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Manannán mac Lir Spotter's Guide

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Spotter's Guide

Manannán mac Lir is most likely to be found in the Otherworld—more specifically, on his home island of Man. He was the first king of the Island of Man and is still royalty there, where he's usually out cruising the waves in his chariot or magic boat. One problem: because he's a shape-shifter, Manny might be in another form, so be sure to check everyone around you if you're looking for him.

Sex: Male
Age: He won't say.
Build: Medium
Complexion: Fair
Hair Color: Gray-ish
Facial Hair: None
Scars/marks/tattoos: None
Jewelry and accessories: Belt of fish skin; bag made out of a crane's skin that contains magical tools (scissors, smith's hook, bones of mythical pigs, and more)
Clothing: Cloak of forgetfulness (when I wave it, everyone loses their memory)
Armor: Breastplate no weapon can pierce
Type of Weapon: A sword called "Fragarach" (which means "the Answerer"); a spear named Crann Buide; and the helmet of the king of faraway Lochlann

Typical Companions:

Lugh Lamfhada
Cormac mac Airt
His horse, Aonbharr

Known Hangouts:

Isle of Man
The Otherworld
On his boat Scuabtuinne (meaning "the Sweeper of the Waves")

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