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"There are many ways to open a door. I happen to know most of them."

Lyndon(src)

Lyndon the Scoundrel is one of the three Followers featured in Diablo III.

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

"My brother taught me when we were younger. He thought the crossbow was the best weapon for me since it would give me time to run away if i botched things too badly."
"Where is he now?"
"Oh, he's still in Kingsport. I expect he'll be there a good long time."

Lyndon and the Nephalem(src)

Lyndon with his brother Edlin grew up as orphans in the slums of Kingsport. His brother taught him how to fight and how to use a crossbow, reasoning that it would give Lyndon time to run if things went awry.[1] As Lyndon grew older he developed a skill for stealing and joined the Thieves Guild[2] (against Edlin's advice)[3] while his brother became a member of the city guard. Lyndon fell madly in love with a woman named Rea despite this, his feelings where left un-reciprocated when she chose to marry his brother instead of him.[2]

As a member of the Thieves Guild, he was privy to all their plans and worked as a team with Edlin. Lyndon would tip him off to the Guild's hits while Edlin would bring the guards into the scene of the crime and play it off like a lucky catch. However, when Lyndon robbed the Merchants Guild's bank, Edlin showed up too early and was accused of being involved in the heist. Edlin was put in Kingsport's prison while Lyndon managed to escape and flee from the city.[4] Ever since then Rea believed that Lyndon was responsible for his imprisonment and convinced Edlin of the same.[5]

On the RoadEdit

"What do you do with all of the riches you find?"
"Living a life of depravity and overindulgence, naturally."
"In this cold and desolate place? I doubt it."
"Fine. Perhaps I have found that my treasure is put to better use elsewhere."

The Nephalem and Lyndon(src)
Scoundrel

Lyndon

In the years prior to the coming of the Fallen Star, Lyndon spent his time running from place to place to escape the Thieves Guild wrath, conning locals, seducing ladies, and relieving the unwitting of their drink and money in order to help provide for Edlin's family and pay off 'debts' to the Merchants Guild in Kingsport.[1] The threat of imprisonment or an armed guard has never dissuaded Lyndon from living a life of larceny as he journeyed the land.[6] For all the gold he sent to Rea in order to pay off Edlin's debt, he received no word in response.[5]

The End of DaysEdit

Eventually, Lyndon ended up in The Old Mill in Khanduras, and encountered the Nephalem on their way to the Drowned Temple and convinced him to help aid him in saving his friend Sasha, from the Thieves Guild brigands in order to protect the relic that he stole. After dispatching the brigands, he retrieved his relic from Sasha and hastily concocted a excuse to escape his betrothal by accompanying the Nephalem's group. However, his efforts to protect the relic were in vain when he realized it was a fake. He subsequently offered his services to the Nephalem and accompanied them on their journey to the Temple.[1]

Lyndon stuck with the Nephalem as they traveled to Kehjistan, Bastion's Keep, and even into the High Heavens in order to thwart Diablo. Towards the end of the ordeal, the Nephalem gifted Lyndon with gold, declaring that they would travel to Kingsport and pay off Edlin's debt once the ordeal was over. Lyndon was overwhelmed with gratitude.[5]

Reaper of SoulsEdit

During Malthael's invasion, Lyndon finally decided to venture out and free Edlin from the Kingsport dungeons before he died. After overhearing from a Westmarch Dungeon Guard that prisoners from Kingsport had been transferred to Westmarch, he and the Nephalem proceeded to the site in hopes of freeing Edlin. Upon their arrival to the Westmarch dungeon, the group realised that the Thieves Guild had managed to infiltrate the dungeon to kill Edlin once and for all. After fighting their way through the dungeon, Lyndon entered his brother's cell, only to discover that Edlin had been murdered. A wave of remorse and grief swept over Lyndon as he bitterly blamed himself for the death of his brother. Upon inspection of Edlin's body, he took the dagger that was used to kill him and noted how suspiciously familiar it was

The Nephalem attempted to console Lyndon about his loss, but was only met by his scornful attacks stating how the Nephalem could never understand his grief for losing Edlin. Despondent and mournful, Lyndon drowned himself in a drunken stupor. The Nephalem confronted him to help find Edlin's killer, but Lyndon ignored their requests and continues to remain in an intoxicated state. However, later on he would leave the dagger he found with Haedrig Eamon and the Nephalem asked him to tell them more about it. After remarking on the craftmanship of the dagger, Haedrig noticed that the hilt was hollow, inside which was a small note. The Nephalem proceeded to give the note to Lyndon where they found out it was in fact Rea, Edlin's wife, who murdered him. It continued on to say that if Lyndon wanted to seek revenge she would be waiting for him. Lyndon resolved to find Rea together with the Nephalem after Malthael was dealt with.[7]

In-gameEdit

Lyndon is first met at The Old Mill in Act I, while on the way to the Drowned Temple with Leah. He is voiced by Troy Baker.

EquipmentEdit

Lyndon's Armor

Lyndon's armor progression

Lyndon fights with only a small number of ranged weapons, allowing him to keep his distance from the beasts and cultists. In battle, he fires quick bolts and arrows at your enemies to cripple them, stun them, or do moderate single-target damage. Lyndon also carries pieces of unique equipment with him; mementos of a life guided by wit and luck, like loaded dice and hidden pouches. These souvenirs, known as Scoundrel Tokens, improve his ability in combat as much as, if not more than, the jewelry and other trinkets he stockpiles.

The Scoundrel has the highest damage output of all the followers. When fitted with high dexterity, damage, and critical gear, he can do almost as much damage as the player.

Available equipment:

SkillsEdit

Lyndon’s skills increase your party’s damage, as well as his own ability to cripple or poison opponents and his capacity to evade attacks. He can also gain the ability to strike multiple foes at once with a salvo of arrows or a carefully placed explosive bolt.

Skills based on various level caps.
Skill Level Effect
Crippling Shot
Crippling Shot
5 Ranged attack that deals 140% weapon damage and slows the target by 80% for 4 seconds.
Cooldown: 4 seconds
Poison Bolts
Poison Bolts
5 Ranged attack which instantly deals 320% weapon damage, and inflicts 100% weapon damage as Poison over 3 seconds.
Cooldown: 4 seconds
Dirty Fighting
Dirty Fighting
10 Blinds enemies in front of the Scoundrel for 2 seconds.
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Vanish
Vanish
10 The Scoundrel vanishes in a cloud of smoke when injured, reappearing after 4 seconds. While vanished, he will heal for 41,263 (268,211 at level 70) Life.
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Multi Shot
Multi Shot
15

The Scoundrel's ranged attacks have a 50% chance to fire 3 bolts at a time. When activated, releases 3 bolts hitting for 110% weapon damage each.

Passive / Cooldown: 8 seconds

Powered Shot
Powered Shot
15 Powerful ranged attack dealing 310% weapon damage as Arcane within 10 yards around the target, stunning all affected enemies for 2 seconds.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Anatomy
Anatomy
20

Increases Critical Hit Chance by 1.8% for the Scoundrel and his allies.

Passive

Hysteria
Hysteria
20

Whenever you or the Scoundrel strike a critical hit you both will go into hysterics, increasing damage dealt by 3% for 3 seconds.

Passive

Personality and TraitsEdit

Scoundrel

Lyndon

"Rogue" and "rake" are two words that describe Lyndon. Outwardly, he appears charming and unhesitatingly selfish, lusting after women, wine, and wealth. Inwardly, he is dedicated to the fight against demons and other monsters,[6] and was wracked with guilt over his brother's predicament.[4][5] He has a tendency to exaggerate the aesthetics of Kingsport.[8]

Lyndon is, as suggested, an incredibly good thief; deft and subtle enough to steal Leah's ring from her finger without her even noticing (though the Nephalem did see that act easily).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 'Diablo III, Act I
  2. 2.0 2.1 Diablo III, Act II
  3. Diablo III, Act V
  4. 4.0 4.1 Diablo III, Act III
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Diablo III, Act IV
  6. 6.0 6.1 Scoundrel, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2014-04-19
  7. Diablo III, Act V
  8. 2013-12-08, BlizzCon 2013 – Diablo III Lore and Story Q&A Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2014-04-19

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