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Brother Albern is an NPC that rarely appears in secret rooms, and always appears in a secret room in the Abbey of the True Gun. He asks the player a question, and regardless of their answer, he rewards the player by allowing them to open his chest, which contains 1-2 pickups or guns/items of random quality. If the player destroys his chest, it has a chance to drop Lies.



  • "I am Brother Albern, Knower of Several Truths."
  • "If thou seek'st to open mine Truth Chest, then ponder mine question thusly..."

Questions and responses:

  • "What is thine favourite colour?"
    • Red.
    • Blue.
  • "What is Gunpowder made of?"
    • Sulfur, Charcoal, and Potassium-Nitrate.
    • Magic Beans.
  • "LASER is an acronym."
    • True.
    • False.
  • "What did thou eat for breakfast?"
    • Oatmeal.
    • Punks like you.
  • "Dost thou feel lucky?"
    • Yes.
    • No.
  • "What number am I thinking of?"
    • 9.
    • 10.
  • "What number are you thinking of?"
    • 10.
    • 9.
  • "How many fingers am I holding up?"
    • One.
    • All of them.
  • "From whence do bullets come from?"
    • A night of hot swaging.
    • The great forge in the sky.
  • "Hast thou ever spoken an untruth?"
    • Nope.
    • Only once.

Answering his question:

  • "Verily, it must be so! Receive thy reward, O truthful hero!"

Destroying the chest or shooting it with the AKEY-47:

  • "Betrayal! It can't be true!"


  • Destroying his chest has a chance to drop Ser Junkan or Gold Junk instead of Lies.
  • It is possible for him to appear twice in the Abbey of the True Gun, once through the guaranteed secret room and once through a random secret room.
  • The chest still cannot be opened in Rainbow mode
  • "Albern" is German and means "silly".
  • "What is thine favourite colour?" is likely a reference to "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
  • "Dost thou feel lucky?" is likely in reference to the common misquotation "Do you feel lucky, punk?" from the film Dirty Harry.
  • Swaging is a forging process in which the dimensions of an object are altered via forcing it into a group of mechanisms called 'dies', which open and close extremely quickly, warping the object into a different (typically smaller) form.