Critical Role: Beyond the Eyes of Angels
June 17, 2019 1:17 PM - Season 2, Episode 67 - Subscribe

The Mighty Nein delve further under Bazzoxan, where dangerous traps and ghostly horrors lie in wait...
posted by booksherpa (6 comments total)
 
Giving chase to their wily target, the Mighty Nein travel north into the Barbed Fields, a dangerous and terrifying wasteland...
The Mighty Nein continue their trudge through the Barbed Fields, and find beauty and shelter in an unlikely corner...
The Mighty Nein tussle with a roc and make their way to Bazzoxan, a village holding the line against historical terrors...
The Mighty Nein delve further under Bazzoxan, where dangerous traps and ghostly horrors lie in wait...


"Giving chase", "continue their trudge", "make their way", "delve further"... I'm very impressed with Matt's ability to come up with many euphemisms for "still traveling" in these summaries. It's been engaging, but I must confess I'll be happy when they stay in one place for a bit. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing other entries on that wisdom saving throw failure table, finding out more about what's going on, and perhaps learning which (how many?!) of the Betrayer Gods are housed here. We've had signs of the Crawling King and the Spider Queen.
posted by booksherpa at 1:27 PM on June 17


At least the fights are getting more interesting - I do enjoy the puzzle-fights and timed challenges as a way to liven things up.

(what if uk'atoa though)

The UNICORNS ARE ANGRY.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:38 PM on June 18


Enjoying the creativity of the dungeon, but looking forward to some story beats in the near future - especially given that this seems to be tied to Yasha's backstory, and Ashley will be heading back to film Blindspot soon enough.

perhaps learning which (how many?!) of the Betrayer Gods are housed here

I don't know if "housed" is the right word; with the Divine Gate in place none of the Gods should be present anymore on the material plane. I'm thinking this is more an area where they were present...and maybe where things are "thin" enough that they might be able to be brought back?
posted by nubs at 7:44 AM on June 19


dinty_moore: timed challenges

YES. I was very pleased when Matt took out the hourglass. He's done this before, but this one was different. Less "you have this much time to figure stuff out before bad stuff happens" and more "bad stuff will happen quickly and get worse each time until you solve this". It definitely led to chance-taking on Beau's part, which was cool.

nubs: looking forward to some story beats in the near future - especially given that this seems to be tied to Yasha's backstory, and Ashley will be heading back to film Blindspot soon enough.

So much this. I hate that the narrative has to be finagled to fit her shooting schedule, but they renewed the damn thing for one last season, so...

I don't know if "housed" is the right word; with the Divine Gate in place none of the Gods should be present anymore on the material plane. I'm thinking this is more an area where they were present...and maybe where things are "thin" enough that they might be able to be brought back?

A fair point. I guess I was thinking of some essence of them housed there; followers, a gate, something. But yes, your wording and theory fits with what I was thinking. I love the idea of gray-area bads (The Empire, Xhorhas) juxtaposed with Big Evil Bads, and it goes well with his idea of the characters having to make ethical choices in murky circumstances.
posted by booksherpa at 1:22 PM on June 19


I'm wondering as well if this might be something similar to the Cloaked Serpent/Uk'otoa (Uk'otoa) relationship - the god is banished, but one of their champions/creations remains and some group is seeking to release it for some reason.

If that's the case, it would seem to me that this dungeon contains something to do with the Crawling King more than anything else.
posted by nubs at 1:40 PM on June 19 [2 favorites]


it would seem to me that this dungeon contains something to do with the Crawling King more than anything else.

The preponderance of manacles in the campaign and the entryway to this dungeon certainly back that theory.
posted by booksherpa at 1:45 PM on June 19


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