For those who might not know, Dragon's Eye level 4 has a rare missable opportunity to obtain some scrolls, which are among the more coveted items in IWD for parties with mages and bards.
The "peaceful" priests in the area go hostile as you snoop around and you lose access to a few vendors, including Geelo the Librarian who sells scrolls.
Many parties will have plenty of opportunity to buy from Geelo...but a paladin leading the party will spoil everything. Right from the first moment you speak to Albion, your paladin will see through the deception, and you'll have to fight everyone in the area.
The simplest solution is to change the leading party member to someone other than the paladin. Also, a thief can stealth right past him without triggering dialogue, and gives you the chance to go shop with Geelo before even talking to Albion.
What about Geelo's spells, though? To my knowledge, there isn't a good comprehensive guide out there for what spells are found where in the game. (Haeravon's guide
is very good, but it was last updated in 2013 and is missing a lot of information including lots of spell scroll locations.) I went through and looked them up in Near Infinity, so this list should be accurate.
Prices listed are for a charisma 18 bard with the Friends spell cast on themselves (rep 12 party).Blur
(216g) - sold by Geelo, dropped by Uligar in Kuldahar Pass, sold by Kieran Nye (HoW)Flame Arrow
(324g) - sold by Geelo, found in a container on Dragon's Eye 4, part of a random loot chest in Temple of the Forgotten God 1, part of the random loot generated by the Jester's Bag of HoldingMelf's Minute Meteors
(324g) - sold by Geelo, sold by Kieran Nye (HoW)Monster Summoning I
(324g) - sold by Geelo, dropped by Lizardman King in Dragon's Eye 1, found in a container on Dragon's Eye 4Lightning Bolt
(972g) - sold by Geelo, sold by Orrick in chapter 2, sold by Kieran Nye (HoW)Ice Storm
(1296g) - sold by Geelo, sold by Orrick in chapter 4, found in a container in Anauroch Castle dungeon 4 (TotL)Polymorph Self
(540g) - sold by Geelo, sold by Edion on Burial Isle (HoW)
So...some of these spells won't be available until getting into HoW content, or at least much later in the game.
Most parties are already likely to have one copy of Blur and Monster Summoning I, and another copy of MS I is found on the same floor as Geelo. Same story for Flame Arrow, and you can also receive infinite copies of it from the Jester's Bag of Holding later. Orrick can sell you Lightning Bolt.
This leaves Melf's Minute Meteors, Ice Storm, and Polymorph Self as the three "must-get" spells, if you're so inclined. The rest could also be purchased if you need several copies in your party.
Anyway, that's all. Just wanted to write up an informative post on this guy and my own findings.