Candela Obscura

Candela Obscura
Directed bySteve Failows
StarringRotating by chapter (see cast)
Theme music byColm McGuinness
Production
Produced by
Release
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No. of seasons4
No. of episodes10
First airedMay 25, 2023

Candela Obscura is a monthly horror series played in the Candela Obscura tabletop roleplaying game, built on the Illuminated Worlds system.[1] It is an anthologized series divided into three-episode chapters, each following a new circle played by a new cast and telling a standalone narrative. The series premiered premiered on May 25, 2023, and as of January 2024, a fourth chapter has been announced.

Premise[edit | edit source]

In the year 1907, in a world similar to but different from our own, an esoteric order of investigators called Candela Obscura fight against "a mysterious source of corruption and bleed" in the city of Newfaire in the Fairelands, a coastal valley of magick within the fictional country Hale. Each episode, a circle of investigators solves a new mystery.[1][2]

It is played in the game of the same name.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Each chapter of Candela Obscura follows a different circle of investigators and features a rotating cast.

Taliesin Jaffe, who co-created the Candela Obscura game, appears in all chapters as the Lightkeeper, an otherwise unnamed role.[3][1] The character is "a steward for the audience" and narrates the episode prologues. Taliesin described the role as "a bit of a Rod Serling [in The Twilight Zone], but with some interesting in-universe connections that will be revealed in time."[4] Within the world and game itself, a Lightkeeper is a veteran of Candela Obscura who is retired from field work; they guide the investigators and give the circles their mission.[5] Taliesin is additionally a player in the Chapter 4: The Crimson Mirror, during which he also remained as the unnamed Lightkeeper.[6]

Chapter 1: Vassal & Veil[edit | edit source]

Cast of Chapter 1. From left to right: Matthew Mercer, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Anjali Bhimani, Robbie Daymond, and Laura Bailey.[art 1]

Chapter 1 follows the Circle of the Vassal & the Veil and features the following cast:

  • Laura Bailey as Arlo Black, Weird (Specialty: Occultist)
    Arlo is a wealthy young woman[7] and a former student of Dr. Margrove.[8] She was engaged to Eddie, who had an interest in Oldfairen relics, and one day discovered him being pulled through a portal. Her failed attempt to rescue him left her arm damaged and gray.[9]
  • Anjali Bhimani as Charlotte Eaves, Face (Specialty: Magician)
    Charlotte is the proprietor of The Sight Unseen, a club and speakeasy in the Red Lamp District.[10] When she was young, she experienced a magickal event involving a tear in the sky.[11] She is the longest-serving investigator in the Circle of the Vassal & the Veil.[12]
  • Ashley Johnson as Auggie James, Slink (Specialty: Criminal)
    Auggie is an orphaned newspaper boy. He additionally performs odd jobs throughout the city[13] and sometimes spends the night on a cot in Charlotte's office.[14] He is recruited into Candela Obscura at the beginning of "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01).[15]
  • Robbie Daymond as Dr. Howard Margrove, Scholar (Specialty: Professor)
    Howard is a professor of philosophy at Briar Bank College.[16] He was recruited into Candela years prior following an experience with a magickal entity that tormented him.[17]
  • Matthew Mercer as the gamemaster:[18]
    The gamemaster is responsible for running the game, which includes managing the environment and world, playing the non-player characters, structuring the story, and determining how the narrative develops in response to the choices and rolls of other players.

Chapter 2: Needle & Thread[edit | edit source]

Cast of Chapter 2. From left to right: Luis Carazo, Zehra Fazal, Brennan Lee Mulligan, Travis Willingham, Marisha Ray, and Spenser Starke.[art 2]

Chapter 2 follows the Circle of Needle & Thread[19] and features the following cast:

  • Travis Willingham as Nathaniel Trapp (Face: Journalist; Slink: Detective)
    Nathaniel works for The Civil Tribune investigating corruption and the wrongs his family committed in building Newfaire's subway system.[20] The Trapp family is of old money and powerful in the city, but his repulsion for them has driven him to distance himself.[21] He was a lieutenant during the war.[22]
  • Zehra Fazal as Dr. Jinnah "Jean" Basar (Scholar: Doctor)
    Jean is a surgeon with "an uncanny knack for putting bodies back together". She is skeptical of the use of magick, having seen it do more harm than good. She has also facilitated some of the "monstrous things" that have happened in her own family. She was a field doctor during the war.[23]
  • Marisha Ray as Beatrix "Auntie Bee" Monroe (Slink: Criminal)
    Auntie Bee lost everything she had during the war but is trying to maintain a compassion for others and a sense of purpose. Marisha described her as the maternal figure of the circle.[24]
  • Brennan Lee Mulligan as Sean Finnerty (Muscle: Soldier)[25]
    Sean enlisted illegally at 16 or 17 to fight in the Last Great War with his brothers.[26] He also served under Nathan and alongside Marion.[27]
  • Luis Carazo as Marion Collodi (Weird: Medium)
    Marion was a soldier during the war. He joined Candela to do "one of the things he fears most" and hopes working with the organization will help overcome that unspecified fear.[28] Carazo participated in playtests of the system.[29]
  • Spenser Starke as the gamemaster[25]
    Starke was also the lead designer and writer for the Candela Obscura game alongside Rowan Hall.[1]

Chapter 3: Tide & Bone[edit | edit source]

Cast of Chapter 3. From left to right: Noshir Dalal, Ashly Burch, Gina Darling, Aabria Iyengar, Liam O'Brien, and Sam Riegel[art 3]

Chapter 3 follows the Circle of Tide & Bone and features the following cast:

  • Noshir Dalal[30] as Rajan Savarimuthu, Scholar (Specialty: Professor)
    Rajan is a young professor of archaeology. His sister was taken over by a creature known as The Maw when he was young.[31]
  • Sam Riegel[30] as Oscar Grimm, Muscle (Specialty: Soldier)
    Oscar is a former performer and convict, Cosmo's relative, and a recent inductee into Candela[32]. He has a strange immortality that costs him part of his memories and personality every time his life is restored.[33]
  • Gina Darling[30] as Madam Cordelia Glask, Face (Specialty: Magician)
    Madam Glask is the proprietor of the Glass Cat Casino, which is also an underground brothel.[34] She entered into a bargain with the sea gods of her people many years ago when her family was lost in a shipwreck.[35]
  • Ashly Burch[30] as Dr. Elsie Roberts, Scholar (Specialty: Doctor)
    Dr. Roberts is a physician who has fallen on harder times and lives above Cosmo's bookshop, The Antiquarian.[36] In an attempt to cure herself of a degenerative lung disease by experimenting with magick, she has caused herself to transform into a strange beast whenever overwhelmed or stressed.[37]
  • Liam O'Brien[30] as Cosmo Grimm, Weird (Specialty: Occultist)
    Cosmo is an elderly man who has been in Candela Obscura much of his life and owns The Antiquarian, an occult bookstore that serves as a Chapter House for Candela.[38]
  • Aabria Iyengar as the gamemaster[30]

Chapter 4: The Crimson Mirror[edit | edit source]

Cast of Chapter 4. From left to right: Liam O'Brien, Imari Williams, Taliesin Jaffe, Alexander Ward, and Aimee Carrero.[art 4]

Chapter 4 follows the Circle of the Crimson Mirror and features the following cast:[6]

  • Aimee Carrero as Grimoria, Weird (Specialty: Medium) Grimoria is an eighteen-year-old orphan who has been taken in by the Foggs, dealers in curiosities,[39] who use her supernatural disposition to help sell their artifacts.[40]
  • Alexander Ward as Edgar Lycoris, Scholar (Specialty: Doctor) Dr. Lycoris is a skilled operating surgeon at the Grand Halen Hospital.[41] He lost his sister eighteen years ago in Regent Park to some kind of supernatural force,[42] and her attempts to hold onto him when it happened left him with burn scars in the shape of her hands.[43]
  • Taliesin Jaffe as Leo Amicus, Face (Specialty: Journalist). Taliesin has appeared in previous chapters as the Lightkeeper narrating the episode prologues (see above), which is a separate role. Leo Amicus is a bachelor and self proclaimed "man of leisure"[44] who is estranged from his family following an incident twenty-three years ago that resulted in the death of his sister.[45] Leo's flat in the Red Lamp district is also the circle's chapter house.[46]
  • Imari Williams as Malcolm Trills, Muscle (Specialty: Soldier)[47] Malcolm is a former soldier who lost his squad and his hand during the War.[48] He has since distanced himself from his wealthy family and works various jobs as a bouncer around the Red Lamo District.[49]
  • Liam O'Brien as the gamemaster.

Katy O'Brian was also cast and participated in the character building session. However, she ultimately could not play due to scheduling conflicts that arose when Twisters resumed filming following the end of the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.[50]

Live show: The Silver Screen[edit | edit source]

  • Laura Bailey as Evelyn White
  • Matthew Mercer as Lester Shaw
  • Khary Payton as Chey Tanii
  • Marisha Ray as Jackie Ren
  • Taliesin Jaffe as The Lightkeeper and Rudy Ginsmith
  • Spenser Starke as the gamemaster

At the start of the show Liam O'Brien briefly reprised his role as Cosmo Grimm.

Production and crew[edit | edit source]

Photograph of Candela Obscura Set & Chapter 2 Cast, by Critical Role.[art 5]

The Candela Obscura series is produced by Vinnie Singh, Maxwell James, and Steve Failows (who also acts as the Director). The Candela Obscura game was created by Taliesin Jaffe and Chris Lockey with lead design and writing by Spenser Starke and Rowan Hall.[1][51] Michael Schmidt was the director of photography. Aaron Monroy was the series art director, and graphic design was by Jordyn Torrence.[52] Lisa Fricke illustrated the character portraits, and Jennifer Newman selected costumes for the cast. The soundtrack for the series was composed by Colm McGuinness.[53][54]

The set for the first chapter of Candela Obscura was conceptualized by Steve Failows,[55] designed by Shaun Ellis (who also did concept art for the setting's Quickstart Guide and for the show), and constructed by Flip This Bitch.[52] They developed a storage hall, which Shaun called the "Abyssal Hall", and put a variety of esoteric objects behind the players, as well as setting up a combination of an astrolabe and a clock in a single contraption behind the Game Master (GM). The preshow art piece seen in the Twitch pre-roll has a section from the final concept art of the set in the bottom left. Ellis also designed the GM screen, mostly focusing on its top half, since this is the only portion of the screen visible on stream.[56] Noxweiler Ignatius Berf was responsible for effects, miniatures, and, alongside Flip This Bitch, set dressing.[52][57][58]

The enclosure on the set for Taliesin Jaffe in the trailer is meant to symbolize the lantern room on the top of a lighthouse but without a source of light. It was also designed by Ellis.[56]

Chapter 1 premiered while the game's core rulebook was in final stages of development.[59]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Each chapter of Candela Obscura is composed of three self-contained episodes, and each chapter follows a stand-alone arc.[1][19] Episodes usually premiere on Twitch and YouTube on the last Thursday of the month. The YouTube VODs and podcast versions were initially released two weeks later.[1] During Chapter 2, in response to how this schedule made it more difficult to remain caught up on the series, the schedule changed to release VODs the following Monday, the same timetable as Critical Role.[60]

The series premiered on May 25, 2023.[1] The first episode of Chapter 2, in addition to the Twitch and YouTube broadcasts, also premiered in Cinemark Theatres on August 31, 2023,[19][61] and its last episode was moved to November 2, 2023 to accommodate "The Mighty Nein Reunion: Echoes of the Solstice" (OSx54) on October 26, the last Thursday of the month.[62] Chapter 3 premiered on November 30, 2023. To avoid airing an episode over the channel's typical December holiday break, the second and third episodes both aired in January 2024.[30] Lockey, on Twitter, suggested that the three chapters comprise the first season of Candela Obscura.[63]

No. overall No. in chapter Title Assignment number Original airdate Link Runtime
Chapter 1: Vassal & Veil
1 1 "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) 436 May 25, 2023 VOD / Transcript 3:37:36
After witnessing a devastating tragedy, a young street urchin has the veil yanked from his shrouded life - upturning and thrusting him into an esoteric world, guided by the light of a secret order…
2 2 "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) 442 June 29, 2023 VOD / Transcript 4:18:21
A hunger yearns throughout city streets, as The Circle of the Vassal & the Veil toil to unravel the mysteries of Newfaire's ancient history.
3 3 "The Collectors" (CO1x03) 447 July 27, 2023 VOD / Transcript 5:01:53
The Circle of the Vassal & the Veil band together one final time to close unresolved business, as a newfound terror awakens within the permeating void.
Chapter 2: Needle & Thread
4 1 "Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) 533 August 31, 2023 VOD / Transcript 4:36:25
Years after the Last Great War has ended, five investigators unite and defend the Fairelands against an eldritch invasion.
5 2 "Flesh and Blood" (CO2x02) 538 September 28, 2023 VOD / Transcript 4:01:35
The Circle of Needle and Thread are forced to question their morality as an infiltrating purge rages on.
6 3 "Broken Path" (CO2x03) Restricted File 1593 November 2, 2023 VOD / Transcript 6:13:12
Uncertain who is friend or foe, The Circle of Needle and Thread continue their efforts to end a vengeful hunt.
Chapter 3: Tide & Bone
7 1 "The Antiquarian" (CO3x01) 31-58 November 30, 2023 VOD / Transcript 4:25:15
After a creature known throughout legend emerges within Newfaire, Candela Obscura rallies the only circle they believe capable of taking on this Fairen Folklore.
8 2 "The Guardian of Groundswell" (CO3x02) Restricted File 37-13 January 4, 2024 VOD / Transcript 3:49:05
The Circle of Tide and Bone confront an aqueous phenomenon, as the Periphery’s fist looms over the district of Groundswell.
9 3 "Candles in the Dark" (CO3x03) Restricted File 39-26 January 25, 2024 VOD / Transcript 4:45:27
Something deep within Oldfaire beckons the Circle of Tide and Bone, as they leave no stone unturned.
Chapter 4: The Crimson Mirror
10 1 "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) Restricted File 4149 February 29, 2024 VOD / Transcript 4:54:30
A new voyage begins...
11 2 "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) 4316 March 28, 2024 VOD / Transcript 4:59:29
Past horrors resurface as the Circle of the Crimson Mirror attend a masquerade, along with Newfaires major powers.
12 3 "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) 4822 April 25, 2024 VOD / Transcript 5:33:47
Something primordial stirs within the depths of Oldfaire, as the Circle of the Crimson Mirror searches for missing allies.
Live
13 "Candela Obscura Live" (OSx59) 29 -1128 May 30, 2024 VOD / Transcript Forthcoming
When a vile phenomenon emerges on set, the cameras roll on the Circle of the Silver Screen.

Related media[edit | edit source]

No. Title Original airdate Link Runtime
1 "San Diego Comic-Con 2023: Making Candela Obscura" (Mx18) July 22, 2023 VOD / Transcript 58:30
The cast and friends of Candela Obscura including Taliesin Jaffe, Marisha Ray, Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey, Anjali Bhimani, Matthew Mercer, Ivan Van Norman and Ashley Johnson discuss the making of the show, the game, and the whole new intriguing world.
2 "Creating Characters for Candela Obscura: Vassal & Veil" (Mx20) August 11, 2023 VOD / Transcript 1:07:13
For the first time ever, get a behind the scenes look at the character creation session for Chapter 1 of Candela Obscura. Guided by Matthew Mercer, players Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey, Anjali Bhimani, and Ashley Johnson select their roles, choose their specialties, and forge their Chapter 1 relationships using the Illuminated Worlds System.
3 "Crafting a Mystery with Matthew Mercer" (Mx21) August 11, 2023 VOD / Transcript 13:21
Join Matthew Mercer for an in-depth interview on being the inaugural Gamemaster for Candela Obscura: Chapter 1. Learn about his unique process and discover important factors for how to run a mystery, how to collaborate with players, and how to incorporate the world of Candela Obscura using the Illuminated Worlds System.
4 "Creating Characters for Candela Obscura: Needle & Thread" (Mx26) November 14, 2023 VOD / Transcript 1:25:32
Get a behind the scenes look at the character creation session for Candela Obscura: Needle & Thread! Guided by Spenser Starke, players Travis Willingham, Brennan Lee Mulligan, Zehra Fazal, Luis Carazo, and Marisha Ray select their roles, choose their specialties, and forge their chapter relationships using the Illuminated Worlds System.
5 "Crafting a Mystery with Spenser Starke" (Mx27) November 21, 2023 VOD / Transcript 14:09
Game Designer Spenser Starke elaborates on his experience both designing the Candela Obscura game and being able to serve as gamemaster for Candela Obscura: Needle & Thread! Learn about his unique process for how to run a mystery, how to collaborate with players, and how to incorporate the world of Candela Obscura using the Illuminated Worlds System.
6 "Creating Characters for Candela Obscura: Tide & Bone" (Mx29) January 30, 2024 VOD / Transcript 1:35:12
Get a behind the scenes look at the character creation session for Candela Obscura: Tide & Bone! Guided by game master Aabria Iyengar, players Sam Riegel, Noshir Dalal, Gina Darling, Ashly Burch, and Liam O'Brien select their roles, choose their specialties, and forge their chapter relationships using the Illuminated Worlds System.
7 "Crafting a Mystery with Aabria Iyengar" (Mx30) February 6, 2024 VOD / Transcript 16:11
The incredibly talented Aabria Iyengar discusses her unique process for how to run a mystery, how to collaborate with players, and how to incorporate the world of Candela Obscura using the Illuminated Worlds System.
8 "Creating Characters for Candela Obscura: The Crimson Mirror" (Mx33) April 30, 2024 VOD / Transcript 1:39:52
Get a behind the scenes look at the character creation session for Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror! Guided by game master Liam O’Brien, players Aimee Carrero, Imari Williams, Alexander Ward, Taliesin Jaffe, and Katy O’Brian select their roles, choose their specialties, and forge their chapter relationships using the Illuminated Worlds System. (Due to a scheduling conflict, the phenomenal Katy O’Brian was not able to join us for the actual investigation.)
9 "Crafting a Mystery with Liam O'Brien" (Mx34) May 7, 2024 VOD / Transcript 13:57
The one and only Liam O'Brien elaborates on his experience as game master for Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror and describes how he was able to incorporate his personal roots into the story! Learn about his unique process for how to run a mystery, how to collaborate with players, and how to incorporate the world of Candela Obscura using the Illuminated Worlds System.

External links[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1: Vassal & Veil interviews
Chapter 2: Needle & Thread interviews
Chapter 3: Tide & Bone interviews
Chapter 4: The Crimson Mirror interviews

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Hype! Candela Obscura – Our New Horror TTRPG Show Premieres May 25th! on CritRole.com
  2. Candela Obscura Trailer.
  3. HYPE! Chapter 2 of Candela Obscura Premieres August 31st! on CritRole.com
  4. "‘Critical Role’s Taliesin Jaffe & Anjali Bhimani Tease New ‘Candela Obscura’ Series" (May 25, 2023) by Andrea Towers at TV Insider.
  5. Candela Obscura: Quickstart Guide, p. 14.
  6. 6.0 6.1 HYPE! Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror Premieres February 29th! on CritRole.com
  7. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 3:17:18.
  8. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 1:00:04.
  9. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 2:35:31.
  10. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 21:43.
  11. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 3:07:38.
  12. "Candela Obscura's All-Star Cast on Magic and Play in an Oppressive World" (July 26, 2023) at Wired.
  13. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 4:40.
  14. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 2:09:55.
  15. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 37:10.
  16. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 1:57:35.
  17. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 2:20:52.
  18. Candela Obscura Trailer at 1:09.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Critical Role presents Candela Obscura! on CritRole.com
  20. "Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 2:02:40.
  21. Candela Obscura: Chapter 2 Q&A with Travis Willingham on CritRole.com
  22. "Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 1:12:48.
  23. Candela Obscura: Chapter 2 Q&A with Zehra Fazal on CritRole.com
  24. Candela Obscura: Chapter 2 Q&A with Marisha Ray on CritRole.com
  25. 25.0 25.1 Critical Role (@CriticalRole) on Twitter: "Chapter 2 will follow players @BrennanLM, @Marisha_Ray, @WillingBlam, @ZehraFazal, and @Luiscarazo on a chilling tale of intrigue led by Game Master and lead designer for #CandelaObscura, @SpenserStarke! 🕯️" (July 22, 2023).
  26. "Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 1:53:22.
  27. "Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 3:07:55.
  28. Candela Obscura: Chapter 2 Q&A with Luis Carazo on CritRole.com
  29. Rowan Hall (@TheRowanHall) on Twitter: "The exact right reaction to all things @Luiscarazo 🖤 He played in numerous Candela Obscura playtests and always comes to the table with absolute brilliance. He is going to ASTOUND everyone in Chapter 2" (July 23, 2023).
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 HYPE! Candela Obscura: The Circle of Tide & Bone Begins November 30th! on CritRole.com
  31. "The Antiquarian" (CO3x01) at 28:06.
  32. "The Antiquarian" (CO3x01) at 19:02.
  33. "The Guardian of Groundswell" (CO3x02) at 19:40.
  34. "The Antiquarian" (CO3x01) at 4:22:04.
  35. "The Guardian of Groundswell" (CO3x02) at 2:40:37.
  36. "The Antiquarian" (CO3x01) at 16:56.
  37. "The Antiquarian" (CO3x01) at 3:31:57.
  38. "The Antiquarian" (CO3x01) at 8:54.
  39. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 2:22:42.
  40. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 28:48.
  41. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 2:01:28.
  42. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 47:20.
  43. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 51:27.
  44. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 4:51:55.
  45. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 3:23:38.
  46. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 2:16:06.
  47. Imari Williams (imarispeaks) on Instagram: "I can’t even begin to express the joy and happiness I feel, to FINALLY being able to announce my involvement in #CandelaObscura #CircleOfTheCrimsonMirror." (February 20, 2024)
  48. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 4:51:21.
  49. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 37:47.
  50. Kylie Chi (@TheKylieChi) on Twitter: "THIS WAS SO SAD. @thekatyo was so pumped for her character and to play with everyone, but the strike ended and Twisters resumed shooting. Hopefully one day in the future it’ll work out and she’ll join the CR family, but in the meantime, at least we have this 😭" (April 29, 2024).
  51. Candela Obscura on the Darrington Press official website
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 5:00:10.
  53. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 5:00:20.
  54. "Eye for an Eye" (CO2x01) at 4:34:36.
  55. Steve Failows (@SteveFailows) on Twitter: "Always in safe hands with @shmaba Taking my whiteboard sketches and mock-ups through to final design" (May 26, 2023).
  56. 56.0 56.1 Shaun Ellis (Shmaba) on Tumblr // Shaun gives behind the scenes on the creation of the set (May 29, 2023).
  57. Noxweiler Ignatius Berf (@eatenbypotchky) on Twitter: "I've built countless sets in my day but this one contains my whole heart…sort of literally. Please support this new game and the amazing talents in front of—and behind—the camera. You have no idea what's coming. #CandelaObscura" (July 23, 2023).
  58. Maxwell James (@Maxcx_well) on Twitter: "Nox creates everything for us. Props, creatures, gore, miniatures, sets, you name it! we always geek out about practical effects but Nox is the reason we can do it. He's our one man ILM" (July 27, 2023).
  59. "Spenser Starke Is Bringing Cinematic GMing To Candela Obscura Chapter 2" (August 28, 2023) at TechRaptor.
  60. Critical Role (@CriticalRole) on Twitter: "The suspense was simply too great!🕯️ #CandelaObscura Chapter 2 will be moving to the same windowing schedule as Critical Role: YouTube VODs will be up the following Monday instead of the previous two week gap moving forward - let @marisha_ray fill you in!" (August 24, 2023).
  61. Critical Role (@CriticalRole) on Twitter: "The wartorn Fairelands are haunted by shadows of the past and present, as the circle of Needle & Thread will soon discover... 🪡🧵 Candela Obscura, Chapter 2 premieres on Twitch, YouTube, AND in Cinemark Theatres at 7pm Pacific on August 31st!" (July 22, 2023).
  62. Critical Role (@CriticalRole) on Twitter: "Fear not investigators - while we're broadcasting our Mighty Nein reunion the last Thursday of October, our regularly scheduled #CandelaObscura episode will air Nov. 2nd at 7PM PDT on Twitch and YouTube instead!🕯️" (September 21, 2023).
  63. Chris Lockey (@ChrisLockey) on Twitter: "Uttering a few eldritch felicitations to my old colleagues & associates for tonight's culmination of the 1st season of #CandelaObscura. It's inspiring to see some of my concepts come to life with such grandeur & I can’t wait to see what’s next from the #CriticalRole team." (January 25, 2024). (backup link)

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  1. Photograph of cast of Chapter 1, by Michael Schmidt (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
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  4. Photograph of cast of Chapter 3, by Michael Schmidt (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  5. Photograph of Candela Obscura Set & Chapter 2 Cast, by Critical Role (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.