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A map of the Tal'Dorei Capital City of Emon

Emon is the capital city within the realm of Tal'Dorei.

Matthew Mercer has stated that, due to the city being so large, Vox Machina has only explored a fifth of the entire city so far, and that he himself has only mapped out a third of it in detail, with the rest currently in a rough draft format.

City Description Edit

This section describes the state of Emon before the Chroma Conclave attacked in "Omens" (4x01). For the current status, see Occupation of Emon.


Emon is the capital of Tal'Dorei, and is also the home of the emperor, Sovereign Uriel Tal'Dorei III, as well as Vox Machina. The city proper is surrounded by a thick wall, although Gilmore mentioned to Vax'ildan that there were rumors of expanding the city in "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14).

The city is currently split into twelve districts, with a few districts that reside outside the city walls:

  1. Abadar's Promenade:  This district is located on the east side of the city, with a very small portion of it extending beyond the city walls. A small wall also branches from the main wall and runs along the district's south side, separating it from the Temple District. The Promenade is the largest district within Emon, and is home to many businessmen and traders. Gilmore's Glorious Goods is located within this district, and Greyskull Keep is located just outside the outer wall, a little ways away.
  2. Cloudtop District:[1]  Shown to be within the center of the city, this district is surrounded by another wall due to the sovereign's palace being here. It is also where the Tal'Dorei Council convenes to discuss various issues within Emon and all of Tal'Dorei. The Ivory Tower is also located here. Cloudtop is home to the rich, the noble, and anybody with influence, including the Citrine Garrison, of which General Krieg was a member.[2]
  3. Central District:  Located on the southwest side of the city next to the Cloudtop District. It appears that a smaller wall cuts through the district.
  4. Temple District:  Found on the southeastern side of the city, this area probably acts as a religious center and is probably where the temple that was used to revive Pike is found. Since the Tal'Dorei Council has a Paladin of Bahamut as one of its members, it is possible that the dominant religion in the city is to Bahamut.[presumed] A smaller wall branches from the main wall and borders the northeastern side of the district separating it from the Abadar's Promenade.
  5. Erudite Quarter:  Located on the northwest side of the city, it appears to have a small wall that branches off and reconnects to the main wall that surrounds the entire district. Because this is where the Alabaster Lyceum is located, it is likely that this section of the city specializes in the arcane arts.[presumed]
  6. Military District:  Found on the north side of the city, this section probably specializes in weapons and arms and likely houses many families of those who belong to the Tal'Dorei military.[presumed]
  7. Upper Slums:  One of the few districts outside the city walls, it is to the northwest.
  8. Lower Slums:  Another district outside the city walls, it is located to the south.
  9. Port of Emon:  As the name implies, this appears to be the only port located within Emon. It is toward the southwest part of the city, with a small wall running down its southern side.
  10. Graveyard District:  Found to the west of Emon. Because of the name, this area of the city probably has many catacombs and deals with the dead.[presumed] The Diamond Nest Tavern is in this district.
  11. Shoreline Farms:  Located outside the city, the shoreline farms are the only district besides the Port district to border water. It is located towards the west/northwest. This section of the city likely provides the majority of the produce that is consumed by the regular population.[presumed]
  12. Skyport:  This district is located to the northwest right next to the Cloudtop District. This is where the city's Skyships dock.


A network of tunnels exists under the city. The Clasp, a thieves' guild, has a subterranean base beneath the city. They use the tunnels to covertly get around, and know of several hidden entrances up to the surface.

At least a part of the city is built on top of the ruins of an old, forgotten civilization.

Notable People Edit

This section describes the state of Emon before the Chroma Conclave attacked in "Omens" (4x01).  For the current status, see Occupation of Emon.


As the seat of power for Tal'Dorei, many notable individuals live in and pass through Emon.

Ruling Family


Tal'Dorei Council

Former Council Members


Administrators and Scholars of the Alabaster Lyceum


Merchants

  • Shaun Gilmore:[8]  Owner of Gilmore's Glorious Goods and sponsor of Vox Machina.
  • Karen:  Dwarven blacksmith, specializing in armor; upgraded Trinket's armor with pieces of bulette hide.


Temple District

Notable Locations Edit

The Story So Far Edit

Before the Stream Edit

At some point, the party fell through an ancient cistern that led to an intricate cavern system. They traveled through trying to find a way out when they uncovered the ruins of an old civilization. There they encountered a hag which made a deal with the group; in exchange for showing them the way out and giving Tiberius the Mending Wheel, she would take a part of Tiberius's luck.

Later on, Vox Machina freed Sovereign Uriel and his family from demonic possession and halted an uprising of demons. For their deeds they were given a hero's celebration, and over the course of six months Greyskull Keep was built in their honor.

Occupation of Emon Edit

During the gathering Sovereign Uriel Tal'Dorei III held when he announced his abdication, four ancient dragons, calling themselves the Chroma Conclave, attacked the city of Emon.

After a brief search for Gilmore, Vox Machina fled to Greyskull Keep and sheltered the refugees outside their gates. Lady Allura found them there, alerted of trouble when her connection to the teleportation sigils in her tower and in the Lyceum were suddenly severed.

When Vox Machina emerged from their keep to search the city for survivors, they found buildings charred and smoldering, people who had been running for the city gates were frozen in their tracks, literally. Many who had survived were looting the city for tribute to Thordak.

They found a hidden door to the cellar of Gilmore's Glorious Goods, where they found Gilmore at death's door, several of his employees, and the Empress Salda Tal'Dorei and her children. Gilmore had heroically rescued the empress and her children but, when he went back to get Uriel, found him dead. Arbiter Brom Goldhand also did not make it, but Seeker Asum Emring and Guardian Tofor Brotoras were alive and helping the survivors.

Thordak's Lair Edit

As Thordak sat in the center of Emon, it began to change due to his presence. Volcanic activity began occurring below the city, causing lava to seep out of the ground and the skies to fill with smoke.[citation needed]

References Edit

  1. Cloudtop District was mislabelled as "Castletop District" in an early version of the map of Emon, as verified in Matthew Mercer's tweet.
  2. See "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) at 10:45.
  3. Matthew Mercer clarified that Allura's race is human on Twitter.
  4. Matthew Mercer clarified on Twitter that Allura is a wizard (not a sorcerer), and her arcane tradition is the School of Abjuration.
  5. Matthew Mercer clarified Seeker Asum's name on Twitter.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Some information on this page was obtained from Matthew Mercer's Vox Machina Wiki article, "The Tal’dorei Council".
  7. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 47:20.
  8. Spelling of Gilmore's first name was obtained from Matthew Mercer's written accompaniment to his Spotify playlist.

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