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This is a list of characters in The Inheritance Cycle, a fantasy series by Christopher Paolini.
Eragon is the main protagonist of the Inheritance Cycle and the son of Selena and Brom. His father was first thought to be Morzan, but this is later disproved in Brisingr. Murtagh is his half-brother.
Eragon lived with his uncle (Garrow) until he found a mysterious stone while on a hunting trip into the mountains near his home. The stone turned out to be a dragon egg, which hatched for him. Eragon and the dragon, named Saphira, have been connected mentally ever since. Eragon's first quest begins as a search to find and kill the Ra'zac, who killed Garrow. Eragon, accompanied by Brom, chases the Ra'zac until Brom is mortally wounded in a confrontation with them. After building Brom a tomb of diamond (with help from Saphira), Eragon begins searching for Arya, who Eragon saw in his dreams. Now accompanied by Murtagh, Eragon and Saphira rescue a slowly-dying Arya and decide to take her to the Varden (a group formed for the purpose of resisting the seeming unending rule of the malevolent Galbatorix), whom they believe can save her.
Upon reaching the Varden, the group meets Ajihad, the leader of the Varden, and are welcomed to stay in farthen dur. farthen dur is later attacked by a huge group of Urgals, directed by the Shade Durza. Durza was about to finish Eragon off when Arya broke the Isidar Mithrim and distracted the Shade. Eragon then stabbed the Shade in his heart, earning the title of Eragon Shade slayer.