Sprinkle is a crimson weasel pet of Jester Lavorre. As an NPC, Sprinkle is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Sprinkle is a small, red-furred weasel.

Personality[edit | edit source]

The Mighty Nein's dangerous adventures across many varied environments have hardened Sprinkle, making him twitchy and paranoid. As Jester knows very little about weasels and often forgets that Sprinkle is even on her person, he is also sleep-deprived and emaciated, making him extremely aggressive.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Prior to Jester's ownership, Sprinkle was owned by travelling pet salesman Kestiff Drudy.

Notable Appearances[edit | edit source]

"Beyond the Boundaries" (2x32) The Mighty Nein passed a pet salesman on the road between Zadash and Nicodranas. Beau and Jester split the cost of a blink puppy they named Nugget. Jester bought Sprinkle on her own.[2]

"The Second Seal" (2x47) During down time as the Ball-Eater traveled from the Gravid Archipelago to Nicodranas, Jester taught Sprinkle to fetch small items for her.[3]

"Domestic Respite" (2x62) Jester decided to make a weasel nest for Sprinkle in the tree on top of their tower and then forced him into it against his will. He was last seen, clearly very unhappy, hissing at her.[4]

"A Fog Lifted" (2x106) Sprinkle somehow survived the boiling waters of Vokodo's lair, but it put him in a very bad mood. When Caleb put octopus-Frumpkin on Jester's shoulder, Sprinkle immediately attacked him and Frumpkin poofed out of existence. [5]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Official portrait of Sprinkle with Jester, by Ari.[art 2]

Jester Lavorre[edit | edit source]

Jester is Sprinkle's owner. He rides on her shoulders, hiding in her hood and armour in dangerous circumstances. Despite her best efforts, Jester does often forget about Sprinkle, leaving him unfed, skittish and aggressive as she unintentionally takes him through very dangerous situations. He is not very trusting of Jester, as he was unwilling to go into the small hut she had made him in the Xhorhaus.[6]

Yasha Nydoorin[edit | edit source]

After returning to the Xhorhaus from their encounter with Isharnai, Yasha gave Sprinkle a bath. He hated this experience.[7]

Caduceus Clay[edit | edit source]

Sprinkle is assumed to trust Caduceus, as seen when Sprinkle accepted a sandwich Caduceus gave him, despite being in a irritable mood due to Yasha giving him a bath. This trust may be due to Caduceus being able to communicate with animals.[8]

Oremid Hass[edit | edit source]

Oremid Hass has a fondness for animals and Sprinkle is no exception. He loves to hold and pet both Frumpkin and Sprinkle. Oremid is very knowledgeable about how to take care of animals and has given advice to Jester on at least one occasion.[9]

Character Information[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Keen Hearing and Smell: Advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.[1]
  • Bite: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature, Hit: 1 piercing damage.[1]
  • Fetch: Jester Lavorre taught Sprinkle to fetch small items.[10]

Notable Items[edit | edit source]

Quotations[edit | edit source]

  • Beau: "She has a ferret named Sprinkle that has survived against all fucking odds, Dairon. I'm just saying maybe mix it up or something . . . maybe."
    Laura: "I knock on the door and say-" (as Jester) "It's a weasel!"[11]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Sprinkle is named after one of Jester's favorite foods: doughnuts.
  • There is a running joke among the community that states Sprinkle is traumatized because Laura frequently forgets that Sprinkle is in Jester's shirt. This has led Jester to take Sprinkle along for many extremely dangerous encounters.
    • CritRoleStats has calculated that Sprinkle has survived 9 circumstances under which he would normally have died as of episode 56 of campaign 2.[12]
    • It is a further running joke among the players that Sprinkle has actually already died and is some form of undead.
    • Many of the cast like to voice Sprinkle's internal thoughts, especially Travis, and have joked about Sprinkle begging for help and crying about Jester neglecting him.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 340.
  2. See "Beyond the Boundaries" (2x32) at 3:23:24.
  3. See "The Second Seal" (2x47) from 3:24:51 through 3:25:50.
  4. See "Domestic Respite" (2x62) at 2:34:40.
  5. See "Rumble at Rumblecusp" (2x105) at 1:53:25.
  6. See "Domestic Respite" (2x62) at 2:36:00.
  7. See "With Great Power..." (2x94) from 3:02:51 through 3:07:17.
  8. See "With Great Power..." (2x94) at 3:06:11.
  9. See "Titles and Tattoos" (2x84) from 3:29:03 through 3:33:27.  See also 3:38:16 through 3:40:53.
  10. See "The Second Seal" (2x47) from 3:24:51 through 3:25:50.
  11. See "Well Beneath" (2x54) at 43:30.
  12. See the third question/answer of this post.

Art:

  1. Fan art of Sprinkle, by Katy Grierson (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Official portrait of Sprinkle with Jester, by Ari (source).  Used with permission.
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