Inheritance Quest Launches Second Playable Character: Murtagh!

Inheritance Quest has officially launched its second playable character this week: Murtagh! The introduction of Murtagh as a playable character in the promotional Inheritance Cycle Facebook game follows hot on the heels of the game’s launch, which introduced Angela as the first playable character.

Inheritance Quest is a text-driven Inheritance Cycle Facebook game produced by Christopher Paolini’s publisher, Random House. The game allows you to play as five popular Inheritance Cycle characters — Angela and Murtagh so far — going on quests, adventures, and tasks all in the shoes of each character. Our very own Mike Macauley played a large role in the game’s development as a creative consultant and co-writer and wrote a majority of the storyline and quest text you’ll see in the game.

Need a Murtagh refresher? Here’s an excerpt from The Inheritance Almanac:

The son of Morzan and Selena, Murtagh was originally an ally of his half brother, Eragon, and the Varden. But, like his father, he would become a Dragon Rider serving the cause of Galbatorix.

Although Murtagh’s lineage had aroused suspicion of his intentions, when he first met Eragon, he was a stalwart friend, saving him and Brom from the Ra’zac (though Brom ultimately died from the wounds he received in the struggle) and even helping him and Arya escape from the fortress of Gil’ead.

Murtagh has since engaged in fierce battles with Oromis and Glaedr as well as Eragon and Saphira. Murtagh’s fealty to Galbatorix is ominous, given the concerns Ajihad had once expressed to Eragon: “[Galbatorix’s] cursed sorcery grows stronger each year. With another Rider at his side, he would be unstoppable.”

Murtagh was our favorite character to write quests for. His quests follow many stories mentioned but not experienced throughout the books and offers fans an exciting and unique glimpse into the mind of one of the series’ greatest yet elusive characters. Murtagh’s quests include his initial escape from Uru’baen and participation in the battle of Farthen Dur!

As an aside: Big Twenty articles have been pushed to Tuesdays until all five Inheritance Quest characters have released.

  • Fakeipoddream

    I’m Stuck at murtagh 2

  • shannon

    Angela 4? the one with the rimgar poses?

  • Juarez6

    Angela #4. who was the first to slay a shade?

  • me

    galbatorix 10?

  • stealthy turtle

    what is the translation of angela’s rimgar message?

    • Juarez6

      Sulpher tuft midnight citadel

  • Anonymous

    Eragon 5?

  • Anonymous

    Angela #3?

  • Anonymous

    eragon riddle #3?

  • Anonymous

    Eragon #2?

  • ManOWar1122

    Angela 6???

  • Ness

    Galbatorix 3 anyone? : /

    • Guest

      it is thrysta deloi

  • Swimpixie

    and eragon 5…

  • Swimpixie

    murtagh 10? 🙁

  • Swimpixie

    murtagh 10? 🙁

  • jonathan

    angela 3?

  • James Ashforth

    What might Galbatorix own that is powerful but was proving hard to open… or hatch? :3

    • Zeogirl

      Thank you sooo much! You are a genius!

  • Aquaries

    Galbatorix # 10… Anyone?

    • Marian

      Dragon Egg

    • Marian

      Dragon Egg

    • Marian

      Dragon Egg

  • jonathan

    hey galbatorix 10?

  • jonathan

    hey galbatorix 10?

    • Aquaries

      Dragon egg (:

  • Antzi Braoudaki

    I would like some help with the riddle #2 of Murtagh

    • Antzi Braoudaki

      never mind it’s tree house

      • Zach

        twin Trators

  • Mew1082

    anyone know murtagh number 10

  • Zeogirl

    Is no. 3 the one with the cryptogram? If it is, the answer is “thrysta deloi”. Anybody get to no. 10 yet? Can’t figure out the riddle for the life of me!

    • Pyrogoth13

      its the one to figure out the spell and thrysta deloi isnt right i just tried it

      • Zeogirl

        The one that says wkubvwd ghorl? That’s weird then because I said thrysta deloi and it worked for me.

      • Zeogirl

        The one that says wkubvwd ghorl? That’s weird then because I said thrysta deloi and it worked for me.

    • James Ashforth

      Thanks a lot 🙂

  • James Ashforth

    Galbatorix no.3? :'(

    Sitting staring at it isn’t helping

  • James Ashforth

    Galbatorix no.3? :'(

    Sitting staring at it isn’t helping

  • Fourtytwo

    Gallbatorix #3?

  • Aquaries

    Galbatorix #3??

  • Oboebandgeek13

    Never mind, it’s the Grey Folk

  • Oboebandgeek13

    Never mind, it’s the Grey Folk

  • Oboebandgeek13

    Galbatorix #2? I thought it was the elves but that’s not right /=

  • Mee

    saphira 2 ?? im stupid

  • jonathan

    hey waht is the answer to shaphira 3

  • Ber-nice1010

    what’s the village in saphira # 2

    • Antzi Braoudaki

      Therisford

  • Shadowwritter

    what is saphira # 7 (The name of the creation on the stone slate) and Angela #8? (Galbatorix’s group of assasins)

    • Oboebandgeek13

      oathbreaker & the black hand

  • Judgy

    Any1 figure out saphira number 9?

    • Antzi Braoudaki

      I can’t remember what the qwestion is but I’ve found it if you steel can’t find the answer, you could tell me the riddle and I’ll help you

  • Roran

    What is the answer to Saphira #3?

    • Judgy

      Saphira number 8 is rock

    • Antzi Braoudaki

      firefly

  • Roran

    What is the answer to Saphira #3?

  • Juliet

    I’ve been trying forever … did anyone figure out Saphira #8?

  • Juliet

    I’ve been trying forever … did anyone figure out Saphira #8?

  • Jeriah

    What is Saphira 8?

  • I love reading!!

    whats murtag 3 ?

    •  Which one is that?

      • I love reading!!

        which weapon he chooses

      • I love reading!!

        which weapon he chooses

      • I love reading!!

        which weapon he chooses

        • Oboebandgeek13

          bow & arrows

  • juean

    i need the final task 
    I do not understand

  • juean

    i need the final task 
    I do not understand

  • em

    maybe I’m a bit stupid or something but I just can’t figure Murtagh #1 out… English isn’t my first language. Please somebody, help me? 🙂

    • Antzi Braoudaki

      Morzan

    • Antzi Braoudaki

      Morzan

    • Antzi Braoudaki

      Morzan

  • Ally

    Just finished Murtagh…. took a little while. I can’t wait for the next character!

    • Swimpixie

      do you know what murtagh 10 is?

  • Pc

    I am totally in love with Murtagh!

  • Me1

    please angela #1! I’m feeling pretty dumb right now xD

  • Gilles

    Angela #1??

  • snowlight silent night

    i feel like a fool ive been stuck on the 3rd one for angela for like 8 hours now.i bet its something obvious but am just over thinking the riddle and not seeing it

    • Anonymous

      what is the question

      • snowlight silent night

        some code it gives you  a picture of some dude doing a bunch of rimgar poses.

        • Denmark111

          Check the post where they say the inheritence quest came out.

          • Seth

            what tis murtagh  #6

          • Seth

            what tis murtagh  #6

          • Denmark111

            Look further down the comments, I’m sure someone has the answer. You can always use Ctrl+f 🙂

          • Sethgaylord

             what is murtagh #8

          • Denmark111

            Look further into the comments, I’m sure it says somewhere.

  • SpiritTamer

    Yay! Murtagh’s my favorite character. Oh, and if anyone needs help with the quest, you can ask me. 🙂 Oh, and is there a way to re-do the quest for fun?

  • So now Monday will be new Inheritance Quest characters, Tuesday will be a Big Twenty article, Wednesday is nothing, and Thursday is the podcast.

    I tried to solve all of Murtagh’s riddles but was stumped by the second one [which was so obvious I feel like a complete fool X(] it was still fun though 🙂

    • asdfasdf

      What was angela’s rimmigar puzzle?

  • Alexstlouis

    alright guys the answer to #10 is Twin Traitors

  • Okay i can’t figure out the answer to # 10! help anyone?

    • firemonkey

      twin traitors

      • Anonymous

        can you explain how to figure that out? All I got out of it was G and D

        • Wyatt

          That’s all got as well…

        • firemonkey

          I don’t know how to figure it out.  Maybe in the paperback edition of Eldest there is a guide to dwarf characters and that is how others figured it out.

      • thank you 🙂

  • Lil Uhura

    Can anyone help with #6?  All I can think of are things like sarcasm, wit, and intelligence, none of which are the answers.

    • Pwmller

      mind

      • Lil Uhura

        thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Ok, my translation is garbage

    • Anonymous

      can anyone help me out here?

  • Denmark111

    … And now I’m stuck at  number 6 🙁

  • Anonymous

    I’m pretty sure my head is not meant to solve riddles >_<

  • Denmark111

    What!?! Morzan wasn’t the first rider to help Galbatorix! It was a “sympathetic rider”, who isn’t talked about with name. It’s Brom who says it, while talking about Galbatorix’ rise to power in Carvahall.

    • The first Rider to truly join him at his side in the war. Odd wording, sorry about that.

      • Seth

        its treehouse

  • iLoveDragons

    Okay, I suck at the Murtagh quest thingy. I can’t get past Level two. Good thing I have, like, three months to do  this.

    Is the background from Eragon’s Guide to Alagaesia?

    • Denmark111

      I agree, number 2 makes no sence. The only thing I could think of was the mind, but it didn’t accept that.

      • iLoveDragons

        No way! That’s the answer I put. 😀

        Well, I don’t really know how to solve it, which makes me feel like a newbie since I’ve reread the series so many times. I kept thinking that maybe I wasn’t as big of a fan that I thought I was because I couldn’t get the question and on this post someone commented on how easy it was. 

        • Denmark111

          You and I, we’re alike :). I thought the same again:). I read it 4 times (except of Brisingr, which I only read once) how about you?

          • iLoveDragons

            Yeah, no kidding. 😀 I only read Brisingr completely the first time, the other times I’ve attempted to re-read I end up skipping ahead, so I always fail miserably on that. 

      • Frownifdown

        It’s treehouse

        • Denmark111

          d’oh

  • Hrothgar

    ok need help with the one about the home to rest ur head but step outside and ur dead?

    • Frownifdown

      Treehouse

  • guest

    is the big twenty article coming out today?

  • guest

    is the big twenty article coming out today?

    • It’s coming out today (Tuesday). I’ve pushed them to Tuesday until all of the characters release so that we can run these character intro articles on Mondays. They’ll go back to Mondays in September.

      • firemonkey

        there is so much exciting news being released all the time that I seriously check this site multiple times a day now!

        • That’s been my goal! Glad to hear it’s successful. I want to keep the site up-to-date as much as possible from now to November.

  • Frownifdown

    Done. It’s really disappointing how easy it was. The only one I didn’t know was the last one in the dwarf runes and I had to look it up. But everything else took 2 seconds to do. It’s an alright game and gives some new inheritance stuff to think about while I’m waiting desperately for the book, but I just finish a character than am stuck waiting a week or whatever for the next one. Still, I’m grateful for what I got and am looking forward to the next character 🙂 Thanks everyone involved!

    • The app was primarily designed to hook new readers into the cycle. We knew that it would be simple for hardcore fans, but it’s still fun to play through.

      • Frownifdown

        Yah that’s understandable, and it is fun to play through. Only change I would make besides more questions is the ability to go through and read/answer the questions again. I already answered them but wouldn’t mind reading through it again.

        • Yeah I actually had nothing to do with coding, just writing/consulting/creative stuff. Sorry about that!

    • Anonymous

      Did you find the rune translations online somewhere? I don’t have a Brisingr Deluxe Edition, and I wanted to translate the runes myself, I just haven’t been able to find a key online

  • Amethyst Rose

    Nice! I hope to finish Angela first and then go to Murtagh! BTW, Nice background on this site Mike! It looks beautiful!

    • I like it too! So glad I decided to make the switch, it looks a lot nicer.