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Herschel is a city merchant who appears in Chapter Seven. He can be found in East Baldur's Gate near the transition point to the eastern side of Northeast Baldur's Gate. He will approach the party upon sight and engage in brief conversation in regards to the current state of the Iron Throne. Following this brief encounter he'll leave and disappear.

Dialogue[]

Hello hello. I don't suppose you would be interested in a few trinkets? A coin or two for my finely crafted wares? Ehh, I thought not. The iron shortage wanes, but even so, the customers do not come back quite yet. Who can blame them though? They are afraid because they see that the merchants are still without wares. Who believes that a shortage has ended, when they still cannot hold a new blade in their hands? I blame the Iron Throne, I do. Many others do as well.


Why do you blame them? What have they done?

— Gorion's Ward

I was talking about the Iron Throne's actions since Sarevok has assumed control of it. He is disinterested, and seems likely to sacrifice it to fund the re-arming of Baldur's Gate, and thus his bid to become a Grand Duke. It is the Iron Throne's instability which has prolonged the strife in the city, and that is why other merchants blame them. They were major importers, and without their help it will take much longer to reassure people that all is well. It makes no business sense that they should do this, and I think there is something very wrong at their headquarters.


The iron shortage wanes, but merchants are still without wares. It is the Iron Throne's instability which has prolonged the strife in the city, and that is why other merchants blame them. They were major importers, and without their help it will take much longer to reassure people that all is well. Since Sarevok has assumed control they have ceased most business transactions and frozen most of their assets. The fact that he is crippling a large merchant house seems inconsequential to him. He is disinterested, and seems likely to sacrifice it to fund the re-arming of Baldur's Gate, and thus his bid to become a Grand Duke. I cannot imagine sane businessmen following such directives. Something is very odd at the Iron Throne building indeed.

— Journal entry

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