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There is truth, and there is the perception of it. You will find out later which of the two has been the helmsman of the course you steer.
Zandalor speaking with last Dragon Knight in Divinity II: Ego Draconis

Zandalor the Wise[1] is a wizard of great importance throughout most of the Divinity series. He first appeared in Divine Divinity seeking Marked Ones before allying with Lucian against the Black Ring. His next appearance was in Child of the Chaos, raising concerns about Lucian's decision to raise Damian. He is a prominent character in Divinity II: Dragon Knight Saga, appearing in both Ego Draconis and Flames of Vengeance. His most recent mainline appearance was in Divinity: Original Sin, although he has also made a brief appearance in Divinity: Original Sin II Godwoken.

Background[]

One of the many wizards who took part in the wizard wars alongside Maxos and Bellegar, Zandalor is one of the longest living humans on Rivellon.[2] Little is known of his life between the war and 4 AR when he had become the last of his kind and the keeper of the Source; keeper of its memory. After he had spent his lifetime to preserve Rivellon, he took up residence in Silverglen, but now he fears that his private affairs have done more to harm it.

Zandalor was the Sorcerer who trained the White Witch Icara and her sister, the Conduit Leandra. He was in a relationship with both of them, but finally chose Icara. This is the reason why Leandra cut the soul forge between Icara and fled, and got corrupted by the Void.

He tried to keep Leandra from entering the First Garden to open the Godbox and free the Void Dragon. But Leandra and her Death Knights ambushed him and he was near death.[3]

His next known appearance is in 1218 AD where he encounters Lucian who is near death after being attacked by the dragon rider John, near Aleroth. His objective is to gather the Marked Ones, as they are the only people who can oppose the Black Ring's plans. After two of the Marked Ones are killed by the Black Ring, he takes the Lucian - the last Marked One - to the old chambers of the Council of Seven, where he seeks to reform the Council so he can make the hero into the Divine One.

After reforming the Council, Zandalor successfully carries out the ritual to start the Hero's transition into the Divine One, but before he and the Council can bring them back to life, Duke Janus Ferol arrives. Revealing his true demonic form, he kills the entire Council except for Zandalor (who he wanted to save for last) and Kroxy (who was playing dead). He escaped the Council chambers with the help of Arhu, who was hiding nearby.

In the two months following their escape, Zandalor and Arhu encounter Lucian again whilst fighting some Black Ring imps. Zandalor urges the now Divine One to stop the Demon as soon as possible, directing them to the dragon known as Patriarch. Zandalor with Arhu are at the exit of the Demon's lair awaiting Lucian's return to find he is carrying the baby Damian in their arms. Zandalor questions Lucian's decision to save and raise the babe, expressing concern over the babe's latent demon power.[4][5]

After the Divine One's rise to power, Zandalor became Lucian's main advisor. It was he who first felt the dark teachings of Ygerna and warned Lucian, leading to her capture and execution. When the war started Zandalor pleaded with Lucian that Damian had gone too far and had to be put down. Lucian however, like before, couldn't bring himself to kill Damian and left Damian behind in Nemesis, much to Zandalor's dismay.[5][6]

When Damian returned in 1244 AD and started a new war, Zandalor fought alongside the armies of Rivellon. However, when news of Lucian's death reached his ears Zandalor was greatly saddened. Nevertheless, many years later when a Dragon Knight was cornered by Slayers, Zandalor teleported in and defended the knight allowing it to escape. This made the slayers accuse Zandalor of treason and being a dragon sympathizer causing his fall from grace and flight into hiding.[7]

Zandalor first appears before the Slayer in Broken Valley they met the last dragon knight, Talana. He speaks of the powers and responsibility given to the Slayer by Talana. He appears for the second time within the entrance hall of the Maxos Temple, reminding the Knight of the role Ygerna will play, whilst indirectly comparing the Knight to the late Divine. Later, he appears a at Sentinel Island to explain a few things about the tower. He is met once again in Aleroth, where he needs the Slayer's help closing the rifts and aids them to obtain the shield needed to journey into the Hall of Echoes. Like the Dragon Knight, Zandalor was also deceived by Ygerna and helped bring her back to life, assuming it would kill Damian due to their improper soul forging.[8]

Whilst the Dragon Knight is in the Hall of Echoes, the Black Ring besieged Aleroth, Zandalor in an attempt to hold the siege line disables one of the barriers around Behrlihn's prison and repurposes it to stop the city's destruction. He tells general Augustus to search for Behrlihn, who in turn sends Rhode to try and find him, but Bellegar opposes his goal; he points out that Zandalor was also certain of his plan to bring Ygerna back to life, and that bringing back Behrlihn could cause more harm than good once more.

At the end of the Dragon Knight Saga, Zandalor stands by Lucian as the Divine One returns from Plane of Hypnerotomachia.

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Divinity II: Developer's Cut[]

Ego Draconis[]

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Mindread
  • When encountered at Aleroth's Ministry in the Great Market district, you can tell Zandalor that you "must do other things first" at the end of your initial conversation concerning the rifts. This allows you to talk to him again, this time with an option to Mindread him.
ExpThoughtNotes
300
I cannot believe it! Here is hope. Hope to destroy Damian. I shall guide you well, Dragon!
When first met.
3600
We are close to our goal, but you can never be too strong. So here, take some of my powers.
Grants the Knight two skill points
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  • Come to No Harm - you must prevent Zandalor from being attacked to complete the quest

Flames of Vengeance[]

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  • To Find a Wizard - Zandalor, through general Augustus, asks the Dragon Knight to seek out Behrlihn in order to obtain Eye of the Patriarch or device of similar power.
  • Zeppelin Escort - Zandalor advises Dragon Knight during their assault on Black Ring armada

Original Sin[]

  • At the final stage of the quest Follow the Wizard, you can meet Zandalor in the Source Temple of the Dark Forest. His amulet is made of the last Star Stone that enables the Protagonists to enter the last zone in the End of Time; The First Garden. The Protagonists confront the Void Dragon in this place. Also, by the power of the activated Star Stone, Zandalor recovers his health.
  • He cheers up the Protagonists when they enter the First Garden to confront the Void Dragon.
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