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Lady Hannah NPC

Lady Hannah

The mage Ragefast is holding a nymph captive in his house in Baldur's Gate West. There are three potential quest givers for this quest: Lady Hannah, Ramazith, and Ragefast. Lady Hannah can be found in Baldur's Gate Central in the northwest corner of the local map standing near the Poultry Store. When the party is close enough she greets them and begins complaining about the mage Ragefast being a dirty old man. If the player asks her to explain further the quest begins and Lady Hannah tells the player that Ragefast is keeping a nymph captive in his house. If the player says they do not wish to get involved she leaves and the quest does not start. Ramazith can be found in Baldur's Gate North outside Ramazith's Tower. He will greet the player and ask them if they are interested in doing some work of an illegal nature. If the player refuses his offer at any point he will leave and return to his tower. If the player expresses interest he says that he wants them to steal a nymph from the mage Ragefast and will reward them with magical items. If asked to improve his offer he will say that he cannot. If the player accepts his offer and Jaheira is with the party she will protest but will take no action. The quest can also be acquired by simply entering Ragefast's House.

Finding and Confronting Ragefast Edit

Though Lady Hannah and the in game journal both say Ragefast's house is located in the northwest corner of Baldur's Gate it is actually in Baldur's Gate West. Baldur's Gate West can be reached by going to Baldur's Gate Central and walking to the west side of the map. Ragefast's House is in the northeast corner of Baldur's Gate West. The door is locked.

Once the player is inside Ragefast will greet them and refuse to let them leave because they have seen the nymph, Abela, who he is holding captive. He expresses his belief that Abela and him are meant to be together after which Abela says that she is not long for this world. If the player says that they were sent by Ramazith, Ragefast will become hostile. This is not necessarily a problem as Ragefast must die in order to take Abela to Ramazith. If the player threatens Ragefast or Abela in any way during the conversation he will attack. In order to talk Ragefast into releasing Abela the player must avoid threats and use his feelings for Abela as leverage to convince him to set her free.

Outcomes Edit

Free Abela the Nymph Edit

If Abela is set free and Ragefast is not killed she will give the player a lock of her hair as a reward and the party also receives 2000 XP. There are no reputation benefits for freeing Abela. This path yields the second smallest reward. If Ragefast is killed and Abela is freed the party receives the same reward plus item drops from Ragefast: An Amulet of Protection +1, a wand of paralyzation, and knave's robes.

If the player frees Abela and returns to Ramazith without her he will become hostile and attack the party with a lightning spell before teleporting himself to the top of his tower. The party must then fight their way up through the tower. The second floor has two mustard jellies, the third floor has six ghasts, the fourth floor has six hobgoblins, and the fifth has six kobolds. Ramazith is on the sixth floor. It is possible to fight him there for a brief time before he teleports away to a different floor of the tower.

Deliver Abela to Ramazith Edit

If Ragefast is killed and Abela is taken to Ramazith the party is supposed to receive Bracers of Defense and 2000 XP as a reward but the quest is glitched in the original Baldur's Gate and the player receives no reward for their effort except for loot from Ragefast. At this point the player can still talk to Abela and free her. There are no reputation penalties for handing her over but if Jaheira and Khalid are in the party they refuse to let Ramazith take Abela. They attack him but do not become hostile to the player. They will not rejoin the party after he is dead. His body can be looted for an Amulet of Metaspell Influence, knave's robes, and a Ring of Protection +2.

Most Profitable Course Edit

The course of action that yields the greatest reward in XP and loot is to promise to bring Abela to Ramazith, kill Ragefast, free Abela, then return to Ramazith without her and kill him and his monsters. This may be difficult to achieve for some players and party configurations.

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