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Khalid is a neutral good half-elf fighter and a potential companion in Baldur's Gate, the Tales of the Sword Coast and Siege of Dragonspear.

I don't want to seem, eh, c-confrontational, but c-could you be a little less, well, uh—uh, evil?

Khalid and Jaheira are happily married to each other, and they are old friends of Gorion, who is a Harper, just like they are.

Baldur's Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast[]


Meet with Khalid & Jaheira

Khalid is available during Chapter One and Two. To hire him, travel to the Friendly Arm Inn, you will find him with his wife, Jaheira, at the bar. Explain who you are (Gorion's ward) and simply invite him to join.

Khalid has to pair with Jaheira.



  • Khalid is a loyal companion and a friend to those who have gained his trust. He stays true to the memory of his friend Gorion and will compliment Gorion's Ward should they follow in the footsteps of their father by maintaining a high Reputation.
  • As fellow men of honor, Khalid and Ajantis respect each other and get along well.
  • Khalid gets along well with Branwen.
  • Dynaheir and Khalid get along well for the most part, though Khalid believes Dynaheir could demonstrate a bit more tact in her interactions with others.
  • Khalid is uncomfortable around Edwin, though he tries not to be confrontational about it. Edwin, on the other hand, is straight up disdainful and insulting towards Khalid.
  • Eldoth is rude to Khalid and thinks him terribly dull. Khalid is bothered by this, but tries not to make too much of a scene about it.
  • Khalid's relationship with Faldorn is strained, and while he seems to want to reach some sort of uneasy truce at least, he will sometimes end up in the crossfire between Faldorn and Jaheira.
  • Garrick looks up to Khalid and sees him as an honorable person.
  • Jaheira is Khalid's wife, and the two are inseparable. They are very much in love with each other, despite their personality differences.
  • Kagain dislikes Khalid and thinks he is an altruistic moron. Khalid, in turn, is uncomfortable around Kagain.
  • Khalid and Kivan respect each other and get along well. Kivan sees a great bravery in Khalid that many others do not.
  • Khalid and Minsc get along well.
  • Quayle thinks Khalid is not that bright and will insult him fairly often. Interestingly, despite this, Khalid is one of the few characters who does not dislike Quayle.
  • Khalid is fond of Rasaad and enjoys having the company of a fellow Calishite. Rasaad shares this sentiment, and he is mortified at the possibility of having pickpocketed Khalid when he was a boy.
  • Khalid gets along well with Safana, and believes her company is a welcome part of this group.
  • Shar-Teel sees Khalid as an especially weak man, and thus deserving of more ire than men in general. She will cruelly insult him on a regular basis. Despite this, Khalid remains civil towards her.
  • Skie sees Khalid as a good friend.
  • Khalid is uncomfortable around Tiax.
  • Viconia thinks very little of Khalid and will attempt to boss him around.
  • Khalid respects Xan for his honesty, but also believes the mage might be a bit too brutally honest at times and should probably tone it down a bit.
  • Xzar and Montaron – As agents of Zhentarim, a group at odds with the Harpers, these particular unscrupulous types will find the likes of Jaheira and Khalid unacceptable, each pair expressing disgust regarding the other, and will eventually come to blows if either of each pair are in the same group for a prolonged duration.
  • Khalid thinks highly of Yeslick and enjoys his company.


Khalid can be an excellent archer, next only to Coran, close in power to Kivan, and it never hurts to have one more archer in Baldur's Gate.

  • Enhanced Editions two letters logoBaldur's Gate I & II: Enhanced Editions
    This icon indicates content from all Enhanced Editions of the Baldur's Gate games. May situationally encompass Siege of Dragonspear and The Black Pits I & II content as well.
    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.
  • Original games two letters logoBaldur's Gate I & II Classic
    This icon indicates content from all original Baldur's Gate games, extensions included.
    If Khalid is recruited by a level 1 Gorion's Ward in the original Baldur's Gate, his intelligence will have a score of 12 only; if recruited later, it will always be 15.
Starting levels
Average party level Level XP Gold Hit Points Weapon Proficiencies Equipment
1.00 - 1.99 1 42 11 13 (Max possible:10+3)
  • Long Sword ++
  • Axe +
  • Longbow +
2.00 - 2.99 2 3138 14 24 (Max possible:20+6)
3.00 - 4.99 4 8037 17 44 (Max possible:40+12)
  • Long Sword +++
  • Axe +
  • Longbow +
5.00+ 6 33871 25 64 (Max possible:60+18)
  • Long Sword +++
  • Axe +
  • Longbow ++


See also: Trivia
When asked about his past, Khalid nervously reveals that he was born and raised in the nation of Calimshan. He does not say much of his parents, but you get the feeling that his merchant father thought little of him, devoting much more attention to Khalid's half brothers. Khalid thus threw himself into the martial pursuits, studying under members of the city militia. He doesn't go into detail on how he met Jaheira , but his adoration of her is obvious. When asked about how he knew Gorion, he will only say that they had long been friends, and that many shared acquaintances will mourn his loss with harpsong.

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear[]


You won't be able to recruit Khalid until the end of Chapter 9 because he's been busy leading ally troops defending the Bridgefort against besiegers led by Caelar's trusted generals, you'll be given the choice of letting him join before you open the Bridgefort main gate, should you choose not to do so, you may find him later at southern part of Coalition Camp in Chapter 10.


Khalid needs Spider Silk to prepare an anniversary gift to surprise Jaheira, you may find the component either inside the Spider Cave in Forest of Wyrms or inside the Hidden Cellar in Dead Man's Pass. He'll change his mind upon you presenting the silk to him.

Talk to him some time later, he'll ask you to find an Aquamarine Gem instead, which you may already have if you use an imported save or you may find one in Underground River caverns on Ferrusk, either pickpocket or kill him, but note that the man is also related to two other quests, complete the quests before taking him violently. Give the gem to Khalid and he'll complete the necklace with both components. Jaheira will ask your opinion of the gift, after the dialogue, The Gift appears in her inventory and you receive 3000 XP for your trouble.


When asked about his past, Khalid nervously reveals that he was born and raised in the nation of Calimshan. From offhand comments he makes, you gather he was not favored by either of his parents but particularly not by his father. Khalid joined the city militia as soon as he was able and made his career there for a time. He leaves the details of how he met Jaheira unclear, but you know he and his wife both belong to a secretive order known as the Harpers. Their appearance at Bridgefort just as the crusade arrived may not have been coincidence, but Khalid anxiously denies the Harpers sent him to stop the crusade.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn[]

According to the game's canon, Khalid was in the party of Gorion's Ward after the events of Baldur's Gate, but just before the events of Shadows of Amn, they were captured by Jon Irenicus. Near the end of their imprisonment, Jon decided to sacrifice Khalid's life for the sake of an experiment. The party finds his lifeless body in a room near where the potential companion Yoshimo will be encountered. And unfortunately, his body is too badly damaged to be resurrected, leaving Jaheira a widow.


Khalid is a rather shy and timid fellow whose speech is handicapped by a stutter, and thus tends to avoid crowds and cities. He is truly devoted to his wife Jaheira, though with both present in the party, one cannot help but fall under the impression that the wife is the one who "wears the trousers" in the union.


  • The official website for the original game, now archived, had the following information about Khalid's background and character:[1]

    Khalid is a half elf[sic] born and raised in the nation of Calimshan, the son of a wealthy merchant and his exotic elvish concubine. Khalid was barely acknowledged by his father as a son; his two half brothers received much more attention and were groomed as heirs to the business. Henceforth, Khalid threw himself into the martial pursuits and even convinced his father to pay a practicing sorcerer to accept him as a student. Unbeknownst to anyone Khalid's father was having troubles with his business and had in fact run up a considerable debt with a noble in Amn. The noble eventually decided to make an example of him and hired the Shadow Thieves to execute the entire family. His new love Jaheira made possible a narrow escape -- and soon after, they were married.

    Khalid is a very reserved individual. Having been the outcast of his family he has little in the way of social skills. He is not very quick with words and can be outmaneuvered easily in verbal debates, especially so by his wife. He is quite proud of the fact that he is of elvish blood.

    In addition, it reveals that Khalid originally was planned to be a fighter/mage, rather than a pure fighter. The Tweaks Anthology, a mod for all editions of all games using the Infinity Engine, has an option to apply this class change to him in the games. A similar change is also a component of Dudleyville's ModPacks, though these may only be compatible with non-Enhanced editions.


Main article: Khalid/Quotes


External links[]


  1. Baldur's Gate - Characters | Wayback Machine