Keldorn is available to recruit from Chapter 2. You'll encounter him during the side quest Find and Destroy the Cult of the Unseeing. Keldorn is fighting some random undead creatures (actually the zombie won't fight back, so Keldorn is the sure victor) in the sewers underneath Athkatla Temple District. If the player mentions that he is trying to destroy this cult, he will join.
When he is recruited in Throne of Bhaal and he wasn't a member of the party at the end in Shadows of Amn, his equipment is reset to default so any items other than his family sword and armor are gone.
Related quests Edit
- Keldorn wishes to visit his wife and family (There're timers in various stages of his quest. Also note that if you allow him to retire after helping him with his family affairs, he can't be recruited again until the chapters of Throne of Bhaal)
- Viconia - Conflicts
- Anomen - Conflicts if Anomen fails his test
- Dorn - Conflicts
- Hexxat - Conflicts, they can't be in the same party
Gameplay analysis Edit
If the protagonist isn't a paladin of good alignment, Keldorn will be the only party member who can use The Holy Avenger. He also gains many powerful benefits as an inquisitor, most noticeably his dispel ability, which doubles his level factor for a greatly increased dispelling chance.
Keldorn comes with great equipment, Hallowed Redeemer, a two handed sword +2 which damage enemies attacking him, and his armor, Firecam Full Plate Armor which offers good defense and Free Action like Spider's Bane. He has a crossbow and some bolts as well.
In-game biography Edit
|“||When asked about his past, Keldorn sighs and is forced to think for a moment before counting the number of years he has been a paladin of Torm in the service of the Most Noble Order of the Radiant Heart. He has battled to protect the defenseless and punish the evil on more occasion than he can recall. A seasoned veteran with the scars to prove it, Keldorn speaks wistfully of retirement in the future and the opportunity to spend more time with his family. Upon their mention, however, Keldorn's attention wanders of and grows grim. Duty is more important than personal considerations, he whispers hardly, so long as the Order has need of him.||”|
- "I am yours to direct, my friend."
- "I pledge my service, and my life if need be."
- "I await your order."
- "I stand ready."
- "I shall do my utmost."
- "I expected as such."
- "You have a plan?"
- "For the good."
- "In Torm's name, I shall serve."
- "Duty calls, I see."
- "Good is on our side this day!" (battle cry)
- "Keep a wary eye about... one never knows the form that danger can take in a place such as this." (when in a dungeon)
- "I have buried many fallen comrades... let us endavour to remain hale this day."
- "Evil appears deceptively insignificant in the daylight." (during the day)
- "We shall strike a deep blow into evil's heart! There is no more worthy a cause."
- "I shall do everything in my power to keep this group safe and on the path of right." (when made leader of the group)
- "By Torm, I shall strike you down!"
- "The pain nearly o'erwhelms me. If you have aid to offer, I would gladly partake of it." (critical health)
- "Torm take you!" (critical hit)
- "You will fall yet." (critical miss)
- "I approve heartily of the path that has been taken so far. The good has been upheld." (good Reputation)
His long service has made him an experienced, wise character and he may act as a father figure. He has guided many knights-to-be, including Ajantis Ilvastarr and he is currently guiding Anomen Delryn.
In general, he can get along with good aligned and neutral aligned characters, with the exception for Nalia de'Arnise. At the start, his relations with Anomen Delryn are strained, but if he manages to get knighted, he and Keldorn get more cordial. His relations with evil aligned characters are rather hostile, he may even come to blows with some of them.