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"The Sunken Tomb" (1x44) is the sixth episode of the fourth chapter of Critical Role. In hopes of defeating the Chroma Conclave, Vox Machina sets out to recover the Vestiges of the Divergence—ancient armor, weapons, and other items of immense power. They learn the location of one Vestige, the Deathwalker's Ward, interred with an ancient Champion of the Raven Queen... at the bottom of a lake.
This episode celebrates the one-year anniversary of Critical Role, which is 2016-03-12.
- Tor Books is the sponsor of tonight's episode. Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson is their newest release.
- Matthew Mercer and Marisha Ray give thanks and a shoutout to those at Kaizoku-Con in Ireland.
- Dwarven Forge is providing some dungeon tiles for future episodes of the campaign. The Kickstarter for a "castle builder" set of modular pieces to build and customize individual castles went up last week.
- The Order of the Lycan Bloodhunter received minor tweaks, clarifications, and balances last night.
- Marisha has a new show on Geek & Sundry called Signal Boost airing Tuesday.
- Laura Bailey is in Gears of War 4.
- Liam McIntyre started a Kickstarter for a new card game called Monster Lab 15 days ago and they are aiming for stretch goals now.
- Taliesin Jaffe is the new voice of Crazy Dave in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.
- Mary Elizabeth McGlynn thanks everyone at CoastCon for a wonderful time.
- Liam O'Brien has been cast as Doctor Strange by Marvel Animated.
- Wyrmwood Gaming is still offering the code "critrole" to have free shipping off of a purchase.
- Mark Whitten has a Dungeons and Dragons-based web series starting tomorrow called Rolling High.
Previously on Critical Role Edit
"Vox Machina, our intrepid band of adventurers, after dealing with the horrible attacks by the dragon circle known as the Chroma Conclave destroying cities all across Tal'Dorei, the party escaped, sent the refugees they could, as well as allies, back to Whitestone—seemingly not on the radar of this attacking front of dragons at the moment. They made their way toward Vasselheim to find allies, Pike staying behind to help with the refugees at the moment.
"Upon going to Vasselheim, [they] managed to encounter a number of old friends from the Slayer's Take and enlist them for the time being to help [them] with the refugees and [their] current wanderings in the city proper. At the same time, [they] encountered Lady Kima, who also has agreed to help with the events in Whitestone and this entire dragon attack towards the east. After wandering the city for a bit and retrieving these allies, [they] followed Grog into the Trial Forge, where [he] had a conversation with Earthbreaker Groon—and by conversation I mean a full-on, drag-out sandpit battle to prove [his] worth to him. In which case [he] was given information about these things called the Vestiges of the Divergence—artifacts of great legendary power that existed from previous wars that had wiped out most of society multiple times. These Vestiges have been scattered around the world, many of them lost to the history books, or passed down as symbols of power through various bloodlines or government positions, or stolen and haven't been seen for hundreds of years.
"[The party] found the location of two of them: one of which was the Titanstone Knuckles, and the other happened to be some sort of leather, the Deathwalker's Ward that belonged to a Champion of the Raven Queen. This exists in, apparently, the Champion's tomb, which used to exist to the west of Vasselheim, until it eventually sunk into the ground as the topography shifted over time, and resides beneath a lake known as the Marrowglade Loch."
Part I Edit
Several Geek & Sundry promotional videos aired during the break.
- International Tabletop Day:
- The Doubleclicks played music and sung the message in this promotion for International Tabletop Day on 2016-04-30.
- Information about this event is available at tabletopday.com, Geek & Sundry's website, and through "#TabletopDay" on social media.
- Geek & Sundry will feature a 24-hour livestream on Twitch from midnight until midnight (PDT) on 2016-04-30. Hosted by Ivan Van Norman and featuring Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton, there will be special guests and many different tabletop games throughout the day.
- The livestream will raise funds for charity.
- Notably, one of the graphics in this promo featured an owlbear, after owlbears were spotted by Vox Machina earlier in this episode of Critical Role for the first time on stream.
- Signal Boost! With Marisha Ray:
- Super Fun Awesome Party Game Time:
- Critical Role Fan Art:
Part II Edit
Post-Show Promo Edit
- Game Master Tips with Matt Mercer:
Featured Characters Edit
Vox Machina Edit
- Percival de Rolo
- Scanlan Shorthalt
- Grog Strongjaw
- Benjamin Cole[spelling?]: A staff member at a book collector's shop in Vasselheim.
- Purvan Suul (corpse): One of the highest champions of the order of the Raven Queen. When he swore himself to the Raven Queen, his name was given to the Raven Queen as a gift. Like her other champions, he therefore became nameless, referred to by other people only as "The Champion".
- The roc from "Consequences and Cows" (1x26): Observed flying over Marrowglade Loch while the party camped in the trees during the night.
- Zahra Hydris
- Lady Kima of Vord
- Kashaw Vesh
|Aquired||1||Dusty old book||Benjamin Cole||Vex'ahlia|
|Relenquished||30||Gold||Vex'ahlia||Benjamin Cole||Vex tried to haggle, but ended up paying full price.|
|Transferred||1||Moonhammer||Zahra||Grog||Zahra gifted this warhammer to Grog, which she crafted herself.|
|Aquired||2||Owlbear feathers||Wandering owlbears||Vex'ahlia||Vex scavenged the fallen feathers; no owlbears were harmed.|
|Converted||2||Owlbear-feather arrows||Vex'ahlia||Vex'ahlia||Vex fletched two arrows with the scavenged owlbear feathers.|
|Aquired||6||Gold||Kuo-toa corpses (pit level)||Vax'ildan|
|Aquired||unknown||Kuo-toa bones||Kuo-toa corpses (pit level)||Vax'ildan||It is unclear whether Vax kept the bones after playing with them.|
|Aquired||unknown ("a few")||Beholder teeth||Beholder corpse||Zahra|
|Aquired||2||Beholder eye-stalks||Beholder corpse||Keyleth|
|Aquired||unknown ("a bunch")||Poor-quality spears||Kuo-toa corpses (main level)||Scanlan|
|Aquired||unknown||Poor-quality leather armor||Kuo-toa corpses (main level)||Scanlan|
|Aquired||12||Gold||Kuo=toa corpses (main level)||Scanlan|
|Aquired||1||Deathwalker's Ward||Purvan Suul's sarcophagus||Percy|
|Aquired||1||Black crystal||Purvan Suul's sarcophagus||Grog's Bag of Holding|
|Transferred||1||Arrow of Dragon-Slaying||Zahra||Vex'ahlia||Zahra crafted this arrow specifically for Vex'ahlia, after they slew Rimefang.|