The Mortal View: Eyewitness Accounts of the Bhaalspawn Crisis

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The Mortal View: Eyewitness Accounts of the Bhaalspawn Crisis can be found in many locations throughout Faerûn. The book provides historical context for the Bhaalspawn Crisis.

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This mass-produced book has a cheap imitation of Bhaal's symbol stamped onto the cover.

Properties

  • Books
  • Rarity: Common
  • Weight: 0.5 kg / 1 lb
  • Price: 14 gp
  • UID BOOK_GEN_History_BhaalspawnTestimonials


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[The guild seal on the inside of the cover belongs to a printmaking collective in Baldur's Gate.]


'Of course I remember. Knew the second that girl was walking that she'd be trouble. Little thief, always in everyone's business. And that ward of Gorion went right along with her. Nor surprise a wicked god's blood was running in their veins.'
-Anonymous, Candlekeep


'Sarevok and his lot are always the first ones that come to mind. You know this all started with a bit of iron in Nashkel? Everyone thought their weapons would rot out of their hands. Back then, I thought the problem was bad trade. Never took the man for a son of Bhaal.' - Amnian Mercenary, interviewed on his deathbed


'You dare speak that name to me? My mistress was turned to ash fighting those forsaken wretches. I curse Bhaal, I curse Irenicus, and I curse you!' - Hostile Vampire, Athkatla Slums


'The Five tore Tethyr to pieces. I don't think anyone expected more Bhaalspawn showing up would fix the war that a pack of them started. Then again, they were all inclined to killing each other, eh? Good riddance. Here's hoping every last one of them has been wiped off the face of Faerûn.' - Saradush Merchant, retired


'I'm not authorized to be talking about any murder with someone like you. Take it up at the Seatower if you want to argue. But honestly, who cares if a Bhaalspawn got it stuck to them? Their father's the killing type, after all.' - Flaming Fist Gauntlet, Baldur's Gate


[Several hundred more interviews follow, most of them terse.]

Notes

This book contains multiple references to previous Baldur's Gate games.

  • Gorion was the mentor of the previous games' protagonist - Gorion's Ward. Candlekeep was their home and the starting location in the first game. The girl with bhaalspawn blood is Imoen - another adoptive child of Gorion.
  • Sarevok was the main antagonist of Baldur's Gate 1. He was responsible for the Iron Crisis that began in Nashkel Mines. It was later revealed that he was a bhaalspawn.
  • The hostile vampire was likely one of the unnamed followers of Bodhi - a vampire in Athkatla who was allied with the second game's antagonist - Jon Irenicus. They were both killed by Gorion's Ward.
  • The Five was a group of bhaalspawn that were the main antagonists of the second game's expansion - Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal.

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