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Vecna
"Image of Vecna."}}
The Eye of Vecna.[art 1]
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First Seen
Appeared in
Last Seen
Episode Count
Chapter(s)
Pre-Stream Specials
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7
Name
Vecna
AKA
The Archlich[1]
The Lord of the Rotted Tower[1]
The Undying King[1]
The Whispered One[2][1]
Creature Type
Deity
Race
Lich
Class
Age
Centuries old
Alignment
Languages
Status
Unknown
Death
()
Place(s)
Wildmount[3]
Whitestone (ritual preparation site)
Family
Connections
The Briarwoods (debtors)
Professor Anders and Riskel Daxio (worshippers)
Profession
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Mental

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STR
INT

AC
DEX
WIS

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[[:Category:{{{FanArt}}}|Fan art of Vecna]]

Vecna, known by many names,[2] was a powerful, mortal-born archlich.[1]  Upon cheating death he began searching for ways to turn himself into a god, but his ritual was thwarted and he himself was slain six hundred years before the time of Vox Machina.[4][1]  Vecna was later considered a lesser deity or "patron saint" of dark, coveted secrets,[4] and this belief and worship lent him new power,[1] which may explain how he returned Sylas Briarwood to Delilah Briarwood as a vampire.  Chapter 3's plot arc was based around the Briarwoods' ritual for Vecna in the Ziggurat beneath Whitestone.

Known Followers Edit

Ominous Warning Edit

When Vox Machina interrogated Riskel Daxio after disrupting the Briarwoods' ritual, Riskel revealed that he would be reborn, that he is the blood of Vecna, and that other parts of Vecna are "everywhere".[9]  Although he did not know the purpose of the Sphere of Annihilation beneath Whitestone, Riskel explained that his deal with Vecna would provide him "power through not knowing", and the fact that Vecna kept his followers in the dark meant that he trusted them.[10]

Riskel also explained that the Briarwoods' ritual was part of the same effort that had been attempted before,[11] implying that this was another attempt to turn Vecna into a god.  Since Riskel wasn't present for the Briarwoods' attempt, he wasn't sure if it was successful or not.[11]

Keeping an Eye Out Edit

While searching the former house of General Krieg, Vox Machina kept a cautious eye out for any references to Vecna. Pike took the time to look for religious iconography that might be related to Vecna[12], and when they found a series of busts depicting J'mon Sa Ord, Vex suspected they might be related to the "god of secrets" since Riskel Daxio was planning to flee to Ank'Harel.[13] Suspicions were further aroused when they found a humanoid skull with a gem in one of the sockets, but their worries subsided slightly when it was seen that the gem was in the right eye socket.[14]

Vex, still on the look out for signs after the Chroma Conclave attacked, asked Osysa if she knew anything about Vecna. Osysa reacted violently at the mention of his name, stating that he was one of the few forces capable of limiting her sight. After Percy told her of the attempted ritual beneath Whitestone she scried to the location and revealed that the Ziggurats were originally built as temples for Ioun, but were taken and corrupted by Vecna and his followers.[15]

References Edit

  1. See "Echoes of the Past" (3x15) at 0:49:24.
  2. See "Denouement" (3x12), part 1, at 0:36:55.
  3. See "What Lies Beneath the Surface" (6x12).[citation needed]
  4. See "Denouement" (3x12), part 1, at 0:55:18.
  5. It is unclear if Delilah and Sylas Briarwood genuinely worshipped Vecna, or if they were simply bound to his service to pay the debt Delilah mentioned. See "Denouement" (3x12), part 1, from 0:49:40 through 0:51:30.
  6. See "A Musician's Nostalgia" (3x14) at 4:14:20.
  7. See "Echoes of the Past" (3x15) from 16:50 through 19:55.
  8. See "Reunions" (3x10), part 1, at 02:01:45.
  9. See "Echoes of the Past" (3x15) from 0:16:50 through 0:19:55.
  10. See "Echoes of the Past" (3x15) from 0:22:15 through 0:27:31.
  11. See "Echoes of the Past" (3x15) at 0:25:55.
  12. See "Echoes of the Past" (3x15) at 02:22:58.
  13. See "Echoes of the Past" (3x15) at 02:25:30.
  14. See "Echoes of the Past" (3x15) at 02:28:46.
  15. See "Return to Vasselheim" (4x05) from 33:20 through 36:35.

Art:

  1. The Eye of Vecna (source).


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