The Kendal is a cannibalistic human serial killer who resided in a complex of caves to the north of the Mountain Camp. To avoid being disrupted by the superstitious locals, he impersonated a local mountain god with the use of a bear suit. To stay alive, he killed and ate several trolls and dwarves. When he was unsuccessful with his hunts, he would resort to killing and eating humans instead. Asleif Hamalsdotter, the daughter of the mountain tribe chieftain, is his last known human victim, killed in year 155 of the Fifth Age. However, he did not eat her, claiming that she was "too pretty" to be eaten. Following her death, the mountain tribe grew bushes to cover the cave entrance the Kendal resided in, believing it would be wise not to disturb a god.
During Mountain Daughter, players discover him in his cave while trying to find Asleif's corpse. His secret is uncovered after the player claims that he looks like a man in a suit, causing him to unwittingly exclaim "How did you know?". Though the player can persuade him that they have no ill intentions, he attempts to kill them because if the mountain people realized that he was not a god, they would kill him.
He has a maximum hit of 90, and only fights using melee, so he can be safely killed using Ranged or Magic as the skeletons of his previous victims in the cave can be used as obstacles. Once the player kills the Kendal, they obtain the Bearhead mask and are able to put Asleif to rest.
The Kendal can be fought as a class G boss monster in the Dominion Tower minigame if the player has completed Mountain Daughter.
The Kendal can also be found on the RuneFest Treasure Island if the player has access to it. When spoken to, he will ask the player what name of his bear is. If answered correctly with "Felicity", he will grant the title [Name] the Kendal.
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- The Kendal is a reference to the monster Grendel from the Old English epic Beowulf.