Dove's Baldur's Gate Campaign
The Beloved Ranger
A statue of a powerful warrior in plate armor stands in the Wide. Far from being the typical grim guardian, this warrior wears an enthusiastic grin and cradles a hamster in his hands. The late Orburt Lewel, an eccentric textiles merchant, erected the statue about seventy years ago. According to legend, the featured figure is Minsc, a dull-witted but brave warrior of Rashemen who saved Lewel’s life from some forgotten danger. The hamster is Boo. a pet that Minsc referred to as a “giant pygmy space hamster.”
The quirky statue is a favorite landmark and meeting spot in the ever-changing sea of market stalls, both because it’s easy to spot and because Baldur’s Gate loves its peculiar characters.