We have wanted to write a musical theater style tribute to Critical Role for quite some time. ‘willing’ is based on the 44th episode, ‘The Sunken Tomb’, which was, without a doubt, one of the most powerful and plot-rocking moments in the whole show.
I’ve been rereading a Series of Unfortunate Events recently and I can’t help but think of Percy and Cassandra as the Baudelaire children and the Briarwoods as Count Olaf so here you go. Let me know if y’all want more of this AU because I have some stuff floating around in my head.
Percy took Cassandra out for a day to visit the library/museum in Whitestone, when they return, the entire castle is under quarantine. A few days later the rest of the De Rolo family is dead (no one knows how the disease started or even what disease it was, but no one suspected foul play at the time)
Because both siblings are still underage, Uriel appoints a temporary Lord over Whitestone, Percy will inherit the title once he comes of age
The De Rolo children are sent to live with Professor Anders, their tutor, first. It’s pleasant enough at first, but eventually the Briarwoods come to dinner. Professor Anders says that he is transferring custody of the children to them, Cassandra sees the Lady Briarwood passing him a bag of coins through a cracked door and the siblings know that Bad Things are happening
Through the use of Percy’s brilliant inventions and vast amount of knowledge and Cassandra’s daring nature and knack for being in the right place at the right time, they manage to escape the Briarwoods and are moved to a new house
Percy is 16, has a love for invention, great skill in crafting on the fly, and pulls down his creepy-ass bird mask when he thinks (the equivalent of Violet)
Cassandra is 12, can make a weapon out of almost anything, and has a more daring nature than Percy. She’s more likely to sneak around and take risks so that they can escape a bad situation
The Briarwoods are trying to get custody of the children to that they can have access to the legal titles to Whitestone and they can have somewhere to revive Vecna without being interupted. They each have dark black tattoos on their ankles that seem to spin when you look at them too long
Just imagine all of this in Lemony Snicket’s voice and style??? That dark, dry sense of humor just fits Percy’s personality so perfectly??