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The Chroma Conclave story arc begins when four ancient chromatic dragons attack Tal'Dorei and divide the kingdom between them. In order to defeat the dragons, Osysa — the gynosphinx who leads the Slayer's Take — sends Vox Machina on a quest to obtain "The Vestiges of Divergence": a series of famed magic items that are scattered throughout the world.

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    Episode 39: Omens 
  • Pre-show shenanigans between Sam Riegel and Travis Willingham. Sam wearing a Washington Redskins shirt, even though Travis is a known and pretty hardcore Dallas Cowboys fan.
  • Taliesin's reaction when the second worm appeared.
    Taliesin: This is becoming hentai.
  • Keyleth casting the formidable, awesome sixth level spell Wind Walk... but not fully understanding how the spell works.
    • And then, the next day:
    Keyleth: I'd be using a sixth-level spell to be a glorified messenger? "Hey, we found this scary skull?"
    Scanlan: Hey, you used it yesterday for no reason too.
  • Taliesin assessing the Worms and Wind Walk situation.
    • Finally gets Hoist by His Own Petard: he rolls a natural 20... and Matt reminds him he has to roll again with disadvantage.
    Taliesin: NATURAL TWENTY, MOTHERFUCKER! [...] Three, motherfucker.
  • Grog and Craven Edge have a Friendship Moment while covered in blood and guts.
    Grog: That was good, wasn't it?
    Craven Edge: You did good, my friend. Very, very good.
    Scanlan: Who are you talking to, Grog?
  • Scanlan uses Bigby's Hand to loot gold.
  • Grog has many talents, but lying is definitely not among them.
  • After a transparent excuse about needing the bathroom, Scanlan attempts to infiltrate a private council meeting but is foiled immediately by the castle's newly upgraded magical protections. Uriel is neither surprised nor impressed, and Matt plays it so perfectly he doesn't even blink.
    Scanlan: That [bathroom] I tried to go into? That one's full and it needs a big cleaning.
    Uriel: Good to know, Scanlan.
    Scanlan: I thought there was another one this way...
    Scanlan: Not through there, or anything?
    [Uriel gives him an unblinking stare until he finally leaves.]
  • Percy, Scanlan and Keyleth all going to the stockade to free Kaylee, who has been imprisoned for a drunken brawl. Highlights include:
    • Percy and Keyleth teasing Scanlan when he calls Kaylie "special to me", not realizing that it's because she's his daughter. And when Scanlan reveals that they're related, the two of them (intentionally on the part of the players) guess every possible kind of relation except daughter.
    • Percival Frederickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo the Third throwing his weight around and acting very much the pompous noble, including his explanation of political clout.
    Keyleth: (almost awed) That might be the most privileged thing you've ever said.
    Percy: (unabashed) It was the most privileged thing I've ever said that you've heard.
    • Percy claims the troupe is going to pay for the damages, and it's about at that point Scanlan realizes that Percy is tormenting him on purpose to get revenge for throwing his gun in the acid:
    Scanlan: I could have picked anyone to be with me here!
    Percy: (smirking) You chose so poorly. It is truly impressive how poorly you chose.
    • Scanlan punches Percy in the face, and the warden of the jail breaks it up:
    Warden: Would it make you feel better if [Percy]'s thrown in prison?
    Scanlan: It would.
    Percy: It would make me feel better if he were thrown in prison!
    Warden: Oh, don't worry, you'll both be going.
    Keyleth: (over the comm earrings) Hey guys, how's it goin' in there?
    Percy and Scanlan: (simultaneously) Great, great.
    • And then as they're manacled together:
    Percy: (to Scanlan) I blame you for this.
  • The party ponders getting Jarrett to stand guard over the skull in Percy's workshop. Percy starts wondering if they should give Jarrett a rest, since they used him for everything - and Matt informs them that Jarrett is already standing there.
    Scanlan: Don't you ever sleep?
    • The party then happily fanboys and/or fangirls over Jarrett's awesomeness:
    Vex: We need to give him a raise!
    Jarrett: Yes, you do.
  • Grog attempts to break into Percy's workshop and is foiled, once again, by a door. (This door is admittedly designed to withstand anything up to and including an explosion, but it's still uncanny.) The next day he gets it into his head to trying getting some lockpicks from a merchant, but accidentally terrifies the poor man into fleeing.
  • Scanlan, Gilmore and Grog all linking arms and skipping down the street together. Just...envision the height difference.
  • While still a terrifying sign of how clearly outmatched the group is against the ancient dragons, the sheer Oh, Crap! reaction on Travis's face as he realizes just how hard it would be to damage one is pretty funny.
    Travis: Sorry, little distracted that I just took a swing at death incarnate.
    • Related: all of the players wearing expressions of utter horror except Sam, who's both alarmed and amused by the change in their fortunes. It's an amazing contrast.
    Episode 40: Desperate Measures 
  • Pike using Grog as cover. "Classic Pike/Grog technique."
  • Pike Insight checks Grog, rolls well, and Matt describes his motives with hilariously painful accuracy as "a simple mind looking for a simple solution to a complex problem". Travis mimes slapping out flames from the burn.
  • Percy stuck in Hold Person again and trying to voice protests when he can't even open his jaw when Keyleth reaches the end of her tether.
    Percy: (defensive mumbling)
    Keyleth: Shut up, Percy!
    Percy: (subdued mumbling)
  • The session draws to a close with multiple cities in ruins, a terrible threat looming over the continent, Vox Machina swearing to gather allies to fight it, and Keyleth still reeling from shock and grief. So what does Matt have to say immediately after declaring an end to the session?
    Matt: (maniacally cheerful) Hey guys, D&D is fun!
    Liam: Hey, we're all cows! Be sure to buy a t-shirt over on Geek&!
    Taliesin: Brought to you by Wyrmwood Gaming! Specifically designed to absorb tears!
    Matt: I would say I'm sorry, but... I'm not.
    Travis: Uh huh.
    Liam: (to Travis) I was going to carve my name into your nuts.
  • After the session, and thus out of character, the cast talks about the Githyanki skull.
    • Talespin says that using the skull would definitely have backfired and the example he uses is "working in a Lich's sugar mine". Travis retorts that they all would have been kings and queens while Grog would have servants to give him sponge baths with their tongues.
    • Marisha is disappointed that the mysterious wish-granting entity in the skull was a "shithead pirate".
    Episode 41: In Ruins 
  • Grog makes a Heh Heh, You Said "X" crack about the word "duty". Keyleth snaps that it's not the time... but Marisha says it was Actually Pretty Funny.
  • Grog chiming in with Allura and Keyleth that he is also tapped out of teleportation magic. The look Laura gives Travis is priceless.
  • Matt describes the party's restless dreams that night, which is more of a Tear Jerker... until he gets to Grog:
    Matt: Scanlan, you're plagued by the thought of your newly discovered daughter being not far outside the city when all this went down.
    Percy, you have flashes of the idea of Whitestone, just recently saved, being torn apart by dragons not two weeks later.
    You [Keyleth] are plagued by visions of the moment that Thordak much have torn through [Pyrah]
    Both you [Vax and Vex], you can't help but think back to Byroden and seeing the smoldering ruin that you now know to be the work of the Cinder King fifteen years before, and wondering if that's the last thing your mother saw.
  • Gilmore's reaction to Scanlan asking him if he's a dragon.
    Gilmore: If you could make me one...that would be sexy.
  • Vox Machina's discussion of sending someone to spy on Thordak, which somehow winds up at Scanlan becoming Thordak's gimp.
  • Vex and Keyleth argue over what to Polymorph Trinket into, consider a raccoon (possibly wisecracking), but ultimately and enthusiastically agree on a red panda. When the spell's complete both of them squee over his cuteness. They're a little while about deciding, too, so Matt adds that Trinket rolls his eyes and has an expression reading "Kill me now".
  • At the beginning of the ambush there's one poor bastard on the wrong end of Vex's arrows and Percy's gun. It's overkill at its finest - he was not only comically low-level compared to them, he was Hunter's Marked and Hexed.
    Vex'ahlia: Fuck that guy in particular.
  • Gilmore's Casual Danger Dialogue as he's just recovered from near-death and trying to keep everyone's spirits up.
  • Explaining why the Clasp might be some of their most useful allies, Percy/Taliesin starts tripping over his words, so he simplifies his explanation and claims it's for Grog's benefit.
    Episode 42: Dangerous Dealings 
  • Beginning of Game Shenanigans.
  • Taliesin's horrible jokes and the return of anti-inspiration.
  • Liam once again brings up the "this isn't a JRPG" point when Percy makes a plan involving getting a Global Airship.
  • When trying to figure out how to transport the refugees to Whitestone, Sam gives us this gem. The look on Liam's face sells it.
    Scanlan: That's how Schindler did it.
    Liam: (after several seconds of soundless laughing) No words! No words!
  • When talking to the refugees before transporting them.
    Vex'ahlia: I like that we're sending them to the place with the Orb of Death.
    Refugee: Wha- What was that?
    Vex'ahlia: Oh, I just said you might be able to see your breath!
  • Vax telling the refugees that there definitely aren't any vampires in Whitestone.
  • When Keyleth opens the tree portal and everyone frantically trying to explain to the refugees how to get through, Percy accidentally makes an anachronistic reference and manages to quickly justify it.
    Keyleth: As soon as you see the tree part, run!
    Percy: And keep running, so that you make room for everyone behind you. We don't want like, it's not the bottom of an escalator... whatever that is. It's a thing I've been working on, it's going to be great.
  • Vex'ahlia's limerick to Scanlan:
    Have you heard tell of Scanlan the bard?
    Or Burt Reynolds, if you look at his card
    Always tries to get laid,
    Sometimes with ladies he made,
    But I still respect him, 'cause rhyming is hard.
  • During the fight with wyverns and their riders, Keyleth turns one into a chicken, causing it to slam on the ground. The resulting 10 points of damage are more than enough to kill the chicken, meaning the wyvern is restored to its original form, almost unharmed. At least she deals 14 points of damage to the two riders, but still that's not how she hoped it'd have turned out.
  • Scanlan takes a huge damage, assuming to fall below 0, then Laura reminds him that he still has 3 hit points left. Sam Riegel's reaction turns the situation from tense to hilarious.
  • Everyone's reactions to Vax and Keyleth having a moment during their last night in Greyskull Keep. Laura in particular assumes the obvious and even mouths her assumption to Travis.
    Laura: (mouthing to Travis) They're gonna fuck.
    • And then there's Taliesin's reaction after the Time Skip and everyone starts cracking up:
    Taliesin: That wasn't the kind of ship I was hoping to get. I don't think we can all fit on that ship.
    • Better yet, Scanlan tries the same line on Vex, and she just shoves him to the ground.
  • Percy making certain to qualify that going to steal an airship is a caper, not an afterthought.
  • Even with his player not around, Thorbir continues to have awful luck, losing to Aldor in a card game.
  • Travis's utter shock at Sam getting the names from Top Gun wrong, and subsequently correcting him. Sam tries to argue that he was right. Travis is very confident.
    Travis: You don't wanna do this with me.
  • When Scanlan's asked if he's willing to be a spy in Emon with Thordak, hilarity ensues.
    Scanlan: I've thought about it long and hard.
    Keyleth: You have? What are your thoughts?
    Scanlan: Everything I do is long and hard.
    (Matt facepalms as everyone laughs)
    Scanlan: My thoughts are still: fuck you, no way, fuck off.
    Grog: So what you're saying is...?
    Scanlan: Maybe.
  • Before they abandon Greyskull Keep, Scanlan shits on his bed as he says his goodbyes to his room.
    Episode 43: Return to Vasselheim 
  • The return of Kashaw and Zahra sees both of their players in top comedy form.
    Kashaw: I'm cold and I still haven't been paid.
  • Aldor's utter horror whenever the party mentions Lyra, which they naturally troll him with constantly.
  • Vax asking if he does gangster signs will it give Vex Advantage on a Persuasion roll, Matt replies that it'd actually give Disadvantage.
  • When Kashaw and Zahra talk about how hot they think Keyleth is, Marisha slides all the way down in her seat, covering her face with her notebook.
  • Kashaw's reactions to mentions of the party's previous antics like when Vax got flicked in the groin by Grog.
  • Vex starts asking Vax about Keyleth and he mentions that he thinks she's attractive:
    Vex: Yes, yes yes, Keyleth is SO. FUCKING. BEAUTIFUL. I get it.
    Vax: Well, so are you but what the fuck am I gonna do with that? Jeez, you're fuckin' weird!
  • The incredibly successful haggling with the potion merchant who scammed Grog way, way back in Episode 22. It starts with Grog trying to prove his haggling skills, which Vax tries to nip in the bud in such a way that Grog, whose Intelligence stat is 6, will understand. Grog then appoints Vex his "Manager of Shiny", and it escalates from there.
    Vex: Oh, what a shame. I've already Hunter's Marked you.
    Merchant: (horrified) I don't even know what that means!
    • Special mention goes to the Knick Knacks of Kah.
    Scanlan: Those are the Knick Knacks of Kah!
    Percy: No, not the Knick Knacks of Kah!
  • Matt's snarking at the party complaining about how expensive healing potions are.
    Matt: Oh my god I just buy healing to save my life it's such a waste! Oh my god there's a whole trade of talented magical practitioners who spend their time crafting and brewing up these potions in hopes they'll save your life in the future!
  • The return of the black powder merchant, including the moment when Victor tries to open a metal can of black powder with a blowtorch. It's actually coffee.
    Percy: Hello, Victor, do you remember me?
    Victor: ...No!
    • Matt manages to break Liam even before the blowtorch moment.
    Liam: I'm going to stand over here and fail to stay in-character.
  • Kern and Grog have a conversation in an alleyway, and everybody else points out that it plays like an awkward conversation with an ex.
  • The entire segment at the bar, just before the break, where everyone is drunk. Percy sums it up best:
    Percy: The dragons don't stand a chance.
    • He has another pithy summary of the whole disastrous Keyleth-Vax-Kashaw love triangle:
    Percy: My god, I love other people's problems.
  • Sam/Scanlan singing a song of inspiration, as per usual. But this time singing a parody of the Washington Redskins Fight Song. What really sells it is that Grog/Travis was really into the song, before the revelation.
    • To clarify for those who don't know, Travis is a hardcore Dallas Cowboys fan. The realization of what Sam was singing almost makes him refuse the inspiration die; he only uses it out of necessity and even then uses a different one to his initial pick, purely on principle.
  • Getting thrown by Vax'ildan, during the Earthbreaker Groon fight, Scanlan looks up to see whether or not Kashaw is making moves on Keyleth. He is, but Keyleth is too busy freaking out over the fight to notice.
  • After the fight, Keyleth runs over to Vax, hugs him, and kisses him on the mouth. Vax, who is still slightly drunk/hungover and has just been punched in the abdomen several times, throws up. Fortunately, Keyleth makes her dodge saving throw.
    Episode 44: The Sunken Tomb 
  • Grog, Scanlan, Vax'ildan, and the moon hammer shenanigans!
  • Percy slips up on his epic Bond One-Liner tendencies..
    Percy: (after killing a kua-toa) I don't speak fish.
    Percy: ...That was the worst kill line ever.
  • Kashaw and Scanlan's night conversation, where he's Mistaken for Gay by Scanlan and he sarcastically plays along.
    Matt: The hours pass, and through intense conversation you get to know each other...
    Kashaw: For the love of god, can something please attack us?
  • Grog and Kashaw are relieving themselves in the lake after a night's rest. Kashaw looks over to Grog and says simply, "Oh my god."
  • The reactions to the Beholder makes for some pretty good Schadenfreude.
    Travis: Happy Anniversary, you dicks!
  • Keyleth and Kashaw's extremely awkward talk at the end of the episode veers between hilarious and heartwarming.
  • When Scanlan attempts to disarm a swinging blade trap by reaching his bare hand into the mechanism, Percy offers this lovely bit of encouragement:
  • Matt makes the mistake of using the phrase "pucker point" in one of his descriptions of Marrowglade Loch, leading to a solid minute of Loch Anus jokes.
    Mary: Aye, Loch Anus— it's very muddy.
    (Collective Groan from the rest of the table)
    Mary: Nae, it's true, I stuck me nose in it!
  • Similarly, he names an NPC "Purvan", which almost certainly sounded better in his head. He has to threaten them with adding HP to all their hostile encounters before they even begin to let up.
  • Vex finally meets her match in the book seller Benjamin Cole, and ends up paying full price for something for the first time ever. Meanwhile, the other members of the party are shouting helpful suggestions as she haggles.
    Scanlan: Just kill him!
    Zahra: Use your Hunter's Mark on him.
  • The twins getting stuck in the sinkhole. It's not the situation as much as the sheer indifference the rest of the party shows as they slowly sink into the mud that really sells it.
  • Laura has a bit of confusion over her perception roll.
    Laura: That is a thirty-one... no, forty-one... no...
    Liam: No, seventy-one!
    Matt: You see through reality.
  • Kima has taken to drinking whenever a member of Vox Machina does something particularly stupid.
    • In the real world, while it didn't last long, twitter began inventing Lady Kima Facts in the style of Chuck Norris Facts.
    Episode 45: Those Who Walk Away... 
  • Kashaw being played by Matt in such a deadpan manner.
  • Grog's "expert" analysis surrounding Vex'ahlia's death.
  • Grog and Scanlan shenanigans. Scanlan goes to retrieve the painting he commissioned back during the Whitestone arc, and Grog tries to have a chat with Craven Edge while on the toilet, leading to this line
    Craven Edge: My hunger grows, but the air tarnishes my blade...
    • The funnier part is this comes right after an extremely intense emotional conversation between Vex and Keyleth, which ends with Keyleth bursting it tears. Cut to Scanlan and Grog trying to find some way to pass the time. And as Scanlan cries on seeing the painting, Marisha points out that this means he and Keyleth are crying at the same time... for very different reasons. Her and Sam turn this into a parody of a Distant Duet.
  • Keyleth's Adorkable attempt to command Galdric.
    • She asks what might happen if she tried turning into a wolf...
    Keyleth: Do you think he'd respect me?
    Vex: No, he'll probably attack you.
    Grog: He'll mount you.
    Vex: Or he'll bone you.
  • Vex's "Pokeball" for Trinket.
    Vex: By the power vested in me... I now pronounce you... my Pokemon.
  • So, Percy, what do you call that siege arrow you stayed up all night making to apologize for killing Vex in the previous episode?
    Percy: This? This is an evening of unbridled guilt.
  • Grog hopes to find a brothel while the party is in Whitestone. Percy misunderstands the request.
    Grog: I want to get my freak on.
    Percy: ...I don't feel that way about you, Grog.
  • Percy's line, "Your secret is safe with my indifference."
  • Vax guilt tripping Percy into paying Vex more money from his family treasury, even though Vax isn't present in the scene:
    Vax: I'd like to think you hear me in your mind.
    Percy: I always hear your fucking voice in my mind! It's very quiet in there these days.
  • This moment after an extraordinarily tense exchange between Percy and Vax:
    Vax: Goodnight, Percival.
    Percy: Goodnight, Vax.
    Scanlan/Sam: It's four in the afternoon!
  • Vax tries to talk to Scanlan:
    Vax: We don't talk a lot.
    Scanlan: Well, we start to, then you leave the room usually.
    Vax: Yeah. I don't handle confrontation, personal, emotional confrontation very well.
    Scanlan: It's okay. (I walk away.)
    Episode 46: Cindergrove Revisited 
  • Chris Hardwick clearly had a lot of fun with his character Gern — an oddball blue Dragonborn necromancer who yells like crazy and is a candle maker. He calls the exploding magical candles he makes "Tragedy Candles".
  • Gern has a small group of animated corpses that he treats like pets. At one point, for no real reason, he has them dance as a distraction - and it works. They continue to dance throughout the episode while everything else goes on.
  • When Vax rolls three attacks to damage the djinni, his first attack is a total of 34. Matt is doubtful.
    Matt: How'd you get 34 on your attack?
    Liam: ...I don't know any more.
    • Liam realises he made a mistake calculating the damage and Matt mimes a really bad nosebleed from trying to figure it out.
  • Laura and a confusing partially-faded dice.
    Laura: What is that number? It's completely smooshed off of the dice!
  • Vex has only recently multiclassed into Rogue, so has trouble figuring out if one of her new abilities. Liam chimes in:
    Liam: I'm sorry, it's a rookie Rogue mistake, it happens at the beginning. At the higher levels, you mess up the Assassinate thing constantly.
  • Percy and Gern seem to have a little rivalry going. It's one of the few times Percy's been out-snarked:
    Gern: What's the name of your group?
    Scanlan: Vox Machina!
    Gern: No offense, but that sounds like a shite band.
    Percy: It's better than "Tragedy Candle," really. I mean that's kind of a shite band -
    Gern: They opened for Vox Machina!
  • Scanlan and Gern banter with one another all episode, and successfully ruin a How Do You Want To Do This.
  • Grog, believing he's a spellcaster, trying to use Animate Dead on a Salamander corpse he and Vax just killed. He does an Arcana check, decides it's taking too long and gives up.
  • Scanlan finishes off the efreeti with a Lightning Bolt from his crotch, marking its chest with an S.
  • Vax advises an enemy that 'You don't want to fuck with [Grog's] beard!' Chris quips 'She has a name...' and the group cracks up as Liam meekly apologizes to Laura.
  • As Keyleth's father turns from a serious conversation with her to have another serious word with Vax, Don't You (Forget About Me) starts playing, completely ruining the moment.
  • Near the end of the episode, Gern, apropos of very little if not nothing, tells his entire life story in a single run-on sentence, implying that Chris had prepared a backstory and wanted it to make it into the episode somehow.
  • Chris keeps calling the enemies "fuckers" to the point where Taliesin slips and does the same, immediately kicking himself for doing so.
  • After Vex steals Gern's broom, Gern not only accepts her lie that it fell into the lava but he also praises Vex as the nicest person.
    Episode 47: The Family Business 
  • Scanlan: "It's a sick... HOUSE." Summoning Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion even gets a song.
    • All of the jokes that the party makes about Scanlan's dalliance.
  • Grog attacking Ethereal servants, thinking that they're ghosts.
  • Vax'ildan questioning Scanlan on whether or not he was holding out on the rest of Vox Machina.
    • Grog says Scanlan should change his alias from Burt Reynolds to Hugh Hefner.
  • Game-ception!
    • Scanlan's Stephen Colbert inspired painting (a painting that depicts himself posing in front of another, identical painting of himself).
  • Scanlan's Trinket-hate continues, with him saying that he forgot to build a room for Trinket.
  • Grog asking the Spectral servants for a cow... and then he punches the cow to see if it bleeds.
    • Scanlan later mentions the cow has a broken nose.
  • Vex'ahlia down in the training room trying to figure out how the broom flies.
    Grog: You didn't clean very much.
    • Laura saying "Fatty Arbuckle" in a faux brogue accent.
    • She then goes to Scanlan's room to have him help her figure out how the broom flies. What sells it is that he's laying in bed, black satin sheets, and there are five spectral musicians playing some sensual bossanova music.
    • She starts singing "Defying Gravity."
  • Percy and Keyleth sitting in a lounge reading.
    Percy: We never talk anymore.
    Keyleth: We really don't.
    (long pause)
  • Travis's reaction to the party learning who's helping the dragons rule Westruun, and Taliesin's glee over someone else's past coming back to haunt them.
    Episode 48: Into the Frostweald 
  • Liam and Taliesin having a brief moment together singing a tune from "Secret Garden: The Musical."
    Liam: Can we have the break so Taliesin and I can go make out in the other room?
  • Vex'ahila showing off on the flying broom for the refugees of Westruun, and falling off, but sloppily playing it off as a feat of acrobatics.
  • Keyleth wanting a high-five from a guard, but is left hanging.
  • Percy asking Vex'ahlia if she actually has a concussion, after a long rest after her mishap on the broom.
  • Scanlan's "Uncle Vesuvius" which Taliesin jokes is also named "Uncle Touchy."
  • Pike once again burning Scanlan by asking if there was a lock on the gnome sized door that connects her room to Scanlan's.
  • Percy worried about the implications of an "all-purpose" room.
    Scanlan: Don't look in that room with a black light.
  • Scanlan getting shot in the neck from Vex'ahlia's misplaced shot. Vex'ahlia deals 17 points of damage to him, and manages to hit the chicken as well.
    • As if that moment wasn't sold enough from Sam/Scanlan, Grog is just giving applause, and Pike (of all people) just thought it was amazing!
    Pike: That was amazing!
    Keyleth: This is the best brunch we've ever done.
    • Also, Percy/Taliesin keeps making chicken noises the whole time to much comedic effect.
  • Scanlan's inspiration dice song for Pike this session is an...interesting version of Hotline Bling.
  • "Blindsight" starring Ashley Johnson. What really sells it is the Spit Take from Marisha, who was taking a sip of coffee after having turned Keyleth into a scorpion to fight basilisks.
  • Vox Machina finds Tyriok the mapmaker petrified and his arm broken off. Once Pike unpetrifies him, Black Comedy reigns when they realize they should have reattached the arm before healing him and he immediately begins screaming and bleeding huge gouts of blood. Some of it gets on Pike as she tries to heal the stump. Once that's resolved, Tyriok's surprisingly upbeat and glad about being alive, even after finding his guides both turned to stone and shattered and his work similarly in pieces. Scanlan, as usual, has words of encouragement.
    Scanlan: Who has two thumbs and is glad to be alive? You and me both doing this! (Scanlan does a thumbs up)
    Episode 49: A Name Is Earned 
  • Sam proving Matt wrong, by arriving when he normally does immediately after Matt said he'd be arriving later than usual.
    • Made even more humorous when Travis offers (threatens?) to play as Scanlan until Sam shows up.
  • Tyriok saying his brain is his best weapon. Grog is not impressed.
  • Vax lends Tyriok his Keen Dagger in case they get into a fight, but Vex, not wanting to part with such a rare item, convinces him it'll suck his life out. (Vax doesn't roll high enough to beat her Deception Check, despite knowing that's not how the Keen Dagger works) She gives him a less-valuable Opal Dagger instead... but Grog is nearby and decides to get in on the fun.
    Grog: You know what that one does? It makes you infertile.
  • Keyleth summons two dryads, which both fall immediately into a pit of spikes.
    Liam: Should've gone with the Will-o'-the-Wisps!
    • Also the conversation preceding the spell, as Matt learned that according to the description of the spell, the DM should have a list of creatures that could be conjured.
    Matt: Fuck that spell!
    • Later Laura teases him by asking for a list of creatures she can summon.
    Matt: I will fight you.
  • Keyleth goes Earth Elemental and throws one of the Orcs into the spike pit. The others joke that maybe the other Dryad can help finish him off now, or it could be squashed further into the spikes by it. Matt decides that just as the Dryad had almost climbed out of the pit, the Orc falls on it and pushes them both back in.
  • Percy tries to stage an awesome moment by stabbing an orc climbing out of the spike pit with a javelin. He misses, so he tosses the javelin away and shoots the orc point-blank in the face.
  • Scanlan casting Otiluke's Sphere, and rolling in hamster-style singing the "Trolololol" song.
  • Scanlan in crow form annoying Vex'ahlia, just because he can.
    • Accompanied by Taliesin's excellent crow impression.
    Taliesin: I've been paid good money for that.
  • Followed by Sam's impressive mime of an owl once his first Polymorph spell was broken.
  • Travis' face when Craven Edge tells Grog that he's "almost full."
  • Percy goes up against Vox Machina's most feared enemy, and wins.
    Grog: What do you see, Percy?
  • In an effort to call out the androsphinx's name, Keyleth guesses "Issylra", only to admit that it might actually be the name of a continent (which Matt confirms).
  • In what seems like a Moment of Awesome during the episode's climactic battle, Grog heroically jumps into a dangerous portal to find the last few letters of the Androsphinx's name. Then Laura points out that Grog doesn't actually know how to read.
    Episode 50: Best Laid Plans... 
  • "I will grant you cock lightning."
  • Grog talking to the Firebrand Warhammer, as if expecting to hear another voice.
    Grog: (after several seconds) The silent type. I like it.
  • Scanlan giving Pike a note, which he insists that she doesn't read until he's dead. As soon as Scanlan leaves, Pike reads the note.
  • Scanlan's Zombie Grog impression.
  • Matt makes an offhand mention of a character chopping wood at the refugee camp. Laura, after constantly being frustrated by the lack of trees around the camp, asks where he got the wood from. Then Liam knocks a glass off the table and everyone decides it was because Laura tried to bug the DM about continuity.
    Matt: (with a dramatic hand gesture) And that's what happens!
  • "[Matt's] taking a picture. Why is he taking a picture!?" "Because he is a terrible person, that's why he's taking a picture."
  • Travis's reaction to reading Craven Edge's full stat list. It consists primarily of cursing Matt's name.
  • Grog (who can't spell) explaining to Scanlan how to spell Zanror:
    Grog: It's spelled, um, like this (makes a 'z' shape)... and then like it sounds.
  • Marisha and Taliesin's crow impressions; Taliesin's are amazing and Marisha tries to match it until Matt has to tell them to stop because everyone's trying not to laugh.
  • Reuniting with Dr. Dranzel and Kaylie.
    Laura: Wait, why am I happy to see them? They stole from us!
  • The subject of Grog's father comes up for the first time since the very early pre-stream days of the campaign. Sam asks what his name was, and Travis doesn't answer, leaving Matt to reveal it: Stonejaw Strongjaw. Travis's face makes it clear that this particular piece of his character's backstory is an Old Shame.
    Episode 51: Test of Pride 
  • Scanlan and Kaylee awkwardly working together to get Vox Machina's plan back on track. The scene is already funny in itself, but then you realize that it comes off a lot like a voiceover session with Matt being directed by Sam!
  • When Dr. Dranzel rolled a Natural 20 on a check to open a grate so the refugees could escape through the sewers.
    Matt!Dranzel: And don't you forget it!
  • This exchange...
    Grog: Vax, what's the best advice for fighting someone like me?
    Vax: Um...d-don't?
  • Taliesin's comment about an NPC who rolled a natural 20 against Grog's natural 1 for intimidation, and was then summarily executed by the twins.
    Taliesin: He died as he lived: deeply unimpressed.
    • Taliesin's own reactions show that he is very impressed throughout the night.
  • Grog trashtalking his foes.
  • Black Comedy and Hilarity Ensues when Vex and Percy inflict a Curb-Stomp Battle on two eagles who attack them on the rooftops. Vex attacks one of them (with disadvantage) and Percy hits the other with two shots from Bad News (the second shot with disadvantage). Both eagles take enough damage to revert back to their original forms, fall over 100 feet and go splat.
  • Vex has her own, uh... unique way of inspiring Grog for his fight against Kevdak.
    Grog: (gaping) ...I can't lose.
    Episode 52: The Kill Box 
  • More Wyrmwood pimping from Liam:
    Liam: We've come a long way to get here tonight, it's true we may die, and when our bones are turned to dust, carry them away in Wyrmwood gaming boxes - the finest wooden boxes for carrying the remains of the dead ever. Oh and you can put dice in them too!
  • On Liam's Periscope account, he posted a video before the stream revealing that he and Travis were with Wil Wheaton (who had been with them for Tabletop Day), and plotted to get Wil into the room and touch Kevdak's figure, hoping that the "Wheaton Curse" would rub off on Kevdak. Given the events of the game, it worked.
    • In the same video, Wil begged nobody to die, explaining that every time somebody dies on the show, Critters blame him.
    • Near the beginning of the show, the gang began jokingly screaming Wheaton's name due to a number of bad rolls at the time.
  • Sam attempts to inspire the entire unbuttoning his shirt to reveal a custom-made t-shirt with himself in his "screaming lightning crotch" pose from the new opening super-imposed on the front. Everyone completely lost it. Taliesin was almost in tears.
    • And then it's revealed that said shirt also has part of Pike's face on the right arm.
  • Scanlan mooning Kevdak as part of his Cutting Words ability. It only took one damage from his attack on Grog, but it had everyone in stitches. Matt seems unable to stop describing the sight of Scanlan's buttocks.
  • An enemy archer takes two shots at Percy. One hits him, but the other he grabs in one hand and snaps. He then proceeds to aim his gun at the archer. Matt acts out the archer looking very concerned and nervously reaching for a third arrow...
    Liam: That archer uses his Bonus Action to piss himself.
  • When Kevdak's arm gets chopped off, Liam quips that he got "Tyriok'd. Marisha expresses sympathy for poor Tyriok but still finds this Actually Pretty Funny.
  • Grog is attacked by six enemies in a single turn, prompting this gem from Liam:
    (brightly) Welcome to our production of Julius Caesar!
  • When the battle is going south and it looks like characters might actually die, Sam completely breaks the tension with a well-timed plug for their new sponsors.
  • After the session is over, it turns out the crew filmed themselves taking the faulty motherboard that delayed Episode 51 by roughly an hour and destroying it utterly. In slow motion. A prop warhammer is involved.
    Episode 53: At Dawn, We Plan! 
  • Vox Machina arrives at Pike's grandfather's house, only to find the door locked. Just as Vax is about to pick the lock, Matt reminds Pike that, naturally, she has the key to the house. Everyone cracks up, and suggests Vax should go for the lockpick anyway since "he needs this". Even after unlocking the door, they find it's been barricaded with furniture. Just as Keyleth and Percy go to break down the door, Matt reminds them that there's a non-barricaded, unlocked window right next to it. They go for the door anyway. In short, the saga of Vox Machina and doors continues.
  • Vox Machina meeting Pike's grandfather. Matt plays the part of the screwy old man very convincingly.
    • When greeting Percy (a human), Wilhand (a gnome) pats him on the shoulder.
    Percy: That... took some doing, well done.
  • Travis has some concerns after learning that Wilhand spent the past week hiding under the floorboards with a couple casks of moonshine.
    Travis: Is Wilhand drunk right now?
    Matt: He looks like he's... coping... with the last week's events.
  • At dawn, we plan!
  • Vax and Vex's superb use of tacky throw-pillows to detect and trigger the vicious death traps scattered about Master Quall's house.
  • The twins being so salty to each other it became hilarious.
  • Scanlan's Wacky Marriage Proposal and Pike's later initial response.
  • After supposedly being glossed over last episode, Zanror reveals that the whole herd has been freaked out by Grog's beard.
  • Mercer had lots of fun this episode in a way that only a DM can: by constantly psyching the players out with fake saving throws. He does it no less than three times throughout the session.
  • As Vox Machina enters Master Quall's house, Percy becomes absolutely enamored by the various death traps he has protecting the place.
    Percy: (as the staircase bursts into flames) I want to live here.
  • Vox Machina find themselves a stone golem in Master Quall's basement. Finding the mechanism that controls it, they promptly decide to steal the golem and name it Fassbender. They then spend a good chunk of the episode figuring out what it can do; from giving the finger to Vax, punching Grog in the face, and casting Slow on Percy.
    • When they first activate the golem and command it to walk forward, they forget the twins had tied rope around its legs earlier. The golem proceeds to immediately fall flat on its face.
    • The fact that they called it Fassbender leads to this exchange:
    Matt: (to Keyleth) Ok, so you want to do some exercises with Fassbender?
  • Percy's hilariously pouty over the party getting hold of a golem because he wanted to build a robot and now it's not cool.
    Percy: It's a thing I've been working on but apparently someone else has done it first so never mind. It's passé and stupid and I don't want to hear about it anymore.
    • Vax cheers him up by suggesting he build a little chair so Scanlan can ride around on the golem.
  • This little gem from Ashley.
    Ashley: I have advantage on Charismas.
  • After she and Scanlan are insulted by River Maw leader Ivon for their tiny gnomish stature, Pike trips him on his way out the door and sarcastically attributes the incident to Ivon not seeing her because she's so small.
  • After spending the entire episode joking about the silliness of Zanror proclaiming the herd would plan at dawn, the group ended up roleplaying a battle plan at the dawn war meeting.
    Episode 54: In the Belly of the Beast 
  • When the show proper begins, the intro fails to play. The players then decide to re-enact it and nearly finish it just as the actual intro begins.
  • Armor shenanigans between Scanlan and Vex. Scanlan does a strip tease with his armour before handing it over and Vex (after chasing Vax out) just throws hers at him.
  • Vex quipping every time Vax and Keyleth talk. When he kisses Keyleth the night before the battle she yells out "Did you use your tongue?" and Keyleth whispers "She hears everything!"
  • After burning through several Stone Shape spells embedding chains in Fassbender the Golem and the ground as part of their elaborate plan, Keyleth asks if she can use the remaining energy to make the charcoal "pringles" mustache Vax drew on him into an actual, permanent part of his face. Matt finds the idea so hilarious he allows it.
  • Grog decides to use himself as bait instead of Kevdak's head, and almost everyone disagrees with him. Grog stubbornly refuses to consider any other option...until Pike gives him a single disapproving look. Grog immediately backs down and sheepishly agrees to the plan.
  • Vax and Keyleth both roll 10s for initiative, and Liam and Marisha try to put a positive spin on it.
    Marisha: Also big 10, which rounded twice is like 1000!
    Sam/Scanlan: Go make out again.
  • Scanlan's Cutting Words against Umbrasyl's first tail attack against Grog, made even more funny by Sam's stuttering as he tries to figure out the insult on-the-fly:
    Scanlan: Uh...uh...hoi! You're...s-s-so ugly contest and they said 'no professionals!'
  • During the fight, Scanlan decides to look back into the trees to see if Vax and Keyleth are making out. Liam and Marisha immediately say they're not: Vax is close to peeing himself and Keyleth is hyperventilating.
  • Vax'ildan drinking the Potion of Diminution, and it is a world of adorably silly.
  • Everyone's exasperated reactions when Vex wonders if she should "waste" one of her Dragon Arrows on Umbrasyl. An Ancient Black Dragon. If there was ever a time...
    Vax: It's not a Kobold, lay into it!
  • When Matt dramatically reveals Umbrasyl's full title, "the Hope Devourer", Sam diffuses the tension by insinuating "The Hope" must be his middle name. Travis comes in with this:
    Travis: He used to be "Umbrasyl The Hope", and then marriage fucked everything up. (entire table cracks up)
  • Matt's look of absolute horror as Scanlan declares he's going to use a sixth-level Thunderwave from inside Umbrasyl's stomach.
  • Laura trying to invoke her own "HDYWTDT" midway through the battle.
    • Similarly, when Matt starts leafing through his monster manual during Umbrasyl's turn, Liam has some wishful thinking.
    Liam: (wimpy voice) If an Ancient Black Dragon takes one hit point of damage, it cowers and dies.
  • Scanlan and Grog lose track of Orn Blackfoot and the exchange is perfect.
    Scanlan: "I thought you had him.
    Grog: I clearly said watch the guy with black feet what did you do?
    Scanlan: I was watching you, you have disgusting black feet, you walk around barefoot. You're disgusting
    Grog: I really can't argue with that.
    Episode 55: Umbrasyl 
  • Scanlan has a lot of funny moments this episode.
    • Scanlan polymorphs into a snake so he can try to poison Umbrasyl from the inside. It fails spectacularly.
    • Scanlan "fisting" Umbrasyl.
    • Everyone's reaction to learning that Scanlan polymorphing Grog into an eagle actually made the goliath smarter.
  • Matt's reaction to Vax revealing that he got a total of 45 on stealth. (Natural 20 + His bonus of 15 + Vex's Pass Without a Trace)
    Matt: You stealthed through time. People who had seen you in your past now have no recollection of ever actually seeing you.
  • The girls all smudge soot on their faces to look like warpaint before entering Umbrasil's lair. Percy absolutely refuses to participate, so Vex draws a line of soot down his nose.
    Percy: ...I feel violated.
  • Shale calling Umbrasyl a "flying suitcase."
  • Shale's response to Grog's incredulity towards her staff not having a name.
    Shale: Only men name their things.
  • Pike casts a Guiding Bolt up Umbrasyl's butt and rolls a Natural 20. Matt ends up describing how it feels about having divine magic go up its posterior and it is hilarious.
  • Matt accidentally calling Laura "Vax." More than once.
    Matt: I have a lot to focus on. Shut up.
    Sam: When I die, I'm going to come back as a character named Vix.
    Matt: Then you can find another Dungeon Master.
  • Once again a prime romantic moment is ruined: Keyleth rushes to Vax after the battle, grabs him... and is promptly reminded by the other players that he's still tiny.
  • Black Comedy ensues when Shale says it's a shame she didn't get to die a glorious death against the dragon.
    Sam: Shale jumps in one of the acid pits.
  • Travis' happy dance when Chris/Shale explains the power of the dragon tooth necklace and gives it to him/Grog.
    Travis: I thought it was bullshit but it's not!
    Episode 56: Hope 
  • The cannonball contest, and everyone's increasingly ridiculous strategies. Percy (who didn't want to participate until it was framed as a dare) jumps into the water with a kettle full of raw sodium, takes 23 points of damage from shrapnel, and wins!
    Taliesin: Do not do this. You will die.
  • Grog figuring out what the jug that they found in Umbrasyl's treasure hoard. He starts by putting it over his head. Turns out it creates what you ask for within the jug, like beer. And mayonnaise.
    Vex'ahlia: So do you have a jug of mayonnaise, now?
    Grog: No, I ate that too.
    (everyone loses it)
  • Pike spends the entirety of the hot spring portion of the episode, including the cannonball contest, completely naked save for her magical gauntlets. Already the fanart that this and Grog's mayonnaise misadventure has produced is hysterical.
  • Vax trying to get his Boots of Haste back from Vex.
  • The group find a Tome of Leadership and Influence in Umbrasyl's lair, which permemantly increases the Charisma of its reader, before losing its power for a century. While debating whether Scanlan or Keyleth should use it, Scanlan points out that Keyleth, being as long-lived as she is, would technically be able to have the next use of it. Percy then offers to give her a Tome of Swiftness that he'd used previously, telling her she'll be able to use it in 99 years.
  • This exchange with guest character Kerrek:
    Grog: Ker, are you an honest man?
    Kerrek: I’ve been called that, yes.
    Scanlan: [Immediately] I insight check him!
  • At the end of Keyleth's talk with Kerrerk, both Sam and Tailesan launch into Black Comedy by joking that Kerrerk is going to stab Keyleth in the back with a "the Chroma Conclave sends its regards". (Though this becomes Harsher in Hindsight considering what happens to Vax in the next episode)
  • Percy saying, "The terrible woman may have a point." And then getting all disdainful about "new money" versus the "properly titled". It's so snobby and great.
  • Vex failing to form complete sentences when talking to Kerrek (dice were not involved). She then demands the book of charisma from Scanlan.
  • A Brick Joke from back in Episode 54 lands when Matt reveals that somebody in Westruun triggered Pike's explosive arcane trap (inside a treasure chest meant for Umbrasyl). Turns out it was Orn Blackfoot, the Dirty Coward petty thief that Grog freed from prison. The party's concern immediately gives way to Comedic Sociopathy.
    Travis: Yes! Fuck that guy!
  • Keyleth pulling Vax aside prompting Travis to say "Oh god" which Liam replies to with "We spent two hours killing a goliath; hold tight buddy!" while Scanlan jokingly pulls Kerrek aside, Vex pulls Grog aside, and Percy walks away.
    Liam: Catchphrase! Catchphrase! Meme!
    Episode 57: Duskmeadow 
  • Once again, Victor makes an appearance. It also appears he made a few more... "mistakes".
  • Vax riding Trinket who reluctantly lets it happen at Vex's request.
  • Scanlan and Grog's visit to the hat store, where they meet Deirdre, an NPC who almost matches Gilmore for sheer flamboyance.
    • Pike trying on Grog's hat to comedic effect. It's also adorable.
  • Matt asks for History Checks from Pike and Keyleth, regarding an island of glass. Keyleth rolls a Natural 1.
    Matt: You barely know what glass is right now.
    Keyleth: Guys, water isn't glass, that's stoopid!
  • Keyleth casts Speak With Plants to communicate with the Sun Tree. How does Matt voice an ancient, holy, innately magical tree? With a laid-back, stoned drawl, sounding not unlike Matthew McConaughey.
  • Taliesin's explanation for why so many of the show's Cliffhangers involve Vax.
    Taliesin: He runs into the rooms first, and he puts his tongue in exciting places. ... I'm not shouting at you! I'm envious!
  • Scanlan lies that Grog is his brother he's made to make a deception check and manages to fail.
    Episode 58: A Cycle of Vengeance 
  • Percy hits the Assassin Pike used Guiding Bolt on, then goes for his second attack and asks if this one also has advantage (it doesn't). Before Matt can finish, Taliesin chimes in with a surprising amount of sass: "It's okay, I rolled really well anyway." The others are amused, Matt isn't.
  • When Hotis considers casting a spell, Matt leafs through the Monster Manual looking very deep in thought, leaving the players worried.
    Sam: [Cheerfully] How many people will die instantly?
  • Scanlan casts Bigby's Hand, only to find it doesn't affect the Rakshasa. So he uses the hand to flip him off, "the British way".
  • After the above, Scanlan then tries to cast another spell, singing "I hate Rakasha" to the tune of "I Love Rock And Roll". Hotis No Sells this too. As Sam is unsure what to do with his Bonus Action afterwards...
    Scanlan: Oh, that guy.
  • Liam declares on one of his turns "I'm gonna grapple that dick!" Cue the others snickering over his wording.
  • Keyleth arrives on the scene to see Vax fighting the Rakshasa. She yells to him: "Is that Hotis?!" On Vex's turn, she yells back: "What's a Hotis?" (She wasn't around when they first fought him)
  • The look of surprise on Ashley's face when Matt gives her the Finish Him! cue. The look is equal parts adorable and hilarious.
  • While Pike's HDYWTDD is awesome, Scanlan's reaction afterwards breaks the tension. (Remember, Pike was naked at the time)
  • Keyleth runs into Gilmore's house polymorphed into a mouse. Realizing he's okay, she drops the spell, suddenly bamfing back into Keyleth in front of him. Right after he'd been jumped by an assassin.
    Gilmore: This is not the night to be doing that to me!
    Keyleth: [Very not calm] I KNOW I KNOW!
    Gilmore: [Catches his breath] ...I need a drink.
  • With Vax having successfully taken off the "gift" from "Gilmore" - a Robe of Flaying enchanted to slowly peel off the wearer's skin if one tries to take it off - and therefore being entirely naked, Gilmore wastes absolutely no time in Eating the Eye Candy when he teleports in to make sure the group is all right.
    Gilmore: Oh. I didn't realize it was my birthday.
    • Also everyone's very in-character reactions to the description of what the Robe of Flaying actually does.
    Pike: Yikes.
    Vex: Gross.
    Grog: Awesome!
  • During Pike and Keyleth's talk, someone off-screen drops a bunch of stuff. Keyleth thinks it's more assassins, but Matt quickly ad-libs a boy putting fruit back into his wheelbarrow and apologizing for disturbing them.
    Marisha: My cabbages!
    • Scanlan comes out to say goodbye to Pike and references the terrified boy. Keyleth also thinks he is an assassin.
  • During the big assassin fight, Vax is wearing the fancy robe and everyone else is in whatever they sleep in plus whatever they could grab as they woke up. Among other things, this means Percy's butt-flap pyjamas are back (turns out he keeps a gun under his pillow because of course he does) and Pike is wielding her mace and shield in the nude.
    • Defying expectations, Grog is fully dressed and battle-ready. “Only in the house of lady favors do I let my beans hang out when I sleep.”
  • Vex flipping out when she learns Vax can fly - and then she learns it's once-per-day.
    Vex: Oh. I'm glad I didn't push you off the cliff.
    Gilmore: That would have been really funny.
  • Scanlan gives Vex a hat that he bought the previous episode on the condition she wear it while she rides the broom. It is, of course, a black witch's hat.
    • Vex's broom antics in the bar, leading to a brawl.
    Episode 59: Into the Feywild 
  • Keyleth being Keyleth as she reacts to how pretty the Feywild is.
  • Matt engaging in more DM trolling when Keyleth touches a vine.
    Matt: As you reach out and touch it with your finger, I need you to go ahead and do nothing because it's fine.
  • Percy gets blinded by a nymph by rolling a Nat 1 on a Constitution saving throw.
    Percy: ...One.
    • To elaborate, Taliesin was looking forward, imitating Percy's blindness, when Grog decided to test if Percy was truly unable to see. Without looking at Travis, Taliesin was able to correctly guess that Grog/Travis was indeed displaying one finger.
    • Keyleth and Vax take advantage of his blindness and give him wet willies, which he tries to fight off. Even better, Percy managed to keep Keyleth from getting him the first time by catching her hand with his gloves of missile snaring, even though he couldn't actually see her moving her wet finger towards his ear.
    • Scanlan tells the party to let Pike heal Percy's Blindspot and everyone starts laughing or facepalming while Travis applauds.
  • Scanlan Playing Cyrano to help Grog coax out the nymph. See it here in animated form.
  • Keyleth teaching Vex Speak With Animals eventually results in Keyleth walking around doing a bear impression. (She thinks it helps to "embody" the animal you're speaking with, to get into its mindset) Leading to this:
  • Travis playing with his Super Saiyan figure.
  • The satyr's book of cartoonish caricatures, as well as the piece he makes of the entire party, ranging from Grog having a very small head with a huge body to Pike looking like a goofy monster to Percy pointing his guns to his head to a manic and crazy-eyed Keyleth hugging a tree to the twins making out to Scanlan looking normal. The group's reactions are equally funny.
  • The satyr tells the group to avoid certain things on their walk to the Shademurk bog. One of those things is, without context or further explanation, the theatre. Just avoid the theatre.
  • Pike playing the satyr's ocarina. And not breaking eye contact the entire time.
  • In a meta sense, Allura's warning to the team went along the lines of "Don't touch anything, and trust no one." As was snarkily pointed out, within forty-five minutes of receiving this warning in the story, Vox Machina touched everything, caused Percy to be blinded by a nymph, and they made a deal with the literal second person they met.
    Episode 60: Heredity and Hats (LIVE) 
  • Very early on in the episode, Matt mentions there are "sigils" on a gate - and then looks directly into the camera for a few seconds as if daring the audience to laugh about it.
  • Grog mishears Keyleth's greetings of "good day" as "bidet" and shouts it at pretty much anybody they come across.
  • Garmelie want Vox Machina to steal some things for him. One of these things is a hat, which belongs to one of the most important elves in the city. Scanlan manages to convince her that he's a fan of elven haberdashery, and the caper to steal the hat only gets more hilarious from there. As an added Funny Background Event, when Scanlan mentions his hat obsession, all of the members of Vox Machina start putting on their various hats.
  • The sequence of events that leads Syldor's wife to addressing Percy as "Coffee Table".
  • Vox Machina teaching the twins' little sister some new curse words, including "blue, sparkly poo". Even Syldor thinks it's Actually Pretty Funny.
  • Percy giving Vex her title is extremely sweet. Later on, it's hilarious, as Vex gets a little power-drunk and starts bossing guards around.
    Vex: As a Baroness I'm used to getting food when I want it!
    Vex'ahlia: Is [the first guard] back from getting us food? Oh, oh! I hope he's not, because I'm going to send a second one off on another errand!
    Scanlan: Because you're a lady?
    Vex: Because I'm a Baroness.
    Percy: I have made such a terrible mistake.
  • Vax describing his father as "a traveling salesman who sells politics".
  • Keyleth and Vex look like they're about to get into an argument, only to end up having a friendly agreement. Grog is disappointed.
    Keyleth: I'm not trying to talk shit about your family.
    Vex: Feel free!
    Grog: You all should totally fight right now! Just fight in the room while we're all here and take off your clothes. Only way to solve it!
  • This exchange between Percy and Keyleth.
    Percy: That's a very dark and disturbing thought. I'm impressed.
    Keyleth: [Cheerfully] Thank you! I've been learning from you!
  • As Vex flaunts her new title in front of some guards, Keyleth uses her Druidcraft to create Dramatic Wind behind her. Travis decides to simulate the effect by physically blowing Laura's hair from behind.
  • One player using a prop buckle to stand in for an object only for another player to unnecessarily point out it is, in fact, a belt buckle.
  • "You reach in and you pull out a potato."
  • Annoyed by the guards tailing them everywhere, Vox Machina collectively does their best to give those guards the worst (and possibly weirdest) day on the job they've ever had.
  • The guards ask Vox Machina why they're all going into a bedroom together (it's so they can discuss some plans in secret). Vex tries to claim that the group is going for a nap and fails. Scanlan claims to the guards that they're going to have an orgy and succeeds. Vax immediately plays along, dragging Grog away by the collar and saying "come on, big guy, I'm tense". Keyleth doesn't understand what "polyamory" is and mixes it up with "polymorph," so she turns Percy and Vax into squirrels before they go into the bedroom.
    Scanlan: (to the guards) We may need you to clean up afterwards.
    • Once their "orgy" is over, Vax comes out of the room stretching and thanking Grog, saying he feels "loose as a goose". Keyleth walks out beast shaped into an actual goose. The guards are horrified.
    • The entire orgy is also hilarious in a meta sense - this episode came out the same week that fan authors on tumblr were running a "rarepair week". They felt like they wanted to thank the cast for contributing.
  • Percy and Keyleth using a case of Exact Words to screw Garmelie out of his deal. The satyr wants a piece of a Threshold Crest, which are powerful sigils that Syngorn uses to travel to the Feywild. Percy has Keyleth stone shape a Whitestone Crest out of some stone near the door - the "threshold" - breaks it, and gives him a piece. The best part of this is that it works.
  • Shortly thereafter, Garmelie tugs on Grog's finger to try to get them out to the Feywild. Travis translates that as "pull my finger," so Grog promptly farts.
  • 2 hours and 19 minutes in, Keyleth pisses off some magical grass in the Feywild. Percy gives it a very flowery apology and some lovely compliments.
    Percy: ...I'm flirting with grass.
    • The fact that it was Keyleth, a druid and thus someone with a very close connection to nature, that managed to piss off a field of grass, is hilarious in itself.
    • To date, Percy has conquered doors and now grass.
    • Even though they avoided the encounter, Sam still proposes a possible Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    Sam: How do you want to mow this?
    Episode 61: Denizens of the Moonbrush 
  • Grog and Scanlan's decision to run off to investigate the spirit bear's cave is met with some very half-hearted protest.
    Percy: (deadpan) No, don't. Stop. Please don't do it. Please, whatever you do, don't do it, my god, please.
    • Blink and you'll miss it, but Percy actually fails his insight roll when Grog and Scanlan come out of the cave pretending that they've been attacked by bears, meaning he believes the whole story.
    Scanlan: A bear had me in between its jaws and Grog cut it ass to lips to get me out!
    Percy: (in awe) It's only been sixty seconds...
  • It takes all of thirty seconds for Keyleth and Percy to start betting on whether Grog and Scanlan will make it out of the aforementioned cave alive, and continues when Vax, Vex, and Scanlan go to investigate the camp of Soruden the Happy.
  • When Scanlan gets charmed into dancing along to a set of magical instruments, Sam himself dances the whole time he's under the charm's effect.
  • After spending part of the last two episodes figuring out how to use Scanlan's innate Countercharm ability, Sam finally has an opportunity at the Happy Campsite. It turns out to just give advantage on saving throws against Charm. After he, the twins and Grog make it out of the campsite, he asks if it helped at all. Turns out Vex would have been Charmed if it weren't for the Advantage... but then Laura remembers Half-Elves have Advantage against Charm anyway, making the whole thing pointless.
  • Percy doesn't tolerate anyone interrupting his beauty sleep. Not even pixies.
    Taliesin: I pull out a piece of parchment and write "Hello fairies. We are napping," stick it on the tree, and go back to sleep.
  • Keyleth goes for a Sunbeam against the Pixies, but the head Pixie Counterspells it. Marisha is annoyed at wasting a 6th level spell, but there's hope: Matt remembers Vax's poison means the head Pixie has disadvantage on ability checks, so he re-rolls. The re-roll is a Natural 20.
  • Matt's growing disbelief, shock, and frustration regarding the party collectively rolling a combined total of 14 Natural 20s.
    Episode 62: Uninviting Waters (LIVE) 
  • Marisha's three Natural 1s and a Natural 2 on a new expensive opal die she'd bought earlier in the day. After using the new d20 and getting three 1s in a row, she switched to a different die, but decided to tempt fate with the new die one more time. After rolling a Nat 2, Laura came over to the table and took the die away, refusing to let Marisha use it again during the session.
    • Taliesin and Sam's expressions every time a bad roll came up pretty much summed up the whole affair.
    • After the second Nat 1, Taliesin first gives the die the finger, then picks it up and gives it a talking to. He then proceeds to roll it. Judging from Marisha's reaction, at the vary least it was a high roll, if not a Nat 20.
    Marisha: You-you...PERCY! Don't touch my dice, Percy!
  • When the Monster of the Week grabs and then swallows Grog, it takes a while for the party to realize that they're all tied to the same rope, and what it means.
  • Keyleth scolds a giant magical plant-crocodile thing for eating two of her team-mates.
    • Earlier, Marisha's understated reaction to the plant-crocodile clamping its jaws around Grog and making its presence known.
    Marisha: Oh god, we're in Florida.
  • Grog makes himself huge and tosses each member of the party across the river one by one in various ways "in the spirit of the Olympics".
    • Pike gets tossed on a Natural 20 and lands in a tree, laughing hysterically.
    • Vax flat-out refuses and jumps across after Grog suggests skipping him across the river. He nearly falls into the river as a result.
    Grog: That's what you get, stupid.
    • Percy gets granny-tossed across the river. He shoulder-rolls to land and ends up covered in the tar from the Shademurk. Calls it another layer of shame added to the crocodile bile he's already covered in.
    • After a very successful tossing of Vex'ahlia, Keyleth gets long-snapped across the river. She doesn't land so gracefully, faceplanting in the muck.
    Matt: Your nostrils are filled with it, you can't open your eyes. It tastes kind of like IHOP.
    • Finally, Garmelie gets snatched up by Grog and they jump across together.
    Grog: We're going for a ride, bitch.
  • Everyone continues to torment Garmelie. Especially Scanlan punting him across 5 rivers with Bigby's Hand, causing him to take over 20 points of damage. Matt describes Garmelie giving a thumbs up from the other side... that slowly transitions into a middle finger.
  • During VM's plan to tie a rope to the Immovable Rod, Scanlan asks Pike if she knows any sailor's knots from her time at sea, which she naturally does. Sam takes this opportunity to troll Ashley by asking her to name one of them. The best she can come up with is "the swirly-whirly".
  • The Saga of Laura Bailey and Flying Objects continues. Laura threatened to kill her husband, Travis, in front of several thousand people, because he convinced Sam and Ashley to take her beloved broom to investigate a suspicious tree in the bog without her - and when they return, the broom appears to have stopped working. Vex showed far more concern over the safety of her broom than her friends, hugging it closely, terrified it might have been disenchanted like the flying carpet before it. Each time Matt would insinuate something horrible, Laura would look at Travis, who seemed in legitimate fear for his life, and Ashley actually motioned for him to flee while Laura was looking away, which he did. Once Matt stopped trolling everyone and revealed that the broom was fine, Travis rushed back to his seat, and Laura thanked Matt for saving their marriage.
    • The look on Travis's face when Matt mentions the broom slowing down is priceless. Fingers scratching at his cheeks, a look of pure fear on his face, Laura is apparently a force to reckoned with where her broom is concerned.
    • A highlight is Taliesin's reaction to the threat: because she made it in front of so many people it's really more of a promise. Several people in the audience immediately call out that they heard 'nothing'.
    • Speaking of Taliesin, he apparently figured what was going to happen before everyone else: when Scanlan and Pike come back to the party, Taliesin can be seen whispering, trying to suggest Travis to go away before they can mention that the broom suddenly stopped flying.
    Episode 63: The Echo Tree 
  • Grog rolls a nat 20 on a 'disappointment' check. Needless to say, he was pretty disappointed.
  • Percy tries to explain his theory about the tree with the phrase "Life needs things to live", and Sam doesn't let him forget it for the rest of the session.
    Scanlan: Guys. Life needs things to live—
    Percy: I had not had my coffee, I was tired, there was no bacon—
    Scanlan: And we are those things. I think we've all learned a lot today.
    Vex: We've learned so much.
    Percy: I hate you so much.
  • Grog spends the entire fight falling off things and failing to hit Saundor...and then he gets the HDYWTDT. Nobody is more surprised about this than Travis.
  • After Vex faceplants into the dirt unconscious, Scanlan picks her back up with a Spice Girls song parody.
    Vex: (lifting her head up) Spice Girls?
  • Taliesin is deeply unimpressed with Saundor pulling the Not So Different card on Vex, to the point where after the battle Percy and Keyleth both pull faces and mock the fey's words to cheer Vex up.
    Percy: "We're a lot alike, you and I... Bleeeergh..." What an arsehole, Jesus.
    Keyleth: "You dragged your friends to their doom!"
  • Garmelie reveals himself to be an extremely powerful creature named Artagan, possibly an Archfey, and Scanlan and Keyleth both try to cast spells on him to hold him. Matt bursts out laughing immediately.
    Liam: He's a deity.
    • And Scanlan's spell actually works.
  • Keyleth, after seeing Artagan reveal himself, says this little gem.
    Keyleth: You know, for someone who hates the theatre, you've made quite a show of all of this.
    Episode 64: The Frigid Doom 
  • Sam botches the ad read in the beginning of the episode.
    Sam: Goodbye, LootCrate!
  • Vex'ahlia/Laura trying to convince Percy that he gave her a title of nobility, but unfortunate circumstances make it a bit harder for her.
    Keyleth: You titled Vex'ahlia.
    Percy: (confused) I did what?
    Laura: OH NO!
    Scanlan: You gave Vex'ahlia a title in your Whitestone kingdom. She was the Duchess of some hut.
    Percy: Can someone who can't successfully lie to me, please explain to me...
    Vex'ahlia: Baroness. Lady Vex'ahlia, Baroness of the Third House of Whitestone, Grand Mistress of the Grey Hunt?
    Percy: How do you know about the Grey Hunt?!
    Vex'ahlia: I don't know anything about the Grey Hunt, but it's written down on a piece of paper you gave me, Percy.
    Percy: Is it written down on a piece of paper?
    Keyleth: It is written on a piece of paper.
    Vex'ahlia: ...That I accidentally threw out, while I was fixing my notes. (The group cracks up.)
    • Taliesin's choking laughter completely sells this exchange.
    • Later on, Scanlan uses Modify Memory on Percy to fill in the memory of him giving the title to Vex. He decides that the memory is him giving the title to Vex in embarassment after she caught him being massaged by several naked nymphs to ensure she keeps it a secret. He then has Percy misspell it as "Grey Hut" for good measure.
    • Pike uses Greater Restoration to restore their memories. Scanlan nervously realizes that his Modify Memory will be nullified and discovered.
      Scanlan: I hope you know I was only trying to improve your life with a wonderful, happy memory. And it was...mostly true?
      Percy: (hugging Scanlan) I know where you sleep. And people work for me.
      • Sam's worried expression as this is being said really sells it.
  • Scanlan's confession of why he can no longer scry via poo had everyone both disgusted and in stitches.
    Scanlan: I used my last magic poo to look at my daughter.
    Percy: Ew!
    Vax: What a sentence!
  • While Matt is whispering in Laura's ear for the second time, Travis walks over to the other table's camera and uses perspective to squish Sam and Taliesin with his fingers. When he gets to Marisha, she flips him off.
  • Scanlan's suggestion of doing Vorugal's voice and shouting "THORDAK YOU ARE A COCK!" until Vex points out he can't speak Draconic.
  • The gang seemingly notices for the first time the obvious pun of Asum's name, and they just won't shut up about it. First they come up with ways to work the word "assume" into conversation as often as possible, shooting him a smug grin every time, then after that every time the word happens to come up they turn to him and apologize. His reactions range from the jovial Never Heard That One Before to having flashbacks to childhood, to remarking that at least his name isn't Purvan. He starts to lose his cool when Scanlan apologizes to him after saying the word "asshole".
    Matthew: His scarred eye twitches.
    Keyleth: (stifling laughter) And we wonder why people hate us!
    • Later, they immediately start going after the name of new character Tooma ("It is not a tooma!") before the character even appears, admitting that they really ought to stop making fun of Matt's character names.
    Taliesin: I think he assumed we would.
    Matthew: Just adding fuel to the fire...
    Episode 65: The Streets of Ank'Harel 
  • The offscreen running gag of saying something weird in an effort to make Matt laugh at the start of the stream actually gets caught on camera this time, leading to the very first word heard in the episode being "Pissblossom".
  • Sam's epic plug for Loot Crate involving hardcore facts and statistics.
  • Vax and Keyleth finally become lovers. How do they celebrate? A high-five! And after a tackle-hug onto Vax's bed, a "pan to the fireplace".
    • Even funnier is everyone's reactions to Keyleth's confession, ranging from mild surprise to trying so hard not to giggle or laugh.
  • It turns out Kashaw has been trying to train Whitestone citizens in how to use a spear and shield effectively since he uses them and it's not going well. While he's quickly preoccupied, Scanlan tries to convince the citizens to attack Grog as part of their training (Sam rolling 34 for Persuasion) and all of the citizens are terrified as they slowly approach.
    • What's also hilarious is Kashaw's reaction to this:
    Kashaw: (to the recruits) The gnome's fucking with you, it's fine! (to Scanlan) That was pretty funny.
  • The whole above situation started when Vax noticed Grog was getting bored, so he attacked him. After the recruit situation is defused, Grog, still in Enlarged mode, kicks Vax like a soccer ball. Even using Luck, Grog still hits and sends him flying. Grog immediately checks to see if the Titanstone Knuckles have powered-up "because [he] kicked [his] friend in the face." He only rolls an 8 on Investigation.
  • Speaking of Kashaw, his rather awkward moment with Keyleth near the Sun Tree. Marisha and the rest of the party can't keep a straight face, especially considering it's Matt who is playing Kashaw in the scene. What makes it funnier is that this was the day after Keyleth had confessed to Vax, and this moment was very embarrassing for her.
    Marisha: (cracking up) Fuck you. I hate you so much.
    • Not to mention Keyleth pushing Kashaw through the Sun Tree into Vasselheim while he was still talking.
  • After leaving Gilmore's parents:
    Liam/Vax: Well, they were a couple of sweethearts.
    Sam/Scanlan: They were adorable. They're both over 70, so who's going to kill them? (Matt almost does a Spit Take)
  • As the party prepares to Wind Walk from Gilmore's parents' home to Ank'Harel, it occurs to them to wonder whether turning into mist in the desert climate would make them evaporate. Matt refuses to tell them whether this is possible (it isn't) and then points out that this would be the "saddest TPK ever": the members of Vox Machina, preparing for another step on their journey to gather the Vestiges of Divergence and defeat the Chroma Conclave, disappear into the clouds and are never seen again.
  • "If you can't kill the old, terrify the young!"
  • The day that they prepare to enter Ank'Harel, Vax attempts to sneak back to his room after staying in Keyleth's room for the night only to roll a Natural 1. He tries using his Lucky feat to remedy that, only to roll another Natural 1! Vex ends up catching him in the act of his "walk of shame", and her reaction is what sells it.
    Vex: (gagging and horrified, gives Vax a thumbs-up and starts to go back in her room)
    Vax: Oh, hey, hold on a second, though.
    Travis: (mouth full of cookies) OH GOD. Talk it out, talk it out!
    Vex: I'm about to throw up...
    Vax: No no no no. Make jokes, but I want to go into your room for a second and talk to you.
    Travis: (still with a mouth full of cookies) Ew! Make him bathe!
    • Even funnier is the whole group's reaction to his dual critical fails.
    • And even funnier than that? According to an episode of Talks Machina, prior to the moment itself during the break, Liam and Marisha were discussing who should sneak out of the other's room, not wanting anyone to know (especially Vex) that Vax and Keyleth slept together that night as well as discussing what might happen if they got caught. Vax was picked because there was no way he could fail... but then he failed anyway.
  • Scanlan basically attempting to instigate a drug deal with two random teenagers on the street, first breaking the ice by asking where they got their fruit, explaining that he has a 'glandular problem' when they question his height (or lack thereof) before simply saying, "...Spice? ... Do you spice?" The teenagers are completely baffled, and the rest of the group is laughing hysterically. Taliesin in particular questions the wisdom of asking random passersby about drugs, and initially begs him not to do it.
    Sam/Scanlan: They seemed legit — they seemed like 'street kids'!
    Taliesin/Percy: What about that was 'legit'?!
    • Just Scanlan's attempts to secure a deal overall, especially considering that he knew nothing about the actual product he was attempting to buy.
    Sam: Am I just buying cinnamon here?!
    • And the very fact that, due to Scanlan's insane modifier on Deception checks, no-one finds anything unusual about his behavior. It becomes a Running Gag for Sam to call out his Deception rolls as "infinity".
  • Grog gets a negative on an Investigation check, so Matt rules that he picks up a normal red rock from the ground and is convinced that it's magical.
  • Percy and Keyleth volunteer to try the overly expensive alcohol that Grog just bought and become very intoxicated with only a few sips. The pair can barely talk and are called cute, but useless. What really sells it is Marisha and Taliesin answering questions from the group in hilarious, slurring, drunken unison.
    Vax: Can you feel this?
    Percy and Keyleth: (nods heads and groans in the affirmative)
    Vax: You can? Can you feel this?
    Percy and Keyleth: (nods heads and groans in the affirmative)
    Grog: Does it taste good?
    Percy and Keyleth: (shakes heads and groans in the negative)
    Vax: (sounding concerned and confused) Do you recommend it?!
    Percy and Keyleth: (shrugs and groans a non-committal eh)
    (cue everyone dying of laughter)
    • Vax has Percy try to recite his entire Overly Long Name.
    • After all of this, Grog, who is usually of the act first, question never mindset, decides against drinking the alcohol.
    • Not too long after this, the two of them manage to completely sink a transaction with a shopkeeper while trying to buy potions. Percy in particular just keeps digging himself deeper. To start they deduce, out loud, that a belt of phials contains magical potions before asking for the price, so naturally the shopkeeper jacks it up. It only gets worse from there.
    Episode 66: A Traveler's Gamble 
  • Scanlan's adventures as a fledgling drug kingpin continue as he finally meets up with the mysterious "spice" seller and coins a new alias for himself, "The Meat Man". After he pays four hundred gold for two bags of fusaka, the party try various methods (with increasing desperation) to get high off it, with Scanlan going so far as to take it anally. Finally Vex decides to ask the innkeeper what he knows, and discovers that fusaka really is just a mundane flavouring spice. It's rare because there's little demand for it, expensive for spice (which usually costs coppers and silvers), and rocks in at a market value of ten gold pieces.
    • Every time someone tries to get high off of the fusaka, Matt has them roll a Constitution save, just to keep up the appearance that it might be a drug.
    • Scanlan lies to Percy and Vex and tells them he only paid 50 gold for it. Taliesin, knowing that Scanlan actually paid 400, takes the opportunity to throw in some Dramatic Irony.
    Percy: I mean if it were any more I would feel bad, but it's still only 50 gold.
    Sam/Scanlan: [Visibly facepalms]
    Percy: I'd feel like an idiot.
  • Keyleth tries to use Speak with Animals to talk to some racing lizards in the casino, is asked for a Sleight of Hand check... and rolls a Natural 1, after which she is promptly caught and kicked out. Later on, Grog attempts to proposition one of the nobles at the casino, rolls a Natural 1 on his Intimidation check, and he gets kicked out as well!
    Episode 67: The Chase to Glintshore 
  • When the party discovers that Ripley's gun is a magic listening device:
    Vax: But for now, we assume she can hear everything we're saying?
    Grog: Ripley's a piece of shit!
    Vex: You're a piece of shit! You're ugly!
    Keyleth: [Grabs the gun] You're not that ugly, she just meant that to hurt your feelings.
    Grog: Keyleth, don't soften the blow. She's a piece of shit.
    Keyleth: But you are a piece of shit.
  • A tense moment of party discussion is ruined when Sam drinks from his mug and reveals the sticker on the bottom this time: You spice? The other half of the table instantly starts Corpsing.
  • Percy manages to sneak in a reference while the group is planning what to do regarding Mistress Asharu's murder.
    Scanlan: A fugitive?
  • Scanlan stops by the casino after securing an airship and tries to find the spice dealers again for a confrontation, but they are nowhere to be found. Disappointed, he tries his luck at a dice game, only to lose 100 gold pieces. Now frustrated, he goes outside and asks Grog to slap him in the face, but because he's wearing a Hat of Disguise to appear as a human, Grog's slap passes through the illusion at four feet over Scanlan's head.
    Scanlan: I can't even get slapped in the face right!
  • The enchanter who the group hires to remove Ripley's spying enchantment is equated to an image of Matt in costume on a carousel and subsequently cannot be taken seriously by anyone at the table. Matt has mixed feelings about the situation.
    Episode 68: Cloak and Dagger 
  • Grog gets pissy when the twins don't let him hold one of the shiny flare stones, refusing to let Vax take point unless he gets one. Vax tries to pass off a shard of glass as the stone and slip past Grog, but the goliath simply grabs him by the scruff of his neck and glares. What sells it is that they each make successive rolls (Luck and inspiration from Scanlan respectively) that makes it look like Vax was initially grabbed, then not, then grabbed again.
  • Keyleth's reaction to learning how much damage her new Whirlwind spell does:
    Keyleth: Ten D six? It's like Christmas!
  • The layout of the battlefield in the main conflict is described by the cast as "crevasse boobies." Matt threatens to kill them all.
  • Easy to miss amid the tension of the battle, but the mage in Ripley's party manages to have a spectacularly bad round even as he knocks two party members unconscious. First, Keyleth casts Whirlwind, leaving him restrained in a tornado. Then Scanlan casts Reverse Gravity in that area, sending everyone but the trapped mage flying a hundred feet into the sky. The next round, the mage casts Chain Lightning on Keyleth, knocking her unconscious, which means the Whirlwind fades and the mage is thrown up into the sky as well. Then the Chain Lightning splinters off to Scanlan, knocking him unconscious as well...which means Reverse Gravity also fades and the mage slams into the ground from a hundred feet.
    Episode 69: Passed Through Fire 
  • When deciding on which revival spell to use, Pike is tempted towards the cheaper option due to knowing Vex would want to save some money. They spend the thousand gold worth of diamonds for Resurrection anyway.
  • When the crew finds a Gate spell scroll on Ripley's body, the immediate reaction, mainly from Scanlan, is that they use it to save/bring back Percy. Everyone, but mainly Keyleth, shoot the idea down due to the incredible power of the spell. Later, when Percy awakens, Scanlan lets him know that he wanted to use a Gate scroll to save him but they all said no. Doubles as a Heartwarming Moment and as the first real round of laughter from the group in the whole session, which had been understandably grim and incredibly emotional.
  • Pike claims to have read all the books Percy gave her while they were away. After a pretty bad Deception check, Grog calls her out on her obvious lie.
  • Grog being curious about Kerrek's letter gets this response...
    Vax: Those are called 'words', Grog.
  • More shenanigans with Grog's terrifyingly strong booze.
    • They give some to Jarrett, and he and Scanlan have a hilariously incomprehensible conversation about obtaining drugs.
    • Pike decides to have two swigs. The first does nothing. The second knocks her out. Vax starts stacking trays and cups on her back.
    • Sam's impersonation of Patrick Rothfuss before Vax reads Percy's goodbye letter. It's really spot on.
      • When Vax reads Pike's part in Percy's goodbye letter, he initially asks her if she heard it before remembering she's still passed out.
  • The stream goes down twice due to technical difficulties. After they return the first time, Sam jokes that Scanlan is holding Gilmore's severed head and that Percy actually died twice in the interim, one time being Vex's fault, and that Marisha cried eight more times. They then do a "Resurrection" which has Taliesin dramatically rising up from a lying-down position.
    Episode 70: Trust 
  • During the pre-game announcements, Sam does a plug for the show's sponsor in rap form. The entire cast is dying laughing, and Taliesin is in tears.
  • Grog telling Keyleth to be patient. A sign of his character development, but still funny that he's the one to calm her down.
  • Grog killing the tension after Percy's speech against Raishan.
    Percy: I am conscious of where we are, I'm conscious of who you are, and I'm conscious of what you need. I'm just trying to make sure that everybody's clear that the minute [Thordak] dies, all bets are off. You know it as well as I do. And you should be wary, because only one side of this table is underestimating the other.
    Grog: ...Which side is it?
  • When Raishan explains the curse she apparently now has...
  • Scanlan convinces Grog, who's carrying all the guns acquired from the Ripley fight, to give him one of them and some ammo. Later, he tries to load one. While Matt does not specifically state he fails to do so safely, the fact that it was a fairly low roll for what he was doing (11) doesn't give one much hope.
    • Later, Percy has to buy the rest of the guns off of Grog, and does so by bestowing patently fake title: "The Grand Poobah Da-Doink of This and That". Not only does Grog buy it completely, Taliesin points out that he didn't even bother with an insight check.
    • Even better, this made it into the Tal'dorei Campaign Setting book.
    No-one really knows if Grog's noble title is a real title at all, or if Percy was just joking when he gave it to him. Grog likes it, and that's good enough for most people.
  • Grog gives Vex a Potion of Superior Healing as a belated reward for her showing him her boobies all the way back in Episode 23. He says to take it if "they" ever get damaged, because he "fights better when there's boobies around."
  • Though the audience is slightly disappointed that Percy and Vex don't discuss their relationship, when Percy and Vex go to the library to study up on a monster, it's so adorably awkward!
  • Scanlan tries to Mind Wipe Lady Kima into forgetting about Raishan and fails, and gets justly whacked upside the head (for 35 points of damage!) in retaliation.
  • The fact that all of this occurs because Keyleth just mentioned things in front of Kima without realizing.
    Episode 71: Vorugal 
  • Scanlan and Kima are not happy with each other for most of the first half of the episode, with Scanlan semi-seriously considering breaking down the magical mansion while she's still inside and leaving her out in the cold. Oh, Scanlan...
  • Kima is left behind when VM go to scout out a location for the battle. When she talks about making herself something to eat, they mention the mansion supplies nothing but chicken.
    Kima: ...I love chicken!
    Grog: There's also a training room downstairs, if you want to go smash shit.
    Kima: I'm gonna go eat chicken and smash shit!
  • Vex, Vax and Scanlan hand off their Vestiges to Keyleth to look after while they go talk to some people. When they come back, they find Keyleth trying to fire Whisper through Fenthras like a little kid playing with her parents' clothes.
  • Grog breaks up a sibling fight between Vex and Vax.
  • Vax dicking around with the teleport function of Whisper and nearly falling on Vex's head.
  • A little bit of Ho Yay between Pike and Kima occurs when Scanlan and Pike go to retrieve Kima before the battle. Kima is downstairs doing one armed push-ups and eating chicken, and Pike is... very impressed.
  • When Raishan appears in disguise, it takes Scanlan and Pike a few minutes to realize/learn who it is, much to her frustration. But they've got nothing on Vax, of all people, who spends the entire conversation having absolutely no idea that the person they're speaking with is Raishan!
    Episode 72: The Elephant in the Room 
  • While Vex and Scanlan are having a tense and heartfelt conversation with Tooma and the Ravinites in Vorugal's lair, Grog begins running back and forth, still in a persistent rage, searching for loot "like a cracked out PCP addict". Naturally, he rolls a natural 1 on perception and just begins rage looting snow, digging like a mad dog and throwing snow in Vex's face. After the conversation is concluded, Grog just screams "WHERE THE FUCK IS IT?" Completely ruining a touching moment.
    Matt [After Scanlan makes a successful perception check] After pushing some of the snow out of the way... it's kind of amazing that Grog didn't see this at all. But not really, when you think about it.
  • The gang takes a moment to do inventory as Grog tries to make room for their loot by throwing out all the useless crap the group forgot they had collected. Among the things thrown out are: totally decomposed orc head,note  a brain chunk, two dark elf heads, one random arm and twelve beef jerky strips. Tooma and the other Ravinites observe this display with growing concern as she munches on the not very fresh discarded jerky.
    Grog (to Tooma): Right? Yeah, those are like super fresh. (Turns towards the group and mouths) Fuck!
  • Scanlan, Vex and Grog find a ton of gold and platinum in Vorugal's lair, leading them to contemplate ditching the others and buying a mansion somewhere.
    Scanlan: Grog. Vex. We don't need to tell the others about this.
    Vex: We don't need to, no.
    Scanlan: We can just go to a warm place, the three of us, and just live out the rest of our days.
    Grog: We'll build a bank, like, it'll just be us.
    Scanlan: They'll never find us, we have the Dust of Tracelessness!
    Grog: We kill Vex after, like, the first month.
    Vex: I can hear you.
    Scanlan: We might need her to restart civilization.
    Vex: Oh. You know what? Let's go back. You lost me.
  • Keyleth plays with the new Vestige, looking for all the world like a kid in a candy store. Unfortunately, a succession of poor rolls makes her sparring attacks on Grog... underwhelming. Grog's disappointment at not being mauled is funny enough, but his attempts to insist that he's injured, and Keyleth apparently buying it and being even more excited, cross between this and adorable.
  • Later on, Keyleth transforming into an elephant with Percy on her back. Scanlan and Grog are convinced that the elephant is an intruder who has kidnapped Percy, and start beating the crap out of poor elephant!Keyleth. Once she switches back to her druid form, she pretends that the elephant tried to eat her.
    • Also, the episode's absolutely perfect Pun-Based Title that resulted from this (and from addressing the metaphorical elephant in the room, namely whether or not Vex will ever confess her feelings for Percy).
  • Vax and Scanlan have a literal pissing contest. Matt has them roll Performance checks to see how well they can write their names in the snow. Vax wins. Scanlan: "My wang is built for power, not accuracy."
  • There's something really hilarious to how Taliesin breaks character at the end, since this episode ends immediately after Percy kisses Vex.
    Taliesin: Bam, motherfucker!
  • Jut the fact that Vex killed a dragon and got a kiss from a Princess (well, noble-born man, but you get the idea) is amusing in its own right.
  • While everyone has varying levels of attentiveness while Percy and Vex have a personal conversation in the woods, Travis, who is normally trying to do anything but pay attention, is so wrapped up in whether Vex will admit her feelings for Percy that he looks about ready to chew a hole through the drink can he's holding. When Percy unexpectedly kisses Vex, Travis squeals and looks just as excited as Laura, if not more so.
    • To put this into perspective, look at the group when Vax is trying to convince Vex to admit her feelings a few scenes beforehand. Sam, Tal, and Marisha are all screwing around like children, not paying any attention whatsoever, while poor Travis (who's stranded with Liam and Laura) looks absolutely bored out of his mind.
    Episode 73: The Coming Storm 
  • It's the Halloween episode, which means we're treated to the sight of Matt conducting several heartwarming, tearjerking, and extremely tense conversations... while dressed as Viktor the black powder merchant.
    • Everyone keeps breaking out into laughter for the first part of the episode due to not being able to take Matt seriously. Especially Liam. He describes the outfit as "It's like Doc Brown exploded."
    Liam: I'd like to set the Deathwalker's Ward to "Matthew's Costume".
    • Everyone is dressed as various villains from the campaign, except Liam, who's dressed as Tyriok the map-maker and conducts the entire session one-handed.
    • Scanlan is dressed up as Hotis the Rakshasa, leading to the inevitable "they're GRRRRRRREAT" shoutout.
    • Married couple Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham are dressed as married couple Delilah and Sylas Briarwood.
    • Taliesin Jaffe is Clarota because of course he is.
    • Marisha Ray is Dr. Anna Ripley. (Meaning three people at the table, fully half the players, are dressed up as people who traumatised Percy. Four if you count Viktor.)
    • Matthew Mercer and Marisha Ray got engaged a few days before the session, which is adorable, but results in viewers being treated to the mental image of Viktor marrying Ripley when they announce it at the beginning of the evening. The cast's comments include the suggestion of Travis Willingham as a flower girl.
  • Vax goes to visit Gilmore, meaning Matt has to do his voice... while dressed as Viktor. Liam immediately regrets this decision.
  • A unexplained Super Mario Bros. coin sound effect goes off while Vax is knocking on Gilmore's door.
    Matt: You find a gold coin.
  • Vex and Keyleth come across a half-naked Kashaw sleeping in his room. They comment on his loud snoring, with Vex mentioning that Vax doesn't snore. Keyleth's response? "I know." She immediately reacts in embarrassment to what just came out of her mouth.
  • Then, after waking Kashaw up, Vex and Keyleth pick up the Slayer's Take contracts from him, which they don't need anymore because they've already killed Vorugal. When they tell him he went all the way to Vasselheim for nothing, his reaction is simple:
    Kashaw: Get out of my room.
  • After leaving Kash's room, Vex and Keyleth have a brief moment of girl-talk and squee about Percy kissing Vex. And in a case of Open Mouth, Insert Foot, when Vex asks Keyleth about her friendship with Percy and she says "He's not my twin brother", Vex segues into talking about her and Vax.
    • There's also the way this one starts, with a moment of mistaken identity:
    Vex: He kissed me!
    Keyleth: Who, Kash?
  • Scanlan pushes Percy and Grog into divvying-up the gold they found in the previous episode. He successfully negotiates with Grog to give him 10 Platinum... which backfires, since Grog is too dumb to count, so he only ends up getting 6.
    Grog: One, Three, Seven, Eight, Nine, Forty, Ten.
    Grog: [Later] How about I give you 20 more Platinum? [As Travis] And I give him 4 more.
  • Scanlan once again seeks out Jarrett to ask about drugs, leading to an embarrassing, hilarious, and then surprisingly serious conversation... at the end of which Jarrett sucker-punches him for making insulting assumptions about him and that Scanlan now has something to look forward to.
  • The sheer look of horror on everyone's face (including Matt's!) when Percy stabs Asum is somewhere between funny and completely understandable, but Marisha's reaction is hilarious.
    Marisha: Ohhhh, let's fucking DO THIS SHIT! LET'S DO IT! Let's do it....DO IT!
  • Allura sheepishly telling Percy that they threw his desk chair into the spinning orb of death.
    Episode 74: Path of Brass 
  • The train wreck that is Vox Machina trying to get to Fort Daxio at the start of the episode. The plan: have Keyleth Scry and find a tree, then use Transport Via Plants. The catch: you can only scry on a creature, not a general placenote . The entire group spend several minutes flicking through their notes hoping to find a past NPC who might have gone to Fort Daxio, with no success. They ask Allura if she knows anyone there. She only knows Riskel Daxio, who's currently in Syngorn. They ask Gilmore if he knows any of the soldiers stationed at Fort Daxio. Nope. They ask if Gilmore knows a spell that can teleport them there? Nope, but Allura might. So they go back to Allura, and it turns out she can teleport up to 8 people there, which would've solved the whole mess instantly if they'd thought to ask. Liam likens it to being stuck running around in circles in a videogame trying to find the Event Flag that'll progress the story.
  • Grog rolls a 3 on a Perception Check looking up at the sky around Fort Daxio, leading a a combination of Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny! and, oddly enough for Grog, Cuteness Proximity.
    Matt: You see what looks to be a small bird, and it's really small and it's really cute and your eyes sort of watch it flying off that way.
    • After this, Pike tried to have it land on her hand "like a Disney Princess", requiring an Animal Handling check. Something which, Sam points out, they almost never get to do in this campaign. She rolls a 9, so her armor clunking scares it off.
  • Matt tries to do a war horn noise as Vox Machina arrives at Fort Daxio. Keyword: "tries".
    Matt: As you guys begin to approach the gate you hear a small horn just kind of give off this, this arrival notification. [Weak Horn Noise that sounds more like a kazoo] ...But deeper and much cooler sounding than that. [Everyone starts Corpsing ] Because I'm not a war horn.
    Sam: All their horns were broken in the war.
    Liam: Did we just find your Achilles Heel?
    Marisha: Horn noises?
    Liam: Man of a Thousand Voices, animals, creatures... can't do horns.
  • The general at Fort Daxio describes herself as having "been under" Mikhail Daxio for fifteen years. Laura immediately raises her eyebrows and starts laughing. Evidently she's getting a reputation as the queen of innuendo.
    Liam: You are the worst.
    Travis: I just - I mean like - it didn't even take a second.
    Taliesin: I specifically looked [toward Laura], hoping.
  • Sam running his Magnificent Mansion as a soup kitchen — but also treating it like a high-class restaurant, asking the soldiers if they have a plus one or if their names are on his list.
    • Related: when he tells the general the idea, her reaction (and Allura's reply) is priceless.
    General: (without taking her eyes off Scanlan) I can't tell, is the little man fucking with me?
    Allura: Usually, yes, but not right now.
  • Percy working on one of the trebuchets somehow turns into a Mr. Fanservice Shirtless Scene, with all the nearby soldiers either looking at him in utter bewilderment or fanning themselves.
  • Vox Machina insisting they can fix Fort Daxio in a montage! ...Which is swiftly interrupted by Matt, who describes the General as stopping the montage with a wave of her hand.
  • Partway through the episode, an alarm goes off on Sam's phone. He set the alarm so he'd know when to take off his shirt. And he's wearing 4 shirts to this session. Why? Because he'd realized he'd worn 70 shirts in 74 episodes, so if he wears 4 in this one, he'll have worn one shirt for each episode!
  • Matt is forced to describe a situation in which the sun is directly overhead.note  The rest of the group cracks up at his struggle.
    Matt: I'm not gonna say it, but the sun is high in the sky.
    Sam: It's fuuuuull sunlight.
    Taliesin: It's lunchtime!
  • The new NPC, Senokir the jeweler, whose slightly bizarre mannerisms make the party fall in love with him immediately.
    Taliesin: We'll never see Viktor again. I have a new best friend.
  • Percy covering his hands with black powder while on the plane of fire.
    Matt as Victor: LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES!
  • After receiving aid from two residents of the City of Brass, Vox Machina negotiates repaying the favor.
    Percy: The deal will not include any of us —
    Scanlan: Unless it's for a one-time sexual favor of some sort —
    Vex: In which case, take your pick.
    Scanlan: I'm up for that.
    Grog: I'm up too.
    Percy: Oh my god you people.
  • Scanlan's reaction upon one of the efreet realizing that Scanlan had mind controlled his friend.
    Scanlan: I'm just a harmless - KILL HIM KILL HIM NOWWWW!
  • The fact that in spite of Senokir's extreme creepiness and overall untrustworthy manner, Vox Machina chose to put all their trust in him and more or less sell themselves into slavery to him.
  • Vox Machina either missing or ignoring Matt's hints that a trip to the fire plane is a bad idea.
  • Senokir's weird, monotonous laugh when Vax starts messing with Vex.
    Episode 75: Where The Cards Fall 
  • Sam's radio play at the start of the episode.
  • Grog's brilliant plan on how to fight the Pit Fiend.
    Grog: Hell Fiend goes "Oh, time to go shopping for slaves!", walks up to The Arches, we set a trap, Vax goes stabby-stab-stab, Percy goes "pwoww", Pike goes... "Hi!" and we're doneskies!
    Taliesin: You're writing the best children's book ever.
  • Percy's utterly baffled and slightly flattered look when Vax suggests giving him another Shirtless Scene to attract slave buyers.
  • In order to make themselves more appealing to slave owners, Scanlan casts Seeming to make everyone look like "sextuplets" resembling Vax and Vex. Which means that Keyleth and Percy, the twins' love interests, suddenly look exactly like the twins. Vex and Vax are horrified, and Percy has an absolute field day.
    Vax: (thoroughly squicked) Grog, slap me really hard across the face right now.
    Grog: Done! (knocks him flat)
    Vax: Sweet, sweet ignorance...
    Percy: Do you need a hand up, brother?
    • It also ruins a prime romantic moment after Vex buys the aasimar slaves:
    Percy: (to Vex) You're an idiot and I'm very proud of you. Don't do that again.
    Vex: ...Don't. Talk to me right now. Just...don't.
    Percy: (cracks up)
  • Also, the original conversation about the sextuplets:
    Keyleth: I think we're spending a lot of time on this, and maybe not enough time on our battle plan.
    Percy: The battle plan... is nesting doll sextuplets.
  • When Vox Machina arrives at the forge of the fire giant Waska, they strike an agreement: in exchange for information pertaining to the whereabouts of the Plate of the Dawnmartyr, they will give up some magic items. They offer the Ring of Protection and a Ring of Lightning Resistance with no hesitation... but when Grog offers up the Alchemy Jug (which creates some liquids in limited amounts and nothing else) they immediately protest. It makes mayonnaise!
  • The negotiation between Keyleth and Waska includes this gem:
    Keyleth: I don't believe it is from this realm, but it resides here. It was won by a fire giant, [such] as yourself, in a game of cards.
    Waska: A game...of cards?
    Keyleth: Or, some call them...card games.
    (muffled laughter from everyone at the table)
  • Two fire giant guards greet them and the first thing Scanlan asks is "Are they fuckable?" Poor Matt takes a few seconds to reply that Scanlan can try if he wants, but he'd be the gerbil.
  • Grog rolls a natural 20 on Deception to convince Keyleth and Pike that if they drop the absurdly heavy metal square they're awkwardly hauling around, they will die. Neither Pike (14) nor Keyleth (a natural one) roll well enough to see through it.
  • Grog's adorable spelling lesson with Pike.
    Episode 76: Brawl in the Arches 
  • There's just something inherently funny about Travis quoting famously soothing and cheerful Rob Ross while Grog is going into a rage.
    Travis/Grog: I wanna light this candle and get the party started! I would like to fiery rage. [...] And in the immortal words of Rob Ross, "Everybody needs a friend," and I want to give him a big fucking bear hug!
  • Seeming once again rears its hilarious head as Liam forgot that the spell was making everyone look like the twins and had Vax kiss Keyleth in the middle of the battle, only for it to be pointed out later that Vax made out with his sister's doppelganger.
  • The reaction to Sam's new book of vile limericks. Even better, the fact that it was a gift from Taliesin, and Taliesin never intended it to be read on the stream.
  • When Vex has to make a death saving throw and passes, she also takes poison damage, which automatically fails. Laura cheerfully says, "Thank god I passed 'cause I would've just died!", realises what she said, and stares into the middle distance with a blankly frozen smile for nearly twenty seconds straight while the episode continues.
    Episode 77: Clash at Daxio 
  • Sam reveals a new shirt he made...featuring one of Matt's derpfaces. Matt then takes the opportunity to remind everyone that the topic of the new GM Tips episode was about handling character death.
    • The same image on the shirt is also on the bottom of Sam's mug, which goes unnoticed by the cast for the majority of the episode. When Matt finally spots it, he mutters, "I hate you so much, Sam."
  • Poor Percy tries to make an attack with Animus, which jams, then Bad News, which also jams. So he goes for a nearby trebuchet... and blows the strength roll to aim it. Pike's the one who winds up firing it.
  • When Xanthas charms Vex into walking off a ledge, she does that... but pulls out her broom, forcing him to yell to shoot her friends instead.
  • Introducing the Aasimar boys to Cassandra, Laura completely blanks on their names.
    Vex: This is, um, ...Keurig and Human.
    Matt: You're the best foster mom ever.
  • When the group is estimating the losses suffered by the Fort Daxio guards, Travis briefly forgets Grog's intelligence.
    Percy: Estimated at...
    Grog: 75%.
    Percy: [amazed] Grog!
    Grog: I mean... whatever those words mean.
  • The group's very extended discussion on whether to take Allura or Gilmore to Emon. They keep trying to palm the decision off onto the NPCs and Matt's having none of it.
    Raishan: [Sighs] At the rate this is going neither of them is going to go!
    Scanlan: Trial by combat!
    Matt: Survivor goes to Emon!
    Episode 78: The Siege of Emon 
  • Percy goes to Vex's room with alcohol to continue their post-kiss promise to "talk later". Vex greets him without any clothes.
    Mary: (singsong) I can't wait for the artwork!
  • Will Friedle's scary levels of tactics expertise. And his exasperation at Vox Machina's lack thereof.
  • Keyleth teleports to the Air Ashari with Vax and Allura in tow, leading to a heartwarming conversation with her father, an awkward moment as she introduces Vax to him, and an awesome moment when Korrin promises the Air Ashari will be there in the battle against Thordak. It wraps around to hilarious when, after he leaves, Allura points out that she'd been standing there the whole time and Keyleth forgot to introduce her.
  • Matt narrates what it's like to be among the soldiers preparing for the titular siege, when Will suddenly exclaims, "Dale?!" Matt rolls with it and we get a very brief, hilariously inexplicable scene in which Kashaw chats with his old friend Dale. The very grim and taciturn Kashaw being incredibly boisterous during this conversation seals the deal.
  • Matt's subbing for Grog includes a scene in which he reacts with a glum, wordless moan when told not to drink something, prompting this observation:
    Sam: Matt's Grog and Matt's Trinket are very similar.
    Matt: Well, to be fair...
  • Liam rolls a natural 20 for detecting traps. All Matt can really do about it is emphasize the impressive extent to which there aren't any traps.
  • Scanlan breaks up a particularly tense conversation with the Clasp by claiming a Thieves' Cant code knocked out by an invisible Vax was done with his penis. The best part is that the whole studio bursts into laughter and the crew even begins to applaud.
    Episode 79: Thordak 
  • As he stares down Thordak, Percy has a moment of crisis where he questions his life choices. He then hastily clarifies that he only means some of his life choices
    Percy: I'm regretting so many things right now (points at Vex) - not you! Oh god, I shouldn't avoid my family. It leads to dragons...
    • Keyleth, having heard what Percy said to Vex, wants details on whether he ever followed through after the kiss. Both Percy and Vex point out that this really isn't the time.
  • Keyleth's 8th level tsunami spell is decidedly underwhelming (Thordak's sheer size means it barely affects him), to Marisha's dismay. Matt's reaction is... somewhat flippant. Until he realizes that reacting that way may have put him in hot water with his fiancee.
    • Keyleth and Gilmore's moment of solidarity when Thordak dodges his 6th level Disintegrate spell.
    Laura: What level spell was that, Gilmore?
    Gilmore: (morosely) Sixth.
    Keyleth: Yeah. Eighth. I feel ya, man.
  • Scanlan's inspiration song, set to a familiar Christmas tune:
    Thordak the Cinder Ki~ng
    Had a very shiny gem
    And if you ever saw it
    Run the fuck away from him!
    Episode 80: Raishan 
  • Keyleth breaks and destroys one of the dragon eggs, and the rest of the group is quick to point out this technically means she killed a dragon. Cue Marisha mock-celebrating being a dragonslayer, and this line from Sam.
    Sam: How do you want to do this? Sunny side up.
  • The group decides that the classic D&D spell Abi-Dalzim's Horrid Wilting shall henceforth be known as Adella Dazeem's Horrid Wilting.
  • Apparently growing frustrated with Sam's refusal to have Scanlan play the brass flute to summon J'mon Sa Ord to the party's aid, Laura busts out a limerick based on her previous attempt to convince him. Better yet, it apparently works!
    Laura: Have you heard tell of Scanlan the Bold?
    Who won't tell us his age - but he's old!
    With his sword he's a slayer,
    With the ladies, a player,
    But if he picks up the flute he's pure gold!
  • When he finally plays the flute the group jokes about waiting for the Brass Dragon to arrive, with them picturing them going through airport security.
    Sam: He's at TSA right now. He's like "I have nothing else metal on me, I don't need - oh I'm bronze."
  • After a tense moment where Vax is knocked unconscious and almost falls into the lava, Mood Whiplash ensues when Keyleth tries to drag him away... in her Fire Elemental form. Matt rules that because Keyleth is used to the form he'll just allow Vax to make a death saving throw, rather than outright take damage, but Marisha jokes that accidentally killing Vax while trying to drag him to safety would've been "the most Keyleth thing ever".
  • Even when he was frozen solid by Raishan's Cone of Cold spell, Sam continues to deliver the laughs.
    Sam: I died as I lived... hard.
  • Keyleth tries a simple but needless jump (the battle was over and she wasn't being threatened) and rolls a Natural 1, faceplanting into the lava.
    Taliesin: You died as you lived...
    Marisha: A fucking dumbass?
    • Immediately afterwards, Travis asks what Marisha rolled a Nat 1 in and Sam immediately responds that she rolled a Nat 1 in moving.
    • The look on Matt's face, however, is not as funny; Keyleth could have died instantly and left no body to resurrect.
  • As Vex is laying, unconscious, with two Death saves gone, Laura has to get up to use the restroom. Shebeggs Matt not to kill her while she's gone. What makes this funny is that Sam tells the rest of the group after she leaves that they should all be crying when she comes back. Laura from off-screen yells back "Don't - I heard that!" Cue the cast cracking up.
    Episode 81: What Lies Beneath the Surface 
  • Vox Machina return to Whitestone covered in sweat, blood, soot, and worse. When they meet Cassandra, Percy decides what she really needs is a great big hug from her sweaty, bloody, sooty, smelly older brother.
  • After Vax gets done talking with Percy in the bathroom, Vex pops up from under the water. Corpsing ensues from the entire table.
    Vex: I thought he would never leave.
    • Special mentions: Travis doesn't even try to play it cool and immediately jumps up and cheers, Liam acts like a shocked brother, and Marisha immediately lampshades:
      Marisha: How big are these fucking bathtubs?
    • Also, when Vax enters the bathtub Taliesin tells him "I'm really working on something here," (without knowing what Laura had in mind). Then everyone lampshades how that phrase looks in hindsight, with Taliesin trying to defend himself by claiming they really were just bathing.
  • Right before the break, Sam theorizes what Raishan's plan is. Made even funnier with the guest player at the table...
    Sam: She was looking for the third book of the trilogy of Patrick Rothfuss!
    • Keep in mind, he was trying to say "Patrick Rothfuss' The Kingkiller Chronicle", but he only gets to "Patrick Rothf-" before everyone (table and pit crew alike) erupts into laughter.
  • The sandkeg returns, leading to Allura slowly beginning to slur her words as the booze takes hold, and Kerr suffering from the strong burning taste and then immediately losing all feeling in his mouth.
    Keyleth: Now the fire has passed through you.
  • When the group decides to loot Thordak's lair, who finds the Deck of Many Things, possibly the most ridiculously dangerous and campaign-destroying magical item in the game? Grog, the barbarian with 6 INT, played by Travis, one of only two people at the table with no idea what it does (and none of the others can tell him without metagaming). Everything that comes after is nerve-wrackingly hilarious. Watch everyone's faces as Matt describes the find.
    • Also the fact that Grog's first instinct once finding the Deck of Many Things is to toss it in the lava. Cue Laura Bailey giving a very incredulous "Travis!"
    Matt: (defending Grog being the one to find the deck) Look man, the last thing I expected was for Grog to be the first one to loot for magical items and roll a decent investigation check! And yet here you are, discovering this deck!
  • After drawing a card from the deck and nothing bad happening, Grog tries to discretely put the rest of the deck in his pocket. Travis rolls a Slight of Hand and...
    • Matt plays this off as Grog trying to pocket the Deck, only to throw it towards the rest of the party.
  • Grog discovers the scimitar he found is, in fact, a Dancing Sword. He waltzes with it to try and unlock its powers.
  • While Scanlan's adventures in drugs are slowly becoming more serious than funny, this line is still humorous.
    Keyleth: (holding the flute Scanlan turned into a bong) Uh, guys... I feel like this was classic Scanlan... in terms of choices...
  • Patrick Rothfuss as paladin Kerrek is trying to figure out how much healing to dole out, so it's suggested that everyone under 30HP raise their hands... and Rothfuss notes, as they do so, that this would be an excellent moment to kill them all. As the group cracks up, Rothfuss claims he was sent by Acquisitions Incorporated to extract "protection money".
  • Gilmore's epiphany after the Thordak fight.
    Gilmore: This experience has helped me come to terms with the fact that I... should NOT be on the battlefield.
    Grog: That's not true! That finger of yours is very powerful!
    Gilmore: Yes. And I was also on fire. A lot.
  • In a classic moment of simultaneous seriousness and hilarity, Scanlan modifies Jareth's memorynote  to change his answer to supplying Scanlan with more drugs from a vehement "No!" to agreeing to do anything he can. The group can't help but laugh at how he has essentially become Heisenberg.
  • After their... mishaps with lava in the last episode, the group finds out their next destination is a volcanic island, and feel like lava might be dethroning doors as their new nemesis.
    Taliesin: One day, we're going to meet a lava door.
    Travis: Don't you put that evil on us. Don't even put it out there.
    Liam: Matt hadn't even thought of that!
  • After Vax and Keyleth's haircut talk and Scanlan preparing his "pipe" for the morning, Kerrek gets "noisily sick" and throws up in the latrine.
    Episode 82: Deadly Echoes 
  • Kerrek uses his Paladin abilities to sense undead in the vicinity, and he gets a reaction. Unfortunately, Grog doesn't quite get his wording.
    Kerrek: There is an unclean thing here.
  • This exchange as the group finds a rope bridge across a chasm.
    Percy: I'm going to make a run for it.
    Grog: Are you literally going to run?
    Percy: No, I'm going to walk. Gingerly.
    Grog: I don't know why... what is a "retort"?
    Percy: It means if I die, you win.
  • Marisha taunting Matt with her 21 Dexterity check and the party telling her not to do that. Matt's poker face (aside from a one-eyed blink) and Marisha backpedaling is what sells it.
  • After the group escapes the reverse gravity trap, Kerrek says "So this is pretty much Tuesday for you, isn't it?" Percy replies that it's more like a Thursday.
  • Taliesin and Marisha play Scanlan for an absent Sam, including singing his spells. The normally dry and deadpan Taliesin breaks into a hamtastic rendition of "Roxanne" by The Police that garners praise from the rest of the table, while Marisha sings a parody of "Mickey" by Toni Basil that... doesn't.
    Episode 83: The Deceiver's Stand 
  • Sam plugs Marvel. Specifically by claiming he's "leet", then botching every single reference so badly he's obviously doing it on purpose.
    • It gets worse in the next week's Talks Machina, as Brian Foster claims Sam had stolen the joke from him.
  • Grog scoring a critical hit with his new dwarven throwing hammer on Thordak's head. The head attached to his thoroughly dead body. Matt allows him a HDYWTDT anyway.
    Grog: [Talking to the new hammer] This... is the beginning... OF A BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP!!! [Slams the hammer down]
  • Grog hears an ominous breathing sound and rolls low on a perception check, so he thinks it's coming from his new hammer and worries that it might be yet another Evil Weapon.
    Grog: Please, don't do this. I've had a previous relationship, I've been burned before!
  • After Raishan's devastating Meteor Swarm, Scanlan asks if the dog (the Obsidian Mastiff) got hit. Matt rules that it definitely did, instantly destroying it and turning it back into a statue. Black Comedy ensues when Scanlan points out that both times they've used the dog so far, it's been blown up.
  • Scanlan tried Cutting Words on one of Raishan's Attacks of Opportunity by saying "You're so dumb, you get your yearly checkup from Dr. Dranzel!" He rolls enough to cause the attack to miss, so Matt decides that Raishan pauses for a moment to say "Wait, who??"
  • Marisha is so shocked and excited over landing a clutch Feeblemind on Raishan that she falls right out of her seat, to the point where her shoes briefly stick up into frame.
  • Continuing a precedent from the previous fight, Scanlan has another undignified death - this time covered in his own urine. Never change, Scanlan...
    • At one point when he's restored to consciousness...
    Scanlan: Is this my urine or someone else's? I don't know which is worse.
  • All of the egg jokes throughout the episode.
    • Also, the beginning, with Vax going all-out on them by using advantage, sneak attack, the sharp-shooter feat and poison. The egg makes a successful save against the poison.
  • Laura sums up Vox Machina rather neatly:
    Raishan: Why won't you just stay down and die with dignity?!
    Vex: (immediately) We don't do anything with dignity!
  • As the other players are discussing using Revivify on the just-killed Percy, Sam makes his own contribution.
    Sam: Right now Scanlan's getting fed grapes by little cherubs... that are the same size as him. And he's like, "Come on, Percy, they've got red and green grapes..."
  • Laura's opinion on what Scanlan's personal Hell would be, made a crowning moment by Sam acting it out.
    Laura: The ultimate punishment for Scanlan is that he would show up as a spectral servant in someone else's Mansion.
    Sam: "You want me to do what? Ugh... Alright." (opens his mouth)
  • While considering that Raishan might be hiding within the dragon-sized central wall of the chamber, this exchange occurs quietly in the background:
    Marisha: It could still be her.
    Sam: Could still be she.
    Taliesin: (silently glares at Sam for a moment, then elbow-whacks him in the face, accompanied by a cartoony sound effect)
  • Raishan casts Disintegrate, which leaves the players panicking as Mercer takes a picture of the die he just rolled and proceeds to look something up on his phone. Travis asks Taliesin to pass him the laser pointer and attempts to blind Mercer with it.

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