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"I wasn't born a rich idler; I started out as a poor adventurer, like you."
  — Coran circa 1479 DR[7]

Coran was a wandering adventurer and womanizing archer of dubious virtue,[1] who later enjoyed a second life as a politician and wealthy man-about-town.[8]

DescriptionEdit

While most elves were slender or athletic, Coran's exuberance for luxury and excess lent his appearance a certain "pudginess". This was exceptionally apparent in his later years of life.[8]

He wore garish outfits that always drew even more attention to the spectacle that was himself. He decorated himself with rather stylist jewelry.[8]

PersonalityEdit

Throughout his life, Coran had a number of romantic entanglements and flirted shamelessly with any woman he met.[1]

As Coran settled down with age, he settled into the role of a wise, world-weary advisor.[8] Despite his outlandish and less-reputable actions, he was still a good friend to some and often genuinely wanted to help.[9]

ActivitiesEdit

While his younger years were full of adventures and daring escapades, Coran's later years were spent enjoying a certain level of celebrity. He was always invited to lavish parties thrown by the Baldurian patriar.[8]

He enjoyed "guiding" adventurers in a manner that garnered him more wealth and offered him some form of entertainment. He had the audacity to profit off the crime that plagued Baldur's Gate, making bets on the manner that illegal activities played out.[10]

RelationshipsEdit

Some time after the end of the Iron Crisis he began a rather tumultuous relationship with the sultry thief Safana.[11]

Coran unknowingly fathered a half-elf child Namara with a young sorceress named Brielbara in Baldur's Gate after a brief fling.[1] He also had a son named Krydle, who wound up becoming a great adventurer in his own right.[4]

HistoryEdit

In the Year of the Banner, 1368 DR Coran was hired by Kelddath Ormlyr to hunt a "great winged dragon" in the Cloakwood forest. After given the description of the beast having a barbed tail, Coran knew he was actually hunting wyverns but accepted the bounty regardless.[1]

After spending some time in Baldur's Gate again, he ventured south to Tethyr in the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR. He relocated back to his cabin in the Forest of Tethir and reconnected with his love Safana. Having eloped at her request, Safana attempted to use her and Coran's acquaintance with Abdel Adrian to draw the Bhaalspawn to a trap involving Lanfear and her pack of wolfweres.[12]

Over the years Coran came to become a permanent resident of Baldur's Gate. He garnered a number of favors from among the Baldurain patriars. By the Year of the Ageless One, 1479 DR, Coran became an upstanding citizen of the city, having joined the Parliament of Peers.[8]

He briefly met the mysteriously resurrected Minsc at a revel thrown by some of the city's nobles[4] and shared the knowledge of Minsc's return with Ulder Ravengard.[13]

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AppearancesEdit

Adventures
Comics
Video games

Behind the ScenesEdit

In the Baldur's Gate computer game Coran is voiced by Brian George.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 BioWare (December 1998). Designed by James Ohlen. Baldur's Gate. Black Isle Studios.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Matthew Sernett, Chris Sims (August 20, 2013). “Monster Statistics”. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Matthew Sernett, Chris Sims (August 20, 2013). “Monster Statistics”. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jim Zub (March 2015). “Legends of Baldur's Gate 5”. Legends of Baldur's Gate #5 (IDW Publishing).
  5. Jim Zub (January 2015). “Legends of Baldur's Gate 4”. Legends of Baldur's Gate #4 (IDW Publishing).
  6. Matthew Sernett, Chris Sims (August 20, 2013). “Monster Statistics”. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  7. Ed Greenwood, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter (August 20, 2013). “Murder in Baldur's Gate”. In Dawn J. Geluso ed. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast), p. 17. ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Ed Greenwood, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter (August 20, 2013). “Campaign Guide”. In Dawn J. Geluso ed. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast), p. 38. ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  9. Ed Greenwood, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter (August 20, 2013). “Murder in Baldur's Gate”. In Dawn J. Geluso ed. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12. ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  10. Ed Greenwood, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter (August 20, 2013). “Campaign Guide”. In Dawn J. Geluso ed. Murder in Baldur's Gate (Wizards of the Coast), p. 39. ISBN 0-7869-6463-4.
  11. Beamdog (March 2016). Designed by Philip Daigle, et al. Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. Beamdog.
  12. BioWare (September 2000). Designed by James Ohlen, Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Black Isle Studios.
  13. Jim Zub (March 2015). “Legends of Baldur's Gate 5”. Legends of Baldur's Gate #5 (IDW Publishing).

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