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Come and see, Papa. We found an egg, a stone egg

Enoch and Edwin finding the orb

Edwin Mandus and Enoch Mandus are the sons of Oswald and Lily Mandus.[1] The boys are twins, more likely identical than fraternal.[1] Edwin was born before Enoch.[1] It is unknown if the children seen in game are their ghosts or simply hallucinations, as they were killed over 10 months before the events of the game.



The boys were born in September 1890 to the wealthy British industrialist, Oswald Mandus, and his wife, Lilibeth "Lily" Mandus.[2] Edwin was born first, and during the birth of Enoch, their mother Lilibeth died of complications.[1] She lived long enough to see Edwin, but not Enoch.[1]

Their father made a promise to their mother upon her deathbed that he would take care of them both.[1][7] Mandus was a very devoted father. He confessed that he'd do anything to protect them: lie, cheat, steal and even kill.[citation needed] Almost a decade later, Mandus speculated that their birth and Lily’s death was the catalyst that split his soul in two, which eventually lead to the creation of the Engineer, when the wicked part of his soul was put into the Machine.[8]

Early life[]

Their father specifically ordered the servants to set their bedroom up in the attic, in-between his bedroom and his office, ensuring that he would always spend time with them on his way to work no matter how busy he was.[9][10] They were extremely fond of the game of hide-and-seek, often playing it in the attic as well as the many other rooms in the mansion.[11]

They often played in the cellar, something about which Mandus was anxious, and he told them repeatedly to stay out of it.[12] On one occasion, Edwin was splashed with chemicals, and while aiding the boy, Mandus scolded Enoch, telling him to "look to his brother" for what could have happened to him as well.[12]

Mischevous and curious as they were, the brothers were also loving and compassionate individuals. They often helped the mansion staff to keep their father's home and estate clean. They shared a love for living things, as they once found an injured bird and wanted to nurse it back to health, but their Nanny regarded it as a diseased, filthy thing and killed it.[13] They wanted to stay up past when everyone else was asleep just so they could bury the body in the garden.[13]

The Trip to Mexico[]

In November 1898, their father faced financial ruin for having invested too heavily in new machinery for his factory.[14] Due to his financial troubles, Oswald Mandus began to look through his great uncle's travel diaries and found out about a temple in Mexico that could aid him in his troubles, spurring him to make an expedition there.[15]

Mandus arrived at the temple with the twins on February 17, 1899.[4] The twins somehow managed to find an orb within the temple, calling it a "stone egg," played with it, and showed it to their father, asking to bring it back home from Mexico.[16][17] Upon touching it, their father saw that his sons would die in agony in the First World War, drowning in mud and shrapnel during the Battle of the Somme. After that, Mandus sacrificed the twins on the temple steps to spare them of this future.[18][7][19] After this, he departed for London, as a fever overtook him.[18] Back in London, he would bury their tiny skulls in the garden and possibly other bones elsewhere.[20][21]

In spite of the boys' deaths, there were still notes written by them dated after February 1899, one being a note where the boys complain their father was much too busy for them to celebrate Christmas as a family.[10] This was likely an error or perhaps Mandus writing notes from their perspective in his delirium.

Events of A Machine for Pigs[]

Mandus, upon waking, full of amnesia, went looking for his children. He was beset by ghostly calls from them and apparitions. Finding the entrance to the complex, and upon the urging of the strange voice over the telephone, he surmised that, because of their curious natures, it was plausible they might have stumbled their way into its depths.[22]

Trivia and Speculation[]

  • In Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, the twins appear numerous times. However, as they both died 10 months before the game started, their true nature is unclear but they’re a few possibilities. One is that Mandus is having vivid hallucinations, which is not at all an unlikely possibility due to his fragile mental state. However, it appears that Mandus’ child laborers encountered both boys multiple times, which indicates that the boys are ghosts of some sort, possibly manifested by the Orbs’s power.[23]


  • "Daddy, Daddy, find us."
  • "Come and see, Papa. We found an egg, a stone egg!"
  • "Listen Papa, hold the egg to your ear, you can hear the sea!"



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Flashback: "Birth" (AMP)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Loading Screen: "Lillibeth "Lily" Mandus. Interred here on 26 September 1890..." (AMP)
  3. February 14th 1899 (AMP)
  4. 4.0 4.1 February 17th 1899 (AMP)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dialogue (AMP) – The Engineer: "You sacrificed them on the temple steps knowing what the coming century would do to them. Your sons will drown, lungs full of mud and sharpnel, on the banks of the Somme. You wanted to save them from the horror to come."
  6. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs – English credits: "Edwin and Enoch were played by Zak Craig"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Flashback: "A Promise" (AMP) – "I tried. I tried so hard. I will uphold my promise, I will always protect them for you."
  8. December 28th 1899 (AMP)
  9. Attics and Nurseries
  10. 10.0 10.1 Edwin and Enoch's diary, October 11th 1899 (AMP) – "Daddy says there won't be a Christmas this year, he is much too busy. Nanny says we must not disturb him, he is ever so busy. He is gone for work before she wakes us and often we are asleep before he returns."
  11. Edwin and Enoch's diary, October 3rd 1899 (AMP) – "Daddy says we're not allowed to play with the animals anymore. We were playing hide and seek with Cook and he came and shouted at us, just as we were going to hide behind Mr Grumpy Teddy."
  12. 12.0 12.1 Flashback: "A Father Driven by Love" (AMP)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Edwin and Enoch's diary, October 11th 1899 (AMP) – "We found a bird in the garden with a broken wing. We gave it to Nanny, who said it was a filthy thing and hit it with a rolling pin. Later, we crept downstairs to bury the body when everyone was asleep."
  14. November 7th 1898 (AMP)
  15. November 28th 1898 (AMP)
  16. Flashback: "Taking The Stone Egg Home" (AMP)
  17. Flashback: "A Child's Innocence" (AMP)
  18. 18.0 18.1 Flashback: "Farewell" (AMP) — "Cradling a stone egg in my jacket, I kissed my children farewell and I crawled my way home."
  19. Flashback: "Downward Ever" (AMP)
  20. March 15th 1899 (AMP)
  21. Flashback: "Carrying the World" (AMP) – "Small bones in the orchard."
  22. Mandus's Journal: "A Curious Discovery" (AMP) – "If my children discovered this place, it is entirely conceivable they strayed downwards, delighted in their discovery."
  23. if you are reading this (AMP)