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King Murghol
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Fan art of King Murghol, by Chad Fox.[art 1]
Type
Played by
First Seen
Appeared in
Last Seen
Episode Count
1
Chapter(s)
Pre-Stream Specials
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
Name
Murghol
AKA
King Murghol
King Marigold (by Vox Machina)[citation needed]
Creature Type
Humanoid
Race
Class
Warrior
Age
Alignment
Languages
Status
Dead
Death
Decapitated by Scanlan[1]
("The Throne Room" (1x07))
Place(s)
Family
Connections
Served K'Varn
Profession
Ruler of the Emberhold
Stats

Level
Character
Physical
Mental

HP
STR
INT

AC
DEX
WIS

DC
CON
CHA

[[:Category:{{{FanArt}}}|Fan art of King Murghol]]

King Murghol was the leader of the duergar faction that Vox Machina battled during their time in the Underdark.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

King Murghol had a long, braided black beard that dragged on the floor. He wore plate armor made of jagged black metal and wielded a giant sword.[2]

Personality Edit

Murghol was an incredibly fierce opponent, who showed his skill in warfare when fighting off several members of Vox Machina. He had a strong air of superiority, expecting his men to follow his every order for all the loyalty he had shown them, which started a battle of wills between him and Tiberius during the latter's deception. He was also more intelligent than many other duergar, seeing that Tiberius was only attempting to trick his men into lowering their guard. He also relished torturing Lady Kima while she was imprisoned within Emberhold.

Biography Edit

Background Edit

At some point prior to Vox Machina's attack on the Emberhold, K'Varn the beholder managed to successfully conquer the fortress and all within it. It is implied that Murghol might have surrendered to K'Varn in order to save his life and maintain his power. However, it is also possible he was promoted after K'Varn killed the original ruler of the city. He definitely held some powerful position prior to the attack.

"The Throne Room" (1x07) Edit

During the assault on the throne room, Tiberius attempted to trick the duergar within into thinking he was one of their gods. Murghol and his wife, Queen Ulara, were the only duergar to see through the deception. During the ensuing fight, he battled against several members of Vox Machina at once in the episode.

Murghol was killed towards the end of the battle by Scanlan, who decapitated him with the Singing Dawnblade, causing his head to hit the floor and roll into a pool of lava.[1]

Murghol was able to buy enough time for his wife to escape with a then-dominated Grog, which later resulting in Vox Machina speeding up their journey deep into the Underdark in order to rescue their teammate.

Relationships Edit

Character Information Edit

Abilities Edit

Murghol used at least one potion during combat to increase his physical strength. Most of his abilities were natural duergar abilities, as well as various enchantments on his armor and weaponry.

Duergar Abilities Edit

  • Increase Size
  • Darkvision
  • Magic Resistance

Notable Items Edit

Potions Edit

  • Increase Attack Strength[presumed]

Quotations Edit

Trivia Edit

References Edit

  1. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) from 3:37:35 through 3:38:23.
  2. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 2:39:33.

Art:

  1. Fan art of King Murghol, by Chad Fox (source).  Permission needed.


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