"Thordak" (1x79) is the tenth episode of the sixth chapter of Critical Role. Having infiltrated the center of Emon, Vox Machina and their allies engage Thordak in a battle to the death.

Synopsis Edit

Pre-Show Edit

Announcements Edit

Previously on Critical Role Edit

"Vox Machina—after spending the better part of a number of months traversing the prime Material Plane and planes beyond in search of ancient relics known as the Vestiges of the Divergence—have finally increased their abilities, they've made allies, and they've begun their trek to tear down the collection of evil chromatic dragons known as the Chroma Conclave that destroyed [the] city of Emon and took over most of the continent of Tal'Dorei and beyond.

"[They've] defeated and slain three members of the Conclave, allied with a fourth, and [they've] made [their] way, along with an army—combined with the powers of Fort Daxio and Syngorn—to the central city of Emon. Utilizing aid from the Ashari people to cover the skies as the armies began to assault the outer walls, [Vox Machina] along with Zahra, Kashaw, Jarett, Gilmore—the whole party, everyone's there—KimaDrake staying back with the army to help them with the assault.

"[They] made their way underneath, through the sewer system, made a brief alliance with some wayward Clasp who led [them] to the center of town where the volcanic essence of Thordak's mutated draconic form has been pulling volcanic activity up beneath the city. [They] climbed up on top, and there at the walled gates to the central Cloudtop District, which Thordak now calls his home and his lair, [they] saw two fire giants guarding the entrance. Kashaw and Zahra, in a heroic display, bound the giants in place and decided to take care of them while [Vox Machina] rushed into the fray, bursting through the door due to the strength of [Grog's] Titanstone Gauntlets.

"[Vox Machina] rushed into the cloud-, smoke-, and ember-filled Cloudtop District ruins, jumping from ruined building to wreck of rubble and stone. The air itself is dense with black and dark fumes, it's hard to see anything. [They] all kind of carefully, gingerly, stealthily made [their] way into the alcove of one ruined building, where across the way [they] see a giant raised central cavern, a hole, a burrow if you will, that is close to forty feet across. Apparently [their] approach was somewhat sensed by the red dragon himself, as [they] watched Thordak emerge from this burrow and climb out, saying to itself, 'It appears we have visitors.'"

Part I Edit

[Thordak emerges from his burrow, then rolls a natural one perception check for noticing Vox Machina]
Liam, impersonating Thordak:  "I guess I'll go back to sleep now."
from the beginning of the Thordak encounter[1]
Thordak - Lap Pun Cheung

Fan art of Thordak, by Lap Pun Cheung.[art 1]

Break Edit

Part II Edit

Featured Characters Edit

Vox Machina Edit

New Edit

Returning Edit

Inventory Edit

Quotations Edit

  • Travis: I just want to pee on myself and run![2] 
  • Thordak : Is this all you've got?!
    Sam/Scanlan: Actually yes, that is my biggest thing! So yes...
    (Remaining cast bursts into laughter)
    Thordak: Good [3]

Trivia Edit

  • Vax'ildan dealt a monstrous 118 points of damage to Thordak: 102 points with his first attack using the Dragon Slayer Longsword and 16 points with his second attack using Whisper.[4]
  • By defeating Thordak, the Cinder King, Vex and Vax completed their personal mission to avenge their mother, Elaina's, murder.

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. See "Thordak" (1x79) at 0:14:52.
  2. See "Thordak" (1x79) at 16:43.
  3. See "Thordak" (1x79) at 56:11.
  4. See "Thordak" (1x79) from 2:12:02 through 2:13:25.
  1. Fan art of Thordak, by Lap Pun Cheung (source).  Used with permission.

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