Flick Ohmsford



Father: Curzad Ohmsford
Adopted Brother: Shea Ohmsford
Grandnephew: Wil Ohmsford

Shady Vale


Appeared In:
The Sword of Shannara
The Elfstones of Shannara

Mentioned In:
The Wishsong of Shannara
The Scions of Shannara
The Talismans of Shannara
Jarka Ruus

Short Stories

Appeared In:
The Black Irix

Mentioned In:

The Shannara Chronicles

Played By:
Mark Mitchinson
Jimmy Hazelwood (Young Flick)

Appeared In:
Chosen Part 1

Mentioned In:
Chosen Part 2


Referred To In:
The World of Shannara

Flick Ohmsford was the adoptive brother of Shea Ohmsford.


A broad, windburnt face. Wide grey eyes. His stocky build, grizzled brown hair and shaggy eyebrows made him look older than he was.1The Sword of Shannara – p 1

Flick and Curzad Ohmsford resembled each other closely: they were both of medium height and heavy build, with the same broad placid faces and grizzled brown hair.2The Sword of Shannara – p 15


His mother died less than a year before Shea was brought to Shady Vale.

He was the best climber in Shady Vale. He had climbing equipment consisting of special heavy and flexible boots, gloves and rope. The boots and gloves were coated with a special substance just before use that made the surface rough enough to even be able to climb the damp mossy bark of the trees in the Black Oaks.

Travelled each day to farming families north of Shady Vale, supplying them with items they needed and to bring what news he could of the areas outside their homes.3The Sword of Shannara – p 2

The Sword of Shannara

Coming home from one such trip, he was startled by Allanon appearing from out of nowhere. Flick agreed to take him to Shady Vale.4The Sword of Shannara – pp 3-7 Not far out of the Vale they had to hide from a Skull Bearer flying overhead.5The Sword of Shannara – pp 9-10 They then went the rest of the way to Shady Vale where he took Allanon to the Shady Vale Inn.6The Sword of Shannara – pp 10-12

The Black Irix

Flick visited Audrana Coos in search of a cure for Shea’s dreams and wasting sickness. He was given a potion and was told also told of a quest that Shea would go on. Flick denied this as Shea had told he would never put himself in danger again and that he would stay in the Vale.

The Shannara Chronicles

After the death of Shea Ohmsford, he told Heady to bury the Blue Elfstones, believing them responsible for his early death.

Chosen Part 1

Met Wil when he returned with the white willow bark and told him it would not do any good. He left Wil alone with his mother, knowing she was about to die.

After Wil buried his mother and asked Flick about the Elfstones, he told Wil his father was never the same after he used them. When Wil was sceptical about Flick believing in magic, Flick replied he believed in evil and that the stones bring nothing but misery. He told Wil to throw them in the river.

  • 1
    The Sword of Shannara – p 1
  • 2
    The Sword of Shannara – p 15
  • 3
    The Sword of Shannara – p 2
  • 4
    The Sword of Shannara – pp 3-7
  • 5
    The Sword of Shannara – pp 9-10
  • 6
    The Sword of Shannara – pp 10-12