Arch-Lich, Chained God, Dying King, Maimed Lord, Master of the Spidered Throne, Whispered One, Worshipped by: Human, City of Greyhawk: Folks, Feuds and Factions, Dungeon Master's Guide, D&D 4e (Premium Edition), 160, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, Defenders of the Faith: Web Enhancement (3e), Living Greyhawk, Living Onnwal Gazetteer, D&D 3.5e, 13, 15, 50, 51, 58, 64, 104, 131, 133, 173, 180, 186, Player's Handbook, D&D 3.5e (Premium Edition), 24-29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 42, 43, 74, 76 , 77, 82, Spelljammer Boxed Set: Concordance of Arcane Space, Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus, D&D 5e, Dungeon Masters Guide (Revised), AD&D 2e (Premium Edition), Heard, Bruce. The Teeth of Vecna are made up of, and specialize in arcane spellcasting and crafting magical items for the cult. Episode count In 4th edition, Vecna's main foes in the realm of death and undeath are Kas, Orcus and the Raven Queen (though he would rather she rule the dead than Orcus). The Cult of Vecna story arc revisits the mysterious and dangerous artifact that was activated beneath Whitestone Castle during the Briarwood story arc, and features Scanlan rejoining the team to fight the mysteriously returned Lady Briarwood, who is leading a cult based in the Shadowfell that seeks to summon the evil lich demigod Vecna. As the spell faded, the party was left to contemplate the cultist's last words: "His return is nigh. First seen Vecna's alignment was changed from Lawful Evil to Neutral Evil in Third Edition, and no in-game explanation has surfaced. At some point in his history, Vecna penned a tome known as Ordinary Necromancy. You all bicker and stab and murder in the names of your mothers, your fathers. This interpretation is relatively recent. The Fingers of Vecna consist mainly of, who engage in various forms of subterfuge. . Vecna's role in the 3rd edition Greyhawk setting was defined in the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (2000). When asked how Delilah was able to return, the cultist simply replied, "I know not the means, but she is a powerful necromancer." ", Vecna, to Vox Machina shortly after his ascension. You want peace? Vox Machina speculated that she was able to avert her death with some kind of preventative spell that she had prepared before the fight in Whitestone. Each position in Vecna's cult is named for a certain body part. Ten years later, in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition's Dungeon Master's Guide (1989), Vecna's history was expanded under the description of his Hand and Eye. These cults build thei… Osysa reacted violently at the mention of his name, stating that he was one of the few forces capable of limiting her sight. This is Critical Role… Other Vecnan organizations are known to exist outside of the mainstream cult, and some may have similar or identical names. Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1 at line 3829: Module:Citation/CS1/Configuration returned boolean, table expected. Vecna was rescued and brought to safety by one of his wizard generals, a cambion named Acererak (who would one day himself become a mighty demilich). Ewalt.[27]. C6 On the verge of conquering Fleeth, the officials of the city came before him to beg for mercy. Unfortunately, [they] failed to do so as he transported his Shadowfell city of Thar Amphala into the Prime Material world. [23], Vex, still on the look out for signs after the Chroma Conclave attacked, asked Osysa if she knew anything about Vecna. The Hand of Vecna granted Vecna many benefits while he was attuned to it. It is implied that Vecna has some connection to Sprigg, but that connection (as of now) remains unknown. He is also included in the associated Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, [32] though he is called "The … AC A number of Vecna's other body parts are presented as minor artifacts in Die Vecna Die!, including the First Digit (right thumb), Second Digit (right index finger), Third Digit (right middle finger), Last Digit (right pinky finger), Incisors (a pair of inappropriately named fang-like canines), Molar, Scalp, Skin, Heart, Foot (left), and Right Eye. The artifact then magically grafted itself onto its wearer and became a functioning limb. 6 In 4th edition, the Open Grave book introduces Osterneth, the Bronze Lich, as the mightiest servant of Vecna. {{art caption}} ----- autoformat art credits/captions, {{ep}} ----- autoformat links to episodes, {{ep ref}} ----- inline episode references, {{infobox character}} ----- infobox for character pages, {{infobox episode}} ----- infobox for episode pages, {{new artist category}} ----- boilerplate for new artist category pages, {{new character}} ----- boilerplate for new character pages, Warhammer End Times model for the Great Necromancer Nagash, https://criticalrole.fandom.com/wiki/Vecna?oldid=110936. C8 It grants the owner magical bonuses to hearing and resisting sonic attacks, spell-like abilities to inflict deafness, grant clairaudience and create sonic blasts, and enables them to understand any spoken language. Each organ is led by a Thought of Vecna. He is also included in the associated Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, [30] though he is called "The … Melee spell attacks cast with and melee weapon attacks made using the Hand of Vecna deal an extra 2d8 cold damage. C14 He commands all sorts of undead, from run-of-the-mill zombies and skeletons to Oni, Liches, Vampires and various kinds of constructs. Sealed away using Prime Trammels and a ritual as read by Keyleth from the Tome of Isolation Nearly one thousand years after his birth, Vecna, now a lich and ruler of a great and terrible empire (in the Sheldomar Valley, centered near the modern-day Rushmoors), laid siege to the city of Fleeth with an army of arcane spellcasters and undead. [31], Evil mages, Corrupt politicians, Necromancers, Sealed away using Prime Trammels and a ritual as read by Keyleth from the Tome of Isolation, Vecna's final words, as he was banished by, "I am Vecna the Unholy. 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