to protect their villages. As he grew over the decades into an adult dragon, he remained quite feral as dragons go. He was filled with spite and ego; he had a lust for bending everything to his will, getting others to bow before, serve, and feed him.[3]

Eight or nine months before the dragon's death, an experienced party was contracted to hunt the as-yet-unidentified white dragon, but they were killed.[4]

To build his lair, Rimefang proceeded to destroy a village of frost giants in a mountain range in the Vesper Timberland. He enslaved two of the giants, allowing them to live in exchange for their servitude. In a cavern at the base of his mountain-lair, the ruins of the giants' village lay strewn with bodies. A giant, roughshod effigy to Rimefang was erected from the rubble.[5] The dragon's lair was located further up the mountain. The large cavern in which Rimefang resided was covered in ice, with treasure frozen into the walls.

Once he had established a lair, the white dragon took the name Rimefang as part of a bid to make itself known publicly and drive fear into the populace.[6]

"Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19)

Vox Machina, with the aid of Zahra's mass suggestion spell, enlisted the aid of the two frost giants.

Fan art of Rimefang perched in his lair, by Linda Lithén.[art 2]

When the party arrived, Rimefang was waiting for them, and he beckoned for them to approach. As the battle was about to begin, Zahra persuaded the giants to join them against the tyrant-dragon. Once the battle began in earnest, the power of the dragon became apparent. Rimefang quickly dispatched one of the giants with his lethal frost breath, damaging Lyra and Percy as well. As the fight progressed, Grog and Scanlan both closed in to melee distance. Scanlan placed the makeshift grenade, which Percy crafted earlier, at the dragon's feet, but in a twist of fate, Rimefang slammed down onto Scanlan with his tail, detonating the grenade on all of them. Immediately after Scanlan and Grog recovered from the explosion, Vex'ahlia fired an explosive arrow that caught the goliath and the gnome in the blast. Rimefang furiously attacked the injured Scanlan, knocking him unconscious and sending him to the edge of death. However, Grog managed to revive Scanlan, and the gnome retreated far away from the dragon. The battle was full of close calls, though, as Percy and Lyra were both knocked unconscious later on. Rimefang perched on a ledge in the cave and attacked the party with a devastating breath attack. Zahra retaliated with a hellish rebuke, engulfing Rimefang in an inferno, killing him.[7]

Fan art of Zahra killing Rimefang with her hellish rebuke, by Viktor Engholm.[art 3]

As part of the contract for the Slayer's Take guild, the party harvested the eyes, teeth, claws, and heart of Rimefang. In addition, they obtained 25 pounds of scales, 4244 gold pieces, a hoard of gems, a hat of disguise, a potion of climbing, gloves of missile snaring, sword of dragon slaying, and an arrow of dragon slaying. The party returned victorious to Vasselheim, and was compensated by Huntmaster Vanessa Cyndrial for their success in slaying such a powerful foe.

Relationships

Character Information

Abilities

  • Frightening Presence[8]
  • Freezing Breath[9]
  • Legendary Actions:
  • Multi-attack: one Bite and two Claw attacks[12]

Notable Items

Quotations

"You say you're from the Slayer's Take. I have not lived these hundred years or so to become the hunted. I am the hunter! I am the scourge of the Thorain Tundra! I am the stalker of this timberland. Well. Parts of you shall adorn my walls, glittering in pieces for times to come. Giants. To my side! Tonight, you choose whether I dine on you or just them."[18]

Trivia

  • Rimefang shares a name with an NPC in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. The Rimefang in Warcraft is also a frost-breathing dragon, found in the Frostwing Halls inside the Icecrown Citadel raid.

References

  1. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 1:57:18.
  2. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) from 3:23:34 through 3:26:14.
  3. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 52:19.  See also 1:57:18 for the name of the tundra.
  4. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 55:18.  See also 53:09.
  5. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) from 46:29 through 51:35.
  6. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 55:18.
  7. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) from 3:23:34 through 3:26:14.
  8. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 2:07:35.
  9. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 2:30:27.
  10. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 2:28:19.
  11. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 2:43:30.
  12. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 2:51:56.
  13. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 3:41:39.
  14. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 3:41:59.
  15. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 3:39:28.
  16. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 3:38:43.
  17. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 3:40:00.
  18. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (1x19) at 1:57:18.

Art:

  1. Fan art of Rimefang, by Dusk of the Derps (source).  Permission needed.
  2. Fan art of Rimefang perched in his lair, by Linda Lithén (source).  Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of Zahra killing Rimefang with her hellish rebuke, by Viktor Engholm (source).  Used with permission.