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This is a lot more exciting than any circus!

Aerie is a lawful good avariel cleric / mage multi-class character and a potential companion.BGIIToBBGII:EE

Backstory Edit

Aerie is from the folk of the Avariel, a race of winged elves, and was abducted by slavers when she was young, who sold her to a circus where she was put in a tiny cage. The terrible living conditions damaged her wings so badly, that they had to be cut off and no longer being of use to the circus, she was tossed aside. Quayle took pity in her and attended to her wounds, but the damage turned out to be irreparable. He taught her of Baervan Wildwanderer and the two of them are still with the circus.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal Edit

Recruitment Edit

Aerie is available to recruit from Chapter 1, she can first be met in the second area of the Circus Tent on Waukeen's Promenade in Athkatla, where she is held captive and under an illusionary spell that makes her look like an ogre. She will offer to join the party if the player chooses to free her or after the player finishes the quest Investigate the Circus Tent.

If not picked up or if dismissed, she can be found back at the same Circus Tent.

In Throne of Bhaal, Aerie can be summoned in the main hall of the Pocket Plane. If dismissed she will wait in the hall there.

Related quests Edit

Relationships Edit

  • Quayle is her mentor and sort of a father figure of her's

Gameplay Edit

Despite being an illegal class combination for elves, Aerie is a multi-class with both cleric and mage spells at her disposal, her capability of choosing sequencers from both wizard and priest spell pools results in many interesting combinations. Though she can become an excellent tank with the right equipment and spell enhancements, it is best to keep her in the back while using her to cast spells from a safe distance.

She has the following gear when she joins the party for the first time: Quarter Staff, Traveler's Robe

In Throne of Bhaal, she has the following items: Cleric's Staff +3, Traveler's Robe, Ring of Protection +1, Sling +2, Bullet, Bullet +1, Bullet +2, Potion of Extra Healing

In-game biography Edit

When asked about her past, AERIE becomes silent for a time, obviously saddened by the memory. She lived amongst the avariel, the winged elves, and was captured by slavers when she was still very young. She shudders when she speaks of her first years in the circus, on display in a cage that restricted her movements to the point that her wings atrophied. They became infected... and Aerie can barely speak of the night she was taken out of her cage and her wings were sawn off brutally to keep her alive. She was no longer of use to that circus, and were it not for the kindness of Quayle, she surely would have died. He restored her to health and gave her a reason to continue living, and out of respect for his generosity, she learned the devotion of the gnomish god Baervan Wildwanderer. She speaks of Baervan with affection, yet still pays tribute to Aerdrie Faenya, and approaches life outside of the circus with a combination of wide-eyed innocence and wonder mixed with an inborn determination to fight against injustice.

Quotes Edit

I'm so happy you brought me with you! I never imagined that we would be doing such great things! Happy
*sigh* This isn't as wonderful as I thought it would be... traveling with you. Unhappy-annoyed
I don't... agree... with what you're doing. If you don't change things soon, well then... I'll just have to... to leave! Unhappy-serious
I'm leaving! I can't believe you are so horrible! I'd have been better off at the circus! Unhappy-break
You... you want me to lead? I... I'll try my best... Leader
Ahhh, my legs are just aching... I've never walked so much in my life! Can... can we rest now, please? Tired
I didn't realize there'd be so much standing around... Bored
I... I don't like the looks of this! Battlecry1
I'll hurt you if I have to!

Battlecry2

I... I won't let my friends be hurt!

Battlecry3

Uh! Damage
Oh... I... I need some healing... Oh, it hurts so much! Hurt
Dying
Oh... I can't help but remember what the forests in the north looked like from the sky. They're... they're so majestic! Forest
I... I never saw much of the cities from the circus. Are they all so crowded like this? City
Oooh... we have such stories amongst my people. Being underground is just not for the avariel... Dungeon
You... might think it's silly, but at least in the daytime you can see what's coming! Day
My... my mother used to tell me such stories about the terrible things that come out in the night. But... oh, you must think me foolish... Night
Yes? Select1
I'll help however I can. Select2
What can I do? Select3
This is a lot more exciting than any circus! Select4
Mmm? Select5
You need something? Select6
Faster than Chiktikka Fastpaws! Action1
I'll do it. Action2
In Baervan's name, it shall be done. Action3
All right. Action4
I'll do my best. Action5
If... if you're sure... Action6
*sigh* Action7
Must I? Select rare1
Uncle Quayle taught me well... I know I can be of great use to you!

Select rare2

Oh my! Critical hit
OHH! Critical miss
My weapon does nothing! Target immune
No, I can't carry any more. I—oh, I'm sorry, I dropped something. Inventory full
I lost my spell. Sorry. Spell disrupted

Dialogues Edit

You... you have the key! Or, rather, the sword! Please, please, give it to me and—and I can be rid of this illusionary form at last!
My hands... my skin, it's real again! Oh, thank you, Baervan! Oh, we must find Quayle... and stop Kalah before he does any more harm!
*giggle* It's—it is nice to have a woman in charge for a change. Men always steal the blankets! *giggle*
Haer'Dalis... you've been staring at our leader with that look off and on for several hours now. Don't you think that's a little rude?
So... tell me a little about Sigil, my bard. Do you think we might travel there someday?
I... oh, Haer'Dalis! I never expected for any of this to happen. I... I love both you and him in different ways; I—I cannot simply choose between you!
I am sure you want to continue as we were?
I have been thinking... I shall never fly again... never taste the freedom of my wings, I am sure of it. I... I don't know if I can face this wretched existence on the ground...!
I... I need you to tell me what the worth of a life on the ground is. Is there anything to compare to the freedom of living in the clouds?
We're—we're stopping? *sob* I just feel like collapsing here and dying; I just don't think I can go on.
I—I should never have let you take me from the circus! You're all heartless, every last one of you!
You rescued me! Oh, I knew you would. That's why I care about you, you know. You never let your loved ones down.
I came to Hell to help my friend! Who helps you, Irenicus? Demons? You are going to die alone in Hell, and you know it!
*gasp* M-mother?! Oh, Mother! W-what...? How can it be you? Where are your wings?!
You...? I didn't know, Mama, I... I di—
No! Mama, don't say that! That didn't happen! Wizards couldn't have murdered you. No!
No! NOO! *sob* No, please! Make it stop, <CHARNAME>, make it STOP!
*gasp* You... you stayed, <CHARNAME>! Oh, my love! I'm so happy! We will have a life together... a good life! You, me, and the baby... You won't regret this, you won't, I swear!

Personality Edit

Aerie is a sweet and timid young woman. She is idealistic through and through but also rather shy and unsure. Deeply traumatized by being abducted, imprisoned and losing her ability to fly, she is driven by the need to help others the best she can and often overexerts herself in the process. She hasn't seen much of the world yet, but she is a very quick learner and will soon be apt at dealing with any challenge thrown at her.

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