|“||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 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 shamelessly with Safana, and she will rebuff his every attempt, quite humorously
Gameplay analysis Edit
His starting equipment is: leather armor, a long bow, 20 arrows and a long sword. He is a 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.
In-game biography Edit
|“||When asked about his past, Coran reveals that he hails from the Forest of Thethir, 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 who could spare it, and swearing that he would quit once he had enough to start his own business. Unfortunately he soon grew to love his new lifestyle, looking for 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.||”|
- "What is your bidding?"
- "Life is adventure or nothing."
- "Luck be a lady."
- "Great peril yields great beauty."
- "I think we all deserve a pat on the back." (when party reputation increases)
- Whistle (When entering battle)
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 in 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.