If you enjoyed the first season of The Legend of Vox Machina, get ready as the second season is kicking off today. However, as excited as we are to start watching the first episode of the new season, a little recap of what happened is in order. In preparation for the new season, let’s take a look at what’s already happened. If you haven’t watched season one yet, there may be some spoilers.
Vox Machina is an adult fantasy animation that follows the journey of a misfit group of adventurers. The storyline is based on the Dungeons and Dragons adventures of the web series Critical Role. Their adventures aren’t smooth sailing, gold and tavern drinks, instead, they end up in bad situations after the next.
During the first season, the ragtag group is somehow hired by the Empire of Tal’Dorei to take on a mission to identify and destroy a new and invisible threat. This is the main focus of the plot in season one. During their mission, the team discovers the culprit is a blue Dragon named Brimscythe. To add to the plot twist, Brimscythe had been posing as a member of the Council – which led to many of the Empire’s armies being wiped out.
Vox Machina succeeds in defeating Brimscythe, but that’s not the end of the story. It appears that Brimscythe was just a single threat in a much bigger operation. In the season finale, four dragons descend on the capital city, bringing chaos and death. In season 2, we’ll see what Vox Machina does against this much bigger problem.
While that covers the main storyline, many other intricacies make this series so compelling. While the first season shows a lot of gory deaths, sexual innuendos, and dark drama, there are also glimmers of romance.
Already in season one, we could see a relationship forming between Vax’ildan and Keyleth, and the effect this has on the elven twin’s relationship. There also seems to be something blossoming between Percy and Vex’Ahlia as she shows the most compassion for his growing vengeance. There’s also some flirty banter between Pyke and Scanland, which could develop into something more, but we’ll have to wait and see.
During season two, we might also see how Scanland’s character develops. In season one, we picked up on some feelings of inadequacies despite his happy-go-lucky persona. We might also discover more about the elven twin’s past as the tidbits we learned in season one shared that their mother was killed by a dragon, and season 2 is all about fighting dragons.
We’re also expecting to see some more of Keyleth’s development in season two as the adventure takes them on a search for ancient magical relics – the perfect setup for her test. Finally, we have yet to see what happens with Grog and Sylas’s magical black blade that whispers to him. Will that be causing issues for the adventurer in season 2?
Aside from our band of adventurers, there are also other storylines continuing into season 2. We know Dr. Anna Ripley escaped, but she still has unfinished business with Percy, hinting that we might see her return in the future. The Council of Tal’Dorei is still shrouded in mystery. Aside from Lady Allura and the halfling knight Kima, we haven’t learned much about the other members. Hopefully, in season two we’ll learn more about the Council.