Eragon Released as Fifth and Final Playable Character on Inheritance Quest

Inheritance Quest has officially launched its final playable character this week: Eragon! Fans are now able to play through Alagaesia as the de facto leader of the resistance and the only free Rider on Alagaesia. You are tasked with seeing Eragon through his initial training as a Rider, his bonding with Saphira, his battle preparedness, and more challenges along the way.

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, Murtagh, Saphira, Galbatorix and Eragon — 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.

Want to learn more about this week’s character addition, including some behind-the-scenes information and a refresher on Eragon’s character? Keep reading!

Normally we’d ask if you need a refresher on Eragon… but you’re on Shur’tugal, so do you really? Just in case, here’s an excerpt from The Inheritance Almanac:

Eragon, son of the Dragon Rider Brom and the former assassin Selena, was raised by his aunt Marian and uncle Garrow, along with his cousin Roran, on a farm outside the village of Carvahall in Palancar Valley.

Eragon was ushered into the ancient ways of the Dragon Riders by Brom, who had been hiding in plain sight as the village storyteller. When Galbatorix’s agents, the evil Ra’zac, came looking for the missing dragon egg, Eragon managed to elude them, but the Ra’zac still destroyed his home and murdered Garrow.

Eragon has become respected throughout the land, and his exploits are already the stuff of legend. He was adopted by the late king Hrothgar into his Ingeitum clan, and is a friend and confidant of the new dwarf king, Orik. Eragon has received the highest honor the elf nation can bestow upon an outsider: the ring Aren. Even the Urgals have a speciall name of respect for the young Rider: “Firesword”. Eragon has also pledged his loyalty to Nasuada, leader of the Varden.

Firesword. Shadeslayer. Argetlam.

Dragon Rider.

One would assume that Eragon would be the easiest character to write, as he’s the most prominent character in the books. You’d be surprised! Eragon was quite the challenge to write, as perfecting the voice, emotions, and abilities of the series’ main character is not something to take lightly. It was exciting to write quests and adventures for the player to experience as Eragon, and adding a bit more to the world of Alagaesia in our own special way was quite a treat.

Never fret though, the game is not yet over. Expect some updates in the future, though the game is done releasing new characters to play through. We hope you enjoyed playing the game as much as we enjoyed working on it!

We wish you the best of luck as you learn, fight and grow as Eragon Shadeslayer!

  • Elphiebelphie

    How come we can’t replay???????

  • I LOVE ARG

    i think that cp would draw eragon (after de transformation) that would be cool so you can imagine how he is

  • Elthomas

    Can Some one please tell me how they solved murtagh #10? Either that or tell me the answer so i can move on.

    • Zach

      Twin traitors

  • Rosittaa

    This is a pretty cool game Mike! I haven’t quite finished it yet but I am having a lot of fun figuring stuff out. Thanks for your part in it, and thank the others who worked on it too for me please!
    Thanks Again!!

  • Leandro

    I need the answer for the first question: A Rider’s Blade – The spine

    What is the answer?

    • Leandro

      Here all the answers (font: forums of Shurtugal.com)
      1. 3
      2. Utgard
      3. Peace
      4. Lethrblaka
      5. Mirage
      6. 1,2,2
      7. Rhunon
      8. Linnea
      9. Brightsteel
      10. 1,2,1,2,2,3

  • Joseph

    whats the answer to the first riddle for eragon? ive been looking at it for ages but i just cant figure it out. someone help please??

  • joen of doom

    eragon was peanuts. but after all it was quite a fun game. ive completed the whole game now, and i wish there was something as a prize or so, a extra quest, but none of that. after all, thanks mike, and the others who created it!

  • Tulkas Astaldo

    I did all five quests, and I want those two hours of my life back… I mean, Empire archers like teleporting into the Beors? Kind of sad… I mean, I know you have but paltry resources, but couldn’t you make something like the game that’s been on alagaesia.com since like the dawn of time? I mean, no graphics, just text, and a lot more fun.

    • They didn’t teleport. It was a “simulation” — an imagining. This was clearly stated during the quest. Arya was testing Eragon and the two were “pretending” the attack was happening in order to prepare for the real thing.

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed playing the game, it helped ease the unrelenting pain caused by waiting for Inheritance. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Wait whats supposed to happen after you beat it?

  • Jeriah

    Great game, I loved playing it. I actually managed to get both of Eragon’s riddles on my own, which was a first for me. (The Hellgrind one took a couple of tries as there are several words that mean the same thing.) The only one I didn’t really agree with the answer on was question 2. I mean, I’m okay with having the answer as “Utgard,” but the text response afterward doesn’t make sense then, as it says something like, “Yes, it was called Unconquerable.” That reply would have made more sense to me if the answer was Edoc’sil, as that’s the AL translation of Unconquerable. But anyway, I loved it. 🙂

  • Thorium

    I was wondering why question 8 from Eragon was incorrect all the time.

    It seems the system does not recognize the ö ë’s etc.

    So Linnëa is wrong, but Linnea is correct.

    Same goes for Question 7.

    • This is something I pushed to get fixed, though I’m unsure of whether or not it can or will be. There are limitations with coding in flash, and I believe this may have been one of them.

  • Emeric

    Speaking of Eragon, when will we find out where Christopher will stop in the UK and what other countries he’ll visit?

    • I will ask about this and post as soon as I know more. I can tell you that Christopher will be at FantasyCon at the end of September, but that’s a UK stop.

      • Emeric

        Is that in London? Because my cousin lives in London, and I thought that I might ask her to go if he doesn’t visit Sweden…

  • I’m just dreadful at riddles. Over the course of the entire Inheritance Quest, I got exactly two correct on my own.

  • I’m just dreadful at riddles. Over the course of the entire Inheritance Quest, I got exactly two correct on my own.

  • lastrider

    blablablablablablablabla 

  • joe

    whats the 3rd one?

  • Elphiebelphie

    #10 on Galby and #5 on Eragon pleez!!!!!!!!!!!

    • C O

      10 galby is dragon egg, but Im stuck on eragon 5

      • Adilas73

        Eragon #5 is mirage

      • Elphiebelphie

        thank you!!!!!!!!!

      • Elphiebelphie

        thank you!!!!!!!!!

      • Elphiebelphie

        thank you!!!!!!!!!

    • Elphiebelphie

      thanks!!!!!

    • Elphiebelphie

      thanks!!!!!

    • Elphiebelphie

      thanks!!!!!

    • Elphiebelphie

      thanks!!!!!

  • Random dragon

    The game is awesome

  • Madison

    This game was fun to played thought I was hoping for Arya, it could have been intersting! Can’t wait the book 4! Thanks Mike

  • Hey guys, just a quick note — I was just one participant in a project that was neither led nor funded by me. I wrote a majority of the story you found in the game, but there are people — Random House, Nick Braccia, and the entire dev and art team for the game — who also spent insane amounts of time conceptualizing, designing, developing, and supporting the game. I’m really glad to have been a part of it, as it was a tremendously fun and unique experience, but we can’t forget to thank them for everything they did.

  • Juliet

    Thanks Mike! It was a fun game 🙂 Eragon was my favorite!

  • Cilmion

    Great job mike on this game all of them we a great challenge now we just need a mmo lol

  • stroodle_910

    Really good job Mike. It’s been a ton of fun playing

  • stroodle_910

    Don’t type the answers here. It takes away from the joy of the game. Their are discussion topics on the Inheritance FB page where you can do that. 

    Can’t WAIT for the next pod-cast! I hope my voicemails get played:)

  • Sergio

    3# please

  • Daniela

    Saved the best for the last, right? I really enjoyed the final task with the spells, it was fun 🙂 Thanks for your brilliant writing, Mike. It’s been a huge inspiration to me.

  • I LOVE ARG

    the second is edoc’sil but it says to me that’s wrong what happens?

    • Daniela

      Try human name.

    • Sergio

      utgard

      • I LOVE ARG

        thanks i thought it was reffering at the tower not the mountain

  • I LOVE ARG

    what color is eragon’s part of the medallion?

    • Eragon’s color in the game is gold, as blue was taken by a certain dragon who would likely bight our heads off if she didn’t get her way…

      • I LOVE ARG

        jaja i thought it would be gold obviously saphira MUST be blue

  • Adilas73

    Completed, I cant belive that the thing we have been waiting for has nearly come. Some body should make a MMORPG about Dragon Riders!

  • stroodle_910

    Second Post! 😀

  • ItsEminem

    Wait a minute, I thought these characters were supposed to be released in a run up to book 4, as in Eragon being released just before book 4?

    • Random House’s plan was for the characters to be released once per week for five weeks.

    • Random House’s plan was for the characters to be released once per week for five weeks.