"The Frigid Doom" (5x08) is the eighth episode of the fifth chapter of Critical Role. Back in Whitestone to debate their next move, Vox Machina discovers their return from the Feywild may not have been as clean cut as it seemed. Their attention turns to Draconia where the destruction wrought by the Conclave again leaves the party to search for allies amongst the scattered survivors while coming face to face with the cost to defeat them.

Synopsis Edit

Pre-Show Edit

Announcements Edit

Previously on Critical Role Edit

"Vox Machina, in their search for the Vestiges of the Divergence to gain artifacts powerful enough to rival—hopefully—the power of the Chroma Conclave, a group of chromatic dragons that have been terrorizing the countryside of Tal'Dorei

"The party has just finished their journey through the Feywild, a strange, magically-overgrown realm of fey creatures, illusion, and apparently corrupt tree-bros.  After a fight with this long mentally-disturbed fey, heartbroken and driven to vengeance in soiling the land around him.  [Vox Machina] defeated him, and took from him the bow Fenthras, of which [Vex'ahlia] had been seeking.  […]  [They] then gathered hands and, through the magical capabilities of Keyleth, the druid of the Air Ashari, [they] managed to Plane Shift the rest of the party back to Whitestone itself."[1]

Part I Edit


Fan art of Percy looking through his notes and sketches of the Feywild after forgetting he ever went there, by Truffery.[art 1]

Break Edit

Part II Edit

Featured Characters Edit

Inventory Edit

Adjustment Count Item Source Destination Notes
Transferred 1 onyx mastiff statuette Bag of Holding#Grog's Bag of Holding Vex'ahlia Vex'ahlia took the magical statuette from Grog's bag of holding since he couldn't remember acquiring it in the Feywild.[14]

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Trivia Edit

  • The death of Tiberius Stormwind marks the first permanent death of a player character, although his player, Orion Acaba, had long since left Critical Role.
    • This is the fifth overall player character death, and the second one to occur off-stream (Pike's pre-stream death being the first).

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References Edit

  1. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) from 0:05:08 through 0:07:07.
  2. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:25:39.
  3. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:08:20.
  4. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:17:57.
  5. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:28:36.
  6. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:10:09.
  7. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:19:45.
  8. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:27:00.
  9. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:17:48.
  10. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:27:20.
  11. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:29:08.
  12. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:19:33.
  13. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) at 0:20:31.
  14. See "The Frigid Doom" (5x08) from 0:22:28 through 0:23:33.


  1. Fan art of Percy looking through his notes and sketches of the Feywild after forgetting he ever went there, by Truffery (source).  Used with permission.