"Cloak and Dagger" (5x12) is the twelfth episode of the fifth chapter of Critical Role. Hot on the heels of Dr. Anna Ripley, Vox Machina finds themselves on the beach of the isle of glass. The party prepares as their confrontation with Ripley draws near. Old demons and new discoveries will surface on the isle of Glintshore.

Synopsis Edit

Pre-Show Edit

Announcements Edit

Previously on Critical Role Edit

"Our band of adventurers, Vox Machina, have been in search of the Vestiges of the Divergence, a series of powerful artifacts that they will utilize in the coming battle with the Chroma Conclave, a collection of dangerous chromatic dragons that have tore through the countryside of Tal'Dorei and beyond. They've felled two of the dragons, one long ago and one relatively recently, named Umbrasyl. They've seemingly briefly passed by Vorugal, the white dragon, and Thordak still sits on top of Emon, with Raishan somewhere in the wind.

"The party made their way to the distant continent of Marquet, eventually to the city of Ank'Harel, where they began seeking another Vestige known as Cabal's Ruin. After some fun casino games and losing some money on some drug deals, they discovered that the owner of Cabal's Ruin was found killed, wounds pointing towards some sort of bullet entry- and exit-points, and a woman matching the description of one Doctor Anna Ripley having left but a week before, the cloak nowhere to be seen.

"Through a couple of scry attempts, they managed to see that she, with her own band of bodyguards, was currently heading northward to the ocean via ship, towards something in the distance, which they found to be an island covered in shards of broken glass, known as Glintshore, as part of the Hespet Archipelago.

"Vox Machina managed to, through their influence and discussion, attain a skyship, with Captain Damon, who previously had taken them to Vasselheim long ago. They, through the druidic mastery of Keyleth, tore through a storm that would have slowed their arrival, seemingly forcing an earlier arrival than expected from the team at Glintshore. The party went into full-on Avengers mode, and tore into their ship, destroying it in the bay outside of Glintshore, swooped down onto the edge of the dark glass- and soot-covered beach, and they now are all kind of gathering the scenery around them as to what their next point in this aggressive maneuver is."

Part I Edit


Fan art of Dr. Anna Ripley versus Percy on the Isle of Glintshore, by Truffery.[art 1]

Break Edit

Part II Edit


Fan art of Percy versus Ripley and Orthax, by Hugo Cardenas.[art 2]

Featured Characters Edit

Vox Machina Edit

New Edit

Returning Edit

Inventory Edit

Quotations Edit

Trivia Edit

  • This episode marks the first time that Percy has died.
    • This is the fourth on-stream death of a player character, and the sixth overall.

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References Edit


  1. Fan art of Dr. Anna Ripley versus Percy on the Isle of Glintshore, by Truffery (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Percy versus Ripley and Orthax, by Hugo Cardenas (source).  Used with permission.