|“||Gold runs the world kid, the faster ya learn that the better life'll treat ya.||”|
Kagain is available from Chapter 1. Travel to Beregost, you will find him in his shop next door to Feldepost's Inn, ask him about the service he runs and he will hire you to accompany him to find out why one of his caravans was missing. Accept this offer and he will join.
Related quests Edit
- Entar's Son (There's a timer for this quest)
- Ajantis will eventually attack any of the evil party members, but you can call him off by controlling him to do something else.
- Yeslick Orothair - Conflict
Kagain has the highest HP of any companions in game, his 20 constitution also gives him a natural regeneration (1hp/min) which will generally allow him to regain a large amount of health when traveling between areas on the world map and whenever party rest. As a dwarf, he also has a 5 bonus to his Death, Wands and Spells saving throws due to his constitution score, making him an excellent tank character.
In spite of being evil, Kagain is a valuable, if temporary, addition to a good-aligned party, he will only leave the party if your reputation reaches 19.
In classic game versions, It is best to recruit Kagain earlier. The reason for this is that his level 6 version got very low health rolls between levels 2 and 6. Assuming maximum rolls each level it is quite possible to have Kagain with 90 health at level 6 if you pick him up at level 1. This is a huge difference compared to the 60 health he would normally have if you get his level 6 variant.
- 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.
|Average party level||Level||XP||Gold||Hit Points||Weapon Proficiencies||Equipment|
|1.00 - 1.99||1||115||9||15 (Max possible:10+5)||
|2.00 - 2.99||2||2019||14||25 (Max possible:20+10)|
|3.00 - 4.99||4||8232||31||43 (Max possible:40+20)||
|5.00+||6||33839||69||60 (Max possible:60+30)||
In-Game Biography Edit
|“||When asked about his past, KAGAIN stresses that the questioner should just mind their own business if they want to keep their teeth. It is apparent that he runs a rather shady mercenary company and that he is quite obsessed with wealth, but any information beyond this he is content to keep to himself.||”|
|Greetings. I am Kagain. What can I do for you?||Initial meeting|
|This isn't worth dying over.||Morale failure|
|I like it here.||Happy|
|You buncha chumps! What the hell do ya think you was doing?||Unhappy-annoyed|
|Do gooders always make me wanna vomit.||Unhappy-serious|
|That's it. This dwarf is leaving!||Unhappy-break|
|As leader, I plan to make us stinking rich.||Leader|
|Even a dwarf's got a limit to his stamina.||Tired|
|Waiting around ain't gonna make us any money.||Bored|
|For the love o' money.||Battlecry1|
|This dwarf's not feeling too good.||Hurt|
|Damn forest, always reminds me of pansy elves.||Forest|
|I like it here, where the gold grows.||Dungeon|
|I don't wanna talk.||Select1|
|Go pester someone else.||Select2|
|I need an ale.||Select3|
|The only thing better than gold... is more gold.||Action4|
|You pugs are starting to piss me off.||Action5|
|Gold runs the world, kid. Faster ya learn that, the better life will treat ya.||Action6|
|If I had a copper for every moron I've run across, I could buy Baldur's Gate!||Action7|
|You're the stupidest dwarf I've ever met! You're an embarrassment to dwarves everywhere!||Interaction1|
|Yeslick, your stupid mine is what started all this trouble.||
|Yeslick, shut your lousy mouth and get out of my face.||
|You're an imbecile, Yeslick! If you piss me off one more time, I'm gonna rip your head off.||
|Ya lousy excuse for a dwarf, I'm gonna rip you a new arse.||
|Are you some kind of a moron? What do ya think you was doing?!||Insult1|
|Ya dolt, shut yer trap before it gets you into trouble.||Insult2|
|Better them than me.||To death-general|
|Stupid dwarf was gonna die sooner or later.||To death-specific|
|You should shaddup.||To insult1|
|Keep on talking that way and I'm gonna stuff yer mouth full o' horse dung.||
|Shaddup and show me the money!||
Unlike most evil companions in Baldur's Gate, Kagain does not show any signs of psychotic behavior. Instead he is depicted as a cold-hearted and pragmatic mercenary who only cares about money and profit.