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The Baldur's Gate Wolfwere Circus

During the events at the Isle of Balduran, the party gets infected with lycanthropy. You have 25 days to cure it, or else everyone in the party but the hero will be transformed into a greater wolfwere, probably bringing your adventure to an end.

Probably.

The details of this infection have snagged a number of players over the years, there are reports across the internet of problems people have had with it...primarily the fact that you're given 25 days, but the ship ride back to Ulgoth's Beard takes 22 days, so if you slept 9 times before leaving the island, everybody transforms instantly as you land on the docks. I wanted to see this myself so I did it on purpose, and yeah. It's kind of terrible but also a fun detail...most modern games would never do anything like this and just handwave it away. You can't put the player in a "walking dead" scenario, right?

But anyway. I was curious what would happen if I just ran from the wolfweres and tried to escape. So I did, and I succeeded. I ran all the way back to the Friendly Arm Inn by myself as fast as my legs would take me. Sorry Minsc, Dynaheir, Branwen, Coran and Imoen...I guess you're out there tearing up Ulgoth's Beard but that's none of my business.

Their portraits in the party list were still grey, though. That meant they should be revivable, right? But wait, they're not dead, they're werewolves...?

It turns out the way the game turns your party into werewolves (or wolfweres) is that it kills them, and then spawns a greater wolfwere in the spot they were standing. And that 25 day lycanthropy timer is still expired.

So naturally when I paid a visit to Gellana Mirrorshade and paid to revive all my dead friends...they immediately died again, and spawned another wolfwere in their place. Even though they're all still back at Ulgoth's Beard terrorizing the docks.

And you can do this again and again, keep reviving them and spawning more...

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(I set up a teleport field in the hopes that they wouldn't crowd me before I could revive them again. Didn't work the best.)

But then I had another thought.

See, I had collected every party member in the game and deposited them in the Friendly Arm Inn.

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What happens if I recruit more party members?

It turns out...well, they're party members. And the script says that if the 25 days are up, all party members turn into werewolves, no exceptions.

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Even though none of them were ever at the Isle of Balduran and never got infected to begin with.

They give you that nice "joining up" speech again, "oh I've missed you, do you want to go on more adventures together?" "Sure, let's go!" *immediately explodes into gore*

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It's really hard to talk to everyone, or even most of them, before you get completely surrounded by wolfweres and killed. Again I set up a teleport field to keep them moving around, and at least once I cast invisibility on myself to get some breathing room. It's still nuts.

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So ends my goofy foray into wolfwere nonsense.

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  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
  • Humanoid_TaifunHumanoid_Taifun Member Posts: 1,041
    edited November 2019
    I never explored the possibility of failing this quest at all. I always assumed that you would simply die or something, and then I was irritated because after all with BGT/Tutu or more recently the EEs it was very possible for the protagonist to be a werewolf even before heading out. Clearly the thing that I never took a look at must be bugged.

    I am curious, can you fix the problem post-transformation? So your teammates turned into werewolves (died and were replaced by werewolves). What happens when you finish the quest? Can you revive your party?

  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Member Posts: 100
    I never explored the possibility of failing this quest at all. I always assumed that you would simply die or something, and then I was irritated because after all with BGT/Tutu or more recently the EEs it was very possible for the protagonist to be a werewolf even before heading out. Clearly the thing that I never took a look at must be bugged.

    I am curious, can you fix the problem post-transformation? So your teammates turned into werewolves (died and were replaced by werewolves). What happens when you finish the quest? Can you revive your party?

    I'm curious too, but I didn't try that. I think I would have a hard time killing a loup garou solo...I guess I leave that as an exercise up to the reader. :p I would guess with some confidence that it would actually fix the issue, you could revive your party and then go kill the wolfweres of themselves wherever they are.

  • ZaxaresZaxares Member Posts: 1,217
    edited November 2019
    Volothamp Geddarn: "And thus began the tale of how Gorion's Ward forged his own Greater Wolfwere kingdom atop the smoldering ruins of Baldur's Gate and its surrounding lands..." XD

    Blackraven
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