|“||This is a lot more exciting than any circus!||”|
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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.
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.
- A Friend of Quayle needs Help (Aerie doesn't like you tarry too long, best talk to Quayle then Raelis fast)
- Male human, elf, half-elf, gnome and halflingprotagonists can romance Aerie. This can lead to her clashing with Jaheira, Viconia, Neera and/or DornBG II: EE: SoA
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- Haer'Dalis and Aerie will start dating each other if the male protagonist hasn't proceeded deep in Aerie's romance route. Haer'Dalis' interference can lead to a love-triangle
- Hexxat will flirt with her, something Aerie is very uncomfortable with
- Anomen will eventually attack Aerie if he fails his test for knighthood
- Korgan despises her for her weakness and the two of them will eventually come to blows if they are in the party for too long
- Minsc will adopt her as his new witch. From that point on he will automatically go into berserker rage if Aerie loses too much health
- Quayle is her mentor and sort of a father figure of her's
Despite being an illegal class combination for elves, Aerie is a multi-class character 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.
|“||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.||”|
|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!||
|I... I won't let my friends be hurt!||
|Oh... I... I need some healing... Oh, it hurts so much!||Hurt|
|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|
|I'll help however I can.||Select2|
|What can I do?||Select3|
|This is a lot more exciting than any circus!||Select4|
|You need something?||Select6|
|Faster than Chiktikka Fastpaws!||Action1|
|I'll do it.||Action2|
|In Baervan's name, it shall be done.||Action3|
|I'll do my best.||Action5|
|If... if you're sure...||Action6|
|Must I?||Select rare1|
|Uncle Quayle taught me well... I know I can be of great use to you!||
|Oh my!||Critical hit|
|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|
|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!|
|Shut up, drow! Shut up! Ugh! As if anyone would listen to... to the opinions of some poisonous serpent! Spend your venom elsewhere, Viconia; he won't listen to 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!|
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.
- Quayle taught Aerie of Baervan Wildwanderer, even though he himself is a priest of Baravar Cloakshadow. The reason for that is never explained.
- Her voice actor is Kath Soucie.
- Aerie article at the Forgotten Realms Wiki, a wiki for the medieval fantasy universe named the Forgotten Realms.