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"Trial of the Take: Part 2" (2x03) is the third episode of the second chapter of Critical Role. Scanlan, Percy, Vex'ahlia, and Grog continue their quest with Lyra and Zahra to hunt Rimefang, an adult white dragon that was pursued by previous bands of veteran adventurers from the Slayer's Take who never returned! Is this a suicide mission or a true test of will?
Previously on Critical Role Edit
"Our party of adventurers, Vox Machina, had broken a few rules in the city of Vasselheim and had actually infracted upon a contract for a guild of creature hunters known as the Slayer's Take, and this group essentially told Vox Machina that either they could go and be arrested for this and put on trial for breaking the law, or they could go and join the guild, and as such could be included and written onto the contract, then everything would be fine—so they decided to go that route. They inquired with the Huntmaster, and she basically told the party that they could join after they went through a trial where they had to complete a contract. However, she hand-chose and divided the party into two separate smaller groups: the first group being the one that began playing with us last [episode], in which we had the illustrious Scanlan, Percy, Vex, and Grog, who were paired up with two new adventurers, one of which was Zahra the tiefling warlock, who also is a prospective person to join the Slayer's Take, and Felicia's character Lyra the human wizard, who somehow became a member of the guild and is assigned on her first ever excursion to lead this group towards the end of their contract. [Critical Role's] audience chose the creature they were going to hunt, and [they] voted on an adult white dragon—so they've been hunting that.
"After stalking [their] way up the Glasswalk Road to the north of the city of Vasselheim, through the Vesper Timberlands, through the cold weather as [they] continued to travel northward on the word of a crazed gentleman in a tavern somewhere who supposedly saw a dragon, [they] managed to see such a dragon skulking through the skies and actually attack near where [they] were staying. While [they] were sleeping, a group of orcs and some ogrish creature and a [worg] attacked [their] group. [The party] managed to slaughter the encroaching evils rather rapidly, in a daring display of buttflap-long john-Percy and some majestic combat prowess. [They] managed to completely eliminate [their attackers]. [They] interrogated one of the orcs, before Grog decided to take his head off.
"[They] pushed in a northwest direction within the forest itself and managed to come upon what looked to be a perpetual blizzard that was blowing around this mountain range, and the dragon was sighted once again taking its rest to the northern part of this mountain. [They] pushed through the forest, managed to avoid a few possible dangerous situations thanks to [their] ranger guiding [them] through her favored terrain, eventually coming upon the base of this mountain range. [They] looked above and [they] saw what looked like the entrance to a cavern where at least the dragon seems to fly in and out of. It's a ways up the mountain, and there's a smaller cavern towards the base of the mountain. [They] went to inquire what was in there, at which point out of nowhere a giant rock made of solid ice and stone was flung out of the forest, slamming into Vex, knocking her onto her ass and doing a decent amount of physical damage. Thirty points of physical damage to the ranger, at which point two frost giants—one coming out of that cavern, another seemed to be stalking through the woods—approached the party."
Part I Edit
Part II Edit
Featured Characters Edit
Vox Machina Edit
- Percival de Rolo
- Scanlan Shorthalt
- Grog Strongjaw