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Nott will choose Arcane Trickster for her Rogue specialization.Intelligence is her second-highest stat, and she's mentioned Caleb teaching her a few tricks.
- Confirmed as of episode 5.
Jester's mother is the madame of a brothel.Jester has talked about her mother when in need of funds, either personally or to bestow upon someone else, implying she is quite well-off. While this alone leaves open a number of occupations, Jester's claim that she has "seen a lot of dicks", as well as her reaction to Bryce mentioning syphilis seem to imply a degree of familiarity with the prostitution scene. On top of this, Jester recognizes the gnome in charge of Alfield, with the conversation between Laura and Matt implying that it is because he frequents brothels.
- Confirmed in Episode 8, Jester's mother is a very famous courtesan known as "the Ruby of the Sea".
Some...thing is behind the threats they've faced. Something hungry.Both of the major arcs they've gone through and "bosses" they've faced have been motivated by hunger: the frog-demon triggering a zombie attack by his feeding too much, the gnolls suddenly stepping up their meat-gathering to feed an escaped manticore... it fits thematically, considering their origins, but the recurring theme is hard to ignore.
- The spider in the Zadash sewers might also count towards this? Catching and webbing up and eating those people unlucky enough to venture into the sewers at all...
- Sith Duthar's journal clearly talked about the Crawling King, an ever-hungry deity that waits for a convenient time to reemerge.
- After that, we had hungry crocodiles in a swamp. And then a hungry troll.
- Then after that they have to deal with a noni, who may have been part of a slavery ring for the sole purpose of snacks.
- And then there is Algar Dyomin, who could be said to have a sexual hunger for Marion Lavorre.
- Possibly Fjord's patron, as one of the key words used in Fjord's dreams is consume.
- Possibly confirmed. It looks like the BBEG for season 2 is Tharizdun, the Chained Oblivion, who is described as being eternally hungry.
The Traveller is actually ArtaganIn Episode 9, he seems to appear physically before Jester, which actual deities shouldn't be able to do since they are sealed behind the Divine Gate. Mercer has, however, explained that there are individuals with god-like powers, who may lend their favor to people who worship them (Vesh and Kashaw are one such example). We know that Campaign 2 takes place 20 years after the end of the first one - plenty of time for Vox Machina to build a portal for Artagan, linking the Feywild and the Material Plane, as they promised they would. Perhaps, in order to hide his presence, but still spread his reputation, Artagan decided to don a new persona? Him helping Jester wreak mischief is just part of his nature.
- Seems more and more plausible, given the shape of the Traveler's holy symbol - a doorway with a triangular road leading out.
- Jester said at one point: "The Traveller tells me many stories, even from the Feywild". Curiouser and curiouser.
- What is Artagan known for doing? Drawing humorous and exaggerated pictures of events and people around him. What has Jester been doing since minute one of campaign 2? Drawing humorous and exaggerated pictures of events and people around her. With all the evidence piling up I would say if the traveler is not Artagan, they have a lot of explaining and fast talking to do.
- In a recent episode when Jester cast commune, the Traveller appeared before the entire group. This caused Fjords divine sense to trigger, meaning that the Traveler is either an elemental or Fey of some type. This pretty much proves that the Traveller is an Archfey of somme kind.
Caleb has done something terrible to his family.He has PTSD triggered by flames, feels fraternal towards Nott and belongs to the wizard school of Transmutation. By his own words he "dabbled in magic, left it for a while, and only picked it back recently". Moreover, when the group discovers a Scorching Ray glove, he immediately decided not to trust anyone with it, deeming it "too dangerous". All of this suggest a backstory similar to the one of another transmutation master.
- Confirmed in Episode 18. Caleb killed his parents under orders from his magic tutor, who had implanted him with Fake Memories of his parents planning to overthrow the empire.
Nott has a child.When asked her age, her first response is that she's of childbearing age. And in Episode 16, she mails some money and a collection of pretty trinkets and baubles to... somebody.
- The trinkets can be meant as a retribution for all the wrong things her clan has done to the people of the village, but that wouldn't explain the maternal instincts she shows towards Caleb.
- Confirmed in episode 49.
Lorenzo is not in fact a human, but is actually an Oni/Ogre Mage.There's a number of things that happened in the episode 26 fight that strongly hint at this possibility.
- He wields a glaive, particularly noted to be extremely large, and gets two attacks with it per attack action.
- The only spell he casts in combat is Cone of Cold, a very nasty 5th level spell, which would require him to be at a very high spellcaster level despite Keg saying that he was a physical fighter - but it's also the only damaging spell for the MM Oni, with a casting limit of once per day.
- There's the fact that Oni are said to kidnap and eat humans, and find children especially delicious - what better way to stock the larder and make a profit at the same time than becoming professional kidnappers and slave traders?
- Oni have the innate ability to Polymorph themselves into Medium or Small humanoids at will to better infiltrate their victim's homes - hence why Keg wouldn't have known about the other tricks up Lorenzo's sleeve.
- The complete lack of reaction to being lit on fire by Beau, which did 1d6 damage a turn, seems very odd - but Oni regenerate a flat 10hp per turn as long as they're still alive, more than enough to ignore any damage from the fire.
- Confirmed in episode 29.
There is another Hexblade in the world (quite possibly Vandran, Fjord's old captain), that consumes swords.The party has already found two swords (one from the merrow, the other bought at Pumat's), which used to be enchanted. Both swords have missing blades.
- The party in Episode 37 is suspecting Captain Avantika of this.
- Captain Avantika reveals that Vandran had the exact same sword that Fjord now wields. It would probably have had the same powers then, so... Confirmed?
Caleb Widogast isn't his real nameA guy who's on the run, makes deliberate attempts to hide himself by looking like a beggar, and casts an alarm around his sleeping area every night wouldn't be stupid enough to use his real name. He gives his name freely even to clearly suspicious people, indicating that he doesn't care who knows it.
- Confirmed in episode 49.
Lady Briarwood worked with Trent IkithonAs speculated here. Lady Briarwood “worked at an Academy [in Wildemount]," which may have been the Soltryce Academy. Both are evil and manipulative.
- Confirmed, more or less. Delilah was a member of the Cerberus Assembly, so they were at least colleagues.
Caleb was an Evocation wizard under Trent Ikithon... And only started focusing on Transmutation after he left the asylum (or possibly, after he met the Mighty Nein, since wizards choose Arcane Traditions at level 2).
- He often uses Evocation spells/cantrips when he’s in stressful situations, almost as if that’s what he reverts to when he’s stuck.
- His early cantrips included Dancing Lights and Fire Bolt, which are both Evocation cantrips, and while that doesn’t necessarily mean anything, it could be a hint that this was the most basic magic he learned when studying, and therefore what he remembers years later.
- It also makes sense that a future war mage would train in Evocation, while someone who’s decided to bend reality would train in Transmutation.
- Confirmed in Talks Machina.
Vandran is alive.He's at the bottom of the sea, pinned down by his own ship. And he's either using the Gift of the Depths invoication, or he's casting Water Breathing on himself every day...
- Seemingly Jossed when the M9 found the ship but not Vandran there.
- Seemingly Un-Jossed. The Wildmother told Caduceus Vandran is alive, but not ocean-bound.
- Confirmed by Jester's impromptu scry upon him - he's alive, but shipwrecked on an island near the crash.
The circus performance in Episode 1 was all foreshadowing for the three demi-gods on the mural in the Temple of the False Serpent
- The first act depicts "a teacher in a mystical serpent," who bestows "gifts" on two people, who "tangle and wrap like two battling snakes." This is very reminiscent of Uk'otoa, and the two people could be Gustav and Avantika, who both got Uk'otoa's gives before eventually turning on each other.
- Gustav then explains: "In a flash, beyond the ash, the gods all went and gone. The darkness came to grasp, reclaim, and suffocate the dawn." This is exactly what happened to with the demi-gods after the Divergence; they were left in the darkness by the gods that created them.
- The second act depicts a fire-creature, portrayed by a woman waving "a pair of metallic fans, alight with flame." This is reminiscent of the fire-bird.
- The last act portrays terrible crawling beasts from Xhorhas. What else crawls and is from Xhorhas? The worms, both in Yasha's dream and that attacked Felderwin. What's the last demi-god on the wall? Oh yeah, a worm.
- If it's truly foreshadowing, then maybe Gustav knew something he shouldn't. Maybe that's why he's so guilty, and maybe he's trying to put out hints to the world.
- Confirmed at a con event by Matt Mercer himself!
Beau's father was told bad advice by a fortuneteller, which negatively affected his relationship with Beau
- Beau's dislike of Molly's fortunetelling and general "card-reading" tricks; in episode 1 she asked Molly if he ever gives bad advice, sounding concerned for the clients following his every word.
- When discussing her father, Beau says "he's not a bad man, more like he had bad... direction". Beau's father was so sure that he would have a son when Beau was born - perhaps unreasonably so? Perhaps he'd gone to a fortuneteller for advice, and was maybe told something like "your son will be a blessing for the family" or "a son will bring you success, a daughter will bring you failure."
- Whatever the fortuneteller told him, Beau's father might've believed them to the point of neglecting Beau and focusing on producing a male heir for the company instead.
The entity/organization responsible for the demon rifts originated from outside Wildemount entirely.
- Wildemount has been connected to some Campaign 1 villains (namely the Briarwoods and Ripley) in the past, so perhaps the demon rifts are actually masterminded by something from another continent like Tal'Dorei, Issylra, Marquet, or the Shattered Teeth, rather than any forces within Wildemount itself.
- Seemingly confirmed. The Chained Oblivion is the real mastermind of the cult, and is currently trapped in the Abyss.
Fjord is going to have to get a new patron.
- Uk'otoa is very clearly an evil god. At somepoint he is either going to have to find a new patron, or become an evil NPC. More then likely he will find a new patron with the same pact, and his arc after that will be trying to reseal Uk'otoa. Possible deities/entities include:
- The Traveler. Given that the Traveler is a fey entity (and as previously speculated, possibly Artagan), maybe at Traveler Con Fjord will take interest and make a pact of the Archfey with the Traveler.
- The Luxon. Fjord's already asked around Xhorhas about how the Kryn Dynasty worships the Luxon, and is familiar with the Beacons from using the dodecahedron for Fragments of Possibility. He might be curious enough to try anything.
- The Wildmother. While Caduceus embodies her domain over the wilderness, the Wildmother is also the goddess of the sea; guiding passage for ships and preventing people from washing away in storms. This might be a good fit for Fjord, although whether he can make a true warlock "pact" with her is unknown.
- Honestly that is up to the DM and the player. I have played games where warlocks have formed pacts with elementals, primal spirits (so spirtual embodiments of animals, plants and forces of nature), and archangels. Its just going to come down to where Fjord takes his decision, and how homebrewed Matt Mercer wants to get.
- Broadly confirmed in that Fjord decided to serve the Wildmother, but specifically as a paladin rather than a warlock.
Both sides are being played. At some point we are going to find out the Kryn Dynasty and the Dwendalian Empire are being manipulated to fight each other.
- At some point rifts will start opening up in the Dwendalian empire as well. At that time we will find out that a third force has been playing both sides against each other so that demons can assault the prime material plane.
- Rifts have already been opening in the Dwendalian empire as per Dairon's information exchange with Beau. It's looking more likely there is a third side profiting from the war.
Fjord will become an Oath of the Ancients Paladin of the Wildmother
- Fjord wants a way out of his pact with Uk'otoa, preferably in a way so that he doesn't lose his powers. The Wildmother has already offered him some degree of protection from Uk'otoa's wrath once, and it seemed to also affect how his spellcasting feels for him, implying that she could help maintain his Warlock power level once he finds a way to cut off Uk'otoa. A multiclass would be a good way to reflect the change of patron. Cleric and Druid are off the table, as his Wisdom is way too low to meet the minimum threshold for the multiclassing requirements for those classes, but Paladin would only require that he use his level 12 Ability Score Increase to put a couple more points into Strength, after which point he could take his last eight levels in Paladin. He'd go Oath of the Ancients, probably, because the natural trappings of that Oath mesh pretty perfectly with the tenets of the Wildmother's worship. From a game mechanics standpoint, it meshes well, since his already maxed-out Charisma can also be used for Paladin spells, and his weapon strikes already run off Charisma due to being a Hexblade. And it wouldn't be the first time that a Critical Role protagonist found religion and multiclassed into Paladin halfway through the campaign, either.
- Fjord does not even need to do that. Plenty of GM's have bent the rules to allow someone to multiclass if the scores are close enough. Nothing is stopping Matt from ruling that an 11 strength is good enough to multiclass. Alternatively Matt is a creative GM, and it would not be that hard to come up with a warlock variant that has a pact with the Wildmother herself. Remember the basic idea of the warlock class is just making a pact with a being of power, that being could be fey, eldritch, or fiendish. But they could also just as easily be divine, elemental, arcane, celestial/angelic, druidic/nature based, or even draconic. Would honestly just be changing the flavor of some spells, an example would be armor of agythys would be bark or coral wrapping around him as protection and dealing radiant damage now, and maybe altering some pact abilities to have more of nature feel and effect.
- Half confirmed! Fjord has indeed cross classed into Paladin, though what Sacred Oath he will take once he reaches Paladin level 3 has yet to be seen.
The Traveller is not a god yet, he is a demi-god.
- In episode 31, the Traveller encourages Jester to make lots of friends, and he specifically says we need more friends. He is seeking to become a god with Jester's unknowing help.
- Confirmed, more or less. According to the EGW, he’s what’s called a Lesser Idol, like Uk’otoa or Vesh.
Viridian, the druid on the island of Rumblecusp, is actually Keyleth's mother Vilya.
- It could be simple coincidence, but there are distinct similarities that link the two (both are half-elves with druidic powers and names starting with the letter V, and both Viridian's missing leg and her admission that she had been on the island for close to three decades (while not being able to remember anything before that) line up with Vilya last being seen around 30 years prior, and the Water Ashari's attempt to locate her body after her failed Aramenté only to find a single leg. Considering that the island seems to slowly erase the memories of its inhabitants, it's entirely possible that Vilya, after disappearing from Vesrah/the Plane of Water, was somehow transported to Rumblecusp and remained there.
- Confirmed in Episode 102!
Caleb's escape from the asylum was actually planned by Trent IkithonTrent could have easily killed Caleb after his breakdown, but he kept him alive, presumably because he felt he could use Caleb again in the future. But he couldn't trick him the same way twice, so after letting him stay in the asylum for a couple years, he had someone surreptitiously heal Caleb, then let him escape. He sacrificed one of his own men (Trent has shown that he doesn't mind sacrificing those loyal to the empire) so that Caleb could kill him and acquire the amulet, which doesn't protect Caleb at all, but keeps tabs on him from far away. His intent is to let Caleb become strong again and overcome his fear of fire, before once again manipulating Caleb into joining his side.
- Given the reveal in Episode 49 that Trent is training proteges in dunamancy, it's even possible that Trent wants Caleb to figure out how to bend time. Maybe that's why he had Caleb kill his parents in the first place.
- If Trent is to be believed, confirmed as of episode 110.
Dwueth'var is an evolving magic item
- The reason Travis has not shared the information is because a lot of the abilities will unlock as he earns more paladin levels. Possibly strong enough to count as a Holy Avenger sword.
- Seemingly Confirmed by the events of episode 113 - Matt describes the Star Razor shifting forms as Fjord dispatches Avantika.
- Totally confirmed by Matt on Twitter. The Star Razor is a Vestige of Divergence, and the transformation was it becoming Exhalted.
- Seemingly Confirmed by the events of episode 113 - Matt describes the Star Razor shifting forms as Fjord dispatches Avantika.
If and when Mollymauk returns to the land of the living, he will do so with Lucien/Nonagon's memories as opposed to (or alongside) his own.It would be an intriguing complication on the Nein's resurrection ritual, and would likely mark an even more serious character shift for Molly. It's also a great way of keeping the character in the story while maintaining long term consequences for things like player deaths at low levels.
- Alternatively, he will be completely amnesiac again.
- Heavily implied by Taliesin noting he wasn't sure Molly could be resurrected as himself.
- In addition in Episode 57, we learn that anyone "consecuted" who dies within a certain radius of a Beacon is reincarnated. When Mollymauk died the were carrying the duodecahedron. There is a chance Mollymauk could be re-incarnated because of this.
- Seemingly confirmed by his conversation with Jester in episode 114.
Mollymauk will return... as an NPCHe'll wake up in his grave again, either (as speculated on above) with Lucien's memories or with no memories, like last time. Either way, if it were no longer Taliesin Jaffe playing the character, then it would confirm what Molly said about him being a totally different person after he woke up in the ground.
- Confirmed. Post-revival, whoever’s in Molly’s body is being played by Matt.
The city Vokodo was fleeing from is the one Lucien was trying to reach.
- Cree told the Nein that the ritual Lucien was undergoing when he apparently died was an attempt to reach a city. It was most likely astral projection, and the intended destination was the living city that terrified Vokodo.
The "Mighty Nein/Nine" Running Gag will be unintentionally resolved when the group actually ends up with nine members.
- With the occasional appearance of several different Guest Star Party Members, perhaps one of them will become a full member (relatively speaking, given their scheduling).
- Or Kiri will come back with a massive Took a Level in Badass.
- Confirmed in the final episode when both Essek and Kingsley became full-fledged members of the Nein, as decreed by Matt himself in the final words of the campaign.
Nott is some kind of goblin noble.In Nott's character portrait, you can see that she has nose rings and ear piercings. Most Dungeons & Dragons guidebooks reference both of these as being potential attributes to show off status in goblin society.
Jester is either a copper dragon, or was raised by one.Jester is CONSTANTLY pulling pranks and mischief, a core personality trait of copper dragons. She also loves engaging in conversation about seemingly inane topics, and dragging said conversations on as long as possible. Her parents are apparently rich enough to bankroll her adventures without question, as when she runs out of money, apparently all she needs to do is send a letter to her parents in order to receive funds without question.
The Ruby of the Sea does not have fiendish blood, nor is she human. She's a siren.The first thing Jester says about her mother, apart from what she does for a living, is that she has a beautiful voice. The Ruby of the Sea also lives in Nicodranas, on the Menagerie Coast, so she is close to seawater. Her title, "Ruby", may be a reference to her hair color, rather than her skin color. And, Laura likes mermaids A LOT.
- Potentially Jossed by Laura in Talks Machina for Episode 16 when she claims that "the tiefling body had always been considered attractive" in the environment that she grew up, implying her mother is a tiefling.
- Jossed as of Episode 33.
Fjord's patron is a KrakenThey're roughly equivalent in challenge rating to some of the other things that can act as warlock patrons, are gigantic in scale, have an association with water and storms, and the illustration in the MM has yellow eyes. Also, they're ancient enemies of the gods, which might explain the merrow bringing all those holy symbols to the eye thing in the well.
- What about The Chained Oblivion, always hungry for power, and whose other name is The Elder Elemental Eye?
- Episode 37 reveals that his patron is the deep-sea leviathan Uk'otoa, connected to The Cloaked Serpent.
Taliesin's new character will be either a Paladin, a Druid, or a Bard.They're classes that aren't already used by members of the Mighty Nein, and are adept at giving healing and support, which the three Nein who haven't been kidnapped or killed need badly.
- Jossed. His new character is Caduceus Clay, a Firbolg Grave Domain Cleric.
The Dodecahedron has some connection to the Raven QueenBoth the Dodecahedron and the Queen's domain feature a vast network of interconnected threads that represent people's lives and decisions.
- Jossed. It’s connected to the Luxon, a Phoenix-like entity worshipped by the Kryn who predates the Prime Deities (and definitely the Raven Queen)
Dairon is actually a double agent, working for XhorhasShe disobeyed orders not to go behind enemy lines, and is staying there for much longer than anticipated. Seems suspicious.
- Her apparent hatred of "Cricks" could very easily be an act — she prides herself on self-control, so she would probably be good at deception.
- Jossed. She actively comes around to seeing the Xhorhasian viewpoint during the story.
Yeza gave Nott the title "The Brave"It doesn't seem like she was particularly respected in her goblin clan, so why would they have given her that name? Yeza seems like the most likely contender.
- Alternately, the title was given to her by the other goblins, but they meant it sarcastically.
- Jossed as of Episode 49.
Astrid was the woman in the asylum who cured CalebWhat if she secretly went behind Trent's back, disguised herself as a patient, and cured Caleb?
- Jossed. Said woman went absolutely crazy 15 minutes later, and when we meet Astrid, she’s lucid and put together, if not totally sane.
Captain Avantika was the mage who assisted in Lucien's ritual.If Molly/Lucien's tattoos did, in fact, have something to do with Uk'otoa, then this would be another connection point between Molly and Fjord.
- Unlikely, due to Avantika's timeline of piracy predating Lucien's ritual by at least 8 years.
The third Cloven Crystal of Uk'otoa has already been used.
- The traitor who blew up Fjord's ship (Sabien) stole it, and was the third Chosen, as hinted to in Fjord's dream. Therefore, at the second temple, Fjord will have the choice of accepting his powers and releasing Uk'otoa right there in front of Captain Avantika, or choosing not to and provoking her wrath.
- Jossed in Episode 44, when the Cloven Crystal was found.
Gustav is actually Vandran in disguise.During episode 47 after Fjord's disappointment in not seeing a vision of Vandran after unlocking the second seal keeping Uk'otoa at bay, Caduceus speaks with the Wildmother to ask her about Vandran. She responds that he's laying low and trying to make amends. Now who else does Caduceus know for a fact is also trying to make amends for past mistakes? Gustav.
- Unlikely, because Gustav was running the circus for two years before the start of the story, and Vandran only "drowned" six months before.
The fire-bird on the mural in the Temple of the False Serpent is Luxon
- Luxon is the deity worshipped in Xhorhas that and "they seek to bring all under its burning banner." Given that the fire-bird in the temple would be a semi-deity and is burning, it's a possible correlation.
- Unlikely. In episode 94, a creature called the ‘Twilight Phoenix’ is mentioned, and much more closely resembles the mural’s description.
Crack Theory: Frumpkin is Artagan.
- He just hangs around the Mighty Nein for the fun of it.
- Maybe Caleb calling him "the Fey King" was genuinely out of respect?
The rifts are being caused by the Cobalt Soul, specifically Dairon, on the orders of the Cerberus Assembly or King Bertrand Dwendal.
- Beau's certainly suspicious and hoping that this isn't the case, but the facts line up too well to discount the possibility:
- Dairon's in deep cover within Xhorhas, and she was physically in Asarius when the Nein disabled that rift.
- Dairon's robes are multiple shades of blue.
- Dairon was keeping her mission really secret.
- Dairon has some grudge or prejudice against Xhorhas.
- The Cobalt Soul would have the information to build weird magical devices.
- The Cerberus Assembly, knowing who could build what (on Dwendal's orders or without his knowledge), would want to try something untraceable, so they would use a third party, specifically a spy who would not lead others to her true mission...
- Jossed; the rifts are caused by the Angel of Irons cult, separately from the Cobalt Soul and the Dwendalian Empire.
The Traveller is not Artagan, as was speculated. It's The Demon Prince Graz'zt.
- He is:
- A fiend, prone to concubines, so was naturally drawn towards The Ruby of the Sea,
- An excessive magical powers user, which he tends to "lend" to others,
- The problem with this theory is that Artagan has been confirmed to be an Archfey. Wich means he can not be a demon, fiend, celestial, or anything that is not tied to the feywild. As per D&D rules you can only be an Archfey, or a demon, or a devil, or a celestial. Not some sort of combination, the exception is if you are a mortal being. However beings of power equal to Artagan can only be one, and it has been confrimed by Matt Mercer that Artagan is an Archfey.
- Further disproven in a recent episode when Jester cast commune and the Traveller appeared before the entire group. This caused Fjords divine sense to trigger, meaning that the Traveler is either an elemental or Fey of some type. This pretty much proves that the Traveller is an Archfey of somme kind.
Nott really is a Goblin.
- She isn't a Halfling who was drowned and turned into a Goblin. She's a goblin who had a halfling's memories and persona magically grafted onto her as part of some sick joke.
- Jossed. The conversation with Isharnai explicitly confirms that Nott was at one point Veth.
The Mighty Nein will not be able to immediately resurrect Fjord.
- When Jester or Cadeucus try, they'll find that Ukotoa's influence is preventing them from bringing him back, and the M9 will have to go on a quest to relinquish the leviathan's hold on his soul.
- It is an interesting idea, but I don't see Travis willing to play a totally new character for a few episodes and then going back to Fjord. As their have been no announcements of Travis taking a break, it would just come across as kind of a dick move to force a player to only use a new character for a few episodes. To be fair I could see Matt pulling a similar story line with out having Fjord be dead during the experience, and honestly that is where Fjords character arc has been going to begin with.
- Jossed. As Caduceus met the resurrection DC, Fjord was revived no problem.
Yasha is a Manchurian Agent for Trent Ikithon.That roll Matt had Ashley make while Yasha and Beau were talking with him and that she rolled low on? That was Trent placing the spell on her.
- Considering she had a plot very similar to this with little connection to Trent, this seems highly unlikely.
Beau is a Replacement Goldfish for a dead/missing older brother.Her comment of "What if you had a childhood, but it was meant for someone else?" and her name being because her "father wanted a son" lead to this theory.
- Considering her parents do not mention such a sibling, this seems very unlikely.
Ophelia Mardun is a vampire.A couple of details suggest she is a vampire tiefling.
- Her general presence, when we see her in her mansion, is similar to how vampires were portrayed in old movies.
- She travels in a closed carriage (for privacy reasons, but still).
- She draws blood from the Gentleman.
- When Caduceus uses Eyes Of The Grave, Mercer is quite specific about the range - within sixty feet, there are no undead. Maybe because Ophelia already wandered further than that?
- Jossed. She’s a regular ol’ Tiefling in the Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount.
Fjord is a Deep Scion.
- As outlined in this theory, when a shipwrecked person is about to drown, they're offered a deal with an undersea eldritch monster in exchange for their life - becoming a Scion. Fjord could've made this deal during his shipwreck backstory.
- Scions are shapeshifters that “wear the mind and body of the person it once was as a sort of mask”, so Fjord could still retain some half-orc traits and most of his memories. Maybe his different accent is a remnant of his previous life? His weird dreams could be the psychic link manifesting between him and Uk'otoa that commands him.
- We encounter Deep Scions that claim their form was a further reward from Uk’otoa in episode 99. Fjord seems to have been a fairly low man on the totem poll, so this is unlikely.
Yasha's "missing time" involved a Deal with the Devil to kill her entire tribe.
- The fiend she's seeing in her dreams could be someone she made a pact with after running away from her wife's execution. She returned as a Crusading Widow, then went on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge and slaughtered her whole tribe. The "missing time" could be either the fiend's price for her deal, or it might've been the Stormlord's way of saving her from a complete mental breakdown so she could eventually redeem herself. Her moniker of "Orphan-Maker" could've come from this moment of slaughter instead of given to her by the tribe.
- Jossed. The EGW reveals the Dolorov tribe is still around, but they’re recovering from the massacre of their leadership by one of their own...
Matt is planning some sort of false hydra scenario for the island of Rumblecusp.That would explain both the missing memories of the islanders and the feeling of always being watched that the M9 experiences. It would also explain why the dead are given to Avocado, they're not cremated, they're being consumed.
- Jossed in Episode 102 - Vokodo appears to be a creature called a Morkoth.
The key tenet of the Traveler's religion will be 'Leave things better than how you found them'.
- The Traveler ended up on the road to godhood because he decided to stop and help a lonely little tiefling girl, and enjoyed it so much that he kept doing it. And as his High Priestess, Jester would not be out of character to take Molly's old advice (and arguably the arc words of the campaign) and make it a core part of the religion she's helping to establish.
- Jossed. The Traveler’s Faith is essentially disbanded after episode 108.
Captain Avantika is alive, and the one executed was Vera - using either Disguise Self or Seeming to look like Avantika.Following Episode 43, and given what we know about their skilled with magic, blindly trusting followers, it stands to reason this happened:
- Avantika disappeared under deck at the end of the battle.
- Vera is a potent spellcaster (Mass Suggestion means she's an 11th level spellcaster, or using powerful magic items).
- The very first thing Avantika says during the trial is not with her usual French accent.
- The intelligent, high Wisdom and Charisma Captain wouldn't have kept their mouth shut, and would at least try to twist their words, as to not speak a deliberate lie. Instead - silence.
- Actually since Disguise Self is concentration and would have faded with death this doesn't make sense. That said, Vera could be alive and a future problem.
- Disguise Self and Seeming are NOT Concentration spells. The jig would be up as soon as someone touched the features of "Avantika", though.
- Jossed. We see her as an Undead in episode 112.
The woman who 'killed' Lucien and Caleb's old flame Astrid are the same person
- The woman was described as a 'spell slinger from the capital' very interested in some strange tome that Lucien had. Maybe it was Astrid after some artifact that Trent Ikithon wanted.
- Jossed. The person responsible for Lucien’s death is Vess De Rogna.
The woman who 'killed' Lucien is the unknown spell caster who turned Veth into a goblin, and/or possibly the unknown woman in the asylum who removed Bren's false memories.
- Three separate characters have a mysterious figure who is critical to their backstory and set them down the path that lead to them meeting and traveling together. Maybe their fates are being guided by a third party.
- This theory takes it up to eleven: The mysterious woman is actually Jester, who a future Caleb sent back to the past after mastering dunamancy. She does this to ensure that the Mighty Nein meet in the way they did, as any deviations from the "canon" timeline resulted in reality falling apart, or something equally horrific.
- Jossed. Molly was killed by Vess De Rogna.
The Traveller will eventually have his porfolio altered because of Jester.
- In episode 92 Nott off handedly mentions that The Traveller is the god of doing tricks and pranks for the greater good. Currently this is not true; The Traveller is just tricks, mischief and pranks. However with the last trick Jester pulled in episode 93, and with her further adventures, The Traveller will decide to add working towards the greater good, and specifically pulling pranks on evil for good causes to his portfolio.
- Jossed. The Traveler wants to stop being a god, period; a goal Jester has helped him achieve as of episode 108.
The person now known as Mollymauk was not the original soul that inhabited that body.Since the only known facts about Molly are that he was Buried Alive and that he was an entirely different person before waking up in the ground, it's possible that some resurrection magic went awry and that his body used to actually belong to somebody else. This would not be the first time in a Critical Role game where resurrection magic does not go as planned.
- Jossed, sort of. Molly’s soul was a fragment of Lucien’s, who is in fact the original owner of the body, meaning Molly is technically still in there somewhere, just very faintly.
Either King Bertrand Dwendal, Empress Leylas Kryn, or both, have one of the evil Vestiges from the Critical Role Campaign Guide.As both are being built up as potential Big Bad candidates, this would make them a more epic encounter, both in story and gameplay. It's possible Kryn has the Circlet of Barbed Vision, which is described as being associated with the Spider Queen, goddess of the Drow. As for King Dwendal, either Agony or Condemner (not an evil Vestige, but has smoke and shadow powers) would work.
- Seeing as both of them are confirmed to be Lawful Neutral in the Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, which also makes no mention of the location of either vestige, this seems very unlikely.
The Beacon has something to do with Lucien's revival into MollymaukThe Beacon is said to have the power to allow populations to sustain themselves and live again, just like Molly did. Could Lucien's old crew have been messing with that kind of magic, even if unaware?
- Appears to be Jossed. Lucien was killed and revived by Vess de Rogna of the Cerberus Assembly, who wouldn’t have had access to dunamancy of that level at the time. Lucien also tells the Nein that his soul was scattered into pieces (one of those pieces being Molly), and his return seems to have been a natural result of those pieces coming back together.
If Mollymauk returns, it will be as a Hollow One.
- Per the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, occasionally, the bodies of people who have died reanimate into revenant-like creatures who possess fragments of their prior selves but are soulless. This is specifically tied to the Blightshore of Xhorhas, but if Mollymauk were to return as an NPC, returning as a Hollow One would make the most sense, as he has already seemingly died and come back to life before.
- This is assuming, of course, that Mollymauk was not an unrevealed Hollow One to begin with.
- Something to keep in mind is that when Caduceus Clay visited the grave he cast decompose on Mollymauk's grave, so more then likely there is no body to return to. Wich is a problem, as to become a hollow you need a body you can return to.
Fjord is not really a half-orc. He's part Yuan-Ti.The official art for Fjord shows him with slit-pupiled eyes, a mottled green skin tone that gets lighter over his face and front, vaguely claw-like fingers and a distinct lack of the prominent tusk-like teeth common to half-orcs. Several of these features are more common in the snakelike race of the Yuan-Ti. Also, in the first Talks Machina session of the new campaign, Travis ducked a few questions regarding Fjord's race (including a question about the lack of tusks) saying those details would need to be revealed in-game.
- Alternatively, his non-orc half is Yuan-Ti instead of human.
- Interestingly, in Episode 3, Fjord was knocked out by an Imp. Half-orcs have a fun racial ability that Travis would be very familiar with that keeps them standing at 1 HP once a day - and Travis went right for "I'm out".
- Jossed. Travis just forgot.
- Doubly Jossed, when he uses the racial ability in a later episode. Liam even jokingly points out the Jossing to the "Freemasons" in the audience.
- Potentially Un-Jossed, as episode 37 reveals that Fjord's patron, Uk'otoa The Great Leviathan, is connected with The Cloaked Serpent, the patron god of Yuan-Ti. Fjord also was an orphan, who doesn't know who either of his parents were.
Caleb and Jester will become an Official Couple eventuallyWhile it's still early days, Jester has had a lot of Ship Tease with him, even calling him "beautiful" after Enchanter Pumat Sol magically cleans him in Episode 8. (and she tried to do this earlier in Episode 4, before being reminded that Caleb didn't wash his face in the baths) She also gets along very well with Nott, who Caleb already considers like family.
- It's pretty clear she's into Fjord, given how jealous she is every time a woman tries to hit on him. But it also seems possible that Caleb is crushing on Jester — she's made him blush several times now, including when she gave him "mouth-to-mouth."
- Feelings on Caleb’s end have been confirmed as of Talks Machina for Episode 96, but whether they will be/already are reciprocated has yet to be seen.
Fjord used Crown of Madness on the guard that kicked Frumpkin.Really, just for the Catharsis Factor of having the guard whose day (and possibly career) was ruined be the one who already proved that he had it coming. Not as likely since it was a different part of town, but still an outside chance that makes this editor grin.
If/When the party fights Trent Ikithon, Nott will get the HDYWTDT.To be struck down by Caleb's self-appointed new Mama Bear would certainly be fitting, given Trent's role in the death of Caleb's parents.
Calianna is a descendant of The Hope DevourerShe mentioned being a descendant of an ancient dragon (and black dragon blood is the cause of her abilities as a sorcerer). She also mentioned being brought by the cult to Port Damali from somewhere far. Tal'Dorei, possibly?
Caleb is a Manchurian Agent for Trent Ikithon.Why recruit a bunch of teenage child soldier spies and executioners and then not put measures in place to keep them from slipping through your grasp?
The Allfield Starosta gave Jester and Fjord a condemning letter, instead of a recommendation one.Because he is a slimy and shifty individual, the Starosta could have had written something like: "The bearer of this letter is a traitor to the Empire".
The highway man, whom the MIX passed along the way in E32 was Vandran, Fjord's old captain.The way Mercer described them - tanned skin, salt-and-pepper long hair (and mask, covering their mouth) - got Travis concerned. At the time, Fjord was obscured by the illusion of the cart, so the highway man couldn't have seen him.
Caleb's apparent desire to turn back the past will come into conflict with Caduceus's belief that there's a natural order to lifeAt the very least, it doesn't seem like something Caduceus would approve of. Maybe Caduceus would show a more aggressive side if he knew Caleb was attempting to reverse someone's death or change the course of life.
Marian Lavorre can cast Disguise SelfA bit of Fridge Brilliance here, as this spell would have allowed her to keep performing while pregnant with Jester and her audience would be none the wiser. She'd simply turn away all clients at the time to keep the illusion of her chastity going. Plus, it was established that she can cast Thaumaturgy like her daughter.
- She might also use this spell to maintain her relative youth and famed beauty.
- It's worth noting that per 5e rules, all tieflings have the ability to cast Thaumaturgy as a racial thing. It's not necessarily a "magic user" thing as much as it is a "Tiefling" thing. That being said, this WMG could still work.
Astrid is/was a transmutation wizardAnd transmuted food into poison when she killed her parents.
Nott will multiclass into gunslinger.She's shown a strong interest in black powder, guns, and mechanics, and is intelligent and dextrous.
Claudia Sheed and Lauren Schvine are the same person
- Claudia is either using magic to change her appearance, or is a changeling of some sort. She miraculously had a buyer for her property hours after the Arch Richter's house exploded and the Beacon was stolen, and had to double check the name of the buyer even though she claimed it was an old friend. Additionally, her makeup is always described as being perfect, even in the middle of the night when the city is in a panic. This may not be the first time 'Claudia' has done this either, she may have killed the poor soul who's body is hidden in the basement of the Leaky Tap and taken their identity as well.
Caleb's "ultimate plan" to rewrite reality is causing a Grandfather Paradox
- His self-loathing is so intense that he sees the only guaranteed path to avoid killing his parents is killing his younger self (or similarly preventing himself to be born) instead.
- He might find that any other plan results in negligible changes or Rubber-Band History, so he turns to drastic measures.
Any Time Travel Escape requires an Equivalent Exchange of lives
- Death in this universe is highly regulated by the Raven Queen, who doesn't tolerate cheaters. If Caleb manages to travel to the past with dunamancy, he would have to sacrifice two other lives to die in his parents' place.
- One of those lives might be his own (given his self-hatred), but the other life would be an innocent party.
Alternatively, the cost of changing fate is much more than Equivalent Exchange.
- Whatever magical Dangerous Forbidden Technique exists that can change time, it requires a significant amount of magic/resources/energy that can only be produced through something horrific (i.e. Human Resources, Powered by a Forsaken Child). Caleb's choice would be between using this power or giving up his life's goal.
Caleb will have to choose how to use Wish as a climatic event.
- In a tense emotionally conflicting moment, Caleb will learn to cast ninth-level 'Wish' and has to choose between changing the past to save his parents (which would erase all of the Mighty Nein's deeds together), and using the spell to save the Mighty Nein from an impossible/unwinnable situation.
- Maybe an option is to use 'Wish' to permanently restore Nott's body into being Veth the halfling.
Fjord will go through the whole campaign without getting into any permanent romantic relationship...
- And then offhandedly mention that he was married and had a spouse back home the whole time.
Beau's younger brother will be kidnapped and/or used in some economic/political negotiations.
- He could be kidnapped by human traffickers or a rival wine-making company or something, and Beau's parents reach out to hire the Mighty Nein to track down the culprits. Beau would have to confront whether her brother is worth having a connection to, even if her parents aren't.
Part of Beau's character development will be taking The Leader position.
- Beau's history (distrusting authority, cutting off ties to her family) contrasts with her attachment to the Mighty Nein and looking out for everyone's safety while on missions. This could eventually develop into her being the person that the other members look to for overall direction.
- Fjord and Caleb have higher Charisma, but Fjord's long-term strategic difficulties and Caleb's lack of trust in the team still need time to be sorted out.
Alternatively, The Leader position fluctuates through the whole campaign according to different arcs.
- The Mighty Nein are too chaotic to really adhere to one singular authority, even amongst themselves. Whoever takes the lead in the moment is based on whoever has the most convincing strategy (or whoever acts first).
- As certain arcs pertain to specific characters on a personal level, that character will be more involved in determining the team's approach (i.e. a Jester-heavy arc will have her calling more shots).
The original Molly's soul is in the Beacon.He was taking a part of a ritual of consecution, and whatever soul occupied the Empty Body afterwards was the Molly we came to love. This, of course, means Molly (the original, at least) may come back.
The Cerberus Assembly was also kidnapping the Empire kids who remember their past lives as consecuted Kryn Dynasty souls
- The Assembly was experimenting on the stolen Beacon to try and learn more about dunamancy, when a bunch of nearby adolescent kids started acting weird (not all of them would be able to keep 100% quiet about experiencing strange new memories and knowing a completely foreign system of magic).
- The Assembly takes interest, and tried to take these kids in for further study/questioning/experimentation; to learn more about dunamancy, and also to learn more about the Kryn Dynasty's strength and movements.
- Some kids are kidnapped in secret, some are handed over by their parents (freaked out by their behavior), and some might go willingly (if they're also freaked out).
- It became a race between the Empire kidnapping these kids for study, and the Dynasty kidnapping them to return them to their old lives.
Caleb, Astrid, and Eodwulf are already reborn consecuted souls, and their memories of past lives were wiped by Trent.
- Beacons store consecuted souls coming from bodies that die within their ranges, and the Cerberus Assembly was experimenting on a Beacon within the Empire. What if three Kryn spies in the Empire (or just three consecuted souls) died within the Beacon's range, and were reborn into those three kids?
- The Cerberus Assembly might've tried to get access to reborn Kryn souls more subtly, by scouting out kids with strange affinities towards magic and recruiting them into a regulated environment for study and testing - like enrollment in Soltryce Academy.
- Once the three kids begin recalling memories of their past lives, Trent would've questioned and interrogated them for knowledge about the Kryn Dynasty, as well as any knowledge of dunamancy they might have. Afterwords, the three kids could be experimented on (like imbedding crystals in their arms to try and access dunamancy). Finally, after wiping their memories of being Kryn entirely, they could also trained to be Empire-loyal interrogators and executioners in order to take down the Dynasty they once served in previous lives.
Dairon's personal hatred of the Kryn came from someone close to her being a reborn consecuted soul
- Perhaps the "many lives lost" she experienced at the hands of the Kryn was a Xhorhasian "kidnapping" gone wrong. Maybe a young kid close to her started remembering their past lives in the Dynasty, and Kryn operatives sent to retrieve them ended up killing several innocent Empire citizens in the process.
Beau's younger brother will be kidnapped, and it will be because he is a reborn consecuted soul, and some members of the Kryn Dynasty will try to get him back into Xhorhas.
- If one of the Beacons within the Empire was being held somewhere near Kamordah, it would be within range for a consecuted Kryn soul to be reborn into the body of a human boy, specifically Beau's brother.
- Beau's parents would likely try to get their son back at all costs even if he might have willingly gone with the Kryn once he remembers his past lives, so they may reach out to hire the Mighty Nein to track down their son. If Beau finds out why her brother was kidnapped, she would have to choose whether his life would be better off with their parents in the Empire, or living in Xhorhas as a reborn Kryn.
Nott's son, Luc Brenatto, is a reborn consecuted soul
- Being around 5 years old and living in Felderwin, he might have been born within the range of one of the Beacons within the Empire, and gained a reborn Kryn soul.
- His distant reaction toward his mother returning home is likely trauma from the Xhorhassian attack, but on top of that he could also be getting strange memories of his past lives that he doesn't understand.
- While Yeza Brenatto was working with the Cerberus Assembly to study the Beacon, perhaps Vess DeRogna noticed something in Luc that caught her eye... If the Mighty Nein return to Felderwin, they might find that Luc has been kidnapped by the Cerberus Assembly for "further study" of reborn consecuted souls and their connection to Dunamancy.
- That last part is Jossed, at least for now. Luc and his caretaker Edith have been safely escorted to Nicodranas by Shakaste.
The Cerberus Assembly is using the Soltryce Academy as a full-blown School for Scheming
- Along with Trent using Soltryce to scout out kids for his covert executioner training, Vess De Rogna comments that "the Academy’s eyes for talent proves itself again" in regards to coercing Yeza into studying the Beacon. Perhaps Soltryce's acceptance rates cater specifically to finding magically talented individuals willing to do their bidding.
- Perhaps if Fjord's application letter had been sent like intended, he and his powers would be at their mercy...
Yasha's dead wife Zuala is secretly Not Quite Dead.
- Ashley confirmed that Yasha never saw the body by running away before the tribe physically executed Zuala. Possibilities for her fate include:
- Living in exile somewhere after somehow escaping her execution.
- Still living in the tribe, but trapped in the unhappily Arranged Marriage she tried to avoid.
- Still part of the tribe, and actually being happy in a Perfectly Arranged Marriage]] instead.
- Actually dying, but came Back from the Dead somehow (likely with some complications).
- Secretly being Evil All Along and faked her own death to further her goals.
Fjord and Jester are related.Reasons:
- Jester's dad has had many exploits.
- Judging by his appearance, Fjord is not a typical half-orc, and has a connection to the sea.
- It would be freaking funny, with all the flirting between them.
Shadowhand Essek is (more or less) genuinely trying to be helpful to the Mighty Nein.
- His actions do come across as very suspicious, like being skilled enough in Dunamancy to work at the Bright Queen's court, wanting to know who Yeza worked for and report his experiments, and suddenly presenting the Mighty Nein with a free Rosohnian house (that could easily be bugged with magical listening spells/devices). However, Essek could possibly just have a benign interest in the group, or could be unaware of the manipulative intentions the Kryn Dynasty might have for them.
King Bertrand Dwendal is involved in secret military experiments for the Empire, and has been from the beginning.
- From Campaign 1, Dr. Anna Ripley developed military technology for the Dwendalian Empire before she was caught doing illegal human and biological experiments, and King Dwendal ordered her arrest. However, it's possible that she was not working alone, and in fact was part of a larger network of political corruption. When certain experiments were uncovered by an outside source, King Dwendal made her the fall-guy for whatever was revealed, and continued the rest of them in secret.
- Now in Campaign 2, the possibility exists that King Dwendal personally orchestrated the creation of the "Scourgers" (royal assassins, or "Vollstrecker") in order to carry out covert political missions for the Empire. Given the close ties of the Cerberus Assembly to the royal Dwendalian house, he might actively be involved in their schemes rather than merely a Puppet King.
Gustav was the previous leader of the Gold Chain Mercenaries.
- He could be trying to "make amens" for killing people for money, and went with a travelling circus so he could make money by bringing people joy instead. He felt responsible for the Trostenwald killer as he wanted to avoid causing any more deaths in his new life.
The Tide's Breath was illegally smuggling stuff (like stolen goods or slaves).
- Fjord could feel guilty about following Vandran's orders when the ordinary merchant crew started breaking the law. Sabien could have blown up the ship to hide the evidence, or he was payed off to sabotage the ship by other competing smugglers.
- Alternatively, only Sabien was using the Tide's Breath for smuggling, and Vandran caught him - so he took the whole ship down to silence any witnesses.
The drow are responsible for the Ghostlands and the Greying Wildlands.
- The first Luxon Beacon was likely found on the site of Rosohna/Ghor Dranas and another may have been found in the Savalierwood. The Dynasty's removal of the Beacons from their original locations (and subsequent use of them to "perfect" themselves) has disrupted the normal passage of souls through Exandria, leaving countless restless spirits trapped in the mortal world.
Fjord's backstory is true, except for one thing: he was the one who blew up the Tide's Breath.
- While working for Vandran, he could have actually been the jerkish figure that he described Sabien as being, and got into a situation where he decided to blow up the boat (whether being paid off to do it, or hiding illegal goods, or something else). He was caught in the act by Sabien, who tried to stop him and may be currently hiding from Fjord or hunting him down for revenge.
- Since then, Fjord had a change of heart and is trying to find Vandran to come clean and make it up to him, as well as finding Sabien to explain and maybe end his quest for vengeance. Fjord could've twisted the truth out of guilt or shame for who he was back then, and is trying to reinvent himself into a better person by putting himself in Sabien's shoes.
Zadash will be the epicenter of a powerful magic ritual.
- It is in equidistance from Nicodranas, Uthodurn and Rosohna. Those are three cities that mirror the three old deities we've seen so far (Uk'otoa, The Luxon and the third one). So, in a fashion similar to what Uk'otoa wanted to accomplish (undo three locks, so the one in the center can be released), a ritual will cause a calamity there.
Part of Vollstrecker training/graduation is forced sterilization.
- Ala The Red Room from Marvel comics, for the same reasons as in said comics. Can’t get a higher commitment than the mission if you can’t get (someone) pregnant. It’s possible this came after the official ‘Graduation’, hence why Caleb hasn’t mentioned it, but I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to imagine Ikithon training the kids as honey pots for information gathering purposes.
Nott's memory loss is due to her alcohol abuse, not her transformation.
- Nott mentioned that the longer she's a goblin, the more she forgets of her halfling life and the more goblin instincts she feels. While the latter is a matter of The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body, the former may well not be due to the transformation as she believes but instead her constantly drinking to cope with said transformation. Memory loss is well documented amongst alcoholics, after all.
The whole team will get the HDYWTDT on Trent Ikithon.
- Ikithon plays a very similar role in the story to Anna Ripley of last campaign, who also got a group HDYWTDT. Doing the same to Trent would only be fitting, and cement that Caleb has a new family, even after he was tricked into destroying his old one.
Casting for the eventual Live-Action Adaptation
- Beau - Ronda Rousey
- Fjord - Chris Pratt via Serkis Folk
- Jester - Alison Brie, Maria Bakalova, Shibuya Kaho
- Caleb - Christoph Waltz
- Nott, Isharnai - Andy Serkis
- Veth - Kate McKinnon
- Yasha - Gina Carano, Layla Ali
- Mollymauk - Neil Patrick Harris via Serkis Folk
- Lucien - Colin Farrell
- Kingsley - Johnny Depp
- Caduceus - Doug Jones
- Pumat Sol - Stephen Colbert
- The Ruby of the Sea - Megan Fox
- The Gentleman - Jason Momoa
- The Traveller - James Corden
- Twiggy - Debby Ryan
- Cpt Avantika, Shiona - Jessica Chastain
- Thoreau Lionette, Vokodo (voice), Charlie (voice) - Alan Tudyk
- Yussa - Lee Pace
- Essek - Hugh Jackman
- Ulog - Jason Statham
- Calianna - Milla Jovovich
- Kiri - Melissa Villasenor
- Nila - Michelle Yeoh via Serkis Folk
- Keg - Melissa Mccarthy
- Shakaste - Denzel Washington
- Spurt - Steve Buscemi
- Orly Skiffback - Gary Anthony Williams
- Marius - Michael Cera
- Yeza - Martin Freeman
- Vandren - Josh Brolin
- Lord Sharpe - Rowan Atkinson
- Viridian aka Vilya - Julia Roberts
- The reunion with Keyleth is seen entirely as a reflection in Nott's eye - which fills the screen clearly enough to be screencapped anyway
- Capo - Bruno Mars
- Lucky Jack - Channing Tatum
- Trent Ikithon, Kylre (voice) - Jeremy Irons
- Lorenzo - Bruce Payne
- Eodwulf - Liev Schreiber
- Astrid - Diane Kruger
- Dagen Underthorn - Ray Winstone
- Cree - Michelle Rodriguez
- Otis - Aidy Bryant
- Tyffial - Jessica Alba
- Zoran - Dave Bautista
Trent Ikithon either will be, is currently, or has been corrupted by the Chained Oblivion.
- Ikithon will be promised power or something that will corrupt him and turn him to the Chained Oblivion. With all the expermenting on the dodechedron, what better why to release yourself, then to use the dodechedron to find some way to alter history so that you had never been captured in the first place.
Jester is a "fate-touched".
- In C1 the Raven Queen talked to Vax'ildan about particuler indivudals who can bend fate or who have momentus fate drawn to them. In epsiode 91? the Traveller lets slips that Jester was his "first and most important" cleric. This is because she is fate-touched and her choosing to be a cleirc of the Traveller is what allowed him to start the path to becoming a deity.
Caleb will take the Elemental Adept Feat for Fire damage
- Mostly because it makes raw mechanical sense. His stats are mostly in good places, except maybe his DEX, and he uses quite a few fire spells.
- None of the players seem to take what one might consider min/max choices, they take things that make sense for thier charcter to to take, even if mechanicaly it makes no sense. Remember every time Caleb kills some one with a fire spell, any fire spell, there is a chance he goes catatonic. On top of that Caleb himself seems to want to have as little to with fire spells as possible. Most of his go to spells have nothing to do with fire. With Caleb's interest in dunamancy it would be interesting and more likely for Liam and Matt to create a feat to improve Caleb's dunamancy.
The campaign will end with every original Mighty Nein member replaced.
- Now that they're teasing Nott being turned back into Veth and likely retiring from adventuring altogeher, it stands to reason that Sam will be taking on another character just like Taliesin did after they lost Mollymauk. It all leads up to a Big Badass Battle Sequence, after Caduceus gives a Rousing Speech about how he went from being the new guy to the only veteran left, before they all run into the breach...
- Technically Veth is still on the team, while her base stats are roughly the same, her racial abilities are different, wether this counts as a different character is up for opinion.
- And Caduceus does have that "what I was born to do" speech in #138....
Marion Lavorre has some sort of untapped mystic power.
- During the performance Beau and Fjord witness, Matt describes beau seeing that the power of her voice is so great, that the ethereal animals Beau sees are not only drawn to her voice but captivated and affected by the power it holds.
Isharnai may not be as pissed off as people think.
- Yes she deals in misery but she holds a bargain as a sacred pact. Despite what Jester pulled, she is keeping to her bargain of sending Isharnai cupcakes. Isharnai may take this into account and just require they perform a task for her to consider it even.
- Basically screwing over someone else's life just as badly. Equivalent exchange. Not because she's pissed off - just because.
The Traveller could very well turn into the final Big Bad.
- With the way Artagan is acting his story arc is more then likely going to go one of two ways. 1) Jester (with the help of the mighty nein) has a very long talk and convinces Artagan to actually accept his role and he will continue on his path to become a minor deity. Or 2) Jester abandons Artagan, and some how convinces a majority of his followers to abandon him as well. In the after math he misses the vast amounts of power he use to have, not wistfully but more like an addict losing thier fix. In desperation he slowly makes more and more poor choices, until eventually he is an evil twisted version of himself. This eventually leads to Jester and the Nein deciding Corrupted Artagan is their responbility and they decide they have to deal with him.
Vokodo's landing shattered reality on Rumblecusp
- Specifically it some how created an island of portals or at least cracks of reality into different planes of existence. The Water and Fire plane at least, and more then likely Earth, Air, and possibly even the underdark and astral sea itself as well.
- Signs are pointing to Vokodo being a Morkoth, as in Episode 104, Cadeucus' Commune with Melora reveals that it is a refugee from the Astral Sea. Morkoths, per Volo's Guide to Monsters, are native to the Astral Sea and are plane-travelers that steal parts of the planes through which they travel, which would explain the shattered nature of Rumblecusp's varied terrain.
Caduceus intentionally entrapped Artagan into doing something that merited divine retribution.
- Caduceus was the one who suggested that Artagan impersonate the Moonweaver. In the next episode, he says that Artagan seemed overly receptive to some bad ideas, perhaps referring to the talk of human sacrifice, but perhaps also to the act of sacrilege Artagan agreed to. As a wise and charismatic cleric, Caduceus probably knows enough about the gods to know how they would respond. He was either testing Artagan, trying to trick him into being punished by the gods, or both. Perhaps he was working as an agent of the Wildmother, or perhaps he just really didn't like or trust the Traveler, as implied by his comments in the next episode.
Professor Thaddeus is an avatar of Ioun
Caleb will eventually get a tattoo of fire resistance from Orly
- Either as a way to confront and think about his trauma, or to intentionally retraumatize himself. With Caleb, it's kind of a coin toss.
Essek will become the Final Boss by causing a Time CrashEssek is very keen on unlocking all hidden secrets of the Luxon, to the point of aligning with the Cerberus Assembly and starting the war—an act that has only furthered his need to understand time and undo past mistakes. Eventually he'll combine the power of the Luxon with whatever ancient knowledge is dug up in Aeor and utilize it in an attem to re-write history—an act that is far beyond his power and will likely backfire. His attempts will force the Nein's hand and stop him, but doing so will be the final quest after all other plot hooks (Uk'otoa, etc) are resolved.
After the campaign ends, there will be another wedding one-shot.Between either Beau and Yasha or Fjord and Jester.
- why not a double wedding? would be in character for all of them
They will lead Trent Ikithon to the fight with Lucien/into the city
- They joked OOC about giving Halas to Lucien. With Trent actively trying to chase them down at some point they will get the idea to lead Trent into the fight with Lucien. Either forcing Trent to team up with them for the fight, or turning it into a 3 way fight where Calebs "friends" may end up turning on Trent for the greater good to help deal with Lucien. Or somehow they will end up dealing with Lucien with Trents help and trapping some combination of Trent, Astrid, Eowulf in the city setting up a BBG for the end of the campaign at level 20.
There will be a time skip at some point.
- Much like in campaign one at some point there will be a time skip. Probably at some point sometime between when they hit levels 13 to 19 there will be a time skip of at least a year where the mighty nine have dealth with most of the plot hooks but still have enough left over to have the campaign go all the way to level 20.
Uk'otoa is somehow connected to the Eyes of Nine.
- During their escapades into the Yuan'ti temple, the MIX discovered three portraits, one depicted a fire bird, one a wyrm, and one a massive sea serpent (Uk'otoa, obviously), each with three large eyes made of onyx, ivory, and amber respectively. It seems like too much to just be a coincidence.
- Jossed. Mercer deliberately put the connection there as a red herring.
Khary Payton's level of protection when pulling out the Wheaton-cursed die wasn't enough.At the end of his first appearance in the campaign, he put on rubber gloves and brought forth from a HAZMAT bag a d20 that had been touched by Wil Wheaton, and presented the opportunity to destroy it to the cast. They did so. But in his second appearance, Shakäste was far less impressive just due to horrible dice rolls. The gloves and HAZMAT bag weren't enough to prevent the curse from taking him.
Thoreau Lionett was the easiest 'job' Isharnai ever had.Most of her victims, she has to actually expend magical effort to give them what they think they want in such a way as to cause them misery. Thoreau Lionett, she could easily have managed just by giving him some sound agricultural advice and letting him build his own misery with his personality, superstition, and paranoia.