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There is no one smarter than the Engineer, and nothing is more deadly than his snares!

The Engineer, also known as the betrayed one, is the spirit of a half-demon wizard who sought knowledge in life and vengeance in death.


Originally from the Renaissance Era, the Engineer was a magician for hire. His last job, contracted by the monks of the cursed abbey (at the time a repository of great knowledge) to lay traps to protect their repositories. The Engineer worked for a month laying the traps and defences and as the last one was laid and finalised, the monks sealed the Engineer in a magical cage that fed upon his life force to ensure that none may discover the secrets to accessing their repositories.

The Engineer retaliated to their betrayal, cursing all within the abbey to an eternal undeath until such a time comes that he receives his payment of a thousand gold. In 1218 AD, he is found by Lucian and with his soul burning for desire for revenge is finally freed with the payment made from the Divine One's own pocket.

In 1300 AD he is summoned by a pair of monks, Abbott and Charles, in an effort to recover an extremely rare tome of sorcery. When freed, the Engineer possessed the body of Charles and initiated the plague of walking dead that threatens the city of Aleroth. The Engineer is assisted by a troll named Skulk, who calls him, "the greatest intellect in Rivellon." He cannot be mindread.

For the quests Dead Rising and Nericon's Wrath, the Dragon Knight is tasked with finding and ending the source of the undead - The Engineer. When he is confronted in Source Square, pull the four levers in the district before attacking him. When killed, a chest spawns nearby that contains the Engineer's Sword for Clue IV of the plot quest To Find a Wizard. Killing him also rewards the "Sharp as a Steel Trap" achievement.

After the Engineer's death, Behrlihn reveals that he was originally an ally to Chaos during the War of the Wizards. After realizing how dangerous it was, he betrayed Behrlihn to the Council of Seven, explaining his animosity towards the Engineer.

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The Engineer is responsible for the cursing of the Cursed Abbey. He tells Lucian the story of how he built traps for the monks of the abbey and how they then betrayed him to keep this a secret.

The Engineer then tells Lucian he can only leave, thus breaking the curse, if Lucian pays him 1000 gold. If Lucian agrees the Engineer will simply collapse, if not he summons a horde of undead and attacks Lucian.

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  • The cursed abbey

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