Gatekeeper Xanthas was an elven mage and the Evening Keeper of the Traverse Junction at the Alabaster Lyceum in Emon. As an NPC, Gatekeeper Xanthas was played by Matthew Mercer.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

Gatekeeper Xanthas was an elven man with long grayish-white hair. He was dressed in fine robes when Vox Machina first met him.[3]

Personality Edit

Biography Edit

"Escape from the Underdark" (1x13) Edit

When Tiberius used a Circle of Teleportion spell to get Vox Machina out of the Underdark, they arrived in the Lyceum while Xanthas was on shift at the teleportation circle. Because their arrival was unscheduled, he questioned them briefly, but in the end only requested that they file a report the next morning.

"The Feast" (1x24) Edit

Seeking access to a teleportation sigil in Kraghammer, Tiberius met with Xanthas briefly in the Lyceum. Xanthas sent him to talk to the headmaster, Thurmond Adlam.

"Clash at Daxio" (1x77) Edit

Gatekeeper Xanthas chose to serve Thordak after the Chroma Conclave's attack on Emon. Vox Machina faced off against him at Fort Daxio where he managed to kill some soldiers and dominated Vex before the ranger managed to shake off his control and kill him.

The party later found out that Xanthas had used a Wand of Feeblemind on Allura and was the one who called in the wyvern riders. Kima explained they'd trusted him as a respected member of Emon and once he was inside he had betrayed them.

Character Information Edit

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6th-level Edit
  • Chain Lightning[7]

Notable Items Edit

  • Wand of Feeblemind (Used against Allura)[8]


  • "Alright, uh, shoot your friends!"[9]

References Edit

  1. See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) from 2:47:50 through 2:48:47.
  2. Xanthas could cast 6th-level spells, but could not cast ones of 8th level, meaning he was at least level 11 and below level 15.
  3. See "Escape from the Underdark" (1x13) at 2:12:14.
  4. See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) at 2:03:16.
  5. See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) from 1:33:10 through 1:35:35.
  6. See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) at 1:44:48.
  7. See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) at 2:34:16.
  8. See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) at 3:32:20.
  9. See "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) at 1:35:35.
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