|“||Great peril yields great beauty.||”|
In game canon, Coran adventured with the party during the events of Baldur's Gate, leaving the group some time before the final battle with Sarevok, he also at some point started a relationship with Safana.
Coran is available from Baldur's Gate Chapter 4. He can be found standing at the middle of a bridge in NW of first part of Cloakwood. He will ask you to join his plan in bringing the governor of Beregost a 'dragon's head', if it is accepted, he will join the party.
- Coran the Wyvern Hunter (He'll leave the party if this quest is not completed within the time limit)
- Brielbara's Baby (Coran will leave the party if the player refuses to help Brielbara)
- Coran will flirt with Branwen. While she will thank him for any compliments, she doesn't really encourage him further.
- Coran will flirt with Dynaheir, who will recognize the shallow nature of his "compliments" and subtly discourage him.
- Faldorn respects Coran and enjoys his company. She seems to believe that, despite his wyvern-hunting, he is more reverent towards nature than most other party members.
- Coran will flirt shamelessly with Jaheira, despite the fact that she is married. She, of course, ignores him completely.
- Kagain dislikes Coran and will often try to either shut him down or shut him up.
- Coran will flirt shamelessly with Safana, and she will rebuff his every attempt, quite humorously. Her reaction to his death, however, reveals that she's a lot more fond of him than she lets on.
- Coran also flirts shamelessly with Shar-Teel, who will shut him down almost immediately. She also throws some pretty scathing insults at him from time to time.
- Coran will flirt with Skie, too. In response, she will get flustered.
- Tiax dislikes Coran, and will insult him from time to time, but Coran seems to shrug it off fairly easily.
- Viconia, while flattered by any compliments Coran sends her way, generally views him with some disdain, sees him as weak, and is not afraid to let him know it. This does not stop Coran from flirting with her just as shamelessly as he does with most female characters in the game.
His starting equipment is: leather armor, a long bow, 20 arrows and a long sword. He is an elf (+1 to-hit with bows and swords), and he has 20 dexterity (1 point over the elf max, a minor bonus to his thief skills, +3 to-hit with ranged weapons) and 3 proficiency points in longbow (Mastery: +3 to-hit/damage, +1/2 attack) which player-made multi-class fighters cannot do, making him the best archer companion in BG1. If he's given the Gauntlets of Ogre Power, he can use composite bows as well.
Enhanced Edition note: companions who are under-leveled at the time of joining will be given a certain amount of experience points (XP) for you to manually level them up to gain more control of their status.
|“|| When asked about his past, CORAN reveals that he hails from the Forest of Tethir, and while he has great memories of his time there, the serene lifestyle he felt it offered was ultimately not for him. Instead he traveled to the city of Baldur's Gate, dreaming of wealth, power, and respect.|
With nary a coin to his name, he resorted to thievery, stealing only from those that he felt could spare it, and swearing that he would quit once he had enough gold to start his own business. Unfortunately, he soon grew to love his new lifestyle, looking forward to each hair-raising escape, dangerous break-in, or beautiful woman.
Occasionally, he would need to leave town for a while, disappearing into the wilderness until things had cooled down and his name was less known. His most recent retreat is apparently the result of a relationship with the female sorceress Brielbara. He sheepishly admits to being caught in the act of seducing a female member of the Knights of the Unicorn and being forced to flee from the violently jealous mage
|Ho, travelers! Hold a moment.||Initial meeting|
|This adventure has gotten out of hand.||Morale failure|
|I think we all deserve a pat on the back.||Happy|
|I cannot give my approval for what we've just done.||Unhappy-annoyed|
|If our fellowship continues in this vein, I may have to leave.||Unhappy-serious|
|I can't stay with this group any longer. I have to call it quits.||Unhappy-break|
|I think my new responsibility will be a great deal of fun.||Leader|
|Even the most prolific adventurer must take some time to rest.||Tired|
|My worst hate is reserved for sitting and doing *yawn* nothing.||Bored|
|*grunt* It's only a flesh wound.||Hurt|
|What is your bidding?||Select2|
|Life is adventure or nothing.||Select3|
|Luck be a lady.||Action1|
|Great peril yields great beauty.||Action2|
|Wherever fate takes me.||Action3|
|The storm is always preferable to the calm.||Action4|
|The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.||Action5|
|You can't live without a little adventure.||Action6|
|Luck is always on the side of the romantic.||Action7|
|Safana, you are full of such subtle wit and charm.||Interaction1|
|Sometimes, Safana, I find myself attracted to you... despite your shallow, spiteful demeanor.||
|You've been dominating my thoughts recently, Safana. It's distracting my work.||
|If you weren't such a self-serving wench, I... don't think I'd find you half as attractive.||
|Admit it, Safana! You sometimes find me to your liking.||
|A fine figure like yours shouldn't be risked in an occupation such as adventuring.||Compliment1|
|A more beautiful girl I don't think I've laid eyes on.||Compliment2|
|You have the most beautiful, eh... eyes.||
|I grieve to lose a friend.||To death-general|
|I wish we had more time to know each other, Safana.||To death-specific|
|I accept your compliments.||To compliment1|
|You are rather uncouth today.||
|I don't appreciate your humor.||To insult2|
|I'll not speak a word after what you did!||Hostile|
|Can't stick around to talk, I have some wyverns to kill.||Post break|
Coran's appearance in Siege of Dragonspear is rather short as his "maiden" affair was discovered by Safana, he'll greet the player on the second floor of Elfsong Tavern but quickly run away before Safana's fury devours him.
Coran makes a cameo in Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. He can be found northwest in the area in which the entrance to Suldanessellar is. He can't be recruited into the party again and he only requires your help to free Safana from the wolfweres.
- Coran re-appears in Murder in Baldur's Gate and Legends of Baldur's Gate, which take place roughly 100 years after the games. He has become a nobleman and serves under Duke Ulder Ravengard. He also has a bastard son named Krydle, who is one of the main characters of Legends of Baldur's Gate and the follow up comics.
- The portrait of Coran is based on a photo of Greg Zeschuk, co-founder of BioWare and executive producer of the Baldur's Gate series.
- In the original Baldur's Gate, Coran has the mage specialization invoker assigned to his Fighter / Thief class. This is removed in the Enhanced Edition.Baldur's Gate (1998)
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