Trysta is a hag and sister of Forscythia. As an NPC, she is played by Matthew Mercer.

Biography Edit

Background Edit

Trysta and her sister Forscythia were once elven scholars who long ago stumbled upon the Ruins of Salar within the Crystalfen Caverns. The magic within the ruins twisted their minds and bodies and extended their lives. They have since become obsessed with the Ruins. Trysta remains below in the caverns to study, while Forscythia travels back and forth from Emon, trading her fortunetelling skills for goods and gold.[3]

Pre-Stream Edit

Vox Machina met Trysta after falling into a subterranean river system below Emon. They discovered the hag living in a hut among the remnants of an ancient town.

Tiberius noticed that she had one of the artifacts he was searching for: the Mending Wheel. He traded her a portion of his luck in exchange for the item.

The party asked Trysta how to get back to the surface, and she promised to tell them if they got rid of an umber hulk that was living nearby. They agreed, and climbed to the top of the cavern to slay the creature, although Grog nearly died in the process. After returning to Trysta, she showed them a hidden staircase that led up into the Graveyard District of Emon.[4]

References Edit

  1. The spelling of "Trysta" was used by Matthew Mercer in the backstory provided to Critical Role Transcriptions (source).
  2. See D&D Monster Manual, 5th ed., pp. 176–179.
  3. See Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 86.
  4. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) from 8:23 through 9:15.


  1. Art of Trysta from "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06), by Wendy Sullivan Green (source).  Used with permission.