Taryon Darrington

Taryon Darrington
Player character
Basic information
ActorSam Riegel
Biographical information
Full nameTaryon Gary Darrington[3]
Also known as
LanguagesCommon, Gnomish,[11] Sylvan,[12] Undercommon,[13] Draconic[14]
PartnerLawrence (husband)[15]
  • Self-Proclaimed Adventurer
  • Author
  • Tinkerer
  • Alchemist
  • Baker
  • Grand Commander of the Darrington Brigade (formerly)
  • Founder/CFO of the Darrington Family Charity for Wayward Souls
StatusAlive (in 836 PD)
Mechanical information
Creature typeHumanoid
walk 40 ft.
Stats reference[16][1][17][18]
First seen"A Bard's Lament" (1x85)
Last seen"The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35)
Other worksTal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn

In my year of travel, I didn't just dilly-dally around the world having fun. I was learning about the world and about life and about family. I was learning from these fine people what it means to really be a family, and care about each other.

— Taryon, about his time with Vox Machina, to his father.[19]

Taryon Gary Darrington is a human artificer, former member of Vox Machina, and founder of the Darrington Brigade. He is played by Sam Riegel.

Description[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Official full body portrait of Taryon in 811 PD, by Kit Buss.[art 3]

Taryon is a handsome human male with shoulder-length, feathered, dirty blonde hair. He has blue-green eyes and a well-groomed goatee adorning his dashing smirk. His svelte frame is clad in a set of polished barely-used breastplate armor, while he carries numerous satchels, jewelry, and other adornments. He has a silver helmet embedded with diamonds and opals.[20]

Official full body portrait of Taryon in 826 PD, by Aviv Or.[art 4]

By 826 PD (roughly a decade after the Darrington Brigade was first founded), Tary's once-golden hair is cut short and shows signs of graying, but despite being over 40, he always claims he is closer to 33. Taryon's adventuring gear shows signs of use: his golden armor and Rod of Mercurial Form have scuff marks and his Robe of Useful Items have largely been used up, with the used spaces being replaced with commemorative patches like "Kill a Dragon".[21]

Tary's somewhat more youthful appearance is due to his injection of an unspecified "bovine toxin" into his face.[22]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Taryon came from a privileged life, and acts like it. He tends to underestimate the intelligence of the people he meets. He assumed that none of Vox Machina were literate.[23] When Percy asked him how Doty worked, Taryon began by explaining the basic functions of levers, pulleys, and inclines.[24] He did not have high expectations of women at first, referring to Vex as a girl rather than a woman, and speaking of damsels in distress that needed to be rescued. This likely is due to how he did not have many examples of assertive women in his life that did not hit him (like his sister), before this, and the common narratives in his stories.

Tary does not ask for names very often, instead choosing to give (often rude) nicknames to the people he meets.[25]

Tary seems to have a weak stomach, as he is prone to nausea and vomiting when encountering gory or disturbing situations.[26][27][28]

Taryon thinks family and love to be very important, especially when addressing the lack of both within his own household. He often has fanciful notions of how the world works, and walked into adventuring with the expectation that it would be the same as the storybooks he used as an escape. He is a complete, unapologetic, mama's boy.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Taryon has a great deal of wealth given to him by his father, Howaardt Darrington, who is a businessman.

Between 795-796 PD, when he was 12-13 years old, Tary has seen the Dr. Dranzel's Spectacular Traveling Troupe performing in the Darrington estate, intending to stay there for a few days. But they were forced to leave in a hurry, as one of their gnome members had an affair with one the family's handmaiden and in an unknown way "corrupted" Howard Darrington's bed.[29][30]

In early 811 PD, his younger sister Maryanne was set to inherit Darrington's fortune unless Tary can prove himself to his father.[31] The reason his father looked down on him was because his father caught him having a romantic affair with one of his tutors, a man named Lawrence.[32]

And so Tary set out to become a hero,[31] began stylizing himself as "Sir" Taryon Darrington, despite having never been knighted nor having any training as a knight, and went adventuring. He was traveled with other adventuring groups, for a month or so before meeting Vox Machina, but his companions ended up leaving him behind.[33]

After returning from the Nine Hells, Tary further admitted that the reason his inheritance was taken away and his father looked down on him was because his father caught him having a romantic affair with one of his tutors, a man named Lawrence. Tary is unsure whether or not Lawrence is alive or not, but believes it's likely that he's dead because of how his father is.[32]

Tary admitted that the only person he's ever had romantic feelings for was another man, explaining that he pursued damsels because in all of the books he read, none of the heroes ever had relationships with men. Following this admission, he slept with Trisha and, upon meeting with Pike and Grog the next morning, declared that "women are soft and tender, and... they are not for me".[34]

Arc 4: Taryon Darrington[edit | edit source]

811 PD[edit | edit source]

Taryon encountered Vox Machina in Ank'Harel as they were returning Ripley's hand, as they had promised. Though the group was annoyed by Tary's behavior and personality, they decided to accept his offer to be hired into his service at the price of 50,000 gold per day.[35]

Tary initially claimed to have killed a small beholder at some point in the past with help from sell swords, who "took it out into a field and, sort of roughed it up" for Taryon, who then dealt the killing blow to the beast.[36] However, he eventually admitted that he has never been on a real adventure, and he had only been "adventuring" for a month or so before meeting Vox Machina.[33]

Back at Whitestone, some of Vox Machina decided to test Tary's capabilities by attacking him. After only a few rounds, Tary surrendered. He broke down into ugly cries and proclaimed that he was unfit to be an adventurer. When Tary confessed that he was just trying to be an adventurer to prove himself to his father, Vox Machina decided to give him another chance. As they put it, they were won over by his "daddy issues".[37]

Tary accompanied Vox Machina on the last leg of Keyleth's Aramenté. On the journey to Vesrah, the group's ship was attacked by pirates, and Tary successfully killed a marid: his first ever kill.[38]

Later, he accompanied Vox Machina's mission to the Iron City of Dis, in the Nine Hells, in order to permanently kill the rakshasa Hotis. He purchased twenty soul stones at an inn, not knowing what the stones contained and why he felt such a burst of energy after consuming one. When he finally was able to identify the soul stones as receptacles for fragments of "refined soul", he promptly puked, followed shortly by an equally-horrified Keyleth.[39]

After returning from the Nine Hells, Tary further admitted that the reason his inheritance was taken away and his father looked down on him was because he caught Taryon having a romantic affair with one of his tutors, a man named Lawrence, explaining that he pursued damsels because in all of the books he read, none of the heroes ever had relationships with men. Following this admission, he slept with Trisha and, upon meeting with Pike and Grog the next morning, declared that "women are soft and tender, and... they are not for me".[34] Tary is also unsure whether or not Lawrence is alive or not, but believed it was likely that he was dead because Tary knows his father character.[32]

During the one-year time skip, he became roommates with Vex'ahlia after she finished reconstructing the Third House of Whitestone, her noble manor as a Baroness. The two roommates and Pike eventually went into business together to open a bakery called "The Slayer's Cake". Despite not being much of a baker, Vox Machina enjoyed having him at the bakery and Tary was best known for his blondies.[40]

812 PD[edit | edit source]

After Vox Machina dealt with the deception of the Trickfoot family (Pike's relatives), Tary was abducted by a drow bounty hunter named K'ryyn, who had been disguised as a baker seeking employment. The bounty hunter had been paid by Taryon's father, Howaardt, to retrieve Tary and bring him back to the family estate in Deastok. Vox Machina managed to intercept K'ryyn in Wildemount, but Tary decided to return home anyways to finally face his father. Vox Machina decided to accompany Tary as support.[41]

When confronting Howaardt, his father revealed that the Darrington family was in dire financial straits and owed a tremendous amount of money to the Myriad: the local crime syndicate that controlled Wildemount in all but name. Howaardt also revealed that when Tary left home for his "adventure", Tary had stolen the entire family treasury: the true source of Tary's supposed wealth. Howaardt thought he had a solution for their financial problems: a marriage between Tary and Lydia Truscan. Lydia was the only heir to the Truscan Trust, which would give Tary (and by extension, the Darrington family) complete control of the Truscan family's wealth. Howaardt was determined to have Tary marry Lydia. Vox Machina decided to aid the Darringtons by speaking with the Myriad.[42]

Vox Machina spoke with a member of the Myriad, Korshad, who agreed to forgive some of the Darringtons' debts in exchange for Vox Machina clearing out an infestation of a Myriad-controlled platinum mine.[43] Vox Machina did so, and Tary and Korshad haggled over the terms. The Myriad would seize the Darrington lands and tax revenue, minus the Darrington Estate itself and enough taxes to provide a reasonable income for the family. Tary also successfully negotiated that the Darringtons would get to keep a small farm adjacent to the Darrington Estate, as a source of crops and food for the family. However, when Tary requested a percentage of the platinum mine's profits, Korshad drew the line.[44]

When Tary informed his family about the deal, Howaardt was furious. After Tary announced his plan to relocate his family to the small farm, and use the Darrington Estate as a home for the poor and the headquarters for the Darrington Family Charity for Wayward Souls (or more simply, the charitable "Darrington Foundation"), an enraged Howaardt threw a chair at the wall. Still convinced that the Darrington family could've been restored to their original prosperity through an alliance with the Truscans, he venomously told Tary, "You should have married that girl!" Tary stood his ground and told Howaardt that the Darrington family was in financial trouble long before Tary stole the family treasury. Tary demanded his father stop blaming Tary for Howaardt's own mistakes. Howaardt broke down into tears and agreed to try Tary's plan. Tary also announced his plan to start a band of adventurers similar to Vox Machina in Wildemount: the Darrington Brigade, led by himself.[45]

Tary announced his decision to return to Wildemount after gathering his things in Whitestone. Before he could return to Deastok, Vox Machina was approached by Lionel Gayheart, who took them to a man named Aes Adon. They quickly discovered that this man was Scanlan Shorthalt in disguise. He had come to Whitestone to tell them of another Ziggurat that had been discovered in Marquet.[46]

Arc 5: Vecna[edit | edit source]

Vox Machina decided to set out for Ank'Harel, with Taryon joining them for one last adventure.[47] He then took his leave and returned to Deastok.

During Vox Machina's fight with Vecna and Delilah Briarwood, Taryon's necklace alerted him about the deaths of Vex'ahlia and Vax'ildan (although he was unaware which members of Vox Machina had died). He clutched the necklace, fell to the floor, and started weeping.[48]

After Campaign 1[edit | edit source]

Official art of Taryon Darrington and Doty X in 836 PD, by Elliott Berggren from Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 272.[art 5]

Taryon was present at Vex'ahlia and Percy's wedding. Both the bride and groom argued to have him as their best man; eventually, Percival gave and chose Keyleth instead. Taryon was a little bit confused, and although he had initially written his best man speech for Percival, he adapted it to fit Vex'ahlia.[49]

Tary and Doty finished his book of adventures with Vox Machina titled The Daring Trials and Tribulations of Sir Taryon Darrington and published it in Deastok. Taryon continued to lead the Darrington Brigade for many years, and shared their exploits through several published works.[50] At some point before 826 PD, Taryon reunited with Lawrence, and the two of them married.[51] Approximately fourteen years later in 826 PD, Taryon welcomed new members to the Darrington Brigade and led them on a quest at the behest of Doolan Tversky in search of an item or creature that fell from the sky. The brigade discovered Quackthulhu, a gigantic mutated duck, and felled it. They retrieved the meteor implanted in its back and returned it to Master Doolan Tversky.[52]

After completing his checklist of adventures, Taryon left his home in the hands of Maryanne Darrington and Lionel Gayheart, and began travelling around Wildemount to set up smaller brigades. He then settled in Port Damali with Lawrence, and began writing fiction novels.[50] His most successful series became The Deastok Mysteries, which tell the adventures of a young blonde boy and his robot sidekick solving crimes in Wildemount. Taryon occasionally visits Whitestone to catch up with the rest of Vox Machina. He has built several new versions of Doty, the most recent being Doty X.[53]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Mariya Darrington[edit | edit source]

Taryon describes his mother as "quiet," and repeatedly mentions how she struggled living with his father. She loves both her children greatly, but seems to be far more like Taryon, enjoying his fanciful books and talking to him about them. Taryon certainly seems to connect to his mother the most out of his family, and cares for her deeply.

Howaardt Darrington[edit | edit source]

Taryon wishes to prove himself to his father, Howaardt, who seems to have a low opinion of his son. At some point Howaardt caught Taryon having a romantic affair with one of his tutors, a man named Lawrence, and he ostracized Taryon from the family, with Lawrence's fate unknown. After being pressed for information by Vox Machina regarding his relationship with his father, Tary admitted to them that he hated him.

Maryanne Darrington[edit | edit source]

Maryanne is Taryon's younger sister, and seems to be the favored child in the family, as she is the one set to inherit their land, property, and wealth. Taryon said that his sister would often hit him. When he was asked if she was still a raging bitch, when he visited her after returning home, he replied by saying that she was not raging, but does not dispute her being a bitch. He does not seem to get along with her well, even as he cares for her safety and well-being.

Lawrence[edit | edit source]

Lawrence was Taryon's tutor and lover before Taryon was ostracized from his family. It was, in fact, the discovery of this romantic entanglement that led to him being snubbed in favor of his sister. Lawrence is said to be about ten years older than Taryon, who was around twenty when they became attached. When asked by Vox Machina what he was looking for in a potential sexual partner, Taryon replied with "tall, fair, and strong". He uses these same descriptors to describe Lawrence shortly thereafter. In the epilogue, it is stated that Tary eventually found Lawrence again, and the two reconnected. Their relationship "picked up right where it left off".

Doty[edit | edit source]

Doty was Taryon's mechanical servant, scribe, and best friend. The human built him when he was 27 years old. Nine other iterations of him were built later, Doty X being the last known rendition as of 836 PD, with the added bonus of an opposable thumb on his right hand. According to Tary, Doty 4.0 went rogue and attempted to kill him.

Vox Machina[edit | edit source]

Taryon hired Vox Machina to take him adventuring for the price of fifty thousand gold per day. So far he has paid 16,000 gold in the form of a check, much to Vex'ahlia's displeasure.[54]

Taryon got off to a rocky start with the band of adventurers, as his pompous demeanor and condescending attitude caused them to immediately dislike him. However, after testing his skills in what was essentially a hazing and causing the man to break down crying, Vox Machina felt more sympathetic towards him and began to warm up to their new companion.

Taryon referred to the members of Vox Machina with nicknames, with the exception of Percy who introduced himself the night Vox Machina hazed Tary.[55] Tary learned the rest of the party's names after Pike had him make flashcards and made him promise to look at them every night until he knew them by heart. [56]

Percival de Rolo[edit | edit source]

Percy was initially distrustful and wary of Taryon, not believing that the other man had actually built Doty. In return, Tary assumed that Percy knew very little about mechanics and engineering, and explained such concepts to him at a basic level. However, after Tary opened up to the group, the two of them soon began to bond over their mutual love of tinkering and started collaborating on projects.

Tary and Percy became very quick friends and loved to trade mechanical and technological designs. This has led to Matt dubbing them the "Tinkering Nerds", and Taliesin and Sam have referred to themselves as the "Science Bros". Some of their most notable collaborations was a mechanical lamp powered by opals from Tary's Helm of Brilliance, as well as Percy helping Tary construct Doty 2.0.

Tary has always been fond of Percy, even declaring him "the type of man I want to marry someday". The two maintain a platonic relationship and remain very good friends.

Keyleth[edit | edit source]

Keyleth, like most of Vox Machina, initially had a strong dislike towards Tary, and was vehemently opposed to the idea of him joining the group, both due to his pompous attitude and due to the sorrow she was feeling due to Scanlan's recent departure. Overtime, she warms up to him. Tary is very impressed by Keyleth's skills and abilities. Keyleth seems to appreciate his admiration, but also feels a bit jealous of his quick friendship with Percy. At one point the druid admitted to Vax'ildan that she felt like Tary was replacing her as Percy's best friend.[57]

Vex'ahlia[edit | edit source]

Vex is described multiple times as Tary's best friend, having become so while Tary lived in Vex's home in Whitestone during their year long break.[58] They exchange hair tips and other such things. They also, incidentally, had romantic interest in the same man, though Vex didn't know about his feelings and Taryon probably wasn't in touch with his emotions enough to even recognize them.[59] Vex may have been his first best friend outside of Doty, given that he was a sheltered, lonely child.

Character information[edit | edit source]

Quests[edit | edit source]

Taryon is on a quest to become a heroic adventurer in order to prove himself to his father, so that he can inherit some of his family's wealth instead of it all being passed on to his younger, stronger sister.[31]

Taryon is writing a book about his adventures. He is still trying to decide on a name for it, and has come up with many possible titles.[60]

Taryon keeps a list of adventures and acts of bravery he believes he needs to attempt to become a true adventurer.[61]

Known items on the list[edit | edit source]

  • Kill a naga
  • Escort a muckity muck (according to Taryon's letter to Vox Machina, he may have possibly accomplished this quest off-stream)[62]
Completed[edit | edit source]

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Current items[edit | edit source]

Former items[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

As an artificer, Taryon has the power to infuse items with magic for a set amount of time until the spell is used. In fact, most of Taryon's strength comes from his equipment rather than his own personal abilities.

With the release of Eberron: Rising from the Last War, the artificer class has been officially released, and Tary's, subclass changed from Alchemist, a version of the class and the subclass tested in the Unearthed Arcana, (played in the Campaign 1) to Battle Smith (played in "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35))

Artificer (Battle Smith)[edit | edit source]

  • Tool Proficiency: Smith's Tools, or a different artisan's tool if already proficient
  • Battle Smith Spells:
  • Battle Ready: Proficiency with martial weapons, can use Intelligence for attack and damage rolls
  • Steel Defender (Doty 5.0)
  • Extra Attack
  • Arcane Jolt: target of a (magical) weapon attack takes 2d6 force damage, or heal a friendly creature near the target for 2d6. Number of uses equal to Intelligence modifier, minimum of 1.[2][102]
  • Improved Defender: Steel Defender gains +2 AC, Arcane Jolt improves to 4d6 for both uses, Steel Defender causes damage to attacker.
Feats[edit | edit source]
Proficiencies[edit | edit source]
Proficiency Source Ref.
Arcana Artificer [18]
History Artificer [18]
Perception Artificer [18][103]
Survival [18][104]
Thieves' tools (expertise) Artificer
Tinker's tools (expertise) Artificer
Smith's tools (expertise) Artificer (Battle Smith)
Spells[edit | edit source]
Spell Level Notes Ref.
Mending Cantrip [18]
Prestidigitation Cantrip [18]
Ray of Frost Cantrip [18]
Heroism 1st Battle Smith spell [18][105]
Shield 1st Battle Smith spell [18]
Branding Smite 2nd Battle Smith spell [18][106]
See Invisibility 2nd [18]
Warding Bond 2nd Battle Smith spell [18]
Dispel Magic 3rd [18]
Magic Circle 3rd [18]
Banishment 4th [18]
Fabricate 4th [18]
Fire Shield 4th Battle Smith spell [18]

Artificer (Alchemist)[edit | edit source]

Feats[edit | edit source]
Proficiencies[edit | edit source]
Proficiency Source Ref.
Arcana Artificer[fn 1] [18]
History Artificer[fn 1] [18]
Persuasion [113][114]
Navigator's tools (expertise) Artificer [88]
Tinker's tools (expertise) Artificer [115]
Thieves' tools (expertise) Artificer
Spells[edit | edit source]

As a level 15 Artificer, Taryon knows 10 spells at a time, additionally knowing Detect Magic and Identify that do not count against the number of spells. He can swap a spell out with another one when gaining a level, so some of these spells may no longer be known by him.

Spell Level Notes Ref.
Cure Wounds 1st [116]
Detect Magic 1st Artificer [117]
Identify 1st Artificer [118]
Jump 1st [119]
Sanctuary 1st [120]
Alter Self 2nd [121]
Blur 2nd [122]
Enhance Ability 2nd [123]
Invisibility 2nd [124]
Fly 3rd [122]
Haste 3rd [125]
Revivify 3rd [126]

Appearances and mentions[edit | edit source]

Quotations[edit | edit source]

  • This is going to be fun, fun, fun![127][128][129]
  • "Danger is not my middle name. Gary is."[130]
  • (about Vox Machina) "Loyalty like that, you can't put a price on it. But, if I had to, I'd say their friendship is worth about 210,000 gold. Which, even to me, is a relatively large amount of money.[131]
  • Doty: Tary.
    Travis: Oh he fucking talks!
    Sam/Taryon: A little bit. Doty, how handsome am I?
    Doty: Tary.
    Taryon: I heard "very". And Doty, what do you say when it's windy outside?
    Doty: Tary.
    Taryon: It's airy. Right? That's what I heard. Oh no, boo!
    Doty: "Tary?"
    Taryon: Yeah, it is scary. He says a lot of things.[132]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • After Scanlan left Vox Machina, Taryon was one of two potential backup characters Sam and Matt had planned. Taryon was not supposed to appear in "Daring Days" (1x86). There was a miscommunication between Sam and Matt. Sam had not completed his backstory or named his companion Doty yet. Not knowing his state of preparation, Matt decided that Marquet was the perfect place for them to meet an adventurer (far less likely that they'd meet in the other destinations they planned to travel to such as the Nine Hells), and warned Sam during the break that Tary would appear in Ank'Harel.[133]
  • Taryon was pitched to Matt as the Richard Branson or Tony Stark of Exandria, someone who is eager for adventures but lacks the necessary skills, only relying on his equipment, which instantly gave Matt the idea to use the Artificer class, then recently released as part of the Unearthed Arcana. Without his equipment, Tary would be a Level 2.[134]
    • Taryon's parents share names with Tony Stark's parents, albeit with slightly different spelling.
  • Darrington Press LLC, the tabletop game publishing company of Critical Role Productions, is named after the Darrington family.
  • The reference image Sam gave Matt for Tary was BeeGees lead singer Barry Gibb.[135]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tary could have possessed this proficiency either during the first campaign (pre-release version of the class) or in the Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn (post-release).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Taryon's level 14 stat card was shown onscreen. "Deals in the Dark" (1x92) at 2:18:00.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 2:59:17.
  3. The spelling of "Taryon Darrington" was confirmed by Sam Riegel. (source)
  4. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 33:04. Also see 36:41, 48:04, 56:34, 1:14:26, and 1:52:53.
  5. "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 1:30:55.
  6. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 3:25:15.
  7. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 2:02:17.
  8. "The Mines of the Many" (1x98) at 26:25.
  9. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 50:04. Taryon stated that he was 28 years old. There was later a year-long timeskip between "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) and "One Year Later..." (1x95), meaning he is at least 29 after the time skip.
  10. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) took place in 826 PD, fourteen years after Taryon left Vox Machina.}}
  11. "Curious Tides" (1x89) at 1:12:21.
  12. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 44:03.
  13. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 3:31:18.
  14. "Family Matters" (1x96) at 3:34:35.
  15. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 15:17.
  16. Taryon's level 13 stat card was shown onscreen. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 33:33.
  17. Taryon's level 15 stat card was shown onscreen. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 52:02.
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, Chapter 6: "Allies and Adversaries of Tal'Dorei", p. 273.
  19. "Masquerade" (1x99) at 56:34.
  20. "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) at 2:57:18.
  21. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 19:08.
  22. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 20:03. This is a reference to botox.
  23. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 2:32:19.
  24. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 42:08.
  25. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 44:33. Tary calls Vax "Little Elf Boy". At 33:04 he calls Grog "Jumbo" and at 46:19 he calls Keyleth "Antlers".
  26. "Tangled Depths" (1x88) at 2:19:39.
  27. "Vox Machina Go to Hell" (1x91) at 2:50:42.
  28. "Deals in the Dark" (1x92) at 3:20:38.
  29. "Curious Tides" (1x89) at 1:13:37.
  30. "Talks Machina #17: Voice of the Tempest" (TM1x90) at 56:37. Sam confirmed this story.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 "Daring Days" (1x86) at 2:09:12.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 1:18:00.
  33. 33.0 33.1 "Daring Days" (1x86) at 2:07:28. Also see 2:26:54.
  34. 34.0 34.1 "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 2:28:23.
  35. "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) at 3:00:15.
  36. "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) at 3:05:41.
  37. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 1:52:07.
  38. "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 1:43:40.
  39. "Vox Machina Go to Hell" (1x91) at 2:46:57.
  40. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 2:55:20.
  41. "Taryon, My Wayward Son" (1x97) at 3:08:51.
  42. "Taryon, My Wayward Son" (1x97).
  43. "The Mines of the Many" (1x98) at 1:46:51.
  44. "Masquerade" (1x99) at 35:01.
  45. "Masquerade" (1x99) at 54:18.
  46. "Masquerade" (1x99) at 1:56:03.
  47. "Masquerade" (1x99) at 3:49:25.
  48. "Race to the Tower" (1x102) at 3:53:42.
  49. "Dalen's Closet" (OSx33) at 20:57.
  50. 50.0 50.1 "The Chapter Closes" (1x115) at 3:50:25.
  51. "Dalen's Closet" (OSx33) at 14:32.
  52. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35).
  53. Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, Chapter 6: "Allies and Adversaries of Tal'Dorei", p. 272.
  54. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 2:35:59.
  55. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 2:58:52.
  56. "Curious Tides" (1x89) at 2:22:16.
  57. "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 2:54:46.
  58. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 31:05.
  59. "Talks Machina Special #5: Fireside Chat Q&A" (TMSx05) at 40:12.
  60. "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) at 3:00:53.
  61. "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) at 3:00:45.
  62. Sam Riegel (@samriegel) on Twitter: "Tary's letter to VM, left unread on ep 115. #criticalrole" (October 18, 2017).
  63. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 19:44.
  64. "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) at 3:05:41. Tary states earlier in the episode that he has a long list of creatures he wishes to slay, and at this point explains that he has slayed a beholder, with considerable help from his men
  65. "Vox Machina Go to Hell" (1x91) at 1:14:45.
  66. "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 45:14.
  67. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 1:17:30.
  68. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 4:32:59.
  69. "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 26:37.
  70. "Unfinished Business" (1x100) at 3:51:08.
  71. "The Mines of the Many" (1x98) at 3:16:35.
  72. "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 1:14:45.
  73. "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 1:13:11.
  74. Sam Riegel (@samriegel) on Twitter: "Taryon's unfinished list." (January 10, 2018).
  75. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 3:20:24.
  76. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 54:04.
  77. "Family Matters" (1x96) at 3:54:50.
  78. "Level 17 Battle Royale" (OSx11) at 20:37.
  79. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 3:21:49.
  80. "Deals in the Dark" (1x92) at 1:08:40. "Apparently whoever previously wore this was doing so under the intent of relaying their travel or experience to somewhere else, and then met a very terrible end."
  81. "The Mines of the Many" (1x98) at 3:07:31.
  82. "Tangled Depths" (1x88) at 1:32:22.
  83. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 55:29.
  84. "The Mines of the Many" (1x98) at 3:43:04.
  85. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 1:32:05.
  86. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 55:39.
  87. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 1:56:13.
  88. 88.0 88.1 "Daring Days" (1x86) at 3:22:25.
  89. "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 1:42:09.
  90. "Tangled Depths" (1x88) at 2:44:33.
  91. "The Mines of the Many" (1x98) at 2:58:33. "I'm going to change my Robe of Many Things to my new Robe of Many Things."
  92. "Tangled Depths" (1x88) at 2:43:43.
  93. "Tangled Depths" (1x88) at 3:01:20.
  94. "Tangled Depths" (1x88) at 33:09.
  95. "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 2:23:17.
  96. Taken from Ogden Trickfoot. "Family Matters" (1x96) at 4:37:47.
  97. "Curious Tides" (1x89) at 2:13:02.
  98. "Voice of the Tempest" (1x90) at 2:28:34.
  99. "Family Matters" (1x96) at 3:32:39.
  100. "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 2:47:10.
  101. "Bats Out of Hell" (1x93) at 3:50:01.
  102. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 4:25:46.
  103. "Unfinished Business" (1x100) at 1:07:21. Tary had -1 to his Perception, indicating the updated version of the class is the source of the Perception proficiency.
  104. In 811-812 PD. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 1:29:27. Sam: "That's a four, so that's three. I'm a negative one for survival."
  105. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 2:42:03.
  106. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 4:25:00.
  107. "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 1:17:06.
  108. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 3:20:24. Taryon uses a Healing Draught on himself.
  109. "Level 17 Battle Royale" (OSx11) at 2:12:35.
  110. "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) at 3:14:14. Taryon uses Infuse Magic.
  111. "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 1:14:41.
  112. "Level 17 Battle Royale" (OSx11) at 39:26. Taryon speed increased by ten with a feat.
  113. Possessed in 811 PD. "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 1:04:54. Sam rolled 26 for his Persuasion.
  114. Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, Chapter 6: "Allies and Adversaries of Tal'Dorei", p. 273. Does not appear in the campaign guide.
  115. "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 2:53:39.
  116. "The Mines of the Many" (1x98) at 2:58:24. Taryon infuses a coin with a Cure Wounds spell.
  117. "Tangled Depths" (1x88) at 1:30:20.
  118. "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 2:46:54.
  119. "The Mines of the Many" (1x98) at 2:57:20. Taryon infuses a coin with a Jump spell.
  120. "Daring Days" (1x86) at 1:59:21.
  121. "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 35:51.
  122. 122.0 122.1 "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 12:32.
  123. "Vox Machina Go to Hell" (1x91) at 39:40. Matt confirms that Taryon has Enhance Ability.
  124. "Deals in the Dark" (1x92) at 2:14:13.
  125. "Onward to Vesrah" (1x87) at 1:41:40.
  126. "Family Matters" (1x96) at 3:25:41. Taryon infuses a coin with a Revivify spell.
  127. "A Bard's Lament" (1x85) at 3:16:18.
  128. "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 28:50.
  129. "Masquerade" (1x99) at 1:15:43.
  130. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 2:06:01.
  131. "Jugs and Rods" (1x94) at 28:24.
  132. "One Year Later..." (1x95) at 51:53.
  133. "Talks Machina #13: A Bard's Lament & Daring Days" (TM1x86) at 10:18.
  134. "Talks Machina #13: A Bard's Lament & Daring Days" (TM1x86) at 31:31.
  135. "Talks Machina #13: A Bard's Lament & Daring Days" (TM1x86) at 1:19:49.
  136. "Lost & Found" (2x13) at 3:49:30.
  137. Tary's letter to Vox Machina after Vecna's defeat at Vasselheim (as posted on Twitter by Sam Riegel).
  138. 138.0 138.1 138.2 "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 27:30.
  139. "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade" (OSx35) at 28:33.


  1. Official art of Taryon in 811 PD, by Kit Buss (source). Used with permission.
  2. Official art of Taryon in 826 PD, by Aviv Or (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.
  3. Official full body portrait of Taryon in 811 PD, by Kit Buss (source). Used with permission.
  4. Official full body portrait of Taryon in 826 PD, by Aviv Or (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. Official art of Taryon Darrington and Doty X in 836 PD, by Elliott Berggren from Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 272. 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.