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One(?) gifset per episode || 19 Trial of the Take: Part 2

…the Huntmaster (…) hand-chose and divided the party into two separate smaller groups: the first group being the one that began playing with us last [episode], in which we had the illustrious Scanlan, Percy, Vex, and Grog, who were paired up with two new adventurers (…). [Critical Role’s] audience chose the creature they were going to hunt, and [they] voted on an adult white dragon—so they’ve been hunting that.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 30 Stoke the Flames

[Vox Machina] then set out to set a two-pronged attack against two of the remaining New Nobles in the town: Duke Vedmire was the one that Scanlan went to, the rest of [the party] going to seek Count Tylieri. As the rain pours down into the city, midday, Scanlan decided to, from a Polymorph spell as a fly, to the top of the front door step of Vedmire’s home, then proceeding to un-Polymorph and re-Polymorph himself into a triceratops. [Meanwhile,] the other group is stealthing through the rain to the back [of Tylieri’s home], at which point the OK was given to Grog—whether intentionally or not. Grog then charged to the front door of Tylieri’s estate and the rest of [them] prepared for impact.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 15 Skyward

The Council discussed it, most of the knowledge seemed to be that it could not or there is no known way to destroy it, and the best means of dealing with [the Horn of Orcus] would be to reseal it in a place where it would be safe, forgotten, and hopefully never rediscovered. It was decided amongst the Council that the safest place to do that is on the distant land of Othanzia, where there is a capital city known as Vasselheim. So it was decided that they would send away for a holy container that could contain this evil without any worry of corruption or escape, carry it then via skyship over the ocean.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 21 Trial of the Take: Part 4

(…) the rakshasa fled through a tunnel underneath its room into a long subterranean tunnel fraught with traps that were set to protect it. The party managed to avoid these rather deftly until the steady decline of the hallway, combined with the increasing moisture and scent of refuse, caused a slick surface and our fantastic cleric, (…) Kashaw, slipped and fell down. Two party members (…) joined him at the bottom of the tunnel (…). Upon splashing down (…) the party pulled themselves up [and] began to hear skittering and screeching sounds throughout the room, hundreds of small ones, while two large thorny tentacles jettisoned out of this dung heap and pulled itself to the surface with its central body full of teeth, one giant toothy maw.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 31 Gunpowder Plot

Many of the townsfolk have become the militia that they’ve been preparing to be. Armed with whatever they could find, they’ve managed to take down a number of the large hulking zombie giant guardians throughout [Whitestone]. Many lives were lost in the process and the battle is ongoing. As [Vox Machina] rushed towards the center of the town to check in on the Sun Tree, finding all the previous bodies that resembled members of Vox Machina cut from its boughs, [they] saw, swarming into the center of the city, a large horde of skeletal undead, clattering forth into the dark, as the sun has now set over the horizon, the rain beginning to pour heavily onto the center of the town. There were efforts meant to keep the army at bay, as [they] all rushed towards the west to escape the immediate fray.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 23 The Rematch

Pike left back there to finish up the renovation of the temple of Sarenrae that was discovered—the rest of the party moved on back to Emon, the rest of their business complete. Within Emon, they returned to the Greyskull Keep where […] Seeker Assum […] came to [Vox Machina] notifying [them] that within a week’s time the Briarwoods, Lord and Lady Briarwood, are supposed to be arriving here within Emon for a feast, to discuss, apparently, the building of a bridge and a more political joining between Emon and the Tal'Dorei royal family and these up-and-coming Lords and Ladies, who have a very dark history, apparently, with Percy.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 24 The Feast

[Vox Machina] made their (…) way to the central palace in the Cloudtop District of Emon. The Briarwoods arrived, a feast was put out, however Percy went in under an illusion to look like Vax, while Vax went invisible. Everyone had formal attire on, weapons left at the door, unarmored, dressed for the occasion. During the feast, conversations were had, questions were raised, and information was extracted. Seeker Assum had requested to have been met in the foyer by our rogue here, who forgot and then decided to go on his own upstairs, following the Briarwoods to the second floor where their guest room was set.

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One(?) gifset per episode || Arrival at Kraghammer

An enormous underground metropolis sprawls out before you—the dark earth and shadows creating beautiful stonework, marble columns, archways, and labyrinthine bridges climbing across the vertical city-scape. All warmed with the red glow of some strange, crimson rock peppered throughout the town as a light source. A large metal forge envelops the center of this cylindrical city. The entire city is a three tiered cylindrical city that is built into the ground of the mountain itself. Welcome to Kraghammer!

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One(?) gifset per episode || 20 Trial of the Take: Part 3

Basically [Vox Machina] were given a choice: they could go to trial, or they could undergo their own personal trial to join the guild, the Slayer’s Take, which is essentially a guild that takes on contracts to hunt various requested creatures down, harvest elements of their physical bodies to then be sold or returned to these individuals and be paid for it. If they manage to complete these trials, they will be absolved of breaking the law because they will now be within the confines of it and be members of the guild. So, choosing that, they were then also notified that they would be splitting up into two different groups (…).

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One(?) gifset per episode || The Trick About Falling

Through a strange crazy plan […] they managed to fly undetected via flying carpet, giant eagle, and floating sorcerer, over the entire warcamp, made a Metal Gear run into the center of their main barracks, threw a bucket of goblin shit into the face of the one mind flayer […]. A heavy blood-filled battle later […] the remnants of the duergar army inside of this building have been destroyed aside from a few stranglers that have laid their weapons down and the general now lies beaten on his knees before the rest of the party.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 25 Crimson Diplomacy

[Vox Machina] discovered upon returning that the illustrious Briarwoods (…) were coming to Emon to meet for a political banquet with Sovereign Uriel Tal'Dorei (…). Information was gathered at this banquet, Vax went on his own little adventure into the Briarwoods’ room, in which they nearly killed him. The party rushed out to his aid, much violence ensued, the Briarwoods eventually escaped through some sort of magical means that was not uncovered, however they are no longer in the picture. (…) The party during this event had encountered a tiefling by the name of Lillith, who was masquerading as one of the servants within the Palace of Tal'Dorei, aided them in the battle(…).

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One(?) gifset per episode || Breaching the Emberhold

Making their way to the bottom of this tunnel, they found themselveslooping back around to the large crevasse where the giant waterfall pools, where [they] had met Clarota, which allowed Vex’ahlia to retrieve her bear, Trinket. We pick up as the party begins to step down into the lower tunnels, the ones that are partially coated with a series of magma pools and falls that are trickling out of the rock side.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 32 Against the Tide of Bone

The party began to systematically take out members of the “New Nobles” who worked underneath the Briarwoods, setting many buildings on fire, leaving emblems of the de Rolo crest across the town and written in the sky, and after an extensive battle began to make their way towards the Castle Whitestone itself. Burrowing into a partially collapsed but long remembered secret passage underneath the castle, the party rested for the evening (…).While they were searching this tunnel, it led to the dungeons, the prison cells beneath the Castle Whitestone (…). While they were walking through those cells, they discovered an old woman currently locked down below there, who is asking for the party’s aid in freeing her from her imprisonment.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 26 Consequences and Cows

When [Vox Machina] returned to the Keep they found two representatives of the northern farmers of Emon who required aid: a series of their livestock had been stolen over the past few weeks and was putting them in dire straits when it came to the necessary amount of meat they had to raise. The group, trying to turn their morality on its head, decided to aid them, awaited out in the center of the cow pasture at night; masquerading, through illusionary magic, as cows themselves.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 27 The Path to Whitestone 

After much discussion and preparation, and purchasing a lot of mirrors, the party took their transit over to east, northeast, towards Whitestone, where they began to traverse the Alabaster Sierras to the north, using the mountain range as opposed to going directly through the forest. There they managed to avoid encountering a bunch of harpies that were distracted by eating the horses they left behind. They camped for the evening and began to make their way through some sort of a mountainous valley that led in towards the forest surrounding Whitestone. While they were traveling down this pass, there was a rumbling and some sort of really fast, rapid-moving large blue creature that leaped down in front, catching them off guard.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 17 Hubris 

After taking a skyship across the ocean to [Vasselheim], sealing the Horn, [Vox Machina] also discover upon doing so that the long forgotten ruins of what appears to be an ancient temple to Sarenrae were recently discovered, and while Sarenrae does not have a strong following in this city, the few that are trying to raise it asked for Pike’s help, to stay back and help build it and bring it to its former glory and hopefully reestablish a basis of worship in this city, and she decided to do so, to help these folks. The party then steps away from the ruins of the tower, sad but understanding of the circumstance.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 8 Glass and Bone

[…] a number of their party members Lady Kima and Tiberius Stormwind, the dragonborn sorcerer, are currently stone. Dragging them out of the fortress as the magma began to fill the interior, a very deft escape was made, aside from Vax unfortunately getting his foot temporarily submerged in the lava, taking some serious damage to his foot. The party managed to make their way outside of Emberhold proper, and all taken a moment to breathe, at this point realizing that, thankfully, for the most part all survived, aside from the missing party member and a few in a state of flux at the moment.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 10 K’Varn Revealed

Upon entering the cavern, they found a partially buried chest or container of some kind, what looks like some sort of a camp that had been destroyed and scattered, and a few rotting corpses against the walls. As [they] continued to inspect the area, the corpses began to rise from their sitting positions. With previous experience in the realm of undead, they know the eyes of these creatures carry far more intelligence than your run-of-the-mill zombie.

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One(?) gifset per episode || 18 Trial of the Take: Part 1

The party has found themselves in the city of Vasselheim (…) and outside of the city itself there is an extremely dark, oppressive, almost unnaturally fast-growing forest known as the Vesper Timberland. This is where [Vox Machina] encountered the hydra last time; [they] just barely trekked out of the city and found that creature. (…) The party, after defeating the hydra, being called on their law-breakage in Vasselheim, have been tasked to return the next morning, as separate groups, to figure out what contract is being given to them and what members of their team await them as they arrive.