Lord Riskel Daxio was an elven male on the Council of Tal'Dorei and the Master of Trade in Emon.  As an NPC, he was played by Matthew Mercer.

Fan art of Riskel Daxio, by Kileigh Gallagher.[art 2]



Riskel Daxio had long, strawberry-blond hair, pulled into a tight ponytail, and wore dark clothing and loose, decorative armor.




Riskel was a member of the Council of Tal'Dorei and had been a friend of Uriel since his youth.  As part of his leadership role in Emon, Riskel was responsible for the construction of Greyskull Keep for Vox Machina.  Unbeknownst to Vox Machina or the Council of Tal'Dorei, Riskel was a worshipper of Vecna.

"Shopping and Shipping" (1x14)

"The Feast" (1x24)

"Reunions" (1x33)

While in Whitestone, Vox Machina discovered letters written by Riskel to Professor Anders.[2]  The contents of the letters revealed that Riskel was working for the Briarwoods against the interests of Emon. One of the letters found was attempting to plant information within Wildemount that would lead their investigation team to believe the Briarwoods had been found dead.

"A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37)

Vox Machina informed Uriel of Riskel's betrayal, providing the letters as proof, which were verified by Assum Emring.[3]  Uriel sent his guards to arrest Riskel, only to learn that the traitor had already left three days prior.  Vox Machina then proceeded to track down and apprehend Riskel, who was hiding beneath the city with the Clasp, a criminal organization that had secured passage for Riskel out of Emon to Ank'Harel.[4]

"Echoes of the Past" (1x38)


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  1. See "A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37) at 1:13:15.
  2. See "Reunions" (1x33), part 2, from 0:29:11 through 0:31:54.
  3. See "A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37) at 1:12:16.
  4. A Clasp leader stated that Riskel Daxio was heading for Ank'Harel.  See "A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37) at 3:26:01.


  1. Fan art of Riskel Daxio being interrogated in "Echoes of the Past" (1x38), by Kay Carmichael (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Riskel Daxio, by Kileigh Gallagher (source).  Used with permission.

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