"Greetings and salutations. I am Tiberius Stormwind. I hail from a town called Tyriex, located in the heart of Draconia, born from a politically respected family.
At the age of 15, I succeeded in passing the Sorcerer's Rite, showing prodigy-like control of my magic. The judges and the Draconian high council were amazed at how powerful my spells were for how long I had been training. At 20 years old, I was the youngest appointed member of the magic guild in Draconian history. For the next few years, I almost went mad from the malaise of being a guild member, as it's rather boring.
However, one day I happened upon a chamber, unused for quite some time. In the room were stacks of books and maps of the surrounding cities and areas around the known world. For months I would frequent the chamber, and learned of artifacts from legend. After a long period of research, I made a list of artifacts that caught my eye. I brought these findings to the high council and was told that all of the information in the chamber I stumbled upon was either believed to be fiction or unsolvable mysteries and hence were lost forever. I found those answers to be unacceptable.
A year later I devised a ruse and managed to convince the city council to lend support in me leaving Draconia on a mission of peace and diplomacy for the surrounding kingdoms, going from town to town and making friends and allies, in and for the name of Draconia. Being a red dragonborn, I had quite the task on my hands in that respect, but it was exactly what I needed so I could explore the world and find these artifacts, as I felt the truth was out there.
Some may describe me as buffoonish, but I say poppycock to all that. I am much sharper than most give me credit for. I just don't pay attention to things sometimes. I've also been known to be rather cunning, loyal, happy-go-lucky, and well, dangerous. I can't help but show my true scales now and then. But overall, I think I'm quite friendly for a dragonborn."
Tiberius was a red dragonborn who wore glasses and a blue robe embroidered with green.
Tiberius was not the keeper of extraordinary wisdom. He was a reckless and chaotic dragonborn who loved to use his spells freely and plentifully. To support these desires, Tiberius had a Ring of Spell Storing and an Ioun Stone, both of which helped him prepare additional spells. When someone had a conversation with Tiberius and managed to outsmart him, he quickly switched to magic to defend himself, exploiting as many spells as he needed to dominate the argument.
Many times the group was unhappy with his rushed decisions. When the Slayer's Take tasked half of Vox Machina to slay a rakshasa, they trailed him to the Velvet Cabaret and were to pursue him further. However, after Tiberius spent all of his sorcery points, he was reluctant to proceed and demanded a rest. His careless character led to a mini-conflict, as almost the rest of the party wanted to advance rapidly.
Tiberius hailed from Tyriex in Draconia, where he came from a large political family. Besides his personal quest, Tiberius's reason for leaving Draconia was to avoid being forced into the Draconian Council. He was fluent in the Common, Draconic, and Dwarvish languages.
Draconian society had institutional class- and tail-based slavery, which is why Tofor Brotoras had negative reactions to Tiberius. When Tofor made it clear she didn't like him, Tiberius responded by insulting her any time she spoke up and referred to her as "peasant" instead of using her name.
Tiberius often got unwelcomed looks. According to popular belief, chromatic dragons were, and still are, considered evil in comparison with the metallic kind. On his way to Fire Ashari tribe, Tiberius sprinkled some dust of illusion, altering his red scales and turning them silver.
Before the Stream
Tiberius once disguised himself as a female troll to distract a couple of male trolls that were around a fire. The situation almost ended badly for Tiberius, but his teammates and Allura Vysoren rescued him.
After half of the party fell into a cistern under Emon, they fought an aboleth that resided in the waters. In their search for an escape, they found the remnants of an ancient town where a hag named Trysta resided. Tiberius made a deal with Trysta that, in exchange for helping the party escape and giving them the Mending Wheel, she could take a part of Tiberius's fortune. Tiberius never learned what that meant. The party also agreed to get rid of a group of Umber hulks which had built their nest in the ruins. During this battle, Tiberius killed one of the umber hulks by dropping it out of the nest. He later jumped out of the nest down a 170-foot drop and drank a Feather Fall potion, barely managing to make a saving throw.
Tiberius was inside the Ivory Tower when it collapsed into a pearl due to Allura's security magic, though he safely jumped out of the window and cast Feather Fall on himself to avoid taking damage.
"Shopping and Shipping" (1x14)
After Grog had been captured in the Underdark and lost the Bag of Holding along with the Mending Wheel, Tiberius went to Draconia and purchased his own Bag of Holding in which to store the Mending Wheel. It was Tiberius' most powerful artifact, so he wanted to keep it safe himself.
"Enter Vasselheim" (1x16)
As a fond spell user but quite an unwise person, Tiberius often tried to combine two concentration spells: Flying + Invisibility or Stoneskin + Alter Self. He persistently asked Scanlan for his Circlet of Concentration, which allows its wielder to simultaneously concentrate on two spells for two rounds. However, Tiberius's persuasion was not successful until the "Enter Vasselheim" (1x16) episode. Reaching Vasselheim, he finally successfully managed to bargain the circlet for his Ioun Stone.
"Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21)
During their contract for Slayer's Take, one half of Vox Machina infiltrated the Velvet Cabaret and began two pursue their quary, a rakshasa owner of this establishment who introduced himself as Hosim. Tiberius saved the group by pretending to be Hosim, distracting the guards of the cabaret, and allowing the group to freely follow the rakshasa.
"Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) - "The Feast" (1x24)
Tiberius purchased a pseudodragon in Vasselheim, who will be later named Lockheed. The pseudodragon was weak and sickly, but with Tiberius' support . A week after, Keyleth figuire out that his unwell condition is most like grew due to poor meat options presented by his forer owner. She fed him Goodberries and with time his color improvd, and Lockheed was looking healthier.
"The Path to Whitestone" (1x27)
Tiberius wrote to his father, Kruvanis Stormwind, invoking "the ambassador's right of wartime" and requesting an army to be readied to attack the Briarwoods-controlled Whitestone. Kruvanis admonished him: the authority to invoke war belonged not to Tiberius but to himself, and Tiberius — who was inexperienced and thus prone to jumping at shadows — had one chance to provide solid proof.
"The Sun Tree" (1x28)
During the journey to Whitestone, Tiberius left the party to better prepare himself for the upcoming conflict. While gone, he tried to convince the Draconians to help them and did not return to Whitestone.
"A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37)
Upon returning to Emon, Tiberius announced to the other members of Vox Machina that he was leaving, as the "path of Vox Machina and the path of Tiberius Stormwind haven't been aligned for some time." Specifically, he hadn't made progress on his quests or earned the respect of his family.
"The Frigid Doom" (1x64)
Tiberius Stormwind's body was discovered by Percy, who found it frozen in ice and locked in time as a hero defending Draconia from Vorugal the Frigid Doom. Unable to transport his body at the time, Vox Machina gave a short burial service for their longtime friend and ally. However, following the death of Vorugal, Scanlan approached the Ravenites to discuss a more permanent and dignified burial beneath the dragon's former lair. Among the requests was that a statue of Tiberius be built atop his grave, with an etching below reading "I Encourage Peace". Tooma, the leader of the Ravenites, agreed with Scanlan's request and tasked Korsa, one of the Ravenites' finest stonemasons, with the construction of the statue.
Tiberius had two brothers: Jerahd, a warlock he would contact for information on creatures and artifacts, and Faeryn, a silver dragonborn monk in another D&D campaign that Orion played. Faeryn and Tiberius did not interact during the stream, but Orion tweeted a picture of a letter Tiberius sent to Faeryn along with a Tear of Bahamut. Tiberius also had a sister named Drakka, a bronze dragonborn. However, Matthew Mercer implied that Tiberius may not be his father's child. Though Vox Machina learned of Tiberius's death, the party never learned the fates of his siblings.
Tiberius and Keyleth had a strong friendship, with Tiberius acting as a sort of loyal adviser and referring to Keyleth as "Your Highness" whenever he helped her through a very emotionally tough time. When Chroma Conclave attacked the Draconia, Keyleth was eager to rescue him, even through the chance were slim.
Tiberius and Vex'ahlia were good friends. Tiberius was overjoyed at seeing Vex again when Vox Machina reunited after the events of the Trial of the Take, and he embraced her first when Vex'ahlia's group returned to the Slayer's Take guild.
Tiberius has admitted to being attracted to Vex'ahlia. This was seen in "The Rematch" (1x23) when Tiberius asked Scanlan to describe Vex'ahlia's breasts to him after he missed seeing her flash Grog during Grog's fight with Kern. Later in the episode, while Tiberius scolded Vax'ildan for being harsh on Kynan, he admitted to being frightened of and attracted to Vex.
At some point, Tiberius became infatuated with Lady Allura. While she hinted that she liked him as well, it was still ambiguous, and their relationship turned south after "Crimson Diplomacy" (1x25). Tiberius also stated to the rest of Vox Machina that Allura was more powerful than him.
Tiberius' personal journey was to collect several fabled magical artifacts that were rumored to either be myths or no longer exist. Possesing their power, he intended to enact some positive change in the world.
- Mending Wheel (found)
- Boros Ring (according to Trysta, it can be found in the Feywild)
- God's Hammer
- Pale Stone
- Ropes of Mercy
One of Tiberius' personal goals was to find a way to re-enchant the Carpet of Flying, which lost its ability to fly after it was nearly destroyed by acid.
- Skills: Arcana, Deception, History, Persuasion
- Circlet of Concentration
- Cloak of Displacement (purchased by Vox Machina in Gilmours; picked by Tiberius)
- Decanter of Endless Water (blessed with holy water once per day)
- Deck of Illusions
- Earring of Whisper
- Infinite Air Bottle
- Ring of Spell Storing
- Ring of protection (+1)
Tiberius's crafted items
Tiberius enchanted some magical items for the group:
- Blazing Bowstring (for Vex'ahlia)
- Chain of Returning (for Grog)
- Earrings of Whisper (for Vox Machina)
- Hand Cone of Clarity (for Scanlan)
- Scroll(s) of Telescription (for himself)
- Surge blade (a couple of daggers tied to the end of the quarterstaff)
Tiberius was known for having various spells which he often used in combat. His trademark spell in combat was Fireball.
- Draconic Ancestry: Red Dragon
- Breath Weapon (4d6 fire damage)
- Damage Resistance: Fire
- Alter Self
- Hold Person
- Misty Step
- Scorching Ray
- Dispel Magic
- Grand Columns/Obelisk of Stone
- Chain Lightning
Appearances and mentions
- Campaign One
- "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) (first appearance)
- "Into the Greyspine Mines" (1x02)
- "Strange Bedfellows" (1x03)
- "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04)
- "The Trick about Falling" (1x05)
- "Breaching the Emberhold" (1x06)
- "The Throne Room" (1x07)
- "Glass and Bone" (1x08)
- "Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09)
- "K'Varn Revealed" (1x10)
- "The Temple Showdown" (1x11)
- "Escape from the Underdark" (1x13)
- "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14)
- "Skyward" (1x15)
- "Enter Vasselheim" (1x16)
- "Hubris" (1x17)
- "Trial of the Take: Part 1" (1x18), mentioned only
- "Trial of the Take: Part 3" (1x20)
- "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21)
- "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22)
- "The Rematch" (1x23)
- "The Feast" (1x24)
- "Crimson Diplomacy" (1x25)
- "Consequences and Cows" (1x26)
- "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27)
- "The Sun Tree" (1x28) [DM]
- "Stoke the Flames" (1x30), mentioned only
- "Winter's Crest in Whitestone" (1x36), mentioned only
- "A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37) [DM]
- "Return to Vasselheim" (1x43), mentioned only
- "The Echo Tree" (1x63), mentioned only
- "The Frigid Doom" (1x64), corpse
- "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65), mentioned only
- "Trust" (1x70), mentioned only
- "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72), mentioned only
- "Unfinished Business" (1x100), mentioned only
- "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06)
- Critical Role: Winter's Crest Festival
- Vox Machina Origins Series I
- Vox Machina Origins Series II
- "I encourage violence." (Tiberius telling Grog to kill the Duergar who tortured Kima of Vord)
- Osysa: "I have been "keeper of this temple for hundreds of years.."
Tiberius:"You don't look a day over 20!"
- "Greeting and salutations. I'm Tiberius Stormwind from Draconia."
- Tiberius: "I need about 1,500 of them [mirrors]. Can I get 1,500? How many can I get?"
Matt: "There aren't that many mirrors in the city."
Tiberius: "Okay. All of them."
- As of June 2022, Tiberius holds the record for the lowest Wisdom score of any player character on Critical Role.
- This is also the lowest score for any individual stat for any player character, tied with Shakäste's strength score.
- Proving his low wisdom, Tiberius also holds the record for the most friendly fire damage with 561. The highest amount of damage dealt per episode was 140 in "Hubris" (1x17).
- In the Critical Role Major Arcana Tarot Card Set, Tiberius represents I - The Magician.
- Early in the campaign, Tiberius's Teleportation Circle was the only way for Vox Machina to travel far distances quickly.
- See Dungeons & Dragons: Vox Style (by Matthew Mercer) at 0:02:01.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 1:48:03.
- Orion Acaba stated in a Q&A that Tiberius's alignment was chaotic good. See "K'Varn Revealed" (1x10) at 3:29:31.
- Matt referenced the alignment change on Twitter.
- See D&D: Player's Handbook, 5th ed., p. 34.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 0:21:08.
- Orion Acaba tweeted about the Stormwind family.
- The spelling of "Kruvanis" was confirmed by Orion Acaba's usage on Twitter.
- See "Consequences and Cows" (1x26) at 2:18:15.
- See "Crimson Diplomacy" (1x25) at 2:54:22.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) from 0:07:16 through 0:09:15.
- See "K'Varn Revealed" (1x10) at 3:34:33.
- See "K'Varn Revealed" (1x10) at 1:46:35. Vax noted that Tiberius emptied almost all of his spell slots. This remark hurt him, so cast Silenceon Vax.
- See "Escape from the Underdark" (1x13) at 26:33. Scanlan was dubious with Tiberius' decisions. In response, Tiberius cast Silence on him.
- See "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21) at 2:02:11.
- Matthew Mercer confirmed that Tiberius's tail and the mention of the name "Stormwind" upset Tofor (source).
- See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 1:15:00.
- See "Enter Vasselheim" (1x16) at 0:41:23.
- See "Consequences and Cows" (1x26) from 0:33:19 through "You don't know how hard it is to be a chromatic dragon in a metallic world! It's not easy.".
- See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 2:12:46.
- See "Escape from the Underdark" (1x13) at 2:07:20. This was the only instance of him mentioning Bahamut, so it's difficult to make a definite conclusion.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 1:46:40.
- See from Sx08 through 8:00.
- See from Sx08 through 12:08.
- See "Carpet Throwback" by Liam O'Brien from 0:00:33 through 0:01:07
- See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 25:59.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 2:08:10. Stoneskin + Alter Self
- See from 1x21 through 2:02:11.
- See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 56:36.
- See "The Rematch" (1x23) from 22:52 through 23:48.
- See "The Feast" (1x24) at 1:58:49.
- See "The Rematch" (1x23) at 2:18:30.
- See "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27) from 2:40:35 through 2:42:50.
- See "The Sun Tree" (1x28) at 1:07:05.
- See "A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37) from 0:30:00 through 0:37:37. In reality, after a mutual parting of ways, it was made official by the Critical Role cast that Tiberius's actor, Orion Acaba, would no longer be on the show.
- See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) from 0:46:42 through 0:48:15.
- After Orion tweeted the colors of Tiberius's siblings, who are all metallic while Tiberius is chromatic, Matthew Mercer tweeted that "Tiberius's father might have some questions for his mother... ;)". However, the winking emoticon could mean this was meant in a joking manner and is not to be taken seriously.
- See "The Frigid Doom" (1x64) at 3:43:56.
- This was partly seen in "Glass and Bone" (1x08) when Keyleth became upset and difficult to reason with during an argument with Lady Kima.
- See "Talks Machina #3" (TMx03) from 1:02:51 through 1:03:57.
- See "Consequences and Cows" (1x26) at 31:40.
- See "Consequences and Cows" (1x26) at 32:38.
- Tiberius level 12 character sheet prepared by CritRoleStats.com.
- See "The Feast" (1x24) from 1:20:11 through The Circlet of Concentration is described but not named..
- See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 2:36:07.
- See "Enter Vasselheim" (1x16) at 2:13:47. First mention of the cloak
- See "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27) at 3:22:30. Last mention
- Described as a "bottle" here. See "Breaching the Emberhold" (1x06) at 29:17.
- Tiberius gets Father Tristan to enchant the Decanter. See "Crimson Diplomacy" (1x25) at 2:31:00.
- See "Strange Bedfellows" (1x03) at 1:34:43.
- See "Strange Bedfellows" (1x03) at 41:15.
- See "Breaching the Emberhold" (1x06) at 29:17.
- See "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21) at 3:41:23. When Tiberius attempts to use the Ring more than possible, Matt explains to Orion how the item works.
- See "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27) at 2:21:18.
- See "Skyward" (1x15) at 16:12. Tiberius proposes trading the Stone for the Circlet.
- See "Enter Vasselheim" (1x16) from 16:48 through 21:33. Tiberius asks again, and Scanlan initially brushes off the request but eventually relents.
- Matthew Mercer stated that the Hand Cone of Clarity "[...] is a custom item crafted by Tiberius for Scanlan. When spells or Bard abilities are cast through it, it increases the DC by 1" (source).
- See "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27) at 2:19:38.
- See "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27) at 2:20:59.
- See "K'Varn Revealed" (1x10) at 55:43.
- See "The Trick about Falling" (1x05) at 57:37.
- See "The Throne Room" (1x07) from 1:02:29 through 1:04:02. Tiberius uses Quickened Spell to cast a second Fire Bolt in one turn.
- See "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04) at 2:28:36.
- See "The Throne Room" (1x07) from 1:02:29 through 1:04:02. Tiberius casts a second Fire Bolt in one turn.
- See "Breaching the Emberhold" (1x06) at 2:41:39. Tiberius casts Control Flames.
- See "Into the Greyspine Mines" (1x02) at 2:23:40. Tiberius cast Fire Bolt.
- See "Into the Greyspine Mines" (1x02) at 1:21:10. Tiberius casts Light.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 1:11:42. Tiberius casts Mage Hand.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 1:23:36. Tiberius casts Prestidigitation.
- See "Glass and Bone" (1x08) at 1:36:12. Tiberius casts True Strike.
- See "The Trick about Falling" (1x05) at 0:52:24. Tiberius casts Feather Fall.
- See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 3:04:33. Tiberius casts Ice Knife.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 1:46:09. Tiberius casts Alter Self.
- See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 0:52:20. Tiberius casts Blur.
- See "Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09) at 1:07:12. Tiberius casts Hold Person.
- See "K'Varn Revealed" (1x10) at 1:37:45. Tiberius casts Invisibility.
- See "Trial of the Take: Part 4" (1x21) at 0:35:38. Tiberius casts Misty Step.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 2:47:32. Tiberius casts Scorching Ray.
- See "K'Varn Revealed" (1x10) at 1:46:37. Tiberius casts Silence.
- See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 2:58:27. Tiberius casts Counterspell.
- See "Into the Greyspine Mines" (1x02) at 0:45:07. Tiberius casts Dispel Magic.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 2:23:30. Tiberius casts Fireball.
- See "Strange Bedfellows" (1x03) at 1:45:51. Tiberius casts Fly.
- Orion explained his Obelisk of Stone spell on Twitter.
- Matthew Mercer explained Tiberius's rock pillar spell on Reddit.
- See "Into the Greyspine Mines" (1x02) at 2:07:57. Tiberius casts Grand Columns.
- See "Trial of the Take: Part 3" (1x20) at 2:53:58. Tiberius casts Slow.
- See "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04) at 2:06:15. Tiberius casts Blight.
- Orion posted the stats for Glacial Blast on Twitter
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 1:11:39. Tiberius casts Glacial Blast.
- See "Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09) at 0:33:05. Tiberius casts Greater Invisibility.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 2:08:00. Tiberius casts Stoneskin.
- See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 2:28:57. Tiberius casts Watery Sphere.
- See "Trial of the Take: Part 3" (1x20) at 2:55:29. Tiberius casts Obelisk of Iron.
- See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 2:31:29. Tiberius casts Telekinesis.
- See "Escape from the Underdark" (1x13) at 2:06:03. Tiberius casts Teleportation Circle.
- See "Hubris" (1x17) at 2:25:00. Tiberius casts Chain Lightning.
- See "Breaching the Emberhold" (1x06) at 2:20:33.
- See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 23:59.
- See "Consequences and Cows" (1x26) at 2:12:27. This was his last usage of the phrase, which was by this time his trademark.
- See "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27) at 2:25:29.
- See the calculations made by CritRoleStats
- Official 2015 character portrait of Tiberius Stormwind, by Kit Buss from "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
- Fan art of Tiberius, by Viktor Engholm (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Tiberius Stormwind, by Andrew Keller (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Tiberius Stormwind, by David Rodrigues (source). Used with permission.
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- Fan art of Tiberius, by Nicklas Andersson (source). Used with permission.
- Fan art of Tiberius, by Ameera (source). Used with permission.