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Critical Role Campaign 3 Episode 1 Launches And Takes Place Post-Exandria Unlimited

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BY October 29, 2021

Critical Role, the Dungeons & Dragons web series that star a bunch of “nerdy ass voice actors and all of their debauchery” just launched their third campaign yesterday, much to the delight of fans everywhere. Critical Role Campaign 3, episode 1 treated fans to a new setting and characters after the time between Campaign 2 and Campaign 3 was filled with various special episodes and Exandria Unlimited. Read on to learn more!

What Is The Setting And Who Are The New Characters For Episode 1?

Campaign 3 is set on the continent of Marquet in the year 843 PD, and takes place chronologically within a year after the events that occurred during Exandria Unlimited. The new characters are as follows:

  • Laura Bailey as Imogen Temult, a human sorcerer
  • Taliesin Jaffe as Ashton Greymoore, an Earth genasi barbarian
  • Ashley Johnson as Fearne Calloway, a faun druid
  • Liam O’Brien as Orym, a halfling fighter
  • Marisha Ray as Laudna, a warlock/sorcerer
  • Sam Riegel as Fresh Cut Grass (F.C.G.), an automaton cleric
  • Travis Willingham as Bertrand Bell, a human fighter
  • Matthew Mercer as the Dungeon Master

There was also a guest appearance by Robbie Daymond as Dorian Storm, an air genasi bard.

What Happened In Critical Role Campaign 3, Episode 1?

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The episode starts off with Imogen and Laudna taking a gondola back down to Core Spire, one of five spires that connect Jrusar, a city in northwestern Marquet. Ashton and Fresh Cut Grass (FCG) are headed to the Spire by Fire Inn to find work, while Orym, Fearne, and Dorian arrive at the Aerie Spire via skyship, where they then proceed toward Core Spire and Spire by Fire Inn. As dusk arrives, Laudna and Imogen encounter a small arcane sphere that comes out of a sillgoat-pulled cart. Suddenly, a kitchen knife, a table, a broom, a sword, and a rug become alive and start attacking the passersby! Ashton and FCG hear the commotion and go out to investigate, just as Fearne, Dorian, and Orym arrive!

Dorian and Orym attack and damage the sword, while Fearne and Imogen go for the rug. FCG buffs Ashton and begins attaching his sawblade arm. Laudna transforms into a Form of Dread and casts Bane on the carpet and the sword. The carpet grapples Fearne, and the table slams into Orym for serious damage. Ashton destroys the broom, but also takes damage from the various hostile objects. Dorian manages to pull the rug off Fearne, who casts Burning Hands on it. Orym destroys the sword, and Imogen destroys the knife with a Witch Bolt. The rug grapples Dorian, but Laudna almost immediately kills it with Eldritch Blast. This leaves only the table which Bertrand damages twice, but it retaliates wounding him seriously. However, FCG transfers half the damage to himself. Ashton then destroys the table, ending the battle.

An older man from the nearby inn has also assisted with the fighting and afterward, introduces himself as Sir Bertrand Bell and asks if they’d like to find work fighting. Bertrand says that Lord Ariks Eshteross might be interested in their services.  The lord protects the citizens of Jrusar from shadier people. Over drinks, they all agree to see Lord Eshteross in the morning.

The next morning, everyone makes their way to Lord Eshteross’s manor. Upon arrival, Bertrand greets the lord and tells him that he’s brought a talented group that might assist him in his endeavors and that they have come to prove themselves. Lord Eshteross stands and says, “Then show me.” He tosses his cane in the air, catches it, and rushes toward them.

You can watch Critical Role Campaign 3 on Twitch and YouTube. You can see an entertaining highlight from Episode 1 below:

Critical Role Campaign 3, Episode 2 will air next Thursday, October 28, at 7:00 PM PT.

What did you think of Critical Role Campaign 3, Episode 1? Let us know in the comments below!

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