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Edoacer Grissom is the Warrior General of the Mineralen a Troitan tribe. He is called John Grissom in The Dark Tower: Gunslinger's Guidebook.

He is a large man with scraggly brown beard and piercing blue eyes and gained his position by fighting his rivals in hand-to-hand combat. Also like his predecessors he led several raids against Indrie but never managed to gain a hold within the city.


John Farson recruited him as an ally with Edoacer signing a treaty agreeing to help Farson in overthrowing The Affiliation, and that he was regarded the General of all the Troitan legions. With the aid of Farson the Barony of Cressia fell with Indrie burned to the ground.

Role in the Dark Tower Series[]

The Fall of Gilead[]

He alongside Farson and his army fight to overthrow Gilead.

The Battle of Jericho Hill[]

Edoacer tests out a giant laser that Head Technician Wurtz has managed to fix and he disintegrates a prisoner with it. Immediately after, he is attacked by Roland Deschain and his Gunslinger's, and the laser is destroyed. However, he survives and fights with his son at the Battle of Jericho Hill. His fate is still unknown by the end of the series.