Who the hell is Volo? Those who are unfamiliar with the Dungeons & Dragons met Volo for the first time in Baldur’s Gate 3. Volo is a friendly well groomed story teller, an interesting character. He also performs an interesting tadpole surgery on the eye, which I will talk about that later. The thing is, Volo is much more than that and interesting character in Dungeons & Dragons. He was also in the Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2.
In order to understand Volo, we need to go back to the D&D book, Volo’s Guide to Monsters. Open this book and check out the disclaimer section. It says exact these words:
Wizards of the Coast does not vouch for, guarantee, or provide any promise regarding the validity of the information provided in this volume by Volothamp Geddarm. Do not trust Volo. Do not go on a quest offered by Volo. Do not listen to Volo. Avoid being seen with him for risk of guilt by association. If Volo appears in your campaign, your DM is undoubtedly trying to kill your character in a manner that can blamed on your own actions. The DM is probably trying to do that anyway, but with Volo’s appearance, you know for sure…
Well well well, would you look at that. No wonder Volo took our main characters eye in an experimental surgery.
Volo Eye Baldur’s Gate 3
Volo isn’t a doctor. Therefore I wouldn’t let him perform a surgery on my eye. Especially not with a pickaxe…
Curiosity kills the cat. Those who are curios let him do the job, as well as myself. Unfortunately, the process ends up in Tav losing an eye.
It is pretty interesting to watch, funny content. However, your Tav gets a permanent negatif buff.
Volo’s Experimental Treatment
Eye socket damaged by Volo’s experiment. -1 to intelligence, disadvantage to perception checks, and cannot make critical hits. (Remains permanently.)
The worst thing about it is the -1 intelligence. Makes you feel bad about yourself. 🙁
Thankfully Volo gives a magical artifact as an apology, Volo’s Ersatz Eye.
Volo’s Ersatz Eye
It is a replacement for your missing eye.
While the ersatz eye is embedded in your eye socket, you can see through the tiny orb as though it were a normal eye. Can’t be removed once inserted.
A hollow bead of white glass, carefully painted to resemble a realistic eye. Its tarnished brass fittings hum with a tinge of magic. (Story item.)
Volo’s ersatz eye gives +1 charisma to wearer. Not a good deal yet it is best used on warlock characters. Little side note, ersatz is a German word for replacement.
Here is the video of tadpole extraction performed by Volo:
I shouldn’t even let him enter my camp…
Thank you for reading my take on camp follower Volo. Do tell me your thoughts on him and his surgical operation. Good bye for now!