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Nott, also known as Nott the Brave, is a goblin rogue. She is played by Sam Riegel.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

Nott has green skin, green hair, and yellow eyes. Her clothes are not in great condition, much like her traveling companion, Caleb. She hides her face with a hood and a porcelain mask. Nott is three feet tall.[citation needed]

Personality Edit

Nott hides in the shadows a lot because she knows goblins are not welcome in this part of the Dwendalian Empire. She has been described as "jumpy" and gets nervous very easily. Nott has kleptomaniacal tendencies that she seems to temper by drinking alcohol. Nott hates water and dogs.

Biography Edit

Background Edit

Nott is originally from a goblin clan that typically roams around Felderwin Village. She had a falling out with her goblin clan, so she avoids the Felderwin area.

Nott and Caleb met in a small jail, which they escaped from together.[4] Caleb came up with their escape plan, which required Nott's help. Caleb used Frumpkin to bring a piece of wire into their cell, which Nott used to pick the lock. Caleb proceeded to set the jail on fire and scream for help. The guards promptly fled, and Caleb and Nott walked out of the jail together. The two stayed together, at first out of convenience, but then for several months.[5]

Pre-Stream Edit

Nott apparently saved Caleb's life before they met the rest of the group.

Chapter 9 Edit

"Zemnian Nights" (9x11) Edit

Setting a trap against Nott, Fjord and Molly wished to learn the reason why she was rifling through their things and trying to get Fjord's letter to the Soltryce Academy. While charmed by Molly, Nott revealed her desire to give the letter to Caleb so that he could fulfill his potential of becoming a very powerful wizard. She expressed that the rest of the Mighty Nein aren't able to help her. She expressed her fears of being discovered while by the many dangers they would likely run into on their travels north, and that she needed Caleb to live to protect, save, and ultimately change her form from that of a goblin[6].

Relationships Edit

Caleb Widogast Edit

Caleb is Nott's travel companion. Caleb has said he owes a lot to Nott for having saved his life. The two are very protective of each other.

Nott and Caleb apparently have a number of practiced cons that they presumably engage in in order to procure coin. After coming under scrutiny for the incident at the carnival, Caleb asked Nott to refrain from any cons for the time being.

Whereas Caleb sees her like a little sister, Nott says she sees her relationship with Caleb as that of a parent and child, as herself being the parent of Caleb, however this isn't known to him[7]. She says that she is protecting Caleb as she sees potential in Caleb's magic abilities, wishing for him to become very powerful, in turn for him to 'save' her.

Con Names: The Enemy of my Enemy, Money Pot, Mother's Love.

Jester Edit

Jester and Nott quickly took a liking to each other. Jester offered to help Nott steal things, and encouraged Nott to try to pickpocket her. Later, they teamed up while investigating the carnival. Jester is the only one besides Caleb that she likes.

Yasha Edit

Nott commented on Yasha's size, possibly intimidated by it. Later, she gave her flowers in the hopes that the large woman would not "kill" her.

Character Information Edit

Notable Items Edit

  • Nott's Mask
  • Shortsword
  • Hand Crossbow
  • Platinum Flask (given to Pumat Sol for enchanting)
  • Brass Baby Bottle
  • Brass Door Knob
  • Small Vase
  • Plain Flask (reacquired)
  • Two Blouse Buttons
  • Ring of Water Walking[8]

Abilities Edit

Feats Edit

  • Crossbow Expert[9]

Goblin Abilities Edit

  • Darkvision
  • Fury of the Small
  • Nimble Escape

Rogue Abilities Edit

  • Cunning Action
  • Expertise (Sleight of Hand, Stealth)
  • Roguish Archetype: Arcane Trickster
    • Mage Hand Legerdemain
    • Spellcasting
  • Sneak Attack (2d6)
  • Thieves' Cant

Wizard Spells Edit

As a 4th-level Arcane Trickster, Nott knows three wizard cantrips and four 1st-level wizard spells. She can replace the spells she knows when she gains a level.

Cantrips Edit
1st-level Edit
  • Disguise Self[13]
  • Feather Fall[14]
  • Silent Image[15]
  • Tasha's Hideous Laughter[16]

Quotations Edit

  • "I LOVE TRINKETS!" (a not-at-all ironic quote in-character as Nott)
  • "This is fine." (said while inside a burning building)[17]
  • "I'll be part of this Fjord Expedition." (a pun on Fjord's name and a model of car by Ford Motor Company)
  • "Are we Fjord Explorers or Fjord Escapes?"
  • "I need him to protect me."(Nott under a charm talking about Caleb.)[18]
  • "You can reply to this message."
  • "I could tell that there were at least six more fucks that you held back."(Nott to Beau)

Trivia Edit

  • Nott is the fourth player character to be a different gender from their player, and the first such character to be a regular party member in an ongoing campaign.
  • "Nott" is also the name of the Norse goddess of night and the grandmother of Thor.
  • Nott apparently earned her title ("Nott the Brave") when she charged towards the manticore in HushSam referred to her actions as "Nott the Stupid".
  • Nott is a kleptomaniac. Her statement that she just loves "trinkets" is an inside joke about Trinket, Vex'ahlia's bear companion from The Campaign of Vox Machina, toward whom Sam Riegel and his previous character Scanlan Shorthalt were frequently disdainful.
  • Nott estimated her age between 6 and 9 years.  By goblin standards, she said that this makes her "almost grown" and "of childbearing age".[1] Since goblins reach maturity at age 8, this would indicate that Nott is around 9 years old.[citation needed]
  • Nott's age may also be a reference to the starting age of Scanlan, Sam Riegel's character in the previous campaign.
  • Nott only has four fingers on each hand.[19]
  • Caleb and Nott's known cons currently include: The Money Pot, Rat Food, Prince and the Pauper, Spider Eyes, Mother's Love and Enemy of my Enemy. 

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. See "The Gates of Zadash" (9x08) at 1:26:52.  Nott estimates her age being between 6–9 years old.
  2. See Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 41.  The month names for Exandria's calendar can vary across cultures, but most civilizations accept those provided in the calendar of Tal'Dorei.
  3. See "The Gates of Zadash" (9x08) from 1:27:46 through 1:28:45.  Caleb chose to celebrate Nott's 9th birthday on the 12th of Fessuran, 835 P.D., although neither Caleb nor Nott knew her actual birthday or birthyear.
  4. See "Talks Machina #55: 'Hush'" (TMx55).
  5. See "Talks Machina #61: 'Lost & Found'" (TMx61).
  6. See "Zemnian Nights" (9x11) from 3:00:17 through 3:04:31.
  7. See "Lost & Found" (9x13) at 2:42:00.
  8. See "Waste and Webs" (9x10) at 0:40:09.  Nott borrows the Ring of Water Walking from Jester, who had been wearing it on her right middle finger.
  9. See "Where The River Goes" (9x15).[citation needed]  The Crossbow Expert feat allows Nott to attack with her crossbow in close range without disadvantage.
  10. See "The Howling Mines" (9x06) at 2:52:15.  Nott casts Mage Hand.
  11. See "The Open Road" (9x05) at 0:42:31.  Nott casts Message.
  12. See "The Howling Mines" (9x06) at 2:02:29.  Nott casts Shocking Grasp.
  13. See "Steam and Conversation" (9x09).[citation needed]  Nott casts Disguise Self.
  14. See "Where The River Goes" (9x15).[citation needed]  Nott casts Feather Fall.
  15. See "The Open Road" (9x05) at 1:25:18.  Nott casts Silent Image.
  16. See "The Open Road" (9x05) at 2:39:10.  Nott casts Tasha's Hideous Laughter.
  17. See "The Open Road" (9x05) at 1:56:19.
  18. See "Zemnian Nights" (9x11).[citation needed]
  19. The official art of the campaign depicts Nott as having four fingers.
Art:
  1. Official 2018 portrait of Nott, by Ari (source).  Permission needed.