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Chapter Year 814 AD
Other Appearance(s) 1485 AD, 2000 AD
Location(s) Oublié Cathedral
Occupation Messenger
Weapon(s) Scramasax, Torch, Two-handed sword
Voiced by Cam Clarke

Anthony is a Frankish messenger for Charlemagne. His chapter takes place inside the Bell Tower of Oublié Cathedral in 814 AD.

He is ordered to deliver a message to his liege, a message that consumes Anthony in some corrosive magick which alludes to treachery in store for the Frankish emperor, appropriately named: Charlemagne the Frank. Upon receiving the curse from the scroll, over time Anthony slowly starts to decompose, making him look more and more like a Zombie as his stage progresses.

He learns that the monks (led by Pious Augustus) are plotting against the emperor, and is informed by a monk that the Bishop might be behind it all. Thus, Anthony begins his dangerous journey as he goes deeper and deeper into the bell tower's underground halls and chambers.

After slaying the many horrid creatures and continuing to fester from the curse, Anthony finally confronts the Bishop in the deepest part of the Tower, whom looks equally decomposed as Anthony up to this point. It is widely believed that he was the one that made the scroll, and had suffered the spell's dangerous side effects while going through the trouble to make it.

The Bishop greets Anthony and for Anthony's effort, he'd promise him a swift and merciful death and thus, they begin to battle. This proves to be Anthony's most challenging battle; the Bishop can take a lot of damage and constantly drains the Sanity Meter, has two greater zombies fighting for him, and to top it all off the room itself is small and cramped.

Anthony manages to overcome the sinister Bishop and his minions and grabs the key to the chamber Charlemagne is attending in. By this point the curse has slowed Anthony down to a snails pace, and makes him almost unable to hold up his sword (His skin practically falling off his face at this point). He is confronted with the first Horror of the game at the location where he started to decompose.

After the battle with the Horror, Anthony then fights one last gruelling battle with lesser Mantarok zombies. Finally, Anthony shambles as fast as he can to the door Charlemagne is in, and finally enters the room to finally complete his journey. But, after all his fighting, after all the unreal physical, mental, and emotional damage he took by the very darkness he is trying to save his emperor from, Anthony discovers only a group of monks and the cold, lifeless corpse of the emperor he desperately tried to save.

Anthony reaches out to his Emperor before suffering another attack from the corrosive curse that is within him, collapsing and remarking that he failed him. The head monk states that he was a fool for trying to save him, that Charlemagne's fate was decided many centuries ago, and finishes with saying that despite Anthony's faith, there was little to save him from the power of Chattur'gha/Xel'lotath/Ulyaoth (depending on who the player is against) before a bone thief bursts from his chest, indicating that perhaps ALL of the monks were bone thieves, with that, the chapter ends.

Once Paul Luther finds Anthony centuries later, he rises as a zombie-like creature and hisses "Charlemagnnnne..." and readies himself (sword, if the monk was saved), under the control of the Darkness. It is believed that Anthony is either possessed by some malevolent force, or has been tricked by the darkness and is under the delusion that he is protecting his late Emperor from a new threat.

It takes two tries for Paul to finally take him down and with that, Anthony is finally defeated. The Franciscan Monk prays for Anthony's long tortured soul, touching his chest. Paul then experiences all of Anthony's story. With that, Paul takes the young tragic hero's sword (if he had it) and a gem jammed within Anthony's eye-socket that is needed to proceed.

Anthony also reappears in spectral form in 2000 AD to assist Alex Roivas in the final battle, wanting revenge alongside the est of the Chosen Many.
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Anthony, now cursed and mutilated

Misc. InfoEdit

  • In his chapter, Anthony cannot die. If his health bar is depleted, he will collapse to the floor, but will soon rise back to his feet, grunting and groaning as the curse brings him back to full health.
  • If the player doesn't acquire the two-handed sword as Anthony, he will instead fight Paul by punching.

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