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Hirelings are recruitable characters who can join and fight alongside the player. Each has a fixed body type, voice, Race, and Background, but can have their name, class, and appearance changed by Withers at any time.

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

A hireling can be recruited by speaking to Withers at any time after reaching Level 3 and paying 100 gold. Hirelings cannot be recruited if the party is full at the time without replacing an existing party member. They can immediately be asked to stay in camp, just like any other companion. In addition to sending them to camp, the player can choose to permanently dismiss them back to the fugue plane for no cost. A hireling dismissed this way can still be re-recruited from Withers later on.

List of hirelings[edit | edit source]

Name Race Class Background Backstory
Gold dwarf Barbarian Outlander Eldra Luthrinn, slayer of people, monsters, and cups of sweet pear tea, was shown a watery grave when hunting Absolutists in the valleys of Chionthar.
Lightfoot halfling Bard Entertainer Brinna Brightsong's bawdy crooning was silenced by an Absolute bloodbutcher after a controversial performance in a Triel tavern.
High elf Cleric Acolyte Zenith, once an optimistic Evereskan Graycloak, journeyed to Faerun in search of a new sunrise. An Absolute warband proved his dour father right: Zenith was doomed!
Mephistopheles tiefling Druid Folk Hero Danton was a refined druid and rearer of peacocks - until he thought transforming into one would help him escape Absolutist marauders. He was wrong.
Wood half-elf Fighter Soldier Once a battle-worn veteran fighting for the Absolute, Varanna learnt that loyalty to the would-be god did not protect you from the murderous whims of jealous generals.
Githyanki Monk Outlander Sina'zith's monastic preferences marked her a misfit among her kin - as did the illithid tadpole an Absolutist forced into her mind. For this, the githyanki slew her as an aberration.
Half-orc Paladin Noble Kerz lived many years as a paladin and mercenary, years which took a hard toll on them. Befriending a group of pleasant ogres, they laid down their weapon and taught a rudimentary etiquette class, before the ogres were attacked one night, and Kerz once more took up their steel.
Seldarine drow Ranger Criminal Ver'yll spent his twilights scribbling odes to leafy canopies, bushels, and the merits of the noble hedgehog. When he refused to join the Absolute, its forces tore his forest and body apart.
Human Rogue Urchin Madalla's blindness was cured by another True Soul passing through her village - so they could watch it being burnt to the ground around them. Such was the price of refusing the Absolute.
High half-elf Sorcerer Guild Artisan Jacelyn was born a sorcerer, the seventh son of a seventh son. The agent of the Absolute that killed him knew this, and is rumored to have remarked, 'Probably should've left it at six.'
Duergar Warlock Charlatan Kree's penchant for killing folk with a mere whisper was prized in the Absolute's ranks, but the utter devotion to her patron was met with lethal disapproval.
Rock gnome Wizard Sage Sir Fuzzalump was much mocked among his playful kind for his dour demeanor and single-minded devotion to the magical investigation of cave moss. He claims not to have giggled in over a decade, and has never frolicked.

Races[edit | edit source]

Not all races and subraces are covered by hirelings, and therefore some races are only available with a custom character. Dragonborn is the only race not covered by hirelings out of the 11 playable races, and out of the 18 subraces those races have only 8 of them are covered. The races and subraces covered by hirelings are:

The races and subraces not covered by hirelings are:

Achievements[edit | edit source]


Recruit a hireling. You can befriend them or use them as cannon-fodder - we won't judge.

References[edit | edit source]