Hi, friend. I've not seen you here before today. What brings you to the Friendly Arm?

Tarnesh is a mage who tries to assassinate the party near the entrance to the Friendly Arm when you first approach the steps. He does this in order to collect a bounty.

It is not possible to talk oneself out of this situation – it will end in hostilities.


  • Tarnesh is the first major "boss" fight in the game. If you have any difficulty with him, the Guards in the area will help. There are usually several on and near the stairs, just pull him near one or two.

Mage BookEdit

Tarnesh has three different spells memorized, among them Magic Missile for three times, and will try to use all of them.[1]

1. Mirror Image
2. Horror
3. Magic Missile (×3)

In your JournalEdit

  • Triggered By: Tarnesh's assassination attempt.
  • Journal Section: Journal
  • Entry Title: Another Assassination Attempt
  • Entry:
    Another stranger tried to kill me today, this time at the Friendly Arm Inn. Who keeps sending these assassins?