|“||A good blade must be fed. Find prey or I find you.||”|
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Montaron and his companion Xzar are Zhentarim sent to the Sword Coast to investigate the causes of the recent Iron Crisis. As the plot evolves, it becomes clear that someone's trying to frame the Zhentarim for the events occurring around the city of Baldur's Gate and Nashkel. Since the Zhentarim are not particularly benevolent and have a fearsome reputation, the duo prefers to work undercover, pretending to be mere adventurers.
Montaron is available from Chapter 1, travel to the Candlekeep Coastway. You will find him with Xzar along the path on the eastern side of the area (4515, 2705). Invite them to join, then agree to travel with them to Nashkel Mines.
Montaron has to pair with Xzar.
- Xzar and Montaron (This quest needs to be completed with in time limit or they leave)
- Niemain in Sorcerous Sundries
|As with all evil party members, Ajantis will eventually attack Montaron. However, it's possible to call Ajantis off by giving him another command when he attacks. A fight between the two can also be avoided by having Xan in the party, as he is able to talk Ajantis down.|
|Montaron is disgusted by Alora's friendliness and kindness, and expresses wonder that she's even managed to survive this long in the thieving profession with an attitude like that. Alora doesn't like Montaron all that much and thinks he is a huge grump.|
|Montaron dislikes Garrick and sees the bard as a fool who is going to get himself killed one of these days.|
|Montaron talks of killing party members, and it's not just bluff or bluster. If kept in the party long enough, he will provoke Khalid into a fight, If that happens, Jaheira will join Khalid to fight Montaron and Xzar to death.|
|Minsc and Montaron strongly dislike each other. Montaron finds Minsc's do-goodery disgusting, and Minsc distrusts Montaron. Boo does not trust Montaron either.|
|Montaron finds Quayle annoying and pretty much thinks he's an incompetent idiot.|
|Montaron thinks Skie is incompetent and is surprised she hasn't gotten herself killed yet.|
|Montaron dislikes Tiax.|
|Xzar is Montaron's co-worker and traveling companion. Though the two will always join the party as a pair and refuse to travel separately, there is little love between them. Xzar and Montaron clearly dislike each other, and Montaron implies more than once he's been plotting to put Xzar down. Should Xzar die, Montaron will react happily and claim that it saves him the trouble of killing Xzar himself.|
|Yeslick and Montaron strongly dislike each other. Montaron cannot stand Yeslick's goody-goody attitude, and Yeslick finds Montaron's eagerness to resort to violence both disturbing and misguided.|
- In Enhanced Editions, 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.
|Average party level||Level||XP||Gold||Hit Points||Weapon Proficiencies||Equipment||Thief Skills|
|1.00 - 1.99||
||7||9 (Max possible:18/2)||
|2.00 - 2.99||
||15||12 (Max possible:25/2)||
|3.00 - 4.99||
||25||30 (Max possible:61/2)||
||33||48 (Max possible:97/2)||
|“|| When asked about his past, MONTARON openly threatens you with bodily harm. He seems quite dangerous, and more than willing to engage in gratuitous violence. It would appear that he cares little for life, including his own.|
He works grudgingly with Xzar, even though he obviously despises the man. Whoever their employers are, they must be powerful indeed. These two would likely kill each other without a presence over their heads preventing it. Montaron might be willing to discuss the whole matter with you, but you get the feeling that you probably would not wake up the next morning.
|Ye already be disturbed; now leave me be. Yer company be toil enough as is.||Initial meeting|
|A pox on ye! I'll no lose my neck to this lot!||Morale failure|
|Effective. I may not kill you after all.||Happy|
|Ye goody goodies make me sick!||Unhappy-annoyed|
|Any more of yer nice-nice and I'm gone!||Unhappy-serious|
|I'll suffer this group no more! Best ye sleep with one eye open!||Unhappy-break|
|I have no equal, but I prefer to work alone.||Leader|
|If'n I'm not allowed to sleep, our next assailants may just live.||Tired|
|A good blade must be fed. Find prey or I find you.||Bored|
|And the rivers run red!||Battlecry1|
|A death be in me if I no get help.||Hurt|
|I hate the woods. Prey be so much easier to find in the city.||Forest|
|Dungeons! The dark be nice, but blast this damp!||Dungeon|
|I be much preferring the cover of night o'er this blasted daylight!||Day|
|Ye spoke at me?||Select1|
|This better be good.||Select2|
|What need ye dead?||Select3|
|I'll do yer toil.||Action1|
|Go suck yer blade.||Action2|
|Sleep lightly, taskmaster.||Action3|
|I warrant your attention?! Oh frabjous day, callooh callay!||Action4|
|Leave me be, lest your head leave yer neck.||Action6|
|What part of "I'm a loner" do ye not understand?!||Action7|
|*sigh* That mad wizard is off on one of his "spells" again.||Interaction1|
|My "equal" is a talent of many men, all of them fools.||
|Do ye truly want yer last words to be so stupid?||
|Do not make light of me! My purpose is greater than you can imagine!||
|I've suffered yer company as long as I'm going to! Ye could be Harpers, the way ye irritate me so!||
|Keep yer distance, ye goody-goody. I no like the smell of charity.||Insult1|
|Good or bad, you'll go the way of all flesh.||Insult2|
|'Tis a wonder you've lived as long as ye have.||Insult3|
|Fool! Now we'll need another mule!||To death-general|
|And the mad wizard falls! Saves me the trouble!||To death-specific|
|Mayhaps we should just befriend them all and go for tea, eh?||To compliment1|
|Yer wit be as sharp as my blade! Do we exchange jabs, or will ye cease yer prattle?!||To insult1|
|Ye live longer if ye don't annoy me. Mayhaps even a week or more.||
Montaron does not appear in Shadows of Amn, but Xzar wants you to search in the Harper Headquarter in the Athkatla Docks for him during a side-quest. You will soon find out that he has been polymorphed into a bird, which you give to Xzar, but when the bird is transformed in human form, you find out this is a trick, as the bird was not Montaron, but an assassin of the Harpers which kills Xzar. You can find Montaron's body in a chest in Harper Headquarter when visiting the building later.
Montaron is a very psychotic and aggressive character, threatening all his companions with bodily harm. He is also very reserved and secretive, using the usual threats to discourage nosing around.
Despite travelling with Xzar, Montaron despises the Necromancer and will express relief over his eventual demise. He also holds no respect to anyone in his party, looking at potential companions as pack-mules and potential victims rather than peers.
- Montaron article on the Forgotten Realms Wiki, a guide to the fantasy universe named the Forgotten Realms.