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"The Echo Tree"
(5x07)
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The thumbnail for "The Echo Tree" (5x07), featuring Laura Bailey as Vex'ahlia.
Episode
Chapter 5, Episode 07  (G&S #63)
Airdate
2016-08-11 19:00 PDT
Runtime
4:10:14
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"The Echo Tree" (5x07) is the seventh episode of the fifth chapter of Critical Role.  The members of Vox Machina prepare for their final approach to the cancerous tree, including a discussion between Keyleth and, seemingly, the bog itself.  The tree opens to them, and Vex'ahlia is offered a disturbing choice...

Synopsis Edit

Pre-Show Edit

The following pre-show content was removed from the final Geek & Sundry YouTube video:

  • The updated Critical Role fan art appreciation video aired.

Announcements Edit

The following announcement content was removed from the final Geek & Sundry YouTube video:

  • The previous week's episode, "Uninviting Waters" (5x06), was performed live at Gen Con, and the cast enjoyed meeting all the Critters there.  The studio now seems quiet to Travis after the crowd at the theatre!
  • LootCrate is once again sponsoring Critical Role.  Use lootcrate.com/criticalrole for a $3 discount off the subscription cost.
    • LootCrate now also offers LootWear bags with apparel.
  • The Critical Role campaign setting book series was announced at Gen Con.  Matthew Mercer is writing it with the aid of James and Ryan at Geek & Sundry.  The first book on Tal'Dorei will be out in Spring 2017 (northern hemisphere).
  • Marisha Ray's new run of Signal Boost! with Matt Key started this week in episode 17, "Doctor Strange Love".
  • Episode 1 of the new Batman: The Telltale Series was released, with Travis Willingham playing Harvey Dent and Laura Bailey playing Catwoman.
  • World of WarCraft: Legion is in early release, with Liam O'Brien voicing Illidan Stormrage and Taliesin Jaffe voicing the male night elf demon hunter playable character.  Matthew Mercer voices several characters, including Aluneth, Greatstaff of the Magna (the arcane mage's artifact staff).
  • The 50th anniversary live-action opening credits aired after the announcements.

Previously on Critical Role Edit

Vox Machina, having to find and collect the artifacts known as the Vestiges of Divergence to prepare themselves for battle against the Chroma Conclave, a group of extremely dangerous, ancient, chromatic dragons, who are wreaking havoc through the Tal'Dorei countryside, and get vengeance for the loss of Vex and Vax's [mother] in the past.  [...]

However, you guys have been making your way into the Feywild in search of a specific item, known as Fenthras, a bow of which Vex has been sort of keeping an eye on this whole time.  [...]  They've made their way through a number of strange, dangerous, and awkward encounters in the Feywild, including an encounter with their father [...] in Syngorn, which is currently hiding out in the Feywild until they have prepared for battle against Thordak, the Cinder King.

You went through the Moonbrush and parlayed between pixies and werewolves, you pushed past the Gilded Run, a series of enchanted, dangerous rivers that keep the Shademirk Bog in check from spreading across the land with its corruption, and you stepped into the Shademirk Bog, its strange, sludgy, black, corrupt interior, stumbling upon what appears to be a small hovel, built out of a tree trunk.  The gnomes, making their way towards [it] via Vex's broom, caught a partial glimpse of the creature that lived within.  A door was suddenly opened, and upon floating back, the broom was robbed of its magical enchantment temporarily.  The party regathered and are now deciding what to do here in the depths of the Shademirk Bog.  So, as the gnomes have returned, your broom has seemingly been proven to still function.[1]

Part I Edit

Break Edit

Part II Edit

Episode-63-Vex'ahlia-Prepares-to-Shoot-Saundor-by-David-Rodrigues

Fan art of Vex'ahlia preparing to shoot Saundor, by David Rodrigues.[art 1]

Come on, come on, get your Scanlan on.
It's Thursday night, and it won't be long.
Gonna play my flute, gonna play my shawm.
It's Thursday night, and it won't be long

'Til I get your health up,
Get your health up!
I got all you need.
No, I don't shoot bows,
I don't swing swords,
But damn, I can sing!
– 
Scanlan's Healing Word for Percy[2]
(based on "Cheap Thrills" by Sia)
[!h]
'Life needs things to live.'  That's it.  That's the whole quote.  From earlier tonight.  Percival von Fredericksteen von Rolo de Frankenstein de Rolo.  Credit where credit is due.
– 
Scanlan's Healing Word for Vex'ahlia[3]
[!h]
Episode-63-Vex-vs-Saundor-by-Thomas-Brin

Fan art of Vex'ahlia fighting Saundor, by Thomas Brin.[art 2]

Oi!  You fobbing, elf-skinned flap-dragon!  You paunchy, ill-breeding lewdster!  You unmuzzled, reeling, ripe mumble-news!
– 
Scanlan's Cutting Words against Saundor[4]
(based on a Shakespearean insult generator)
[!h]
I'm giving you everything,
All the health I bring, this is true.
And, all I want from you
Is the promise you'll
Kiss me forever.

I'm (I'm) giving you everything,
All the health I bring...
– 
Scanlan's Healing Word for Vex'ahlia[5]
(based on "Say You'll Be There" by Spice Girls)
[!h]
Episode-63-Fire-Keyleth-vs-Treant-by-Thomas-Brin

Fan art of Keyleth in her fire elemental form using Tree Stride to destroy a treant, by Thomas Brin.[art 3]

[Vax'ildan activates his wings from the Deathwalker's Ward to fly at Saundor, while Keyleth watches from the ground in fire elemental form.]
DM Matt:  "All of a sudden, the giant raven wings streak out from each side of you, and woosh, woosh, the air in the entirety of the room begins to swirl around you.  Your hair gets tossed as the giant wings begin to push him into the air.  The raven-like, dagger-wielding Champion of the Raven Queen leaps up and finds himself face-to-face with Saundor, blades out.  Go ahead and make your attacks."
Marisha:  "The breeze from his wings kinda stokes my fire elemental form a little bit, and I'm kind of into it."
Matt:  "There you go."
Marisha:  "I'm pretty stoked."
Matt:  "Hahahaha, yeah you are!"
– 
from "The Echo Tree" (5x07) at 3:39:13
[!h]
Episode-63-Percy-and-Keyleth-cheer-up-Vex-by-Wendy-Sullivan-Green

Fan art of Percy and Keyleth cheering up Vex'ahlia by mocking Saundor, by Wendy Sullivan Green.[art 4]

Featured Characters Edit

Vox Machina Edit

New Edit

  • Two unnamed trolls
  • Saundor[6], archfey of the Feywild

Returning Edit

Inventory Edit

Quotations Edit

  • When Keyleth casts Tree Stride on herself, then proceeds to turn into a fire elemental, literally enter a treant, attack it from within while burning it, and prepare to stride into the other treant, Sam remarks, "We brought a gun to a tree fight."[7]
  • When Keyleth successfully hits with her first two intra-treant strikes, Liam parodies Malone from The Untouchables:  "They send one of yours to the Feywild, you send one of theirs to the morgue."[8]

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. See "The Echo Tree" (5x07) from 0:00:06 through 0:01:52.
  2. See "The Echo Tree" (5x07) at 2:37:11.
  3. See "The Echo Tree" (5x07) at 3:08:27.
  4. See "The Echo Tree" (5x07) at 3:16:53.
  5. See "The Echo Tree" (5x07) at 3:31:03.
  6. Matthew Mercer spelled Saundor's name.
  7. See "The Echo Tree" (5x07) at 2:40:47.
  8. See "The Echo Tree" (5x07) at 2:41:11.

Art:

  1. Fan art of Vex'ahlia preparing to shoot Saundor, by David Rodrigues (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Vex'ahlia fighting Saundor, by Thomas Brin (source).  Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of Keyleth in her fire elemental form using Tree Stride to destroy a treant, by Thomas Brin (source).  Used with permission.
  4. Fan art of Percy and Keyleth cheering up Vex'ahlia by mocking Saundor, by Wendy Sullivan Green (source).  Used with permission.


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