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Gilmore
"Image of Gilmore."}}
Season 2 portrait of Gilmore, by Kit Buss.[art 1]
Type
Played by
First Seen
Last Seen
Episode Count
Chapter(s)
Pre-Stream Specials
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
Name
Shaun Gilmore[1]
AKA
Creature Type
Humanoid
Race
Human
Class
Sorcerer[2] (Runechild)[3]
Age
Late 30s[4]
Alignment
Languages
Common, Marquesian[spelling?][5]
Status
Alive
Death
()
Place(s)
Emon (former home), originally Marquet[6]
Westruun (second shop location)
Whitestone (refugee asylum)
Family
Parents[6]

Mother: Opaisa Geddmore

Father: Sorrin Geddmore
Connections
Sponsor of Vox Machina
Ex-love interest of Vax'ildan
Employer of Sherri
Profession
Shopkeeper
Stats

Level
≥ 13[7]
Character
Physical
Mental

HP
STR
INT

AC
DEX
WIS

DC
CON
CHA

[[:Category:{{{FanArt}}}|Fan art of Gilmore]]
But if you find a way for me to become a dragon, that would be sexy.
– 
Shaun Gilmore[8]

Shaun Gilmore, better known as Gilmore, is a sorcerer[2] merchant.  He owned the Gilmore's Glorious Goods shop in the city of Emon and was planning to open another shop in Westruun. He is the chief sponsor of Vox Machina and provides the group a discount for all of his merchandise.  As an NPC, he is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

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Fan art of Gilmore, by Kit Buss.[art 2]

Gilmore is described as a very handsome man, with long, thick, black hair that he usually ties back into a ponytail. Recently, he has decided to grow out a goatee, which he keeps well-braided. He wears what Matthew Mercer describes as "a wizard's tracksuit", with gold-trimmed purple robes that open up at the chest, and various golden necklaces and medallions.

Personality Edit

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Fan art of Gilmore, by Andrew Keller.[art 3]

Gilmore has a very "Broadway" personality, often using grandiose gestures and manners of speaking, though he is easily flustered. He is shown to be a very able businessman, having told Vox Machina that he was in the process of opening another store in Westruun. He is also a very adept magic caster, as much of what he creates is out of the ordinary and different from standard enchantments. However, he sometimes tends to use his customers as test subjects for new kinds of enchantments, as seen with the unfortunate side effects of Scanlan's Potion of Scrying.

Despite all of this, Gilmore has shown that he does not like to feel that he has been cheated. When asked about opening a line of credit when Vox Machina first appeared to not have enough money for the goods they wanted, he became very cautious. While willing to do so, he warned them that, should they make this arrangement and not repay him within a month, he would send people after them.

Biography Edit

Background Edit

Gilmore is from a small village in Marquet known as Shandal[spelling?]. He eventually left for Tal'Dorei to start his own business.[9]

Gilmore said that he receives his powers through his bloodline, as he is something called a "Runechild".[10]

"Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) Edit

"The Feast" (3x01) Edit

"Echoes of the Past" (3x15) Edit

"Omens" (4x01) Edit

Gilmore-vs-Chroma-Conclave

Fan art of Gilmore during the fall of Emon, by Meg Simmons.[art 4]

Gilmore was attending Uriel's speech in the Cloudtop District of Emon when the Chroma Conclave attacked.[11] He became separated from Vox Machina and they had to leave without him.

"In Ruins" (4x03) Edit

When Vox Machina found Gilmore again, he was near death in the basement of his destroyed shop. Gilmore was injured during the initial attack, when he bravely rescued Salda Tal'Dorei and her children.[12]

"Dangerous Dealings" (4x04) Edit

Gilmore went to Whitestone with the rest of the Emon refugees.

"Duskmeadow" (5x01) Edit

While living as a refugee in Whitestone, Gilmore, with the help of Lady Allura Vysoren and Eskil Ryndarien, was tasked with creating and maintaining a protective barrier over the town, while also investigating the orb left by the Briarwoods.[13]

"A Cycle of Vengeance" (5x02) Edit

During one of Vox Machina's visits to Whitestone, Gilmore was impersonated by a rakshasa named Hotis in an attempt at vengeance on Vax.  After Vax and the rest of Vox Machina slew Hotis and his hired assassins, Keyleth searched for the real Gilmore and Allura to ensure their safety.  Keyleth managed to find Gilmore—just as he was crushing the body of his would-be assassin using powerful magic.[14]

"The Frigid Doom" (5x08) Edit

"The Streets of Ank'Harel" (5x09) Edit

"Passed Through Fire" (5x13) Edit

"The Coming Storm" (6x04) Edit

"Path of Brass" (6x05) Edit

"The Siege of Emon" (6x09) Edit

"Thordak" (6x10) Edit

"Raishan" (6x11) Edit

"What Lies Beneath the Surface" (6x12) Edit

"The Deceiver's Stand" (6x14) Edit

"A Bard's Lament" (7x01) Edit

Relationships Edit

Sherri Edit

Sherri is one of Gilmore's employees and the one he seems to trust the most, as she is usually left in charge of the shop when he is away.[15] Although Sherri is sometimes frustrated with her boss, she is incredibly loyal to him. When Gilmore was gravely injured during the Chroma Conclave's attack on Emon, Sherri stayed by his side to protect him and tend to his wounds.[12] She later went with him and the other refugees to Whitestone.

Vax'ildan Edit

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Fan art of Gilmore and Vax'ildan, by David Rodrigues.[art 5]

Vax'ildan and Gilmore enjoy flirting with each other and spending time together. After returning from the Underdark, Vax asked Gilmore out to a meal and a walk, partially to give the rest of Vox Machina time to shop and haggle, but also just to catch up with his friend.[16]

Vax seems to view Gilmore as a confidant, as he told him about Vox Machina's struggles in the Underdark and about the Horn of Orcus, which the party had agreed to keep a secret.[15]

After defeating the Briarwoods and returning to Emon, Vax took a moment to sit down with Gilmore and explain that he was in love with someone else. Gilmore, although saddened by the news, took it very well, and after a final kiss the two parted amicably.[17] They remain close friends.

Character Information Edit

Abilities Edit

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Fan art of Gilmore casting a spell, by David Rodrigues.[art 6]

Gilmore eventually revealed that he is a Runechild, meaning he is gifted with natural magical abilities through his bloodline.[10][3]

Spells Edit

1st-level Edit
  • Identify[citation needed]
2nd-level Edit
3rd-level Edit
4th-level Edit
5th-level Edit
6th-level Edit

Notable Items Edit

  • Focus Ring[21]
  • Heroes' Feast-creating Wooden Dominoes[22][23]

Quotations Edit

❝But if you find a way for me to become a dragon, that would be sexy.❞[8]

Trivia Edit

Gilmore-mini

The miniature for Shaun Gilmore, by Matthew Mercer.[art 7]

  • Shaun Gilmore was actually born Shaun Geddmore,[24] but had his name anglicized when he moved to Tal'Dorei. Likely, an attempt to sever his connections to Marquet; or rather even more likely because he feels "Gilmore" is more glorious than "Geddmore."
  • In the Critical Role Major Arcana Tarot Card Set, he represents X - Wheel of Fortune.

References Edit

  1. Spelling of Gilmore's name obtained from Matthew Mercer's written accompaniment to his Spotify playlist.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Matthew Mercer clarified that Gilmore is a sorcerer.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Runechild is a new Sorcerous Origin created by Matthew Mercer (source).
  4. Matthew Mercer clarified that Gilmore is in his late 30s.
  5. See "Passed Through Fire" (5x13) at 1:54:07.
  6. See "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (5x09).[citation needed]
  7. Gilmore can cast 7th-level spells,[citation needed] meaning he is at least a level 13 sorcerer.
  8. See "In Ruins" (4x03) at 2:38:01.
  9. See "The Streets of Ank'Harel" (5x09).[citation needed]
  10. See "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (6x12).[citation needed]
  11. See "Omens" (4x01).[citation needed]
  12. See "In Ruins" (4x03).[citation needed]
  13. See "Duskmeadow" (5x01).[citation needed]
  14. See "A Cycle of Vengeance" (5x02).[citation needed]
  15. See "The Feast" (3x01).[citation needed]
  16. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14).[citation needed]
  17. See "Echoes of the Past" (3x15) from 58:33 through 1:02:42.[citation needed]
  18. See "The Siege of Emon" (6x09).[citation needed]
  19. See "Raishan" (6x11).[citation needed]
  20. See "Thordak" (6x10).[citation needed]
  21. Matthew Mercer clarified that Gilmore uses a ring as his arcane focus.
  22. First time these dominoes are seen. It was unclear if the spell was cast by Gilmore or if it was the domino that created the Heroes' Feast. See "Echoes of the Past" (3x15) from 43:45 through 45:04.
  23. Confirmation that Gilmore does not have the Heroes' Feast spell and instead used his wooden dominoes. See "Deadly Echoes" (6x13) from 28:24 through 28:48.
  24. Matthew Mercer spelled Shaun Gilmore's original last name on Twitter.

Art:

  1. Season 2 portrait of Gilmore, by Kit Buss (source).  Permission needed.
  2. Fan art of Gilmore, by Kit Buss (source).  Described by Matthew Mercer as semi-official.  Permission needed.
  3. Fan art of Gilmore, by Andrew Keller (source).  Permission needed.
  4. Fan art of Gilmore during the fall of Emon, by Meg Simmons (source).  Permission needed.
  5. Fan art of Gilmore and Vax'ildan, by David Rodrigues (source).  Used with permission.
  6. Fan art of Gilmore casting a spell, by David Rodrigues (source).  Used with permission.
  7. The miniature for Shaun Gilmore, by Matthew Mercer (source).  Permission needed.

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