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|Justice of the Murder Tribunal
Orin (granddaughter, daughter)
Helena Anchev (daughter)
Sarevok Anchev is a legendary Bhaalspawn. He was the main antagonist of Baldur's Gate and a possible companion in Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal.
Backstory[edit | edit source]
Over a century ago, when Sarevok was a young boy, he was kidnapped by Bhaal's cultist to be sacrificed with other bhaalspawn children. He was saved from death by a group of Harpers, but unlike other children who were adopted, Sarevok was left behind.
He was living on the streets as an urchin until he was adopted by Richtar (who later adopted alias Rieltar Anchev), the Arm of the Iron Throne. Rieltar had his foster mother strangled in front of him, which had a great impact on the young boy's psyche.
Over time, he developed an interest in his bhaalspawn heritage and wanted to make a worthy sacrifice to Bhaal. To achieve this, he designed a plan to manipulate the Iron Throne into starting a war between Baldur's Gate and the nation of Amn.
He convinced his father that his plan would bring them immense wealth and influence. They sabotaged the iron ore production by Nashkel Mines and blamed it on Amn. When his sibling, another bhaalspawn -- Gorion's Ward (the main protagonist of the first Baldur's Gate games) -- learned of his plan, he killed the Iron Throne leaders, including Rieltar, and framed Gorion's Ward for it.
Terrified with the possibility of coming war, the people of Baldur's Gate nominated Sarevok as one of the new Grand Dukes of Baldur's Gate. During his coronation, Sarevok was confronted by his sibling and was exposed in front of Baldurian nobility. Having fled to the Undercity to the Temple of Bhaal they fought a final battle between the Ward's and Sarevok's respective groups which ended in Sarevok's defeat and death.
In death Sarevok lost his bhaalspawn divine spark. Some time later, Sarevok's essence manifested in the pocket plane of Bhaal's Throne of Blood. He offered Gorion's Ward vital information in exchange for a part of their divine soul so that he may live again. This time Sarevok traveled alongside his sibling as an ally.
Recent events[edit | edit source]
Eventually Sarevok returned to Baldur's Gate and started a new cult of Bhaal. He became a judge of the Murder Tribunal, assisted by echoes of Bhaal's other servants -- Illasera, Sendai, and Amelyssan.
Murder Tribunal[edit | edit source]
- See Impress the Murder Tribunal quest
The player can meet Sarevok in the Murder Tribunal, along with the Echo of Amelyssan, Echo of Sendai, and Echo of Illasera.
If the player wishes to Impress the Murder Tribunal, Sarevok states that there is no better mirror in which to see the true nature of a killer than his victim. Thus, he summons the image of one of the murder victims. The spectre cannot speak, as the murderer stole its voice. Thus, the party must speak for it. Sarevok asks how the pitiful creature was slain.
If the soul was actually slain by the party, then no deception checks are needed. Choosing the first two options or the last option make Sarevok and the echoes hostile. Otherwise, Sarevok leads the party to the Dread Lord's Abattoir, for the next challenge. Inside the abattoir is the hollyphant investigator, Valeria. The party must choose to kill Valeria, becoming an unholy assassin of Bhaal, or slay Sarevok.
An additional scene plays if either Minsc or Jaheira is in the party during the tribunal. Sarevok instantly recognizes them and declares them traitors. The party can respond by stating they are sacrifices offered up to Bhaal and kill them, or go through Intimidation or Performance checks to having Jaheira/Minsc kneel before the Tribunal. Doing the latter satisfies Sarevok enough to allow the Tribunal to continue and both Minsc and Jaheira can be baptised as unholy assassins.
Notable loot[edit | edit source]
Related quests[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Sarevok as an ally