|Affiliation(s)||Kingdom of Elphegort|
- "Pharmacists and shamans— the name has changed but what they do isn't that different."
Egmont was the owner of the La Bula pharmacy in Toragay, Elphegort. Descended from a line of local shamans, Egmont became the city's sole pharmacist, providing medical supplies to Dr. Marx Felix and his daughter, Margarita. After the mysterious death of Margarita's husband and sudden coma of her father, he was interviewed about Margarita's connection to the event by reporter Hanne Lorre.
Egmont was born to a line of shamans in Toragay, Elphegort sometime during the EC 500s. He eventually earned a pharmacist's license and became the owner of the La Bula, operating the pharmacy from his hometown of Toragay and selling numerous medicinal ingredients. During this time, Egmont learned from his customer Dr. Marx Felix that his daughter Margarita suffered from a "sleepless" condition.
When Margarita married Marquis Kaspar Blankenheim in July of EC 608, Egmont celebrated the occasion with the rest of the townspeople. Sometime after, Egmont saw a nasty-looking woman in a dark cloak come through Toragay and learned she was an acquaintance of Marquis Kaspar. He later heard about Toragay's black market from some of his customers and with it acquired amazing energy tonics made from the new Millennium Tree's rare sap, covertly purchasing them for his shop. Around that time, he learned of animal trails in the Millennium Tree Forest that avoided the Sister of Clarith's church along the main path and led directly to the Millennium Tree.
In EC 609, the pharmacist saw Margarita and the cloaked woman pass by the shop on the way to the local Charity Institute. Margarita later visited his shop and began purchasing sleeping medical supplies. After Kaspar's sudden death on August 30 of that year, Egmont heard rumors in town that the cloaked woman might have killed him; he later heard about Dr. Marx lapsing into a coma on September 19 before being hospitalized in Aceid.
On October 6, Hanne Lorre visited the pharmacy and Egmont accepted an interview with the Schuburg Newspaper reporter, briefly describing the pharmacy's history and pharmacists' origins as shamans. When asked, he also showed her the ledger displaying all of his poison transactions, clarifying Dr. Felix had not bought any poisons from him in the past year. As Hanne brought up Margarita, Egmont related how she had bought raw materials for sleeping medicine despite being able to just buy the finished products, having a medical license to do so legally.
He speculated to the curious Hanne that Margarita was trying to cure her "sleepless" condition, explaining her unusual insomnia to Hanne. Once asked, he also clarified she didn't buy any greeonian plateau roses and that the poisonous flowers, furthermore, wouldn't be available in Toragay. The two then spoke about the strange woman Egmont had seen, Egmont sharing the rumors he had hurt that she killed Kaspar and telling Hanne how she had apparently left town. Remembering her walk with Margarita, he then indicated the reporter go to the charity institute. Before Hanne left, he convinced her to buy one of his energy tonics.
On October 17, Egmont was called to the charity institutes' director, Rita Flohn, after it was discovered the orphans were suffering from some illness; rushing over to the orphanage, he tried giving the comatose children medicines to no avail. When officers Ayn Anchor and Heidemarie Lorre arrived, the pensive pharmacist explained the situation when asked, as well as that their only good doctor was hospitalized in Aceid; he learned from Ayn that the medically experienced Margarita was also there.
As a result, Ayn decided to head to Aceid himself to call a doctor, only for Rita to beg Egmont and Heidemarie for help when one of the Ingo stopped breathing. Egmont could then only panic as Rita fell asleep and succumbed to the illness herself. Over the following weeks, the mysterious epidemic spread through Toragay and Egmont randomly tried different treatments in his shop, to no avail. As more and more townspeople died, the World Police quarantined Toragay.
After finally using the Milennium Tree sap tonic, Egmont discovered the recipients weren't falling into the eternal slumber. Rallying together the survivors, they quarantined themselves in the Blankenheim Mansion basement while Egmont continually treated them. On November 15, Hanne and Heidemarie found the surviving 72 residents in the basement, Hanne now with loose pink hair and both women dressed in robes and cloaks. Egmont explained to them his chance discovery with the tonic.
With great reluctance, he also told Hanne how he had acquired it on the black market from Millennium Tree sap, teaching her about the animal trail shortcut. He and everyone else were then moved out of Toragay and hospitalized in Aceid for treatment. Once Dr. Puerick Rogzé formulated a cure to the epidemic later that year, Egmont and the rest of Toragay's inhabitants were released from the hospital and returned to rebuild their decimated town.
Personality and TraitsEdit
Egmont was a pragmatic but compassionate man. As a citizen of Toragay, he showed a great concern for his fellow townspeople and knew many details about their personal lives and problems. This naturally extended into him giving all his efforts into developing a cure once the mysterious deaths began occurring. The pharmacist did not give up hope easily, doing everything he could to save his fellow citizens once the killings were at their height. Despite his compassion, Egmont was judgmental to a degree, dismissing Mayrana despite never meeting her.
Aside from this, Egmont also cared greatly about his business and was even willing to sell products made from contraband in order to make a profit. When doing business, Egmont put a more enthusiastic and emphatic front to his customers, shifting to quickly convince them to buy whatever product they could. This could also make him a bit crass, unafraid to make sexual remarks towards a woman who was a complete stranger while trying to make a sale.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
As a member of a shaman bloodline, Egmont was knowledgeable about pharmaceuticals, although he lacked formal medical experience and wasn't comparable to a licensed doctor. Aside from this, Egmont was a capable businessman, managing to keep his pharmacy profitable despite Toragay's small demand, though heavily relying on Dr. Marx Felix to keep himself in business for the long-term. He also had connections to the underworld, allowing him to buy and trade rare and otherwise unobtainable raw materials or medicines.
Margarita Blankenheim: One of Egmont's customers. Knowing the girl well in the town as well as her father, Egmont sympathized with the marchioness' married troubles and her sleepless condition. Subsequently, due to this and her medical license the pharmacist did not suspect her of any wrongdoing.
Marx Felix: One of Egmont's customers. Egmont saw Dr. Felix as a valued member of the Toragay community as one of the few in the town with medical experience, while also holding out hope of his recovery later.
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