Tyriok Gadsworth is an apprentice cartographer, whom Vox Machina met in "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22). As an NPC, he is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

Young human male, short brown hair, spectacles often at the end of his nose, and missing one arm.

Personality Edit

Biography Edit

Background Edit

"Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) Edit

Tyriok first met Vox Machina in Vasselheim, where they stopped in a tavern to ask for directions on their way to the Fire Ashari. He advised them to stay on the road for safety, and also requested that they take note of any landmarks or other information he could use for his maps.[1]

"Into the Frostweald" (1x48) Edit

Tyriok met the party a second time when they were traveling through the Frostweald to find Kamaljiori. He had been traveling all over Tal'Dorei with two companions when they were attacked by basilisks and turned to stone.

Fortunately, Vox Machina passed near the place were Tyriok had been attacked. The party defeated the basilisks and revived Tyriok with a Greater Restoration spell. However, his hand had been broken off while he was petrified and they neglected to reattach it first, so he ended up losing his hand for good. All of his research was also lost, as it remained petrified along with his broken-off hand.

Trivia Edit


Tyriok's credit on the map of Tal'Dorei.[art 2]

  • Tyriok is the third character featured in Critical Role missing a hand, preceded by Anna Ripley and Cerkonos, and followed by Shale. (Victor is missing his fingers on his right hand, but he still has the actual hand.)
  • Liam O'Brien was dressed as Tyriok during "The Coming Storm" (1x73), which aired the week before Halloween 2016.
  • The Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting included a map of Tal'Dorei that was "taken from actual surveys conducted on travels by Tyriok Gadsworth, Chief Cartographer to the Guild of Beacons".
  • Tyriok is ambidextrous (Or was).

References Edit

  1. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) from 1:45:09 through 1:48:10.


  1. Fan art of Tyriok Gadsworth, by my2k (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Cropped from the map that accompanied the Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting.
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