Brynnlaw | The Asylum | The City of Caverns
Outside Area | First Floor | Irenicus' Laboratory | Candlekeep - The Dream | The Dungeon, First Level | The Dungeon, Second Level | The Dungeon, Third Level | The Dungeon, the Tests
THE ASYLUM, FIRST FLOOR
The first time you arrive here, if you entered with the Wardstone to the Asylum, the "Coordinator" takes you on a little tour, of course ending with him revealing himself as Jon Irenicus. If you were confined by the Pirate Lord, you will have a bit of time to speak to the inmates before the "Coordinator" turns up on the scene and springs his trap on you.
You can speak a bit to the inmates. If you speak to Wanev, the former Coordinator of the Asylum, he will give you a "Memo" with a very cryptic text. Aphril can see through planes, and if you speak to her repeatedly, she may tell you of a scarred immortal speaking to a pillar of skulls (a little Planescape: Torment-related easter egg:-)). Another inmate is a crazy Gnome named Tiax who should be known to you if you have played the original Baldur's Gate game where he was a joinable NPC. And if you speak a couple of times to Dradeel, he will give you a recipe for cookies (worth a few gold pieces from a merchant. I have found no other use for it).
And finally you will find Imoen, though she seems quite beyond herself.
Of course all of this ends with the "Coordinator", aka. Jon Irenicus, springing his trap on you. He casts a spell on you which takes away your Bhaal essence and casts you into a Dream of Candlekeep, after which Bodhi throws you into the First Level of the Asylum Dungeon.
You will be back on this level after your visit to the Asylum Dungeon. The map shows the location of items and people at this time.