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     Violet 

(Leon Thomas)

Leon: I am a unicorn!
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Episode 26 spoilers Credit to Eline

Violet (or to call her by her full non-canon name, Violet Skittles Unicorn), is a barbarian sailor unicorn. She starts the campaign out kidnapped by a bullywug.


  • All Girls Like Ponies: Lavinia immediately takes a shine to her, which is only furthered when Violet saves her in episode three.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Once she turns into a human.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: Violet has a serious violent streak.
    Austin: Leon, I think we need to have a discussion about Violet's alignment.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: In the double duel against the orcs, Violet fights with Drop at her side, even performing some impressive cooperative kills.
  • Beauty = Goodness: One of her less pleasant traits is to assume anything ugly is hostile.
  • The Big Girl: She is by far the most solid of the player characters. Her occasional complaints about damage tend to irk other more... delicate members of the team.
    Alias: Oh, poor meat woman with her 49 hitpoints...
  • Buddy Cop Show: She seems to believe she is on one with the modron Swift Justice.
  • Captain Crash: While Violet is usually a snappy driver, she flubs her most crucial ship landing on the Autumn Palace in the Fey Wild.
  • Crush Blush: Has one in episode 29 for Drop. She also seems to value his safety and friendship over other members of the party, and certainly over the Non Player Characters.
  • Cute and Psycho: To the point where Vinnie makes it a point of telling her not to murder her entire family.
    Lavinia: Just don't attack anyone cause they're petting you, okay?
    Violet: I'll try. I get really angry for no reason sometimes.
    Lavinia: Oh my gosh Violet, if you kill my family-!
    Violet: There is a deep and powerful darkness inside me that sometimes bubbles to the surface in ways that cannot be explained by mere mortals. But okay !
  • Dragged Off to Hell: In the cliffhanger of episode 34, Violet fails a wisdom roll to resist the call of the hell portal. Then she rages.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Violet is introduced in a cage. Her first roll is to kick the door. Her natural 20 rips the hinges off and incapacitates her captor.
  • Extreme Omnivore: As mentioned below, she ate half a crystal, successfully breaking it with her teeth.
  • Humanity Ensues: After Violet dies at Swift Justice's hands, Vinnie sells her broken horn to the witch Blue Welch in exchange for a reincarnation spell, and she comes back as a rather confused and sad human.
  • Innocent Bigot: Violet isn't quite aware she's doing it, but she's very proud of her unicorn-ness, to the point of implicitly believing in her superiority.
  • Killer Rabbit: Anyone who underestimates Violet based on her enchanting appearance and tries to take advantage of her... tends to regret it.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Tends to stab first, ask questions never.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Much to Austin's annoyance. While Violet is strong, her stats aren't that impressive. The lethal aspect comes with the ridiculously good rolls she's introduced with.
  • Mushroom Samba: Narrowly averted with a few good rolls after she eats half of a crystal from a weird pocket dimension in episode 9. Then, immediately after, Shitty Geoff gets her drunk.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Says this almost word for word after her frenzy at the orc camp.
  • Naïve Newcomer: She's unfamiliar with the customs of the material plane.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Unicorns definitely aren't a playable race in the handbook.
  • Pet the Dog: In spite of being a rather selfish and volatile character, Violet is genuinely distressed over Drop "falling" overboard from the Violet 1, and upon finding him again, gives him a hug that nearly tramples him.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has a rather impressive rainbow mane which she keeps as a human.
  • Odd Couple: Forms a Lawful Stupid, Chaotic Stupid double act with Swift Justice, a modron obsessed with stopping crime who is a walking talking reference to the Saints Row 3 episode of Monster Factory.
  • Sanity Slippage: The longer Violet stays in the Prime Material Plane, the more stab happy she becomes.
  • Screaming Warrior: In episode 35, she does this while activating her rage powers.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: She attempts to catch Drop as he falls from the sky, knowing that it would not save him and would certainly kill her.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Violet becomes quite upset upon approaching their destination in the Fey Wilds, as she believes her family will not accept her given the ways the Prime Material Plane has changed her.
  • Unstoppable Rage: This is actually an ability of Violet's, which prevents her from being charmed or persuaded from her chosen course of action.
  • You Killed My Father: Violet gives the final blow to Welch.
    Violet: Give me back my ghost mom!

     Drop 

Johnny Maloney

Drop: My friends have a tendency to... die.
A desperately unlucky and clinically depressed monk, also known as Sad Punch Boy.

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  • The Atoner: After causing the massacre of the orc camp on the Tiger Mountains and encountering Jem, the daughter of one of the casualties, Drop eventually chooses to turn himself in in order to spare Dr. Sherry, the wrongful suspect. Completing the atonement, he spares her life in spite of her protestations, leading to Vinnie being able to remove the lycanthropy curse that made her so unhappy.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: In episode 14, Drop turns into a screaming punch happy murderer, with no regards to his self preservation.
  • Berserk Button: Drop really doesn't like it when any of his new friends are in danger.
  • Book Dumb: Johnny likes to play this up, for example really dragging out his realization that Cyldiel is Alias' mom.
    Drop: I'm not... good at math...
  • Born Unlucky: His parents, his home, his hometown, his monk friends...
  • Chekhov's Gun: His bagpipes, which rarely come up otherwise, are eventually given to Vinnie after she gives away her lute in order to buy Alias a new arm.
  • Cosmic Plaything: So much so that a monastery took him in and tried to help him get over his self loathing problems. He went on to draw involuntary death onto the monastery and decide it would be better for everyone if he left. It never gets better, especially since his very existence has to be cancelled in order to bring back a sustainable status quo to Lorelei.
  • Deal with the Devil: It's eventually revealed that the presence in Drop's head comes from an unfortunate pact his father concluded to ensure him surviving birth, his exact words being: "I will give you anything." Oops.
  • Despair Speech:
    Drop: Haven't you noticed? The world is ending.
  • Doom Magnet: Every single one of his carers and loved ones have died, for seemingly no reason except a possible curse.
  • Dreadful Musician: Drop playing the bagpipes is a very bad thing. The players theorize that everytime Drop plays, the ocean level rises.
  • The Eeyore: Drop is cited to have emotional problems due to thinking of himself as a nexus of death, and speaks in a slow distant monotone.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Drop is the only character who seems aware that he is in a roleplaying game.
    Drop: Statistically speaking, I did average.
    • He occasionally contaminates others:
    Violet: Hey Drop, you look different. Why?
    Drop: I gained a level.
    Violet: Solid! Me too. Horse five!
    Austin: I hate you.
  • Gallows Humor: Drop has developed a very deadpan version of this, and certainly no one can blame him.
  • Guardian Entity: Drop discovered in episode 8 that a strange voice lives in his head and occasionally gives him advice. Whether or not it actually wishes him well is up to debate, given Drop has lived surrounded by death.
  • Heroic BSoD: His freak out in episode 14 solidifies as this in the ending, with the speech he gives in his dream.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He is the only character who's erased completely from existence by Lavinia's geas to remove all of Zavala's interventions in Lorelei in the past decades. The Blackhearts live until their murder at the hands of Swift Justice, and Lavinia still exists in her initial human form.
  • The Hermit: For very good reason.
  • Iconic Outfit: Drop has the most vague description of any of the characters, even his being Tethyrian is little indication, as the culture is a melting pot. And yet, his fanart depictions are almost always of a fit young man with brown skin, a blue tunic and a ponytail + undercut. It has been remarked upon many times that Fanon!Drop looks remarkably like Sokka. Now, the combination of the shaved sides and Pimp Coat of Corellon have lead to frequent Macklemore comparisons.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Starting level 6, his fists deal actual magic damage.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: While his relationship to the three others is far from harmonious, he seems to have gotten used to their presence as a rare constant, and as such is very reluctant to see them come to harm.
  • Made of Iron: At level 6, he has both a ridiculously high AC and accelerated healing ability, which makes him very durable, even though his hitpoints aren't the highest in the party.
  • Martial Medic: Drop, while not a magical healer, is very competent in medicine.
    Drop: I'm the hottest nurse!
  • Mr. Fanservice: It is a running gag that in spite of his turtle personality, he has the body of a Greek god.
  • Noodle Incident: The freak cart accident, the laundry incident, the banana peel prank that should have been very funny, and more.
  • Pet the Dog: Though his usual apathy and cynicism hides it, Drop "drops" frequent hints that his friends mean a lot to him, such as his existential panic when their lives are threatened, his carrying Violet's unconscious body all alone to the ship, screaming all the way, and actually showing some emotional support to Alias when he is wounded, and given his own chronic emotional problems, acquiring the ability to do this is quite a milestone.
    Drop: I have to protect my home.
    • Additionally, his immediate care and reassurance towards the gnome prisoners is especially endearing.
    • While Drop and Vinnie's relationship has been tense to say the least, he still takes into account her feelings when choosing how to deal with Jem, eventually electing to give them another chance whether they want it or not.
  • Ret Gone: Less extreme than some examples, but still: by the end of the campaign, Drop is a nameless stillborn. He may have existed a brief moment, but never as the person we came to know him as.
  • Only Sane Man: While Drop isn't necessarily stable, or in possession of a productive mindset, Drop has the highest wisdom so he's often the most aware of his surroundings. In spite of what he lacks in intelligence, during later episodes Alias and Drop consult a lot as co-only sane men.
  • Sad Clown: Drop has developed something of a joyless observational sense of humour, which would probably be a great hit as a stand up show, but as an adventurer is mostly a little offputting to his companions.
  • Sanity Slippage: Jesus Christ, does he have one. In episode 14 Drop enters a violent and near suicidal frenzy at the Orc camp.
  • Sex God: Johnny repeats a theory from Twitter that suggests Drop might cause death to those around him because of his being Drop Dead Sexy. This delightful theory seems to now be canon, as Violet pretexts wanting to know what human bellybuttons look like to get his shirt off. Lavinia whoops at this, and tells him to take the shirt back off afterwards.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After stabilizing from his freakout in episode 14, Drop is a lot more aggressive and inconsiderate towards the people around him, in particular towards Vinnie. This, however, is a case of one step back two steps forward, as in the long term he becomes a more stable and altruistic person.
  • The Tooth Hurts: The harpoon that pierces his cheek also shatters several of his teeth.
  • When He Smiles: Smiles for the very first time in the adventure in episode 36, while reconciling with his mentor Sheithayne. In typical Drop fashion, it immediately hurts him because of his battle injury.
  • Worthy Opponent: Tusk declares that he respects Drop's abilities so much, he wants them both to survive the endgame so they can fight to the death together. This flatters Drop so much he is moved to tears, and then they go have hotdogs together.
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     Lavinia 

Lauren Morgan

Lavinia: I've already died. I'm pretty sure you only get one.
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A dryad bard. Once a human, she was brought back to life by the goddess Ehlonna after dying to defend a sacred tree in her natal village.
  • Accidental Pervert: Once she has access to a language spell and is able to communicate with Ziggy the bullywug, he admits he was confused whether she was being friendly or attempting to engage in a bullywug mating ritual.
  • Action Dad: Her bird dad K is buff, and described as if Solid Snake and Arnold Schwarzenegger were fused together.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Joan the Drow calls Vinnie "little leaf".
  • All-Loving Hero: Lavinia has a noted reputation for trying to befriend every hostile she meets, and usually succeeding. Her platonic conquests to date include the bullywug Ziggy Ribbits, two orcs, and a spectator.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: A rather creepy implication of the ring shaped mark left on alternate timeline Vinnie's finger by Zavala, though it's possible it may signify ownership in a more general sense rather than literal engagement. Which is. Well. Quite a bit creepier.
  • Author Avatar: Austin accuses Lauren of playing a cooler version of herself. She does not deny it.
  • Badass Pacifist: She has an amazing skill at turning the crew's enemies into allies, managing to turn those that the others would call hopelessly hostile to her side of the story. Jem tries to turn her away from this path, but as their relationship doesn't last long, neither does her influence.
  • The Bard: Her character class.
  • Berserk Button: While Lavinia tends to befriend everyone and anyone, Sheithayne's perceived religious hypocrisy and guilting Drop for saving his own life is enough to set her off.
  • Bi the Way: Cheers on Drop to take off his shirt, and shares a kiss with the half-orc Jem.
  • Christian Rock: As a religiously devout bard, it seems she is the fantasy equivalent of a Christian rock star.
  • Covert Pervert: Beyond her occasional ogling, Austin reminds the group that dryads are naturally very horny.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: A short, chubby, clumsy dryad. As drawn by her player, she is indeed quite adorable. In the anime tradition of cute clumsy girls, she is also a bit of a crybaby.
    Austin: This character is Usagi as fuck!
  • Dead All Along: Though she may believe she is the Lavinia raised by Moreno and K, it is confirmed repeatedly that she is merely a confused tree spirit occupying Lavinia's old mutated body. Drop reveals this rather indelicately to K, who does not take it well.
  • Deal with the Devil: The human Lavinia, upon being murdered by an enraged Sherry while guarding the tree, was approached by Zavala who gave her new life as a dryad, taking her human skin as payment.
    • The dryad Lavinia, upon meeting Zavala, makes the geas to annul all other geas's. She gives away a finger, so that Zavala will not have touched Lorelei for as long as she has lived. In this new timeline, she remains human.
    Vinnie: I'll give you anything.
  • Folk Hero: Her origin story, as her recent transformation brought her a degree of infamy.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Though this can translate to some creeper tendencies.
    Lavinia: You're such a pretty horse!
    • She is best friends with the nameless bullywug mage, and befriends Joan the Drow.
  • Glurge Addict: Ehlonna herself could not stop her from cooing.
  • Good Is Not Soft: While she tries as hard as possible not to harm others, at one point she threatens to mortally wound herself to summon Zavala and stop Welch. Neither of them have any idea if it would work, but the sudden shift in tone actually freaks Welch out a bit.
  • Guile Hero: She is already firmly cemented as this by the time she stops Hunter and the Kuo-Toa from taking the Violet 1 crew hostage just by talking it out.
  • Has Two Dads: Two adoptive anthropomorphic bird dads, no less.
  • Healing Hands: She seems to approach each challenge by running towards it while casting Cure Wounds.
  • The Heart: Lavinia is by far the most moral of the main cast, and becomes emotionally distraught when faced with violence. Late in the campaign, Lauren presents an out of character ultimatum that Vinnie will leave the party if they choose to commit genocide against the Kuo-Toa to save the world.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Lavinia seals a geas with Zavala to annul all his interventions in Lorelei in the crew's lifetime. As such, the Blackhearts never make it to Spira, Human Lavinia is never murdered, and thus Dryad Lavinia who considers herself a distinct person, never existed at all.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: A spectator turns her Dissonant Whispers against her, and leaves her temporarily desperate to escape her own body.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: The problem with befriending everyone is that it actually means everyone, so when Vinnie realizes she's going to have to introduce Ziggy and Joan to K, she panics a little.
  • Mark of the Beast: The only clue that alternative timeline Lavinia has to the events of the campaign is the mark on her finger.
  • Neutral Female: Vinnie rarely fights in the conventional sense, and often takes a step back in battles to take care of diplomacy. This is hardly a case of gender stereotyping, given that Violet, and in season 1 Jayne and Anne are all very bloodthirsty women.
  • The Pollyanna: Has a tendency to think very well of people she's only just met, and to support them morally through the gift of leaves.
    Jem: You had your throat slit.
    Vinnie: Yep. And I turned it around and made it a positive situation.
  • Quirky Curls: Her mane of leaves seems to mimic this.
  • Shipper on Deck: She seems very interested in the going-ons between Alias and Amber/Joan. And Sherry and Amber/Joan. She's just really invested in Joan's love life, okay?
    Vinnie: Joan, I wanna do something to you, okay?
    Joan: [LAUGHS UPROARIOUSLY IN RUSSIAN]
  • Song Parody: All of her bard tunes are real-world songs with the lyrics swapped out to fit the world of D&D.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Whether or not this is true has yet to be seen, but The Voice That Lives In Drop's Head insists that the real Vinnie is dead, and the tree spirit inhabiting her body mistakenly believes it is the real Vinnie. She begins to realize this is the case after the fight with the spectator.
  • Tomboyish Name: Her nickname is Vinnie.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She really dislikes hurting people, to the point of not interfering much in many battles.
  • Whip It Good: Her main physical weapon is a vine from her sacred tree, wielded like a whip. It helps that it is covered in thorns.
  • Whodunnit to Me?: Hilariously averted, when Dr. Sherry the gnoll wonders out loud if Vinnie is the woman she murdered, while Vinnie cringes and pretends not to be there because she doesn't want to deal with this situation.

     Alias 

Michael "Skitch" Schiciano

Alias: Actually Violet, I have an equally important task for you that does not involve smashing anything. Except smashing us all with knowledge.

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Alias is an Eladrin rogue far traveller. And it's actually pronounced "El-lee-us", by the way.
  • Accidental Murder: Due to an unwanted crit, Alias winds up easily dispatching Guy when the plan was to throw the battle.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Joan calls him "little book boy". Nicknames are kind of her thing.
  • An Arm and a Leg: After his arm is wounded with black amber, Welch downright explodes his arm off, only to grow a new unwounded one.
  • Animal Motifs: The magpie, of course.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: His tendencies for showy moves are best represented in episode 34, when Drop is dropped (aha) through the air, and Alias fey steps part of the way up, casts Tenser's Floating Disk above himself to reduce Drop's fall, then falls back to the ground.
    Johnny: I also can fey step too. So... not much of that was necessary.
    Skitch: Here's the thing: you get to land standing on top of a planar force that makes it look like you're floating with nothing underneath you. You should take that offer, dude. It's the most anime thing you can do, right now.
  • Badass Bookworm: Alias is a very impressive wizard for a beginner, and in spite of having a rather polite and discrete personality, has a tendency to be flashier in combat that entirely necessary - also while playing cards.
  • Break the Cutie: Alias' morale is at an all time low during episode 27, where he admits that he might not the right man for the situation. This only increases when at the end of the episode, he is mortally wounded, and Vinnie and Drop both pay a dear price to heal him, setting the stage for a rising level of guilt and insecurity.
  • City Mouse: He gets very unhappy when nature is uncooperative, especially when it affects his appearance.
  • David vs. Goliath: Enters a one-on-one duel with Guy, the orc chef/chief, although the duel was never actually meant to be deadly.
  • Dope Slap: Gives Drop one when he starts disrespecting Vinnie and Violet's religion.
    • And yet another to Violet, when she starts going on about how all orcs are evil while Tusk is present in the same room.
  • Ear Ache: Has an earring shaped in the symbol of Corellon ripped out by an orc, and spends the episode gushing blood.
  • Elfeminate: Eladrin are even elfier than their Material plane counterparts.
  • Empty Eyes: These don't denote trauma, as Alias is still something of a sweet summer child, but they're actually a racial feature.
  • Evil Mentor: Joan teaches Alias the magic he'd envied for so long, but she also gets the party involved in some seriously questionable endeavours and suggests selling Violet early on.
  • Fantastic Racism: Secretly thinks Eladrin are better, and expresses disdain towards gnomes.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: Alias is both very well read and unfailingly mild mannered and pleasant, which also makes him in a literal sense, if not according to trope definition, a Gentleman Wizard.
  • Glass Cannon: In terms of hit points, Alias is very fragile. That said, he was the last of the party to ever be K.O.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: A very mild example, but according to Skitch, Alias feels a little jilted by Vinnie's series of new best friends, as when they met he initially thought they were new best friends.
  • Has Two Mommies: There is a glorious war of rival mothering between Cyldiel, his actual mother, and Joan, his rather fond mentor. Joan makes a joke about Alias somehow pulling a third mom out of nowhere.
  • Heroic Wannabe: He read about magic in the material plane, and in spite of everyone's warnings back home, thought "Why not me?" Austin jokes in episode 32 that the entire campaign was Alias' self insert fanfiction.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Zavala doesn't even bother trying to seduce him into a deal, because he's just too principled and smart to take it. Solidified later on when Skitch admits that Alias has more or less completed his life goal, so there's nothing that can distract him from the righteous path.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When on the road to get the Blackhearts, he tells Joan the following about her ex-girlfriend:
    Alias: I'll say hi to Lita for you!
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: By the end of the campaign, Alias has levels in Rogue, Wizard, and Fighter, effectively ending his Glass Cannon status and completing his bladesinger archetype.
  • Only Sane Man: Alias appears to be the one with his mind the most focused on the task at hand.
  • Momma's Boy: While Alias himself doesn't correspond to this trope quite as much, on a meta level Skitch is constantly enthusing about mama Cyldiel's bladesinger abilities and stats.
  • My Beloved Smother: His mother Cyldiel is a very... outspoken woman, and had explicitly forbidden him from practicing magic. On the plus side, when Alias sent a message calling for help, she came running to the material plane.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Used what were essentially outdated textbooks as his information on the material plane before diving in.
  • Nice Guy: He exists at the balance point, being more willing to draw a line between friend and foe than Lavinia, but more globally agreable - if a little awkward at times - than Drop and Violet.
  • Noodle People: Alias starts out skinny since he's an Eladrin, and becomes even more so as the adventure goes on, K calling him tiny.
  • Phrase Catcher:
    Alias: I don't understand [the finger guns] but I like them.
  • Team Mom: He is the most adapted to both taking charge and making rational decisions for the team, and comforting any team members who might need it - usually Vinnie. He even worries about how to find a positive outlet for Violet's rowdy behaviour.
  • Time Dissonance: Another reason why Alias is baffled by Lavinia's platonic (and in one case romantic) conquests is his life expectancy as an Eladrin. Whereas he believes friendships should be built over decades, Lavinia is more of a Love You and Everybody type for whom compassion and friendship are ultimately synonymous and quasi-instantaneous.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After getting his earring torn out, he merely looks the orc responsible in the eye, and picks the earring back up.
    Orc: Elf braver than thought!
    Alias: I've been through a lot. Consider this a minor inconvenience.
  • The Smart Guy: Alias is by far the most bookish of the crew, and seems to be the most aware of his circumstances, outdated maps aside.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Invoked when he walks in on Vinnie with her hand on Joan's face because she's removing her geas to Zavala.
    Alias: This is honestly not the most unusual thing I could've seen when I walked into this room. I've seen a lot of weird things on this ship.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: While he is a hundred years old, it's still quite young for an elf, and he show a great level of maturity and diplomacy in all situations. The flipside of this is that he is trusted with more decisions and secrets than the others, which puts an enormous amount of stress on him.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Very knowledgeable about the Material Plane... as it was thousands of years ago.

     Austin (DM) 

Austin

The dungeon master for season 2.
  • Benevolent Boss: Austin is a very lighthearted and friendly DM, though he is sometimes aghast at the absurd behaviour of the players. He also makes several time extensions in order to allow for Violet to live.
  • Call-Back: Anne's teddy bear is stored as an artifact in the temple of Primus, and the party reads a book by Jack Robertson, glorifying his defeat of Gorfinax.
  • Gag Censor: Starts employing audio versions of these in episode 2. He edits the Poke rap over any of Leon's attempts to use Violet's true name.
  • Killer Game Master: He's not turned into this yet, but has been on record saying he would make things very difficult for Leon's unicorn character, as revenge for the trolling that is her existence. He gets his way eventually: he not only kills her off, but brings her back as a human.
  • Lighter and Fluffier: After the black comedy horror of season 1, he wanted to make something The Princess Bride inspired. He later describes the campaign as "a moist Undertale." That said, the campaign turns downright grisly later on.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Austin likes to have interesting Non Player Characters from each area join the squad as NPC allies, which is also motivated by the more diplomatic player characters. The Outer Senshi of the Violet One crew includes, as of the beginning of the Cascades arc, Ziggy Ribbits, Joan, K, Tusk, Cyldiel, Isaac, Judy, and for a brief time, Jem, Swift Justice, and Hunter.
  • Poisonous Friend: Likes to encourage outlandish behaviour in the players, like, for example, egging Drop on to break his own ankle. He also gets mad when everyone avoids a bear trap in episode 7.
  • Shipper on Deck: He teases Alias/Drop. Johnny and Skitch accuse him of only doing this because he is addicted to fanart.

Outer Senshi

     Joan 

Joan, Scion of Lolth, Protector of Black Amber

Joan is a Drow whom the party meets near Meadowlark island, and attempts to guide them towards the cause of the flooding while shielding the specifics of her agenda.
  • Artificial Limbs: Has a leg she took from a modron.
  • The Atoner: Joan believes that she and the Blackhearts caused the flooding by concluding their geas to end sacrifice, and that this can only be solved with their deaths. It turns out she was right.
  • Bifauxnen: Wears a snazzy suit.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: An inevitable trope with a non-evil aligned Drow.
  • Deal with the Devil: Joan, Lita, Sherry, and Fox all wanted to live in a world without sacrifice. The wish was not granted in a satisfactory manner, to say the least.
  • Hero with an F in Good: Joan still has some of the typical Drow social mores, though she has good intentions overall. The way she shines most as an example of this trope is no doubt the fact that by concluding a geas to end sacrifice, she ended up empowering the very concept of Sacrifice beyond anything she could've imagined.
  • Non-Action Snarker: Joan is very fragile, Austin comparing her strength to that of a child with polio, but that doesn't stop her from commenting from the bench.
  • The Obi-Wan: An odd example as she doesn't really fit the stereotypical image, but still fits the narrative role as a quest giver and mentor to Alias.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: While Joan has a wide range of abilities, they aren't very in depth, and are mostly in there just for show in the higher ranks of Drow society. Which is why she surrounds herself with more powerful individuals to aid in her quest.
  • Working with the Ex: When the crew of the Violet One merges with the crew of the Zavala she has an awkward meeting with Lita.
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     Ziggy 

Ziggy Ribbits

Ziggy is a bullywug mage travelling under orders of the chief of Hole-in-the-earth.
  • Beast Man: Bullywugs are in effect, anthro frogs or... anfrogs? Anthrogs? And Vinnie finds them all absolutely adorable.
  • Black Mage: Mainly uses offensive magic, one of the rare bullywugs to do so, as he was instructed by Welch the Blue.
  • Demonic Possession: The spectator in the Cascades turns Ziggy against the party, causing him to kill himself with his own spell.
  • Language Barrier: Ziggy speaks in a variety of ribbits that are not comprehensible to any member of the party until later in the campaign. This makes it harder to parse his intentions.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: When we first meet him, Ziggy has tricked Violet and taken her hostage to sell her. Knowing what we later find out, it seems likely he might've actually brought her back to Welch in order for her to serve as a component in her staff.
  • Suicide Attack: He takes a bomb made by Welch into the caverns on the road to Kalopsia, that will detonate when the Drow troops approach.

     Sheriff K 

Sheriff Keenan 'K' Bird

Vinnie's adoptive father, and one of two leaders of the cult of Ehlonna in Spira.
  • Bird People: K is a Kenku, just like his husband Moreno. Inconveniences include being flightless and having brittle bones, positives include an ability to imitate voices to quasi perfection.
  • Good Shepherd: For the most part, K is working for the good of Spira, but is also clearly concerned about expansion and financial gain for his cult.
  • Hollywood Action Hero: His muscular appearance and the context of his first meeting invokes this. He ends up being a precious ally to the Violet One.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: K has a tendency to jump to conclusions, especially where his daughter is concerned, leading to people being stuffed into barrels or thrown overboard for not much reason at all.
  • Papa Wolf: K's worst fear seems to be losing his daughter a second time. It is understandable that Drop telling him his daughter has been dead a very long time would make him unhappy.

     Cyldiel 

Cyldiel Valamin

Alias' mother, who stomped through the planes after receiving a letter from her son asking for assistance.
  • City Mouse: Shown in her introduction to be endlessly frustrated at how uncouth the Material Plane is.
  • Hidden Depths: Alias is shocked when he discovers his mother's ability for magic, given that back home, the practice of it has been severely restricted thus far.
  • Magic Knight: She is, like Alias eventually becomes, a bladesinger who takes elements from three different classes.
  • Mama Bear: God protect those who threaten her precious boy.
  • My Beloved Smother: Alias felt restricted in the Fey Wild, and Cyldiel is indeed a bit overbearing. However, she does allow him to make his own decisions and grow as a person, and steps up to protect and comfort him as is needed.
  • Retired Badass: Finds herself sort of enjoying all the action she encounters in the Material Plane.

     Tusk 

Tusk

The former commander of the Orcish soldiers in the Tiger Mountains before being supplanted by his cook Guy.
  • Big Eater: "Tusk want flavors?"
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: He has a tenuous at best grasp of common, but is particularly well-spoken in Orc.
    • Lampshaded, as the players joked about this just before he started speaking in Orc, annoying Austin.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Forms a quick friendship with Drop.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Commanded a battalion of Orcs and appears to be giddy when he thinks he's about to go down in a blaze of glory.
  • Worthy Opponent: He considers himself and Drop to be on equal footing, and wants them both to survive so they can fight each other later.

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     The Blackhearts 

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Lita

A kobold metalworker and craftswoman.
  • Ace Pilot: Pilots the airship Zavala quite deftly until Violet steals the job.
  • Draconic Humanoid: As a kobold. Played up when she's in her armor, which is designed to look dragon-like and even has fake wings on the back.
  • Wrench Wench: She is happiest when tinkering away in her workshop on board.
  • True Sight: Her geas with Zavala allows her to see through any magical disguise, though she sometimes doesn't realize she's seeing something different from the people around her.

Fox

A goblin, mute from a throat injury.

Doctor Sherry

A gnoll doctor.
  • Combat Medic: A medic who also happens to be one of the rare practitioners of non-magical surgery in Lorelei. She was educated to become this specifically as a humiliation, as gnoll society would not consider it an honorable job.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Feels this way about Lavinia's pre-dryad murder, as she was not in control of her actions at the time.
  • Southern Belle: She has the accent, and the rather gentle disposition so long as she isn't having one of her episodes.

     Welch the Blue 

Welch the Blue

A hag manipulating various mortals of the material plane in order to obtain magical components.

     The Voice 

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An bodiless entity that has followed Drop a very very long time, and occasionally speaks to him.
  • Affably Evil: Always speaks in a very jocular tone of voice and has quite candid conversations with his targets.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Anthropomorphic in the sense that he has a voice and a personality, less in terms of visual design. In this case, he is Sacrifice.
  • Big Bad: His geas with the Kuo-Toa is the cause of all the flooding.
  • Enemy Within: Has access to the inside of Drop's head anytime he wants as Drop exists due to a geas made by his father, and is imbued with dark energy because of it.
  • Jackass Genie: While he grants wishes in a twisted unfair way, he would be opposed to the term genie. A genie can be tricked by phrasing, however Zavala will go directly into the person's heart to see what their heart's deepest desire is.
  • Leonine Contract: His MO. He claims to be fair and to just take the appropriate price, but is drawn specifically to desperation.
  • Restraining Bolt: Prevents any of those he concludes a geas with from speaking his name.
  • Walking Spoiler: This cannot be stressed enough. The very concept of this character is a spoiler.

Alternative Title(s): Season 2 Lorelei

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