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Satyrs, also called fauns, are fey creatures native to the Feywild.

Description

Appearance

Satyrs appear as humans with the horns of a goat or ram (and sometimes the ears to match) and a furred lower body supported by two cloven-hooved legs.[5] One faun, Fearne Calloway, is about six feet tall,[6] while Artagan posing as a satyr was fairly short.[7][8]

Personality

Satyrs are drawn to revelry.[9]

Abilities

As a playable race, satyrs have the following abilities:[4]

  • Ram: Unarmed strike with the head and horns, dealing bludgeoning damage of 1d4 plus their Strength modifier
  • Magic Resistance: Advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects[10]
  • Mirthful Leaps: Add a d8 to the number of feet they can jump.[11]
  • Reveler: Proficient in Performance, Persuasion, and one instrument[12]

Note that satyrs are fey, not humanoids like most playable races; some spells and effects that target humanoids do not affect fey, and vice versa.

Forlarren

Fan art of Dark Fearne wearing the circlet, by Clara.[art 2]

The forlarren are a particular type of satyr, born when either them or their ancestors were marked by fiendish influences. While still bound to the Feywild, these fey are more dangerous and temperamental than others of their kind, hedonistic or calculating depending on the situation.[13][14][15]

Fearne Calloway encountered near a portal to the Fey Realm an alternate version of herself who had become a forlarren by wearing the Circlet of Barbed Vision, a Vestiges of Divergence connected with Lolth. This Dark Fearne was under the service of Lady Elmenore the Unforgiving, who wanted to bring her back to the Plane of Faerie.[16]

History

Artagan disguised himself as a satyr named Garmelie to approach Vox Machina in the Feywild.[17]

Fan art of Fearne Calloway, by BlackSalander.[art 3]

Fearne Calloway, also originally from the Feywild, is a faun druid sent by her grandmother through a gateway to the Material Plane, emerging near Syngorn and making her way to Emon.[18] There she became part of an adventuring party called the Crown Keepers that faced a new elemental threat decades after Thordak's corruption of the area.[19] Later, she joined Orym and Dorian Storm on a mission to Marquet,[20] where they became members of the Bells Hells.[21]

Trivia

Fan art of Garmelie, by Thomas Brin.[art 4]

  • The satyr is an existing mythical creature from greek and roman history. Satyrs first appeared in ancient Greece as male nature spirits, often portrayed with the ears and tails of horses and an exagerated erection, and were associated with indecency. Over time, they began to be represented as more goat-like. Fauns were spirits of peace and fertility originating in ancient Rome who borrowed their appearance from the later depictions of satyrs. Eventually, the differences between the two creatures were blurred, and they came to be known as a single creature.[22]
  • Technically speaking, even though satyrs have been part of Critical Role canon since Campaign One, since Garmelie was in fact an archfey in disguise, it wouldn't be until Exandria Unlimited when the first satyr character would appear.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 267.
  2. See "A Test of Worth" (E1x05) at 2:52:28.
  3. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 53:47.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 See D&D: Mythic Odysseys of Theros, 5th ed., p. 24.
  5. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 2:20:13Fearne Calloway has large, furry ears.
  6. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 53:47.
  7. See "The Feywild" (1x59) at 1:26:16.  Vox Machina sees Garmelie for the first time.
  8. See "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 13:50.  Ashley gives a broad description of Fearne Calloway.
  9. See Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 123.
  10. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 1:26:26.
  11. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 9:10.
  12. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 32:45.  Fearne says she plays the dulcimer, and a roll of 18 yields a Performance check of 21 despite her Charisma modifier of +1, indicating she is proficient in the skill.
  13. See "A Test of Worth" (E1x05) at 3:46:35.
  14. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 0:45:05.
  15. Wizards of the Coast, Mordenkainen's Fiendish Folio (5e), p. 9.
  16. See "By the Road" (E1x04) at 0:45:05.
  17. See "The Feywild" (1x59) at 1:27:23.
  18. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 1:17:30.  See also 1:13:12.
  19. This is the arc of the first season of Exandria Unlimited.
  20. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) at 1:12:25.
  21. See "The Draw of Destiny" (3x01) from 1:37:35 through 2:44:49.
  22. See definitions of satyrs and fauns on Wikipedia.

Art:

  1. Official art of a satyr having fun with an ettin, by Bryan Syme (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Dark Fearne wearing the circlet, by Clara (source). Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of Fearne Calloway, by BlackSalander (source). Used with permission.
  4. Fan art of Garmelie, by Thomas Brin (source). Used with permission.
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