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The Chronicles of Exandria Volume One: The Tale of Vox Machina is the first book of fan art published by the team at Critical Role. It was first published by Hunters Books on November 9, 2017, and re-issued in slightly modified form on May 15, 2023 by Darrington Press LLC.[1]

Publisher's summary[]

"Vox Machina's adventures may be over, but they can live forever on your bookshelf thanks to the incredible talents and submissions of Critical Role fan artists from around the world. The cast and team behind the show have curated a breathtaking book composed of art created by the Critter community, titled The Chronicles of Exandria, Vol. I: The Tale of Vox Machina."[2]

On March 17, 2023, when Darrington Press announced the book would be reprinted, the blog post included this summary:

With in-world commentary by the Cobalt Soul archivists of Exandria, this book devotes its first chapters of gorgeous illustrations to each member of Vox Machina. Later chapters take you on a whirlwind tour of the first half of the campaign, bringing the story’s arcs to vivid life through its artwork. The Chronicles of Exandria Vol. I: The Tale of Vox Machina will serve as a treasured companion to all who come to love these characters and their adventures.[1]

Publishing history[]

The second edition varied slightly from the first. There was additional art added by three additional artists:

AICandii (www.twitch.tv/aicandii)
Idamaria Pajala (@citrin3palace)
Thomas Brin (@brinmataujall)

Art by Sarah Foster and Tess Fowler was removed.

Contents[]

Part I - The Heroes of Vox Machina

Vax'ildan
Vex'ahlia
Percival Fredrickstein von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III
Keyleth
Tiberius Stormwind
Pike Trickfoot
Grog Strongjaw
Scanlan Shorthalt

Part II - The Tale of Vox Machina

Chapter I - Beneath Kraghammer
Chapter II - The Slayer's Take
Chapter III - Return to Whitestone
Chapter IV - Rise of the Chroma Conclave
Chapter V - Race for the Vestiges
Chapter VI - Dragon Fall

Trivia[]

  • This product works both as an artbook and as an in-universe document, created by librarians and archivists of the Cobalt Soul.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Art Book Announcement: The Chronicles of Exandria Vol. I: The Tale of Vox Machina at the Darrington Press blog, March 17, 2023.
  2. The Chronicles of Exandria, Vol. I: The Tale of Vox Machina on Goodreads.

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