I keep wanting to write a story taking characters through the events of Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2. But, despite planning and considering many small plot twists and changes, I’m afraid I do find it very hard to maintain my interest in telling what is still essentially the same story everyone already knows from the games.
So, as far as Baldur’s Gate fic goes, I’ll carry on writing short stories depicting oriiginal adventures of the characters. And due to demand, might do some more Back to Reality and Wings. And speaking of Wings, this first new episode I’ve written is more or less a sequel to it, so may contain some spoilers since that story isn’t yet finished. Still, nothing too shocking. It’s loosely based on how I would liked a proper quest for Aerie to have gone in the game.
Most of stories revolve around the adventures of Imoen as a new guildmistress in Athkatla, although lots of NPC's pop up and I plan to have stories that center on several of them. First though, some background info:
Most of Shadows of Amn played out more or less as it does in the game, with the default party of Bhaalspawn, Imoen, Jaheira, Minsc and Yoshimo, who were soon joined by Aerie, with the final party slot kept for all the other NPC's to rotate around in. But after defeating Irenicus, Imoen decided to step out of the shadow of her sibling and returned to Athkatla with Minsc and Aerie to take over the guild.
Meanwhile, in Baldur's Gate, Eldoth Kron seemed to have suddenly come into some money. The young Umberlant, Tenya, whose time in the Sea Queen's house seemed to have taken a turn for the worse (the exact details of what happened in there are still known only to her), happened to be seeking Imoen when she accidentally discovered that Eldoth had sold out all of his former companions, who were now in Amn. The bard then infuriated her enough that she decided to spare his life, and instead deliver him to the people he had betrayed. With the help of Skie Silvershield, who was now starting to see what an abusive, manipulative piece of slime Eldoth really was, they recruited several other old companions (the ones whose wherabouts aren't already explained or known in the games) to keep Eldoth from escaping while they transported him south.
By the time they arrived, Imoen had already been rescued from Spellhold and the Bhaalspawn were on their way to face Bodhi. Eldoth did manage to escape shortly after, but was soon found again and, cornered and desperate, threw himself from a cliff.
And that more or less brings us up to the present, with this story collection set sort of inbetween SoA and ToB.