Ludinus Da'leth

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Ludinus Da'leth
Non-player character
Official art of Ludinus Da'Leth, by Critical Role.[art 1]
Basic information
ActorMatthew Mercer
Biographical information
AgeOver 850 (Campaign 3; 843 PD), see age
LanguagesElvish, Common
ProfessionArchmage of Domestic Protections
Mechanical information
Creature typeHumanoid
AlignmentLawful Evil[1]
Level17 or higher[2]
First seen"Homeward Bound" (2x48)
Last seen"The Nox Engine" (3x98)

Martinet Ludinus Da'leth is an elven mage and the current leader of the Cerberus Assembly, having been alive at the time of its founding.[5] As an NPC, Ludinus Da'leth is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description[edit | edit source]

Ludinus Da'leth is a handsome, older elven man with pale skin and long white or silver hair.[6][7]

He wears deep blue robes with pointed shoulder pauldrons, serving both as ceremonial cloth and armor,[8][6][9] and uses a cane.[10][11] He also owns a sleek, black capelet attached to a long cloak that he wears over his clothes as he walks around Rexxentrum.[10] During the Apogee Solstice ritual, he had a long staff with a two-pronged fork at the top, similar to the design of the Exandrian Malleus Key.[8]

He was a child at "the tail end of The Calamity", making him at least about 850 years old.[12][13] Ludinus' precise age beyond that is not directly confirmed. He is known to have artificially extended his lifespan using a Quintessence Array to siphon the lifeforce of fey creatures,[14][15] and Matthew described him as "one of the oldest on Exandria".[16] Ludinus claimed in his speech during the Apogee Solstice to have waited a thousand years to enact his plan.[17]

Ludinus' simulacrum had a white gem set in the middle of his forehead.[18]

Personality[edit | edit source]

A reserved, wise, and calculating individual, Da'leth maintains a generally stoic demeanor during the events of Campaign 2, though Jester Lavorre was able to pull genuine confusion from him during one of their exchanges.[19] He holds a deep hatred for the gods of Exandria and those who follows them.[20]

Vess DeRogna believed his ultimate goal is to quietly maintain and grow his personal power above the reach of the Cerberus Assembly and King Dwendal himself.[21] Yussa Errenis, a wizard in Nicodranas, felt Ludinus to be intelligent though opaque in his goals; Yussa, who was cautious of someone as politically and magically powerful as Ludinus, described him as someone who keeps balance with the king and keeps the peace "from an archmage's standpoint".[22]

For centuries, Ludinus Da'leth has lamented that he is not a Ruidusborn and was jealous of those who are.[23][24]

Da'leth holds a deep hatred for the Kryn Dynasty, though he hides the true depths of his animosity.[1] He has expressed his suspicion and mistrust of their worship of the Luxon beacon and their escape from the cycle of death through it, as well as the various border skirmishes the Empire and Dynasty had engaged in leading up to the War of Ash and Light's outbreak in 835 PD.[25] As Archmage of Domestic Protections, Da'leth is charged with restructuring the Dwendalian military, as well as construction and maintenance of the garrisons along the border with Xhorhas. He also is heavily involved in developing arcane weaponry, military expansion, and intelligence gathering. He strongly dislikes the king's military advisor, Crown Marshal Hayden Damurag, and often attempts to undermine their influence with the king.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Ludinus was a child very late in the Calamity, during the final destructive battles shortly prior to the Divergence.[26]

According to a dossier collected by the Vellum Steeple, Ludinus Da'leth immigrated to Wildemount from Ivaadel, an elvish community in Issylra, as a young adult.[27] He lived in Molaesmyr before its collapse in 585 PD,[fn 1] where he was counselor, but a somewhat controversial one due to his dislike of the temples. King Imathan Talviel recalled him as somewhat reclusive, primarily keeping to his tower and focusing on his research.[29] Notes left behind by Ludinus in Molaesmyr show he was interested in patterns of arcane and celestial events in Exandria, as well as interest in discovering the lost name of The Raven Queen.[30] He developed Quintessence Array, a device that permitted him to funnel fey and similar sources of magical energy, uncovering eight locations on the continent of Wildemount that contained this energy, and expressed a general interest in using the power of the Feywild. He noted the need to "Feed the root" in his notes on this device. He also, while in Molaesmyr, began researching Ruidus, having noticed the temples avoided its mention, and began attempting to commune with it. It is implied that his use of the fane beneath Molaesmyr to focus a later communion attempt with Ruidus may have been tied to the city's fall.[31]

"About three centuries" before 843 PD, Ludinus became the first Exandrian to make contact with the Weave Mind council of Ruidus, which provided him an access to speak with Predathos. They began working together awakening Exaltant Ruidusborn, which were required to release Predathos.[32]

Ludinus survived the fall of Molaesmyr, fleeing with other survivors to Bysaes Tyl. He later left the elven culture at Bysaes Tyl to pursue greatness and arcane practice in the Dwendalian Empire, where he was credited as the key figure in the intergration of the Julous Dominion into the Empire, being one of the peacemakers following the Eve of Crimson Midnight, and used that as a leverage on King Everard Dwendal to approve the creation of the Cerberus Assembly with Ludinus as the head.[33] In his position as Archmage of Domestic Protection, he develops arcane weapons, strengthens the Empire's military power, and is tasked with improving the structure of the military. He ordered the building of garrisons on the border between the Empire and Xhorhas, and he oversees their maintenance. By 835 PD, he was the only remaining original member of the Assembly and was its oldest member.[1]

In a conversation with Imogen Temult, Ludinus implied that he was alive during and witnessed the Calamity,[34] and in his speech during the Apogee Solstice, he claimed to have waited a thousand years to enact his plan.[17] Furthermore, his notes on celestial events found in Molaesmyr have Laerryn Coramar-Seelie listed among "historical specialists, people to reach out to in the world that might know this, people who in the past have kept on it", where "to reach out to" were possibly contemporaries; Matthew Mercer's exposition does not state which category she was listed under.[35] However, erstwhile collaborator Ira Wendagoth said of Ludinus having lived during the Calamity: "It seems a bit stretched for the lifespan of an elf, unless he dabbles in necromancy."[36] Ludinus was later confirmed to have been born shortly before the end of the Calamity.[26]

Shortly before Campaign 2[edit | edit source]

Like a majority of the Cerberus Assembly, Da'leth has a vested interest in Aeor and Pre-Calamity artifacts.[37] During his earlier years, his home, Molaesmyr, was destroyed and the surrounding Savalirwood corrupted from experiments on Aeorian artifacts gone awry.[38] During his tenure as leader of the Assembly, excavations at Shattengrod began and the Balenpost outpost in Eiselcross was established to study the Aeor crash site.[39][40] In 835 PD, he hired Dagen Underthorn as a guide to escort him on his trip through Eiselcross to oversee the initial discovery of one of the Aeorian crash sites, A2.[41] The A2 site seemed largely to be an biological experimentation complex and notably contained an arboretum full of corrupted trees that mirrored the corruption of the Savalirwood surrounding Molaeysmr. In 836 PD, the Mighty Nein encountered the recent remains of his apprentice, Zana Deelio, within the ruins, suggesting Da'leth's continued interest in the site.

Beginning in about 833 PD,[42] Da'leth was Shadowhand Essek Thelyss's primary contact in the clandestine Luxon beacon exchange that ultimately kick started the War of Ash and Light.[43] Thelyss stole two of the Dynasty's holy beacons and surrendered them to Da'leth for experimentation in exchange for a copy of their findings. Vess Derogna's notes on her experiments revealed that, at minimum, DeRogna and Da'leth aimed to imbue a selection of the Empire's military with the extracted dunamis to heighten their combat capabilities.[44][45]

Campaign 2: The Mighty Nein[edit | edit source]

When the Mighty Nein went to Felderwin following the Kryn attack there, they saw Ludinus Da'leth teleport into town and meet Vess DeRogna there, presumably to discuss the attack and and kidnapping of Yeza Brenatto, who was working for them in creating Potions of Possibility from one of the beacons.[46]

Later in Xhorhas, in the Mighty Nein's new quest to find the second stolen beacon, the head of the Cerberus Assembly was one of many people they theorized would know more about its whereabouts. Dairon identified Ludinus' annex, Vence Nuthaleus, as the individual the Nein were investigating in connection to the Abyssal anchors in the Kryn Dynasty. Dairon advised the Nein against a confrontation with Ludinus as he was "quite capable".[47]

Da'leth was in the throne room along with when the Mighty Nein revealed the details of Vence Nuthaleus's treachery and collaboration with the Angel of Irons cult to King Bertrand Dwendal. Dwendal put the Mighty Nein in Da'leth's care while they were in Rexxentrum, and he in turn arranged their lodging.[48] Da'leth also orchestrated a thorough cover-up about the presence of the beacons in the Empire, claiming the Dynasty had mistaken the stolen beacon for the one the Empire recently unearthed from Shattengrod.[49] After breakfast, Da'leth brought the Mighty Nein to his tower in The Shimmer Ward to further discuss both the Angel of Irons cult and the upcoming peace talks with the Dynasty and Luxon beacon exchange. After the Mighty Nein wished to inspect the beacon, Da'leth escorted them to the Vergesson Sanatorium where they were joined by Trent Ikithon for the inspection. After teleporting the Nein back to the Shimmer Ward, Da'leth parted ways with them.[50]

During preparations for the peace talks at sea, The Martinet was meeting with Lord Dezran Thain and Lord Athesias Uludan aboard the Cerberus Assembly ship Wind of Aeons when the Mighty Nein arrived in Nicodranas prior to the peace negotiations with the Kryn Dynasty. Frumpkin later eavesdropped on him having a secret conversation with Lord Thain, who was revealed to be Essek Thelyss. When confronted by the Mighty Nein, Essek confessed to stealing the Luxon beacons and handing them over to Ludinus and Trent Ikithon for research, with Vess DeRogna helming a period of this research.[51] Caleb and Beau encountered Da'leth aboard the Wind of Aeons during the voyage to the peace negotiations when they flew there to inspect the Luxon beacon. Da'leth seemed surprised that Vess DeRogna had been to their ship and that she had offered them work in the north once the negotiations were completed.[52]

Dagen told the Mighty Nein that he had worked with Ludinus in Eiselcross about a year prior.[53] Additionally, while the party was in Eiselcross, Ludinus had Astrid Becke and Eadwulf Grieve follow Vess and Mighty Nein while in Eiselcross, and was aware of Vess's demise.[54]

After the Mighty Nein returned from their mission in Eiselcross and had Trent Ikithon exposed for his crimes and imprisoned, Da'leth offered Caleb the vacant seat of Archmage of Civil Influence. Caleb promptly rejected him with a veiled threat, and Da'leth left to later appoint former-Volstrucker Astrid Becke to the seat.[55]

Campaign 3: Bells Hells[edit | edit source]

Bells Hells learned that in 836 PD, seven years before Campaign 3,[56] Ludinus was collaborating with Otohan Thull of the Gray Assassins and the Unseelie Court of the Feywild in order to build a device to study the moon Ruidus.[11] He was later confirmed to be the leader of the Ruby Vanguard, a faction with the goal of freeing Predathos so that it could eat the gods.[57]

While Imogen and Fearne were meeting with Kadija Sumal, Ludinus interrupted them. He attempted but failed to charm Fearne, and did enchant Kadija to hand over the papers of the Omen Archive.[58] He recognized Imogen as the daughter of Liliana Temult, and told the two members of Bells Hells that he was aware of their past interactions with Thull and with both the Grim Verity and Ruby Vanguard. He then told them of his motivations.[59] He believed that the Divergence was made to protect the gods, not the people, and he harbored considerable resentment over the Calamity as a result.[60] In this conversation, when Imogen asked him if he himself was Ruidusborn, he responded with "I have my connections to the red moon, yes."[61] However, Fearne was able to intuit from his caginess that he is not Ruidusborn, and is jealous of those who are.[23]

After he left Imogen, Fearne, and Kadija, Orym saw him exit the Aydinlan Seminary and teleport away with several members of the Vanguard.[62]

When Bells Hells met Beau and Caleb at the Tishtan excavation site, Beau and Caleb told them that Ludinus had given the command to shoot down the skyship from Vasselheim that was investigating the area, and Beau remarked that he was growing "sloppy". Caleb additionally stated that Ludinus was completing this work without other members of the Assembly; an unnamed ally within the Assembly was wholly unaware and had to pull back after accidentally pushing too deep into Ludinus's work, and other members that they investigated are also unaware or choose to remain uninvolved in his activities out of fear.[63] Beau also may have indicated that Ludinus had recently been imprisoned but had somehow been released or had escaped.[64]

Official art of Ludinus standing on the Tishtan Malleus Key, by Wesley Griffith.[art 2]

On the eve of the Apogee Solstice, as Bells Hells made their efforts to sabotage the Malleus Key it what would be called the Battle of the Red Center, they saw Ludinus.[65] After Beau and Caleb were captured, he gathered the followers to address them,[66] and powered the key with his own arcane abilities and apparently engaged a Luxon beacon within the machine to accelerate time, which withered his hand.[67] He appeared nervous due to the considerable sabotage and damage done to the machine, though he still activated it.[17] Ludinus' speech to his followers was amplified and heard in close proximity of leyline nexus points[68] all across Exandria.[69]

The Team Wildemount half of Bells Hells, while in Uthodurn, brought up Ludinus's involvement to both Ressia Uvesic of the Vellum Steeple,[70] and King Imathan Talviel. King Talviel provided the party with some information about Ludinus's time in Molaesmyr,[71] and after receiving a dossier from the Vellum Steeple, the party decided to travel there to learn more.[72] In Gildhollow Tower, they found various notes from Ludinus,[73] some of which were in a Bag of Holding which also contained a Staff of Dark Odyssey, a tuning rod attuned to the Feywild, and a device used to infuse one's self with magical energy.[14]

Official art of Ludinus and Liliana on Ruidus, by Critical Role.[art 3]

Attempts to Scry on him from Prism,[74] and later Fearne, both failed, but when FCG Scryed on Liliana, he also saw Ludinus next to her, apparently on the surface of Ruidus.[75] Additionally, crystal balls enchanted to project his image and brief speeches against the gods were found in Jrusar and other parts of Exandria shortly after the solstice,[76] which persuaded a number of people to claim allegiance to the Ruby Vanguard, "causing escalation and disturbances, and leaving some politicians immobile".[77]

Keyleth told Bells Hells that Ludinus had recently been sighted in the Dwendalian Empire, speaking to the bedridden King Dwendal, and that the Assembly had grown in influence during Dwendal's illness; but that it was also fractured.[78] The party showed her the harness he had created, and Keyleth was able to determine from the notes that the siphoned fey energy was used to artificially lengthen Ludinus's lifespan the way that bonding with nature and eidolons lengthened the lives of archdruids. She also told them that the root from "feeding the root" likely meant the base of the skull.[79]

Immediately after Bells Hells retrieved the spark of Rau'shan on Igthuldus, Ludinus, now wearing a white gem on his forehead and flanked by Ruby Vanguard and a pair of reilora, teleported in. Imogen immediately threw lava at him, and he claimed to have been bringing an olive branch, but refused to say more after combat ensued.[80] Upon noticing that Bells Hells had his Staff of Dark Odyssey he used Telekinesis on Fearne to attempt to prevent the party from leaving, but after the party killed all the backup and broke his concentration, freeing Fearne, he said that at least he had information, and melted into the lava, revealing this had been a Simulacrum.[81] When Bells Hells relayed this information to Allura Vysoren upon their return to Whitestone, she examined the white gem and told Bells Hells that it was how he was receiving information from his Simulacra, since typically they do not relay information to the originating spellcaster.[82]

Shortly before Bell Hells' arrival on Ruidus, Ludinus had to promptly teleport to the Aeorian excavation site liquidating the disturbance in the excavation works. He told Evoroa that the source of the disturbance was called the Dominox.[83] When the party told the Exandrian Accord this information, they were tasked with tracking Ludinus down in Aeor and stopping him.[84] Essek, brought in as a guide for Bells Hells in Aeor, brought them first to Zadash to question Astrid. She revealed that Ludinus had been looking for something called the Occultus Thalamus.[85]

On the eighth floor of the Genesis Ward, while fighting Dominox, Laudna and Orym saw Ludinus in the adjoining chamber. He told them not to release Dominox and joined in the fight.[86] During the fight he cast Gate so that Dominox could be killed in the Abyss and therefore die permanently.[87] Throughout the fight, various members of Bells Hells attacked Ludinus, who shielded himself but did not otherwise retaliate. He then led them to the adjoining room with the Occultus Thalamus, and after explaining that he saw the end of the Calamity as a child,[26] told them that it showed recorded surveillance of Aeor, and that after showing it to them, he hoped to show it to all of Exandria.[88]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Vence Nuthaleus[edit | edit source]

Vence Nuthaleus was Da'leth's annex and assistant until he was revealed as a collaborator with the Angel of Irons cult, sowing discord among both the Dwendalian Empire and Kryn Dynasty. Da'leth expressed surprise and embarrassment when the Mighty Nein revealed Nuthaleus as a traitor and a cultist before the King's Council and his fellow Assembly members. [89] Da'leth moved quickly to have the fleeing Nuthaleus intercepted, and was willing to surrender him to the Dynasty as part of the peace negotiations, though he intended to interrogate him before the exchange.[90]

Vess DeRogna[edit | edit source]

Despite a mutual interest in Aeor, Da'leth deeply disliked Vess DeRogna, and the two shared a mutual distrust.[91][92][93] He put a notable amount of pressure on her and her work with Yeza Brenatto during the experiments with the stolen Luxon beacon, and they were witnessed arguing in Felderwin.[94]

Their tension persisted regarding the research and excavation of Aeor. DeRogna strove to keep the details of her last expedition secret from him, and he was displeased when he learned of her planned trip.[95][96]

Trent Ikithon[edit | edit source]

Though Da'leth found Trent Ikithon useful, as evidenced with their collaboration with the stolen Luxon beacon, Da'leth found him challenging, off-putting, and, ultimately, a disappointment. [97][98] He had some awareness of Ikithon's method of training Volstrucker, though he claimed never to have witnessed it personally. [99]

Essek Thelyss[edit | edit source]

Da'leth was Essek Thelyss's primary contact in the illicit Luxon beacon exchange,[43] though he also interacted with Trent Ikithon and Da'leth's annex, Vence Nuthaleus.[100] While the two were able to work together, they were mutually happy to sever all ties upon the beacon's return to the Dynasty.[101] Da'leth found Thelyss to be a cold individual, but noticed a gradual thaw as he began to interact with the Mighty Nein. Thelyss, for his part, thought Da'leth lacked friends.

Character information[edit | edit source]

Photograph of Ludinus' tabletop miniature, by Ian Phillips.[art 4]

Notable items[edit | edit source]

  • Staff
  • Ornate magical cloak[102]

Former items[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Elf abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Darkvision
  • Keen Senses
  • Fey Ancestry
  • Trance

Feats[edit | edit source]

Archmage abilities[edit | edit source]

Spells[edit | edit source]

Spell Level Notes Ref.
Shield 1st [106]
Counterspell 3rd [107]
Sending 3rd [108]
Dimension Door 4th [109]
Telekinesis 5th [110]
Wall of Force 5th [111]
Simulacrum 7th [112]
Teleport 7th [113]
Antimagic Field 8th [presumed] [114]
Feeblemind 8th [presumed] [115]
Power Word Stun 8th [116]
Gate 9th [87]
Weird 9th [117][118]

Appearances and mentions[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Mentions[edit | edit source]

Quotations[edit | edit source]

  • To Jester: It's entirely off-putting how disarmingly charming you are. I genuinely do not know how to react. Take that as a compliment.[119]
  • Caleb: Well, I am a disappointment to my teacher, I am sure. As well as many of my peers.
    Ludinus: Your teacher's a disappointment to many others. He has his uses, but... Ah. People are complicated, are they not?[120]
  • To Essek: I'm surprised to see such affection from such a previously cold individual.
    Essek: Well, I am surprised myself. Maybe you should try friends sometime.[121]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Portrait of an elf, possibly Ludinus Da'leth, by Selina Espiritu and Diana Sousa from The Mighty Nein Origins: Caleb Widogast.[art 5]

References[edit | edit source]


  1. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount states that Molaesmyr fell in 585 PD.[28] It does not give a year for the formation of the Cerberus Assembly, of which Ludinus is an original member, but it describes events that led to this as occurring "not a quarter century" after the end of the Marrow War, which began in 544 PD. Time estimates in the sourcebook are often loose, i.e. Zadash is described as having been conquered "nearly two centuries ago" when it had been over 280 years.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 2: "Factions and Societies", p. 42.
  2. "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 1:03:08. Da'eth's simulacrum cast a 9th-level spell.
  3. "The Apogee Solstice" (3x51) at 4:16:39.
  4. "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 3:44:35. When casting a Counterspell, Ludinus rolled a 6 and added another 6 to the roll. The added value is his spellcasting modifier taken from his spellcasting ability, which is Intelligence.
  5. "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 3:40:28.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:14:02.
  7. "Bawdy Basement Belligerence" (3x44) at 3:07:50.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "The Apogee Solstice" (3x51) at 2:59:31.
  9. "A Game of Names" (2x49) at 13:01.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 1:31:19.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Breaking Point" (3x31) at 21:12.
  12. "4-Sided Dive: Still Blessed" (4SDx23), 4-Sided Dive, at 1:48:58.
  13. "The Nox Engine" (3x98) at 3:44:34.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Escape From The Past" (3x58) at 2:21:01.
  15. "Intense Interrogations" (3x85) at 1:30:44.
  16. "4-Sided Dive: Why, Matthew?! Why?" (4SDx15) at 33:16.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "The Apogee Solstice" (3x51) at 4:23:52.
  18. "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 2:32:06.
  19. "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 2:02:48.
  20. "The Sorrow of Molaesmyr" (3x57) at 3:20:12. From Ludinus' notes
  21. "Frigid Propositions" (2x109) at 3:31:37.
  22. "Titles and Tattoos" (2x84) at 38:45.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Night at the Ligament Manor" (3x46) at 1:48:38.
  24. "Escape From The Past" (3x58) at 3:28:30.
  25. "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 1:45:01.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 "The Nox Engine" (3x98) at 3:44:34.
  27. "Hope Within History" (3x55) at 1:37:50.
  28. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 1: "Story of Wildemount", p. 18.
  29. "Hope Within History" (3x55) at 51:08.
  30. "The Sorrow of Molaesmyr" (3x57) from 3:17:11 through 3:21:45.
  31. "Escape From The Past" (3x58) at 2:32:19.
  32. "Broken Roads" (3x92) at 28:08.
  33. "Hope Within History" (3x55) at 1:34:29.
  34. "Ominous Lectures" (3x45) at 2:13:45.
  35. "The Sorrow of Molaesmyr" (3x57) at 3:19:20. Timestamp approximated from Twitch.
  36. "Red Moon Rising" (3x50) at 24:35.
  37. Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, Chapter 2: "Factions and Societies", p. 41.
  38. "Critical Role Campaign 2 Wrap-Up" (Mx10) from 2:52:03 through 2:54:49.
  39. "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 3:06:45. excavations at Shattengrod began 'decades ago', which easily overlaps with Da'leth's time on the Assembly and very likely his leadership.
  40. "Dinner with the Devil" (2x110) from 1:34:50 through 1:35:27. Balenpost was established within 50 years prior to 836 PD, which easily overlaps with Da'leth's time on the Assembly and very likely his leadership.
  41. "Fetching Fables & Frosty Friends" (2x115) at 43:01.
  42. "Dark Waters" (2x98) at 16:58. As of Thunsheer 836 PD, it had been three years since the start of the conspiracy.
  43. 43.0 43.1 "A Walk to Warmer Welcomes" (2x124) at 3:12:55.
  44. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) from 3:32:21 through 3:35:49. Jester and Nott read Cerberus Assembly notes on Dunamancy
  45. Liam O'Brien shared pictures of the notes pages used in game on his Twitter.
  46. "Homeward Bound" (2x48) at 3:13:21.
  47. "A Tangled Web" (2x77) at 3:05:48.
  48. "Punishment and Politics" (2x87) at 3:11:39.
  49. "Punishment and Politics" (2x87) at 3:08:12.
  50. "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 3:25:45.
  51. "The Fancy and the Fooled" (2x97) at 4:06:10.
  52. "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) at 2:00:32.
  53. "Fetching Fables & Frosty Friends" (2x115) at 42:51.
  54. "Worth Fighting For" (2x126) at 1:40:27.
  55. "Fond Farewells" (2x141) at 5:41:30.
  56. "Dark Portents" (3x29) at 1:02:25. Birdie and Oleander Calloway stole the Moontide Crown to stall this device "about seven or so years" before 843 PD, so they must have seen him then.
  57. "Bawdy Basement Belligerence" (3x44) at 3:27:01.
  58. "Ominous Lectures" (3x45) at 1:54:54.
  59. "Ominous Lectures" (3x45) at 1:59:51.
  60. "Ominous Lectures" (3x45) at 2:13:53.
  61. "Ominous Lectures" (3x45) at 2:07:59.
  62. "Ominous Lectures" (3x45) at 2:21:07.
  63. "Red Moon Rising" (3x50) at 3:28:33.
  64. "Red Moon Rising" (3x50) at 3:09:10. Beau: "Take him back to prison." It's unclear if she means "take him back to prison" (from which he came) or "take him back and imprison him".
  65. "The Apogee Solstice" (3x51) at 2:59:13.
  66. "The Apogee Solstice" (3x51) at 3:14:54.
  67. "The Apogee Solstice" (3x51) at 3:18:33.
  68. "A Path of Vengeance" (3x65) at 1:46:56.
  69. "Somewhere Out There" (3x59) at 46:30. Also "Somewhere Out There" (3x59) at 1:33:43.
  70. "Ripples" (3x53) at 1:27:39.
  71. "Hope Within History" (3x55) at 44:36.
  72. "Hope Within History" (3x55) at 1:24:07.
  73. "The Sorrow of Molaesmyr" (3x57) at 3:17:11.
  74. "A Long Walk of Reflection" (3x62) at 2:01:57.
  75. "A Path of Vengeance" (3x65) at 3:39:52.
  76. "A Path of Vengeance" (3x65) at 1:20:35.
  77. "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) at 2:20:10.
  78. "For The Tempest" (3x68) at 1:57:21.
  79. "For The Tempest" (3x68) at 2:58:55.
  80. "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 2:32:03.
  81. "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 3:38:52.
  82. "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) at 32:42.
  83. "Broken Roads" (3x92) at 30:19.
  84. "Where The Red Fearne Glows" (3x94) at 2:25:41.
  85. "Gathering of Needs" (3x95) at 18:17.
  86. "The Nox Engine" (3x98) at 2:55:40.
  87. 87.0 87.1 "The Nox Engine" (3x98) at 3:07:23.
  88. "The Nox Engine" (3x98) at 3:47:45.
  89. "Punishment and Politics" (2x87) at 3:02:38. Ludinus' reaction was never proven with an insight check, though Matt delivered it as part of a block of narration, making a check inopportune.
  90. "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 1:40:21.
  91. "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) at 2:45:18. via Beau's Nat 20 Insight Check during the prior conversation.
  92. "Frigid Propositions" (2x109) at 3:26:14.
  93. "Worth Fighting For" (2x126) at 1:40:25.
  94. "The Chase Begins" (2x112) at 1:49:50.
  95. "Frigid Propositions" (2x109) at 3:26:42.
  96. "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) at 2:45:52.
  97. "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 3:18:23.
  98. "The Fancy and the Fooled" (2x97) at 3:19:31.
  99. "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 3:18:43.
  100. "High Seas, High Stakes" (2x99) at 3:28:29.
  101. "The Fancy and the Fooled" (2x97) at 1:04:56.
  102. "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 3:48:30. Bells Hells looted a replica of the cloak from the Ludinus' simulacrum. It wasn't damaged by lava, giving the impression that it is magical.
  103. 103.0 103.1 "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 3:14:07.
  104. "The Nox Engine" (3x98) at 3:34:47.
  105. "The Nox Engine" (3x98) at 3:29:46.
  106. "The Apogee Solstice" (3x51) at 4:16:47.
  107. "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 3:24:37.
  108. "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 2:16:31.
  109. "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 3:14:17.
  110. "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 2:46:06.
  111. "The Apogee Solstice" (3x51) at 3:23:51. Da'leth casts a force field around the Malleus Key.
  112. "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 3:46:09.
  113. "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 2:17:16. Da'leth teleports the Mighty Nein to Vergesson Sanatorium, consistent with Teleport.
  114. "The Fancy and the Fooled" (2x97) at 1:03:08. Da'leth cast "some sort of a radial dispel to lock down or destroy any localized magic".
  115. "Ominous Lectures" (3x45) at 1:58:49. Da'leth cast a spell on Kadija Sumal that had similar effects to Feeblemind, though she was still able to speak. The spell's effect was also described similarly by Matt in the recap of "Night at the Ligament Manor" (3x46) at 10:52
  116. "The Apogee Solstice" (3x51) at 3:56:10.
  117. "An Ancient Flame" (3x75) at 3:42:20. Ludinus begins casting a 9th-level spell that is a 30 foot radius sphere and had a psychic effect.
  118. "4-Sided Dive: Anxiety Game Gauntlet" (4SDx18) at 53:04.
  119. "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88) at 3:25:06.
  120. "The Fancy and the Fooled" (2x97) at 3:19:26.
  121. "The Fancy and the Fooled" (2x97) at 1:05:38.


  1. Official art of Ludinus Da'Leth, 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.
  2. Official art of Ludinus standing on the Tishtan Malleus Key, by Wesley Griffith (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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  5. Portrait of an elf, possibly Ludinus Da'leth, by Selina Espiritu and Diana Sousa from The Mighty Nein Origins: Caleb Widogast. 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.