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Velora Vessar is the elven child of Syldor Vessar and Devana Vessar and half-sister of Vax'ildan and Vex'ahlia. As an NPC, Velora is played by Matthew Mercer in Critical Role, and by Jayla Lavender Nicholas in The Legend of Vox Machina, Season Two.




Fan art of Velora Vessar, by Megzilla87.[art 3]

Velora has dirty-blonde[1] or brown hair[7] and often carries her favorite stuffed owlbear toy.

In both Vox Machina Origins and The Legend of Vox Machina her hair is dark brown instead, more similar to her half-siblings'.


Velora is young, with a positive and inquisitive disposition. She "loves animals and bugs."[1]



Vox Machina first met Velora while doing odd jobs in Emon. Her father Syldor was there on business as the ambassador for Syngorn, and hired the party to search for his contact in the Tal'Dorei Council, who had gone missing.[8]

When Vax and Vex first discovered that their distant and neglectful father had married a fellow elf and now had a new child, they were initially resentful. However, they ended up adoring Velora, and Vex gave her a necklace before they parted ways.[9]

"Heredity and Hats" (1x60)[]

Vox Machina entered the Feywild to seek Fenthras in their quest to defeat the Chroma Conclave. Upon entering Syngorn, the party sought Syldor for information and diplomatic papers, reuniting with Velora in the process. Velora was excited to see her half-siblings again, and Vox Machina taught her a few "bad words" like "take a dump" and "poo" (much to her delight and her mother's chagrin). Before the party left, Vax told Velora that she isn't their half-sister—she's their sister.[10]

"Vecna, the Ascended" (1x114) []

Velora was kidnapped and put into a trance by Vecna. The newly-ascended god magically suspended the defenseless elf within his ribcage as a living shield...and a taunt to her half-brother Vax and half-sister Vex (the Champions of the Raven Queen and Pelor, respectively). Though Velora was freed from the literal cage and Vex caught her as she fell, Vex realized to her horror that Velora was already dead, but whether she died before the battle or due to Keyleth's Sunburst spell is unknown.

"The Chapter Closes" (1x115)[]

After the battle, Kashaw performed a resurrection ritual on Velora. Vex contributed her arrow with the owl-bear feather, Vax gave her Simon, his Serpent Belt, and Zahra loaned her moonstone. The ritual was a success and Velora returned to life, seemingly with no memory of her abduction, and happy to be with her brother and sister.


Vax'ildan and Vex'ahlia[]


Fan art of Velora with her older siblings, Vax'ildan and Vex'ahlia, by David Rodrigues.[art 4]

Vex, Vax, and Velora - Mikael

Fan art of Vax, Vex, and Velora, by Mikael.[art 5]

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"Shit!" (said after Vex'ahlia and Vax'ildan taught her the word during their visit to Syngorn)



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Matthew Mercer released a page of his DM notes containing a description of Velora.
  2. Velora is mistakenly described as of elven and human descent in a later episode.  See "Vecna, the Ascended" (1x114) at 16:50.
  3. See "The Chapter Closes" (1x115) from 31:34 through 39:53.
  4. Velora appears to be unconscious and yet also in a trance at the beginning of the fight.  See "Vecna, the Ascended" (1x114) at 16:50.
  5. See "Dalen's Closet" (Sx47) at 0:04:53.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 264.
  7. See "Heredity and Hats" (1x60) at 0:29:07.
  8. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) from 6:24 through 7:10.
  9. See "Heredity and Hats" (1x60) at 0:59:28.  Vex briefly refers to the necklace.
  10. See "Heredity and Hats" (1x60) at 59:37.
  11. See "Heredity and Hats" (1x60) at 59:09.
  12. See "The Chapter Closes" (1x115) at 0:35:55.


  1. Screenshot of Velora Vessar, by Titmouse from "Echo Tree" (LVM2x08). 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.
  2. Official art of Velora Vessar, by Olivia Samson from Vox Machina Origins III #6. Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of Velora Vessar, by Megzilla87 (source). Used with permission.
  4. Fan art of Velora with her older siblings, Vax'ildan and Vex'ahlia, by David Rodrigues (source). Used with permission.
  5. Fan art of Vax, Vex, and Velora, by Mikael (source). Used with permission.