|Affiliation||The Crimson Cross|
|First Appearance||Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 14: The Tale of the Sands|
|Last Appearance||Minecraft - "Shadow of Israphel" Part 37: Ballooning|
|Catchphrase||"This sand...is a disease"|
"This sand...is a disease"
(Templar Adaephon on The Sands.)
Templar Adaephon, real name Adaephon Antioch, is the uncle of Verigan Antioch II and Isabel Antioch, the younger brother of Karpath Antioch and the son of Verigan Antioch. He is last of the Templar Kings, and the only person living in Verigan's Hold, defending against the threat of The Desert. Adaephon fought in The Sand War alongside Verigan and is over one hundred years old. He is also the author of The Tale of the Sands.
Adaephon's voice seems to resemble that of Professor Grizwold, but somewhat muffled. Simon used this voice after Lewis said he should sound "old and wise." Prolonged exposure to the dry environment of The Desert has also added a hoarse and hollow tone to his speech.
In "The Legend Of Verigan"Edit
In Adaephon's younger years he was fair skinned with a white and gray Templar suit design, with pauldrons on his shoulders and greaves on his lower legs. He carried the symbol of The Crimson Cross on the front and back of his tunic, suggesting that he was already part of the order then. His hair was a dark maroon and black color, with bangs covering his forehead. Adaephon has a pair of blue eyes.
In "Shadow Of Israphel"Edit
In the Shadow of Israphel series, Templar Adaephon is depicted as a dark skinned man, possibly due to the effects of being in close proximity with the sun for decades in Verigan's Hold and guarding against the threat of The Desert. He now has flat, graying hair that drapes over the back of his head due to age. Adaephon's Templar suit has not changed significantly compared to his younger years. It still consists of the symbol of the Templars, pauldrons and greaves to protect himself in combat. He also wears boots to reduce the restriction of mobility due to sand and keeping the element from contacting his skin, which may cause health problems due to its taint effect. However, the color of the suit now resembles that of The Desert — a sandy, yellow shade. The Templar also wears a mask to block sand from entering his lungs while inhaling.
In "The Legend Of Verigan"EditIn The Legend of Verigan, Adaephon was still in the prime of his youth and had recently been recruited to serve among the adventurers led by Verigan. In the folly of his younger years, Adaephon was seen as being fairly short tempered and easily irritated, destroying Professor Grizwold's bed in annoyance while the man was attempting to sleep and having arguments with a young Fumblemore regarding the use of his magic.
However, he did have an attentive side, choosing to conserve resources and harvesting torches on lamps for later use from paths that Verigan's group passed. When Karpath berated him for his attitude towards Professor Grizwold, he quickly held back and apologized, suggesting he does respect his elders and accepts admonishments.
Abilities & PowersEdit
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