|“||I take it that I was petrified by the Basilisk? That mage was one wiley customer. I hope the creature turned on him before he could dispel it. I am Cailan, and you are....?||”|
Some years ago, the mage Degrodel hired a mercenary for an assault on the home of Ramazith, another mage from Baldur's Gate. Vail, which was his name, put together a small band, consisting of himself and another three fighters – Achen Dell, Cailan and Rance – and the conjurer Faizah Tin, with Cailan and Achen being new to their business. It was said that their target would be evil and only worthy of death. Unfortunately for the five, Ramazith was able to defend his tower well with a basilisk, he had under his control, and that creature's terrifying ability to turn flesh to stone. All of them were petrified and later sold by the diabolical mage to a collector as art objects. It was not until Degrodel learnt of a powerful trinket in the allegedly possession of one of the group and another band of mercenaries, that hope might arrive for them, to become relieved from their terrible state.
- Searching for Balduran's Helmet
- During the course of this quest, or by accidentally entering Felonius Gist's Manor, the statue might be revived by Gorion's Ward – he is the fourth in the row from left to right. Cailan then either immediately leaves the area after a short conversation (if the quest hasn't been obtained) or gets reunited with his party. Their fate depends on the Ward's choices during the inquiry with Vail. However, Cailan himself doesn't have any knowledge of the helmet's whereabouts and points at his comrades instead.
- Cailan's creature file contains some more items, though these haven't a slot assigned and thus aren't accessible: a Medium Shield, opposed to the equipped Small Shield, as well as a Long Sword +1, opposed to the equipped unenchanted one, a standard Helmet, a Potion of Heroism and the rare Chain Mail +2, that is otherwise only dropped by Molkar in the classic version of the game.
- In the same version Cailan's weapon proficiencies have way too many points assigned, regarding his level, though he lacks the weapon to make real use of this.