Scanlan Shorthalt

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Scanlan Shorthalt
Arrival date: March 1
Canon: Critical Role
Race: Gnome
Age: 70
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Height: 3'
Weight: 50
Innate Power:
Skills: Bard
Talents: Making shit up
Special Items: Shawm, Lute, Tome of Isolation
Room: 156
Family: Kaylie, Vox Machina
Significant Other:
Out of Character
Portrayed by: Sam Reigal
Player Email:

"Oh, you haven't heard of Scanlan Shorthalt? Well, gird your loins, ladies, because he has his eye on you. A talented musician, master of disguise, and dashingly handsome in his own mind, Scanlan sings songs almost as much as he sings his own praises.

Born a poor gnome, Scanlan used his endless charm and soaring tenor voice to croon for coin and support his single mother. One day he was discovered by a half-orc promoter, and joined Dr. Dranzel's Spectacular Traveling Troupe, where he learned the ways of the world, and honed his skills as a bard extraordinaire.

A loner much of his life, Scanlan has never quite come to terms with the violent death of his mother at the hands of a goblin invasion. While his years on the road provided many, shall we say, educational experiences with the opposite sex, deep down Scanlan yearns for the one thing he's never known: the true love of a fellow gnome.

Still, Scanlan considers himself a lover first, performer second, and fighter distant third. On the battlefield, he'll support his allies, but rarely draws blood unless it's to protect fellow gnome Pike. Count on Scanlan for a hearty laugh, a rollicking song, and a twinkle in his eye that melts hearts and makes the females swoon."

Scanlan has had many adventures with Vox Machina and even learned he had a daughter named Kaylie. When he died, he was brought back to life, but he needed space and left Vox Machine with Kaylie on bad terms with most of his friends. He returned over a year later to warn them about Vecna and teamed back up with them to try and defeat the new, evil god.

Character sheet

STR 13 INT 16 HP 167 DEX 11 WIS 7 AC 16 CON 16 CHA 22 DC 20

As a level 18 College of Lore bard, Scanlan can know 24 spells at a time. He can also swap a spell out with another one when gaining a level, so some of these spells may no longer be known by him. Cantrips Friends Mage Hand Message Minor Illusion Vicious Mockery Wristpocket

1st-level Healing Word Thunderwave Unseen Servant 2nd-level Blindness/Deafness Hold Person Invisibility Suggestion

3rd-level Counterspell Dispel Magic Lightning Bolt Major Image Stinking Cloud

4th-level Banishment Dimension Door Dominate Beast Otiluke's Resilient Sphere Polymorph

5th-level Bigby's Hand Dominate Person Greater Restoration Modify Memory Seeming

6th-level Eyebite Otto's Irresistible Dance

7th-level Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion Reverse Gravity

8th-level Dominate Monster

9th-level True Polymorph Wish

Blessing of the Knowing Mistress
Upon becoming the chosen champion of Ioun, Scanlan has been granted the following abilities:

A permanent +2 bonus to intelligence.
As a bonus action, you may channel the omniscience of Ioun. For one hour whenever you successfully hit a creature with a spell or attack you can learn one of the creatures stats of your choice from the following list:
Saving Throw Bonuses
Damage Resistances
Damage Immunities
Damage Vulnerabilities
During this hour you also have advantage on initiative rolls and on saving throws. Once this ability is used it can not be used again "for like a week".

Items: Aberration Bane Longsword
Brass flute (received from J'mon Sa Ord; became tarnished after being used to summon them to battle Raishan)
Drow Poison
Earring of Whisper (made by Tiberius)
Handcone of Clarity (made by Tiberius)
Horn of Fog
Ioun Stone
"In the Belly of Dragons: The Legend of Scanlan Shorthalt and Vox Machina" (working title of Scanlan's book)
Pistol and ammunition
Ring of Mind Shielding
Small statue of Pike
Studded Leather Armor of Acid Resistance (received from Vex'ahlia)
Wand of Fireballs
Wand of Magic Missiles

Languages: Common, Gnomish, Marquesian