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Irenicus-  Do You See? by DeadlyObsession Irenicus-  Do You See? by DeadlyObsession
Please fullview! Boo demands it! =)

Imoen witnessing Irenicus cutting open Khalids body and telling this to Jaheira who he was the husband of. Minsc is there too for good measure.

SUMMARY:- The party from the last Balders Gate game are kidnapped and awaken in the prisons of an evil man named Irenicus who has been experimenting or torturing the poor captives. There is a disturbance and Imoen breaks free, freeing the Potragonist, followed by Jaheira and Minsc. Minsc tells of how his lover Dynaheir was slain in front of his eyes, while the party still seeks Khalid, Jaheira's husband in the dungeon.

But then, they find him dead. Tortured. Cut open. Jaheira is at shock, and Imoen then reveals she saw everything that happened. Irenicus showed her, cutting her own ally open in sheer madness.

Balders Gate 2, otherwise the WRPG equivalent of Final Fantasy. The most beautiful game I've ever played in terms of story, character development, interesting characters and pretty fun gameplay.

I painted this based on the scene. Khalid and Jaheira were a wonderful couple, and it was sad to see Khalid had died in the second game.

I drew Slayer on the side too =)

Drawn while listening to Within Temptation and Nightwish.

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Script from the game this was based on (Thanks to Rhys's transcribed version)

The four of them moved into the next room, defeating more mephits in the process. On a table at the far end lay a body, horribly slashed. Everyone moved towards the table, drawn by a gruesome curiosity. Jaheira suddenly gave a horrified gasp of recognition.

"Kha...Khalid? Khalid! No...this...this is an illusion...a dream...a bad dream. Where are the mirrors...the switches to pull to...to show where he is hidden. Khalid...Damn...damn you...Damn you! I will have the heart of who has done this! I will tear their blackened heart from their...I will...I... no."

Rolanna was nearly as shocked. "This isn't real, is it? He couldn't be dead?"

"Shut up! No more words! Words are nothing!"

"A brave man has fallen here," said Minsc, holding little Boo towards Jaheira, "but that is no cause to hurl insults at the living. Here, Boo shall comfort you."

"Imbecile!" screamed Jaheira. "Affront to nature! What do you and your rodent know! What can you know!! No words! No more words!! Save your speeches, save your proverbs!! The only voice I wish to hear is...is dead!! No more!! No...No... Sil...Silvanus guide the light...to the source. Take this man to what he justly deserves. By...nature's will, what was given is returned, what was turmoil is now...is now peace. Khalid of my heart, let my love...my love guide the way.... We...we must hurry before we are noticed. We must get out of this...this grave...and seek the light above. Let us go."

Rolanna wondered if there was nothing to be done for Khalid. "There may be a way to get him returned to life. Should we not try?"

"He...Khalid...is dead, and has been so for some time! Beyond a point there can be no raising, especially when the body has been...has been desecrated! We live in a time of miracles, and nature allows the rebirth of many that have passed beyond the vale, but there is a time when...when it is better to let go." Rolanna would have been willing to try more, to attempt to carry the body with them hoping for a miracle once they left this prison. However, she was willing to follow what Jaheira wanted.

"Then we will not disturb his body further. We will honor his loss with future deeds."

"That is the way of things. There will be...there will be payment for this crime, and I shall not rest until it is collected. When we are able, there will be.... Enough. I would leave this place."

"Jaheira," Imoen began carefully, "I want to say how sorry I am about Khalid...I...know this is hard...."

"No, you do not know. This is not the time for this conversation, child."

"Stop calling me child," said Imoen, a touch of harshness hardening her manner. "I'm as old as Rolanna, and besides, I can tell you that Khalid did not suffer."

"What are you babbling about, Imoen? I am not in the mood."

"I'm not babbling! I saw him do this! Khalid was dead when our captor started...doing those things to him!"

"You saw this? You watched as it was done?"

"He...he showed me. He cut and...and showed me. He forced my eyes open and made me look as he...."

"Stop, I don't want to hear this."

"He said I should see, so I would understand, but I don't know what he wanted! He would cut and say 'Do you see?' Cut and say 'Do you see?' "

"Be quiet, child! No more!"
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Nicolaas-G Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
I miss this game, waking up to Imoen saying Hey you, hey you, wake up...escaping the dungeon right to ending Irenicus. I loved Suldanesselar...gonna start playing again soon... Love this work, brings back memories...
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DeadlyObsession Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remembered this game from my childhood, and I picked up and played again just yesterday. I never managed to finish it in my youth, but I remember the writing being some of the best stuff I've read.
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Nicolaas-G Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
It's the most epic game ever. They're doing a complete remake on it now too. Can't wait ^^
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Railkune Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Artist
I have reasons to be scared now. ._. Nice creepy work ~
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DeadlyObsession Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks =)
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