|“||It may t-t-take me longer to express myself, b-b-b-but that doesn't mean my thoughts aren't worth sh-sharing.||”|
Khalid is one of the canon party members who adventured with Gorion's Ward during the event of Baldur's Gate, alongside Imoen, Dynaheir, Minsc and his wife Jaheira. The couple are happily married to each other, and they are old friends of Gorion, who is a Harper, just like they are.
Khalid is available from Baldur's Gate Chapter 1. To hire him, travel to the Friendly Arm Inn, you will find him with his wife, Jaheira, at the bar. Explain who you are (Gorion's ward) and simply invite him to join.
Khalid has to pair with Jaheira.
- Jaheira and Khalid (There's a timer for this quest)
- Khalid is a loyal companion and a friend to those who have gained his trust. He stays true to the memory of his friend Gorion and will compliment Gorion's Ward should they follow in the footsteps of their father by maintaining a high Reputation.
- As fellow men of honor, Khalid and Ajantis respect each other and get along well.
- Khalid gets along well with Branwen.
- Dynaheir and Khalid get along well for the most part, though Khalid believes Dynaheir could demonstrate a bit more tact in her interactions with others.
- Khalid is uncomfortable around Edwin, though he tries not to be confrontational about it. Edwin, on the other hand, is straight up disdainful and insulting towards Khalid.
- Eldoth is rude to Khalid and thinks him terribly dull. Khalid is bothered by this, but tries not to make too much of a scene about it.
- Khalid's relationship with Faldorn is strained, and while he seems to want to reach some sort of uneasy truce at least, he will sometimes end up in the crossfire between Faldorn and Jaheira.
- Garrick looks up to Khalid and sees him as an honorable person.
- Jaheira is Khalid's wife, and the two are inseparable. They are very much in love with each other, despite their personality differences.
- Kagain dislikes Khalid and thinks he is an altruistic moron. Khalid, in turn, is uncomfortable around Kagain.
- Khalid and Kivan respect each other and get along well. Kivan sees a great bravery in Khalid that many others do not.
- Khalid and Minsc get along well.
- Quayle thinks Khalid is not that bright and will insult him fairly often. Interestingly, despite this, Khalid is one of the few characters who does not dislike Quayle.
- Khalid gets along well with Safana, and believes her company is a welcome part of this group.
- Shar-Teel sees Khalid as an especially weak man, and thus deserving of more ire than men in general. She will cruelly insult him on a regular basis. Despite this, Khalid remains civil towards her.
- Skie sees Khalid as a good friend.
- Khalid is uncomfortable around Tiax.
- Viconia thinks very little of Khalid and will attempt to boss him around.
- Khalid respects Xan for his honesty, but also believes the mage might be a bit too brutally honest at times and should probably tone it down a bit.
- Xzar and Montaron – As agents of Zhentarim, a group at odds with the Harpers, these particular unscrupulous types will find the likes of Jaheria and Khalid unacceptable, each pair expressing disgust regarding the other, and will eventually come to blows if either of each pair are in the same group for a prolonged duration.
- Khalid thinks highly of Yeslick and enjoys his company.
- 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||42||11||13 (Max possible:10+3)||
|2.00 - 2.99||2||3138||14||24 (Max possible:20+6)|
|3.00 - 4.99||4||8037||17||44 (Max possible:40+12)||
|5.00+||6||33871||25||64 (Max possible:60+18)||
|“||When asked about his past, Khalid nervously reveals that he was born and raised in the nation of Calimshan. He does not say much of his parents, but you get the feeling that his merchant father thought little of him, devoting much more attention to Khalid's half brothers. Khalid thus threw himself into the martial pursuits, studying under members of the city militia. He doesn't go into detail on how he met Jaheira , but his adoration of her is obvious. When asked about how he knew Gorion, he will only say that they had long been friends, and that many shared acquaintances will mourn his loss with harpsong.||”|
|C-calm yourself, dear. We must proceed c-c-carefully.||Initial meeting|
|Better part of valor! Better part of valor!||Morale failure|
|Gorion would be proud of your actions.||Happy|
|Gorion would have none of this! 'Tis shameful!||Unhappy-annoyed|
|I'll not have a part in this! Change your course lest I be forced to s-stop you!||Unhappy-serious|
|I will not allow this! It's—it's utterly evil!||Unhappy-break|
|I-if you wish, but I—I'm not a very inspiring leader.||Leader|
|*yawn* I think much c-c-clearer with—with rest. Might we stop?||Tired|
|I prefer these long periods of relaxation. Lovely day for it.||Bored|
|Oh, my heart's really not in this!||Battlecry1|
|Ah, I am getting weaker. I'll need a healer as soon as possible.||Hurt|
|I am much more at ease in the forest.||Forest|
|Cities are always so intimidating. So many people.||City|
|T-there are S-SO many places I would rather be.||Dungeon|
|Sunny or not, 'tis nice to enjoy the out-of-doors.||Day|
|Even with infravision, I prefer the daylight.||Night|
|C-can I help you?||Select1|
|You have need of me?||Select2|
|If none are better.||Action1|
|I can but try.||Action2|
|I'll do my best.||Action3|
|If at first I don't succeed, the wife won't let me forget.||Action4|
|Th-th-th-that's all, f-folks!||Action5|
|Click on someone your own size!||Action7|
|P-please, Jaheira, you needn't be so... so... oh...||Interaction1|
|Yes, that's definitely it!||
|Ye... no, no, no, no! Stay beautiful. Despite yourself.||
|Usually everyone proves themselves, but there is something... disturbing about you.||
|I had thought none could be so b-b-beyond the bounds of—of goodness. Certainly you need h-help.||
|I don't want to seem, eh, c-confrontational, but c-could you be a little less, well, uh—uh, evil?||Insult1|
|Your company is a w-welcome part of this group.||Compliment1|
|Your honesty is refreshing, but lace it well with tact.||Special1|
|Another friend fallen. Does it never end?||To death-general|
|Jah—jaheira. No. NO!||To death-Jaheira|
|Th-thank you.||To compliment1|
|Sharpen your t-t-tongue elsewhere. Everyone deserves a chance.||To insult1|
|You... ooh! M-must you c-continually...||
|I c-cannot say that I have enjoyed our t-time together, but for the sake of Gorion I will not protest your actions further. If there is anything of him within you, you will ultimately turn out all right... though it does seem doubtful at the moment. Come Jaheira d-darling. We must leave this one to his chosen path.||Post break|
You won't be able to recruit Khalid until the end of Chapter 9 because he's been busy leading ally troops defending the Bridgefort against besiegers led by Caelar's trusted generals, you'll be given the choice of letting him join before you open the Bridgefort main gate, should you choose not to do so, you may find him later at southern part of Coalition Camp in Chapter 10.
Khalid needs Spider Silk to prepare an anniversary gift to surprise Jaheira, you may find the component either inside the spider lair in Forest of Wyrms or in Dead Man's Pass. He'll change his mind upon you presenting the silk to him.
Talk to him some time later, he'll ask you to find an Aquamarine Gem instead, which you may already have if you use an imported save or you may find one in Underground River caverns on Ferrusk, either pickpocket or kill him, but note that the man is also related to two other quests, complete the quests before taking him violently. Give the gem to Khalid and he'll complete the necklace with both components. Jaheira will ask your opinion of the gift, after the dialogue, The Gift appears in her inventory and you receive 3000 XP for your trouble.
|“||When asked about his past, Khalid nervously reveals that he was born and raised in the nation of Calimshan. From offhand comments he makes, you gather he was not favored by either of his parents but particularly not by his father. Khalid joined the city militia as soon as he was able and made his career there for a time. He leaves the details of how he met Jaheira unclear, but you know he and his wife both belong to a secretive order known as the Harpers. Their appearance at Bridgefort just as the crusade arrived may not have been coincidence, but Khalid anxiously denies the Harpers sent him to stop the crusade.||”|
|What is this? What's going on—? Wait—<CHARNAME>? Is that you?||Initial meeting1|
|My f-friend! 'Tis good to see you. What are you doing here?||Initial meeting2|
|Advance backward!||Morale failure|
|I count myself lucky to be part of such a group.||Happy|
|Oh, d-d-dear. This isn't going well. Not well at all.||Unhappy-annoyed|
|Could we talk about the, well, the evil g-going on?||Unhappy-serious|
|You go too far. I cannot be a party to such actions. Even I can show c-courage in the face of such wrongdoing.||Unhappy-break|
|Are you sure? I mean are you r-really sure? All right, then.||Leader|
|My steps begin to d-d-drag. I think we should rest.||Tired|
|I prefer these long periods of relaxation. Lovely day for it.||Bored|
|Our foes will f-fall!||Battlecry2|
|You might want to run away?||Battlecry3|
|I need aid!||Hurt|
|I have f-fallen...||Dying|
|A b-breath of fresh air.||Forest|
|Such a large place. Q-quite a lot of bustle. A-and hustle.||City|
|Though I can see in the d-d-dark, I still prefer the surface.||Dungeon|
|What dangers will this day b-bring?||Day|
|So many shadows at night. I see enemies behind every tree or house.||Night|
|C-can I help you?||Select1|
|W-w-what is it?||
|If none are b-better.||Action1|
|I'll d-do it.||Action2|
|Did you n-need something else?||Action4|
|Aaaah! D-don't sneak up on me like that!||Action5|
|It may t-t-take me longer to express myself, b-b-b-but that doesn't mean my thoughts aren't worth sh-sharing.||Action6|
|Another ally lost. How many m-more must fall before this madness ends?||To death-general|
|Nooo! Jaheira!||To death-Jaheira|
|Take th-that!||Critical hit|
|Ah! I will recover.||Critical miss|
|Hm? I can't hurt it!||Target immune|
|Sorry, I can't hold that much. I d-d-dropped it.||Inventory full|
|I did it!||Picked pocket|
|I'm s-s-sneaking.||Hidden in shadows|
|Oh, my spell is wasted!||Spell disrupted|
|Set a booby trap.||Set a trap|
According to the game's canon, Khalid was in the party of Gorion's Ward after the events of Baldur's Gate, but just before the events of Shadows of Amn, they were captured by Jon Irenicus. Near the end of their imprisonment, Jon decided to sacrifice Khalid's life for the sake of an experiment. The party finds his lifeless body in a room near where the potential companion Yoshimo will be encountered.
Khalid is a rather shy and timid fellow whose speech is handicapped by a stutter, and thus tends to avoid crowds and cities. He is truly devoted to his wife Jaheira, though with both present in the party, one cannot help but fall under the impression that the wife is the one who "wears the trousers" in the union.
- Khalid article at the Forgotten Realms Wiki, a wiki for the medieval fantasy universe named the Forgotten Realms.