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Queen Ulara was the assumed second-in-command of the faction of duergar that Vox Machina battled during their time in the Underdark. As an NPC, Queen Ulara was played by Matthew Mercer.



Queen Ulara had long reddish hair flowing down to the small of her back. She was dressed in robes.[6]


Ulara was a very cold individual, often thinking of herself and her position before others, as seen when she left her husband to die and when she tried to convince Vox Machina to let her go after getting captured.[citation needed] Despite this, she made it very clear when the party next encountered her that she had loved her husband and that she intended to get revenge by delivering Grog to K'Varn to be used as a test subject.[7][8]



At some point prior to Vox Machina's attack on the Emberhold, K'Varn the beholder managed to successfully conquer the fortress and all within it. It was implied that Ulara, along with her husband, King Murghol, might have surrendered to K'Varn in order to save her life and maintain her power. However, it was also possible she was promoted after K'Varn killed the original ruler of the city. She definitely held some powerful position prior to the attack.[citation needed]

"The Throne Room" (1x07)[]

During the assault on the throne room, Tiberius attempted to trick the duergar within into thinking he was one of their gods. Ulara and Murghol were the only duergar to see through the deception. During the ensuing fight, she disintegrated the ceiling of the throne room, causing a flow of lava to flood the keep. She also dominated Grog's mind, causing him to fight for her.

Ulara retreated by teleporting away right before her husband's death, taking the incapacitated Grog with her. But before the queen managed to escape, Vex shifted her Hunter's Mark onto her.

"Glass and Bone" (1x08)[]

After Vox Machina retreated from the fortress, Vex concentrated on her Hunter's Mark to discover that the queen and Grog were still somewhere in the city. However, the party was exhausted, so they decided to sleep before trying to rescue Grog.

As they woke up, Vex detected with the last fading trace of her Hunter's Mark that the duergar queen was moving out of the city. Vox Machina broke camp and chased after her.

"Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09)[]

Vox Machina pursued and eventually caught up with the queen and her guard while she traveled to Yug'Voril to deliver Grog and reinforce K'Varn's position. The two groups clashed, during which Scanlan was able to capture her using Banishment. Afterwards, the group attempted to interrogate her. While doing so, K'Varn possessed her mind to use her eyes to see the group and taunt them. He then psychically killed Ulara.[9]


Queen Ulara and King Murghol had an heir, a daughter who was six years old at the time of their death in 810 PD. But instead of becoming the new monarch, she mysteriously disappeared without anyone seeming to be interested in finding her. The war-duke who eventually took her place on the throne, Thangrul, grew furious at any mention of her name even before he became the new Ember King and for decades afterward.[10][11]

Character information[]


Ulara was a sorcerer[12] who used an array of high-level spells, and was capable of outwitting Vox Machina at least once when she escaped and forced them to retreat from the Emberhold.

Duergar abilities[]

  • Enlarge
  • Darkvision
  • Magic Resistance: Advantage on saving throws against spells and magical effects.[13]



Appearances and mentions[]


  1. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 2:59:50.
  2. See "Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09) at 1:13:44.
  3. "All of the Emberhold knows that the King and Queen had a young daughter". See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 62.
  4. Ulara could cast 6th-level spells, meaning she was at least level 11.
  5. AC after casting Shield was no higher than 18  See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 3:14:31.
  6. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 2:58:05.
  7. See "Glass and Bone" (1x08) at 2:50:40.
  8. See "Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09) at 0:37:43.
  9. See "Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09) from 1:12:00 through 1:14:03.
  10. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 62.
  11. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 101.
  12. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 2:59:50.
  13. See "Yug'Voril Uncovered" (1x09) at 51:40.


  1. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 3:14:32.
  2. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 2:58:15.
  3. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 3:40:22.
  4. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 3:22:33.
  5. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 2:59:56.
  6. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 3:23:10.


  1. Fan art of Queen Ulara, by Linda Lithén (source). Used with permission.