The legend of Vox Machina’s The latest set of episodes presented one of the best moments of critical, first campaign. The seventh episode, appropriately entitled “Scanboo”, presented the Bard of Vox Machina, Scanlan Shorthalt, creating an epic distraction to give friends an opportunity to rescue Percy’s sister, Cassandra. All the seventh episode is a recount of a similar scene (seen in Critical_ Episode 31) that presented Scanlan defending himself from Duke Vedmire and several guards using all the tricks of him proverb. While there are some notable differences between two moments, the episode is a fantastic adaptation of Scanlan’s “scanbo” that turned out to be one of the most memorable moments of the Vox Machina campaign.
In the original Rol Critical Episode, Scanlan served as a distraction to allow the rest of Vox Machina to attack Count Tylieri, one of the subordinates of Briarwood. His plan was to come out in stampede through Vedmire’s house as triceratops (using a polymorphism spell), but Vedmire and eight guards confronted him quickly. Scanlan used a stinky cloud combination and dimensional door to escape the ambush and then burned Vedmire’s house using a fire breath potion. Scanlan then used his Bigby hand spell to escape the burning building (but not before pushing Vedmire from the roof). While Scanlan only served as a distraction, the exciting rounds of combat not only showed the versatility of the Bard (and Sam Riegel, who plays Scanlan), but also showed that he was as lethal as the other members of Vox Machina.
Interestingly, the legend of Vox Machina deviates from the great scanbo moment in different ways. On the television program, Vedmire survives the Scanlan attack, but finally it is killed by the people of Whitest1. In the original Rol critical campaign, Vedmire survives the Assault by Vox Machina to the city and agrees to help in the reconstruction of the city, accepting a clemency offer from the old enemy of him Scanlan. Obviously, the animated version of Vedmire is much more brutal than the version that is seen in critical, _ and as such it finds a much more appropriate and brutal ending.
The legend of Vox Machina is now available at Prime Video. The last three episodes of the first season will be added to the transmission service next week.