Nalia de'Arnise is a chaotic good human dual-class thief (level 4) → mage and a potential companion.BGIIToBBGII:EE

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal Edit

Nalia family castle is under attack by trolls with a higher intelligence than average for their kind and she needs a group of adventurers who can take back the castle and save family members which are possibly held captive.

Recruitment Edit

Nalia is available to recruit from Chapter 2. She can be found in the Copper Coronet inn in the Athkatla Slums.

Relationships Edit

  • Nalia and Viconia don't get along terribly well, owing largely to their opposing views about poor people. Nalia is very sympathetic and compassionate toward them, albeit while also being unintentionally condescending and naive about their plight. Viconia, by contrast, sees the poor as weak, pathetic, and deserving of little more than scorn.

Related quests Edit

Gameplay Edit

Nalia is an immediate replacement for Imoen, who is abducted as soon as the party escape from the dungeon. Nalia doesn't have special powers like Imoen, and her thieving skills are slightly lower, but she makes up for it by the possession of a unique a ring which grants a +2 bonus to all saving throws & armor class, plus 50& resistance to fire, and early availability to potentially gain more XP.

In-game biography Edit

When asked about her past, NALIA is a bit hesitant. She comes from a wealthy landowning family headed by Lord de'Arnise, and while she speaks of her relatives with affection, the fact of her upbringing seems to embarrass her at the same time. Nalia clearly identifies more with the "poorer classes"... but also looks upon them with the eyes of the privileged. She has been educated and taught the magical arts, as per her dead mother's wishes, but Nalia states that her years of sneaking out of the castle have taught her the other side of life as well. She still has much to learn about life beyond her caste, however, and she knows it... and she is sure adventuring is the answer.

Quotes Edit

Oh—! I—I just wanted to help! Morale failure
It's just like I thought it would be: helping others and doing good things. Happy
This isn't right. We're supposed to be better than this. Unhappy-annoyed
If we don't change our ways, I'm going to have to leave. I cannot tolerate this. Unhappy-serious
You... you're nothing like I thought! I will have no part of you! Unhappy-break
I shall strive to help all those under me. Leader
*sigh* I'm not accustomed to these long days. Could we stop and rest? *yawn* Tired
I could sit around doing nothing back at the keep. Let's get going. Bored
For the needy! Battlecry1
In my father's name!


I will do what I must!


I—I'm afraid I'm the needy one now... Help me, please. Hurt
I am not used to such wide-open spaces. Aunty never went anywhere that wasn't carpeted. Forest
I don't like cities much. They are built on the backs of the unfortunate. City
I—I really don't like this. How are we helping the less fortunate trudging around in here? Dungeon
Another day of freedom! I never felt like this back in the ballrooms of home. Day
I'm not comfortable wandering around in the dark. The shadows could hold anyone... anything. Night
How can I help? Select1
Am I needed? Select2
Please, let me help. Select3
I'm ready for anything. Select4
Just ask and I'll do it. Select5
Where can I be of most use? Select6
I will do what I can. Action1
Glad to be of assistance. Action2
Always willing to try. Action3
I'll certainly try. Action4
Of course. Action5
It's almost beneath me. Action6
Is that all? I—I'd hoped for more. Action7
I can do more if you need. Select rare1
If only I could do as much for all in need of me. I try so hard...

Select rare2

Yes! Critical hit
Ah, heck! Critical miss
Something is wrong here... Target immune
I'm not accustomed to such loads. I've had to drop something. Inventory full
I have made the pinch, and none are the wiser. Picked pocket
I am hidden from any that would see. Hidden in shadows
My spell is lost! Spell disrupted
The trap is set. Watch your step! Set a trap

Dialogues Edit

Look how these people squander their wealth. Children lie starving in the street while the wealthy concern themselves with acquiring the latest Calimshan silks.
I can't stand seeing all these taverns around the city. They exist simply to drain the poorer classes of their money and throw them into such a stupor that they can't even realize their oppression.
Is anyone willing to hear my plea? Anyone? You all know me—I've helped some of you! Is this the thanks I get? I've helped lots of your kind!
Will none of you people listen? Anyone?! I've helped your kind... now why won't you help me?
All this traveling is beginning to wear on me... I can't remember the last time I walked so much in a single day. Haha haha... it's something my aunt should try, I think... instead of being hauled about in her gilded carriage.
An interesting little situation you've found yourself in, Edwin. I trust you'll use it to better learn how others think and feel?
Edwin, you should learn to walk a little more dignified... carry yourself in a better manner.
Viconia, it's simply a matter of even distribution of goods. There are those whose consumption is a crime against nature, and that injustice should be corrected whenever possible.

Personality Edit

Nalia is content with her play as a "compassionate noble" role, she’s indignant at the unevenness of the society wealth distribution but is unaware of its inevitability nature which leads to the masks people beneath her status wear when she's doing her charity work, this is witnessed in Daleson's dialog during the De'Arnise Keep invasion without Nalia in party.

External links Edit

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