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A collection of Shadowheart's remarks and overhead conversations with other characters.

Remarks[edit | edit source]

Selected[edit | edit source]

  • What's next, I wonder?
  • My faith will guide me.
  • Wits and blades, always sharp.
  • I am ready.
  • I wonder what the next move is.
  • There is work to do.
  • Whatever comes, I'm ready.
  • Can't afford to stay idle.
  • What's next?
  • There's no time to waste.
  • I'm ready. Whatever it takes.
  • What am I to do?
  • My faith protects me.
  • Let's get on with it.
  • Hmm.
  • A long way to go still.
  • No time to dally.

Selected (in combat)[edit | edit source]

  • Can't give up. Not now.
  • My faith will protect me.
  • What should I do?
  • Darkness protect me.
  • Need to stay focused.
  • What's the plan?
  • I'm ready.
  • Can't afford to let up.
  • Got to keep fighting.
  • Talk to me.
  • Got to focus.
  • Can't give up.
  • Need to act fast.
  • Let's finish this.
  • Dark Lady, help me strike true.
  • Got to concentrate.
  • Ready.
  • Let's end this.

Selected (sneaking)[edit | edit source]

  • Ready, unseen.
  • Secrecy above all.
  • Cloak and dagger, my favourite.
  • I am ready.
  • Can't afford to stay idle.
  • I can't afford to fail.
  • I have to survive this.
  • Can't afford any mistakes.
  • There is work to do.
  • Whatever comes, I'm ready.
  • My faith protects me.
  • Darkness guide me.
  • What comes now?
  • I need to concentrate.
  • The mission has to come first.
  • What's next, I wonder?
  • Need to keep focused.

Selection spam[edit | edit source]

  • I wonder how I'll feel when I remember everything.
  • Strange. I've had more freedom this past while than my whole life...
  • Have to keep focused. Can't afford to get attached - to anyone.
  • If I succeed, maybe I'll be allowed a pet... ugh, stop being silly.

Moving[edit | edit source]

  • I must keep going.
  • Onward, in Her name.
  • Onward, in Shar's name.
  • On I go.
  • Onward.
  • No time to waste.
  • This way.
  • Got to press on.
  • Let's try this way.
  • Need to keep going.
  • Onward, then.
  • Got to keep moving.
  • No time for dallying.
  • Onward, ever onward.
  • I'll take this way.
  • Have to keep pushing.
  • I'll go this way.

Moving (in combat)[edit | edit source]

  • Onward.
  • On the move.
  • Got to press on.
  • On I go.
  • Moving.
  • Heading there.
  • Have to keep going.
  • On my way.
  • Got to move.

Moving (sneaking)[edit | edit source]

  • Darkness cloak me.
  • Quiet as a shadow.
  • Onward.
  • Need to press onward.
  • I see a way.
  • Off I go.
  • Hmm.
  • Need to tread softly.
  • Best step softly.
  • No time to dally.
  • Better tread carefully.

Hiding[edit | edit source]

  • None shall see me.
  • Perfectly hidden.
  • Shar conceals me.
  • Unnoticed. Good.
  • Unseen. Perfect.
  • Darkness cloak me.
  • Calm and quiet, that's the way.
  • Unseen, as I was taught.
  • Keep low and quiet.
  • Quiet as a mouse.
  • Have to keep low.
  • Mustn't let anyone see.

Hiding (in combat)[edit | edit source]

  • Better hide.
  • Need to stay hidden.
  • Better avoid unfriendly eyes.
  • Hidden - for now.
  • Better to hide than fight, sometimes.
  • Can't attack what can't be seen.
  • Unnoticed - good.
  • Not the bravest strategy, I'll admit.
  • Need to keep out of sight.
  • Come find me, if you dare...
  • No need to fight fair.
  • Mustn't be seen.

At low health[edit | edit source]

  • A little help, please?
  • I'm not going to last much longer...
  • Fading fast. I need healing.

Attacked by party member[edit | edit source]

  • Stop that!
  • Watch it, oaf!
  • We're on the same side, last time I checked!
  • Did you do that on purpose?!

Can't fit in a small hole[edit | edit source]

  • I don't think I'll fit through there...

Can't fit in a tiny hole[edit | edit source]

  • No chance I'll fit through that.

Can't use an item[edit | edit source]

  • Can't use this right now.
  • Maybe not the right time.
  • I'll have to try this later.
  • No use. Not right now, at least.

Can't use an item while in combat[edit | edit source]

  • Not the right moment.
  • Not exactly an opportune moment.
  • Can't use this right now.
  • Better finish the fight first.

Finding a locked item[edit | edit source]

  • Locked. Better take a look around.
  • Won't open. Perhaps there's something nearby that can help.
  • No use. There must be a way to get this open nearby...
  • Locked tight. Better look for the means to get this open.

Picking a lock[edit | edit source]

  • Let's see what my touch can do.
  • A lock? How tempting.
  • I love the sound of lockpicking.
  • Let's get this lock to yield.
  • Let's pop you open, shall we?
  • Let's get this thing open.
  • What are you hiding?

Looking at a globe[edit | edit source]

  • So many places. It'd take more than a lifetime to visit them all.

Looking at an astrolabe[edit | edit source]

  • So many worlds out there. You'd need a thousand lifetimes to see them all - more.

Looking into a mirror[edit | edit source]

  • Better stop gazing at myself before someone accuses me of vanity...
  • Not bad, all things considered.
  • I've looked worse. But I've definitely looked better.

Looking into a telescope[edit | edit source]

  • Useful for spying threats from afar, I suppose.

Succeeded Perception roll (trap)[edit | edit source]

  • A trap.
  • Best avoid that trap.
  • Looks like a trap there.

Succeeded Investigation roll[edit | edit source]

  • Hmm. What do we have here?
  • I wonder how long this went overlooked?
  • Something's here. Almost missed it.
  • What's this?
  • Hidden away - but not hidden well enough.

Succeeded Investigation roll (trap)[edit | edit source]

  • Looks like a trap. Best tread carefully.
  • A trap. Better give it a wide berth.
  • A trap. Better watch my step.

Identified a mimic[edit | edit source]

  • A shapeshifter, lying in wait. It won't get the drop on me.

Surprised by mimic[edit | edit source]

  • Bloody mimics. More fool me for taking things at face value.
  • Hells, you can't trust anything, can you?

After a short rest[edit | edit source]

  • I can keep going a little longer, now.
  • That helped.
  • A welcome rest.
  • Just a brief respite.

Wanting to long rest[edit | edit source]

  • Time to pack it in for the day, I think.
  • Better make camp soon. Might be a while before there's another chance to rest.
  • Should get some rest - I need to keep sharp.

Opening an empty crate[edit | edit source]

  • Thoroughly pilfered already.
  • All cleared out.
  • Nothing.
  • An empty box. If I were a cat, this would be a great find.

First time seeing a wolf[edit | edit source]

  • Oh, no. I hate wolves.
  • (Failing a Saving Throw against a wolf) Keep away from me!

Throwing Scratch's ball after he is dismissed[edit | edit source]

  • Still too soon. Scratch is dreaming of balls and buried bones, no doubt.
  • Lazy mutt... no, I shouldn't say that. He's a good boy.
  • Poor thing. He must still be tired.
  • It's too soon - Scratch needs his rest.

Throwing Scratch's ball after his death[edit | edit source]

  • I need to stop doing this to myself...
  • I didn't do this enough, when I had the chance.
  • I hope Scratch has a new ball to play with, wherever he is...
  • It's silly... part of me felt like Scratch might still show up for his ball.

Player character sits on the stool by her tent[edit | edit source]

Responses will vary based on Shadowheart's approval and relationship status with the player character.

  • Very Low / Low / Neutral
    • I don't recall inviting you over.
    • There's plenty of space at camp - no need to crowd me.
    • Did you want something...?
  • Medium / High / Very High / Exceptional
    • I'm glad you decided to join me.
    • You should come over more often.
    • You grace my stool? I'm honoured.
    • Take the weight off. You've earned it.
  • Romanced / Dating
    • I was hoping you'd come by.
    • Always a pleasure.
    • It's been too long.
    • People will start talking, with all the time we spend together...
  • Partnered
    • Aren't you a sight for sore eyes?
    • Tired, love?
    • I do enjoy our little sits together.
    • Yes, you sit right there and let me drink in the sight of you.

Location Remarks[edit | edit source]

Act One[edit | edit source]

Wilderness[edit | edit source]

  • (Finding Lae'Zel caged by Tieflings) "A githyanki. She ought to be killed, here and now."
  • (Finding the dead goblins by the nautiloid) "Dead goblins over there. Worth checking for supplies maybe."
Bashing on the Chapel Door on the Ravaged Beach[edit | edit source]
  • "They can't hold forever. Come on!"
  • "Blessed Mother, smite the obstacles in my path."
  • "Bloody doors!"
  • "Why?! Why won't you just open?!"
Chapel[edit | edit source]
  • (The skeletons reanimate) "Let them come. The darkness can be to our advantage."
  • (After skeletons have been defeated) "Fools. Rising from the dead just to protect some dusty old baubles."

Emerald Grove[edit | edit source]

  • (Offered Wyvern Poison by Nettie) "Wyvern poison. Never tried it, and I hope to keep it that way."
    • Player: (remark)
    • Shadowheart: Better than ceremorphosis, at least. Hold onto it.

Harpy Nest[edit | edit source]

  • "Is that... singing? It's beautiful."

Blighted Village[edit | edit source]

  • (Upon finding the abandoned hopscotch game) "Looks familiar... did I play this once? Long ago...?"
  • (Picking up the Old Schoolbook) "Someone's diary. Might explain what happened here."
  • (Picking up the Selunite Necklace) "Moon witch rubbish. How much time did some dimwitted artisan waste on that?"

The Risen Road[edit | edit source]

  • (The skeleton couple under the broken bridge leading to the road) "It's been a while since these two breathed their last."

Goblin Camp[edit | edit source]

  • (Approaching the Waypoint) "Selûne's markings... she was worshipped here, once. Her patronage couldn't spare this place from goblins, clearly. Heh."
  • (Approaching the statues near the Waypoint) "A disgusting waste of stonecraft."

Owlbear Nest[edit | edit source]

  • (Picking up the Selûnite Rite) "Selûnite coming-of-age rites? Barbaric nonsense."
  • (Reading Selûnite Prayer Sheet) "A Selûnite prayer. Marked with the same symbol as the chest. I'll have to sully my tongue and recite it."

Abandoned Refuge

  • (Picking up Dark Justiciar Mail) "Fallen Dark Justiciars. Halsin said they once had a stronghold down here..."
  • (Entering the Kitchen)
    • (Succeed a Religion Check) "To break bread in Shar's name, then spill blood in her name. A sacred rite."
    • (Fail a Religion Check) "This wasn't just a feast. More like a ritual... so familiar somehow."
  • (Reading the Sharran's Journal in the Contemplation Chamber) "Tried to hide from the merregons. Not that it helped."
  • (Picking up the Engraved Pin from the Executed Drow nearest to the docks) "Interesting bauble, but I don't recognise the symbol."

Act Two[edit | edit source]

Last Light Inn[edit | edit source]

  • (Succeeding an Insight Check near the Strange Ox) "I've definitely seen that ox before. It has the same strange look in its eye."
  • (Reading Selûnite Prayer Book) "Moonlight, guidance, tides... how fascinating. Consider me converted, Selûne."
  • (After Halsin enters the Shadow Crossing) "He's gone. The Shadowfell holds him now - unless he can find his way back."
  • (Approaching the Hidden Body and Open Graves) "Hastily buried - but at least they were buried, I suppose."
  • (Moving the Rubble on the Hidden Body)
    • (If Shadowheart doesn't have enough Strength) "Too heavy. Whatever Marcus hid away, looks like it's staying a secret."
    • (If Shadowheart has enough Strength) "A dead Flaming Fist - buried by Marcus?"

Last Light Inn - Cellar[edit | edit source]

  • (Entering combat with the Meenlocks)
    • (Succeeding an Arcana check) "Meenlocks. Easily blinded by light - I need a torch or something."
    • (Failing an Arcana check) "What the hells is that? More claws than a sack of feral cats."
  • (Approaching the Selûnite shrine) "A Selûnite shrine, hidden away."
  • (Picking up the Idol of Selûne) "Good craftsmanship wasted on Selûne. Maybe it can be repurposed somehow."

Shadow-Cursed Lands[edit | edit source]

  • (After encountering a pixie) "We do get to see some interesting things. Almost makes the mortal peril worth it. Almost."
  • (After smashing the lantern to release the pixie, Dolly Dolly Dolly) "She's an angry little thing. Sort of adorable, really."
  • (Succeeding an Investigation Check by the dead tieflings) "Looks like they lost a fight."
  • (Finding the Absolute's army/camp at X:-282, Y:9 ) "All those campfires - enough for an army. The Absolute's army."

Ruined Battlefield[edit | edit source]

  • (Approaching the Shadowed Battlefield) "The shadows have upended the ground itself. Such power..."
  • (Discovering Kar'niss and the goblins' cages, after having already encountered them)
    • (If Shadowheart is the only one in the party)
      • Shadowheart: The drider's caravan came from here, I'll wager.
      • Shadowheart: Seems they've herded their last prisoner.
    • (If the player starts the conversation)
      • Player: (remark)
      • Shadowheart: They won't be herding any more prisoners from here, thanks to us.
    • (If Shadowheart starts the conversation)
      • Shadowheart: The drider's caravan came from here, I'll wager.
      • Player: (remark)
  • (Approaching the dead Ox)
    • (Succeeding Investigation Check) "Looks like it gored one of its attackers, before it died."
    • (Failing Investigation Check) "Poor creature. It must have been terrified."

Reithwin Tollhouse[edit | edit source]

  • (Opening Thayan Shipment Box) "From Thay. Whoever looted this must've been in a hurry - they missed a gem."
  • (Opening Cormyte Shipment Box) "Silks from Cormyr - already ransacked. Pity."
  • (Opening Dale Shipment Trunk) "Dalelands cheese. Very mature - ugh."
  • (Trying to open the blocked Double Doors) "Blocked from the other side."
  • (Picking up the Selûnite Prayer Book in the Seized Inventory room) "A Selûne prayer book. Hmm, well she didn't answer any prayers from this place."
  • (Interacting with Dog Collar Pile) "'Rascal.'? 'Jagoda.'? These belonged to somebody's pets - former pets, judging by the dried blood."

The Waning Moon[edit | edit source]

  • (Reading Message Board outside The Waning Moon) "Missing pets - Zola, Rascal... Wait. Those are the names from those collars. Those blood-stained collars. Gods..."
  • (Approaching the main entrance)
    • (If Shadowheart is the only one in the party)
      • Shadowheart: Looks like a distillery. I could use a drink after wandering this place...
    • (If player starts the conversation)
      • Player: (remark)
      • Shadowheart: I could use a drink after wandering these ruins.
    • (If Shadowheart starts the conversation)
      • Shadowheart: Looks like this used to be a distillery.
      • Player: (remark)
    • (Inspecting Barrels of Skeletal Remains) "I suppose there's worse things to drown in."

Moonrise Towers[edit | edit source]

  • Main Floor
    • (Returning to camp after receiving Decide Minthara's Fate) "Perhaps we should consider helping Minthara. She may be a useful person to owe us a favour."
    • (Player sits in Ketheric Thorm's Stone Throne) "Hmm, I'm not sure it suits you - but that's probably a good thing."
    • (Succeeding a Perception Check on Mucus) "Something's dripping from the rafters. Not sure I want to look up."
  • First Floor
    • (Reading Balthazar's Research Notes)
      • (If Shadowheart is the only one in the party)
        • Shadowheart: This 'Nightsong' sounds like the source of Ketheric Thorm's invulnerability. But perhaps it could be turned against him.
      • (If player starts conversation)
        • Player: (remark)
        • Shadowheart: That name... not the first thing you'd think to call an artefact of the Absolute.
        • (Other party members will chime in)
      • (If Shadowheart starts conversation)
        • Shadowheart: This 'Nightsong' sounds like the source of Ketheric Thorm's invulnerability.
        • Player: (remark)
        • (Other party members will chime in)

Oubliette[edit | edit source]

  • (Landing in the Oubliette) "So much blood. I'm almost dizzy with the smell of it."
  • (Hearing Chop in the Mind Flayer Colony) "Looks like there's something through there. Can't reach it from here, though."
  • (Approaching the Hook Horrors) "A hook horror, by the sounds of it."
  • (Exiting Oubliette) "Ugh, I need a bath. Or several."

Reithwin Graveyard[edit | edit source]

  • (Succeeding a Religion check on a Grave Marker)
    • "Makeshift Selûnite graves. They must have fallen in the fight against the Sharrans, all that time ago."
    • "Makeshift Selûnite graves. They picked the wrong fight, and lost."
  • (Failing a Religion check on a Grave Marker) "Makeshift graves. Whoever laid these people to rest was in quite a hurry."

Grand Mausoleum[edit | edit source]

  • (Discovering the Grand Mausoleum waypoint) "All these Dark Justiciars, slain in battle... they must have had a stronghold nearby, or a temple."
  • (Approaching the entrance to the Grand Mausoleum) "Sigils... attempts to restrain Lady Shar's power, perhaps. Failed attempts."
  • (Reading Temple Map) "This map shows a temple of Shar... and something dangerous lurking within."
  • (Approaching West Wing) "All these bones. Seems there's been a graverobber at work here, and an artful one at that."
  • (Approaching East Wing)
    • (Succeeded Religion Check) "That's Myrkul's symbol. I suppose a mausoleum's a fitting place for the Lord of the Dead."
    • (Failed Religion Check) "Eye-catching insignia. Not sure what it means though."
  • (Approaching North Wing) "An open tomb. Something tells me this wasn't plundered by graverobbers."
  • (Approaching Isobel's sarcophagus)
    • (If Shadowheart's Sharran worship is known to the player) "There's more to this place, I'm sure of it. Lady Shar's presence is near..."
    • (If Shadowheart's Sharran worship is not known to the player) "There's more to this place, I can feel it, something is near..." [Needs Verification]
  • (Inspecting Plaque on Isobel's sarcophagus) "Isobel's not-so-final resting place. Ketheric Thorm has a problem with letting things die."
  • (Stepping on Marble Plate) "I thought my luck had run out for a moment. Trap must be disarmed."
  • (Looking at "General" mural) "Ketheric Thorm leading a Dark Justiciar army. He fully embraced Shar."
  • (Looking at "Moonrise Towers" mural) "Moonrise Towers. It must have been quite a sight in its heyday."
  • (Looking at "Grief" mural) "Ketheric Thorm. Looks like he's mourning his daughter."
  • (Approaching Traversal Gem after opening door to Gauntlet of Shar)
    • (If Shadowheart is the only one in the party)
      • Shadowheart: This must be it. This must lead to where the Dark Justiciars came from.
    • (Otherwise, Shadowheart will always start the conversation if she is not the sole party member)
      • Shadowheart: That disc must be the way forward.
      • Player: (remark)

Gauntlet of Shar[edit | edit source]

  • (Entering Gauntlet of Shar) "The Gauntlet of Shar, before my very eyes... the Dark Lady guided me here. She wanted me to find this place."
  • (Approaching Statue of Shar) "That voice... is that Lady Shar...?"
  • (Walking into runic circle around statue) "Repulsed again... but that glowing ring I saw may show the way."
  • (Walking past statue) "The Dark Lady's path lies in Darkness. Perhaps that is how I can proceed."
  • (Approaching rats near Altar to Shar) "Even the rats have the good sense to pay homage to Lady Shar."
  • (Passing statue at trial hall entrance)
    • Statue of Shar: Nothing of value comes easy. Overcome my trials, and win my embrace.
    • Shadowheart: I shall prove myself worthy, Lady Shar.
  • (Walking towards The Gauntlet of Shar)
    • Shadowheart: Countless initiates walked these halls once, seeking to become Dark Justiciars.
    • Shadowheart: I will follow in their path. I will succeed.
  • (Starting Soft-Step Trial) "Lady Shar values those that can remain unseen and can still obtain what they want. Stealth is a virtue derived from her very essence."
  • (Failing Soft-Step trial) "Blast it. Got to try again - and not be seen this time."
  • (Starting Self-Same Trial) "The Dark Lady teaches us that we are our own worst enemy, much of the time. Her embrace will elude us until we shed that which holds us back."
  • (Starting Faith-Leap Trial) "The Dark Justiciars were said to be sure of foot in even the darkest recesses of Lady Shar's embrace. I must remember where to step, and have faith that she will guide me."
  • (Picking up the Spear of Night) "This is no ordinary spear... it may be important. Best keep it close."
  • (Looking at Hanging Corpse) "There's a grim sort of artistry in how these remains are laid out. Someone has a creative streak..."
  • (Seeing Pedestal of Reckoning) "Lady Shar... so many must have toiled to make a visage so grand. It's beautiful..."
  • (Acquiring last Umbral Gem) "That's the last one. The inner sanctum is within reach now."
  • (Approaching the broken Mirror of Loss) "This mirror... it's so familiar. I've stood before one like it before. Felt its magic. What did it do...?"

Mind Flayer Colony[edit | edit source]

  • (Passing Intellect Devourers) "They're not attacking - perhaps they think we're the same as them."
  • (Entering Morgue) "Smells like blood and tears. This place saw a lot of suffering."
  • (Approaching Resonance Stone in Necrotic Laboratory) "Strange, I almost feel like I've just, um... I feel good."
  • (Walking away from Resonance Stone) "Oh, well that didn't last long."
  • (Reading Rune Slate)
    • (Succeeding Arcana Check) "Mind flayer script - and it makes sense. Must be the tadpole acting as translator."
    • (Failing Arcana Check) "This language is just gibberish... and yet strangely familiar also?"
  • (Inspecting Brine Pool in Tadpoling Centre)
    • (Succeeding Perception Check) "An empty brine pool. But then where are the tadpoles...?"
    • (Failing Perception Check) "A brine pool. Empty, thankfully."

Act Three[edit | edit source]

Wyrm's Crossing[edit | edit source]

  • (Approaching Rivington)
    • Shadowheart: The city is close now - my former peers will be watching, no doubt. Waiting for my return.
    • Shadowheart: We should do what we can to find them - what they know could help us.

Circus of the Last Days[edit | edit source]

  • (Inspecting Worthless Treasure Crates)
    • Shadowheart: Nothing but rubbish.
    • Shadowheart: This is fake.

Lower City[edit | edit source]

  • (Passing graffiti on the side of Elerrathin's Home) "That graffiti... it almost looks like it was done in my hand. Did I do this?"

Graveyard (Lower City)[edit | edit source]

  • (Interacting with Allistar Marnley's Grave) "Odd... I can't help but feel a twinge of sorrow at this grave. But why? Who is this?"
    • (Placing a Night Orchid at Allistar Marnley's Grave) "My favourite. A kind touch, thank you."

Wyrmway[edit | edit source]

  • (Passing History Check on Mural at the main entrance)
    • (Left mural) "An elf sailor with a bronze dragon. They look positively cosy together."
    • (Middle mural) "Balduran and his scaly friend admiring the city they created."
    • (Right mural) "Balduran sets sail while the dragon keeps vigil over the city."
  • (Chamber of Insight)
    • (Failing Sleight of Hand Check on flying books) "Blasted little thing slipped my grasp..."

Cloister of Sombre Embrace[edit | edit source]

  • Sharran
    • (Entering Infiltration Training) "All these disguises...we were taught that Lady Shar's warriors had to be able to hide in plain sight, wherever we went... I think this was my favourite part - losing myself in here. Being someone else, even just for a while."
    • (Entering Interrogation Training) "I learned how to inflict pain here, for Lady Shar. I can't remember the faces...but I think I can still hear the screams. A disquietening place...but you must inflict pain in order to end pain. Lady Shar's embrace can soothe all mortal torments."
    • (Approaching the main chamber) "The Mother Superior raised all of this from nothing, in secret. It took years. Soon it'll be mine. And with Lady Shar's blessing, it will become even greater."
    • (Entering the Night Orchid Cave) "My old haunt. Strange...I don't remember it, but its comforting to be here."
    • (Opening Jewellery Box) "Mother Superior's jewels - a gift from the queen of Suldanessellar... I suppose they're mine now. Curious. I could never tell if she was proud of them or not."
    • (Picking up Shar Headwear) "A Dark Justiciar helm. I wanted one of my own so badly...and the Mother Superior would always deny me."
    • (Entering Chamber of Loss) "Prisoners...? Is this my final task for Lady Shar?"
  • Non-Sharran
    • (Entering the Cloister of Sombre Embrace) "I remember this place now. A whole stolen childhood, spent in these halls. The Mother Superior must be close. Soon this will all be over."
    • (Entering Infiltration Training) "A cunning disguise can serve a warrior of the Dark Lady better than any armour. That's what they always told us. I think this was my favourite part - putting these on, pretending to be someone else. I suppose that's been my whole life."
      • (Passing 0-1 of 4 History Checks on an Outfit) "Strange. I thought for a moment I remembered these mannequins... But no."
      • (Passing 2-3 of 4 History Checks on an Outfit) "I don't think I ever wore this one. Shame - the colour might have suited me."
    • (Entering Interrogation Training) "I... I think I might have hurt people in here. Learned how to break their bodies, their spirits... Quiet in here now. But it wasn't always so. Screams rang off these walls. I swear I can almost hear them."
      • (Torture Rack) "How many people did I help break upon this thing...?"
      • (Torture Bench) "There's so much I can't remember, yet I picked up these implements... I'd know exactly what to do."
    • (Entering the Night Orchid Cave) "A little hideaway... why does this place seem so familiar?"
    • (Removing the black diamond from the altar) "The disc rose up... after I moved something on the altar?"
    • (Patriar's Loss) 'Only a Patriar's Loss can open this door.' If there's anything this city's nobility would hate to lose, it's their wealth."
    • (Reading the Interrogation Log in the Dormitory) "Githyanki. Research into the hunt for the Astral Prism, I'll wager."
    • (Opening Jewellery Box) "These jewels... why do I remember these, of all things? A gift from Suldanssellar, Mother Superior said. Curious. I could never quite tell if she was proud of them or not."
    • (Picking up Shar Headwear) "A Dark Justiciar helm. I wanted one of my own so badly... hard to imagine, now."
    • (Entering Chamber of Loss) "I... I see them. I see my parents. Gods... what's been done to them?"
  • (Bookshelves in the Dormitory) "These are all about me...forty years of my life, documented like I was some sort of specimen."

House of Hope[edit | edit source]

  • Outer Portals
    • (Looking at Portal to Athkatla) "This leads to Athkatla. Perhaps I'll see it for myself, some day."
    • (Looking at Portal to Neverwinter) "Raphael has a portal to Neverwinter. Imagine what tricks he must get up to there."
    • (Looking at Portal to Waterdeep) "A passageway to Waterdeep. The Mother Superior used to talk about this place."
    • (Looking at Portal to Mephistar) "A portal to Mephistar? I think I've had my fill of devilish strongholds, if it's all the same..."
    • (Looking at Portal to Luskan) "Luskan? Can't say I know much about the place."
    • (Looking at Portal to Menzoberranzan) "This leads to Menzoberranzan. The drow city must be quite a sight..."
    • (Looking at Portal to Baldur's Gate) "The way back to Baldur's Gate. Raphael will be returning through here before long..."

Party Banter[edit | edit source]

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  • Astarion: So, you and Lae'zel? Seems tense.
  • Shadowheart: Please, don't remind me. But keep your guard up with her.
  • Astarion: Noted.

  • Astarion: So, do you have loves waiting for you once this is all over?
  • Gale: You know what - that is not the easiest of questions for me to answer.
  • Shadowheart: You mean just waiting, like a lovesick puppy? Short-term amusements are much less hassle.

  • Shadowheart: Do you have someone waiting for you in Baldur's Gate, Astarion? A sweetheart perhaps?

(If it is not known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Astarion: Not one in particular. The city is a veritable feast of sweethearts.
  • Shadowheart: You must be eager to get back then. Slimmer pickings out in this wilderness.

(If it is known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Astarion: No sweethearts, no. I prefer them savoury.
  • Shadowheart: This is what I get for trying to strike up conversation.

  • Astarion: Shadowheart. Such a grim name for such a beautiful flower.

(If it is not known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Shadowheart: I heard you mumbling that line to yourself earlier - it needs more work.
  • Lae'zel: Fortunate for his tongue he didn't say it to me.

(If it is known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Shadowheart: Could you not stare so blatantly at my neck when you say that please?
  • Lae'zel: Oh, but do keep calling her 'flower'. She'll love that.

  • Astarion: Goblins are such vile little parasites.

(If it is not known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Shadowheart: Not the vilest any of us have seen of late, unfortunately.

(If it is known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Shadowheart: Given your own nature, are you really the one to judge?

  • Shadowheart: You know what I really miss about Baldur's Gate? The food. Freshest fish I've ever had.
  • Astarion: I don't care for fish. Red meat - now that's a different matter. Rare as can be... dripping.
  • Shadowheart: Well unless we find a cure you won't have any teeth to chew it with soon enough.

(If it is known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Shadowheart: So, Astarion. Which of us would you rather feed on? If you had free rein?
  • Astarion: Ah! Wyll. No question. He's strong, fast, and righteous. I'm salivating already.
  • Shadowheart: Hmm... interesting.
  • Astarion: You sound disappointed. I'll bite you if you ask.
  • Shadowheart: I'm sure you would. Don't sound so eager.

(If it is known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Shadowheart: So. A vampire spawn and a monster hunter in the same group. We're not going to have trouble, are we?
  • Astarion: Excuse me? Since this tadpole, I'm barely a monster at all.
  • Astarion: I just want to survive, same as you.
  • Wyll: I don't see a problem, as long as mister fang there keeps his appetite in check.

(At Sunlit Wetlands)

  • Shadowheart: Ugh, I hate swamps. The place reeks - probably full of bloodsuckers as well.

(If Astarion has tried to bite Shadowheart)

  • Astarion: I can't blame them. You're delicious.
  • Shadowheart: If that was an attempt at flirting, I should let you know I prefer the strong, silent type.

(If it is known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Astarion: Shadowheart! You wound me.

(If it is not known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Astarion: Probably.

(In the Underdark)

  • Shadowheart: Such depth to the shadows... I don't care what others say about the Underdark - it's beautiful down here.

(If it is not known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Astarion: I've spent long enough in the dark. It gets old.

(If it is known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Astarion: I'm used to a crypt's gloom. This is something else.

(Near Rosymorn Monastery)

  • Shadowheart: I didn't exactly dress for hiking mountains. Shame we couldn't procure some pack mules, or horses.
  • Astarion: Horses? Perish the thought - those ill-tempered beasts are prone to biting.
  • Shadowheart: Well, so are you, but we keep you around, don't we?
  • Astarion: And I'm not offering any rides, if that's what you're thinking.

(At Shadow-Cursed Lands Forest)

  • Astarion: These woods feel unsettling - like they're dangling on the edge between life and death.
  • Shadowheart: Isn't that how you feel all the time, Astarion? I thought you'd find it comforting.
  • Astarion: Funny. Very funny.

(At Ruined Battlefield)

  • Shadowheart: Imagine what this place was like, on the day of the battle. The ground must have been covered with the dead...
  • Astarion: A tragedy - just think of all that wasted blood.
  • Shadowheart: You wouldn't actually feed in the wake of a battle, would you? You're not a vulture.
  • Astarion: Oh, I don't know. I've fed on things that would disgust most vultures.

(At Last Light Inn, if it's protected)

  • Astarion: Gods, whoever thought I'd be happy to see the Flaming Fist?
  • Astarion: Being in a land of cursed, angry shadows, you start to see things in a new light.
  • Shadowheart: Admit it - you're just glad to see some potential meals walking about after all those bloodless shadows.

(At Reithwin Tollhouse)

  • Shadowheart: I have to ask, Astarion. Do people taste different from one another, when you feed?
  • Astarion: It all depends. A clean neck certainly helps.
  • Shadowheart: Come on, you know I'm talking about their blood.
  • Astarion: Of course, there are different vintages. Young noble is wonderful if you can get it, but crone has its charms too.

(At House of Healing)

  • Astarion: It's a long time since I was in a house of healing. Gods, it's depressing.
  • Shadowheart: I suppose you don't have much use for hospitals... unless you're seeking to steal their blood stock.
  • Astarion: True, although I don't heal as fast as I used to. The one downside to the tadpole, I suppose.
  • Shadowheart: The one downside? I think you might have stopped the count too soon...

(At Gauntlet of Shar)

  • Astarion: I do like it down here. It's nice. Homey.

(If it is known that Shadowheart is a follower of Shar)

  • Shadowheart: This temple is positively dripping with power and dark beauty - is homey truly the first word that springs to mind?

(If it is not known that Shadowheart is a follower of Shar)

  • Shadowheart: This is a dedication to my goddess' power and dark beauty. Homey is not the first word that comes to mind.

(At Gauntlet of Shar)

  • Shadowheart: You're uncharacteristically quiet, Astarion. Awed into silence?
  • Astarion: Awed? By this? Please - size isn't everything. At least when it comes to temples.
  • Shadowheart: Well what would impress you, then?
  • Astarion: Oh, I don't know, but a little more colour wouldn't hurt. All the black and purple just makes me think of bruises...

(At Moonrise Towers)

  • Shadowheart: This must have been quite a place, in its heyday. Could you ever picture yourself living here, Astarion? You know, assuming the riff-raff were cleared out?
  • Astarion: Tempting, but it's not really for me.
  • Shadowheart: Really? Even with all these chambers, and the commanding views? You could live like a lord.
  • Astarion: But I'd have to climb so many stairs. Anyway, I already have my eye on a palace in Baldur's Gate.

(At the entrance to the Guildhall)

  • Astarion: What a delightfully secluded alley. I would have been in my element here, once.
  • Shadowheart: But you consort with a better class of people now, right?
  • Astarion: A different class of person. And a different type of consorting.
  • Shadowheart: Let's just stop this conversation right here, shall we?

(At Guildhall)

  • Astarion: Well, well. The fabled haunt of Nine-Fingers Keene.
  • Shadowheart: Never visited before? I thought you got around.
  • Astarion: I always steered clear. If Guild members started disappearing, people would start asking questions. And Cazador hated questions.
  • Shadowheart: Understandable, when the answer is invariably 'the silver-haired one ate them'.

(At Philgrave's Mansion)

  • Shadowheart: A distinct whiff of undeath to this place... though curious, I can't say I've ever noticed the same about you, Astarion.
  • Astarion: My 'whiff' is very faint, thank you - nothing a little bergamot, rosemary, and a hint of aged brandy can't hide.
  • Astarion: It's the perfect olfactory disguise for a corpse. Honestly, I missed my calling as a perfumer.
  • Shadowheart: You've clearly thought this through a great deal. I'm impressed and appalled in equal measure.

(At The Counting House)

  • Shadowheart: I don't suppose you really have much use for gold, do you, Astarion?
  • Astarion: It's not required, but it is nice to have. It buys any number of ways to keep life interesting.
  • Shadowheart: Go on then, coyness isn't in your nature. What would you do with unlimited funds?
  • Astarion: Let's just say blood tastes better from a gold goblet, and silk bedsheets improve any night-time activity.

(At Szarr Palace)

  • Shadowheart: So, Astarion. Vampire dens - what should I expect?
  • Astarion: Vampires would be a safe bet.
  • Shadowheart: Hilarious. You belong on stage - perhaps the bloodstained sort, with a hooded man standing by, axe in hand.
  • Astarion: So long as there's a cheering crowd. As for vampire dens, I'd brace your nose. They can be very... organic.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart; after act 1 romance scene)

  • Shadowheart: Do vampires actually usually drink blood out of goblets like in the storybooks? Doesn't seem very fresh.
  • Astarion: Straight from the neck is preferred, but goblets are used in mortal company. They save on awkwardness.
  • Astarion: We could share a drink some night, if you're curious. A nice red wine in your goblet, of course.
  • Shadowheart: Very kind of you, but I'm saving my best bottle for someone already.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart; after act 2 romance scene)

  • Shadowheart: Living without sunlight isn't so bad, Astarion. Where I came from, we would often work exclusively under cover of darkness.
  • Astarion: Yes, but you chose darkness. I was cast into it.
  • Astarion: The sun was banished from my life - forbidden. And we all lust after the forbidden, don't we?

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart; after act 3 romance scene)

  • Shadowheart: I'm probably more at home in the water than you now, Astarion.
  • Astarion: Probably. Although I am two hundred years out of practice. Running water is no place for vampires.
  • Astarion: But perhaps I'll join you for a dip once everything is done. Then we could see who's best.

(If the player is romancing Astarion; after act 1 romance scene)

  • Shadowheart: I can't quite believe you've been a pick-up artist all these years, Astarion.
  • Shadowheart: Most of the things you say still sound like you're in a two-copper paperback read by little girls.
  • Astarion: I sound like a charming rake, you mean? The hero everyone fawns over?
  • Astarion: Well, if the doublet fits...

(If the player is romancing Astarion, and Astarion became an ascendant)

(Note: pronouns change depending on player's gender)

  • Shadowheart: Something has changed about our friend, hasn't it? But I can't quite put my finger on it.
  • Astarion: They're a vampire.
  • Shadowheart: This hungry look in their eyes... The haunted complexion... What could it mean?
  • Astarion: They're a vampire.

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  • Shadowheart: You seem to know a good deal about our condition, Gale.
  • Gale: Everything, really - not to put too fine a point on it.
  • Shadowheart: A humble specimen, aren't you?
  • Gale: On occasion.

(After long resting twice)

  • Shadowheart: Still no symptoms?
  • Gale: No signs of tentacles so far.
  • Shadowheart: The same... except for a knot of worry in my stomach that's in no rush to go away.
  • Gale: That I can relate to.

(Referring to what Gale said after recruiting Shadowheart (EA only))

  • Shadowheart: What did you mean before, Gale? 'A woman with shadows for eyes', you said.
  • Gale: Merely that if the eyes are the mirror to the soul, yours have dark curtains across the mirror. No offense taken, I hope?
  • Shadowheart: Not necessarily. I haven't made my mind up about you yet.

(Referring to what Gale said after recruiting Shadowheart (EA only))

  • Shadowheart: You seemed quite forward with your compliments earlier. We'd only just met.
  • Gale: Seize the day, I say. More now than ever.
  • Shadowheart: Careful you don't pull a muscle in your haste.

(At Emerald Grove)

  • Gale: The road to Baldur's Gate is a long one. Who knows how long it'll take these folks to get there on foot?
  • Shadowheart: If they make it. They're slow, vulnerable. Half or more will die long before Basilisk Gate.
  • Gale: Doesn't seem to trouble you a jot.
  • Shadowheart: What good would it do for me to be troubled? We can't save them all.

(At Last Light Inn)

  • Gale: Whatever I expected to find lurking in this cursed gloom, it certainly wasn't this. A glimmer of hope amidst the darkness.
  • Shadowheart: That's one way of looking at it. You could also say it's a prime target - the one pocket of light in the gloom.
  • Gale: Pragmatism, thy name is Shadowheart. You're not wrong though - best we keep our sojourn here to a minimum.

(At Last Light Inn - Cellar Shrine)

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Imagine being compelled to hide a shrine in a land that is actively hostile to you and your goddess. Utter pigheadedness.
  • Gale: Tenacity might be a kinder word for it.
  • Shadowheart: I'll leave the kinder words to the softer hearts.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: A Selûnite shrine. It would've made my blood boil, once, just to look upon this...
  • Gale: You are lucky to have left that anger behind.
  • Shadowheart: I don't know... the anger was simple. I understood it, found comfort in it. Now I don't know what to believe.

(At House of Healing Morgue)

  • Gale: Look at this place. Such horrors defy description...
  • Shadowheart: Silence can be best. Give it a try sometime.

(At The Lodge)

  • Gale: The Society of Brilliance has quite the reputation. Even Waterdhavian academics refer to their works from time to time.
  • Shadowheart: They talk a great deal but do very little. Which may be for the best.
  • Gale: I take it you're not inclined to study the wonders of the underdark?
  • Shadowheart: Its inhabitants and cultures? Maybe. Its fungi and cave slime? No thank you.

(At The Blushing Mermaid)

  • Shadowheart: Not too downmarket of an establishment for you I hope, Gale?
  • Gale: Not at all. Why, some of the finest artists and musicians began their careers amidst stale beer and sticky floors.
  • Gale: There is poetry to be found in even the dingiest of holes.
  • Shadowheart: Remind me to not attend any poetry recitals with you.

(At Bonecloak's Basement)

  • Gale: My, my. Well I'll say this for the Bonecloaks - they know their mushrooms.
  • Shadowheart: Perhaps they should expand their horizons - too much time obsessing over fungi seems to leave a bit... well, like them.
  • Gale: A by-product of their profession. Few can spend a lifetime inhaling fungal spores without turning out a bit muddled between the ears.

(At Bhaal Temple)

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Why must the Dead Three be so obvious and ugly with their decor? Blood and bones. Bones and blood. Pointy nonsense. Now Lady Shar - she has panache.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Why must the Dead Three be so obvious and ugly with their decor? Blood and bones. Bones and blood. Pointy nonsense. At least Shar had some panache.
  • Gale: As did Mystra's home on Elysium. Her ribbed vaults and buttresses created a magic entirely of their own. Not to mention her pleasure domes...
  • Shadowheart: Heh. 'Pleasure dome'.
  • Gale: It's a perfectly legitimate architectural feature!

(At Steel Watch Foundry)

  • Gale: Gondian artificers might lack a certain worldly wisdom, but there's no doubting they're masters of their craft.
  • Shadowheart: You're a child at heart, Gale, admiring wind-up toys and clockwork trinkets.
  • Gale: I admire any who follow their curiosity to novel and unexpected means. This is how the world changes for the better.

(At Morphic Pool)

  • Shadowheart: The end must be near. No regrets, Gale? You may have been better off staying inside that boulder...
  • Gale: Unlikely. Had I stayed there much longer, the orb would have reduced it to rubble. Besides, think of all the fun I'd have missed out on.
  • Shadowheart: Fun? Well... yes. I suppose we did manage to make the best of things.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart; after act 1 romance scene)

  • Gale: So... Shadowheart. Such a name implies yours is a difficult heart to find.
  • Shadowheart: It's not that hard to find. Perhaps any difficulty is more telling of you, Gale.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart; after act 2 romance scene)

  • Gale: When we met, Shadowheart, your gaze seemed to linger in the distance on some unseen goal, some insubstantial purpose.
  • Gale: I notice now, your gaze settles on something, or someone, much closer.
  • Shadowheart: Is it that obvious?
  • Gale: Of course. There's nothing escapes a wizard's powers of observation.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Selûne)

  • Gale: I must tell you, Shadowheart, the bathing waters here leave much to be desired.
  • Gale: The ablutions offered at the Temple of Beauty in Waterdeep are far superior. And they have the most excellent soaps.
  • Shadowheart: Hmm. I was wondering why you always smelled like a wealthy dowager.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Shar)

  • Gale: So, you decided to bind yourself to your goddess, Shadowheart...
  • Shadowheart: That's ironic, coming from you.
  • Gale: I'm sure. But you might have learned from my experience. The gods demand more than vows when calling followers to the altar...

(If the player is romancing Gale; after act 1 romance scene)

  • Shadowheart: Isn't it so, that every time you speak as you cast a spell, you're endeavouring to call upon Mystra?
  • Shadowheart: I'm surprised she still listens to you.
  • Gale: She has no choice - she's sworn to hear all magic users. Even me.
  • Gale: I'm sure she at least stuffs her fingers in her ears to muffle my invocations.

(If the player is romancing Gale; after act 2 romance scene)

  • Gale: When you've loved a goddess - as I have - people often think you less experienced in the ways of romance.
  • Gale: It's true, for a time I neglected the physical in favour of celestial euphoria. But our relationship was no less real for it.
  • Shadowheart: 'She just lives on another plane.'

(If Shadowheart chose Selûne)

  • Shadowheart: Only jesting. I'm in no position to judge - especially after what happened with Shar.

(If it is known that Shadowheart is a follower of Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Only jesting. I know all too well what it's like to pine after a goddess...

(If it is not known that Shadowheart is a follower of Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Only jesting. I'm sure you're a force to be reckoned with.

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(At Forest)

  • Karlach: Ahh. Flowers, leaves, grass. Can't beat it.
  • Shadowheart: I was raised in the city - I'm more used to feeling cobblestones underfoot than grass and fallen leaves.
  • Karlach: Before I went to Avernus, I'd have agreed with you. Nothing quite like Baldur's Gate, is there?
  • Shadowheart: Nothing in my recollection, anyway...

(At Blighted Village)

  • Shadowheart: The whole village is falling to pieces. These goblins aren't exactly house-proud, as occupiers go...
  • Karlach: Wouldn't blame the gobs. Place looks like it's been abandoned a good while.
  • Karlach: But hey, maybe we can scare up a few dusty bottles of wine somewheres.
  • Shadowheart: I like your way of thinking. Split any takings we find?
  • Karlach: Sister, you've got a deal.

(At Sunlit Wetlands)

  • Karlach: Hey! Something bit me.
  • Shadowheart: Just an insect - I'm sure you'll survive. Besides, it probably figured you for a tasty treat.
  • Karlach: Give me an aboleth over a midge any day.

(At Grymforge)

  • Shadowheart: This place is hard to bear. I hope we're able to continue on our way before too long.
  • Karlach: I know what you mean. Everyone is so... unhappy.
  • Shadowheart: Oh. Well I meant more the molten rock and plunging chasms, but yes, the folk leave something to be desired as well.
  • Karlach: Present company excluded, of course?
  • Shadowheart: Oh hush, you. Stop fishing for compliments.

(At Rosymorn Monastery)

  • Shadowheart: A remote spot for a monastery. I suppose they wanted to make sure the monks avoided temptation.
  • Karlach: Yeah but look at these mountains. The height of temptation.
  • Shadowheart: No, I mean more like vices. You know - pleasures of the flesh.
  • Karlach: Met a loumara demon who married a mountain, though. It's a thing.
  • Shadowheart: I think the thin air might be getting to you, Karlach.

(At Crèche Y'llek)

  • Karlach: Gotta respect these gith. They don't fool around.

(If it is known that Shadowheart is a follower of Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Oh I'm more than aware, trust me. I've had plenty of training in what to expect from them.

(If it is not known that Shadowheart is a follower of Shar)

  • Shadowheart: I'll certainly be treading very carefully, trust me.
  • Karlach: In that case, lead on, miss.

(On the road to Shadow-Cursed Lands)

  • Shadowheart: We've had some close calls already. There could be even tougher days ahead...
  • Karlach: Cheer up. It might be all downhill from here.
  • Shadowheart: Meaning things will start becoming easier for us, or our situation will deteriorate from here...?
  • Karlach: Exactly.

(At Reithwin Town)

  • Karlach: Since you're the only one in good form out here, I'll trust you to lead the way, Shadowheart.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Actually... I've been stripped of that particular advantage. But I will forge ahead, nonetheless.

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: It's a deal, so long as you watch my back.
  • Karlach: Atta girl.

(At Mason's Guild Rebel Hideout)

  • Shadowheart: I love a nice secret hideaway, don't you?
  • Karlach: I mean... I guess.
  • Shadowheart: You can just fill it with supplies, seal up the hidden entrance, and tuck yourself away from the world...
  • Karlach: Whatever you say, squirrelheart.

(At Gauntlet of Shar)

  • Karlach: Never knew Sharrans to be so... military.
  • Shadowheart: It shouldn't surprise you. We have been at war with Selûne since before most of history was written. An eternal conflict, from the viewpoint of mortals...
  • Shadowheart: Shar's entire creed revolves around waging war against Selûne. Imagine all the generations of mortals, sacrificed in an eternal conflict between sisters.
  • Karlach: Problem with eternal wars is they never end.
  • Karlach: Take it from me, a short, sharp personal vendetta is far less time-intensive.

(Approaching Moonrise Towers)

  • Shadowheart: Moonrise Towers. There used to be more than one tower, of course. The other must have been destroyed.

(If Karlach has only one real eye)

  • Karlach: I figured as much, what with my one good eye for seeing and fingers for counting.

(If Karlach still has both eyes)

  • Karlach: I figured as much, being the proud owner of eyes.
  • Karlach: ... sorry, no need for that. Must've put too much salt on my blood sausage this morning.
  • Shadowheart: Not at all. Nice to be on the receiving end, now and again. Keeps me sharp.

(At Moonrise Towers)

  • Karlach: I'm sweating bullets. What if I blow our cover?
  • Shadowheart: Simplicity is the key to a good deception. If in doubt, try thinking less.
  • Karlach: Yes ma'am.

(At Moonrise Towers Oubliette)

  • Karlach: Dark enough for you, Shadowheart?
  • Shadowheart: Nothing wrong with a nice subdued ambience. It can help flatter even the homeliest of faces.
  • Karlach: I'll try to keep my fire a gentle throb.

(At Moonrise Towers Prison)

  • Karlach: Prisoners!
  • Shadowheart: More like soon-to-be tadpole residences. Every infected prisoner will just make things harder on us...
  • Karlach: Let's go blast a brine pool, then.

(At Baldur's Mouth)

  • Karlach: I wouldn't mind doing a little shopping in the city.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Same. I think I may have overdone it with the black and purple for, oh, my entire life? Your look serves you well though.

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Lady Shar teaches us to abhor superficialities like fashion... though the city does have some fine boutiques. After a new look?
  • Karlach: I'm ten years behind; don't want the youths to think I'm not, you know, up with the times.

(At Bloomridge Park)

  • Karlach: Huh. There's something going on here. I don't like it.
  • Karlach: Careful. I smell an ambush.
  • Shadowheart: Are you sure it's not the flowers you're smelling? You may be allergic.
  • Shadowheart: But better safe than sorry, I suppose.

(At Morphic Pool)

  • Karlach: I can tell when we're getting close to a mind flayer area because everything starts to smell purple.
  • Shadowheart: That's either profoundly poetic or childishly simple. I'm going with poetic.
  • Karlach: A compliment from Shadowheart! I'll put it on the shelf with the rest of my achievements.

(If the player is romancing Karlach; after act 2 romance scene)

  • Karlach: Hey, Shaddy, got a quick question about the best way to treat an infernal burn.
  • Shadowheart: Shaddy? Really?
  • Karlach: Hearty? Shadsy? Or maybe just The Fringe?
  • Shadowheart: 'Shadowheart' will do just fine, thanks. Love is making you fanciful.
  • Karlach: You might be right.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart; after act 1 romance scene)

  • Karlach: You look happy, Shadowheart. Like a Night Orchid in bloom.
  • Shadowheart: You must be imagining it.
  • Karlach: It's all over your face.
  • Shadowheart: It must be all the fresh air since the crash - has me flush.
  • Karlach: It looks good on you.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart; after act 2 romance scene)

  • Karlach: So - why Night Orchids?
  • Shadowheart: Well, isn't it enough that they're beautiful?
  • Shadowheart: They remind me of some place - a place I can't quite remember. But I think I was happy there, wherever it was.
  • Shadowheart: Sorry. I'm being silly.
  • Karlach: You're cute.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Selune)

  • Karlach: Must be lovely to have a swim without boiling all the fishes alive.
  • Shadowheart: Sounds pleasant to swim with you. At a distance. It's usually so freezing.
  • Karlach: Don't ask me to make a hot spring for you two. It might work. But I also might cook you like lobsters.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Shar)

  • Karlach: To have someone who cares about you and throw them away. I don't know how you do it.
  • Shadowheart: Any restriction, any tether must be shed. Surely you understand that? It is a form of freedom, if a tragic one.
  • Karlach: I've had enough tragedy in my day. You have too. But Shar's got you in a chokehold.
  • Shadowheart: It's called an embrace. I suppose you don't receive many.
  • Karlach: Whatever.

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  • Shadowheart: So, gith. Aren't you worried your kind will punish you for consorting with us?
  • Lae'zel: My name is Lae'zel, k'chakhi.
  • Lae'zel: And my kin will understand my need for servants. They will help you, but only if I ask.

  • Shadowheart: Do you think your kin search for you, Lae'zel?
  • Lae'zel: I know they do not. It is my responsibility to cleanse myself.
  • Shadowheart: They pursued the nautiloid. Perhaps they were trying to free you.
  • Lae'zel: A vain notion. I am one of many and will not be a burden to my Queen.

  • Shadowheart: Lae'zel, how would you punish someone who wronged you?
  • Lae'zel: Wrong me how?
  • Shadowheart: Oh, say, murder. Or theft.
  • Lae'zel: Killing is good - it culls the weak. But theft would be paid for painfully, a thousand times over.
  • Shadowheart: Hmm. Good to know.

  • Lae'zel: Your sour face is tiring, Shadowheart. By all means leave, if I am so distasteful.
  • Shadowheart: I'd rather not turn my back on you, if it's all the same.

  • Shadowheart: I'll be keeping an eye on you, understand?
  • Lae'zel: If I choose to kill you, you will not even see it.

(After you've settled their fight over the artifact)

  • Lae'zel: I've been watching you fight, Shadowheart. Your skills are improving.
  • Shadowheart: My skills were just fine to begin with. You can save the compliments.
  • Lae'zel: I don't pay compliments. I make observations.

(After you've settled their fight over the artifact)

  • Shadowheart: So. Have we buried the hatchet, Lae'zel?
  • Lae'zel: No. Why would I bury a weapon? Is it broken?
  • Shadowheart: It's a metaphor.
  • Lae'zel: I do not know your metaphor. But if you need help digging, I will find a shovel.

  • Astarion: Shadowheart. Such a grim name for such a beautiful flower.

(If it is not known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Shadowheart: I heard you mumbling that line to yourself earlier - it needs more work.
  • Lae'zel: Fortunate for his tongue he didn't say it to me.

(If it is known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Shadowheart: Could you not stare so blatantly at my neck when you say that please?
  • Lae'zel: Oh, but do keep calling her 'flower'. She'll love that.

  • Gale: I was wondering about your queen, Vlaakith. What tales of her reach us are terrifying, but I suppose that's not how you would describe her.
  • Lae'zel: Vlaakith is unity: fear and beauty, life and unlife. Eyes like onyx, teeth like daggers. There is none more perfect.
  • Shadowheart: Sounds vile. I assume the meaning of 'perfect' was lost in translation...

  • Shadowheart: What if this crèche doesn't work out, Lae'zel? What if your kin fail you?
  • Lae'zel: If I can reach the crèche, my kin will provide - any failure will be mine alone.
  • Shadowheart: If you say so. Just don't expect me to put all my eggs in the same basket.
  • Gale: That expression must sound curious to a githyanki ear, given the way they're birthed.

(In the Underdark)

  • Shadowheart: Careful Lae'zel, it's dark around here. Would be a terrible shame to lose you forever.
  • Lae'zel: Yes, do keep your wits, Shadowheart. Should a dagger suddenly slice your neck, we may never know who's to blame.

(After the confrontation with the Githyanki at Mountain Pass)

  • Lae'zel: The traitor kith'rak takes great interest in this relic of yours, Shadowheart. Or should I say... weapon.
  • Lae'zel: What are you hiding?
  • Shadowheart: Nothing. I assume your kin are just as misguided as you are.

(Near Rosymorn Monastery)

  • Lae'zel: I believe we're approaching the crèche. Once we're inside, let me do the talking.
  • Shadowheart: Just to be clear - you're going to lead us into a nest of githyanki marauders, and we're supposed to trust that will end well for us?
  • Lae'zel: Is that a problem?
  • Shadowheart: More a sign of the times, I suppose.

(At Last Light Inn, if it's cursed)

  • Lae'zel: Last Light's defenders - slaughtered, every last one.
  • Shadowheart: They didn't deserve this.
  • Shadowheart: They were arrogant enough to try and withstand Lady Shar's power. This was always going to be the end result.

(Approaching Moonrise Towers)

  • Lae'zel: Moonrise Towers at last. Make no mistake - I will have answers about these ghaik tadpoles.
  • Shadowheart: Easy, Lae'zel - we need answers, yes, but you catch more flies with honey than vinegar...
  • Shadowheart: ... perhaps that doesn't translate. I don't know if githyanki have honey. Or vinegar. Or flies, even. Let's just show some restraint.
  • Lae'zel: I'm capable of restraint, just as you're capable of raw fury. I trust we'll find reason to exercise both here.

(At Moonrise Towers)

  • Lae'zel: I itch to draw my weapon and gut every last one of these cultists.
  • Shadowheart: You're keen. Just don't get carried away - some of those guts might be of more use to us unspilled, at least for a while.
  • Lae'zel: I know better than to indulge every craving, Shadowheart. But when the time is right, the Absolutists will feel the sting of my blade.

(At Moonrise Towers Prison)

  • Shadowheart: All those locked cells. A girl could cause all sorts of mischief with skilled fingers and a hairpin...
  • Lae'zel: You have done mischief enough with hairpins, if your tresses are an indication. The prisoners would be a hindrance.

(If Shadowheart was there when you saved Lae'zel from the cage, at the start of act 1)

  • Shadowheart: A hindrance, you say? Remind me, where did we fetch you from again? Oh that's right - a cage, caught by a couple of tieflings. Interesting.


  • Shadowheart: I'd rather an extra burden than extra enemies. Anyone the Absolute has captive is one tadpole away from taking up arms against us.

(At Morphic Pool)

  • Lae'zel: Ready your weapons. This will not be resolved by wits alone.
  • Shadowheart: You're right - though I like to think my wits are the best weapon I have.
  • Lae'zel: Your high regard for your own wits is no secret to anyone.
  • Shadowheart: Touché, Lae'zel! Perhaps wits are contagious.

(If the player is romancing Lae'zel; after act 1 romance scene)

  • Shadowheart: I wouldn't have predicted the night you shared with our friend, Lae'zel. You didn't consider it beneath you?
  • Lae'zel: They were beneath me, at times. But also above me, And standing, at certain points.
  • Shadowheart: That's enough, I get the picture. Gods, do I get the picture...

(If the player is romancing Lae'zel; after act 2 romance scene)

  • Shadowheart: I'm a tad surprised you change into more comfortable garb at camp, Lae'zel. You strike me as a 'sleeps in her armour' type.
  • Lae'zel: It would cause too much noise during my nighttime... exertions. I do not wish to alert foes of our location.
  • Shadowheart: Nighttime exertions...? Oh, I see. Well, considerate of you, I suppose.

(If the player is romancing Lae'zel; after act 3 romance scene)

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: I am fond of Baldur's Gate, in spite of it's failings. It's the perfect place for Lady Shar's faith to take hold.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Baldur's Gate can be dirty, overcrowded, dangerous... but I do like it all the same. Found anything to admire in it, Lae'zel?
  • Shadowheart: How about you, Lae'zel? You're new to the city - found anything to admire in it?
  • Lae'zel: Admire it? As an overripe fruit ready for plucking, or a fattened calf awaiting the knife, perhaps.
  • Lae'zel: This place was constructed as if it wants a foreign power to pillage it.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart; after act 1 romance scene)

  • Lae'zel: How do you maintain such an elaborate plait, Shadowheart? The craftsmanship is impressive.
  • Shadowheart: Now that you mention it, I can't remember who taught me. Another memory lost, perhaps.
  • Lae'zel: Still. If you let me watch your technique, I might learn it from you.
  • Shadowheart: Maybe. If you keep a respectable distance.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart; after act 2 romance scene)

  • Lae'zel: You are debating allowing another into your heart.
  • Shadowheart: Quite the gossip, aren't you? Wouldn't have thought you cared.
  • Lae'zel: A formidable woman like yourself does herself no favours in revealing herself to be so erratic, so... uncertain.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Selûne)

  • Lae'zel: I find the locals' fascination with 'the beach' is but a conspiracy for prudes to leer at each other unquestioned.
  • Lae'zel: Why does anyone bother wearing swim-garments at all?
  • Shadowheart: I'm not inclined to bother, myself, but I suppose it keeps the City Watch at bay.
  • Shadowheart: Some act as though displaying bare flesh is a more heinous crime than murder and robbery.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Shar)

  • Lae'zel: I heard a curious sound in night. What would you know about that, Shadowheart?
  • Shadowheart: Lady Shar permits me to plead ignorance.
  • Lae'zel: I ask not of Lady Shar - but of you and your paramour.
  • Shadowheart: I haven't the faintest idea what you mean. Perhaps a cat pounced on its prey?

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  • Shadowheart: So. Wyll with a 'y' - why?
  • Wyll: 'Y', that's right.
  • Shadowheart: But why?
  • Wyll: Why 'y'? A great-uncle's name, my father said. But I just figured he couldn't spell.

  • Shadowheart: I saw you training those children. You were so gentle! That's... not how I was taught.
  • Wyll: Cruel words strengthen neither heads nor hearts, Shadowheart.
  • Shadowheart: I wouldn't quite say that - I learned the lesson, after all.
  • Wyll: And came to resent your tutor, I bet. I taught them to fight - not to hate.

  • Shadowheart: So Wyll, what was the Blade of Frontiers' toughest kill?
  • Wyll: Ah - it was a great scrap. A hungry minotaur with a hankering for human flesh.
  • Wyll: An axe-bearing mountain of fur, she was. Gave me a nasty scar.
  • Shadowheart: I hope you don't mind if I don't ask to see it.

(If it is known that Shadowheart is a follower of Shar)

  • Wyll: What's your gripe with Selûne anyway, Shadowheart?
  • Shadowheart: She betrayed her sister and ruined the balance of things.
  • Shadowheart: Imagine turning on those who love you for you own glory...

(If it is known that Astarion is a vampire)

  • Shadowheart: So. A vampire spawn and a monster hunter in the same group. We're not going to have trouble, are we?
  • Astarion: Excuse me? Since this tadpole, I'm barely a monster at all.
  • Astarion: I just want to survive, same as you.
  • Wyll: I don't see a problem, as long as mister fang there keeps his appetite in check.

(If Mizora turned Wyll into a devil)

  • Shadowheart: Have you wondered what people will say, Wyll? When they find out the monster hunter is becoming a monster.
  • Wyll: I've faced countless perils and conquered them all. This will be no different.
  • Shadowheart: I've always had a soft spot for the confident ones...
  • Shadowheart: They always disappoint though.

  • Shadowheart: Fiend worship... I'm not trying to pick a fight, Wyll. But it really seems like a blatantly ill-advised idea.
  • Wyll: It's the furthest thing from my mind. Besides, Shadowheart - not all fiends are cut from the same scorched cloth.
  • Shadowheart: How do they differ, then? The number of horns? The exact timbre of their evil laugh?
  • Wyll: Could be most anything. Their willingness to torment their travel partners with wisecracks, for example.

  • Wyll: Ah, Shadowheart - how blessed I am to be so near.
  • Shadowheart: I heard you with Lae'zel - don't think I'll play second fiddle to the likes of her.
  • Shadowheart: Go try your charms on someone who's out of earshot.

(At Rosymorn Monastery)

  • Wyll: 'The Mysteries of the Monastery'. 'The Secret of the Crags'.
  • Shadowheart: What was that? I really can't abide mumbling, Wyll.
  • Wyll: I'm trying to decide on a title for this chapter of the Blade's adventures.
  • Shadowheart: Haven't you ever heard 'don't catch your chickens before they hatch'?
  • Shadowheart: Or perhaps 'Don't count your adventurers before they survive a arduous, danger-filled journey'?

(At Last Light Inn Graveyard)

  • Wyll: Tombstones. I'd half-expect to get a glimpse of Withers here.
  • Shadowheart: Don't even joke about it. Bad enough that he's haunting our camp, with his cryptic asides and his... overall mustiness...
  • Wyll: He's useful, as the not-so-alive, not-quite-dead go.
  • Shadowheart: 'Death is the Blade's companion' - isn't that what they say? I think I preferred it as a metaphor.

(At Mason's Guild)

  • Shadowheart: All this stonework has me thinking - would you ever want a statue of yourself, Wyll?
  • Wyll: It seems a rather... vain notion to me. But I can't say I haven't thought about it. How about you?
  • Shadowheart: I suppose it might be nice to be remembered - though I'd be less keen on having birds perching on my head for evermore.
  • Wyll: Think of the... er... mess they'd make. Well - better your statue's head than your own.

(At Moonrise Towers Docks)

  • Wyll: We're not taking a boat to Baldur's Gate, surely.
  • Shadowheart: A nice, leisurely voyage? The idea seems pleasant enough... but knowing our luck, we'd probably end up as easy targets the whole away.
  • Wyll: Exactly. Not that I'm one to refuse the scenic route, but I think we need to hike it.

(After defeating Ketheric Thorm)

  • Shadowheart: Sobering, to think that we've got even tougher battles yet to come.
  • Wyll: We've chipped away a piece of the Absolute. It will take all our might, all our will, to fully shatter it.
  • Shadowheart: I'm not despairing. Far from it. I just hope we're afforded a little breathing room before the next onslaught.

(While south of Wyrm's Crossing)

  • Shadowheart: You know, I'm starting to remember that Wyrm's Crossing has a bit of a reputation, doesn't it? A tad mercenary, a tad sordid. Anything and anyone for a price...
  • Wyll: Ah, but to little harm. Shouldn't we all be allowed to stoke a few fires from time to time?
  • Shadowheart: You sound like you're speaking from experience, Wyll. Perhaps you'll have to give me a tour - refresh my memory.
  • Wyll: Heh - I'm afraid you'd find my own stories rather tight-laced, Shadowheart. I was never one to sow my wild oats.

(At Basilisk Gate)

  • Shadowheart: A gallows? Nooses are for amateurs - that's what I was taught in the Grotto. Do you know how badly those things can go wrong?
  • Wyll: I'd rather not think of it, Shadowheart...
  • Shadowheart: You could strangle them by accident, use too much rope and break their legs... and if it goes really badly, you could wrench their heads right off.
  • Wyll: What a picture you pain. Quite detailed, quite colourful. Quite unnecessary.

(At Abandoned Cistern in the Lower City Sewers)

  • Shadowheart: You know what would be nice, just for a change? Venturing through a sun-dappled vineyard, or a gleaming palace.
  • Shadowheart: You know what would be nice, just for a change? Venturing through a mysterious bazaar, or a lush, dark wood, scented with lavender.
  • Wyll: Not so fond of the sewers, then?
  • Shadowheart: They have their purpose. I'd just rather we didn't have to wade through their purpose.

(At Flymm Cargo)

  • Wyll: I'm reminded of a book father kept hidden in a drawer. 'The Salty Mermaid'. Do you know of it, Shadowheart?
  • Shadowheart: 'Fabian ran his calloused fingers along Allura's scales. Her tail quivered in response...'
  • Wyll: ' 'Taste me', Allura pleaded. Fabian smashed his lips against hers and their tongues twisted together like two eels in the Sword Sea.'

(If Ulder Ravengard died)

  • Shadowheart: The pinnacle of good trash - even I can't forget that one too easily. Your father was a man of fine taste.

(If Ulder Ravengard is still alive)

  • Shadowheart: The pinnacle of good trash - even I can't forget that one too easily. Your father is man of fine taste.

(At Bloomridge Park)

  • Wyll: Spent a lot of time in this park as a boy battling imaginary monsters.
  • Shadowheart: So before you were Blade of the Frontiers, you were Pointy Stick of the Park? How did the imaginary monsters compare with the real thing?
  • Wyll: The monsters of my play-fights were strong, vicious. Trolls with hulking muscles, werewolves with sharpened fangs.
  • Wyll: But the greatest villains I've faced as the Blade? They look more like you and me than they do the beasts of my fantasies.

(At Harborview Park)

  • Shadowheart: Amazing how the city can seem almost peaceful at times, knowing all that goes on out there.
  • Wyll: 'All that goes on'?

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Consider the numbers. Someone out there must be having the worst day of their life. Being robbed, evicted, widowed, who knows? Then, easy prey for Lady Shar.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Consider the numbers. Someone out there must be having the worst day of their life. Robbed, evicted, widowed, who knows? No wonder Shar thrives, with such misery...
  • Wyll: If that's true, then so must be the opposite: there are people out there celebrating their lives' best moment.
  • Wyll: A wedding to their betrothed, a new baby, a windfall... the taste of an exquisite pudding...

(At Water Queen's House)

  • Shadowheart: Umberlee - a brutal goddess, from what I understand. Without even the slightest touch of subtlety to her.
  • Wyll: Subtlety isn't exactly your forte, given how you've strolled about wearing a circlet inset with Shar's symbol.

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: That's different. You'd be surprised how easily Lady Shar can hide in plain sight. People go around blinkered, caught up in their own lives.
  • Shadowheart: Besides... it suits me.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: You'd be surprised how people can miss what's in plain sight. I missed the fact that Shar was deceiving me. Besides, I have a new look now. Suits me, I think.
  • Wyll: On that matter, you'll hear no argument from me.

(If the player is romancing Wyll; after act 1 romance scene)

  • Shadowheart: Someone of your... social stature, Wyll. Are they typically allowed to pursue their heart's whims as they like?
  • Wyll: I don't have to ask for permission, if that's what you mean.
  • Shadowheart: Really? I'm surprised. I thought dowries, alliances and old blueblood feuds might have to be balanced against your desires.
  • Wyll: I'm my own man, Shadowheart... in this sense, at least.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart; after act 1 romance scene)

  • Wyll: Shadowheart - the way you paint around your eyes, they look permanently cloaked in shadow.

(If it is known that Shadowheart is a follower of Shar)

  • Shadowheart: It brings me closer to Lady Shar. One day, all of our eyes will feast on her endless darkness.

(If it is not known that Shadowheart is a follower of Shar)

  • Shadowheart: No harm in a little mystery...
  • Shadowheart: Besides, I think it suits my bone structure.
  • Wyll: And yet your bed-pillow bears barely a smudge. You are a woman of many talents.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart; after act 2 romance scene)

  • Wyll: I saw you pressing a bunch of flowers the other day in a book.
  • Wyll: Not like you to keep something forever.
  • Shadowheart: They'll crumble away in time... but no harm in appreciating their beauty until then.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Selune)

  • Wyll: Even if you and our friend ended up having werewolf cubs, they'd be so adorable.
  • Shadowheart: Ahem. I've shown no signs of lycanthropy, thank you very much... but should that change, I'll take it you're volunteering to be child-minder.
  • Wyll: Hm. Buy me some protective gloves, and I'm all for it.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Shar)

  • Wyll: I think it's a true shame, that your goddess doesn't allow for love.
  • Wyll: Do you regret it?
  • Shadowheart: I could never regret fulfilling my life's purpose. Besides, Lady Shar may afford me a little... wiggle room.

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(In Shadow-Cursed Lands)

  • Halsin: Once, you could hear nature's symphony in this place. Now it is quiet. Quiet and dead.
  • Shadowheart: I can make some animal noises, if it'll make you feel more at home.
  • Halsin: You bleat well enough as it is.

(At Shadow-Cursed Lands Forest)

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Chin up, Halsin. I know you don't favour Lady Shar's darkness, but look - trees!
  • Halsin: I will not be taunted in this place - not after all it has taken from me. Show respect, or you will force my hand.
  • Shadowheart: Is that so? It's quite a hand...

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Halsin... were there ever wolves in these woods?
  • Halsin: Once, certainly. But not for a hundred years. Any that still prowl this land can scarcely be called wolves any longer.
  • Shadowheart: I see... a hundred years is too far back, for what I had in mind. No matter.

(At Grand Mausoleum)

  • Shadowheart: So this is where you interred Ketheric Thorm, Halsin? Couldn't you have done a little more to prevent his return...?
  • Halsin: We did the best we could, under dire circumstances. You would suggest otherwise?
  • Shadowheart: All I'm saying is that it's more difficult to come back from the dead if you were chopped up and had the pieces delivered to different corners of the realm.

(At Gauntlet of Shar)

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Halsin: Shar's armies of destruction arose from within these halls.
  • Shadowheart: Those who do not listen to the reason of Lady Shar words must instead feel the keenness of her blade.
  • Halsin: You sound like a student - reciting words for a test without considering their meaning.
  • Shadowheart: I've considered them plenty. Besides, Lady Shar favours action over words. Try it out, sometime.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Halsin: I daresay you are no longer comfortable in this place, Shadowheart.
  • Shadowheart: That's an understatement if I ever heard one.
  • Halsin: True. But you are among friends. Whatever lies ahead, we shall face it together.
  • Shadowheart: Thank you.

(While assaulting Moonrise Towers)

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Odd that you're fighting Ketheric Thorm again, only this time with a warrior of Lady Shar at your side.
  • Halsin: They say that history does not repeat, but it does rhyme, now and again. This is a rather unharmonious example.
  • Shadowheart: Indeed. 'Shadowheart and Halsin, Sharran and Bear. Who would have dreamt of an alliance so rare'.
  • Halsin: Like I said - unharmonious.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Second time's a charm, eh, Halsin? Let's make sure Ketheric Thorm is gone for good this time.
  • Halsin: Indeed. Though I wondered if you might have some empathy for him... both being former disciples of Shar.
  • Shadowheart: Hardly - he's merely one more obstacle - and a killable one, now that Nightsong is free.

(At Mind Flayer Colony)

  • Shadowheart: This place is like some moist, unappealing maze. Can your nose guide us, Halsin?
  • Halsin: I fear not. The vapours in this alien cloaca are most bizarre.
  • Shadowheart: Cloaca...? You could have just said tunnels, you know. I'm nauseous enough as it is.

(At Steel Watch Foundry)

  • Halsin: The birthing ground of those steel monstrosities. I would feel little sorrow if this place should close forever.
  • Shadowheart: Oh come on, you have to be at least a little impressed by the craftsmanship. There's only so much you can do with wood.
  • Halsin: Not so, in my experience. There is little I cannot whittle.
  • Shadowheart: Did you do that on purpose...?

(If the player is romancing Haslin in act 3)

  • Shadowheart: Halsin, if I were a druid, what animal do you think I'd be?
  • Halsin: Given your memory issues, perhaps a goldfish?
  • Shadowheart: I'd hoped for something a bit more exotic... but would you carry around my fish bowl, feed me flakes of food?
  • Halsin: Only the finest, of course.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Selûne)

  • Halsin: I heard you learnt how to swim, Shadowheart - well done.
  • Halsin: You know, if you and your love ever wish to enjoy the waters with me, I could attempt a kelpie... or even a porpoise.
  • Shadowheart: Depends, are you buoyant? I may need a life preserver if I get in over my head.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Shar)

  • Halsin: I heard what took place at Selûne's shrine, Shadowheart. Was such defilement truly necessary?
  • Shadowheart: Lady Shar demanded an offering, and I provided. Are you truly that scandalised, Halsin?
  • Halsin: More disappointed, I would say.
  • Shadowheart: Sounds like jealousy, to me. I couldn't risk your wild side getting too excited at the scent of blood...

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(At Last Light Inn, if it's cursed)

  • Shadowheart: Gone. Swallowed up by the shadow curse.
  • Minthara: Not before time. They hoped to stand against Ketheric with little more than a trick of the light to protect them.

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Worse - they defied Lady Shar's power, openly. Now they have paid the price.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: They were desperate. Nobody deserves this.

(At Reithwin Town)

  • Shadowheart: This place was ruined rather thoroughly. I'm starting to forget what a habitable village looks like.
  • Minthara: Your Sharran kin are responsible for this ruin. They purged these lands even before the shadow curse, and pillaged all they could find.

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: No... this must have been due to the battle. Lady Shar's warriors would have little interet in looting...
  • Minthara: Come, Shadowheart. Do you think prayers alone can keep an army on the march?
  • Shadowheart: Even those devoted to loss fill their pockets and bellies when the chance arises.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Not my kin - not any longer. Their past deeds are not my responsibility.

(At Mind Flayer Colony Tadpoling Centre)

  • Shadowheart: Ugh. This place brings back unwelcome memories of a tadpole slipping behind my eye...
  • Minthara: Appalling. I am glad my memories of the infection are not so clear.
  • Shadowheart: Oh yes, I forgot - you had your love of the Absolute to mask the ugly parts.
  • Minthara: Do not call it love. It was poison.

(At Rivington)

  • Minthara: The excess of refugees outside the city walls could easily become a surplus of labourers.
  • Shadowheart: Careful, Minthara. As a drow exile, you could be classed as a refugee yourself. Not volunteering, I take it?
  • Minthara: I am a daughter of House Baenre. I obey no authority except my own desires.
  • Shadowheart: I can think of a least one wriggly stowaway who might dispute that...

(At Wyrmway)

  • Minthara: What sweet relief to shelter from the sky for a while.
  • Shadowheart: Sunlight giving you a headache? You're not supposed to stare right into it, you know.
  • Minthara: That was due to your insipid conversation, half-elf.

(At Felogyr's Fireworks)

  • Minthara: Amusing as it is to provide children with such lethal toys, surely there are better uses for this powder?
  • Shadowheart: Plenty. They can make for excellent distractions, should you need to make a quick exit.
  • Shadowheart: Partly why the Ducal Council controls supply - trying to keep the whizz-bangs out of nefarious hands.
  • Minthara: The Ducal Council must have sprung a leak, for we seem to find barrels of the stuff everywhere.

(At Sorcerous Sundries)

  • Minthara: I must admit, some of the items here are quite marvellous.
  • Shadowheart: Baldur's Gate prices, though. Not worth it, if you ask me.
  • Minthara: I shall be careful not to ask you then, child.

(If the player is romancing Minthara; after act 2 romance scene)

  • Shadowheart: Any doubts about falling for a foe, Minthara? Or does that just add spice to things?
  • Minthara: I do not fall for my foes. I vanquish them.
  • Minthara: I cannot love who I do not trust, with either my heart or my body. I am fortunate to have found someone worthy.

(If the player is romancing Minthara; after act 3 romance scene)

  • Shadowheart: Is drow society as the books say? It almost sounds tempting - matriarchal power, flourishing to its greatest extent.
  • Minthara: It flourishes because the strong feed on the weak. Charming as you are, child, you would be nourishment for the matrons mothers.
  • Shadowheart: ...Of course.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Selune)

  • Minthara: I may not weep for my home, but I would take a mushroom over a flower any day.
  • Shadowheart: I would have said I admire fungi as well.
  • Shadowheart: Until I met such a thing you call a Myconid.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Shar)

  • Minthara: I cannot tell if you are more a deviant or a debutante, Shadowheart.
  • Minthara: I would like to test both aspects of your character when next you find yourself alone at night.
  • Shadowheart: I'm not quite sure I like where this is going.

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(While south of Wyrm's Crossing)

  • Jaheira: Wyrm's Crossing. This place has been a haven, when Harpers were less than welcome in the city proper.

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: It is always wise to have another redoubt, another escape route. Though I assumed your lot's antics would have secured you the love of the masses.
  • Jaheira: Oh, a Harper does not go in for public acclaim. We work in shadow and secrecy, tragically unacknowledged by the ungrateful herd.
  • Shadowheart: Lady Shar's children toil similarly... but we know there is no need to seek the favour of others. Our lady's love is all we need.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Seems hard to imagine your efforts haven't always been appreciated.
  • Jaheira: Oh, a Harper does not go in for public acclaim. We work in shadow and secrecy, tragically unacknowledged by the ungrateful herd.
  • Shadowheart: Hmph, sounds familiar.

(At Morphic Pool)

  • Jaheira: And now another 'final' battle. This small band has gone further than any army could have in its place.
  • Shadowheart: You didn't seek to gather the Harpers for one last charge? Fodder for heroic ballads yet to be written, perhaps.
  • Jaheira: Not at all - Harpers fight dirty. A well-timed strike, with the knowledge of just where to place it, and suddenly superior numbers count for nothing.

(If Shadowheart is still loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: You must have been following the example of Lady Shar's children then - they do say imitation is a form of flattery.

(If Shadowheart no longer loyal to Shar)

  • Shadowheart: Sounds much like the Sharrans - hopefully that's where the similarities end.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Selûne)

  • Jaheira: Shadowheart. You should know - Viconia was not half so heartless as she liked to appear.
  • Shadowheart: I knew her well enough. You might have travelled with her for a time, but she trained me. What's your point?
  • Jaheira: Only that I find it hard to believe that she could have raised you, and felt nothing for you.
  • Shadowheart: Perhaps she took some pride in her work, forming me to Shar's liking. She certainly relished wielding the rod..
  • Shadowheart: ... but who knows. Perhaps someone else made her that way, as she tried to do to me.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Shar)

  • Jaheira: Tell me, Shadowheart - how does Shar's favour feel? Does it fill you up, bring you joy?
  • Shadowheart: A nice vintage or a comfortable bed bring me joy. This is much more than that. This brings me purpose.
  • Jaheira: So humbly spoken. Perhaps you are a different breed than the last Mother Superior.
  • Shadowheart: Time shall tell. At the very least, I can learn from her mistakes.

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  • Shadowheart: Hey Minsc, what was it like, being a statue?
  • Minsc: Dark. Lonely. Helpless.
  • Shadowheart: The dark is Shar's domain. You wouldn't have been lonely if you embraced her.
  • Minsc: Evil! Never!

  • Shadowheart: Hey Minsc, How do you judge what's evil?
  • Minsc: Enough trick questions! Evil is clearly evil.
  • Shadowheart: Am I evil? You called my goddess so.
  • Minsc: If I decide you are evil, my blade will inform you of the fact.

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Selune)

  • Minsc: Shadowheart. I saw you pluck Boo from the ground, when you thought no one was watching.
  • Minsc: It pleases you, to hold him? And you have truly cleansed yourself of Shar?
  • Shadowheart: I suppose you're right. On both counts.
  • Minsc: HMMMMMMMM. Then for one day only, you may carry him in your pocket. So long as it is clean. Padded. Well-aired.
  • Minsc: And full of nuts!

(If the player is romancing Shadowheart, and Shadowheart chose Shar)

  • Minsc: Boo will not permit himself to be held by you any longer, Shadowheart.
  • Minsc: He fears you will sacrifice him in some Sharran ritual of dark oils and leather.
  • Shadowheart: Oh, he's far too precious for that. I'll go find a comely barmaid or guardsman instead.