Kern "The Hammer" is a half-orc and a multiclassed barbarian/monk. Kern fights in a Vasselheim arena called the Crucible. As an NPC, he is portrayed by Matthew Mercer.

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Appearance Edit

Kern is a half-orc man, six feet and six inches tall. He is incredibly well-built and has a bald head with a big bristly mustache. His face looks like he's been in a lot of fights over the years. When he fought Grog in the Crucible he was wearing a simple tattered tunic with leather pants and boots.[1]

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Biography Edit

Background Edit

"Hubris" (2x01) Edit

When Vox Machina arrived in Vasselheim, Grog challenged Kern (who had not yet multiclassed). Kern emerged victorious, but it was a close contest with a narrow victory.

"The Rematch" (2x07) Edit

While Grog went about his business with other tasks, Kern devoted himself to training as a monk, multiclassing as a Barbarian/Monk. Grog returned, and although Kern's new abilities were formidable, Grog managed to defeat Kern—though, again, the victory was narrow.

"Return to Vasselheim" (4x05) Edit

Relationships Edit

Grog Strongjaw Edit

Character Information Edit

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References Edit

  1. See "Hubris" (2x01) at 0:43:10.


  1. Fan art of Kern "the Hammer" fighting Grog Strongjaw in the Crucible, by Tanya Kahley (source).  Permission needed.

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