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Devon Aidendale
Devon
The Hero

AKA:

Unknown Hero, Hero of Spielburg, Hero of the North, Katta-Friend, Defeater of Elementals, Hero of Two Lands, Prince of Shapeir, Hero of Tarna, Hero of Mordavia, Hand of Destiny, Hero of Many Lands, King of Silmaria

Race:

Human

Origins:

Willowsby

Appears in:

QfG1, QfG2, QfG3, QfG4, QfG5

Devon Aidendale, the Hero, is the player's character, and protagonist of the series (although any name can be chosen). He was originally from Willowsby where he lived with his parents the Aidendales.[1] He had distinguished himself through Heroism and clever use of spells in lands ranging from Spielburg to Shapeir and Tarna to Mordavia to Silmaria.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Devon came from the town of Willowsby (a village in valley a month's journey across the mountains from Spielburg to the east) where he lived with his parents, prior to Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero. His parents protested his dream to become a hero, but ultimately conceded to let him train. He had completed his Famous Adventurer's Correspondence School course. He had become a proud and eager new graduate, with honors. He began his first and only visit to his town's Adventurer's Guild Hall and read the quest board looking for a hero for the land of Spielburg. He left his Eastern homeland to become a hero.

Becoming a heroEdit

He arrived at Spielburg just before an avalanche of snow blocked the only exit, and helped find both the Baron's lost children and drove Baba Yaga from the valley, earning him the title of "Hero of Spielburg". After that, he restored peace to the twin cities of Shapeir and Raseir and was adopted as prince by Sultan Harun al-Rashid, and was sponsored into the Wizards' Institute of Technocery by Erasmus[3]. Later he eliminated the demon threat in Tarna, and freed the soul of Erana, stopped the summoning of Avoozl.

End of his adventuresEdit

He became the king of Silmaria (or refused the throne), and was married (either to Elsa von Spielburg, Katrina, Erana, or Nawar or two or three at the same time depending on the player's class and preferences).

Behind the scenesEdit

See AlsoEdit

Hero (unofficial)Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Quest for Glory: The Authorized Strategy Guide, pg XI.
  2. Hero Journal, pg
  3. Hero: The Journal of General Job Adjusting, pg
  4. Narrator (QFG5):"You climb around the old town wall for a while. It reminds you of your childhood."
  5. 5.0 5.1 QFG5
  6. QFG1EGA
  7. QFG2
  8. 8.0 8.1 QFG4
  9. Narrator (QFG5):"Given your previous experiences with boats, you're not sure you can sail a boat that won't float in your bathtub. After all, your bathtub boat always capsized."
  10. QFG1VGA
  11. Narrator (QFG2):"What fun! Just like your sandbox back home."
  12. From the back matter: "This is the only officially authorized strategy guide to the Quest for Glory series. Don't try to be a hero without it!"
  13. "And by the way, mentions of "Devon Aidendale" and Willowsby (or Willowdale or whatever the name was) drive me crazy. Devon was just the name Paula Spiese chose for her QG hero, and she used him in the strategy guide she co-wrote with Lori. Those names have no "official place in the canon", except of course they've been enshrined on Wikipedia because they're part of a published book." "We did not name the hero, nor his starting village, for a reason. We wanted every player to imagine their own hero's background so that the player would really become a part of the story. So it's frustrating when I see other people adopt Paula's fantasy as their own. Still, if that makes the game more fun for you, go with it!"[1]
  14. It's been years since you studied Mordavian, but you think that "Burgomeister" might be the word for "Mayor" or perhaps "Sheriff."
  15. "Our main objection to the Spiese book is that the Quest for Glory hero is supposed to be a reflection of the player. When Paula named her hero as Devon Aidendale, that became canon. We would have preferred he remain simply The Hero. But that's a trivial quibble."-Corey Cole[2]

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