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Oh, my soul aches for my lost Deheriana.
Kivan is a chaotic good elf ranger and a potential companion in
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BGEEglow BG: EE (2012)
This icon stands for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition without Siege of Dragonspear installed

Baldur's Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast Edit

Recruitment Edit

Kivan is available from Chapter 1. He can be found in the High Hedge area at co-ordinates 3650, 1450. As befits a ranger, he blends in well with the forest environment. You can quite easily walk right past him on the path in that area without noticing him being there.

Quests Edit

Relationships Edit

  • There is a strong mutual respect between Kivan and Ajantis, as the two both highly approve of each other's honor and courage.
  • Kivan does not get along well with Alora, as he finds her annoying and thinks she talks too much. Alora doesn't like him much either, because she thinks he's a huge grump.
  • Kivan and Branwen both think very highly of each other, especially when it comes to their prowess as warriors.
  • Garrick seems to look up to Kivan, and sees him as a very honorable person.
  • Jaheira approves of Kivan.
  • Kivan and Khalid get along very well. Kivan sees that Khalid is a lot braver than he may seem at first, and respects him for it.
  • Kivan approves of Minsc's bravery and readiness to charge into battle.
  • Kivan dislikes Quayle for the same reasons he dislikes Alora - namely, Quayle never shuts up, despite not having anything worthwhile to say.
  • Safana finds Kivan attractive and will flirt with him if the two are in the same party. Surprisingly, Kivan doesn't do anything to shut her down.
  • Kivan and Tiax butt heads a lot. As seen before with Alora and Quayle, Kivan doesn't get along well with people who blather on a lot. Even worse, Tiax will belittle Kivan's quest for revenge and call it petty. Kivan, predictably, reacts poorly, to say the least.
  • Viconia DeVir and Kivan have some serious conflicts. Interestingly enough, the ire comes almost entirely from Kivan's side. Viconia actually attempts to be friendly with Kivan and suggests they set aside their differences, and only acts negatively towards him after he's antagonized her first. Should Viconia die, Kivan will express the hope that her soul will rot in Hell. If the two are in the same party for long enough, there is a good chance Kivan will attack Viconia.
  • Xan seems to respect Kivan, but Kivan never expresses any similar sentiment towards Xan.
  • Yeslick seems to be concerned regarding Kivan's general vengeful outlook, and will advise him that there are some problems that can't be solved with violence.

Gameplay Edit

Kivan is a good archer, not as good as Coran, but close to Khalid. His high strength score lets him equip composite longbows by default, it can also be put into good use by making him a melee candidate as the damage output of most range weapons don't scale with strength except slings, throwing daggers or axes.

He starts with Stealth at 41, the special ability Charm Animal (x1), his racial enemy is ogre.

  • In
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    , companions who have fewer XP than protagonist at the time of their first 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.
Starting levels in original Baldur's Gate
Average party level Level XP Gold Hit Points Weapon Proficiencies Equipment
1.00 - 2.99 2 2262 3 16 (Max possible: 20)
  • Halberd ++
  • Longbow ++
3.00 - 4.99 4 9012 11 27 (Max possible: 40)
  • Long Sword +
  • Halberd ++
  • Longbow ++
5.00+ 6 36120 24 36 (Max possible: 60)
  • Long Sword ++
  • Halberd ++
  • Longbow ++

Biography Edit

When asked about his past, KIVAN reveals that he hails from the forest of Shilmista, though he has not visited his homeland for quite some time. He has instead been traveling the world driven by the darkest of obsessions: revenge.
Kivan and his mate Deheriana were apparently on a romantic sojourn years ago when they were waylaid by a group of brigands. They were captured and tortured for the amusement of Tazok, the half-ogre that led the attack. Kivan eventually escaped, but Deheriana did not survive the encounter.
Kivan is a man of few words, and obviously does not make friends easily. Likely he will not take much pleasure from life until he has revenged the death of his love.

Quotes Edit

KIVAN01
Hail! It is not often that I come across strangers in this part of the world. Initial meeting
KIVAN02
Retreat, you fools! We have no hope to win. Morale failure
KIVAN04
That was a noble deed. Happy
KIVAN05
I don't agree with our party's course of action. Unhappy-annoyed
KIVAN06
I won't stand for such behavior again. Unhappy-serious
KIVAN07
I cannot allow this to go on. Defend yourselves! Unhappy-break
KIVAN08
I will lead for as long as I am needed. Leader
KIVAN09
*yawn* It is time for us to rest. Tired
KIVAN10
Oh please, we have tarried long enough. Bored
KIVAN03
Battlecry1
KIVAN38
Damage
KIVAN11
I don't know how much longer I can go on. Hurt
KIVAN39
Dying
KIVAN13
The city is an example of man's excesses. I wish we would be gone from this miserable place. City
KIVAN14
Why must we emulate the ways of the dwarven folk by crawling about these warrens? Dungeon
KIVAN17
Yes? Select1
KIVAN18
What do you want? Select2
KIVAN19
Don't bother me. Select3
KIVAN20
Action1
KIVAN21
As you wish. Action2
KIVAN22
Aye. Action3
KIVAN23
There is a time for talk. This is not such a time. Action4
KIVAN24
Oh, my soul aches for my lost Deheriana. Action5
KIVAN25
We must not waste time on idle chatter. Action6
KIVAN26
My need for revenge gives me strength to go on. Action7
KIVAN27
Stay away from me, dark elf. Interaction1
KIVAN28
How are we to trust one who venerates the Spider Queen?

Interaction2

KIVAN29
Your evil ways will bring your ruin, dark elf.

Interaction3

KIVAN30
Don't make me warn you again, drow. Your next slip will be your last.

Interaction4

KIVAN31
You dark-hearted bitch! You'll die for that!

Interaction5

KIVAN37
Shut up! Your chattering might drive us all insane. Insult1
KIVAN35
You are a valuable companion. Compliment1
KIVAN36
Your courage shames the others. Compliment2
KIVAN40
One more friend to mourn. To death-general
KIVAN41
May Viconia's soul rot in Hell. To death-specific
KIVAN34
Your candor is appreciated. To compliment1
KIVAN32
Watch what you say. To insult1
KIVAN33
Shut your mouth!

To insult2

Trivia Edit

  • There are character files for Kivan in Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and he even has a character portrait (something the BG1 cameos lack), both indicating he may have been meant to be playable. [confirmation required]

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