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Charon
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Info
Title Stygian Boatman
Relations ?
Affiliation House of Hades
Voice Logan Cunningham

Charon is the boatman of the river Styx, responsible for ferrying deceased souls across the river and into the underworld. In Greek mythology, he required a single obol - placed into the mouth before burial - as payment for his services, or else the soul in question would be left to wander the banks of the Styx for a hundred years.

Charon's services in-game are, unfortunately, much more expensive; he functions as the game's shopkeeper, selling Zagreus various power-ups, healing items, and boons in return for the obols he collects throughout his escape attempt.

He doesn't say much, communicating only in groans of various intonations, which Zagreus appears to either understand or enjoy interpreting in humorous ways. Zagreus often expresses annoyance that Charon apparently either cannot or will not simply ferry him up to the surface in his boat.

Ambrosia[edit | edit source]

If given Ambrosia Charon will give you the Bone Hourglass, which increases the duration of items sold at Wells of Charon.

Codex entry[edit | edit source]

Codex.png '...The Stygian Boatman is a lot of things, although I am afraid he isn't much for conversation; I have tried, though perhaps not persuasively enough. I wonder where he finds the time to mill about as sometimes he is prone. His duty as the shepherd of the recently deceased must keep him very busy, overall, yet even still he finds the time to collect trinkets and to sell them back to us, for reasons only he could understand. He seems to have a certain motive of his own; but it cannot be fathomed, nor can the boatman's manner be deciphered by one such as I. I choose to think he serves a purpose higher even than the Master's own.'

Wares[edit | edit source]

Item Cost
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Darkness (10 Darkness)
50 Obols
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Food (+50 Health)
50 Obols
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Pom of Power
100 Obols
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Centaur Heart
125 Obols
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God Boon
(Any non-Chaos)
150 Obols
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Daedalus Hammer
200 Obols