Shaun Gilmore

Shaun Gilmore
Non-player character
Basic information
ClassSorcerer[1] (Runechild)[2]
Biographical information
Also known asShaun Geddmore (birth name)[3]
LanguagesCommon, Marquesian[6]
ProfessionOwner of Gilmore's Glorious Goods
StatusAlive (as of 842 PD)
Mechanical information
Creature typeHumanoid
Level13 or higher[11]
First seen
Last seen
TelevisionThe Legend of Vox Machina (6 episodes)
Other worksPre-stream

Come. Let me show you why they call me "glorious".

— Shaun Gilmore[12]

Shaun Gilmore,[13] born as Shaun Geddmore,[14] but commonly known as just Gilmore, is a sorcerer[1] merchant who was raised in Marquet by Opesa and Soren Geddmore, moved to Tal'Dorei, and anglicized his name for business reasons. He owns the Gilmore's Glorious Goods shop in the city of Emon and gradually expands his franchises across the continent. He is the chief sponsor of Vox Machina and provides the group a discount for all of his merchandise.

As an NPC, Gilmore is played by Matthew Mercer in Critical Role and Aabria Iyengar in Exandria Unlimited. In The Legend of Vox Machina, Gilmore is voiced by Sunil Malhotra.[15]

Description[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Gilmore is described as a very handsome man with a slight paunch, with long, thick, coarse black hair that he usually ties back into a ponytail. In 810 PD, he has decided to grow out a goatee, which he keeps well-braided.[16] He wears what Matthew Mercer describes as "a wizard's tracksuit", with gold-trimmed purple robes that open up at the chest, and various golden necklaces and medallions.[17]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Gilmore is charming and amicable with a very "Broadway" personality,[18] often using grandiose gestures and manners of speaking and showing a performative style. He shows confidence in his success as both a businessman and a very adept magic caster, as much of what he creates is out of the ordinary and different from standard enchantments.

When Gilmore started out, he persevered by himself, wanted to become the best version of himself, and "to prove to the world that he can succeed", dreaming of perpetual expansion and franchising. By the end of the first campaign, he had slowed down his expansion plans, choosing to stay in Tal'Dorei and focus on small local shops.[19]

He keeps friends and family close, going out of his way to look after the well-being of Vox Machina, compatriots from Emon, and his parents -- who he keeps a literal step away via magic. This includes sharing his confidence and vulnerabilities with those he trusts. This is shown over time in conversations with the party (Vax'ildan in particular) and giving Vox Machina access to his family home.

Despite any partnerships or friendships, Gilmore has shown that he is still shrewd and cautious when it comes to his business. When asked about opening a line of credit with Vox Machina to cover for the goods they wanted, he was willing to do so. However, he would still send people after them should they make this arrangement and not repay him within a month. He also isn't against mischief and has used a customer as a test subject for new kinds of enchantments, as seen with the unfortunate side effects of Scanlan's Potion of Scrying.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Before Campaign 1[edit | edit source]

Around the late 770s PD, Gilmore was born Shaun Geddmore[3] to his parents, Soren and Opesa Geddmore,[20] in a small village in Marquet known as Shandal.[4] It was in Shandal where he first fell in love; he and his boyfriend exchanged love letters that he kept under his bed.[21][22]. Around 796 PD he left for Tal'Dorei to start his own business,[23] opening Gilmore's Glorious Goods in Emon and changing his last name to Gilmore.

Gilmore's sorcerous power comes from his bloodline, being what is known as a Runechild.[24]

Campaign 1: Vox Machina[edit | edit source]

The members of Vox Machina were regular customers of Gilmore's Glorious Goods, earning a sponsorship in his shop.[25] The sponsorship came in the form of a ten percent discount.[26]

Arc 1: Kraghammer and Vasselheim[edit | edit source]

Official art of Gilmore's Glorious Goods' sign, by Kennef Riggles.[art 2]

After Vox Machina's adventures in the Underdark of Cliffkeep Mountains, they visited Gilmore's shop. Vax made a beeline to find the man himself who greeted them warmly. Gilmore confided that trade had been good and was in the process of expanding to a second storefront in Westruun.[27] Vax took Gilmore out on the town while the rest shopped, leaving Sherri, his assistant, to handle the sales. They took a stroll to a romantic botanical garden in the Erudite Quarter, where they shared a glass of wine together. They flirted for a while before returning to the shop, a little drunk.[28] Later the same day, Scanlan and Tiberius returned to the shop requesting Gilmore to create a Potion of Scrying and to question him in regards to magic, respectively.[29]

Arc 2: The Briarwoods[edit | edit source]

After returning from Vasselheim, Vox Machina stopped by Gilmore's shop but was told that he was away in Westruun, working on the new branch of Gilmore's Glorious Goods. Keyleth had Sherri send him a message that Vax was in town, and Gilmore teleported immediately into the shop. Vax greeted him with a European-style kiss on the cheek and asked where they could be alone to talk. The two of them went into a back room to trade news; Vax told Gilmore about his recent exploits in the Underdark, and Gilmore told Vax what had been happening in Emon and at the new branch in Westruun.[30] Noticing the teleportation sigil on the floor of the room, Vax asked Gilmore if it was possible to get access to the sigil for Kraghammer. Although he himself did not have access to the sigil, Gilmore did secure a favor with the Lyceum. Vax then purchased three magic daggers from Gilmore on credit, which he repaid within a week.[31]

Following the execution of Riskel Daxio, Gilmore reunited with Vox Machina over a couple bottles of wine and shared information on Vecna. Vax privately told Gilmore that he couldn't continue their flirtation because he was in love with someone else, though Vax didn't think that "someone else" loves him back. Gilmore was understanding and suave, as always.[32]

Arc 3: The Chroma Conclave[edit | edit source]

Scanlan Shorthalt had requested a potion from Gilmore, only to find out that he was in Westruun. Sherri had retrieved Gilmore, and a brief discussion on scrying occurred. Gilmore attended Uriel's speech in the Cloudtop District of Emon when the Chroma Conclave attacked. He became separated from Vox Machina and they had to leave without him.[33]

During the Chroma Conclave attack on Emon, Gilmore rescued Salda Tal'Dorei and her children, but was injured in the process. When Vox Machina found him in in the basement beneath the remnants of his shop, Gilmore was at the death's door.[fn 1] Gilmore was healed and revealed that Sovereign Uriel Tal'Dorei II had fallen.[34] He then spoke of an anomaly on The Cinder King, an obfuscation on the chest that looked like it pulsed with power.[35] Gilmore then aided in defeating some scouting looters on the way back to Greyskull Keep before resting at the keep with Salda and her children. The next day, he went to Whitestone with the rest of the Emon refugees by Keyleth's Transport via Plants.[36]

While living as a refugee in Whitestone, Gilmore, with the help of Lady Allura Vysoren and Eskil Ryndarien, was tasked with creating and maintaining a protective barrier over the town, while also investigating the ziggurat sphere left by the Briarwoods. He reunited with Vox Machina and joined Allura and the Realmseer in sharing what they know about the Ziggurat.[37] During one of Vox Machina's visits, Gilmore was impersonated by Hotis to get close to Vax and in an attempt to carry out his vengeance. After Vax and the rest of Vox Machina slew Hotis and his hired Clasp assassins, Keyleth searched for the real Gilmore and Allura to ensure their safety. Keyleth managed to find Gilmore—just as he was crushing the body of his would-be assassin using a spell.[38]

Gilmore and Pike still had been working on the barrier. Gilmore was trying to scry on the dragons, with no success on Raishan. He recognized that Draconia was the place attacked by the Chroma Conclave and subsequently razed by Vorugal. Gilmore also mentioned that he grew up in Marquet.[39]

Preparing for their trip to Marquet, Vox Machina asked Gilmore for information on the continent and a teleportation circle. Gilmore filled in the party of his history, telling them that he was born in a town nearby called Shandal and that they would need a day's journey to reach Ank'Harel. When Vex asked if a message should be passed on, he passed a silver locket and chain with no other explanation, just saying that she would know who to give it to after she meets them. He was noted to be exhausted by Keyleth and confirmed by Sherri just outside of his house. Sherri worried that he would collapse if he had to hold the portal by himself for much longer.[40] Vox Machina asked Jarett Howarth to keep an eye on him during their trip.[40] They used the teleportation circle, ending up in Gilmore's old and mostly empty bedroom. Some of his old belongings were found by Vex, with the party meeting Soren and Opesa Geddmore.[40]

Official art of Gilmore, by Babs Tarr.[art 3]

Returning to Tal'Dorei, Vox Machina found Jarett and Gilmore in Whitestone Castle and discussed the recent events. They asked Gilmore to Identify Cabal's Ruin and Whisper, and then gave the cloak to Percy and the dagger to Vax. The party then took Jarett and left to go drinking.[41]

Vox Machina decided they had to check in with their friends, so Vax'ildan stealthily headed to Gilmore's house in Whitestone. As Gilmore made them tea, Vax told Gilmore that they killed Vorugal. Vax said he was worried he would be dead in a few days and felt like he needed to apologize to Gilmore, explaining that he cared very deeply for him and loved him as a dear friend. Gilmore told him that he appreciated his honesty and was thankful for the connection they did have. Gilmore told him that he needed to stay alive and keep fighting, cheekily saying Vox Machina needed to keep promoting Gilmore's Glorious Goods. They said their goodbyes and Gilmore made Vax promise he will see him next time.[42] Later that day, Vox Machina sought out Gilmore, hoping he'd have a quick way to get to Fort Daxio. They found him as he was leaving the castle on his way home, and asked if he knew anyone from Fort Daxio, or a way to get there quickly. The party concluded that it would be best to send Keyleth there by herself, then get her to use Transport via Plants to allow the rest of them through. Gilmore was unable to help them in that regard, so sent them to Allura.[43]

While preparing for the battle for Emon, Percy sought out his sister Cassandra, and found her in her room talking to Gilmore, Drake, Brom and Allura. The room was bustling with activity, as everyone present was preparing for the events to come. After some planning with his sister and accepting some potions from Drake, Percy left and passed Vax at the door, who was coming to speak with Gilmore. Vax asked him to help them "save the world" tomorrow and Gilmore was eager to take vengeance on Thordak for destroying his home. The next morning, Gilmore arrived in noble Marqesian garb, ready for the fight. He traveled with Vox Machina to the war camp, and accompanied Vox Machina into the city, via Greyskull Keep. As they stealthily made their way through the city, Gilmore turned himself and the twins invisible.[44] Participating in the battle for Emon, Gilmore launched several spells against the dragon, most of which were shrugged off except Disintegrate spell that has exposed the heart crystal inside his chest. Gilmore was knocked out during the fight, but Kima brought him back to consciousness with Lay on Hands, and he resumed fighting. As Thordak retreated, Gilmore followed him and the rest of Vox Machina down into the tunnels.[45]

Gilmore joined the following confrontation against Raishan, and used Dispel Magic to remove Raishan's Greater Invisibility, allowing the rest of the party to take shots at her. He got knocked out twice during the fight, but managed to do as much damage as he could, considering his depleted spell slots from the previous fight. After Raishan fled, Gilmore tried to chase her up the tunnel but there was some sort of barrier blocking them all in the lair. The party saw a flash of light further up the tunnel, and began in earnest trying to break through the barrier. Once they found their way through, they found Raishan and the corpse of Thordak were no longer there. Gilmore then pointed out that the flash was likely Raishan teleporting away.[46] While the party healed up and figured out what to do now, Gilmore took the opportunity to chat with J'mon Sa Ord, until they were called away by Pike. Gilmore later began looting Thordak's horde, stating that he had to rebuild somehow, and found some of his own merchandise. The party asked Gilmore about the glowing rune on his forehead, and he cautiously explained that he was what's known as a Runechild. Grog then had Gilmore Identify his new sword and Gilmore said it was a Dancing Sword that will fight on its own. Upon further prompting, he explained to Vox Machina what a Runechild is, and some of their history of being hunted. Then they asked him if he knew anything about Opash, but he didn't recognise the name. He later accompanied Vox Machina back to Whitestone.[47]

While searching for a way to reach Kaylie to get her to participate in her father's resurrection ritual, Vex flew off to find Gilmore. Gilmore explained he couldn't get to Kymal because there was no teleportation sigil there, but he did know someone else who could help. Gilmore and Vex headed to the castle and found Percy there, who gave Vex the Gate Stone. Gilmore asked the guards where Eskil Ryndarien was. They pointed him toward the Ziggurat, and the two met Eskil on the way down. He agreed to take Vex to Kymal, but he couldn't send them back the same day. Eskil then teleported away with Vex.[48] The same day, Vox Machina summoned Gilmore to look at one of the books they found in Raishan's lair. Gilmore said the book may be informative but would cost something to anyone who read it.[48]

Arc 5: Vecna[edit | edit source]

As Vox Machina approached the peak of Entropis, they found three guards blocking their exit, paying no attention to them. Vex and Vax assassinated two of them, while Arkhan struck the third. When they did not respond to Arkhan's hit, Vex called for Arkhan to remove the figure's helmet. He did so, revealing the face of none other than Shaun Gilmore, dressed in cultist armor and standing as if paralyzed.[49] Horrified that they had been tricked into attacking one of their closest friends, they removed the helmets from the two dead "cultists". The bodies were revealed to be Kaylie, and Cassandra. Pike checked their bodies more closely, but only confirmed that these were really their family members. She removed the circlet that seemed to be holding Gilmore still, and he awakened. Pike cast Revivify on the fallen Kaylie and Cassandra, and as Scanlan hugged his daughter, Gilmore told them what he remembered being pulled through a doorway created by the Gate spell while he was in his workshop. Keyleth asked him to get himself, along with the other two, back to Emon.[50]

Before he left, Gilmore cast Haste on Grog, asking them to leave a scar in his name. Scanlan said his goodbye to Kaylie as Gilmore pulled her and Cassandra close for a Teleport. Behind them, coming up the stairs, they heard heavy footsteps. Vecna's death knight came into view. As Arkhan ran to meet the knight, Gilmore began to teleport away. Vax bid him one final goodbye before he vanished with the two girls.[50]

Post-Campaign 1[edit | edit source]

While preparing for their journey to Pandemonium, Vox Machina sought out Gilmore. They found him in the Quadroads, entertaining some young children with simple magic. He was glad to see them, and when they asked he offered a little advice about the dangers of Pandemonium. Gilmore realized the implications of Vax's absence as he spoke to the party. Keyleth, Vex, and Scanlan comforted him, and he embraced them and told them that once they've retrieved Grog, they should get together and reminisce, but for the time being he was going to help the residents of Vasselheim displaced by the Titan.[51]

After Vax's death and farewell with Vox Machina, Gilmore was heartbroken, but "very thankful" for the time they had". He spent many hours thereafter in self-reflection.[19]

Gilmore started franchising, has rebuilt Westruun store, and mostly handed off the store in Emon to Sherri to travel more, visit his parents, and check on his stores abroad.[52]

Gilmore attended Vex and Percy's wedding, for once not dressed in purple, instead a beautiful gold, silver and white ensemble. He encouraged Keyleth during her speech, and was knocked unconscious with the rest of the guests at the rehearsal dinner. By the time he and the rest of the recovered party guests reached the fight, it was already over.[53]

Exandria Unlimited[edit | edit source]

In 842 PD, thirty one years after the events of the Chroma Crisis, Lorkathar of the Fire Ashari sent the adventuring party that would later be known as the Crown Keepers to seek Gilmore's guidance about the rune that appeared on the newly raised plateau near Flamereach Outpost.[54]

Gilmore's Glorios Good's stuff summoned Gilmore from Marquet to talk with the adventurers. The rune reminded him of those used in the ancient civilization of Qoniira; he offered to help the adventurers get as far as Byroden, and gave them a discount on goods at the store. The adventurers also explained that they had trouble with the Nameless Ones after stealing the Circlet of Barbed Vision and a large quantity of residuum that the thieves' guild considered theirs. Gilmore offered to at least take the evil Vestige off their hands if they desired; when they decided to hold onto it, he gave them a one-use box that would teleport any item to his location in case they changed their minds. When the adventurers were soon afterward hijacked by the Nameless Ones, Dorian Storm lied and said he had sold the stolen goods to Gilmore. As they escaped from the Nameless Ones, Orym used the box to send a message to Gilmore warning that the criminal organization would be coming after him.[55]

The Legend of Vox Machina[edit | edit source]

Gilmore was present at the speech of Uriel Tal'Dorei II, thanking Vox Machina for their opposition to the Briarwoods regime in Whitestone and announcing his resignation as Tal'Dorei's sovereign in favor of the Council of Tal'Dorei. When Vox Machina reunited among the ruins of the Gilmore's Glorious Goods, and Percy noticed Gilmore's hand beneath the rubble. Grog was able to lift the debris and Pike healed Gilmore enough to stabilize him. He told the party to take whatever items they could—with Scanlan losing the race to most items before grabbing a simple broom—and used a one-time teleportation stone to transport them all to Greyskull Keep.[56]

At the keep, the party and Gilmore discussed their options. Gilmore noticed that Grog's sword (Craven Edge) seemed to radiate dark energy, but Grog seemed unbothered. As they talked, Emonian refugees knocked on the doors of the keep, seeking shelter, but as they flooded the interior, one of the dragons (Vorugal) attacked the keep. Keyleth opened a portal in the tree leading to the Whitestonian Sun Tree. The refugees, Gilmore, and Vox Machina escaped to Whitestone, where Keeper Yennen healed Gilmore.[56]

Within the following weeks Gilmore collaborated with Allura Vysoren to create a magical barrier hiding Whitestone from the exterior threats. When Vox Machina returned to Whitestone after their excursion into the Fey Realm and held a meeting, Gilmore warmly greeted Vax and complimented the Deathwalker's Ward.[57]

Gilmore has been at the following meeting, where the green dragon Raishan disguised herself as Keeper Yennen. When revealing herself as a dragon, Raishan made Gilmore, Allura, Kima of Vord, and Cassandra de Rolo lose consciousness.[58]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Vax'ildan[edit | edit source]

Vax'ildan and Gilmore enjoy flirting with each other and spending time together. After returning from the Underdark, Vax asked Gilmore out to a meal and a walk, partially to give the rest of Vox Machina time to shop and haggle, but also just to catch up with his friend.[59]

Vax seems to view Gilmore as a confidant, as he told him about Vox Machina's struggles in the Underdark and about the Horn of Orcus, which the party had agreed to keep a secret.[60]

After defeating the Briarwoods and returning to Emon, Vax took a moment to sit down with Gilmore and explain that he was in love with someone else. Gilmore, although saddened by the news, took it very well, and after a final kiss the two parted amicably.[61] They remained close friends until Vax's death. Gilmore was heartbroken, even if they did not had a long-term relationship, Gilmore still cherished the time they did have and the friendship they forged.[19]

Sherri[edit | edit source]

Sherri is one of Gilmore's employees and the one he seems to trust the most, as she is usually left in charge of the shop when he is away.[62] Although Sherri is sometimes frustrated with her boss, she is incredibly loyal to him. When Gilmore was gravely injured during the Chroma Conclave's attack on Emon, Sherri stayed by his side to protect him and tend to his wounds.[63] She later went with him and the other refugees to Whitestone.

Soren and Opesa Geddmore[edit | edit source]

Gilmore appears to have a strained relationship with his parents. After moving to Tal'Dorei from Marquet, he hadn't visited them in fifteen years, despite having a Teleportation Circle leading to their house.[23] When Vox Machina told Gilmore that his parents were proud of him, Gilmore said that it's "taken a while".[64]

Darius[edit | edit source]

Official art of Darius and Gilmore together, by Isabel Gibney.[art 4]

Gilmore met and married Darius some time after 813 PD. Darius helps Gilmore with his business in Marquet.[65] Shaun refers to Darius as "lovely" when speaking about him to Fearne Calloway.[66]

Character information[edit | edit source]

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Screenshot of Gilmore's portrait in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire from [2].[art 5]

Gilmore eventually revealed that he is a Runechild Sorcerer, meaning he is gifted with natural magical abilities through his bloodline.[71][2]

Sorcerer features[edit | edit source]

  • Spellcasting
  • Sorcerous Origin: Runechild
    • Essence Runes: 13 or more
    • Runic Magic
    • Glyphs of Aegis
    • Sigilic Augmentation
    • Manifest Inscriptions
  • Font of Magic
    • Sorcery Points: 13 or more
    • Flexible Casting
  • Metamagic

Spells[edit | edit source]

Spell Level Notes Ref.
Prestidigitation Cantrip [72]
Identify 1st Source unknown[fn 2] [73]
Longstrider 1st Runic spell [74]
Protection from Evil and Good 1st Runic spell [74]
Invisibility 2nd [75]
Lesser Restoration 2nd Runic spell [74][76]
Misty Step 2nd [77]
Protection from Poison 2nd Runic spell [74]
Dispel Magic 3rd [78]
Glyph of Warding 3rd Runic spell [74]
Haste 3rd [79]
Lightning Bolt 3rd [80]
Sending 3rd Unknown, possibly from an item [81]
Magic Circle 3rd [74]
Blight 4th [82]
Death Ward 4th Runic spell [74]
Dimension Door 4th [83]
Freedom of Movement 4th Runic spell [74]
Hold Monster 4th [84]
Greater Restoration 5th Runic spell [74]
Telekinesis 5th Runic spell [85][74]
Teleportation Circle 5th [86]
Disintegrate 6th [87]
Teleport 7th [88]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Gilmore's early sketches for the animated series were depicting him as a rather slender person, but Matt suggested to add a little bit of heft to him.[89]

Appearances and mentions[edit | edit source]

Quotations[edit | edit source]

  • "But if you find a way for me to become a dragon, that would be sexy."[91]
  • "Flattery will get you literally everywhere."[92]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Official art of Shaun Gilmore mini painted by Matt, by Matthew Mercer.[art 6]
  • Gilmore's character stems from a person with a larger-than-life personality who went to high school, and did a lot of theater, with Matt. Gilmore's interest in Vax was improvised after Vex failed terribly on a Persuasion check to barter, and Vax, backing her up, rolled high.[93]
  • In the Critical Role Major Arcana Tarot Card Set, he represents X - Wheel of Fortune.
  • Shaun Gilmore is included with Vox Machina in the Critical Role Pack DLC for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Concept art for The Legend of Vox Machina[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. If Vox Machina had chosen to go for the treasure that had been shifted away from the Clasp and looters, Gilmore would not have survived when they found him. They could have Resurrected him, depending on the timing, but they would have to live with being responsible for his death. It was meant to be a learning experience about going against greed and self-serving instincts in moments of crisis to value the greater good and established friendships("Talks Machina Special #3: Critical Role Campaign 1 Wrap-up" (TMSx03) at 1:24:06)
  2. Identify is not a spell on the sorcerer spell list, nor is it a spell granted by his subclass. A possible explanation for this is that he has the Magic Initiate feat.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) on Twitter: "Allura = Abjuration. Gilmore is a Sorcerer. :)" (December 21, 2016).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) on Twitter: "Runechild will be a new Sorcerous Origin option in the coming Tal'Dorei Campaign Guide." (January 13, 2017) — in reply to @taletreading: "@matthewmercer are you gonna release Runechild on the DMs Guild? I loved Maestro!"
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) at 1:30:20.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) on Twitter: "He's in his late thirties" (August 27, 2016) — in reply to @Lloydo6: "well, how old is Gilmore? I got the vibe that he was an older and more experienced man."
  5. "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 1:13:12.
  6. "Passed Through Fire" (1x69) at 1:54:07.
  7. "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) at 52:21.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) at 1:27:32.
  9. "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 1:28:31.
  10. "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 1:15:56.
  11. Gilmore can cast 7th-level spells, meaning he is at least a level 13 sorcerer.
  12. "The Search For Grog" (OSx28) at 1:14:07.
  13. Spelling of Gilmore's name obtained from Matthew Mercer's written accompaniment to his Spotify playlist.
  14. Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) on Twitter: "It's a very fancy spice! The Geddmore's never had need for it to cross their culinary interests, and kids don't care." (September 15, 2016) — in reply to @JohnAmor: "@matthewmercer Hey Matt how come Gilmore's parents and Marquette kids don't know what Fusaka spice is?"
  15. "The Legend of the Cast of The Legend of Vox Machina"
  16. "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 2:03:16.
  17. "The Siege of Emon" (1x78) at 2:30:00.
  18. "Attack on the Duergar Warcamp" (1x04) at 4:19:03.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 "Talks Machina Special #5: Fireside Chat Q&A" (TMSx05) at 56:13.
  20. "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) at 1:27:08.
  21. "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) at 1:22:09. Vex found a box underneath Gilmore's bed in Shandal with folded papers inside.
  22. "Talks Machina Special #3: Critical Role Campaign 1 Wrap-up" (TMSx03) at 1:26:01. Laura and Matt revealed the papers were love letters between Gilmore and his first boyfriend.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) at 52:21. In 811 PD, Gilmore says it's been about 15 years since he moved away from Shandal.
  24. "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) at 2:26:55.
  25. "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 2:09:51.
  26. "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 2:12:07.
  27. "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14).[citation needed]
  28. "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14).[citation needed]
  29. "Skyward" (1x15).[citation needed]
  30. "The Feast" (1x24).[citation needed]
  31. "The Feast" (1x24).[citation needed]
  32. "Echoes of the Past" (1x38).[citation needed]
  33. "Omens" (1x39) at 3:53:48.
  34. "In Ruins" (1x41) from 2:24:16 through 2:30:20.
  35. "In Ruins" (1x41) at 2:35:30.
  36. "In Ruins" (1x41) at 2:59:09.
  37. "Duskmeadow" (1x57) at 2:42:25.
  38. "A Cycle of Vengeance" (1x58) at 1:48:25.
  39. "The Frigid Doom" (1x64).
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65).
  41. "Passed Through Fire" (1x69).
  42. "The Coming Storm" (1x73).
  43. "Path of Brass" (1x74).
  44. "The Siege of Emon" (1x78).
  45. "Thordak" (1x79).
  46. "Raishan" (1x80).
  47. "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81).
  48. 48.0 48.1 "The Deceiver's Stand" (1x83).
  49. "The Final Ascent" (1x113).[citation needed]
  50. 50.0 50.1 "The Final Ascent" (1x113).
  51. "The Search For Grog" (OSx28).
  52. "Talks Machina #43: The Chapter Closes" (TM1x115) at 53:19.
  53. "Dalen's Closet" (OSx33).
  54. "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 3:25:29.
  55. "A Glorious Return" (E1x03).
  56. 56.0 56.1 "Rise of the Chroma Conclave" (LVM2x01).
  57. "The Killbox" (LVM2x10).
  58. "The Hope Devourer" (LVM2x12).
  59. "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 2:43:30.
  60. "The Feast" (1x24) from 56:21 through 57:54.
  61. "Echoes of the Past" (1x38) from 58:33 through 1:02:42.
  62. "The Feast" (1x24) at 51:25.
  63. "In Ruins" (1x41) at 2:27:31.
  64. "Passed Through Fire" (1x69) at 1:50:27.
  65. "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 1:28:30.
  66. "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 1:28:40.
  67. Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) on Twitter: "Ohhh! Sorry. Misread! Allura = Staff. Gilmore = A Focus Ring" (December 21, 2016) — in reply to @Hurmly: "er. Was it "focus of study" or "small item through which they channel magic" ?"
  68. First time these dominoes are seen. It was unclear if the spell was cast by Gilmore or if it was the domino that created the Heroes' Feast. "Echoes of the Past" (1x38) from 43:45 through 45:04.
  69. Confirmation that Gilmore does not have the Heroes' Feast spell and instead used his wooden dominoes. "Deadly Echoes" (1x82) at 28:24.
  70. "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) at 2:35:28.
  71. "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (1x81) at 2:26:56. Gilmore earlier reveals the rune 30:56.
  72. "In Ruins" (1x41) at 2:29:20. Gilmore tries to cast Prestidigitation.
  73. "The Siege of Emon" (1x78) at 2:13:15.
  74. 74.00 74.01 74.02 74.03 74.04 74.05 74.06 74.07 74.08 74.09 Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, Chapter 4: "Character Options", p. 177.
  75. "The Siege of Emon" (1x78) at 3:08:49. See the casting 3:13:30.
  76. "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 1:24:20.
  77. "Raishan" (1x80) at 1:40:00.
  78. "Raishan" (1x80) from 1:06:51 through 1:07:53.
  79. "The Final Ascent" (1x113) at 4:50:52.
  80. "Raishan" (1x80) at 2:17:17.
  81. "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 3:15:35.
  82. "Raishan" (1x80) at 1:40:40.
  83. "Thordak" (1x79) at 3:55:03.
  84. "Thordak" (1x79) at 1:13:26.
  85. "Talks Machina #100: Xhorhas" (TM2x51) at 39:54.
  86. "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (1x65) at 1:17:10.
  87. "Thordak" (1x79) at 30:46.
  88. "The Final Ascent" (1x113) at 4:48:42.
  89. The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2, Episodes 1-3 Q&A at 11:43.
  90. "The Frigid Doom" (1x64) at 19:45.
  91. "In Ruins" (1x41) at 2:38:01.
  92. "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 1:19:03.
  93. "Talks Machina #4: Clash at Daxio" (TM1x77) at 46:44.


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