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A good blade must be fed. Find prey or I find you.
Montaron is a neutral evil halfling multi-class Fighter / Thief and a potential companion in
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BGnoglow1 Baldur's Gate (1998)
This icon stands for classic Baldur's Gate without Tales of the Sword Coast installed
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Totsc icon  BG: TotSC
This icon stands for Tales of the Sword Coast content of classic Baldur's Gate
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BGEEglow BG: EE (2012)
This icon stands for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition without Siege of Dragonspear installed

Background Edit

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.

Baldur's Gate & Tales of the Sword CoastEdit

RecruitmentEdit

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.

QuestsEdit

RelationshipsEdit

GUIBTACT00007 BG1CE 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.
GUIBTACT00002 BG1CE 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.
GUIBTACT00002 BG1CE Montaron dislikes Garrick and sees the bard as a fool who is going to get himself killed one of these days.
GUIBTACT00007 BG1CE 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.
GUIBTACT00002 BG1CE Minsc and Montaron strongly dislike each other. Montaron finds Minsc's do-goodery disgusting, and Minsc distrusts Montaron. Boo does not trust Montaron either.
GUIBTACT00002 BG1CE Montaron finds Quayle annoying and pretty much thinks he's an incompetent idiot.
GUIBTACT00002 BG1CE Montaron thinks Skie is incompetent and is surprised she hasn't gotten herself killed yet.
GUIBTACT00002 BG1CE Montaron dislikes Tiax.
GUIBTACT00000 BG1CE 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.
GUIBTACT00002 BG1CE 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.

GameplayEdit

As a halfling with 15 constitution, Montaron receives a -4 bonus on saves against Death, Spells and Wands.

  • 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.
Starting levels in classic Baldur's Gate
Average party level Level XP Gold Hit Points Weapon Proficiencies Equipment Thief Skills
1.00 - 1.99
  • Fighter: 1
  • Thief: 1
  • Fighter: 24
  • Thief: 24
7 9 (Max possible:18/2)
  • Short Sword ++
  • Sling ++
  • Pick Pockets: +10
  • Move Silently: +20
  • Hide In Shadows: +10
2.00 - 2.99
  • Fighter: 1
  • Thief: 2
  • Fighter: 1415
  • Thief: 1415
15 12 (Max possible:25/2)
  • Pick Pockets: +20
  • Move Silently: +30
  • Hide In Shadows: +15
3.00 - 4.99
  • Fighter: 3
  • Thief: 4
  • Fighter: 7163
  • Thief: 7163
25 30 (Max possible:61/2)
  • Short Sword ++
  • Axe +
  • Sling ++
  • Pick Pockets: +40
  • Move Silently: +50
  • Hide In Shadows: +25
5.00+
  • Fighter: 5
  • Thief: 6
  • Fighter: 21109
  • Thief: 21109
33 48 (Max possible:97/2)
  • Pick Pockets: +60
  • Move Silently: +70
  • Hide In Shadows: +35

Biography Edit

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.

Quotes Edit

MONTR01
Ye already be disturbed; now leave me be. Yer company be toil enough as is. Initial meeting
MONTR02
A pox on ye! I'll no lose my neck to this lot! Morale failure
MONTR04
Effective. I may not kill you after all. Happy
MONTR05
Ye goody goodies make me sick! Unhappy-annoyed
MONTR06
Any more of yer nice-nice and I'm gone! Unhappy-serious
MONTR07
I'll suffer this group no more! Best ye sleep with one eye open! Unhappy-break
MONTR08
I have no equal, but I prefer to work alone. Leader
MONTR09
If'n I'm not allowed to sleep, our next assailants may just live. Tired
MONTR10
A good blade must be fed. Find prey or I find you. Bored
MONTR03
And the rivers run red! Battlecry1
MONTR38
Damage
MONTR11
A death be in me if I no get help. Hurt
MONTR39
Dying
MONTR12
I hate the woods. Prey be so much easier to find in the city. Forest
MONTR14
Dungeons! The dark be nice, but blast this damp! Dungeon
MONTR15
I be much preferring the cover of night o'er this blasted daylight! Day
MONTR17
Ye spoke at me? Select1
MONTR18
This better be good. Select2
MONTR19
What need ye dead? Select3
MONTR20
I'll do yer toil. Action1
MONTR21
Go suck yer blade. Action2
MONTR22
Sleep lightly, taskmaster. Action3
MONTR23
I warrant your attention?! Oh frabjous day, callooh callay! Action4
MONTR24
Arrrr! Action5
MONTR25
Leave me be, lest your head leave yer neck. Action6
MONTR26
What part of "I'm a loner" do ye not understand?! Action7
MONTR27
*sigh* That mad wizard is off on one of his "spells" again. Interaction1
MONTR28
My "equal" is a talent of many men, all of them fools.

Interaction2

MONTR29
Do ye truly want yer last words to be so stupid?

Interaction3

MONTR30
Do not make light of me! My purpose is greater than you can imagine!

Interaction4

MONTR31
I've suffered yer company as long as I'm going to! Ye could be Harpers, the way ye irritate me so!

Interaction5

MONTR35
Keep yer distance, ye goody-goody. I no like the smell of charity. Insult1
MONTR36
Good or bad, you'll go the way of all flesh. Insult2
MONTR37
'Tis a wonder you've lived as long as ye have. Insult3
MONTR40
Fool! Now we'll need another mule! To death-general
MONTR41
And the mad wizard falls! Saves me the trouble! To death-specific
MONTR33
Mayhaps we should just befriend them all and go for tea, eh? To compliment1
MONTR32
Yer wit be as sharp as my blade! Do we exchange jabs, or will ye cease yer prattle?! To insult1
MONTR34
Ye live longer if ye don't annoy me. Mayhaps even a week or more.

To insult2

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Edit

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.

Personality Edit

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.

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