|“||Come one, come all! See the cream of the Sword Coast's combatant crop! Witness the brilliant and bizarre battles in the Black Pits of the one and only Baeloth the Entertainer!||”|
In the final battle in the Black Pits, which takes place briefly before the event of Baldur's Gate, he proves to be very powerful, able to use spells such as Chain Lightning, Delayed Blast Fireball, and Power Word Stun. Defeated, he's then tricked by his djinn "servant" Najim and cast into the Sword Coast.
|What's next? Ah, this group. Are they awake yet? Up! Rouse yourselves, you lice-laden layabouts. Stand and salute your new master, Baeloth the Entertainer.|
|I'm afraid I can't let you go. I would be disappointing dozens of desperately depraved devotees of my devious diversions! And just look at all the hard work I've put into creating this colossal complex of combat! But you wouldn't want that to go to waste, would ya?|
|Ah, you have returned! Are you ready to spill blood on the arena floor?|
Baeloth is available from Chapter 1. He can be found in Larswood, to the south near an abandoned tower. You must be at least level 5 for him to appear (later patches seem to remove the experience requirement, meaning that you may recruit him in lower levels).
Accepting Baeloth into your party causes a loss of 2 reputation, which is restored when he is dismissed from the party.
- Ajantis Ilvastarr will eventually attack any of the evil party members, but you can call him off by controlling him to do something else
As a drow, he has natural magic resistance of 50%. His first two levelups after his joining grant you the choice of a lvl3 spell and a lvl4 spell respectively, choose them wisely, some useful spells are either gained randomly or from very limited sources (Stoneskin) while some others won't be available until you unlock Sorcerous Sundries in Chapter 5,
He begins play with a Robe of the Evil Archmagi, a Quarterstaff +1, 10 Darts of Acid +1, 2 Speedily Stolen Slaves' Salve, and the Cursed Ring of Ironic Punishment which adds to his spells similar to Edwin's amulet. If you choose to kill him rather than recruit him, you do not get the ring (apparently, the curse persists through death), but you do get 1,000 .
|“|| When asked about his past, Baeloth Barrityl, or "Baeloth the Entertainer" as he prefers to be called, claims to be a drow sorcerer of some repute. While he keeps some of his earlier exploits vague, he brags excessively about his most recent endeavor, the Black Pits. While it all ended in failure, he maintains that it was "the best show in all the realms."|
The circumstances of his defeat within the pits are unclear; he claims dishonesty on the part of his combatants was a key factor.
|OBVIOUSLY, this was going to happen, but the amount of TIME it took borders on insanity! How do you function on a day-to-day basis?||Leader|
|*yawn* I have little taste for sleeping in a dog pile with you rivvil. Find me an inn!||Tired|
|You wouldn't be interested in playing a little GAME, would you? Mmm?||Bored|
|Oohoohoohoo, I'm gonna work out some anger on you.||Battlecry1|
|Agh! Exit stage... left?||Hurt|
|Augh... NOT AGAIN!! *gurgle*||Dying|
|Eh? What do YOU want?||Select1|
|Is there REALLY no one else you can bother?||Select2|
|Touch someone else, you filthy swine!||Select3|
|With my usual panache, I assume.||Action1|
|You must be loving this.||Action2|
|All right... but NOT because you TOLD me to.||Action3|
|You fool! I am not fully revived! I am diminished, damaged, and DANGEROUSLY DETERIORATED! Why, I've even lost some of my perspicacity!|
|Najim? Are you even LISTENING? My most obedient serv—friend! WHERE ARE YOU?! Surely you aren't going to leave me UP HERE!|
|Argh! YOU CONNIVING CUR! I will crack your realm wide open and DRAG YOU INTO THIS PLANE OF— Oh, hello. Well, this is awkward.|
|Greetings, friendly, ah, surface-dweller. You wouldn't happen to know the direction of the nearest entrance to the Underdark, would you?|
|How could I forget?! Allow me to introduce myself. I am Baeloth Barrityl, more commonly known as BAELOTH THE ENTERTAINER! Yes, I know. THAT Baeloth. Fall to your knees and beg for mercy; I'm sure you know the drill.|
|My most recent project was a little something I called the Black Pits. I'm sure you've heard of it. Mortal pitted against mortal in a desperate bid to... oh, it doesn't matter anymore.|
|Clearly, I still command SOME of my powers. Even in this diminished state, I must remain one of the top five spellcasters in all the realms. If someone were to offer me martial protection, I'm sure I could be of great help to... whatever it is you're doing.|
|No! NO! NO, NO, NO! Don't LEAVE me here, you moronic miscreant! Don't let me die at the hands of pale-skinned barbarians!|
|I hope you're satisfied. Look at my clothing! Caked-on mud everywhere! Do you have any idea how many hairy, four-legged BEASTS I had to avoid while making my way here? Woofs, were they? Wharves? I don't know.|
|YES! At last, some protection! Protection for YOU, that is. I will join you. So that you can feel safe.|
In Larswood, Baeloth has a lengthy one-sided conversation with his treacherous Djinn servant Najim before he notices the protagonist's party standing nearby. It takes a great deal of dialog (with an occasional interjection from Neera, Viconia, Edwin or Tiax on his penchant for alliteration) to recruit Baeloth into your party; only the first two levels of dialog options are shown here.
It's about time you came through for me. I was beginning to wonder whether your incompetence was— Wait, this isn't right!
You fool, I am not fully revived! I am diminished, damaged, and DANGEROUSLY DETERIORATED! Why, I've even lost some of my perspicacity!
Najim? Are you even LISTENING? My most obedient serv—friend! WHERE ARE YOU?! Surely you aren't going to LEAVE ME UP HERE!
Argh! YOU CONNIVING CUR! I will crack your realm wide open and DRAG YOU INTO THIS PLANE OF— Oh, hello. Well, this is awkward.
- 1:-Well met, I am [Hero].
- Greetings, friendly, ah, surface-dweller. You wouldn't happen to know the direction to the nearest entrance to the Underdark, would you?
- 1.1:-I'm afraid I don't.
- 1.2:-Where on earth did you come from?
- 1.3:-Die, drow!
- 2:-Who the hell are you?
- How could I forget!? Allow me to introduce myself. I am Baeloth Barrityll, more commonly known as BAELOTH THE ENTERTAINER! Yes, I know. THAT Baeloth. Fall to your knees and beg for mercy, I'm sure you know the drill.
- 2.1:-I shall do no such thing.
- 2.2:-The thing about that is... I left my kneepads back at home, and, well, you know how these things go.
- 2.3:-Die, drow!
Oh, COME ON!
Baeloth is available from Chapter 8, you can find him among the crowds gathered in his new "black pits" in the north of the Coast Way Crossing, watch his show (turns into a disaster) then offer him a place in party.
|“||When asked about his past, Baeloth Barrityl, or "Baeloth the Entertainer" as the drow prefers to be called, maintains that in his Underdark homeland he commanded great respect as a sorcerer. Now on the surface, he makes a living instead pitting combatants against one another in betting rings. "My shows were the best in all the realms," he muses fondly, though his last great endeavor ended in disaster. Baeloth attempted to regain some of his renown with a new fighting pit, only to learn that giving forest animals fierce names was not enough to draw the attention of the spectators. After repeatedly failing to inspire bloodthirsty rage in squirrels and mice, he abandoned the effort and moved on. You have a feeling Baeloth is still looking for his next great exploit.||”|
|Run! Rapidly! Right now!||Morale failure|
|We do wonderful work! I'm impressed.||Happy|
|What noble notions noodle through your noggin?||Unhappy-annoyed|
|This won't work. My path might pare off from yours presently.||Unhappy-serious|
|Enough! Baeloth the Entertainer goes ELSEWHERE.||Unhappy-break|
|So be it! I will bestir this brave band into acts of astonishing acclaim!||Leader|
|*yawn* The sirine of sleep sings to me...||Tired|
|If we're to wait here, I might begin a brand-new business...||Bored|
|Fistfuls of flaming finality!||Battlecry1|
|Fight or flee, either way you fall!||Battlecry3|
|After them! Attack!||Battlecry4|
|You stand no chance.||Battlecry5|
|Gah! Potions! Poultices!||Hurt|
|I go... to my grave...||Dying|
|Such a flock of foliage flourishes around us!||Forest|
|Ah, the comfort of cobbles under my soles soothes me.||City|
|Chill, creepy caverns always appeal to my aesthetics.||Dungeon|
|Bright, blinding sun! I'll seek out some shade.||Day|
|The dark is definitely delightful, don't you think?||Night|
|Ask someone else!||Select4|
|What is it NOW?||
|I'm busy right now.||Action2|
|So you say.||Action3|
|I'm here, and I hear.||Action4|
|Let me entertain you!||Action5|
|I'm huge in the Underdark.||Action6|
|Alveus Malcanter? Never heard of him.||Action7|
|Another contender collapses!||To death-general|
|Sleep well, dalninil.||To death-specific|
|And take that, vile villain!||Critical hit|
|A fail. A flub!||Critical miss|
|My attacks atrophy. This isn't working.||Target immune|
|My bags are bursting! Had to drop it.||Inventory full|
|I've nabbed a knicknack!||Picked pocket|
|Invisible.||Hidden in shadows|
|My magic misfires!||Spell disrupted|
|Trap at your toes. Step softly.||Set a trap|
|Come one, come all! See the cream of the Sword Coast's combatant crop! Witness the brilliant and bizarre battles in the Black Pits of the one and only Baeloth the Entertainer!|
|Absolutely, though acknowledging one's individual abilities is also an admirable attribute.|
|Though I am no bard, I shall bestow my bewitching vocals on this baffling boulder!|
|A cadre of crusaders curb our crossing. Quite the conundrum.|
|The Flaming Fist frump fathoms the facts. That False Fluorescent Female fairly radiates from the defensive spells enfolding her.|
|The morose moppet mustn't meander with her malevolent one-time master. How magnificently, mawkishly melancholy.|
|A shrill shrew she is, shielded by a shroud of self-righteous sanctimony.|
|Bah! Baeloth Barrityl's bound to do better without your bevy of brutes.|
- Baeloth is one of the three companions who are voiced by Mark Meer.
- Incidentally, his character portrait is also based on him.
- Mark even dressed up as him during Edmonton Expo 2015 where he moderated the cosplay competition.
GalleryEditBaeloth Barrityl article at the Forgotten Realms Wiki, a wiki for the medieval fantasy universe named the Forgotten Realms.