Dusk: "Do you ever have a dream so real that when you wake up you don't know whether or not you're still dreaming?"
Orym, softly: "Yes."
oh god he dreams about Will and wakes up and for a moment he can't remember if the dream was real and his husband is still alive and maybe it was the alternative that was the nightmare but no, Will is still gone but for a moment he was still in the dream where he was alive and just for a few minutes everything was okay again
Oh hey, that's prett--OKAY yeah that's an Ashton die.
Oversized Ashton d20 made by @OverallOrdinary aka Rin on Twitter, u/OverallOrdinary1 on Reddit.
Reuploaded with permission. Go and give her some love (link to tweet in the post source, because Tumblr is stupid about external links). She's also mailing the die-cum-bludgeoning-weapon to Taliesin, so that's something else to look forward in July.
Ashton and probably a bunch of the Nobodies came from Bassuras. The town where someone was getting robbed by a gang and no one batted an eye or stepped in to help. A place where Ashton is only identifiable by saying the name of the orphanage he grew up in. (How many others r going by Greymoore as well?) A place where it’s every person for themselves and when shit gets real, it’s fine to leave your “friend” behind to die. (Not to say Bassuras is like a shitty town, there’s always a good and bad to any town. I mean it’s seems like an alright place if u blend in well enough. But it’s clear where most people’s alignments skew towards.)
And boy did Ashton’s return to Bassuras start off shitty. It’s been less than 24 hours and they’ve already been put through the wringer. But there’s such a beautiful difference in Ashton’s return to their “home”.
Because the Bell’s Hells stepped in to fight off that gang. And it was Ashton who made the first moves to do so, fully backed up by their friends.
Because the Bell’s Hells know Ashton not as Greymoore but as their rough and tough, crass but well meaning, newly appointed leader. Ashton is their friend.
Because the Bell’s Hells will absolutely refuse to even think about leaving Ashton behind when the going gets rough. Hell, everyone went fucking ballistic after seeing one of the thieves hurt them. It wasn’t even an “oh we got to dispel that magic or heal them”. Everyone went “who the fuck just did that and where are they, because that’s where I want to aim my next attack.”
And in the aftermath, Fearne who notoriously stated that she only heals whoever she wants to and whenever she feels like it, goes out of her way to heal Ashton even before FCG could get to them. The whole gang checks in on them.
Bassuras may have been where Ashton came from, but it’s clear that they don’t operate the same way anymore. Unlike the Nobodies, who seem to be reflected in these random thugs, Ashton with the Bell’s Hells is so different. They would never leave people behind, they’re actually very insightful on people and does truly get to know them (buying Laudna a doll, their whole thing with FCG), and they stand up for the people who get picked on, the underdogs. The Nobodies took all the bad things about Bassuras and made it their identity. Ashton saw all the bad things that happens in Bassuras and said fuck that.
Total F-bombs Critical Role Campaign 3 Episode 24 The Hellcatch Valley
Fresh Cut Grass: 3
Total Fucks for Campaign So Far:
Fresh Cut Grass: 27
Numbers collected from watching and following transcripts and are subject to when the curse is said in character. I'm only human so these counts might not be perfect if I didn't hear something or thought a f*ck was being said by the player not the character.