*** EDIT **** Changed dual classing to MAGE. Originally I posted Sorcerer.
This took me WAY too long to figure out but I thought I would share with other noobs like me wanting to start with a Katana w/o using cheats* (see below). The katana has a 'normal' starting price of 750GPs.
1) Choose a Lawful Good alignment (Reputation 12)
2) Make sure your character has a 16 or higher in Charisma.
3) Talk to Firebead Elvenhair exactly 30 times for the 300GP Easter egg.
4) Complete the remaining quests in Candlekeep to buy the kantana @ the following price(s):
w/16 CHR - 710GPs - It can be done but just barely if you liquidate EVERYTHING you find.
w/17 CHR - 675GPs
w/18 CHR - 635GPs
I'm starting my first campaign as a Human Lawful Good Kensai. I plan to dual class later on as a MAGE. Hopefully Beamdog finishes Baldur's Gate 1.5 (aka Adventure "Y") before I continue on to Baldur's Gate 2.
*** You may want to use the EE Autoroller program to speed up the stat process *** I don't consider EE Autoroller a cheat because it just automates your 'dice rolling' within the game itself. You go mind numb waiting for 91 to 93 point totals and you have the benefit of a 18/00 STR. It took Autoroller about 2 hours to come up with a 97 point total AND a 18/92.
*** The EE Autoroller program is attached to this post ***
*** Make sure you are in 'Windowed Mode" in BG in order to use program. ***
*** Tutorial on how to use EE Autoroller ***
However, if you have the patience and not set on a high 18 % STR, you should achieve a minimum of 91 to 93 total points by 'manually' rolling in a hour or 2. http://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/10937/utility-ee-autoroller
Wish me luck... I'm sure I will make some changes to this strategy after I finish BG 1 EE.