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Challenge Master Verthan is a Druid that will become the defacto leader, in charge of the Druid Grove after Faldorn has been killed, until another Great Druid can be assigned.

Civilization seems far, city dweller. It would be good for you to watch your actions while in this wood.

After Faldon is deposed, Verthan thanks the party and explains his current role.

"This place is saved. I thank you. My name is Verthan, and since Faldorn cast her foul ritual I have been planning for her defeat. You are saviors of this place."

"Faldorn bonded with the grove, so the land suffers. I will be a surrogate until the proper rituals are performed. It is distasteful, but vital until balance returns."

Concerning the Challenge to become the next Great Druid, Verthan asks:

"I am the Challenge Master, and I ask of druids present if there are any that wish to make challenge? Our order is in disarray and in need of leadership."

"Do any here make claim to the challenge? Who is ready? Who shall be the figurehead for our grove, and assume the title of Great Druid?"

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There are three creature files for Verthan. They are all virtually the same, only differing in the following ways:

  • Alignment is True Neutral for two versions (CECHALLE.cre & CECHAL02.cre), who carry well-off random treasure, but they are not worth any experience if slain.
  • During the Animal Trouble in Trademeet, if the party chose to poison the Grove, they will face Verthan's dismay and wrath (TrEvil03.cre). This Neutral Evil version Shadows of Amn LOADCNTR00004 Icon SoABaldur's Gate II:
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    does not carry any random treasure but is worth 2,000 XP if slain. Before the battle, he has this to say:
"NO! How could you do this!!?? The Grove has been poisoned and the Spirit will die! The Land is doomed! Why has such a thing come to pass??? It was not Faldorn's savage leadership alone! It was YOUR choice to perform the evil act! Faldorn, though her methods were flawed, wanted only to stop the invasions. You needed only to kill Faldorn to bring balance back. Yet you chose to poison the very land itself?! All is ruined! Chaos reigns and the Land dies! I cannot allow this crime to go unpunished! <Gorion's Ward>, spawn of Murder, death is your sentence for this travesty!"

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  • Shadows of Amn LOADCNTR00004 Icon SoABaldur's Gate II:
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    Despite being a 12th level Druid (in all three creature files), Verthan has no Priest spells.
  • In Shadows of Amn LOGOSOA00001 Icon BG2EEBaldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition – Shadows of Amn (2013)
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    v2.6, the alignment for Master Verthan (TrEvil03.cre) has been changed from Neutral Evil to True Neutral. As a 13th Level druid, he still has no spells, innate abilities, weapon proficiency, or random treasure. He also has his own specific scripts assigned.
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