|“||We follow the righteous path, the path of Helm.||”|
As a paladin with good strength and constitution, Ajantis makes for a good front-line combatant & tank and also a good party leader, thanks to his high charisma. He is a great addition to any good aligned party.
Ajantis is the only paladin - a paladin of Helm, that is - 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. On a quest to fight the bandits and put an end to their operations, he traveled to the region, in hopes of proving his worth as a paladin.
Ajantis has come to the region to fight the bandits and prove his worth to the Order, hoping it will earn him knighthood.
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.
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.
Average Party Level
|Level||XP||Gold||Hit Points||Weapon Proficiencies||Equipment|
|1.00 - 2.99||2||2263||5||16 (2d10)||
|3.00 - 4.99||4||9026||26||24 (4d10)||
Recruited at level 2 (his minimum) he has 20 HP, and has already missed out 4 HP (according to his class as well as Constitution he should have 24). He comes equipped with chain mail, helmet, medium shield and bastard sword. He has Weapon Proficiencies in:
- Bastard Sword ++
- Two-handed Sword +
- Longbow +
His Special Abilities at level 2 are:
- Turn Undead Level: 0 (not yet active)
- Lay on Hands Amount: 4 (x1)
- Detect Evil (x5)
- Protection From Evil (x2)
When recruited at level 6 he has 45 hp, and has missed out a whopping 27 HP out of a possible 72. If you failed to get him when he's level 2 you may as well use him as Ankheg food.
At level 6 he has the Weapon Proficiencies:
- Bastard Sword ++
- Two-handed Sword ++
- Longbow +
- Two-Handed Weapon Style +
This is 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.
Next to Safana, Ajantis' 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 favourable Reaction adjustments.
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.
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.
|“||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.||”|
- Keldorn Firecam is his mentor and Ajantis is his squire.
- He is a member of the Most Noble Order of the Radiant Heart.
- 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.
|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!"|
|Action Acknowledgement||"As you will."|
|"With Helm's blessing."|
|"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!"|
- 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.