The Red Wizards of Thay are a malevolent organization of wizards - a magocracy - that rules over the distant realm of Thay in the eastern reaches of Faerun, far from the lands of Baldur's Gate or Athkatla. These ruthless, cruel and power-hungry wizards seek to dominate all races and peoples of the world, with ploys to achieving this goal ranging from mercantile subversion to assassination to open-warfare. Their land neighbors Rashemen, and they have frequently invaded that realm in order to pursue their ambitions, but have been beaten back on every single occasion.

Red Wizards are present in nearly every Faerûn polity, both secretly and openly in some nations. Red Wizards signify their membership with exotic tattoos and crimson robes.

In the first Baldur's Gate, a small group of them can be found in Spider Wood. Also, in both Baldur's Gate games, the Red Wizard Edwin Odesseiron may be recruited as a companion.

In both Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, you will find a group of Red Wizards attempting to kill and then dissect another potential companion Neera in order to investigate the cause of wild magic.

Associated Party Members[edit | edit source]

  • Edwin Odesseiron is a member of the Red Wizards.
  • Neera is pursued by Red Wizard agents who wish to capture her to study her Wild Mage abilities in every single appearance. For this reason, she is hostile towards Edwin.
  • Due to hailing from Rashemen, Dynaheir and Minsc cannot stand to be in the same party as Edwin.

External links[edit | edit source]

Red Wizards of Thay on the Forgotten Realms Wiki, a wiki for the Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting Forgotten Realms.

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