baldurs gate 3 drow twins

Baldur’s Gate 3 Drow Twins: Exploring Lore, Strategies, and Character Insights

Baldur’s Gate 3 is not just any ordinary game – it is a captivating experience that combines the thrill of tabletop Dungeons & Dragons with the magic of digital storytelling. As a fan of both D&D and video games, I have been enchanted by the characters and the world brought to life by Larian Studios in their latest creation.

From mystical creatures like myconids to alluring vampires, the world of D&D is a treasure trove of fantastical beings. And within this world, love blossoms in all its forms. Whether you seek cosmic romance or a Twilight-like encounter, there is a romance option to suit every taste.

In all my countless playthroughs of Baldur’s Gate 3, one companion has captured my heart – Astarion. I am infatuated with him. I would sacrifice the lives of all my Tav characters for him, and perhaps even my own. He embodies my deepest desires, evoking memories of my childhood obsession with vampire movies like Fright Night, Interview with the Vampire, and The Lost Boys. If there’s a vampire in a book, film, or game, count me in.

Unfortunately, this means that every subsequent playthrough after my initial encounter with Astarion lacks the spark of a fresh romance. I always choose Astarion and go through the same dialogue options with him. While the cutscenes are captivating, and he is undeniably alluring, I yearn for a touch from someone else. Someone other than the limited romance options in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Two other characters caught my attention, apart from Orin, of course – the Drow twins: Nym and Sorn Orlith. These Seldarine Drow twins, whom you meet in the city brothel, intrigued me. Though you can engage in a wild night with them, involving your companions if desired, I craved something deeper than a transactional relationship.

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In the brief moments I spent with Nym and Sorn, I felt there was untapped depth in their characters. They mentioned escaping the oppressive matriarchy of the Underdark to work in Baldur’s Gate. For both of them, their new lives as sex workers brought fulfillment, with Nym viewing it as a therapeutic journey and Sorn finding it intensely exciting. In other words, he has a taste for the kinky.

Sorn’s wild spirit and desire for freedom reminded me of Astarion. I was instantly captivated by him and his sister, only to be devastated when I realized that building a romance with either of them was impossible.

Imagine if our Tav characters could hear whispers of the twins while exploring the Underdark, or casually meet them for a drink at the Elfsong Tavern, or stumble upon them while wandering around the Blushing Mermaid. Countless unwritten scenarios played in my mind, demonstrating the exceptionally well-written nature of the game. Spending even a fleeting moment with these characters made me fall head over heels for them.

In my own headcanon, my Lolth-Sworn Drow is whisked away by Sorn’s unbridled spirit or finds solace in Nym’s serene embrace. We all crave the connection that Dame Aylin and Isobel Thorm have, and it is disappointing that we can experience a deeper bond with the Emperor, a literal mind flayer, than we can with remarkable characters like Nym or Sorn Orlith.

Yes, it is true that Baldur’s Gate 3 players are thirsty – some might even say too thirsty. Yet, there is no denying that this thirst can easily be quenched with a taste of the Drow twins. Nym describes Sharess’ Caress as an “oasis of calm.” Please, Larian Studios, let me become her or her brother’s new oasis of calm within the unforgiving chaos of the Forgotten Realms.

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