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Whaska is a fire giant who is the forgemaster of the Zenith Forge in the City of Brass. He is one of the three fire giants who are not enslaved in the City of Brass. As an NPC, he is played by Matthew Mercer.



Whaska stands around 16 to 20 feet high and has dark grey ash-like skin, piercing red eyes, and a full red beard singed on the edges. At work, Whaska wears a dark black leather apron[2] and removes it once the work is done.[3] At his first meeting with Vox Machina, he wore metal bracers[4] with a comparably small pouch (the size of Keyleth) affixed to the side of his belt. It contained multiple heavy metal objects, including a small cylinder that was able to detect magic.[5]




Whaska took part in the uprising and the enslavement of other fire giants, which was organized by Sugan and supported by Juuraiel and her husband. As a reward, Whaska received the foundry that included the Zenith Forge.[6]

"Where the Cards Fall" (1x75)[]


Fan art of Whaska, by Joshua Brian Smith.[art 2]

For a price of a few magical items, Whaska told Vox Machina where Juuraiel, the owner of the Plate of the Dawnmartyr, currently resided.


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  1. The spelling of "Whaska" was confirmed by Brian W. Foster of Talks Machina, who confirmed it with Matthew Mercer (source).
  2. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75) at 36:27.
  3. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75) at 39:54.
  4. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75) at 42:30.
  5. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75) at 44:22.
  6. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75) at 53:11.
  7. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75) at 44:22.


  1. Fan art of Whaska, by Nikki Dawes (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Whaska, by Joshua Brian Smith (source). Used with permission.