The Spire of Conflux, an ancient staff made by Melora's breath, allows the wielder to cast powerful spells. It is one of the legendary artifacts known as Vestiges of the Divergence.

Features[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Staff, legendary (requires attunement by a spellcaster)

A powerful relic passed down from generation to generation of Ashari leaders.[1][2]

Dormant State[edit | edit source]

  • The staff has 8 charges and regains 1d4 + 2 expended charges daily at dawn.
  • While holding the staff, the wielder can expend some of its charges to cast one of the following spells from it, using their spell save DC and spellcasting ability:
    • Burning Hands (1 charge)
    • Fireball (3 charges)

Awakened State[edit | edit source]

  • The staff’s charges increase to a maximum of 12, and it regains 1d6+2 charges at dawn daily.
  • The following spells to the list of spells the staff may be used to cast are added:
    • Ice Storm (4 charges)
    • Conjure Elemental (5 charges)
  • Whenever a spell that deals fire, cold, or lightning damage is cast and the wielder rolls a 1 on a damage die, they can reroll the die and must use the new result.

Exalted State[edit | edit source]

  • The staff’s charges increase to a maximum of 20, and it regains 1d6+4 charges at dawn daily.
  • The following spells to the list of spells the staff may be used to cast are added:
    • Chain Lightning (6 charges)
    • Fire Storm (7 charges)
  • While holding this staff, the wielder gains a +1 bonus to spell attack rolls, and their spell save DC increases by 1.

History[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

The staff was born from Melora's breath during the Calamity. The names of the wielder, or wielders, during this time are unknown.

"A Name Is Earned" (1x49) & "Duskmeadow" (1x57)[edit | edit source]

Kamaljiori, the androsphinx mate of Osysa, told Vox Machina the Spire of Conflux was devoured, along with its previous owner, by a goristro named Yenk. Yenk and the staff are now in the Endless Maze of the Abyss.[3][4] Allura Vysoren named the previous wielder: Joran the Sea-Speaker, a hero of the Verdant Expanse who had taken it into the Abyss around 400 years earlier.[5]

"Vorugal" (1x71)[edit | edit source]

Scanlan used a Gate spell scroll to pull Yenk from the Abyss, using him as bait for Vorugal in the hopes that one of them would kill the other. The two giant creatures managed to do significant damage to each other. Vox Machina, with the aid of Lady Kima and Raishan, managed to finish them off. Once the battle ended, the Spire of Conflux was retrieved from Yenk's eviscerated belly and given to Keyleth.[6]

"The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83)[edit | edit source]

When Keyleth jammed the Spire into a wound on Raishan's dead body, the black disease in Raishan's body suddenly accelerated, turned the entire body black, and withered the corpse to a husk.[7]

"Loose Ends" (1x84)[edit | edit source]

Keyleth promised to return the Spire of Conflux to the followers of Melora at the The Abundant Terrace when she finds its power is no longer necessary.[8]

"The Chapter Closes" (1x115)[edit | edit source]

Keyleth, still in possession of the Spire of Conflux, takes her place as Headmaster of the Air Ashari in Zephrah.


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Marisha Ray tweeted the complete item card for the Spire of Conflux on her Twitter.
  2. Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 115-116.
  3. See "A Name Is Earned" (1x49) at 4:46:03.
  4. See Matthew Mercer's list of Vestiges shared on Dropbox.
  5. See "Duskmeadow" (1x57) at 3:06:25.
  6. See "Vorugal" (1x71) at 4:39:39.
  7. See "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83) at 3:19:48.
  8. See "Loose Ends" (1x84) at 3:18:50.

Art:

  1. Fan art of the Spire of Conflux, by David Rodrigues (source).  Used with permission.
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