It has come to my notice that there are some players who are unaware of the awesomeness of Edwin Odesseiron and in fact, even have the gall to accuse the character of cheating.
So I've decided it's time to educate the simians.
You first meet Edwin when he is working undercover to eliminate an enemy spy. Thay, being an enlightened and civilised nation, have dispatched one of their best agents to counter the threat that is posed by this subterfuge as they feel it is against the spirit of the "Prime Directive" which they follow when it comes to backward societies. And unlike the enemy agents, no Thayvian attacks the innocent for refusing to get involved.
But does Edwin murder the spy?
No, he agrees to work alongside her for the greater good. Until of course she runs into a pack of Gnolls (every time, every bloody time) after being rescued.
Deeply affected by this needless loss of life, Edwin puts his own ambition to one side and selflessly offers his services to charname as he realises that they need all the help they can get.
He then loyally follows charname, putting his considerable magical powers at their disposal with no payment demanded. He accepts charname's decisions and welcomes new members into the party with open arms. Especially the female ones as he realises the patriarchy is already working against them and they need all the support he can give. Unlike the society that produced the enemy agents, Thay does not discriminate based on gender.
Edwin protects charname from his fellow Thayvians, even when it involves stopping them from carrying out their lawful duties regarding a vicious and dangerous magic user. And what thanks does he get? A refusal to co operate from the vicious and dangerous magic user. But once again, he puts his self interest to one side and defers the decision to charname.
And so he continues following charname, working late into the night when the rest of the party are resting to learn the spells needed for charname to triumph. Uncomplaining about fatigue, stoic in his forebearance. Finally when the threat to charname is defeated, Edwin doesn't wait around for rewards or accolades, like a later day Zorro he slips away, his mission accomplished.
And all people can complain about is a bloody amulet?
Edwin has an amulet because he deserves an amulet. It's likely that it was awarded to him by the Faerun equivalent of the Nobel Prize comittee for humanitarian endeavours.
I think people should take a long, hard look at themselves and honestly confront the possibility that they are suffering from "amulet envy".