Haunted One

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"A wicked moment, person, or thing that cannot be slain by sword or spell haunts your mind and flickers in your peripheral vision. You carry it wherever your adventure takes you - or perhaps it carries you."

Background Features[edit | edit source]

The Haunted One Background is only available to The Dark Urge characters.

Background Goals[edit | edit source]

Performing certain actions that align with this background will reward Inspiration. These goals can be accomplished by any member of the active party, and Inspiration points are pooled, up to a maximum of 4.

General[edit | edit source]

  • Indulge Thine Appetites: Follow your Dark Urge.
  • Killing Spree: Kill 5 enemies in a single round.
  • Unfriendly Fire: Defeat 5 neutral creatures in a single round.
  • Subdue Thine Appetites: Resist your Dark Urge.

Act One[edit | edit source]

Dank Crypt

  • Unfamiliar Familiarity: Release Withers from his tomb.

Roadside Cliffs

  • Reuniting Friends: Kill Brynna and Andrick, reuniting them with their fallen companion.
  • To Sleep, Perchance To Dream Tentacled Dreams: Close the pinned mind flayer's eyes forever.

Druids Grove

Blighted Village

  • Creatures of Bloodlust: Recruit the ogre mercenaries, using the corpses of your enemies as payment.

Waukeen's Rest

  • Fresh Kindle for the Fire: Leave the pinned Benryn to burn.

Goblin Camp

  • Good Ol' Long Pig: Eat a chunk of the cooked dwarf.
  • Grabbing the Poker with Both Hands: Torture Liam yourself.
  • Now It's a Party!: Poison the stolen ale, slaughtering the goblins.




  • Snipping the Chords: Kill Alfira in cold blood.

Act Two[edit | edit source]

Shadow-Cursed Lands

Last Light Inn

Reithwin Town

  • Lack of Moderation is Key: Kill the brewer with his own brew.
  • Under the Knife: Kill the surgeon using his own servile nurses.

Moonrise Towers

  • Forcing Responsibility: Demand that the goblin fetch his bone.
  • Lesser of the Three: Kill the envoy of Myrkul.
  • Soulful Lobotomy: Torture Minthara, reducing her to a husk of her former self.
  • Swimming with the Shadows: Force the Zhent smuggler to jump off the docks.
  • Too Easy: Execute the useless goblins.
  • Who Let the Gnolls Out: Release the gnolls from their leashes.

Gauntlet of Shar

  • Bleeding the Corpse Dry: Kill the necromancer.
  • Killer Poetry: Trick the orthon with a false loophole.
  • Self-Flagellation: Kill your mirror-self in Shar's trial.

Act Three[edit | edit source]


  • Personal Relations: Meet one of Orin's impersonations.
  • Kill 'Em While They're Young: Execute the newborn mind flayer.
  • Unexpected Parenting: Feed a brain to the newborn Mind Flayer.

Western Beach

  • Cleaning Up The Scum: Kill both of the opposing smuggling factions.

Wyrm's Crossing

  • Exsanguinated Ecstasy: Accept Naoise's lewd proposition.

Wyrm's Rock Fortress

Lower City

Bhaal Temple

  • Homecoming: Discover the Temple of Bhaal beneath Baldur's Gate.
  • Return of the Bhaalspawn: Embrace your legacy.
  • Bhaalspawn No More: Reject your legacy.