Seedling

Seedling, the Wayward Pilgrim
Official art of Orym holding Seedling, by Hannah Friederichs.[art 1]
General information
TypeWeapon (shortsword)
RarityRare[1]
Properties
AttunementYes[1]
Notable properties
  • Slash cutting wind at a target within 15 feet
  • +1 to attack and damage rolls
SpellsGrasping Vine
Save DC14
Historical information
Created5th of Fessuran 843 PD
Created bySerataani
OwnerOrym

Seedling, the Wayward Pilgrim is a magical shortsword wielded by Orym. It was created from his personal, mundane sword by Serataani, through her statue at Zha'Vrollo. Seedling allows the wielder to cast Grasping Vine and create a slashing gust of wind at targets within 15 feet.

Description[edit | edit source]

Official art of Orym holding Seedling (as a mundane sword), by Hannah Friederichs.[art 2]

The base mundane shortsword was well made[2] and had a green-tinged blade.[3] In the official portraits for Exandria Unlimited and Campaign 3, it is depicted with an ivy motif against a green background along its fuller and pommel and a hilt wrapped in dark green leather.[4][5] When the sword was made magical, the blade looked the same, but ivy grew from the hilt to form a hand guard.[6]

When Orym is holding the sword, vines and ivy grow up his forearm to keep the sword in place.[7]

As a magical sword, Seedling is a +1 weapon.[8] It also allows its wielder to cast the spell Grasping Vine, with a DC of 14.[9] The sword can create gusts of slashing wind at targets within 15 feet of the wielder.[10][11]

History[edit | edit source]

The shortsword was made in Zephrah.[12] Orym received it from Will, his late husband. It was a sentimental object to Orym, and he was disinterested in letting go of it.[7]

After Chetney Pock O'Pea's trial at Zha'Vrollo, Orym recognized a faint scent of Will from the central statue of Serataani and noticed vines growing out of the empty scabbard she held to her chest. When he placed his shortsword into the scabbard, vines and ivy rapidly grew around the hilt, and a green light glowed from within the scabbard. He easily drew the sword after the light faded. The blade was not visibly changed, but ivy grew to form a hand guard.[6] This blessing also granted the shortsword magical properties.[10]

Shortly after, Orym excitedly showed the sword to Chetney and told him that he named it: Seedling, the Wayward Pilgrim. He chose this name because he felt it was meaningful to himself, to Will, and to the blessing Serataani bestowed. Chetney felt that it was a good name.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 Critical Role (@CriticalRole) on TikTok: Rolling math rocks with @Liam O’Brien ! 🎲 (June 14, 2023). The inventory list on Liam's character sheet for Orym is visible and shows Seedling's name in blue, indicating that it is an item of rare rarity. A black triangular symbol with an A next tot its name indicates that it requires attunement.
  2. ↑ "A Desperate Call" (3x36) at 2:07:14.
  3. ↑ "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) at 7:10.
  4. ↑ HYPE: Check Out Our Official Exandria Unlimited Character Art by Hannah Friederichs! on CritRole.com
  5. ↑ /HYPE: Check Out Our Official Campaign 3 Character Art by Hannah Friederichs and Jrusar Art by Clara Daly! on CritRole.com
  6. ↑ 6.0 6.1 "Call of the Wild" (3x41) from 4:02:58 through 4:08:21.
  7. ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 "The City of Flowing Light" (3x42) at 1:07:00.
  8. ↑ "Bawdy Basement Belligerence" (3x44) at 54:49. Liam rolls for damage and states that it is 4 on the die, then 10 total. With a +5 Dexterity modifier, this is only possible if Seedling has a +1 bonus.
  9. ↑ "Axiom Shaken" (3x43) at 17:26.
  10. ↑ 10.0 10.1 "The City of Flowing Light" (3x42) at 23:48.
  11. ↑ "4-Sided Dive: To Be Continued!" (4SDx10) at 13:26.
  12. ↑ "Fight at the Museum..." (3x21) at 1:23:38.

Art:

  1. ↑ Official art of Orym holding Seedling, by Hannah Friederichs (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 Orym holding Seedling (as a mundane sword), by Hannah Friederichs (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.