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Stuff from the BG novels? Nothing. The novels are ignored.
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1368 DR Year of the Banner
— Seeking vengeance against his people, Joneleth “The Exile” orchestrates a conflict between the drow of Ust Natha and the elf settlement of Suldanes-sellar. Joneleth unleashes Bhaal’s avatar, the Ravager, upon Suldanessellar while he taps the powers of the Tree of Life, seeking immortality. Abdel Adrian
companions confront Joneleth, known to them as the mage Jon Irenicus. As the battle rages and the elf city burns, Queen Ellesime and a few survivors flee to Myth Rhynn.
— The city of Saradush is briefly occupied by Calishite forces before being besieged by a mercenary army under the command of the fire giant Yaga Shura. The giant commander is defeated by the Bhaal-spawn Abdel Adrian
, but Saradush is left a smoking ruin in the wake of the conflict.
You're making things up to fit your argument while all the while ignoring the actual point. You're in denial. I've had enough of this nonsense. You're wrong.
Then where did Corran, Neera, in-game Minsc come from? Game Minsc is canon now. And by extension his in-game exploits. Since those are mentioned in recent official products. Dynaheir is mentioned too, actually. None of these are in the novels.
It is you who are ignoring things, mate.
What happened here is that WOTC did a kind of retconn with BG, in order to cash in on Minsc's popularity.
It is, as you say, stupid as hell. I never disputed that. Since they also stuffed that rotten Neera character into the mix, they are working with Beamdog on "changing the canon". Beamdog has been talking about making BG3 for quite awhile now. BG3 is their main goal. WOTC pushing game-Minsc into all kinds of products lately speaks volumes. He is going to be in BG3. Mark my words.
Seen Beamdog employees (Julius + others) pushing a narrative that the games are canon as well.
One thing is very clear though. The BG novels are being completely ignored by WOTC these days. None of their products support the novesl, but they are supporting the games.
Have to agree with Hickory - they've taken some ideas from the games and made them canon - that's not the same as saying the games are canon. They'd have to make everything from the games canon for the games to be canon - and that would include killing Tamoko and convincing her to leave. So is she Schrodinger's NPC? Among other things.
Every playthrough is a little/lot different.
What they've done is taken the same basic story - made some choices - and made that
Which is what I have been saying. They have moved away from the novels, and moved a lot more towards the games. They don't put anything in official products unless it is canon. Corran, Neera, Minsc, Dynaheir etc are in\mentioned in official products now. They were only in the games before, not in the novels.