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Edmund @Edmund.png
HP 29-59
HD 4
XP 164
Speed 10
AC 6
EV 9
Will 20
Attack1 6 (hit: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type human, human
Flags Fighter
A jealous sibling of Sigmund (indeed, the youngest of nine brothers). He has none of Sigmund's skills in magic, but makes up for it with his skills in fighting and a canny head for money. He is eager to prove his superiority by killing hapless adventurers with his expensive flail and quick wit.

“And my invention thrive, Edmund the base
Shall top the legitimate. I grow; I prosper.—
Now, gods, stand up for bastards!”
-William Shakespeare, _King Lear_, I, ii. 1606.

“When the forces stood in array Edmund proposed to decide their claims by single combat; but Canute saying that he, a man of small stature, would have little chance against the tall athletic Edmund, proposed, on the contrary, for them to divide the realm as their fathers had done.”
-Thomas Keightley, _The History of England_. 1839.

Useful Info

Edmund the Younger is a weak unique who appears in the early game. Although he's Sigmund's brother, he is not nearly as lethal. He generates with a decent flail (often holy wrath branded), a well-enchanted suit of medium-weight armour, and (occasionally) a random attack wand, making him a threat to low-level characters.


Tips & Tricks

  • If discovered early on, he can be an overwhelming melee opponent, but even then he lacks any real tricks. Intelligent use of ranged attacks can take him out fairly easily, but don't be overconfident. You can always come back later when he's a pushover.
  • Undead characters should be mindful of his weapon. Holy wrath can make short work of careless players.