Olin Delverson is a minor character in Horizon Zero Dawn. He is an Oseram scout and a friend of Erend Vanguardsman's. He was forced to work for the Eclipse cult when his wife and child were taken hostage.
Olin is a skilled scout and scrounger, spending most of his time either digging for artifacts or drinking and gambling. When the Eclipse got wind of Olin's reputation, Helis decided to forcibly recruit Olin by taking his wife and child hostage. The Eclipse then proceeded to meet Olin during one of his delves near Maker's End. At first, Olin was incredulous and laughed at the priest; however Olin was forced to follow Helis' orders when proof of his family's kidnapping was shown to him. The Eclipse then gave him a Focus which allowed them to track his every move, give orders, and listen in on conversations. In order to hide his forced allegiance from others, Olin built a secret room in his house, which was later discovered by Aloy and Erend.
He first appeared to Aloy during The Proving in Mother's Heart, where Aloy noticed his Focus and approached him. During the conversation, Olin's Focus "malfunctions" and he was quick to make up excuses to leave. This is presumably the moment where the Eclipse discovered the similarity between Aloy and Elisabet Sobeck. Suspicious, Aloy approached him again, but Olin remained tight-lipped and insisted that it had malfunctioned.
Olin was tracked by Aloy to an excavation site at Rockwreath, where she found him with members of the Eclipse who were digging up Corruptors. Olin expressed his dismay when he witnessed the Eclipse's true intentions of bringing the "machine demons" back to life, calling them a nightmare. While a Cultist Leader was still making his speech, Sylens hacked and disabled all the Focuses belonging to the Eclipse. When Aloy defeated all of the Eclipse Cultists and Corruptors, she spoke to Olin to find out the truth behind his allegiance to the Eclipse. He further mentions that the Eclipse serves a demon named HADES, having learned of its presence when he first met Aloy when HADES identified her as a threat.
Olin's fate is determined at this point. Aloy may either kill him for his crimes or be understanding of his motivations and allow him to live. Either way, she will agree to help save his kidnapped family.
If Olin is spared, Aloy can optionally meet up with him to rescue his family. After defeating the guards and freeing his family, Olin confesses his sins to Enasha, only to learn that her guards had already told her what he was forced to do under duress. Though his family desires to return to the Claim, Olin feels honor-bound to assist Aloy against the Eclipse, only for the latter to turn him down, insisting he be with his family.
Olin is a humble man who is very devoted to his family. He admits to being foolish and prone to gambling, but if he is spared by Aloy he will reveal strong gratitude.
- Like Nil, Olin's survival is left to the player's decision at certain point of progress in the game.
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