|“||Tiax WILL rule ALL!||”|
Tiax is available from Chapter 5. He's found near the Flaming Fist headquarters in Baldur's Gate Southwest at 1440, 1610. Talk to him, agree to join him, he'll then be off to conquer the world, follow him and serve him well.
- Ajantis will eventually attack any of the evil party members, but you can call him off by controlling him to do something else.
- Tiax will eventually come to disdain Quayle, the other gnome companion in the game and express relief should the latter die.
Tiax has a Summon Ghast special ability, which is very useful against basilisks and sirines because ghasts (as undead) are immune to petrification and charm. Despite its slow movement, the ghast is one of the best offensive summons, having 3 attacks per round (apr) that will paralyze opponents with successful hits unless target saves vs. death and/or cause disease unless target saves vs breath.
As a gnome with 16 constitution, Tiax has a +4 bonus on saves vs. Spells and Wands. His starting equipment is a mace, leather armor, a sling and 15 bullets.
In-game biography Edit
|“|| When asked about his past, TIAX ignores you entirely, preferring instead to loudly proclaim what is in store for his future. He obviously worships Cyric, but also seems to share a touch of his madness. Tiax unquestioningly believes that he is destined to rule the world, and his fervor makes him blind to the ridiculous nature of the goal.|
He seems harmless enough for now.
|You! Tiax would speak at you, for 'tis destined to be so!||Initial meeting|
|Tiax will rule... from a distance!||Morale failure|
|Tiax is impressed with this group! You will continue to serve him once he rules.||Happy|
|Tiax fails to see how this will aid in his ascension!||Unhappy-annoyed|
|Continue with this unprofitable behavior, and Tiax will seek his destiny elsewhere!||Unhappy-serious|
|You are unworthy to sit at the feet of Great Tiax! I shall find another for that exalted spot!||Unhappy-break|
|As it should be! Tiax was destined to lead!||Leader|
|Tiax needs rest if he is to rule!||Tired|
|We get no closer to world domination just standing about!||Bored|
|Tiax will smite thee!||Battlecry1|
|Destiny had best hurry. Tiax does not feel well at all.||Hurt|
|When Tiax rules, this forest will be lumber for but a leg of his throne!||Forest|
|When Tiax rules, the stones of this city shall build his castle!||City|
|Why must Tiax traverse this dank hole?! Cyric said nothing of soggy boots!||Dungeon|
|Tiax must squint in the sunlight! One day, revenge shall be his!||Day|
|Night would DARE hamper the sight of Tiax?!||Night|
|Who dares prod Tiax?!||Select1|
|Tiax hears ya.||Select2|
|Soon Tiax rules!||Select3|
|Tiax is as Tiax duz. Hm-hm.||Action1|
|Tiax WILL rule ALL!||Action2|
|Tiax moves. Make way!||Action3|
|Ya little monkey-spanker.||Action4|
|When Tiax rules, breeches shall not ride up so wedge-like!||Action5|
|Tiax does as ye will, but one day... BOOM! He rules!||Action6|
|The day comes when TIAX will point and click!||Action7|
|Where will your learning get you when Tiax rules? Duke of manure at best!||Interaction1|
|Sure you be smart, but none are grander than Tiax!||
|Thou wouldst mock me? Ye stiff-rumped foole!||
|All the world will tremble beneath the feet of Tiax!||
|Tiax and his greatness shall squash you as a bug, you... you—you... insolent BUG!||
|Ah, your goals are petty in comparison to the wonder of Tiax!||Insult1|
|Do as ye will, but 'tis for naught! Tiax must rule!||Special1|
|Has Tiax mentioned he's going to rule? 'Tis inevitable.||Special2|
|Blast you! Escaping the inevitable rule of Tiax by dying? Coward!||To death-general|
|Ha ha ha ha ha! Smart guy dies, and Tiax goes on to RULE!||To death-Quayle|
|Your insults carry little sting. Tiax knows he will rule in the end.||To insult1|
|Ye cup-shot muttonhead! Tiax will slap ya silly... when he rules!||
|Give thy tongue a holiday! Tiax so commands!||
Tiax finally gets himself locked in jail. Travel to the Flaming Fist Headquarters in Chapter 7 (SoD) and you'll find him in a cell northwest, he won't be available as a companion, and most of the dialogue options you have are to mock him, he'll fell unconscious after trying to attack you barehanded from behind the bars.
When you return to the headquarters later in Chapter 13, you'll find Clara in the same cell instead.
In Shadows of Amn, Tiax is in a cell in the asylum Spellhold, a place where the Cowled Wizards keep their prisoners. He is put there because of his want for world domination as it would cause destruction if he tried. He cannot be recruited.
Tiax is quite insane and lives under the delusion of grandeur. He believes he was chosen by Cyric himself to rule over all and his ego far surpasses his stature or abilities. Most of the time he is oblivious to anyone other than himself.