Critical Role Wiki

This wiki contains spoilers for the entirety of Critical Role and The Legend of Vox Machina. Proceed at your own risk!

READ MORE

Critical Role Wiki
Advertisement
Critical Role Wiki

Zoran Kluthidol was a goliath blood hunter affiliated with the Tombtakers.

Description[]

Appearance[]

Zoran is a goliath man of black eyes[6] and face tattoos.[7] In Aeor he developed a stoop after carrying the weight of the crests for too long, with one of his shoulders resting higher than the other.[8]

According to Lucien, he had good buttocks.[9]

Personality[]

Zoran is a man of a few words, rarely speaking unless it was to complain about something or answer a question. He stated that he "didn't do friends".[10] When only the Tombtakers were around he was nicer, although he still complained a lot.

Despite all his blustering, he was a spiritual man[11] with a sensitive soul.[12]

Biography[]

Background[]

Zoran was from the Menagerie Coast originally, where he grew up listening to stories of Lazak Oakbender, another goliath known as the Dark Forge.[13] He "wasn't much for friendship" back then.[14]

At some point before 829 PD he joined the Claret Orders,[15] training in the Oltu Ruins for some time and learning the secrets of hemocraft; he became close with Tyffial Wase and Briyakar Jurrell, a couple of elves, and they were not happy with how the order worked.[16]

Eventually they left, and by 831 PD they lived in Shadycreek Run, in a house that had belonged to Auntie Mama until she was executed by the Jagentoth family, and where the three of them were found by other former members of the Order, Lucien Tavelle, Cree Deeproots, Otis Brunkel and Brevyn Oakbender (the legal heir of the house).[17] The entire group recovered Auntie Mama's remains from where the Jagentoths kept those who betrayed them,[18] becoming the Tombtakers,[19] and although they lived for a while in Brevyn's house,[20] with Zoran and Brevyn even doing a brief job as bodyguards for a halfling collecting debts,[21] eventually the Jagentoth family tried to attack them, stopping only because Vess DeRogna appeared and bargained for their lives, so she could hire the Tombtakers herself.[22] One of their missions was in Molaesmyr, were they fought hags and reached the tower of Caes Mosor.[23][24]

The Tombtakers eventually accompanied the archmage in an expedition to Aeor, but the mission ended in tragedy when Brevyn died recovering a journal for Lucien.[25][26] Since they weren't able to recover Brevyn's body, the Tombtakers honored her in a lake near Balenpost, in which Zoran offered a moving prayer to the Matron of Ravens.[27] The group, after the archmage's payment (which would end up disappearing), traveled to Yardel, Jurrell's hometown, and in that time Lucien, who had been reading the journal, gained new knowledge and power from the Somnovem.[28][29] That knowledge was shared with his friends and they decided to use that power to shape the world according to their wishes and make it a better place for them; Zoran stated that he wanted better masculine attributes (to put it mildly),[30] but he actually longed for a quiet life in which he would own a merchant fleet and songs would be sung in his honor.[31]

In 833 PD the Tombtakers reached out to Vess DeRogna,[32] and she came to oversee and perform a ritual that would allow Lucien to reach the Somnovem.[33] However, the archmage sabotaged the ritual and killed Lucien.[34][35][36] The group waited until dawn, and their leader had told them that if anything were to go wrong, they had to get rid of any sign, any trace, so, not far from their hideout, they buried him and went their separate ways, to different points of the Dwendalian Empire.[37] During that time Zoran worked as a torturer for the Myriad in Rexxentrum,[3] stuffing hot pokers in eyes.[38]

In 836 PD, when Lucien was resurrected Zoran was there with the rest of the surviving Tombtakers (Jurrell had been executed).[39]

"Under Timeless Ice" (2x116)[]

Zoran was present when the Mighty Nein first came face to face with the Tombtakers in an Aeorian ruin.

"Ice and Fire" (2x121)[]

While the Tombtakers and the Mighty Nein were crossing the river of lava in Aeor, Zoran helped Jester avoid falling in. She used the opportunity to attempt to losen the strap of the pack he was carrying, but didn't succeed. After the group got to safety, Jester and Zoran thanked the other for saving each other's lives.

"Hunter and Hunted" (2x133)[]

Due to a trap set by the Mighty Nein, Zoran fell off a high place and was knocked unconscious, as did his compatriots Otis and Tyffial. Fjord finished him off by stabbing him in the neck at the start of the encounter with the surviving Tombtakers.

"Hell or High Water" (2x136)[]

Before Lucien and Cree crossed through the Immensus Gate to reach the Astral Plane, the echo in the tiefling's mind used the memory of Zoran and the rest of the ambushed Tombtakers to make the Nonagon feel guilty, albeit to little avail.[40]

Character Information[]

Abilities[]

Notable Items[]

Appearances and mentions[]

Quotations[]

  • Zoran: (after surprising the Tombtakers with a moving prayer in honor of Brevyn) "What? I'm a spiritual man."[45]
  • Zoran: (about Gelidon) "If it didn't keep flying off, I would have fuckin' taken his head off, I would."

Trivia[]

  • His name is of Slavic origin, and means "dawn".
  • Zoran's accent resembles that of Grog Strongjaw, a modified Cockney.
  • He knew how to sing, knowing several songs and sea shanties.[46]
  • The only meal he knew how to cook was a potent, liquored gruel that he called "that shit".[47]
  • According to Otis and Jurrell, Zoran wasn't very successful with women.[48]
  • It is unclear if the tattoos Zoran had in his face were part of his half-giant markings or if he chose to be tattooed.

References[]

  1. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 125.
  2. See "Contentious Company" (2x120) at 3:44:17.  When Lucien asks the Tombtakers a question, Zoran, "the halfling", and "the elf" respond, meaning Zoran must be the Goliath.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Matt's notes for "Harvest Close" (2x17) give details about The Tombtakers.
  4. See "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123) at 4:34:25.  Zoran used Action Surge
  5. See "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained" (2x122) at 2:28:48.
  6. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 74.
  7. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 32.
  8. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 183.
  9. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 125.
  10. See "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained" (2x122) at 2:29:14.
  11. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 117.
  12. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 191.
  13. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 75.
  14. See "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained" (2x122) at 2:28:48.
  15. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 98.
  16. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 32.
  17. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 75.
  18. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 78, 79 and 80.
  19. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 0:21:32.  Cree states, "We were all part of the same order at one point, and we splintered off. Luci-- Nonagon had a different path in mind for us, so we went north to Shadycreek Run and we started the Tombtakers."
  20. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 83.
  21. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 85.
  22. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 87 and 88.
  23. See "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111) from 1:29:48 through 1:31:58.
  24. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 103.
  25. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 107, 108 and 109.
  26. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 114, 115 and 116.
  27. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 117.
  28. See "Ice and Fire" (2x121) from 0:42:07 through 0:48:10.
  29. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 117-134.
  30. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 151.
  31. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 191.
  32. See "An Open Window" (2x114) at 3:08:51.
  33. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 1:05:09.
  34. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 1:05:42.
  35. See "The Tortoise and The Dare" (2x117) at 0:36:55.
  36. See "Ice and Fire" (2x121) at 0:48:21.
  37. See "Fleeting Memories" (2x14) at 1:04:59.
  38. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 165.
  39. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 169.
  40. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 231.
  41. See "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123) at 4:34:25.  Zoran used Action Surge
  42. See "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123) at 1:21:53.
  43. See "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123) at 4:12:08.
  44. See "Fair-weather Faith" (2x123) at 1:21:46.
  45. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 117.
  46. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 125.
  47. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 196.
  48. Critical Role: The Mighty Nein - The Nine Eyes of Lucien, p. 151.

Art:

  1. Fan art of Zoran, by Bunchu (source). Used with permission.
Advertisement