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Sheriff Blinkhorn is a support character in Dark Chronicle. As the sheriff of Palm Brinks, during the day he can be found in front of the Police Station in Palm Brinks, and inside at night. He is required to reside in Balance Valley in order to restore Starlight Weapons in the future. In order to move him into a house, he must reside in a home surrounded by a fence with a gate.

Once recruited he will let you access the Monster Notes, although this ability can also be used for free by purchasing the book at Morton's Sundries for 1,000 Gilda. In order to recruit Sheriff Blinkhorn, you must talk to him with Max when he is standing outside the station. He will challenge Max to run from him to the boat at the Palm Brinks lake and back in under 2:01:00 minutes. If Max can beat his time, Sheriff Blinkhorn will join the party.

This challenge is relatively difficult, but there are a few ways to save time. For starters accessing the menu does not pause the timer, and recruiting Fabio makes it slightly easier to reach the boat. Setting the game's text speed to 'fast' also makes it quicker to go through the message at the boat. Lastly, it is possible to make Max run quite a bit faster by keeping the camera at a 45 degree angle instead of directly at his back.[citation needed]

Behind the scenes[]

According to the character designer Jun Sonobe, Blinkhorn does not actually have much to do due to Palm Brinks' status as a rather tranquil and safe town. When designing Blinkhorn he was told to use Inspector Zenigata from Lupin III as a reference.[1]



  • Sonobe, Jun (2003). Dark Chronicle Settei x Fanbook. Softbank publishing. ISBN 9784797323658.