My father was a miner. And my mother was a miner before him.

Yeslick Orothiar is a lawful good dwarven multi-class fighter / cleric 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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Background[edit | edit source]

Yeslick is a member of the Orothiar clan, which claimed the Cloakwood Mine as their home until one of them breached the wall between them and the river, wiping out nearly the entire clan, almost a century ago. Yeslick was one of the survivors. He went to Sembia, where he met Rieltar and eventually told him of his old home. This proved to be a huge mistake, as Rieltar betrayed Yeslick and forced him to disclose the location of the mine. He has been imprisoned ever since.

Baldur's Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Yeslick is available from Chapter Four. He's found imprisoned on the second level of Cloakwood Mine, which the party enters to target the Iron Throne operation site. If, upon freeing him, the player declines his help, he will exit the map. In the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, he can be found later in Jopalin's Tavern in south Baldur's Gate.

Recruitment bugs: Yeslick's close relation to the Cloakwood Mines means that any bugs relating to that quest relate to him as well; the bug that caused him to complain that the mines were not flooded even though they were, was supposed to have been fixed in an early BG patch, still exists in the final version of the original game 1.3.5521.

Suppose Yeslick is recruited in the mines and is in the party when the mines are flooded. Then, if he is later dismissed from the party he will declare that the mines must be flooded to dampen the plans of the Iron Throne. Talk to him again and he says something to the effect of "bust some heads," but the recruitment dialogue is not initiated. Strangely, talk to him yet again, and the recruitment dialogue returns. Subsequent Yeslick dismissals get the "bust some heads" comment without any further mention of the mines.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

  • Kagain – Conflict
  • Dorn Il-Khan – Cannot be in the party together with Dorn and will ask you to make a decision of who should stay when entering one of the areas related to Dorn's quest.[1][2]
  • Attempts to convert Shar-Teel, who is quick to point out how heavily male-dominated the dwarven pantheon is; but she shows interest when Yeslick tells her of Haela Brightaxe, the dwarven goddess of battle.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

As a dwarf with 17 constitution, Yeslick receives a -4 bonus to his saves against Death, Spells and Wands. He also gains +3 hp every fighter level and +2 hp every cleric level. He can cast Dispel Magic once per day as an innate ability.

When he joins the party, he has no items in his inventory, consistent with his status as a prisoner of the Iron Throne. If the Yeslick accessed through the Console is any indication, then there is no particular advantage to recruiting him early. At Fighter 2, Cleric 3, the console Yeslick has 2 more HP than of the maximum possible HP, and at Fighter 4, Cleric 5, he has 1 more HP (and would save a lot of saving and reloading to keep that +2)

Yeslick has a 7 Intelligence, which means he cannot read priest scrolls for additional healing. 

  • In BGEElogoglowlogoonly.pngBaldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Trilogy
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    , companions who have fewer experience points (XP) than protagonist at the time of their first joining will be given a certain amount of XP for you to manually level them up to gain more control of their status.

Biography[edit | edit source]

When asked about his past, YESLICK quietly states that he was once a member of the dwarven clan Orothiar. For generations they used the iron mine in the center of Cloakwood as their home, but almost a century ago, catastrophe struck.
As skilled as they are underground, dwarves occasionally make mistakes. One such incident cost them dearly. They apparently breached an underground river and the resulting flood claimed nearly all of the clan. Yeslick was one of the few survivors, and made his way to Sembia to start a new life.
There he made the acquaintance of Rieltar, a member of the Iron Throne, and was hired as a personal smith. They became friends, and eventually Yeslick told of his past. This proved to be his undoing, as Rieltar used this information to formulate a plan to expand the Iron Throne power base in the Sword Coast. Rieltar betrayed his supposed friend and forced him to reveal the location of the mine.
Yeslick has been imprisoned ever since so as not to reveal the site to others. Now he wishes for nothing but the chance to right the wrongs that have been committed using his ancestral home.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Aye, who's there now? More smithing, or did ye burrow into another river? Initial meeting
I should'na got out of bed this morn! Morale failure
We do good! 'Tis as my clan was, long ago. Happy
There'll be dark horizons if we don't change our ways! Unhappy-annoyed
I've seen enough greed and evil! Change your ways, lest enemies we be! Unhappy-serious
Ye be no better than the Throne themselves! I'll not stand by while this happens! Unhappy-break
Slow and steady while I'm leader. Leader
Even dwarves need to rest. I can't walk much further. Tired
Why did I leave my cell if I'm to stand about doing nothing?! Bored
Clangeddin's might be with us! Battlecry1
Ill I am, and when a dwarf says he's sick, you know it's serious! Hurt
'Tis just like the tunnels of my old clan. Dungeon
I prefer the stone of my cell o'er this wide-open empty. Day
You need something? Select1
What e're ye need. Select2
Ye need only ask. Select3
As you will. Action1
Clangeddin's will be done. Action2
Be glad to. Action3
My father was a miner. And my mother was a miner before him. Action4
Keep yer straw and sticks! Only stone protects the pigs! Action5
You load sixteen tons, what do ya get? Another day older and deeper in debt. Action6
The mines were there for anyone who looked! I'll not be blamed for what the Throne does with 'em! Interaction1
'Twould be good if you tithed a few coins now and then. The favor of gods is worth a few gold.


You've sold your mores for the love of gold. All dwarves are kin, but I'll not call YOU family.


Friendships last when gold is long gone. Perhaps you should be a little nicer to the group.


I've been through enough without suffering you as well. Begone.


Your ego is positively elven. Drop it a notch, lest I do it for you. Insult1
A friendly face is a blessed sight in these times. Compliment1
Violence solves only the simplest problems. You must think your way through the tough ones. Special1
I've lost too many clan-mates already! Must I lose these as well? To death-general
I wish no dwarf dead, but I'll not miss his company! To death-Kagain
Kind words are always appreciated. To compliment1
Watch what you say. Good-natured I am, but I swing a mean axe where evil's concerned! To insult1
We fight for what's right, but you needn't take such pleasure in it.

To insult2

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In early versions of Baldur's Gate LOGOBG00001 Icon SoD.pngBaldur's Gate:
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    a bug was present that made Yeslick speak constantly to the nearest party member, as you were right clicking him, making it impossible to save the game and to move your characters. This has since been fixed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There is an additional dialog between Yeslick and Rieltar Anchev if Yeslick is taken to Candlekeep in Chapter Six. Rieltar does not recognize Yeslick and the latter's justified desire for vengeance, the player can prevent Yeslick from taking violent vengeance or go along with his rage and slay Rieltar and his fellow Iron Throne leaders.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. YESLIJ.dlg, state 5: "Aye now, I'll have to take my leave of you if ye accept this tyrant into our group. I cannot abide by one such as he, and I've abided by quite a bit in my day."
  2. YESLICK.bcs

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