"Zemnian Nights" (2x11) is the eleventh episode of the second campaign of Critical Role. The Mighty Nein finally make it into the Tri-Spire, exploring the upper echelon of Zadash and investigating the Knights of Requital’s claims of corruption within the government...
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Previously on Critical Role Edit
Last we left off, The Mighty Nein, the intrepid adventurers, had completed their task they had achieved from the King's Hall taskboard to eliminate this spider scourge that had seemingly clogged up a portion of the sewers, discovered a subtle passage into the more upper class elements of the city, managed to extract some information from an individual they had saved from the webbing there, got [their] reward for it, had a conversation with Ulog of the Knights of Requital, who had discussed interest in possibly bringing [them] in for some endeavor.
[They] had also, as the evening progressed, finished [their] night checking out the Evening Nip, a tavern that seemed extremely shady. Having some piss-poor ale, [they] had just exited the exterior of the tavern's location, out into the midnight evening air of Zadash, still a bit bruised and beaten from the battle earlier in the day, but eager to continue with what [their] next endeavor is.
Part I Edit
The group settles in for the night at the Leaky Tap as a thunderstorm comes upon the city. When they wake the next morning, The Mighty Nein find that the storm has stayed through the night, but Yasha has not.
During the day, Beau orders a new poncho-like cloak from a tailor while Fjord, Nott, and Molly visit Pumat Sol. After inquiring about custom items, Nott asks Pumat Sol how he's able to be split into multiple copies of himself. Pumat explains that he's an annex of the Cerberus Assembly. He provides the assembly with enchanted objects and they provide him with the copies.
Meanwhile, Jester, Beau, and Caleb enter the Tri-Spire and stop by the bakery before heading to the Chastity's Nook. Caleb asks the shop owner, Iva Deshin, if the shop has any historical romances. She offers a banned book, The Courting of the Crick, but the steep price leads Caleb to decline. He instead buys a book titled Shallow Breaths. After harassing a customer, Jester buys Tusk Love and surreptitiously buys the banned book.
Jester, Beau, and Caleb head to The Pillow Trove to return Jester's key. They go up to Jester's room to check out the accommodations. Jester gives the banned book to Caleb as a gift, but he refuses to accept it. He instead tells Beau that she may have it.
Both groups head back to the Leaky Tap for a midday rest in preparation for the meeting at night in the cellar.
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Part II Edit
Fjord, Beau, and Caleb go to the cellar for the midnight meeting while Jester, Molly, and a disguised Nott keep watch. At the rebel group's meeting, Ulog speaks of political intrigue. He asks The Mighty Nein to steal Lord Sutan's seal and a sample of his handwriting. Ulog and his group plans to forge a letter from Sutan speaking of an assassination. Meanwhile, The Mighty Nein would then need to sneak into the High Richter's living space and trash it, staging it as an attempted assassination. The letter coupled with the ransacked home would hopefully sow discord between the High Richter and Lord Sutan, making it easy to oust one or the other.
Sensing the holes in the plan, Fjord, Beau, and Caleb suggest that they use the letters to frame the High Richter as the mastermind behind the rebel group and bring the letters to the attention of the Lawmaster. Fjord asks for the rest of the night to talk over the plan with The Mighty Nein. Both groups agree to meet the next afternoon at the Song and Supper Inn. Before going to bed, The Mighty Nein agree to research the rebel group a bit more before helping them out.
Caleb visits the girls and asks Beau for The Courting of the Crick before going to his room for the night. Fjord, with the help of Molly, sets up a trap for Nott to figure out her true purpose in rifling through Fjord's belongings. Nott falls for the trap easily. Molly quickly charms Nott, compelling her to tell the truth: she wants Fjord's letter from the Soltryce Academy to give to Caleb. Nott wants Caleb to become more powerful so that he may protect her and change her appearance. Fjord expresses his wish that Nott will eventually come to trust the group, not just Caleb.
The next day, The Mighty Nein disguise themselves and go to the High Richter's home. They manage to deceive her into thinking that they are aristocrats with a grievance against the Baumbachs and to take up their case as a favor. While bowing goodbye, Molly intentionally spills his water skein. The High Richter expresses disgust for Molly's manners and tieflings in general, showing her true character.
The rebel group offers The Mighty Nein around 700 gold to complete the job. Despite Caleb's strong reservations, they accept the job and begin planning.
Featured Characters Edit
|Expended||4||silver||Beau||clothes shop||order for cloak|
|Acquired||1||healing potion||The Invulnerable Vagrant||Fjord|
|Acquired||1||enchanted piecemeal leather armor|
|Acquired||1||Periapt of Wound Closure||Molly|
|Expended||130||gold||Fjord||The Invulnerable Vagrant|
|Relinquished||1||studded leather armor||to set the enchantment to his original armor|
|Acquired||1||Shallow Breath||Chasity's Nook||Caleb|
|Acquired||1||the Courting of the Crick||Jester|
|Relinquished||1||Shallow Breath||Caleb||Meal Hearth|
|Acquired||1||loaf of bread||Meal Hearth||Caleb|
|Acquired||10||Necadras style bear claws||Jester|
|Transferred||1||the Courting of the Crick||Jester||Beau|
|Acquired||1||set of metal bracelets||Leaky Tap's cellar||Nott|
|Acquired||1||bottle of beer||Beau|
|Transferred||1||the Courting of the Crick||Beau||Caleb|
|Transferred||1||the Courting of the Crick||Caleb||Beau|
|Acquired||1||reversable cloak/coat||clothes shop||Beau|
|Acquired||1||fake Knights of Requital documents||Dolan||Fjord|
- Fjord: What you reading there, Jester?
Jester: (reading Tusk Love) Nothing, Oskar. Don’t worry about it.
- Sam's giant flask bears a message saying "SORRY LAURA, I ATE INDIAN FOR LUNCH" in this episode.
- The term “Crick” is short for "cricket" because supposedly when the Kryn armies charge into battle, the holes and tubes designed into their armor sounds like a flock of crickets rushing into battle.
- ↑ See 2x1 at 2:14:01.