Pepin the Healer
Pepin is found to the lower left of town, across the square from Griswold. He is the healer, and will restore any character's health to full (if you click the option to do so in Diablo, or simply talk to him in Hellfire). Pepin has a variety of quest dialogues, but is an essential player in just one, The Black Mushroom, when he sends you to find a demon's brain and takes it in exchange for the spectral elixir.
- Unlimited quantities of healing potions, full healing potions, and resurrection scrolls (MP only). He also offers 7-14 other items, with a selection that resets each time you return from the dungeons. The items include scrolls of healing, elixirs, rejuvenation potions, and full rejuv potions.
- Elixirs: Pepin sells strength, dexterity, and magic elixirs (but never vitality), once characters satisfy some basic requirement.
- Elixir availability. Pepin sells elixirs to in multiplayer games once a character reaches level 26. In singleplayer, he sells elixirs once a character has entered Hell (Dlvl 13), the Hive, or the Crypt. His selection of elixirs is random in multiplayer. In singleplayer it is focused; he only sells elixirs that boost attributes you have not yet maxed out.
Voice Actor: Paul Eiding
- What ails you, my friend?
- I have made a very interesting discovery. Unlike us, the creatures in the Labyrinth can heal themselves without the aid of potions or magic. If you hurt one of the monsters, make sure it is dead or it very well may regenerate itself.
- Before it was taken over by, well, whatever lurks below, the Cathedral was a place of great learning. There are many books to be found there. If you find any, you should read them all, for some may hold secrets to the workings of the Labyrinth.
- While I use some limited forms of magic to create the potions and elixirs I store here, Adria is a true sorceress. She never seems to sleep, and she always has access to many mystic tomes and artifacts. I believe her hut may be much more than the hovel it appears to be, but I can never seem to get inside the place.
- Cain is a true friend and a wise sage. He maintains a vast library and has an innate ability to discern the true nature of many things. If you ever have any questions, he is the person to go to.
- Even my skills have been unable to fully heal Farnham. Oh, I have been able to mend his body, but his mind and spirit are beyond anything I can do.
- Ogden's barmaid is a sweet girl. Her grandmother is quite ill, and suffers from delusions.
- She claims that they are visions, but I have no proof of that one way or the other.
- Griswold knows as much about the art of war as I do about the art of healing. He is a shrewd merchant, but his work is second to none. Oh, I suppose that may be because he is the only blacksmith left here.
- I really don't understand why Ogden stays here in Tristram. He suffers from a slight nervous condition, but he is an intelligent and industrious man who would do very well wherever he went. I suppose it may be the fear of the many murders that happen in the surrounding countryside, or perhaps the wishes of his wife that keep him and his family where they are.
- Poor Wirt. I did all that was possible for the child, but I know he despises that wooden peg that I was forced to attach to his leg. His wounds were hideous. No one - and especially such a young child - should have to suffer the way he did.
Gossip (About Pepin)
- The hand, the heart and the mind can perform miracles when they are in perfect harmony. The healer Pepin sees into the body in a way that even I cannot. His ability to restore the sick and injured is magnified by his understanding of the creation of elixirs and potions. He is as great an ally as you have in Tristram.
- Ah, Pepin. I count him as a true friend - perhaps the closest I have here. He is a bit addled at times, but never a more caring or considerate soul has existed. His knowledge and skills are equaled by few, and his door is always open.
- Hehehe, I like Pepin. He really tries, you know. Listen here, you should make sure you get to know him. Good fella like that with people always wantin' help. Hey, I guess that would be kinda like you, huh hero? I was a hero too...
- Pepin saved my grandmother's life, and I know that I can never repay him for that. His ability to heal any sickness is more powerful than the mightiest sword and more mysterious than any spell you can name. If you ever are in need of healing, Pepin can help you.
- A good man who puts the needs of others above his own. You won't find anyone left in Tristram - or anywhere else for that matter - who has a bad thing to say about the healer.
- Pepin is a good man - and certainly the most generous in the village. He is always attending to the needs of others, but trouble of some sort or another does seem to follow him wherever he goes...
- As long as you don't need anything reattached, old Pepin is as good as they come.
- If I'd have had some of those potions he brews, I might still have my leg...
- If you had been looking for information on the Pestle of Curing or the Silver Chalice of Purification, I could have assisted you, my friend. However, in this matter, you would be better served to speak to either Griswold or Cain.
- I was shocked when I heard of what the townspeople were planning to do that night. I thought that of all people, Lazarus would have had more sense than that. He was an Archbishop, and always seemed to care so much for the townsfolk of Tristram. So many were injured, I could not save them all...
- After mushroom
- The witch told me that you were searching for the brain of a demon to assist me in creating my elixir. It should be of great value to the many who are injured by those foul beasts, if I can just unlock the secrets I suspect that its alchemy holds. If you can remove the brain of a demon when you kill it, I would be grateful if you could bring it to me.
- Return (with brain)
- Excellent, this is just what I had in mind. I was able to finish the elixir without this, but it can't hurt to have this to study. Would you please carry this to the witch? I believe that she is expecting it.
- This does seem familiar, somehow. I seem to recall reading something very much like that poem while researching the history of demonic afflictions. It spoke of a place of great evil that... wait - you're not going there are you?
- A golden elixir, you say. I have never concocted a potion of that color before, so I can't tell you how it would effect you if you were to try to drink it. As your healer, I strongly advise that should you find such an elixir, do as Lachdanan asks and DO NOT try to use it.
- My goodness, demons running about the village at night, pillaging our homes - is nothing sacred? I hope that Ogden and Garda are all right. I suppose that they would come to see me if they were hurt...
- I'm glad I caught up to you in time! Our wells have become brackish and stagnant and some of the townspeople have become ill drinking from them. Our reserves of fresh water are quickly running dry. I believe that there is a passage that leads to the spring that serve our town. Please find what has caused this calamity, or we all will surely perish.
- Please, you must hurry. Every hour that passes brings us closer to having no water to drink.
- We cannot survive for long without your help.
- What's that you say - the mere presence of the demons had caused the water to become tainted? Oh, truly a great evil lurks beneath our town, but your perseverance and courage gives us hope. Please take this ring - perhaps it will aid you in the destruction of such vile creatures.
- By the Light, I know of this vile demon. There were many that bore the scars of his wrath upon their bodies when the few survivors of the charge led by Lazarus crawled from the Cathedral. I don't know what he used to slice open his victims, but it could not have been of this world. It left wounds festering with disease and even I found them almost impossible to treat. Beware if you plan to battle this fiend...
- This sounds like a very dangerous place. If you venture there, please take great care.
- The loss of his son was too much for King Leoric. I did what I could to ease his madness, but in the end it overcame him. A black curse has hung over this kingdom from that day forward, but perhaps if you were to free his spirit from his earthly prison, the curse would be lifted...
- I don't know what it is that they thought they could see with that rock, but I will say this. If rocks are falling from the sky, you had better be careful!
- Hmm... it sounds like something I should remember, but I've been so busy learning new cures and creating better elixirs that I must have forgotten. Sorry...
- Cain would be able to tell you much more about something like this than I would ever wish to know.
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