What is the Briarwoods arc in the Critical Role Kickstarter

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What is the Briarwoods arc in the Critical Role Kickstarter

The Critical Role Kickstarter for the Vox Machina Animated Special blew away its initial projections and is now headed toward making Kickstarter history.  The initial stretch goals of the campaign did not predict the level of success that the campaign has already had.  The team quickly began creating new stretch goals to reflect the success the campaign has had and provide new goals for it to reach.  You can follow the Kickstarter on  the post below:

Critical Role Legend of Vox Machina Kickstarter set to break Kickstarter records

On top of adding new episodes onto the initial special the new Stretch Goals are to create an animated version of the Briarwoods story arc.  Many fans of the Critical Role season 1 will be thrilled by the news of animating the Briarwoods arc.  Some who have not seen that part of Season 1 may likely be asking the question?

What is the Briarwoods arc?

The character Percival aka Lord Percival Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III played by Taliesin Jaffe was introduced as a noble who had fled a violent coup.  He believe himself to be last surviving member of his family after an evil couple called the Briarwoods took over his family's kingdom of Whitestone.

This story begins to be explored further in Episode 24 The Feast.  This episode kicks off what is called the Briarwoods story arc that introduces the Briarwoods as major villains.   They are an evil couple that will stop at nothing in the pursuit of power.   Sylas and Delilah Briarwood are from a different land called the Dwendalian Empire where they were kicked out for dabbling in necromancy.  The couple then organized a brutal coup of Whitestone and killed most of the ruling family the de Rolos.

 The Briarwoods in varioius ways maintain their villainious status throughout Season 1.  The entirety of the arc is full of plots, schemes and surprises that I do not want to spoil here.  I especially do not want to mention the major big bad villain that the Briarwoods have a tie to.  You can start learning about the Briarwoods yourself by watching Episode 24 or if the Critical Role Kickstarter continues to get funded you will be able to watch an animated version of it.

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Here are the new Briarwood Stretch goals.

The Briarwoods arc is one of the most exciting and popular storylines of the Vox Machina streaming campaign. When we were brainstorming about what might come next, the clear winner was introducing the Briarwoods into The Legend of Vox Machina.

The story so far… Vox Machina arrive in Percy's hometown, Whitestone, to avenge the murder of his family and the corruption of his city at the hands of the evil Briarwoods. Danger and betrayal lurk around every corner, and it will take all of Vox Machina's abilities to combat this deadly threat. The Briarwoods arc began in episode 24 of our first streamed campaign, and remains one of our absolute favorites.

For every stretch goal that we hit, we’ll be able to create two additional 22-minute Briarwoods arc episodes. 

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