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Mommy, I don't feel too good.
Xzar is a chaotic evil human necromancer and a potential companion in
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Baldur's Gate (1998)
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Baldur's Gate & Tales of the Sword CoastEdit

BackgroundEdit

Xzar and his companion Montaron 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.

RecruitmentEdit

Xzar is available from Baldur's Gate Chapter 1. In Candlekeep Coastway area, you will find him with Montaron along the path. Invite them to join, then agree to travel with them to Nashkel Mines.

Xzar has to pair with Montaron.

QuestsEdit

Relationships Edit

  • Ajantis Ilvastarr will eventually attack any of the evil party members, but you can call him off by controlling him to do something else.
  • Montaron will eventually provoke Khalid into a fight, If that happens, Jaheira will join Khalid to fight Montaron and Xzar to death.
  • Despite traveling with Montaron, he shows little respect for him to the extent of being indifferent in case of the latter's death.

GameplayEdit

Xzar's high intelligence, dexterity and wisdom scores mean he can be dual classed into either a thief or a cleric using either the Manual of Quickness of Action or Tome of Understanding, respectively.

  • 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.
Starting levels in classic Baldur's Gate
Average party level Level XP Gold Hit Points Weapon Proficiencies Equipment spells abilities
1.00 - 1.99 1 58 3 4 (Max possible:4)
  • Dagger +
2.00 - 2.99 2 2539 11 6 (Max possible:8)
3.00 - 4.99 4 10186 31 8 (Max possible:16)
5.00+ 6 41302 52 12 (Max possible:24)
  • Dagger +
  • Dart +

Biography Edit

When asked about his past, XZAR has very few coherent things to say. His desire to determine the cause of the iron shortage seems benevolent enough, but his motives remain unclear. His ramblings seem disjointed, but his faculties are obviously in good enough order for him to be adept at magic.
He mutters something about how he and his associate Montaron are in the employ of a powerful group, but when pressed for details he gets extremely agitated and does not speak for some time. He is obviously at least partially insane, and the network that would hire him must be dark indeed.

Quotes Edit

XZARR01
Montaron, you are so AGGRAVATING! 'Tis disturbing to my demeanor! Initial meeting
XZARR02
Waaaa! Mommy, I'm a scared! Morale failure
XZARR04
I'm starting to find this group almost... palatable. Happy
XZARR05
Must we be so insufferably charitable?! Unhappy-annoyed
XZARR06
I'll not tolerate any more of this benevolence! Unhappy-serious
XZARR07
I can take this no longer. May you all die cold, miserable deaths! Farewell! Unhappy-break
XZARR08
Ah, a wise choice for leader. Leader
XZARR09
I tire! I'll be MUCH MORE AGREEABLE with rest! Tired
XZARR10
Much as I enjoy these moments of repose, GET A MOVE ON IT! Bored
XZARR03
I am become death, destroyer of worlds! Battlecry1
XZARR38
Damage
XZARR11
Mommy, I don't feel too good. Hurt
XZARR39
Dying
XZARR12
The trees move. Do you not see it?! Forest
XZARR13
A cutthroat in every alley, but I'll not let them take us alive! City
XZARR14
I'm never quite so comfortable as when I'm at least six feet under. Dungeon
XZARR15
I've never liked the sunlight. 'Tis just too bright. Day
XZARR16
I wanted infravision like the elves, but 'tis more than just taking their eyes. Night
XZARR17
Something troubling you? Select1
XZARR18
Your voice is ambrosia. Select2
XZARR19
Stop touching me! Select3
XZARR20
If I must! Action1
XZARR21
I could do no other. Action2
XZARR22
Hardly worth my time! Action3
XZARR23
Ahh, tell me 'bout the rabbits. Action4
XZARR24
Those the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad! Mad! Mahahahahahaa! Action5
XZARR25
I ate his liver with a nice Chianti and some fava beans. Action6
XZARR26
Ah, I—I—I'll teach yer grandmotha to suck eggs! Action7
XZARR27
Tell us a story, Monty. Something with bears and gold. Interaction1
XZARR28
Har HAR there, Montaron! Quite the fight, eh, chum?

Interaction2

XZARR29
Oh, come on, Montaron, lighten up. Must you be so moody all the time?

Interaction3

XZARR30
Why must you goad us into other people's concerns? Can you not just let us mind our own enterprise?

Interaction4

XZARR31
I begin to see your true nature, and 'tis as I expected. None are as insufferably righteous as Harpers!

Interaction5

XZARR35
Could we cease the incessant noise?! 'Tis such a pain behind the eyes! Special1
XZARR36
Smiles, everyone, smiles! This is like some great fantasy! Special2
XZARR37
I know dragons with feet like rabbits! 'Tis true, I swear! Special3
XZARR40
I suppose I should feel a sense of loss. How unfortunate. I don't care! To death-general
XZARR41
Montaron! I... I never loved you. To death-specific
XZARR34
Ahh yes, the chatter of friends and compatriots! Does it not warm the cockles? To compliment1
XZARR32
Oh, speak no more lest ye gorge my sweet tooth! To insult1
XZARR33
I'll not be mocked, thou most slanderous harlot!

To insult2

Dialogues Edit

A child wandering the wilderness? Surely you must be none too bright to be traveling these roads
I've no wish to strain our relationship, but you did promise to go to Nashkel. Our delay is making me rather... tense. I'm not nice when I'm tense

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnEdit

In Shadows of Amn, Xzar has set up base in Athkatla and taken in two apprentices, conspiring against his Harper foes. He will appear in the Athkatla Docks close to Galvarey Estate, but only after the party has given a man called Renfeld to someone named Rylock.

Xzar will say that Montaron has been captured by the Harpers in Harper Hold. He will end up believing that Montaron has been transformed into a bird and will attempt to reverse the spell, though the bird is actually an assassin who will kill Xzar.

PersonalityEdit

Xzar is an extremely psychotic character who is aware of his madness at times, stating that "Those the gods wish to destroy they first make mad!"

In Baldur's Gate II it is revealed that Xzar is also a proponent of torture, using it as means to discipline his apprentices.

Trivia Edit

  • In Baldur's Gate (novel), Xzar and Montaron were working for Grand Duke Fazio during the Baldur's Gate event, he was later killed by Sarevok, who removed his right leg and other parts of his body.

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