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"Virgil is on hand from the moment you crawl out of the ruins of the Zephyr. He knows a bit of the legends of the Panarii, and is a bit over-excited about the fact that you seem to be the reincarnation of a very important Elf. You don’t have to ask Virgil to follow you: you can be pretty sure he’s yours until you tell him to go away. His most useful talent is healing . . . allowing you to focus on other skills if you like. He appreciates being given good armour and weapons.”


Virgil can be found next to the player and the burning wreckage of the blimp at the Crash Site at the game's beginning.


Virgil is Panarii initiate, very new to the religion. He will attempt some confused exposition, but he is quite clear that he wishes to help the player.


Virgil will join the player under any conditions.

Special Follower Considerations[]

  • Virgil will leave the party when business is concluded in T'sen-Ang if the player is perusing The Main Quest
  • Virgil can then be found again later in the basement of The Sobbing Onion in Caladon
  • However he will be dead, so bring a resurrection device or use one found in one of the chests there


  • Virgil has a running travelogue for most places for which the player travels
  • He also provides hints of what to do next at each new stage of the story
  • If resurrected, then Virgil becomes Zen Virgil with new dialogue and a serene attitude
  • If the player branches to the Evil Path then after business is concluded in T'sen-Ang he becomes Surly Virgil with new dialogue and a petulant attitude
  • He will interact with the following characters:
  • He has special dialogue in too many places and situations to mention

Levelling Scheme[]

Virgil is basically a combat medic with the skills of Melee, Dodge, and Heal, and uses magickal spells in the college of Necromantic White.
Show Details

  • White Necro 1
  • Heal 1
  • Max HPs 36
  • Dodge 1
  • Melee 1
  • Pick Locks 1
  • Dodge 1
  • Melee 2
  • White Necro 2
  • Heal 2
  • Dodge 2
  • Max HPs 62
  • Melee 3
  • White Necro 3
  • Heal 3
  • Pick Locks 2
  • Dodge 3
  • Max HPs 90
  • Melee 4
  • White Necro 4
  • Heal 4
  • Dodge 4
  • Max HPs 106
  • Melee 5
  • White Necro 5
  • Heal 5
  • Pick Locks 3
  • Dodge 5
  • Max HPs 200



Virgil is a conflicted soul with a dark past. After hitting rock bottom, he was rescued by a Panarii priest, the Elder Joachim. Hoping to change Virgil's path, Joachim has assigned him to the the player as their guide and protector. Virgil's future is now closely tied to the choices and decisions that the player makes.


Unless a player goes hard-core tech on their first playthrough, it is highly recommended to recruit and keep Virgil from beginning to end. He is by far the story's main NPC, and an all around loyal, useful, and informative companion.