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This Mad Shadow Thief is encountered the first time Gorion's Ward and Party enter the Temple District of Athkatla at night during the Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn campaign.

Pretty pretty walks the night, pretty pretty fears the light. Pretty pretty has no soul. Pretty pretty black as coal.


Rhetoric reply options include the following, although it matters not which is chosen; his "poemadness" plays out the same.

  1. Get away from me, jester. I've no time for merriment.
  2. A fine verse, Foole. Is it part of a larger work?
  3. I'm sorry, but I've little appreciation for street theater.
Step in shadow, left a husk, killed in moments after dusk. Step in shadow you are prey, pray you live to see the day.
  1. Very good, now leave me be. I'm in no mood for such nonsense!
  2. Um, did you want something? Are you telling me this for a reason?
  3. You should take this to the theater district. They would be a better audience.
Sleep the street and see the dark, death becomes a lyric lark. Walk in Shadow as the guild, see the war that leaves them killed.
See the flow from wound and neck! Was that your friend? Well best you check! Members gone and guild will fail! Best you fight the tooth and nail!
  1. That's enough! Get away from me, you freak!
  2. What? What are you saying? Is this a riddle or something?
  3. Uh, are you quite alright? You seem... unstable.
Run you can't, the war will find! To haunt your dreams and haunt your mind! Watch your friends and watch the death! Watch their eyes and hold your breath!
Join or die! You cannot flee! Watch the death... in front of me... in front of... me...
Run you can't! The war will find! Run you can't! The war will find! AHHHHHhahahahah!!!!!

After his pathetic poetics he passes from the game. A very quick party can split 1,400 XP if he can be slain before escaping.


  • If you have sided with Bodhi against the Shadow Thieves, this crazy thief will be hostile.
  • In the Classic Shadows of Amn LOADCNTR00004 Icon SoABaldur's Gate II:
    Shadows of Amn
    This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn campaign.
    game, although having the appearance of a crouching, Human Male Shadow Thief, the actual Gender and Race is Female Halfling.
  • All thief skills are set at 0, despite Thief class.