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Planescape: Torment is a computer role-playing game developed by Black Isle Studios, released in 1999. It is heavily story-driven and based on 2nd-edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. The game is set in the Planescape Campaign Setting, mainly in Sigil, the believed center of the multiverse.[note 1] However, the player character can travel to many different places within the multiverse, such as the Nine Hells and Carceri. In 2017, Beamdog released an enhanced edition of the game, featuring numerous upgrades.

Planescape: Torment was built with the same engine as the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale series of games, both of which were set in the Forgotten Realms. There are cross-references between certain characters and events between the games.[note 2]

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CharactersEdit

Protagonist
Nameless One
Companions
Morte
Other
Dak'kon • Deionarra • Dhall • Ei-Vene • Pox • Ravel Puzzlewell • Soego • Vaxis • VecnaVhailor
Referenced only
Gith

CreaturesEdit

aasimarabishai (black, green, red) • baatezubariaurcollectorconstructcornugoncranium ratdabusdevaghoulgithzeraiglabrezuhumanlemuremodronnupperiboshadowskeletonsuccubustanar'ritieflingvargouillewereratzombie
Referenced only
giantgithyanki

LocationsEdit

Buildings & Sites
Mortuary
Landmarks
Pillar of Skulls
Places
AbyssAvernusCarceriInner PlanesMechanusNine HellsOuter PlanesOutlandsSigil

MagicEdit

Spells
acid stormaidantimagic shellarmorball lightningblindnessblurcall lightningchromatic orbcloudkillcone of coldconflagrationconfusioncure critical woundscure light woundscure moderate woundscure serious woundscursedetect evilflame walkforce missilesfriendsglobe of invulnerabilityhealhold undeadhorrorice knifeidentifyknockluckmagic missilemeteor storm bombardmentpower word, blindpower word, killprayerprotection from evilraise deadremove curseshieldspeak with deadspellspiritual hammerTasha's unbearable derisive laughtervampiric touch

OrganizationsEdit

Dustmen • MercykillersThe Pandemonium • Revolutionary League • Society of Sensation

MiscellaneousEdit

Books
Tome of Bone and Ash
Materials
charcoalmarble
Metals & Alloys
copperironsteel (green)
Substances
embalming fluid
Weapons
daggerhammer
Referenced only
formaldehyde • vinegar

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NotesEdit

  1. For the sake of relevance to Realms, only characters, creatures, spells etc., common to Forgotten Realms sources are mentioned in this article.
  2. There are several references between this game and those of the Forgotten Realms setting. For example, one of the inmates of Spellhold in Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Aphril, saw through the planes and made references to the Nameless One and the ruler of Sigil. Another example is Deidre of the Adventurer Mart in Athkatla. She sells many pieces of magical equipment from characters in Planescape: Torment. Some examples are: Vhailor's helm, Dak'kon's blade, and Vecna's robe. A lot of items found on the Prime Material plane came from societies of Sigil (the main city featured in Planescape: Torment). Examples are: a Mercykiller Faction ring, an amulet from the Society of Sensation and a halberd of Harmonium captains. There are many other references and nods from the Baldur's Gate series to Planescape: Torment.

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