You will find him in the "Black Eye" Tavern. Get close to his and the group of drunkards. You will hear that they do not like Mantides very much. At the end you will be able to:
1. Calm him down - drunkards will go away [Mantides: influence +1].
2. Irritate him - Mantides will fight with drunkards [Mantides: influence -1].
3. Wait - Mantides will calm down, and drunkards will go away.
After this scene Mantides will come to you and after a short talk he will join your team.
- Level: 8
- Race: Human
- Class: Fighter
- Character: Neutral Good
- Attributes: Strength 17 / Dexterity 14 / Constitution 14 / Intelligence 10 / Wisdom 12 / Charisma 14
- Abilities: Parry +7, Taunt +13, Wisdom +11, Intimidate +13
Quest: The Fate of Mantides
Quest given by: From Mantides, after the first talk.
Depending on your choices, Mantides can become a Shar Champion or...
... Lathander Paladin.
Shar Champion: After the first visit on Arena (look for some details into the Arena chapter) Dorn will approach Mantides. Your friend will fight with him. If you will advise him to kill Dorn and Mantides will do it [Mantides: influence -2] - then after the fight Shar priestess will come to him and she will tell him that Velisha want to talk to him. You find her in the Undergate, in the Dark Lady's Promise. Velisha will want Mantides to become a Shar Champion. If you will advise him to do so or you will not have a high influence on him then Mantides will accept this proposition. He will receive a new equipment: set of armor. [Armor class: 8; Maximum Dexterity bonus: 1; Resistance: Cold 15 / -; Bonus to AC: +3 (armor); Darkvision]; Two-handed sword +3 [On hit: Level drain ST=18].
Paladin: After the first visit on Arena (look for some details into the Arena chapter) Dorn will approach Mantides. Your friend will fight with him. If you will advise him not to kill Dorn and Mantides will do it [Mantides: influence +2] he will have a chance to become a paladin. This will be possible and the end of the game. When he will be good and during the quest: The Curse of the Mask, Mantides will find himself in the situation, when he will summon undead named Sir Peregrim for a duel. He will kill him and Lathander will give him a second chance, making him paladin once again. His equipment will be changed too: Full Plate Mantides Armor [Bonus to AC: +3 (Armor); Only for: Paladin; Use: Heal (11)]; Two-handed sword +3 [Magic Resistance: 24; On hit: Dispel Magic ST=20; Special bonus to attacks against: Bad 2k4; Special bonus for upgrade for attacks against: Bad +5; Only for: Paladin; Use: Protection from Evil].