I left all this noise and crowds for very good reasons. And I'm beginning to remember them.

Valygar Corthala is a neutral good human stalker and a potential companion in BGIIlogoonly.pngBaldur's Gate II
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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Valygar is available to recruit from Chapter 2. He can be found in his cabin in the Umar Hills after the side quest The hunt for Valygar Corthala is initiated. He will return to his cabin when removed from the party.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

  • Edwin - Conflicts
  • Viconia - She will come to blows with Valygar if a certain noblewoman in the Government District is spoken to while they are both in the party
  • Mazzy sees Valygar as a new squire in her dialogues with him

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

When he joins the party, he has the following items: his family blade and armor, a long bow and some arrows.

Valygar is one of the only companions (others being Dorn and Minsc) that can use Defender of Easthaven, Armor of Faith, and Hardiness, reducing physical damage significantly. He cannot, however, use flails for backstabbing, which makes this a questionable choice, especially if using 3E sneak attack rules.

On the other hand, he can be equipped with a quarter staff (Staff of the Ram by preference) on a second weapon quickslot. He can then start battles hidden, and after an initial backstab, switch to his main weapon/Defender of Easthaven combo.

Biography[edit | edit source]

When asked about his past, VALYGAR is silent for a long time and his face becomes grim. He explains briefly that he is the last of the Corthala noble line, a family that was once one of the wealthiest in Amn. The Corthalas have always been cursed with magical ability, however, and Valygar spits the words with great derision. Every Corthala who has used their magical talents has become obsessed with them and ultimately come to a grievous end. His mother was the most recent victim, although the ranger does not elaborate on the point. Valygar intends to fulfill his family's oath to find and destroy their ancestor, Lavok, and then he intends to let his cursed bloodline die out once and for all.

Personality[edit | edit source]

  • Valygar really, really, really, really, really hates mages.
  • If he is traveling with Neera, several times he will question her about the risks, dangers and irresponsibility of using her wild magic and wild surges.
  • He is the only one who can stop Jan's nonsense stories.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Valygar Corthala/Quotes
*pant* This is the time for discretion, I think! Morale failure
Ha ha! I'm pleased that you came across me when you did... this group does good things. Happy
*grumble* I left the forest to work with fools... I must be mad. Unhappy-annoyed
I've little enough like of working with others, and your choices are making this even less pleasant. Unhappy-serious
That's it! I can take no more of this damnable association. To the Abyss with you all! Unhappy-break
Well... if that's your wish, I'll not shirk the responsibility. I've no particular desire for the position, though. Leader
I have stamina and patience, but both are wearing thin. It's time to rest. Tired
Hmm... Standing around, standing around. I feel as if I'm in the military once again. Bored
So be it! I am your doom! Battlecry1
I shall make this quick for you...


Glory will be ours today!


If you've some healing arts in your possession, I could certainly use them now! Hurt
Ahhh... it's good to be in a place where things are a bit simpler. Forest
I left all this noise and crowds for very good reasons. And I'm beginning to remember them. City
You must watch your every move in a place such as this. Dark, foul magic is drawn to these pits like flies. Dungeon
*deep breath* Ah! A fine day to be traveling, I would think. It's been a while since I was on the open road. Day
Darkness shrouds those who would creep up on us... so be wary. Night
I'm still here. Select1
Aye? Something you need? Select2
I can hear you well enough. Select3
I'll aid you if I can. Select4
What is it? Select5
Hmm? Select6
You've thought this through? Action1
I bet that shall do the trick. Action2
Fair enough. Action3
It shall be as you say. Action4
So be it! Action5
I'll get on it right away. Action6
Hmm... Fine, fine! Action7
Oh... giving orders, are we? Select rare1
So be it... but involve me with any filthy magic, and I swear there'll be a hell to pay.

Select rare2

A good hit! Critical hit
Ugh! Such a miss? Critical miss
My weapon has no effect? Target immune
Look... I have no space for any more. I have placed your item on the ground. Inventory full
I've taken something... though I am not used to this sort of thing. Picked pocket
I'm certain I am out of sight. None will see me now. Hidden in shadows
Damn it! I have lost my concentration. Spell disrupted
This will ensnare any that tread nearby. Set a trap

Dialogues[edit | edit source]

Ho there! More cowled ones or their servants, no doubt. By the gods, I swear you'll not live to take me to that damnable sphere!
Yes, this is it... this is the planar sphere here in the slums. We should... climb the stairs and find some manner of entrance. ...If I am right, my blood... my presence should open the sphere.

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