Egbert the Egregious was once Master of the Elder Wand after killing Emeric the Evil in a ferocious duel (Emeric was "slaughtered"). What became of Egbert after mastering the Elder Wand is unknown, but as the life expectancy of medieval duelers was generally short, it is likely that he was murdered shortly after. A century later, Godelot is recorded to have obtained mastership of the wand.
Magical abilities and skills
- Martial magic: Egbert was notable for being the only known wizard, apart from Albus Dumbledore, to defeat the master of the Elder Wand in a duel, managing to slaughter Emeric the Evil in a battle for the wand.
The name "Egbert" means "bright edge" from the Old English elements ecg "edge of a sword" and beorht "bright". This was the name of kings of Kent and Wessex as well as two English saints. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest but was revived in the 19th century.
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