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Viconia DeVir is a neutral evil drow cleric and a potential companion.

Appearances
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Viconia and Edwin are the two non-canon game companions.

BackgroundEdit

Originally a drow from the Underdark, she no longer serves the spider queen Lolth, she's now a worshiper of Shar.

Baldur's Gate & Tales of the Sword CoastEdit

Recruitment Edit

Viconia DeVir is available to recruit from Chapter 1. She can be found in the north-west corner of the Peldvale area, where she is being chased by a Flaming Fist officer. This officer wants to kill her and the party can prevent this from happening. Charming the Flaming Fist officer and talking to him reveals that Viconia is wanted for killing a farmer, his wife, and his children, and that the murder was especially brutal. If Gorion's Ward speaks to her after defeating the Flaming Fist officer, she will offer to join their party. If they side with officer, 800 XP will be awarded for killing her. You may also need high enough reaction for her to join you.

Recruiting her reduces the party's reputation by 2, because she is a drow and they are despised by the surface-dwelling races. If the party's reputation grows too high (19+) for Viconia's liking, or if she is removed from the party, she will then depart the game permanently.

Relationships Edit

  • She'll end up fighting Ajantis
  • She may come to blows with Kivan if they are in the same party for too long

Gameplay Edit

She has a natural magic resistance of 50%, high dexterity score of 19, with the right equipment and spells, she can be an excellent tank.

Note that in original BG1, the MR applies against both enemy spells and friendly beneficial items/magic, which means healing or buffing Viconia can be a very frustrating affair, especially if she is in dire need of healing.

Starting levels
Average party level Level XP Gold Hit Points Weapon Proficiencies Equipment
1.00 - 2.99 2 1603 0 12 (Max possible:16)
  • Mace +
  • Sling +
3.00 - 4.99 4 6134 0 18 (Max possible:32)
  • War Hammer +
  • Mace +
  • Sling +
5.00+ 6 27628 0 27 (Max possible:48)
  • In
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    , companions who are under-leveled at the time of 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.

BiographyEdit

When asked about her past, VICONIA reveals (quite proudly) that she is a dark elf from the Underdark city of Menzoberranzan. She says very little about her reasons for leaving that sunless realm, though separations of such a nature are never gentle.
She does claim to no longer worship the spider goddess Lolth, a change that even you know is often fatal. Her new faith is in the night goddess Shar, an appropriate choice for a drow, though this is not a firm indication that she has given up the brutal ways of her people.
She finds the laws of the surface world quaint and more than a little strange, but this is simply because of her lack of experience. Likewise, she seems a bit naive about how her race is viewed by surface-dwellers. Many will not give her the chance she seems to expect, and even being seen with her may affect how people think of you.
You know that as a drow, she has resistance to magic.

QuotesEdit

VICON01
Help me! If you don't help me, they'll kill me. Initial meeting
VICON02
We must run! Morale failure
VICON04
Shar looks upon us with favor. Happy
VICON05
Surface-dwellers can be so stupid. Unhappy-annoyed
VICON06
I am disappointed by our lack of progress. Unhappy-serious
VICON07
I have no desire to remain in the company of the witless. Unhappy-break
VICON08
With the guidance of Shar, we shall prosper. Leader
VICON09
I must rest. Tired
VICON10
Drow are never this idle with their time. Bored
VICON03
Lil alurl! For Shar! Battlecry1
VICON38
Damage
VICON11
Shar! Save me from the spider queen's vengeance. Hurt
VICON39
Dying
VICON12
Your forests seem very strange, and yet somehow familiar. Forest
VICON14
'Tis akin to my home, but home does not welcome me. Dungeon
VICON15
The light, it burns! Day
VICON16
There's no roof to this world. Night
VICON17
Jal khaless? Select1
VICON18
Nightsinger, give me power. Select2
VICON19
Oloth zha? Select3
VICON20
Nau natha. Action1
VICON21
Khaless nau! Action2
VICON22
May darkness prevail. Action3
VICON23
I pity you for your short lifespan. Action4
VICON24
I am born of a noble race. Action5
VICON25
Shar is a goddess of conviction and purpose. Action6
VICON26
I'll go where you wish, if you keep me from the accursed sun. Action7
VICON27
Greetings, darthiir. I know that you look upon me as an enemy, but perhaps we could ignore our differences. Interaction1
VICON28
Iblith! If that is how you want things, then so be it.

Interaction2

VICON29
I worship Lolth no longer.

Interaction3

VICON30
Don't threaten me, Kivan. It shall only lead to your death.

Interaction4

VICON31
If you wish to die, I am pleased to assist.

Interaction5

VICON36
In the Underdark, you would be fodder for the kuo-toa. Insult1
VICON35
You are one of the few among us whom I can respect. Compliment1
VICON37
Male, fetch me something to eat. Special1
VICON40
Death is not something to mourn. To death-general
VICON41
It is sad that Kivan and I never understood each other. To death-Kivan
VICON33
I am... flattered. Thank you. To-compliment1
VICON32
I will not accept such arrogance from a male! On your knees. To insult1
VICON34
Never again speak to me in such a manner!

To insult2

Get away from me, surface scum! Dialog Default

Baldur's Gate: Siege of DragonspearEdit

Recruitment Edit

Viconia is available to recruit by the end of Chapter 7 (SoD), she joins the fight against the Shining Lady's crusade and first shows up alongside her new companion (a duergar named Pfaug) in front of the Ducal Palace when the forces from Baldur's Gate set out to march against Dragonspear Castle. She can be recruited into the party here, for the loss of two reputation points. If not recruited or dismissed, she can be found within the Coalition Camp, where she can be re-recruited.

Relationships Edit

Biography Edit

When asked about her past, Viconia snaps that there is nothing about her you need to know. Over time, you've learned that Viconia is a drow from the city of Menzoberranzan, though she left her home some time ago for unspecified reasons. Life on the surface has been hard for Viconia. She turned away from the traditional drow worship of Lolth and instead venerates Shar, goddess of darkness and loss. Viconia still finds the customs and mannerisms of surface-dwellers strange and takes malicious amusement in watching others struggle to decide how best to deal with her. Traveling with you has afforded Viconia some measure of protection, and she seems content, for the time being, to remain in your company during the march to Dragonspear Castle.

QuotesEdit

BD68152
I will not lie down and die! Morale failure
BD68148
Your companionship is not so grating as I feared. Happy
BD68149
Your actions are as ill-judged as they are incomprehensible. Unhappy-annoyed
BD68150
Do you seek to see me imprisoned or killed? Keep our profiles more discreet, then. Unhappy-serious
BD68151
I cannot risk traveling with you any longer. Your actions threaten my freedom and my faith. I go. Unhappy-break
BD68112
Putting a drow in charge shows you have exceptional confidence in me. Or you're exceptionally idiotic. Leader
BD68113
Even you surface-dwellers have to sleep, don't you? Tired
BD68114
Though peace and quiet is appealing at times, this is not one of those times. Let us move on. Bored
BD68107
No mercy for those who oppose us! Battlecry1
BD68108
Zah'har! Battlecry2
BD68109
Victory shall be ours. Battlecry3
BD68110
Death comes swiftly! Battlecry4
BD68111
Your life is mine! Battlecry5
BD68129
Ah! Damage
BD68115
I bleed! Heal me! Hurt
BD68130
Shar... take me... Dying
BD68131
There is no roof to this world. Forest
BD68132
Ugh, the stink of the collected rivvin. How I despise them all! City
BD68133
I swim in memories of places such as this... most unpleasant memories. Dungeon
BD68134
The peace of night ends, and the hectic brightness of the day takes over. Day
BD68135
Praise to the Nightsinger. Night
BD68116
Yes, abbil? Select1
BD68117
I am yours to command. Select2
BD68118
Vel'bol? Select3
BD68119
Hm? Select4
BD68120
What?

Select5

BD68121
Speak.

Select6

BD68122
Yes. Action1
BD68123
Dosst orn. Action2
BD68124
Fair enough. Action3
BD68136
Jalbyr emp'poss? Action4
BD68137
Shar guides my hand. Action5
BD68138
I believe it's almost time for a new hairstyle. Action6
BD68139
I hate all of you. Deeply. Action7
BD68153
The darkness claims another. To death-general
BD68154
Return to the shadows from where we came. To death-specific
BD68140
Bleed for Shar! Critical hit
BD68141
Curses! Critical miss
BD68142
My weapon is faulty! Target immune
BD68143
I cannot carry any more. It is dropped. Inventory full
BD68144
You don't deserve what you cannot keep. Picked pocket
BD68145
The night cloaks me. Hidden in shadows
BD68146
Blast! My spell goes awry! Spell disrupted
BD68147
The trap is baited and set. Set a trap

Dialogues Edit

BD49412
How much longer must we wait? Crowds are fickle things. I know too well what can happen when moods turn sour.
BD65625
Not all of us will be so celebrated as you, O "hero."
BD42013
Talk, and nothing more? I know what men want from me.
BD42026
Me? Join you? That would drive Pfaug mad.
BD66704
And drive him mad I shall. Are we off?

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

Recruitment Edit

Viconia DeVir is available to recruit from Chapter 2. She can be found in Athkatla's Government District near the Prison, where she must be rescued from followers of Beshaba, who want to burn her on a stake. If you try to rescue her, this will provoke the followers to attack your party.

As Drow have gained extreme notoriety in the Forgotten Realms. Having Viconia in the party reduces the party's reputation by 2. This reputation loss is regained as soon as she is removed from the group.

If she is removed from the party, she can be found in the Graveyard, near the far entrance of Bodhi's lair.

Relationships Edit

Gameplay Edit

Her wisdom has been improved by three points and her magic resistance has increased to 65%.

As an evil cleric, at high levels her Turn Undead will enable her control almost every enemy undead type (liches, vampires...), this can be exploited by using the Sanctuary spell and/or by casting Invisibility on her, then let her walk among the undead hordes. Beware though, activating her turning will also affect holy paladins, including Keldorn, but can be prevented with a Remove Fear spell.

Her strength of 10 restricts her from wearing heavy armor, but this problem can be solved by letting her equip Strength-boosting equipment such as Gauntlets of Ogre Power. Her AC will be rather decent due to the stackable bonus gained from her high dexterity score. She may also wear the lightweight Ankheg Plate Mail naturally.

However, her maximum Hit Points are rather low because she doesn't have any bonus from constitution. Though her Hit Points can still be boosted by the Helm of Balduran, or the Girdle of Fortitude and the Pale Green Ioun Stone, there aren't many HP-boosting items in game, so this is a major downside to Viconia's combat effectiveness. Stat-boosting spells like Draw Upon Holy Might become very important when Viconia joins a fight.

In general, Viconia's best utilized when she stays in the back row, buffing-up and healing the group's tanks and using her sling from afar. Using her in melee is not encouraged due to her low HP and sub-par THAC0. She is also equipment-dependent, requiring the right stat-boosting armor and weapons to be fully efficient.

Biography Edit

When you ask about her recent past, VICONIA snarls that it is not your place to know such things of her. There is still pride in her voice when she speaks about her Underdark home of Menzoberranzan, but you get the feeling that there is nothing left for her there, her family and House most likely victims of typically vicious drow "politics." She has continued in her worship of the night goddess Shar, but that appears to have been the only boon to her exile. She seems sullen and bitter, and has certainly learned much of the intolerance she must face while living amongst surface peoples. Her natural abilities as a drow have faded with time, also contributing to her lost sense of belonging.

Quotes Edit

VICONI02
We must flee to fight another day! Morale failure
VICONI03
I find this a most satisfactory arrangement. Happy
VICONI04
Surface-dwellers can be so stupid. Unhappy-annoyed
VICONI05
I am beginning to tire of spending my time with fools. Unhappy-serious
VICONI06
I have no desire to remain in the company of the witless. Unhappy-break
VICONI07
I see you have learned much in your short lifespan. Leader
VICONI08
How long do you intend to crack your whip on my back?! I say we stop now. Tired
VICONI09
The drow are never this idle with their time. Bored
VICONI10
Lil alurl! For Shar! Battlecry1
VICONI11
No mercy for those who oppose us! Battlecry2
VICONI12
Ultrinnan! Battlecry3
VICONI13
Damage
VICONI15
No... it cannot end like this... I shall not allow it! Hurt
VICONI14
Dying
VICONI16
I am still unused to all this green and fragrant brightness... part of me yet looks for the hidden spider's web amongst all this. Forest
VICONI17
The stink of the collected rivvin... how I despise them all. City
VICONI18
I swim in memories in such a place as this... most unpleasant memories. Dungeon
VICONI19
Ahhh, this light... still it burns me! Day
VICONI20
There is no roof to this world. I feel as if I shall fall into this sky of yours sometimes. Night
VICONI21
Jal Khaless? Select1
VICONI22
Yes, abbil? Select2
VICONI23
Usstan zhah dosst. Select3
VICONI24
I am yours to command. Select4
VICONI25
Shar guides my hand.

Select5

VICONI26
Victory shall be ours! You know this.

Select6

VICONI27
Trust is for the foolish... and the dead. Action1
VICONI28
I shall follow your strength. Action2
VICONI29
Destiny awaits! Action3
VICONI30
Nau natha. Action4
VICONI31
A'dos quarth! Action5
VICONI32
As you desire. Action6
VICONI33
If that is your will. Action7
VICONI34
Folt xund! Select rare1
VICONI35
I serve Shar above all others, but I shall remain with you... for now.

Select rare2

VICONI36
Vith'os! Critical hit
VICONI37
Vith'ir! Critical miss
VICONI38
My weapon is faulty! Target immune
VICONI39
I will carry no more. You may scrounge for what I have dropped upon the ground. Inventory full
VICONI42
My thoughts are disrupted. My magic is lost! Spell disrupted

DialoguesEdit

VICONI01
Shar! My deliverance is in your hands. ...Wait! I recognize you! <PRO_CHARNAME>! It is I! Viconia DeVir! You must remember! My life depends on it!
VICONIB1
Praise the goddess! My thanks for your timely intervention!
VICONIB3
I owe you my life, abbil... you have saved me once again. I did nothing to provoke their attack, I tell you! I was passing through the city when the man guessed my identity under my hood.

PersonalityEdit

In general, Viconia tends to be cold and cruel, particularly when it suits her purposes. Due partly to her experience as a drow, she values strength and the ambition to dominate and tends to despise compassion as a weakness. Occasionally, she exhibits a slightly less vicious side to her, though.

If romanced, Viconia will (depending partly on how Gorion's Ward responds) vacillate between venomous hostility and abject compassion and fear (mostly of her former goddess, Lolth).

Epilogues Edit

Viconia has two official epilogues if you complete the final quest of Throne of Bhaal with her present in your party.

In her default Epilogue, Viconia moves on with her own adventures after parting ways with Gorion's Ward. She founds a short-lived Sharite cult under her command in Waterdeep, only to slaughter them all when they betray her, shrugging off the chastisement of her goddess. She stops an attempt by the Knights of the Shield to take over Calimport, and then assists Drizzt DoUrden in saving the elven city of Suldanessalar from a Zhentarim plot, for which she receives the highest honor of the Seldarine from Queen Ellesime. She reportedly takes this unprecedented honor stoically, and then leaves; her movements thereafter lost to history.

If Gorion's Ward completed Viconia's Romance and chooses not to embrace godhood, the two lovers continue adventuring together until they deign to settle down, with Gorion's Ward becoming an important political figure. They marry and have a half-drow son together, but after several years, Viconia is assassinated by an agent of Lolth - the Ascension mod contains an expanded version of this epilogue stating that this was achieved through the use of venom taken from Lolth's own fangs. Unable to resurrect his wife, Gorion's Ward sadly raises their son on his own, disappearing into the pages of myth - some say they go on to crusade against the drow, but none know the truth.

Viconia's romance epilogue is quite controversial amongst the fandom, who argue there are multiple reasons why it breaks suspension of disbelief (such as the sheer power and mystical options available to two such high-level adventurers). An infamous mod that makes Edwin Odesseiron into a romanceable character for a female Gorion's Ward also includes a bonus component in the form of an alternate romanced Viconia epilogue.

In this unofficial, fan-made epilogue, which only triggers if Viconia's romance is completed, Gorion's Ward convinces her to change her alignment to True Neutral, and Gorion's Ward forsakes godhood, the couple come to a happier ending. Lolth's agents begin trying to assassinate Viconia after the two are wed, and this leads to the two going an epic quest through the Underdark and the Planes to confront the Demon Queen of Spiders. Whilst what happens remains a secret to the two of them and their friends & family, Lolth's assassination attempts cease. Viconia goes on to bear at least one child to Gorion's Ward, their firstborn being a half-drow daughter who goes on to become a mighty adventurer in her own right.

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