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We follow the righteous path, the path of Helm.
Ajantis Ilvastarr is a lawful good human paladin and a potential companion.BGTotSCBG:EE

He is the only paladin of Helm companion in the original game and a member of the Most Noble Order of the Radiant Heart. He originally hails from Waterdeep and is Keldorn's squire. 

Baldur's GateEdit

On a quest to fight the bandits and put an end to their operations, Ajantis traveled to the region, in hopes proving his worth to the as a paladin in order to earn him knighthood.

Recruitment Edit

Ajantis is available from Chapter 1. He can be found in the area north of the Friendly Arm Inn, standing on the road south of the fishing village. If dismissed from the party, he will wait wherever the player left him.

Relationships Edit

  • Ajantis will eventually attack any of the evil party members.
  • Ajantis despises Dorn Il-Khan and if he joins the party, Ajantis will leave. However, if Ajantis joins the party after Dorn, Dorn will not leave. They will still eventually fight though.

Gameplay analysis Edit

Next to SafanaAjantis' Charisma of 17 is the highest of any companion in the game, making him an excellent leader for good-aligned parties to gain store discounts and favorable reaction adjustments. His good strength and constitution score let him fill both front-line combatant and tank role well.

Ajantis' level, skills and equipment upon initially picking him up scale according to the average party level. He will either be level 2, 4 or 6.

Baldur's Gate - Starting level

Average Party Level

Level XP Gold Hit Points Weapon Proficiencies Equipment
1.00 - 2.99 2 2263 5

20 (2d10+2/level, possible total is 24)

  • Bastard Sword ++
  • Two-Handed Sword +
  • Longbow +
3.00 - 4.99 4 9026 26 32 (4d10 + 2/level, possible total is 48)
  • Bastard Sword ++
  • Two-Handed Sword ++
  • Longbow +
5.00+ 6 37129 48

45 (6d10+2/level, possible total is 72)

  • Bastard Sword ++
  • Two-Handed Sword ++
  • Longbow +
  • Two-Handed Weapon Style +

He has a rather poor skill set, as the Bastard Sword that he initially specialized in, and comes equipped with, is a one-handed weapon. It is far better to recruit him early, both to maximize his hp and to better manage his proficiencies.

In Enhanced Edition, he'll be given a certain amount of XP instead, which is 32,000 at most.

In-game biography Edit

When asked about his past, Ajantis announces that he is a squire-paladin of the Most Noble Order of the Radiant Heart and that he enforces the power and discipline of Helm. He belongs to the noble family of Ilvastarr in Waterdeep, and studied swordplay under such as Myrmith Splendon. His skill and devotion apparently brought him to the attention of the paladin Keldorn, one of the most respected of the order, who decided to take Ajantis under his wing as a squire. Recently Ajantis has asked for the honor of becoming a full-fledged member of the order. To accomplish this he has traveled to the Sword Coast, in order to curtail the increased humanoid activities in the region. If he succeeds in his quest the order will vote on his eligibility for membership. He seems utterly devoted to his mission.

Quotes Edit

Initial Meeting "Halt! Be you friend or foe?"
Morale Break "What cowardice is this?! Return to where you are needed."
Happy "We follow the righteous path, the path of Helm."
Unhappy  "This course we take is beyond all tenets of decency."
Seriously Unhappy "I will not stand by while this party descends into depravity."
Leaving the Party "Your evil ways end here! Draw steel and we will settle this dispute once and for all."
Becoming Leader "I take honor with this responsibility you have bestowed."
Tired "I grow weary."
Bored "We have much evil to fight; we have no time for idleness."
Battle Cry "For the glory of Helm!"
Hurt "Ah! I am in need of aid."
In the Forest "This forest has a sense of evil about it."
In the City "This city has a sense of... evil about it."
In a Dungeon "This dungeon has a sense of evil about it."
Selected "My honor is my life."
"Helm, give me strength!"
"By Helm!"
Action Acknowledgement "As you will."
"With Helm's blessing."
"Yea!"
"We must always strive to be role models to the meek."
"Duty to one's cause outweighs all."
"Evil will always fail against courage and honor."
"Evil must be purged without mercy."
Interaction "Your actions fly in the face of everything Helm holds sacred!"
"There is naught but good and evil. I suspect you are of the latter."
"Evil must be purged wherever it is found, even among companions."
"The stench of evil clings to you in the most vile manner."
"I can bear no more. Raise your weapon and defend yourself!"
Insult "I think it would be wise for you to improve your conduct while in this party."
Compliment "You are a man of honor. I respect your integrity."
Special "You are a most beautiful lady, miss."
Reaction to Party Member Death "We can only be content that our companion has fallen while pursuing a just cause."
"It is unfortunate that our companion died before he could recant his ways."
Miscellaneous "I thank you for your compliment."
Response to Insult "I may yet still be a squire, but I possess more integrity than you could ever hope for."
"You will watch your mouth around the fairer sex."
Dialogue Default "I cannot tarry about for idle conversation. As a paladin, there are many tasks that must be looked after!"

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnEdit

In Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Ajantis has a short appearance in the quest Journey to the Windspear Hills. When the player first enters the Windspear Hills, a group of monsters will attack the party. Once they lay dead on the ground, it is revealed that they were actually a group of paladins of the Most Noble Order of the Radiant Heart, disguised by a spell from Lord Jierdan Firkraag. If Anomen or Keldorn are in the party, they will identify their leader as Ajantis.

PersonalityEdit

Ajantis is a hot-headed do-gooder who senses evil everywhere and is rather quick to jump to conclusions. He is determined and dutiful and not afraid to die for the greater good. But he also rather naive and sees the world in only black and white. Furthermore, he is a gentleman and will make sure people behave when women are around.

Trivia Edit

  • Ajantis' portrait is based on BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka.
  • He is also one of the main characters of the 1998 promotional Baldur's Gate comic.

GalleryEdit

External linksEdit

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