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Sothillis, or Sythillis, was an ogre mage who attacked the southern cities of Amn in West Faerûn.[2]


In 1370 DR, Sythillis along with Cyrvisnea, led an army of goblins, kobolds, ogres, hill giants and worshipers of Cyric in attacks upon southern Amn.[2] At the end of their campaign, they assaulted the city of Murann and captured gold from Maztica.[2] The army numbered in almost 3,000 soldiers.[3] As of 1374 DR, the force still inhabited the city.[2]


While he is a renowned leader, Sothillis is greatly feared for his cruel actions.[3]


With mottled green skin and jet black hair, Sythillis is a giant among even the ogre-magi, standing just under 16 feet (4.8m) tall and weighing nearly two tons.[1] His short, red horns are encircled in mithral-laced arcane runes.[4]


Among Sothillis's possessions are Kingscar, Blue lightning, a medallion of thoughts and a ring of evasion.[4]



In Baldur's Gate 1 a letter from the Iron Throne leader Rieltar to Davaeorn references the "Sythillisian uprising" in Amn as a reason why Amn will not act to stop the Iron Crisis.[5]

In Baldur's Gate 2, a player can be rewarded with a shield from Madulf, (for brokering an alliance between Madulf's group and the people of Imnesvale,) who claims it is from Sythillis' army.

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According to a tavern rumor, Sothillis was also a Bhaalspawn whom was killed by a fire giant (presumably Yaga-Shura).[6] Obviously, this is non-canonical as Sothillis is still active well into 1374 DR.


Referential DiscrepanciesEdit

FRCS lists this character as being named Sythillis, with his empire being referred to as the Sythillisian Empire.[2] In the Power of Faerûn, the sourcebook calls him Sothillis and makes reference to the Sothillisian Empire.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 41. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 43. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 42. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.
  5. The letters item code is Scrl2U. Its found in Baldur's Gate 1 at the bottom of the Cloakwood Mines.
  6. BioWare (2001). James OhlenKevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Throne of BhaalBlack Isle Studios.
  7. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 40. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.

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