In the high fantasy medieval world of Forgotten Realms lies the continent of Faerun. Baldur's Gate is one of the biggest and most important trading towns and city-states on the continent. The young ward of mystical monk Gorion, whose name, sex, race and class are defined by the players, lives in the keep of the monk order Gorion belongs to. He or she has never been outside or known anything about his/her parents. One night, the ward has a disturbing nightmare. In the morning, Gorion sends the ward away for his/her protection. The ward is joined by her/his best friend Imoen, a skillful thief. Their adventure soon takes a dark turn when they witness Gorion's murder by a strange man in the forest. After some adventuring, the ward meets Jaheira, a half-elf fighter and druid, and her beloved husband Khalid, both of whom are old friends of Gorion. They offer help and a goal - to investigate the suspicious shortage of iron ore that has befallen the land recently and made everyone paranoid ...
Did You Know?
It has been posited on various websites that Baldur's Gate composer Michael Hoenig
plagiarized the orchestration for the game track "Attacked by Assassins" from Henry Mancini
's original orchestrated theme to the film Lifeforce
(1985). No formal allegations have been made but if one compares the two tracks the similarities between the music from the 1998 game and the 1985 film is incredibly striking. See more
No, please! There are others! I can show you!
I will be the last -
[grabs the knight by the throat and begins to strangle him
and you will go first.