Thursday, April 6, 2017

Companions of the Nameless One

Gather your party. Sigil awaits.
Planescape: Torment is known for many things; the strange setting, dark theme, rich story, and memorable companions. While travelling, you may encounter a ghostly guard with a distorted sense of justice, an imprisoned mad sorcerer cursed to burn eternally, a succubus who runs an intellectually brothel, and more! Read on to discover who your possible companions are in Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition!

Warning: Article contains spoilers

Morte only takes 25% of physical damage plus this skull packs a mean bite.
The floating skull Morte is the first companion to join The Nameless One and your introduction to the weirdness of Planescape. Morte is the source of PST:EE’s humor, even his special ability reflects that: hurled insults cause opponents their lose temper and get to-hit and damage penalties.

Morte is voiced by Rob Paulsen, whom Baldur’s Gate fans may recognize as voices of Kivan and Anomen.

Dak’kon wields Zerth Blade - a weapon shaped by its user's will. Based on Dak’kon’s morale and fighter levels, the Zerth Blade will acquire special effects and enhancements.
Fighter/mage Dak’kon is githzerai, a race whose people live in Limbo where the form of matter itself can be held together by concentration. Dak'kon is a scholar of githzerai mysticism, and travels to better understand the special teachings hidden in the Circle of Zerthimon. A player character with high Wisdom should read the Unbroken Circle of Zerthimon, found in Dak'kon's backpack, and discuss its contents with Dak'kon to discover the history of githzerai.

Mitch Pileggi, best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files, voiced Dak’kon.

Annah grew up in the Hive and knows all the ins and outs of this place.

Annah-of-the-Shadows, also known simply as Annah, is a tiefling (part human, part demon) rogue. She is one of the more notable voices in Planescape as she speaks in the thick accent of the cant, a mix of rhyming slang and local dialect native to Sigil. 

Through initially abrasive, Annah is sincerely attracted to the Nameless One, although she'll be hard pressed to admit it. With Annah, you get a chance to understand the tiefling's point of view of Planescape. She sees Sigil as harsh and unforgiving, but at the same time, it's home. Affairs of the hearth are difficult for Annah, making this usually brash and insulting tiefling become confused and hesistant.

Annah is voiced by Sheena Easton, a Grammy-award winning Scottish singer recognized for such hits as "Morning Train," "For Your Eyes Only," "Strut" and "Sugar Walls."

The Nameless One can’t become a priest in PST:EE, so Fall-from-Grace is vital to the party.

Fall-from-Grace is a succubus, a tanar'ri created to seduce mortals. And yet, Fall-from-Grace chose to follow a different path instead. She is the only party member who can use divine magic to heal companions. But it won’t be easy to find her, you first must speak to all nine intellectual "prostitutes" in the Brothel of Slating Intellectual Lusts. The lore skill is Fall-from-Grace's specialization and can identify many magical items thus saving you copper and the need to use spells. 

Jennifer Hale, well-known to Baldur's Gate fans as Dynaheir and Mazzy, voiced Fall-from-Grace.

Like fire spells? You’ll love Ignus!
Ignus is an insane magician who tried to set fire to all of Sigil. He has been doomed by other magicians to burn eternally. Speak with Ignus to learn the secrets of his past and to make sacrifices to flame. In battle Ignus flings fire and casts fire-based spells. Ignus cannot equip or wear any kind of armor or tattoos, but his high constitution score allows to regenerate lost health. Ignus is, of course, immune to fire attacks and spells.

Ignus is voiced by Charlie Adler, known for voicing Buster Bunny in Tiny Toon Adventures.

Nordom is able to recognize portals which are hidden from the eyes – as soon as Nordom is near a portal, you’ll immediately hear usual “Portal detected”.
Nordom Whistleklik, or Nordom, is a Modron – a mechanical creature from the logical and lawful plane of Mechanus, where Law and Order are taken to extreme. Nordom is the only party member who use missile weapons – in this case, two crossbows. Nordom a hidden character. Here’s a hint to find him: visit the Curiosity Shop and check the list of exotic items there.

Dan Castellaneta, famous his long-running role as Homer Simpson The Simpsons, voiced Nordom.

Haunted armor, helmet and axe. Vhailor's favored weapon is the executioner's axe, "Final Judgement".
Vhailor is a restless spirit inhabiting the rusting armor of a Mercykiller. There’s only one truth for Vhailor – justice, and he’s ready to cast judgement on everyone. He is a fighter with powerful attacks, a substantial supply of hit points, and resistances to both physical and magical attacks. You can find Vhailor later in the game in a magically sealed prison cell.

Vhailor is voiced by Keith David, known for his role as Childs in John Carpenter's The Thing. Vhailor's Helm appears in Baldur's Gate 2, and grants Simulacrum once per day.

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