Pelor, the Dawnfather, is the god of the Sun domain[2] and agriculture, and is generally worshiped by farmers and people who live off the land.[3] He is one of the prime creator gods of Exandria.[4] He is the creator of the Sun Tree in Whitestone. As an NPC, Pelor is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

BLackSalander Dawnfather

Fan art of TheDawnfather, by BlackSalander.[art 1]

Pelor wears a white cloak over an intricate golden plate armor. Where a head would be, instead, there is a burning star. An almost featureless male head burns within the corona.[5]

Personality Edit

Biography Edit

Background Edit

"Elysium" (1x104) Edit

Relationships Edit

The Sun Tree Edit

Pelor is the creator of the Sun Tree in Whitestone.

Vex'ahlia Edit

Vex became a Champion of Pelor as part of Vox Machina's quest to defeat Vecna. She completed his challenge and in return was granted a boon to aid in combat. Furthermore, Pelor gave her a bead of divinity, to be used in creating the Divine Trammels that are a part of the ritual to banish Vecna.[6]

Commandments of the Dawnfather Edit

  • Be ever vigilant for evil. People are quick to forget the lessons of the past.
  • Help relieve the suffering of the innocent wherever it exists.
  • Deliver the light of the Dawnfather where darkness dwells, with kindness, compassion, and mercy.[1]

Known Worshipers Edit

Trivia Edit

His holy day is Highsummer, on the 15th of Sydenstar

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 See Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 15.
  2. Matthew Mercer commented on Pelor being a god of the Sun domain.
  3. See "The Sun Tree" (1x28) at 2:13:44.
  4. See "Elysium" (1x104) at 2:22:38.
  5. See "Elysium" (1x104) at 2:11:03.
  6. See "Elysium" (1x104).


  1. Fan art of TheDawnfather, by BlackSalander (source).  Used with permission.

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