Transcript Ep96 0:22:16 Grog’s Whitestone Tour Hat

I collect vintage and ostentatious hats, elaborate

headpieces, and fascinators. I’m the sort of person who can (and frequently

does) put absolutely ridiculous things on her head and manages to make it look

good. So, my first two thoughts after this scene were: “I want that

hat,” and “I think I can make that hat.” And then I looked over

at my Renaissance Faire hat. It was made on sight in much the same fashion of

grabbing random things and sticking them on the hat. I’m a volunteer that needs

to be flagged down and I made that hat specifically to make seeing me easier.

So I guess I have my own Grand Poobah hat already.


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Hat Description

Percy finds “a wide brimmed captain’s hat. It comes to

a tricorner point at the front and curves upward. It’s mostly used for

costuming purposes. It’s reminiscent of masquerade balls.” Vex adds a

purple “bombastic bow of varying layers that kind of plumes out three

times. It resembles ribbon candy almost in the way it billows out multiple

ways. But it is pinned to the top, so it kind of poofs as it cascades down the

sides of the hat.” Vex suggests, “A big feather? Like a white plumy

feather?” Percy decides he’ll “just take a quill basically and stick

it in there.” Percy suggests two bells. Vex gets “jingle bells”

from the “royal stable” used as “parade accoutrement for the

various horses.” She makes them “hang from either side around his

ears” to about chin level. “This magnificent mess of a hat that you

guys have created is on par, if not slightly beyond the previous helmet that he

had acquired while in” Vasselheim. It is not well balanced. “[I]t was

designed for a much smaller head, so even for [Grog] to get it on, it’s like

squeezing a tiny rubber thimble over your thumb.”


Transcript

Scene runs: 0:22:16 to 0:37:06 https://youtu.be/ZWkicUhQ7yE?t=1336

0:22:16 Grog:

“By the way, since I’m the tour guide, do you have any plumy hats? You

know, ‘cause if you take a campus tour they have a flag and they’re like, ‘Over

here! Over here!’ in case you get lost. Or when tourists walk around, and

they’re like, ‘Don’t get left! Mm!’ Do you have anything like that?”

Percy: “Let

me check, I’ll be right back.”

Grog:

“Good.”

Vex: “I’ll

go with him.”

Tary: “How

many campus tours have you been on?”

0:23:48 Matt, to

Taliesin: “You are searching for

what?”

Taliesin:

“Oh, well I’ve gone into my sister’s bedroom and’ve begun to raid the

spring clothing to find the most ostentatious hat I can find, and start shoving

as many things into it as I possibly can.”

Matt: “Make

an investigation check.”

Taliesin:

“Antlers! Absolutely.”

Laura: “I

was going with you.”

Taliesin:

“Oh!”

Laura: “I

had said I went with you. Mostly to

get away from the Gnomes.”

Taliesin:

“Yes.”

Matt: “So

you’re both searching?”

Taliesin:

“Yes.”

Matt: “Make

an investigation check with advantage.”

Taliesin: He

rolls. “Huh! 15.”

Matt: “Okay.

It takes you a little bit, and you’re being careful not to be too loud, ’cause

the last thing you want is Cassandra to come in and watch you tearing through

her outfits.”

Taliesin:

“No.”

0:24:30 Matt:

“But you do find what essentially amounts to a wide brimmed captain’s hat.

It comes to almost a tricorner point at the front and curves upward. It’s

mostly used for costuming purposes. It’s reminiscent of masquerade balls. You

actually recall when she was younger that it was part of masquerade ball wear.

There was a mask with a long nose–”

Taliesin:

“Sure. It’ll be very ill-fitting now, won’t it?”

Matt: “Oh,

yeah.”

Laura: “Ooo!

Are there any ribbons around?”

Matt: “Yeah,

you find ribbons easily enough.”

Taliesin:

“Yeah.”

0:24:59 Laura:

“I want to tie a big, purple giant bow around the top.”

Taliesin:

“Get a feather in there, the whole thing really, so it’s very hard to lose

him.”

Matt: “Make

a dexterity check.”

Laura: “Just

to see if I can tie a bow.” She rolls. “Okay.”

Sam: “Bow

master.”

Laura: “Oh,

that’s a saving throw… This is low, but that’s a… 12?”

Matt:

“Okay.”

Laura: “But

it’s a bow.”

0:25:26 Matt, laughing: “Oh no, you successfully create

what is a bombastic bow of varying layers that kind of plumes out three times.

It resembles ribbon candy almost in the way it billows out multiple ways. But

it is pinned to the top, so it kind of poofs as it cascades down the sides of

the hat.”

Vex: “It’s

glorious.”

Percy: “Are

we missing something? I don’t know, is it finished?”

0:25:53 Vex:

“A big feather? Like a white plumy feather?”

Percy: “I

think we probably have a white plumy feather. Oh wait!”

Vex: “Or any

color feather, really.”

0:26:02 Taliesin:

“Wait! I’m going to look to see if I can find some bells.”

Matt: “Okay.

Not in Cassandra’s room.”

Taliesin:

“Not in Cassandra’s room.”

0:26:10 Matt:

“But there is the royal stable not far away.”

Taliesin,

gleefully: “Yes!”

Matt: “Which

does have bells available in case they want to have parade accoutrement for the

various horses and other boarded (forted?) creatures.”

Laura: “Are

these like jingle bells, or like big—”

Marisha:

“Cowbells.”

Laura:

“Cowbells.

0:26:24 Matt:

“No, they’re like jingle bells.”

Laura:

“Okay. Yes!”

Percy: “It’s

like jingle bells! Alright. I’m going to—I’m actually going to send you on that

one since you have the broom.”

Vex:

“Alright, I’ll go.”

0:26:31 Percy:

“We’ll need two.”

Vex: “Of

course.”

Percy: “I’ll

find a feather!”

0:26:36 Taliesin:

“Alright. I’m going to just take a quill basically and stick it in there.

I don’t even care.”

Marisha:

“You’re making a Derby hat. It’s appropriate.”

Taliesin: “I

know. It’s wonderful.”

0:26:43 Matt:

“So yeah, over the next ten minutes or so, between your journey and your

finding the proper feather plume, you guys manage to cobble together a

delightfully ostentatious hat for Grogs presentery tour of Whitestone.”

0:26:57 Laura:

“I want the bells to hang from either side around his ears. Like right

here.” [Chin line.]

Matt: “Okay.

Cool. There we go. He has a couple of dangly bells.”

Taliesin: “I

needed this.”

Travis:

“It’ll be good. It’ll be like the Karate Kid with the toy when he starts

spinning.”

Group, shaking

their heads from side to side as if to swing the bells: “Duba duba duba

duba du!”

Matt:

“Perfect. Alrighty.”

Travis: “Old

bells in m’face.”

0:27:19 Matt:

“This magnificent mess of a hat that you guys have created is on par, if

not slightly beyond the previous helmet that he had acquired while in Singorn.”

[Vasselheim.]

Travis:

“Yeah, my horn helmet.”

0:27:33 Taliesin:

“The horn helmet’s pretty spectacular, but I feel like we may have topped

it.”

0:36:27 Vax:

“Geez, that hat is busier than Kvarn’s whole fucking—”

Vex: “I

know, right?”

Travis: “Is

it well balanced?”

Matt:No… Not at all.”

Travis: “Do

I kind of have to hold it?”

Matt: “No.

Here’s the thing, it was designed for a much smaller head, so even for you to

get it on, it’s like squeezing a tiny rubber thimble over your thumb.” He

mimics pulling it down and it poping back up. “And it kind of pops up to

the very, very tip. So it holds itself, but it only really covers the very,

very top of your head.”

Travis: “I’d

be worried about circulation up there, but it’s not really a concern.”

Matt: “And

you feel like it might fall off, but eventually you find a little strap

inside.” He mimics pulling it under his chin.“

0:37:06

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