I am so smart! S M R T! I—I mean S M A R T!

Quayle is a chaotic neutral gnome multi-class cleric / illusionist and a potential companion in Baldur's Gate GTRBPSK Icon BG1.pngBaldur's Gate (1998)
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Tales of the Sword Coast Icon.pngBaldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast (1999)
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Baldur's Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Quayle is available from Chapter Five on. He's found on the paved road near the city gate of Baldur's Gate and will join the party if you let him.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • In Baldur's Gate LOGOBG00001 Icon SoD.pngBaldur's Gate:
    Enhanced Edition
    This icon indicates content from the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition campaign.
    his Dexterity has been increased from 15 to 16.
  • As a gnome with 11 constitution, Quayle receives a bonus of 3 to saves vs. Spells and Wands.
  • His starting equipment is a club, a sling and 20 bullets. He also has Invisibility as his special ability.

Biography[edit | edit source]

When asked about his past, QUAYLE talks for a good hour about his worship of Baravar Cloakshadow, how he is well on his way to mastering sorcery, and just generally how incredibly smart he is compared to everyone else in the party.
He was apparently encouraged to strike out on his own as soon as he came of age because, as he claims, he was simply too gifted to remain in that stifling environment. You get the feeling, however, that no one was terribly broken up over his leaving.
He says that he apprenticed in the arts of magic and the worship of Baravar under a gnome named Gifos, though it was not long before this teacher also sent him on his way. Since then, Quayle has wandered the Sword Coast looking for people who were willing to accept his "wisdom and instruction." It has likely been a long walk.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Walking alone on the Coastway road! How smart is this? Initial meeting
Live smart! Live long! Run away! Morale failure
This group may be capable of learning after all! Happy
'Tis a wonder your brains can keep you breathing! Try to behave! Unhappy-annoyed
Only the truly inept would resort to such evil as this! I'll not stand much more! Unhappy-serious
I am getting stupid just being near you! You are unteachable! Goodbye! Unhappy-break
At last, you realize the potential of my amazing brain! Leader
If I go too long without rest, I'll end up as stupid as you! Tired
The mind atrophies with disuse! Let's do something! Bored
Hello! I need healing here! Hurt
OH DEAR! Dying
Deciduous, coniferous, and... uhhh... green. Forest
If I'm so smart, what am I doing down here? Dungeon
If I weren't so intelligent, I might be a little *gulp* nervous of the dark. Night
What do you need?! Select1
You grunted? Select2
Can I... help you? Select3
I'm too smart for this. Action1
Is that all? Action2
There's none better. Action3
I am so smart! S M R T! I—I mean S M A R T! Action4
Shake a paw! Come on, shake a paw! Action5
Feel my amazing brain! Go on, touch it! Action6
I wile away the hours, conferring with the flowers, consulting with the rain. Action7
Ruler of the world, hmm? Only if chosen by virtue of an uncluttered mind. Interaction1
Indeed you grow "grander" by the moment. Though how a fat head will help, I do not know.


Oh yeah?! Well, I've got more smarts in my little finger than you've got in your little finger! No... wait a minute.


Violence is a trademark of low intelligence!


Mind not what others say. The intelligent enjoy your music regardless.


If you need any help... y'now... thinking, just let me know. I'm here to help. Insult1
Well, I certainly would've handled THAT better. Insult2
If you were smarter, you'd enjoy my company more. Compliment1
The stupid will fall while the smart survive. To death-general
Ahh, Tiax! Had you asked, I would've said you were too dumb to live. To death-specific
You don't expect me to believe you meant that? I'm too smart for your hidden insults! To insult1
Ooo, insult me again. Only this time, use your brain!

To insult2

Who taught this chimp to talk?! What they can't do these days! To insult3
Bumbling simpletons, get out of my way! Post break

Trivia[edit | edit source]

If you reject the offer for Quayle to join your group, your answer is No, and don't call me Shirley. This is a reference to a classic gag from the 1980 movie Airplane!.[1]

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn[edit | edit source]

Some time after the defeat of Sarevok Quayle began travelling with a circus, where he met Aerie. Taking the young avariel under his wing, he became her guardian and tutor, helping her recover from the loss of her wings. In turn Aerie lovingly refers to him as "uncle Quayle".

He can be found in the circus tent in Waukeen's Promenade being transformed into Mustard Jelly by Kalah. He regains his true physical form once the party finishes dealing with Kalah.

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