Campaign 1 Arc 2: The Briarwoods

The second arc of Campaign 1 of Critical Role begins as a mysterious couple known as the Briarwoods arrive in Emon for a formal feast. Knowing that they were responsible for the deaths of his family, Percy decides it's time to achieve his vengeance. Following his lead, Vox Machina is accused of destructive behavior and kicked off the Tal'Dorei Council. Now they need to clear their names, but the cost might be Percy's soul.

Episode summaries[edit | edit source]

No. Title Original airdate Link Runtime
24 "The Feast" (1x24) September 17, 2015 VOD / Transcript 3:56:02
With the Briarwoods coming to Emon, Percy reveals the full tale of how they slaughtered his family and seized control of Whitestone. Vox Machina has just one week to prepare for a diplomatic feast between the Tal'Dorei Council and the sinister and mysterious Lord and Lady Briarwood...
25 "Crimson Diplomacy" (1x25) September 24, 2015 VOD / Transcript 3:47:12
Vax finds himself alone in the clutches of the villainous Briarwoods! While the team rushes in to save him, they are joined by a mysterious tiefling named Lillith, a powerful wizard on the run from bounty hunters. Can Vox Machina save both Vax and Lillith from their grim fates?
26 "Consequences and Cows" (1x26) October 1, 2015 VOD / Transcript 4:41:18
Reeling from the aftermath of their battle against the Briarwoods, Vox Machina is called before Sovereign Uriel Tal'Dorei II to answer for their recent destructive behavior. Seeking to bolster their reputation, the group agrees to hunt a mysterious giant bird terrorizing the countryside, with some rather interesting results...
27 "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27) October 8, 2015 VOD / Transcript 3:34:00
Ghostly attackers infiltrate Greyskull Keep as Vox Machina prepares to journey northeast to Whitestone and confront the Briarwoods. Meanwhile, Keyleth begins to suspect that a mysterious power holds sway over Percy.
28 "The Sun Tree" (1x28) October 15, 2015 VOD / Transcript 3:08:00
Vox Machina sneaks into the town of Whitestone with the intent of inspiring revolution, but they could not be less prepared for the horrors that await them inside...
29 "Whispers" (1x29) October 22, 2015 VOD / Transcript 4:04:00
Vox Machina begins a campaign to sow the seeds of rebellion amongst the people of Whitestone. The cruel Sir Kerrion Stonefell is the first target on their list, but will the attack against him unleash a darker power?
30 "Stoke the Flames" (1x30) October 29, 2015 VOD / Transcript 3:15:00
The seeds of rebellion begin to take root in Whitestone! But as the members of Vox Machina make their move to bring the population to revolt, they learn that another de Rolo may still be alive...
31 "Gunpowder Plot" (1x31) November 5, 2015 VOD / Transcript 3:15:57
Scanlan finds himself alone, caught in a Briarwood trap! Meanwhile, the party fuels the fire of rebellion, but will Whitestone pay too high a price? The revolution has begun, and nothing can stop it now!
32 "Against the Tide of Bone" (1x32) November 12, 2015 VOD / Transcript 3:36:29
Exhausted and facing an undead army, Vox Machina prepares to storm Whitestone Castle! Thankfully, they're about to get some help from divine intervention...
33 "Reunions" (1x33) November 19, 2015 VOD / Transcript 4:24:22
Vox Machina enters Whitestone Castle, led by a new, unlikely ally in hopes of rescuing Cassandra de Rolo. Battles commence, debts are settled, and secrets are revealed as the group descends into the haunted catacombs.
34 "Race to the Ziggurat" (1x34) December 3, 2015 VOD / Transcript 4:41:33
Descending deeper beneath the city of Whitestone, the weary members of Vox Machina are on a collision course with the Briarwoods and their insidious plot. What secrets lie far below and what dangers still await our heroes?
35 "Denouement" (1x35) December 10, 2015 VOD / Transcript 3:14:56
In the wake of the fateful battle in the Ziggurat, Vox Machina comes face-to-face with the inner demons within Percy both literal and personal. As the Whitestone Rebellion comes to a head, can the party save Percy from the darkness within him? Or is he beyond saving?
36 "Winter's Crest in Whitestone" (1x36) December 17, 2015 VOD / Transcript 2:48:24
The Winter's Crest Festival comes to Whitestone for the first time in five years! Seeing this as a chance to relax after the revolution, Vox Machina partakes in the festivities and exchanges gifts with each other as they enjoy a well-deserved moment of peace.
37 "A Musician's Nostalgia" (1x37) January 7, 2016 VOD / Transcript 4:23:28
Vox Machina returns to Emon to prove their innocence. Now on the hunt for the treacherous Riskel Daxio, they must once again face the Clasp, along with some shady characters from Scanlan's past.
38 "Echoes of the Past" (1x38) January 14, 2016 VOD / Transcript 4:23:28
Vox Machina takes some well-earned downtime! Scanlan continues his dance with the mysterious gnome girl, Kaylie, and the group agrees to venture back to a mysterious cavern they had abandoned years before...