Blind Bob

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A beggar who lives on the streets of Marcuria, near the Journeyman Inn. He is well known to Benrime Salmin, who sends Zoë Castillo to speak to him when she's looking for Minstrum Magda. Blind Bob is happy to help Zoë (whom he refers to as "rose petal") in return for a flask of mulled wine made with Mrs Mullins' Mixed Spices, and directs her to Crazy Clara.

In his younger years (when he was a "wee lad") Bob must to have dabbled in Alchemy, although with seemingly little success. He tells Zoë of the "fyre charm" he had an accident with, which now keeps him "permanently temperate". There was also the time he botched a "chymical spell" that almost burned his eyes out. It because of this near- miss that he now uses the name "Theoretically Blind Bob", although he shortens it to just "Blind Bob" ("'Theoretically Blind Bob' is no proper name for a beggar"). 

In the past Bob was a home-owner, but he voluntarily gave it up for the freedom of a beggar's life ("No bleedin' taxes!"). His refined tastes may be a legacy of his former life, however. When Benrime hears that he wants Mrs Mullins' she remarks "For a beggar, Blind Bob is quite particular."

He now takes his pleasure in life from panhandling and bargaining, and barters his information on Magda's whereabouts by his rules of "Tit for tat" ('this for that') in return for the mulled wine. He considers Benrime "cold and miserly" and that Magda's saltnut soup is the best "south of Lame Bastard Hill". He regards Crazy Clara as "crazy as a turnip", but also having the eyes of a Scoutwing.

The character is also heavily inspired by Terry Pratchett and the discworld books (3:46:30 - Livestream)

Dreamfall Chapters Edit


Blind Bob with Enu and Crow

It is confirmed that Blind Bob will be back in Dreamfall Chapters. While his connection with the rebellion wasn't shown in Dreamfall, an early screenshot from Chapters shows him with a new female Zhid character - a rebel named Enu (and Crow) and a Kickstarter update describes the screenshot as "a couple of the rebels are conferring at the Enclave", and about Bob himself - "What his name and role is in this game, we won't spoil." Kian can meet him in the Enclave during the events of Book Two.

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